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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
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Become more literate while scaring yourself silly!Continue
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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
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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
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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…
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We have programs available for birth through 18 years old. What…Continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Libby, a new app developed by OverDrive, will go live on June 20th to replace the OverDrive Media Console app that you may be accustomed to using to download eBooks and audio books.…Continue
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Last week during our river and pond program, we had the chance to look at some pond-loving minibeasts in a microscope. Here is some of what we found:Continue
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Registration for the Harrison County Public Library 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World" begins Wednesday, May 24. The free program runs from May 24 to July 31.
Children of all ages can register at any HCPL branch location or online at the library website www.hcpl.lib.in.us. ; The program begins May 24 but members can sign up anytime during the summer.
Children will also be able to register for story hours and craft…Continue
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Shakespeare Club on Thursday 5/11/17 has been canceled. Reschedule is pending.
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There are more than books at the library! Just this week we have seen:
Freshly arrived from Central America as…Continue
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The following pictures were taken April 14th on the woodland trail at Hayswood Park.
Note the three unmottled leaves and the white, stalked flower with curled-back petals.…Continue
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