Posts tagged ‘Halloween’

October 26th, 2011

We Geek Halloween

by Les

October has been a fun month here at JCPL. On October 8th, our HG Library participants showed that they geek pumpkin carving – although a few of the pumpkins got a little sick from the procedures.

A carved pumpkin.

A carved pumpkin
Jessamine County residents also geek their pups.  Over 100 people and more than 50 dogs came to trick-or-treat on the library lawn.  The Friends of the Animals of Jessamine County were also there with a few canine friends looking for homes.

A woman holds two costumed dogs at the Boo Wow Walk

A dog gets water at the Boo Wow Walk

A dog at the Boo Wow walk.

Our creative JCPL staff geeks costumes.  Come check out the staff costume contest.  Photos are on display in the foyer and patrons are encouraged to vote for their favorites in 4 different categories.  Winners will be announced on October 31st.  Happy fall, everyone!

October 19th, 2011

Halloween Costumes for Book Lovers

by Carrie

JCPL staff members dressed up as Thing 1 and Thing 2.Among other things, JCPL geeks costumes, and this year, we’re not only having costume contests for children and dogs, we’re also having a staff costume contest. On October 25th, JCPL staff will dress up for a chance to win in four different categories: Best Book Character, Best Movie Character, Best Music Character, and Most Creative Costume. JCPL customers will decide the winners based on photographs that will be posted in the library from October 25th-31st.

Still searching for an idea for your own Halloween costume? See below for links to literary-inspired ideas:

The Books are Alive!

Costume ideas from The New Yorker.

10 Literary Halloween Costumes

From My favorite is Scout’s ham costume from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Literary Halloween Costumes

Children and adult costume ideas from the book blog, “Apparently Not Deranged.”

Costumes: Literary Inspired

Ideas for homemade children’s costumes from

October 26th, 2010

Websites of the Week: Halloween Costumes

by Carrie

Children Trick-or-treatingLooking for last minute Halloween costume ideas? You might try Instructables, a site “where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.” You can find step-by-step directions for costumes, masks, and makeup created by users like you. If you’re planning to attend this Saturday’s Boo-Wow Walk at JCPL, you might be interested in the pet costumes on this site.

The Internet Public Library lists several good Halloween costume Web pages, including these: Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas, Costume Idea Zone, and Learn2 Make Quick and Easy Costumes.

And there’s always Martha Stewart, who features creative no-sew costumes as well as masks and headpieces– though how last minute they are is, of course, relative.