Illinois Libraries Present gets ready for Halloween with bestselling horror author Stephen Graham Jones

Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering premier events, is getting ready for Halloween with bestselling horror author Stephen Graham Jones in an online event on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023.

Join author Stephen Graham Jones to talk scary stories, horror and more with horror expert Becky Spratford. Jones is The New York Times bestselling author of horror novels "The Only Good Indians" and "Don't Fear the Reaper," and a prolific author of more than 25 books spanning genres. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and has won several awards including the Ray Bradbury Award from the Los Angeles Times, the Bram Stoker Award, the Independent Publishers Award for Multicultural Fiction and the Alex Award from American Library Association. He is the Ivena Baldwin Professor of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Illinois librarian and readers' advisor Becky Spratford will join Stephen in conversation. She trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through local public libraries. A devout horror fan, she writes a horror review column for Library Journal, is the author of The Reader's Advisory Guide to Horror, and is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association.

Chills and Thrills with Stephen Graham Jones will be online on Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Visit to register.

Schaumburg Township District Library is a founding member of Illinois Libraries Present (ILP), a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

At Schaumburg Township Library, we spark curiosity and enrich our community by connecting services, resources, and people.

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