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Oct 29 2010 - 06:22 PM
For Halloween: Educate, then Entertain
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="368" caption="Credit: Awen Photography"][/caption] Hallowe'en is upon us. Most of us are too old to go trick-or-treating, including myself. This is hard for me to admit; access to a younger brother allowed me to gather candy in my small-town Maine neighborhood as late as age 23. I painted my face and concealed my height behind my preteen group of companions. My mother made wonderful costumes for me as a child. I was She-Ra, a pumpkin, and a wizard (and this was pre-Harry Potter), but my shining moment was my Raggedy Ann costume. I even wore a red yarn wig that my patient mom had created by crocheting red yarn onto a hair net. Here's a couple links for the adults who want to get in the "spirit" this weekend: First, learn something about the evolution of the holiday, "From Pagan Ritual to Party Night," from our e-book collection. Then, sit back with some chocolate and watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, which is currently free to view on Hulu. I watched this one many times in childhood, but I never realized just how sad it is. Chalk it up to growing up.
Posted in: Learning at the Library|By: Michelle Pronovost|162 Reads