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close up view of Forest Lawn Cemetery
Glen Creason, October 31, 2018

Halloween has become a huge, month-long celebration in these modern times and not just for candy and death as I recall it meant when I was a brat.


ghost lady walking through the library
Tina Lerno, October 31, 2018

When you work at Central Library, at some point in your career, you will be taken on a stairwell safety tour which guides you through a maze of long lonely corridors snaking under and around the staff side of our beloved building. When it was my turn, I had to ask, is this place haunted?


three young adult authors
Emily Meehan, October 30, 2018

Thanks to recent critically-acclaimed movies like Get Out


vintage Halloween postcard
Julia G, October 29, 2018

Jack-o’-lanterns, trick-or-treaters, clever costumes and spooky decorations—Halloween is one of the most beloved holidays in the United States. But where exactly did Halloween come from? What customs and folklore evolved into the festive holiday we celebrate today?


page from the book, Something Smells
Lauren Kratz, October 25, 2018

The most popular question I receive during the month of October is, “Where are your Halloween books?” The library has a vast collection of Halloween and holiday books, but sometimes there are families that prefer not to participate in the holiday or have children that get too scared from Hallowee


Judy Aldrich, 8, receives pumpkin treat from Donna Lewis
Tina Lerno, October 30, 2018

I'll be the first to admit it, Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love everything about it from the spooky atmosphere and dressing up in a costume, to—I confess—all the candy!


scary movies for Halloween graphic. pumpkins and scary figures in background
Keith Chaffee, October 31, 2017

It's Halloween and what better time for a marathon of horror movies?


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