Halloween: Horror writing contest and Haunted Library Tour

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teen-horror-writing-contestThe Long Beach Public Library invites the community to come experience a spooktacular October.

The LBPL is hosting two Halloween events for teens and adults — of they’re brave enough. The Haunted Library Tour on October 20 and the Teen Horror Writing Contest which is accepting entries all month.

Teen Horror Writing Contest

October kicks off with the Teen Horror Writing Contest. Teen authors that want to partake of the spookiness can write a scary story or tell a tale of terror. Ghosts, the supernatural, vampires, evil plots, and diabolical plans are all welcome themes.

Here are the horrifying details: Write a ghost, horror, or supernatural story that can be printed out on one page. While tiny margins are ok, the libraries ask that writers don’t use a font size smaller than 10.

Stories must be turned in to the Teen Librarian at the Main Library, Mark Twain Neighborhood Library, El Dorado Neighborhood Library, or Bret Harte Neighborhood Library, along with the author’s name and contact information. Entries can also be emailed as an attachment to: ryan.baker@lbpl.org.

Submit your entries by October 31st! Contest open to teens in grades 6-12. Extra credit may be given at your teacher’s discretion. Prizes for the top three entries! Winning entries will be posted here by November 10th.

Visit the Long Beach Public Library on MySpace for the latest teen news and book reviews! The libraries offer Teen Book Clubs, Anime Clubs, crafts, and other special programs just for teens at www.myspace.com/LBPLteens.

Haunted Library Tour

The Main Library is the site of many mysterious happenings.  Is the Library haunted? Join the Long Beach Library for a historical and paranormal tour of the areas where security, staff and patrons have experienced unusual activities.

Learn about ghosts, ghost hunting, electronic voice phenomena and electromagnetic fields! Discover clues to the history of your house!  Share your own experiences!

Featuring author and historian, Claudine Burnett,  author of Haunted Long Beach and Murderous Intent.

The Haunted Library Tour takes place Tuesday, October 20, 2009. Program begins promptly at 6:00pm in the Story Theatre, Youth Services Department, Main Library. Early arrivals welcome. For Teen and Adult Audience only. For more information, contact Liz Rogers at (562) 570-7500.

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