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Added by Trevor Lee Smith on November 1, 2017 at 12:16pm — No Comments
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski--A story within a story within a story, centering around a house that's bigger on the inside. This was easily the most frightening book I've ever read, as well as the most immersive--the layout of the text actually draws the reader into the experience. If you're like me and usually prefer…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 31, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
If you've ever read Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, you'll remember the heroine obsessing over some "horrid" books, but did you know that the books she mentioned were real novels, popular during Austen's day? Read some of these Gothic novels for yourself and see how they compare to today's horror novels.
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 30, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
Here are some of our favorite spooky chapter books.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman--The story of a boy raised by ghosts and other supernatural beings. Like a Halloween version of the Jungle Book. Check it out at the Corydon or Lanesville branches of HCPL, or…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 29, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
We have works by Edgar Allan Poe in all of our library branches, as well as on Overdrive, where you can read them online or download them to your Kindle or another eReader. If you would like an ebook to keep, check out …Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 28, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
Not suitable for today's children!
"Bluebeard" by Charles Perrault--"Beauty and the Beast" but with serial killers! Read it here or ask at the Children's Desk for a copy in one of our fairy tale books.
"The Vampire" by Alexander…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 27, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) was one of the three great Weird writers, alongside his friends H.P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard (the latter being most famous for his Conan the Barbarian stories). Smith's Weird stories fall into three major "series":
Zothique is a lost continent withering under a dying sun, populated by dark wizards and ancient gods, with a…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 26, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
Added by Trevor Lee Smith on October 25, 2017 at 4:25pm — No Comments
Become more literate while scaring yourself silly!Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 25, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
How many of these classic horror movies did you know started off as books?
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (1954)--This apocalyptic horror novel has been turned into a movie several times, including 1964's The Last Man On Earth (starring Vincent Price), 1971's The Omega Man (starring Charlton Heston), and 2007's I Am…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 24, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
Because if Lovecraft thought they were scary, they must be good.
Follow the links to read these free public domain classics. All are available for eReaders such as Kindles and Nooks, or on your computer screen, from Project Gutenberg, as well as free audiobooks from …Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 23, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Out of what crypt they crawl, I cannot tell,
But every night I see the rubbery things,
Black, horned, and slender, with membraneous wings,
And tails that bear the bifid barb of hell.
They come in legions on the north wind’s swell,
With obscene clutch that titillates and…
Added by Eden Ransdell on October 21, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Added by Trevor Lee Smith on October 18, 2017 at 11:16am — No Comments
Added by Trevor Lee Smith on October 18, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments
We have programs available for birth through 18 years old. What program is right for your child?…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on September 11, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Party with us today. Monday, Aug. 21, and view the astronomical event of the century, the Great American Eclipse. Each library branch location is hosting a viewing party. Drop in anytime from 12:30 - 4 pm to participate. The Maximum eclipse should be approximately 2:25-2:27 pm. Don't be late.
We have pinhole projectors and eclipse glasses to share. Crafts will be available for little ones to create and commemorate the event.
Call for more…Continue
Added by Alisa Burch on August 21, 2017 at 8:48am — No Comments
This is a human eye with a permanently burned retina.
If you look at the eclipse without proper protection, it could soon be yours. Are you paying attention yet? (Picture from …Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on August 15, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
A pinhole projector is the simplest and safest way to view the eclipse, and you probably already have the materials lying around your house! Here are some examples of various styles you can put together.
(Image from Nurturestore.co.uk)…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on August 8, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
If you will be using solar eclipse glasses to view the eclipse on August 21, make sure they are real before you trust your vision with them! Safe solar glasses should have have the ISO 12312-2 standard printed on them as well as the name of a reputable manufacturer. Be warned that there many listings on Amazon for glasses that claim to be made in the USA by American Paper Optics, but are actually Chinese imitations. These…Continue
Added by Eden Ransdell on August 2, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
In cooperation with the Harrison County Public Library astronomer Mark Steven Williams of StarGeezer Astronomy will host a series of Total Solar Eclipse Preview programs in Harrison County August 9 - August 15.
In addition to viewing the Sun through telescopes with safe solar filters and demonstrations of a “pinhole camera”, guests will learn the local circumstances of the eclipse, the history, science and folklore of eclipses, why there aren’t eclipses each month,…Continue
Added by Alisa Burch on August 2, 2017 at 8:38am — No Comments