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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.

 

Horror Books

 

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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

 

Scary Books!

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Carrie - Stephen King
Call Number: PS3561 .I483 C30
ISBN: 0385086954

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

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

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

 

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 Spook-tacular!  On Wednesday, October 30, come Trick-or-Treat in the Learning Commons and get some free candy in both the ACE and the Library.  On Thursday, 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!

 

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


 

Candy Corn Facts

  • Candy corn has been made with the same recipe by the Jelly Belly Candy Company since around 1900.

  • What's in that recipe, exactly? Sugar, corn syrup, and marshmallow.

  • One serving (about 30 pieces) has 140 calories, the equivalent of three miniature Hershey bars.

  • The National Confectioners Association reports that more than 35 million pounds were manufactured in 2005, amounting to almost 9 billion kernels.
 

Ghostly Books

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

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

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

 

Monster Books


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

 

Vampires, Witches & Wizards

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


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

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


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

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