The second half of my spooky reading list is for grownups who love a good scare. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic or branching out of your comfort zone, take a look at some of these creepy October reads!
There are many weird holidays year-round of which the general public is unaware. Some have been popularized over the years by businesses, like Flip Flop Day as promoted by Tropical Smoothie Café, or Talk Like a Pirate Day as promoted by Krispy Kreme. Here are a few upcoming holidays you may not have heard before. (Maybe one of them will become part of a future business promotion…)
August 8: Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day
- I was weirded out by this one at first…why does a holiday exist for such a specific task?…but ultimately this one has an interesting backstory. It was a holiday founded in response to a zucchini surplus, to help people get rid of their extra zucchini. These days people who celebrate this holiday probably do it to promote a healthy lifestyle.
The Christmas Carol, “Good King Wenceslas,” is based on historical fact. However, in order to truly appreciate the song, you’ll need a brief history lesson… Continue reading “The Story Behind: Good King Wenceslas”
Chesapeake Public Library is committed to educating and enriching people of all ages by providing free access to information, materials, technology and cultural opportunities, as our Mission Statement reads. And now that the holiday season is already upon us, Indian River Library is proud to be presenting a program rich with cultural and educational significance : the Fourth Annual Kwanzaa Celebration at Indian River Library, which will take place on December 27, 2016 in the large Meeting Room. There will be something for everyone of all ages: an arts and crafts portion for families and children, which starts at 3:00 P.M and continues until 4:30 P.M. Then, after a short break and an opportunity for fellowship, there will be an exciting and instructional musical performance by Atumpan and the Talking Drums, running from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
It was 1942 and America was fighting a war on two fronts.