It’s almost Halloween, and that means everything scary, including books. One of our favourite bloggers, Larry at the Flavorwire, put together his list of the 50 Scariest Books EVER. What’s great about this list is that it only allows one book per author, which means Stephen King doesn’t have the monopoly, and frankly, there are some great books on this list!
How many of these have you read? Some of these are on school book lists, but others were new to me, but by the descriptions, there are a few that I think I’m going to have to pick up. Maybe I should have started earlier. Scary reads just won’t feel right when I’m starting my Christmas shopping.
This weekend, we’re taking part in a little town fun, and having our own Halloween event at the library!
Join us on Saturday, October 29, anywhere from 10am – 5pm for a fun Halloween Lego challenge, take part in a spooky “I Spy”, and enjoy a bit of candy on us! It’s going to be a lot of fun, so make sure to drop in to say BOO!
There is no registration for these events…drop in for 5 minutes, or stay for a few hours. It’s going to be spooktacular!
All right, I’ll admit it. I’m lazy when it comes to Halloween. I like the idea of coming up with a costume, and showing how witty or creative I can be, but I just never seem to feel like doing it when the time comes around. When I was a kid, it was a different story. Maybe I need candy as incentive?
Aside from the year before last, when I went crazy with the Zombie makeup for Halloween Craft Night (okay, even that was just me dressing in black and throwing a bit of powder on my clothes), I usually just throw on my headband with flying bats and call it a costume.
So, this year, it’s my turn to work at the library on Halloween–which falls on a Saturday–and I’m starting to feel the pressure of coming up with a costume. Will I or won’t I? I guess you’ll just have to wait until Saturday to find out.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for some easy costume ideas, try one of these sites….and Pinterest has a TON of great ideas! A lot of these require the child or adult to be in a warm environment….not out trick-or-treating in the cold, but you can adapt. (Remember when all our costumes were created around fitting over a big snowsuit?)
Yes, Tuesday night is Halloween Craft Night! As usual, our registration is full and hopefully the storm will hold off enough for everyone to attend. It’s going to be a fun evening, full of glowing, spooky things. (Although not too spooky, I promise! No shrunken heads ever again.)
We’ll be making some kooky looking Frankenstein cards, guessing the Halloween Candy Mash Up (have you ever tried melting Smarties? Tricky!), and making our own glow-in-the-dark jars. And yes, the kids can dress up if they wish. I’ll be wearing my bats. (I’m hoping there won’t be a weird repeat of last week when I attached plastic centipedes to my outfit and later that day, the biggest centipede I’d ever seen made a lovely appearance in the office all afternoon. Bats—please stay home!)
Let’s cross our fingers and hope the power stays on and the library doesn’t blow away!
While many of you will be standing at your door giving out treats tonight, or venturing out with your little ones, don’t forget that the library will be open until 9pm tonight. (A great place to escape if you don’t feel like listening to your doorbell ring 120 times.)
And if you’re up for a challenge, don’t forget, midnight EDT is the start of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. You still have time to plan something. What’s 50000 words in one month? It’s only about 200 pages, double spaced. You can do it!