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This October has been a busy month for Teen'Scape, with a Big Draw LA program where we made a Central Library collage, sugar skull decorating and our all-day Teen Book Fest event.

Unfortunately, with all those exciting programs our attention has been scattered and now we seem to have an onslaught of dead bodies in our midst and unknown killers to blame.

Well, it’s time little spooks to get your ‘creep’ on. To help with your decorations, costumes, treats, and pranks, here is a list of do-it-yourself guides to pumpkin carving, creating creepy creatures, planning parties and food creations, scaring your neighbors and yourself.

While new technology points toward every reference resource being digitized and on your hand-held something there are library beauties that can only be savored in person, in your actual hand kind of experiences. While I iPhone cat pictures across the globe I also find that there is no substitute for standing in front of an actual map or holding the magazine your great, great granddaddy may have held.

Los Angeles Daily News published an article about the library’s Valley Times digitization project and the efforts by our Photo Friends to raise money to support this initiative.

“The historic images from the defunct Valley Times newspaper help mark the rapid development of suburban Los Angeles in the decades after World War II.

Now 45,000 Valley Times news photographs from the Los Angeles Public Library collection are being scanned for digital viewing thanks to an initiative by its nonprofit Photo Friends.”

Jenn Reese will be at Teen Book Fest on Saturday, Oct. 12 on the Middle Grade Book Party panel in Teen'Scape at 12pm. Jenn will be signing copies of Mirage at 1:00pm in Meeting Room B.

Elizabeth Ross will be at Teen Book Fest on Saturday, Oct. 12 on the Historical Fiction panel at 11am in Meeting Room A. She will be signing copies of Belle Epoque at 12:30pm in Meeting Room B.

Josephine Angelini will be at Teen Book Fest on Saturday, October 12 on the Classically Inspired panel in Teen’Scape at 11am and on What We Talk About When We Talk About Love in Teen’Scape at 3pm. She will be signing copies of Starcrossed at 12pm and 4pm in Meeting Room B.

“[Women] aren’t supposed to know how much dinner-for-two comes to or how generous your escort tips. So don’t look very interested when the waiter brings the check. It’s his privilege to scan the figures on the bill before paying it. During this little episode you could perhaps be gazing out the window or looking for an imaginary something in your handbag.”
Mind Your Manners by Betty Allen

“Hold all doors for her, just as if she hadn’t a muscle in her body.”
Esquire Etiquette