Library has ‘spook-tacular’ events planned for October

Published 6:17 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018

During October, the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library will be offering a month of chills and thrills.

Thanks in part to new audiovisual equipment, Halloween themed movies and classic horror films will be screened in the meeting room off the lobby of the library, 700 Veto St.

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“This is a series of events that our new collection management librarian, David Scott, has put together,” WCVPL director Katrina Stokes said.

On Wednesday’s beginning at 10 a.m. family friendly Halloween movies will be shown.

“These shows will be geared towards the younger audience — preschool aged children,” Stokes said, adding the library is planning to reach out to daycare centers to encourage them to bring the children.

The children will also be served popcorn and drinks during the show.

On Fridays at noon, during the month of October, Classic Horror movies will be offered.

“There will be a lot of very famous horror movies from the greats such as Alfred Hitchcock, along with a George Remero film,” Stokes said.

Patrons are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch to the screening.

The library will provide bottled water, soft drinks and desserts, Stokes said. 

In addition to the weekday events, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, the library will host a Halloween-movie marathon of family-friendly movies and shows.

Lunch will be provided, Stokes said, so patrons will not have to leave and miss any of the films.

All events are free to the public.

Stokes said she is excited the WCVP Library was able to purchase this new equipment through a grant provided by the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

“We are excited we were able to purchase a new projector, speakers and a DVD player,” Stokes said, along with a brand new DVD player-cleaning machine.

“We will be able to clean up our DVD’s and show films without fear of skipping,” she said.

Halloween-themed books will be featured in the children’s section of the library during October, too.

“Our children’s librarian, Marie Cunningham, generally goes through and pulls seasonal books and puts them in a special table for kids to browse and check out. She is very good about looking for holiday related items,” Stokes said.

The main section of the library will also have featured books on a display close to the reference desk.

Because the WCVP Library is not allowed to disclose the name of the films to be screened via social medial or print media, visit, Stokes said, for a complete listing.

For more information, call 601-636-6411.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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