- Book Club: Paperbacks from Hell
Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction Written in dead letters... and covered in blood! Demonic possession! Haunted condominiums! Murderous babies! Man-eating moths! No plot was too ludicrous, no cover art too appalling, no evil too despicable for the Paperbacks From Hell. Where did they come from? Where did they go? Horror author Grady Hendrix risks his soul and sanity (not to mention yours) to relate the true, untold story of the Paperbacks From Hell. Shocking story summaries! Incredible cover art! And true tales of writers, artists, and publishers who violated every literary law but one: never be boring. All this awaits, if you dare experience the Paperbacks From Hell. 250 pgs. Only 3 copies at the library, but this is a book you'll likely want to keep around. Support your local independent book store and get a shiny new copy, or head to Amazon and pick up used for as little as $9.
- Ghosts and Legends Walking Tour - Colorado Haunted History, Morrison
The walking tour starts at 8 p.m. and will last 1.5-2 hours. Hit up the website (see below) to buy your own tickets. Plan to meet up at the tour rendezvous, Red Rocks Beer Garden, at 7 p.m. for drinks and snacks (they now sell pizza!). ----- From the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2345422735669217/): ----- "Ghosts and Legends Tour" Friday the 13th!!!! $20 for adults $15 for children under 13. Reservations: www.coloradohauntedhistory.com Check calendar or website for additional dates and times. Join your host for a haunted walk through historic Morrison, Colorado. Who has passed through these buildings and whose spirits still remain? Hear chilling stories about haunted buildings and their inhabitants, the Lecherous Indian Chief, the haunted Cliff House, the Hatchet Lady of Red Rocks and more!!! Join us in the nearest far away place. Only minutes away from downtown Denver, and a stones throw from Red Rocks Park, Morrison is a step back in time for visitors and locals alike. Frightening fun for the entire family! ----- For more info: http://www.coloradohauntedhistory.com/ https://www.redrocksbeergarden.com/
- Book Club: The Institute by Stephen King
*Release date: Sept 10th* From Goodreads: In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.” In this most sinister of institutions, the director, Mrs. Sigsby, and her staff are ruthlessly dedicated to extracting from these children the force of their extranormal gifts. There are no scruples here. If you go along, you get tokens for the vending machines. If you don’t, punishment is brutal. As each new victim disappears to Back Half, Luke becomes more and more desperate to get out and get help. But no one has ever escaped from the Institute. As psychically terrifying as Firestarter, and with the spectacular kid power of It, The Institute is Stephen King’s gut-wrenchingly dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win. Denver Public Library will have 34 copies, place a hold on one now (hold list is growing!): https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&pos=3. Reserve a copy via Amazon or buy local: https://www.tatteredcover.com/book/9781982110567