Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

In celebration of Halloween 2008, the Water Library has compiled a list of resources with a spooky theme or twist.

Did you know 36 million children between the ages of 5 and 13 went trick or treating last year? The US Census Bureau puts out statistics on Halloween each year. To find out how many pounds of candy Americans consumed last year, click here.

For the morbid, Harvard Law School library has a collection for you: Dying Speeches and Bloody Murders. Published in British towns and cities by printers who specialized in this type of street literature, a typical example features an illustration (usually of the criminal, the crime scene, or the execution); an account of the crime and (sometimes) the trial; and the purported confession of the criminal, often cautioning the reader in doggerel verse to avoid the fate awaiting the perpetrator.

It wouldn't be Halloween at Wisconsin's Water Library without some spooky water facts.

Keeping those in mind, remember to stay green this Halloween: has everything from green costume ideas to activities for kids and parents.
Before trick or treating, be sure to check out The Green Guide.

Happy Halloween from the Water Library!