The image of a cursed soul doomed to become a werewolf at the rising of a full moon is one of the most iconic concepts in horror. Unlike Dracula or the Mummy, the notion of a “wolf man” or “werewolf” was not cemented by one single actor, author, book, or horror series. It is instead a truly ancient concept dating back to the pre-literate sagas and legends told by Europeans centuries ago.
"It comes to life!"
Wrapped in the mysteries of the ages, mummies have inspired stories of romance and suspense both in the pages of books and on the big screen. In this installment of a continuing series on famous movie monsters, John Gaines traces their evolution from honored kings to shambling horrors.
Bargain hunters can take advantage of two library book sales starting this weekend.
The semi-annual Headquarters book sale kicks off this evening with a preview for Friends of the Library from 7-9pm. Not a friend? Join at the door! The sale is open to the public Saturday, October 17 - Wednesday, October 21.
Salem Church's monthly lobby book sale starts today and runs through Thursday, October 22.
Come vote for your favorite of the 3 pumpkins that library staff members decorated. There's "Some Pig," a tie in with Charlotte's Web, a Day of the Dead jack-o-lantern, and a howdy partner cowboy pumpkin. This is just one of the many fun things you can do @ your local library.
The Central Rappahannock Regional Library has books addressing issues that face cancer survivors and their families. Check out our booklist, Resources for Cancer Survivors for books to help patients and their families.
View mixed media collages by Bernardine Meyer through October in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.
Through good fortune, opportunity, and foreign travel, my art career has taken various paths.
This month, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution declaring October 20th to be the National Day on Writing. The National Writing Day Project is sponsored by NCTE--National Council of Teachers of English. Check out their site for the National Gallery of Writing where you can submit stories, poems, recipes, emails, blogs, audio, video, and artwork. The gallery will open to the world on October 20 so now is the time to get going. The site features an online tutorial to aid you when making your submissions.
TV Is Dead. Long Live TV
In these lean times, we’re all looking for ways to cut household costs. You may be pondering whether you should ditch the cable TV or the broadband Internet to free up $50 a month. Take my advice and lose the cable. Heck, even if you aren’t in a financial pickle, go ahead and dump it. Your life will be better for it. Here’s why.
On October 17 & 18th, 2009, the public is invited to observe an archaeological dig at the Historic Magistrate's Office--Stafford County's oldest existing municipal building, dating to about the 1820s.
Archaeologists are conducting a small dig along the foundation to try to determine when the building was constructed and if there was anything present prior to this building. Visitors will learn about the history of the site and methods of archaeology.
Parking is available in the lot behind the Historic Magistrate's Office; entrance from Washington Street.