Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Program: Ghost Hunting 101 for Teens

Now that Summer Reading is finished (whew!) and school is just about back in session it is time to look at Fall programming.  For me, this means hosting a series of programs around my SECOND FAVORITE holiday - Halloween!

One of the program I am super-excited about for Fall 2012 is my Ghost Hunting 101 program, which is easy, inexpensive and sure to be a hit with the teenage crowd.  All you have to do is reach out to a local paranormal investigations group (in my case Houston Paranormal Investigations) and inquire about visiting the library.  Most groups are very willing to share their knowledge and love answering questions teens have about the paranormal, ghost hunting and the equipment they use.  What better way to get in the spooky spirit than talking with real-life ghost hunters?

Books to Set the Mood:
Texas Ghosts: Galveston, Houston, and Vicinity by Olyve Hallmark Abbott ISBN: 978-07643341
The Everything Ghost Hunting Book: Tips, tools, and techniques for exploring the supernatural world by Melissa Martin Ellis ISBN:978-1598699203
The Other Side: A Teen's Guide to Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal by Marley Gibson, Patrick Burns and Dave Schrader ISBN: 978-0547258294
Ghost Files: The Collected Cases from Ghost Hunting and Seeking Spirits by Jason Hawes ISBN:
Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places by Brad Steiger ISBN: 978-1578591466
Ghosts Along the Texas Coast by Docia Williams ISBN: 978-1556223778

Films to Set the Tone:
Ghostbusters 1 & 2
The Haunting
The Others
White Noise