Pumpkins, black cats, and bats–oh my! October is here and that means it is time to get spooky at your library! From crafts and story times to slime and movies, there is something for monsters of all ages to enjoy. Be sure to check out our calendar to see what ghastly events are happening in your neighborhood.
Looking for something a little less beastly? Be sure to check out our Carnival Night at the Main Library on Tuesday, October 29th from 6-7:30p.m. There will be a special circus-themed story time followed by carnival games, prizes, and treats. It’s fun for the whole family, and it’s all free, so get dressed up in your best costumes and come on down!
In the meantime, check out one of these spine-tingling books to get you in a creepy mood. All three books are available through the Terrebonne Parish Library System, and you can reserve a copy today at www.mytpl.org.
Go Away Big Green Monster!
Written and Illustrated by Ed Emberley
If kids are made of sugar and spice or snails and puppy dog tails, then what are monsters made of? You’ll find out just what it takes in Ed Emberley’s classic book. Watch as the monster grows bigger and tougher and scarier. Do you have what it takes to stand up to the monster and tell him to go away?
Written by Aaron Reynolds
Illustrated by Peter Brown
Jasper Rabbit’s favorite treat is carrots. Specifically the carrots from Crackenhopper Field. What he thought was a free tasty treat turns out to be something a bit more…sinister. One day as he is enjoying a snack, he hears something following him. Is it true? Can it possibly be real? Is he being followed by creepy carrots?!? From that day on he finds himself being followed by creepy carrots everywhere. What can he do to stop them?
Written by Neil Gaiman
Moving to a new place can be hard, but one thing that is fun is exploring your new home. When Coraline sets off she finds that there are fourteen doors in her new apartment, one of which is locked. When she figures out how to open it, she steps into a world that is remarkably like her own, only everything is better–the food, the bed, the parents. But when she finds other children trapped in the new place, she discovers that things may not be quite as good as they seem. •