When: Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m
Why go: Author Lesley Bannatyne will lead a talk about her book, Halloween Nation. The event is free and open to everyone, with a book signing and reception following.
Halloween Nation is the first book to delve into the popular culture of 21st century Halloween through the eyes and words of its celebrants. An illustrated collection of interviews and essays, Halloween Nation looks at what makes Halloween one of America's most creative and wildly popular contemporary holidays.
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