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Stop by the Cedar Rapids Library to check out our Halloween Display! Our theme is discover a crime or search out the paranormal. We’re sharing the paranormal books below and some true crime. We weeded and updated our paranormal collection this year so we have quite a few new ones. Whether you’re dealing with our “victim” as a crime victim or a ghost, we hope that you come and haunt both our libraries.

These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

Special thanks to Kyle Winward of Central College, who had put together and shared a list of paranormal books that included some of these.

Halloween Display

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Call Number: PB Nes Title: A Monster Calls Author: Patrick Ness, et. al

Call Number: 001.94 C593u Title: Unexplained!: Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurrences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena (3rd ed) Author: Jerome Clark

Call Number: 001.944 8931b Title: Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend Author: Joshua Blu Buhs

Call Number: 001.944 L922a Title: Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids Authors: Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero

Call Number: 001.944 R333s Title: Searching for Sasquatch: Crackpots, Eggheads, and Cryptozoology Author: Brian Regal

Call Number: 130.973 B143p Title: Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture Authors: Christopher D. Bader, F. Carson Mencken, and Joseph D. Baker

Call Number: 133.109 A977h Title: A History of Ghosts: The True Story of Seances, Mediums, Ghosts, and Ghostbusters Author: Peter H. Aykroyd, Angela Narth, and Dan Aykroyd

Call Number: 133.129 L477m Title: Mysterious Midwest: Unwrapping Urban Legends and Ghostly Tales from the Dead Author: Adrian Lee

Call Number: 133.4 O984 Title: The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic Author: Owen Davies

Call Number: 299 S915w Title: Witchcraft: A Secret History Author: Michael Streeter

Call Number: 301.21 B971s Title: Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft Author: Paul Boyer and Stephen Nissenbaum

Call Number: 345.744 B167s Title: A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience Author: Emerson W Baker

Call Number: 500 R332w Title: Weird Science and Bizarre Beliefs: Mysterious Creatures, Lost Worlds, and Amazing Inventions Author: Dr. Gregory L. Reece

Call Number: 530.11 C624b Title: Build Your Own Time Machine: The Real Science of Time Travel Author: Brian Clegg

Call Number: 576.8 A398 Title: Aliens: The World’s Leading Scientists on the Search for Extraterrestrial Life Author: Jim Al-Khalili

Call Number: 576.839 C319e Title: Earths of Distant Suns: How We Find Them, Communicate With Them, and Maybe Even Travel There Author: Michael Carroll

Call Number: 576.839 W734a Title: All These Worlds Are Yours: The Scientific Search for Alien Life Author: Jon Willis

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