Oh no… you lit the black candle! You know what that means! The Sanderson Sisters are coming to the Aurora Train Depot!
It’s just a bunch of Hocus Pocus! Join us at the Local History Library at the Depot for a showing of Hocus Pocus, a family film that follows a villainous comedic trio of witches who are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage boy in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night.
FREE snacks and drinks will be provided. Anyone ages 13-19 are welcome to attend!
We’ll watch the Sanderson Sisters return on Thursday, October 12th at 6 pm at the Local History Library at the Depot. Wear your spookiest attire if you feel so obligated!
Join Ron Nicholson, head of our Between the Lines Book Clubs, as he recounts some of Scotland’s scariest scenes! Ron is fascinated with the Scots and their horrifying legends and wants to share them with you this Halloween season. Come to his discussion about terrifying Scottish folklore and enjoy snacks from the North Country. If you attend our event, you’ll also be entered for a chance to win the perfect cozy Scottish gift for the colder days ahead.
If you are interested in attending, please inform a librarian to be registered. Registration is recommended, but not required. We’ll see you there!
October is Teentober, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a teen program every Thursday this month! Anyone ages 13-19 is welcome at these programs. Registration is recommended. Please call 812-926-0646 to register.
Crash & Burn Journaling
Get it all out on paper this Teentober at the Aurora Library! Decorate your own journal and create ransom poetry. Supplies and snacks will be provided!
Thursday, October 13th @ 6pm
Join fellow game lovers for a night of card games! Try out Exploding Kittens, Kids Against Maturity, Muffin Time, and Spaceteam! Games and snacks will be provided!
Thursday, October 20th @ 6pm
Halloween Trivia & Costume Contest
Show off your knowledge all of things Halloween at our trivia night! Wear your best costume because we’ll be giving out prizes for the scariest, funniest, and most original costumes!
Thursday, October 27th @ 6 pm
Teens and adults are welcome to join us for a spooky craft party hosted by Jessica!
We will be recycling used books to create decorative spellbooks that would be a great addition to any creepy haunt. Snacks and refreshments will be provided for all souls who register. Only 12 openings at each building.
Back by popular demand! Beginning on Tuesday, October 13th we will have a special Halloween Take It, Make It Activity available at both branches! Take It, Make It activities are projects that can be done at home with materials you can pick up at the library! You can also request curbside pick up. Just call 812-926-0646 (Aurora) or 812-954-4151 (Dillsboro) and let us know how many of the activities you need for your family!
Pick up your supplies to create a fun and spooky witch just like Ms. Stephanie’s! The paper pieces will be provided in your packet, but you will need glue to put it together and a marker, pen, or crayons for the mouth and eyes.
If you want your witch to be featured on our social media, send a picture to Ms. Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include if we have permission to share your picture and name on our Facebook page. Pictures must be submitted by October 31, 2020.
Halloween is not the only time to put you in the mood to be scared with terrifying stories and creepy movies. If chilling stories are for you, then an overlooked section of nonfiction would be the true crime section, beginning with the call number 364. Section 364 is the true crime section, where you can read real stories and accounts of actual crimes and people, like unsolved murder mysteries, information on different serial killers, and more. Not only will you be scared witless, you’ll learn a little something along the way as well.
I believe true crime stories like the ones housed throughout the Aurora Public Library District continue to fascinate us because we want to understand the psychology of those who are different, especially those who are accused or convicted of horrendous crimes. We want to see what makes them so different from us “normal” people when we all look “normal” on the outside– at least, that’s why I find them so fascinating. What makes these accounts all the more terrifying is the fact that they actually did happen and could very well happen to anyone today.
A few of the titles you’ll find on the shelves are:
The 10 Worst Serial Killers by Victor McQueen
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi
Cellar of Horror by Ken Englade
Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones
The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy by Elizabeth Kendall
Dead by Sunset: Perfect Husband, Perfect Killer? by Ann Rule
Along with the physical copies of true crime stories housed at the Aurora and Dillsboro branches, we also have several digital copies of various true crime stories available from the Indiana Digital Download Center. Stop by one of the branches to browse the shelves or you can always browse our virtual shelves online.