Memorial Library and The Writing Center hosted a two-sentence horror story contest to celebrate Halloween. All SUNY Cortland students were welcome to participate. Entries needed to be submitted online by Sunday, 10/22 and story submissions had to be original and two sentences long.
Here are our winners:
As I gazed into the mirror, my reflection’s eyes blinked out of sync with mine, and a chilling smile spread across its face. I heard a door slam and turned away to a whisper that said, “You have to escape.”
I always thought my baby sister hated me because she cried every time she looked at me. Until i realized that she was looking behind me.
After a global pandemic, World War III, Civil War 2, numerous riots, rebellions and society eating itself; I was able to finally close my eyes after a long life and give into death’s embrace.
Three words entered my vision: “Tutorial Stage Complete.”
Ever wonder how to make a Jack-O-Lantern from a foam pumpkin? When you carve a real pumpkin, you can only enjoy your handy work for a few weeks. Check out this video from SKS Props to see how you can make a Halloween decoration that will last for years! Follow the links below for 2 different designs.
Monster Eyes Pumpkin – https://youtu.be/MHysg-URqMQ?si=WRcyebhwLSycWYqL
Mimic Pumpkin – https://youtu.be/4kpOWJ5Wz2A?si=J59V6f99K26HKB5L
Do you need a Halloween costume idea? Check out this video from Cleverly that shows how to make 14 creative Halloween costumes and how to create spooky Halloween makeup.
October is the month for horror! Memorial Library and The Writing Center are hosting a two-sentence horror story contest to celebrate. All SUNY Cortland students are welcome to participate. Entries must be submitted online by Sunday, 10/22 at https://forms.office.com/r/mebn6xvRk4. Story submissions must be original and two sentences long.
The first place winner will receive a Zombie Kittens board game. Three lucky winners will have their stories presented in the Digital Commons institutional repository (https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/) and in Library social media (Facebook and Instagram @sunycortlandmemoriallibrary).
For full contest rules and information, please visit the contest link.
Do you like the Harry Potter series? Take a virtual ride on with the Hogwarts Express with The Jacobite steam train in Scotland in this video from Insider.
Celebrate Banned Books Week by reading a book “they” don’t want you to read! You can find the books from last year’s Top Most Challenged Books List (https://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10) in the Teaching Materials Center (TMC) and the Library’s Main collection. The top most challenged book, Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe is available in the Graphic Novels section of the TMC. Stop by to take a look, and use the Collection Discovery (https://tiny.cc/BannedBooksML) feature to find even more banned and challenged titles.
Join Levar Burton, Banned Books Week Honorary Chair, tonight, Oct 4th, at 8pm Live on Facebook @BannedBooksWeek in conversation with Youth Honorary Chair Da Taeveyon Daniels.
Censorship By The Numbers: In 2022, the American Library Association tracked the highest number of attempted book bans since ALA began compiling data about censorship in libraries more than 20 years ago; 2,571 unique titles were challenged last year, up from 1,858 in 2021. Learn more at ala.org/bbooks
Top 13 Most Challenged Books of 2022.
October 1-7 is Banned Books Week. Help the Memorial Library promote awareness of the book banning and challenging that is happening today in the USA. Read a banned book, tell a friend, and support the freedom to read!
Banned Books Week October 1-7, 2023