Check Out These Recent Additions Of Horror Fiction To Our Collection!

April 26, 2015

The Fountaindale Public Library District has recently added some great books to our collection that are a must for horror fans. Here are a few that are worth checking out!

Last of the Albatwitches by Brian Keene

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The first story is The Witching TreeIn the woods of Pennsylvania there is a clearing with only one lone tree in the center. And from that tree, there comes only death. The second story is The Last of the AlbatwitchesThere’s an old legend about the forest surrounding Chickies Rock – how it’s the home to a reclusive race of Sasquatch-like creatures known as the Albatwitches. But after a recent murder, ex-Amish occult detective Levi Stoltzfus suspects there might be some truth to the stories. Brian Keene does it again!

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The Rising: Selected Scenes from the End of the World by Brian Keene

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Those familiar with Mr. Keene’s two zombie books, The Rising and City of the Dead should not miss this. This is a collection of short stories set in the world of The Rising, examining the arrival of the first zombie, the fall of mankind, and the terrifying events that occur after City of the Dead’s conclusion. This book is horror at its best, brutal and visceral.  If you are a fan of Keene’s zombie mythos, you cannot miss this book!

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Flu by Wayne Simmons

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A deadly strain of flu mutates, causing the deaths of millions throughout Ireland and the world. But the infected don’t stay dead for long, rising up to become flesh-eating monsters. And the virus is airborne. Anyone can become infected. Irish born author Wayne Simmons writes a riveting tale of zombies, the military and the people struggling to stay alive.  Read it with the lights on…… seriously…..

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The Infection by Craig DiLouie

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A mysterious virus suddenly strikes down millions. Three days later, its victims awake with a single purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurches toward the apocalypse, some of the Infected continue to change, transforming into horrific monsters. Craig DiLouie recently wrote the fantastic Suffer the Children. This is one of his earlier works which is followed by the sequel, The Killing Floor, which we own as well.

 These authors are not as well-known as a Stephen King or a Dean Koontz, but once you read these you will want to read more by them. I have read these books and I can attest they are horror at its best.

— Christine


May Horror Book Club: Sympathy for the Devil??

April 25, 2015

joe-hill-horns-book-coverIg Perrish wakes up hungover after a night of drinking and “doing terrible things” to find two strange growths on his head. They look like horns, but things like that just don’t happen. In addition to being ugly and unsettling, the horns give Ig an equally ugly power, he can make people admit their innermost thoughts and deeds (intimate, embarrassing, I-can’t-believe-you-just-said-that details). But this bizarre turn of events is of particular use to Ig, who is still grieving over the horrible murder of his childhood sweetheart, an act that the entire town, including his family, believes he committed.

Please join us on Wednesday May 13th at 7pm for Horror Book Club when we will be discussing Horns by Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King. We meet in the board room and treats will be provided. If you saw the movie with Daniel Radcliffe, read the book!

If you are interested copies of the book are available at our third floor service desk or call 630-685-4176. Hope to see you there!

— Christine

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April Horror Book Club — Evil Creeps into Town

March 26, 2015

salem's lot 3Writer Ben Mears has returned to his home town of Jerusalem’s Lot. As a child, he had a traumatic experience in the Marsten house, an old abandoned house that has long since been the subject of rumors and fear. He hopes to write about it and is surprised when someone buys the house. Little does he know, that quietly, an unspeakable evil has come to town and its heart rests in the Marsten House. Soon people are dying and their bodies are disappearing. Ben has to set aside his doubt and unbelief, stop saying can’t and say can.

Please join us on Wednesday, April 8th at 7pm for the meeting of the Horror Book Club when we will discuss an old (but still
scary) classic, Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. We meet in the second floor boardroom. Light refreshments will be provided. If you are interested, copies of the book are available at the third floor Information desk or call 630-685-4176.

— Christine

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March Horror Book Club- Suffer the Parents

February 25, 2015

SuffertheChildren_Cover-200x300Just how far would you go for the ones you love? A mysterious disease kills all the world’s children, but something happens…. they come back to life. One problem, they have an insatiable hunger for blood, fresh blood. Parents, thrilled that their children are back, scramble to find whatever they can to keep them alive. Blood banks are heavily guarded, hospitals too…. but supplies start to dwindle, things get desperate. Society is going to hell in a handbasket….

Please join us on Wednesday March 11th at 7pm for the Horror Book club where we will be discussing Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie which was just nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. We meet in our board room on the second floor and goodies will be provided. No need to register. If you would like a copy of the book, please call 630-685-4176 or stop in at our third floor reference desk. Hope to see you there.

— Christine

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February Horror Book Club – Who’s Calling?

January 29, 2015

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The night before Olivia James is moving back to her childhood home in Tennessee, her brother calls her. but there is one a problem… he died just weeks before. Once back home, her young daughter Teddy seems troubled, telling her mother that she’s being visited by a menacing ghost. Does it have anything to do with her brother’s warning? After someone else close to her dies, Olivia must ask herself if ghosts really exist and if they do, just how evil are they?

Please join us on Wednesday, February 11th at 7pm for our monthly meeting of the Horror Book Club when we will discuss The Piper by Lynn Hightower. We will meet in our second floor board room and treats will be served. If you would like a copy of the book, just stop by our 3rd floor reference desk. No sign up needed, drop ins welcome. Questions? Please call Christine at 630-685-4173. Hope to see you there! 

— Christine

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Upcoming Books for the Chills and Thrills Book Club

January 15, 2015

The Chills and Thrills Book Club has some great new mystery titles coming up for the new year! Here are some of the upcoming titles:

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Februrary 4th – Borrower of the Night by Elizabeth Peters

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March 4th – Dog On It by Spencer Quinn

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April 1 – And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

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May 6 – Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah

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The Chills and Thrills Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm in our second floor board room. If you are interested in attending, please call 630-685-4176 for information. No registration is required.

— Christine

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The POP Cult-ure CLASH is coming soon!

January 7, 2015

pop_logoFans of the most famous, influential and revered pop phenomena team up and compete in a fun and exciting trivia contest to see which group can claim the title of “Greatest Pop Culture Fan Club.”

Teams will be grouped in a bracket-tiered system and answer trivia questions about their favorite pop culture sub-genre.

***Individuals may also register, and will be assigned to teams of like interest.***

For example, “Star Wars” fans will answer questions about “Star Wars”, while “Star Trek” fans do the same about “Star Trek”.

The team with the most correct answers advances to the next round. Each member of the last team standing will win a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card!

Are you a real Fan? Here’s your chance to prove it! Register your team by 5 p.m. Sunday, February 1, 2015.

The POP Cult-ure CLASH will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at the Joliet Barnes and Noble (across from Louis Joliet Mall.)

Who will win?

Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings?

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Star Trek or Star Wars?

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  Sherlock Holmes or Dr. Who?

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Game of Thrones or Dungeons and Dragons?

GAME-OF-THRONES

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DC or Marvel?

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Which group will be crowned “Greatest Pop Culture Fan Club?”

 

 

 

All are welcome to participate! To sign up, visit us at http://ww2.psd202.org/greatread/


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