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The season for tricks and treats...

Trick-or-Treating Fact: The candy-collecting tradition has spread from the United States to Canada, Australia, and Western Europe, where more and more little goblins now trick-or-treat. In parts of England, children carry lanterns called punkies (which look like jack-o’-lanterns) and parade through the town on the last Thursday of October. In Ireland, rural neighborhoods light bonfires, and children play snap apple, in which they try to take a bite from apples that are hung by strings from a tree or a door frame.


Ghostly Books

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77 Shadow Street - Dean Koontz
Call Number: PS3561 .O55 S38 2012
ISBN: 9780553593068

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The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman; Dave McKean (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7.G1273 Gr 2010
ISBN: 9780060530945

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Ghosts and Hauntings - Tom Ogden
Call Number: EBook -- Access by Clicking on Cover Image
ISBN: 0028636597

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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Call Number: PR5819 1958
ISBN: 0486278077

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The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
Call Number: PR4492 .W6x 1972
ISBN: 0141439610


Horror Books

Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy a year in October.

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The Amityville Horror - Jay Anson
Call Number: BF1517 .U6 A57
ISBN: 9781416507697

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Nightmares and Dreamscapes - Stephen King
Call Number: PS3561.I483 N5 1993
ISBN: 0670851086

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The Dreams in the Witch House - H. P. Lovecraft
Call Number: PS3523.O833 A6 2004
ISBN: 9780142437957

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Four Past Midnight - Stephen King
Call Number: PS3561.I483 F68 1990
ISBN: 0451170385

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The Castle of Otranto - Horace Walpole; W. S. Lewis (Editor)
Call Number: PR3757 .W2 C3 1998
ISBN: 0192834401

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Insomnia - Stephen King
Call Number: PS3561.I483 I56 1994
ISBN: 0670855030


Learning Commons Spook-tacular!

Come celebrate everything spooky, scary, and creepy about the fall season in the EGSC Learning Commons at the end of October at our Learning Commons Spooktacular!  On Thursday, October 30, come Trick-or-Treat in the Learning Commons and get some free candy in both the ACE (including Statesboro and Augusta) and the Library.  On Friday, October 31, join the Learning Commons staff in wearing a spooky costume and be entered into a drawing to win a free EGSC prize pack. Also, check out the Library's "Spooky Books" display and read a scary or creepy book in honor of the season!  Come check us out!


Monster Books

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Jaws - Peter Benchley
Call Number: PS3552 .E537 J3
ISBN: 0345544145


Scary Books!

Over 10% of annual candy sales happen the days leading up to October 31 — that is nearly $2 billion dollars in sales.

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Dark Places - Gillian Flynn
Call Number: PS3606 .L935 D37 2009
ISBN: 9780307341570

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Carrie - Stephen King
Call Number: PS3561 .I483 C37 2011
ISBN: 9780307743664

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Hannibal - Thomas Harris
Call Number: PS3558 .A6558 H36 1999
ISBN: 038529929x

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The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells; Patrick Parrinder (Editor)
Call Number: PR5774 .W3 2005
ISBN: 9780141441030

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Misery - Stephen King
Call Number: PS3561.I483 M5 1987
ISBN: 0670813648

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Deliverance - James Dickey
Call Number: PS3554 .I32 D40
ISBN: 038531387X


Candy Corn Facts

  • Candy corn has been made with the same recipe (sugar, corn syrup, and marshmallow) by the Jelly Belly Candy Company since around 1900.

  • Candy Corn is the most searched-for candy term in Google — more popular than candy apples, gummy worms and candy pumpkins.
  • Searches for Candy Corn are up 10 percent from October 2010.

  • Americans purchase over 20 million pounds of candy corn a year.

Spooky Books!

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Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
Call Number: PS3557.A3519 N48 1998
ISBN: 0380789019

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Rebecca - Daphne Dame Du Maurier
Call Number: PR6007 .U47 R4x
ISBN: 0385043805


Witches & Wizards

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare
Call Number: PZ7 .S7376 Wi 2011
ISBN: 9780547550299

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Witches of East End - Melissa de la Cruz
Call Number: PS3604 .E128 W58 2012
ISBN: 9781401310912

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The Witches of Eastwick - John Updike
Call Number: PS3571.P4 W5 1984
ISBN: 0394537602


Vampires, Zombies, and More

Vampire Fact: There really are so-called vampire bats, but they're not from Transylvania. They live in Central and South America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses and birds.

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World War Z: An oral history of the Zombie War - Max Brooks
Call Number: PS3602 .R6445 W67 2006
ISBN: 9780307346612

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith
Call Number: PS3607 .R348 A64 2010
ISBN: 9780446563086

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Dead until Dark - Charlaine Harris
Call Number: PS3558 .A6427 D42 2001
ISBN: 9780441008537

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Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice
Call Number: PS3568 .I265 I50
ISBN: 9780345337665

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The Tale of the Body Thief - Anne Rice
Call Number: PS3568 .I265 T34 1993
ISBN: 034538475x

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The Reformed Vampire Support Group - Catherine Jinks
Call Number: PZ7 .J5754 Re 2009
ISBN: 9780152066093

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Night World - L. J. Smith
Call Number: PZ7.S6537 Nig 2008
ISBN: 1416974504

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