know fear

According to FDR, we have nothing to fear, but fear itself.

But in these days of TV shows about vampires, zombies, and serial killers, we might want to rethink Mr. Roosevelt’s remarks.

Celebrate all things scary during Deschutes Public Library’s Know Fear series this October. During the series, scholars, storytellers and authors will be exploring what we are afraid of and why.

Know Fear Bibliography Movies to Keep You Up at Night


Monsters Under and In Our Beds
From scary to sexy, COCC Professor Eleanor Sumpter-Latham explores the connections between our culture and the monsters we love to fear.

   East Bend Public Library
   Saturday, October 1, 2011 | 2:00 p.m.

   Redmond Public Library
   Saturday, October 29 | 2:00 p.m.

Exploring Oregon History Through Its Cemeteries
Portland writer Johan Mathiesen, author of Mad as the Mist and Snow: Exploring Oregon Through Its Cemeteries, discusses Oregon’s most celebrated and unique cemeteries, including Lone Fir, Jacksonville, and Willamette National. Included in the discussion are detailed profiles that highlight historical events, famous residents, and the evolution of headstone designs. Mathiesen also highlights which cemeteries around the state should be on every traveler’s and historian’s “must visit” list—and why.

   Sunriver Area Public Library
   Saturday, October 8 | 3:00 p.m.

Vampires & the People Who Love Them
Vampires in History, Folklore, and Literature
COCC Professor of Humanities Terry Krueger reveals the origins of the word vampire and the vampire’s role in Slavonic religion and folklore. He also discusses the vampire’s birth in 19th century early literature including John Polidori’s The Vampyre, Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla, and of course, Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

   Downtown Bend Public Library
   Wednesday, October 12 | 6:30 p.m.

Vampires & the People Who Love Them
Vampires Go to the Movies
COCC Professor of Humanities Terry Krueger analyzes the transformation of the vampire into a creature of cinema and television. He looks at the role of the vampire in various films and television works including, F.W. Murnau’s The Nosferatu, Todd Browning’s Dracula, Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys, Josh Whelan’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and concludes with Alan Ball’s True Blood.

   East Bend Public Library
   Thursday, October 20 | 6:30 p.m.

Author Chelsea Cain
New York Times bestselling author Chelsea Cain’s slasher heroine Gretchen Lowell is at it again in Cain’s latest novel the Night Season! Join Chelsea for a reading and book signing. Books will be available for sale.

   Downtown Bend Public Library
   Saturday, October 22 | 3:00 p.m.

Scary Stories for the Strong of Heart
Children’s services manager and renown storyteller, Heather McNeil shares spine tingling and bone chilling stories. Because of the scary nature of the stories, this program is for adults and older teens.

   Library Administration Conference Room
   (507 NW Wall St, Bend)
   Thursday, October 27 | 6:30 p.m.

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