Halloween Drive-in Double Features #2
We’re in full swing of the spooky season and well into October. I’ve watched a little better than one film a day, so far. How about you? Are you keeping up with one scary movie a day? If not, think of the health benefits. Horror movies get your pulse really soaring and your heart really beating. Your blood circulates faster and your sweat glands get a good workout too. In my humble opinion, watching horror movies is better than going to the gym!
Double Features #1
October is such a fun month to read or listen to a good spooky story and dream of Halloween. Whether you like full-on fright, eerie and unsettling, or gently magical, Hoopla has something for you!
Incubus by Ann Arensberg
It's just like R.L. Stine always says at the start of his Goosebumps books, "Reader beware...you're in for a scare!" For October this year I've selected thirty one books, one for each day of the month, from our Youth Services collection- ranging from board books all the way to young adult novels! Below you'll find some of my favorite books to read or read to your favorite ghosts and goblins, broken down by age range:
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month I wanted to showcase some of the amazing Hispanic comic creators that we have available in print in our adult graphics collection system wide as well as digital editions that are available through Hoopla which you can also access with your library card. There's a huge amount of talented creators in the industry but I limited it to some of my personal favorite stories (I do have a soft spot for silver/bronze age comics) and I hope you'll find some new some titles to explore:
José Luis García-López
Halloween Horror Flicks:
Stephen King Theater
Halloween and horror movies based on books by Stephen King have been a Halloween tradition in my home since the early days of VHS. There is nothing like lining up a stack of movies based on stories by King Stephen, turning down the lights and letting the creeps run wild. Grab some popcorn, a bowl of candy and let’s stay up until the witching hour with the King of Horror.
National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th to October 15th and is a time when the United States celebrates the contributions and influences of Hispanic Americans have made to the history and culture of the country. It's a wonderful opportunity to teach your children about your own Hispanic roots or to learn about another culture. I was exposed to lots of great Mexican art, music, and culture growing up in California and have put together some suggests to share beyond.
In episode 8 of the podcast, Rob and Michelle discuss materials written by authors who came to their subject or their craft in interesting ways. Come for the discussion about books, but stay for the first edition of The Library Game, and a story about wasps at the library!
You might recognize the name Deborah Goodrich Royce from movies and TV, but she’s published her first book, the suspense thriller, Finding Mrs. Ford. Monster, She Wrote is a nonfiction book about all of the women who pioneered the horror and speculative fiction genre. Why Fish Don't Exist is a memoir weaved with the nonfiction tale of a biologist who became obsessive over his work.
Italian Chills and Thrills for Halloween
At one time, a great deal of films came into the United States for distribution to drive-ins from all over the world. Italy was one of the major countries to export genre films for double and triple features at ozoners across the country. For decades, Italian films of all types graced the giant outdoor screens, as well as hardtops, from the mid '50s through the early ‘80s, but where all but gone by the mid ‘90s.