1 horrorIn this week’s O’Fallon Weekly, Adult Services Manager Renny McBride writes that Halloween is a time for all things spooky – particularly our display of scary books, graphic novels, and movies.  You’ll find quite a selection on the shelves beside the stairs of classic tales but we have nonfiction ghost stories as well.

An event that is sure to be hauntingly fun at the library is the presentation on Paranormal Investigations in Illinois and Missouri, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 2 PM.  Members of the Moonlite Paranormal Investigations team will discuss and show some of the evidence of paranormal activity they captured. They will also demonstrate some of their paranormal investigative equipment. They will even let us listen to some EVP recordings!

While October is winding down, Renny forecasts upcoming events in November.

1 woolCrochet Basics for the Absolute Beginner starts Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 6:00 PM.  Learn the basics from holding yarn and hook to the chain stitch, single and double crochet stitch, and leave with tips and the ability to start a small project. Participants will need to bring a skein of Red Heart Super Saver yarn in a lighter color (or any skein of medium #4 yarn) and an I-9 hook. These are available at most stores that sell crafting supplies (Michael’s and Walmart as well as online.)  Registration is limited and required.

Renny also invites patrons to come in any day during the month of November to write what you are thankful for on a paper turkey feather.  Then, Renny said, watch the turkey’s plumage grow with happy thoughts.

Renny also announces that there will be NO Book Babies on November 8 and 15.  There will be Book Babies sessions on Friday November 10 and 17 at 9:15 am. Register to reserve your spot HERE.  Toddler Tales will only be offered at the 10:15 on Friday November 10 and 17.  Register here for Toddler Tales, or visit our calendar to view all of

There are plenty of openings for K-8 students to work with a tutor through the Library partnership with SIUE and AmeriCorps.  Call the Youth Services Department at 618-632-3783 ext. 2 to schedule an appointment.  Sessions are thirty minutes and available Monday-Thursday 4-8 PM, Saturday 9 – 4PM, and Sunday 1 – 5PM.

You can’t save the world alone, Renny advises, so climb into a phone booth, put on that superhero costume, and join us November 18 for DC Comics Justice League Day.  Make a superhero themed craft, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for goodies such as action figures and comics.

As always, you can read the entire Library News & Notes column each Wednesday in the O’Fallon Weekly.  Online or on newsstands now.


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