Schaumburg Library Offers October Programs with a Halloween Vibe
Several programs coming to Schaumburg Library in October capture the essence of Halloween. Most of the following programs are for adults, except for the trivia program, which is also for teens. All require registration, and masks are mandatory for in-person programs, regardless of vaccination status.
Up first is "The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream" from 6:30-7:45 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13 on Zoom. Author Dean Jobb will talk about this little-known serial killer who elluded capture, crime after crime, in the late 1800s. From Canada to Chicago to London, Dr. Cream used pills laced with strychnine to kill his female patients. Register to receive the Zoom link.
"The Tonic Room Witch of Chicago" will be the topic of a presentation by Raymond Johnson, former criminal investigator and now a "history cop." This program takes place from 7-8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, on Zoom. Johnson will discuss a little-known haunting in a favorite former Chicago music lounge, The Tonic Room. Register to receive the Zoom link.
"Halloween Trivia" for adults and teens will take place online all week, beginning Monday, Oct. 25. Participants will have the opportunity to test their Halloween knowledge on Crowdpurr.
Taking a step back in time, the library will present "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: Live Organ Performance" from 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the Rasmussen Room of the Central Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. This 1920s silent film will be accompanied by a live performance of the movie's score, performed by Jay Warren. "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" is considered a masterpiece of early cinema and the first true horror movie ever made.
For more information about upcoming library programs or to register, see the Library Guide or select "Events" at SchaumburgLibrary.org.