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This October, our Staff Picks of the Week will all be about spooktacular horror.   We have 4 new Spooky Staff Pick Bookmarks for you, available at the Circulation desk all month long to keep you in the Halloween spirit.

This week’s staff pick is The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan, one of the best horror writers today. If you’ve already read The Red Tree, try The Drowning Girl, her most recent work.


The Red Tree

Caitlin R. Kiernan

Published: Aug 04, 2009 by Roc Trade
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The Drowning Girl

Caitlin R. Kiernan

Published: Mar 06, 2012 by Roc Trade
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This October, our Staff Picks of the Week will all be about spooktacular horror.   We have 4 new Spooky Staff Pick Bookmarks for you, available at the Circulation desk all month long to keep you in the Halloween spirit.

This week’s staff pick is Hell House by Richard Mattheson.  Our staffer said it is one of, if not the best haunted house novels of all time.

You could also try one of the many anthologies edited by Ellen Datlow… her most recent, Fearful Symmetries: an anthology of horror, has just arrived at the Library so it’s perfect timing all around!

You can check out the other Ellen Datlow anthologies we have at the library here.


Hell House

Richard Matheson

Published: Oct 13, 1999 by Tor Books
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Garth Nix, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Pat Cadigan

Published: Jun 17, 2014 by Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc.
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This October, our Staff Picks of the Week will all about spooktacular horror.   We have 4 new Spooky Staff Pick Bookmarks for you, available at the Circulation desk all month long to keep you in the Halloween spirit.

To kick off, our staffer recommends John Dies at the End by David Wong and it’s sequel This Book is Full of Spiders.  These are an extremely bizarre, but extremely excellent, horror/comedy fusion.   We think you should check out a copy today.


John Dies at the End

David Wong

Published: Sep 29, 2009 by Thomas Dunne Books
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We also have it as an audio book and DVD.


This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It

David Wong

Published: Oct 02, 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books
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In honor of Banned Books Week, which ends today, every Staff Pick of the Week this month has featured Banned Books.  This is the last one, we promise.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books that people have attempted to ban, but we believe you should choose what you read – not someone else.  Young Adult books seem to be the highest targeted, but there is attempted censorship in every genre.

Here we list some absolutely wonderful Fiction & Classic books that are on ‘popular banned lists’ that are not also listed on the month’s new Staff Pick Banned Books Classics or Adult Fiction Bookmarks (there are 2 of each type).

Find out more at Banned Books Week’s official page.

Banned books are books that have been removed from the shelves of a library, bookstore, or classroom due to controversial content.  A book may be challenged (an attempt to ban) or banned on political, religious, sexual, or social grounds. The acts of banning or challenging a book are a serious matter, because these are forms of censorship which strike at our freedom to read.

 

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Beloved by Toni Morrison

Animal Farm by George Orwell (1984 is also a banned book)

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsburg

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Carrie by Stephen King (a number of his works have been banned or challenged, you can see a good list here)

 

Please note we have some of these as audiobooks as well.

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Yesterday kicked off Banned Books Week!  In case you haven’t been around the library lately, we are making it very easy for you to find and read banned books, as our current display contains some of the most banned or challenged book of the last decade.

Banned books are books that have been removed from the shelves of a library, bookstore, or classroom due to what some consider controversial content.  A book may be challenged (an attempt to ban) or banned on political, religious, sexual, or social grounds. The acts of banning or challenging a book are a serious matter, because these are forms of censorship which strike at our freedom to read.

There are 9 Bookmarks filled with some of the decade’s most banned and challenged books for you to peruse.  You’ll be surprised by how many you’ve already read!  These are at Circulation, Reference and the Display by the entertainment DVDs and new books.

All our Staff Picks of the Week this month have been Banned Books, so go check out those posts so far!  Children’s,  Nonfiction, & YA.

We encourage you to celebrate your freedom to read all week… all year really.

If you want more information on Banned Books or Banned Books Week go to: www.BannedBooksWeek.org/, the American Library Association, or even BuzzFeed