October 5, 2016

News & Updates
October is finally here, and Halloween is right around the corner. Experience the "unnerving terror," the "macabre imagination", or the "psychological horror" of one of the titles featured below. Find them and other horror stories on the chalkboard wall in the LRC.

"Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style."
--R. L. Stine
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This week's magazines are available on the coffee table in the LRC.


Through the Woods (2014) by Emily Carroll

Location: GRA Carroll
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'It came from the woods. Most strange things do.'

Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.

These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.

Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there...
-- Goodreads

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The Haunting of Hill House (1959) by Shirley Jackson

Call Number: GRA Stevenson
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The classic supernatural thriller by an author who helped define the genre

First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers-and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. 
-- Goodreads

Edgar Allan Poe: Fiction and Poetry  (2006) by  Edgar Allan Poe
Call Number:  FIC Poe
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Edgar Allen Poe is credited with having pioneered the short story, with perfecting the tale of psychological horror, and with having revolutionized modern poetics. The entirety of Poe's body of imaginative work encompasses detective tales, satires, fables, fantasies, science fiction, verse dramas, and exquisite poetry.

This omnibus collects all of Poe's fiction and poetry into a single volume - immortal works that include "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Raven," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "Annabel Lee," and the full-length adventure novel: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket.

Each title in the series presents the finest works - complete and unabridged - from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hardback editions. Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer's life and works.  -- Goodreads

Horrorst ör  (2014) by Grady Hendrix
Call Number: FIC Hendrix
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Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Cleveland, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring bookshelves, shattered Glans water goblets, and smashed Liripip wardrobes. Sales are down, security cameras reveal nothing, and store managers are panicking.

To unravel the mystery, three employees volunteer to work a nine-hour dusk-till-dawn shift. In the dead of the night, they'll patrol the empty showroom floor, investigate strange sights and sounds, and encounter horrors that defy the imagination.

A traditional haunted house story in a thoroughly contemporary setting, Horrorstör comes packaged in the form of a glossy mail order catalog, complete with product illustrations, a home delivery order form, and a map of Orsk's labyrinthine showroom.  --Goodreads

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Tech Corner

Illinois Voter Registration

If you have never voted before, you must register to vote by October 12. There are three ways to register to vote in Illinois

1) Online: If you have a Illinois Driver's License and can provide you Social Security number, you can register to vote online by clicking here.

2) By mail: Download the Voter Registration Form here and mail to your County Clerk or Election Board which you can find by clicking here.

3) In-person: You can register to vote in person at your County Clerk or Election Board Office which you can find by clicking here.

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