Any OBSers in New Jersey or Near the Fargo/Moorhead area? We have awesome events for you!

Via Jacueline Durett at the Suburban Library event asks: Are we human, or are we vampire?

Tweens and teens will face a choice at the Vampire Mystery program at the Sadie Pope Dowdell Library: Whether to live as a vampire or a human.

That choice is the end result of the Oct. 22 program, which is open to those ages 10 to 14.

“They’re going to be solving a mystery,” said Marilyn Cipollari in the library’s children’s services department. At the end of the mystery, participants on teams of four or five will participate in a type of scavenger hunt for potion items using library resources. Following their creation of a potion recipe, they will then choose whether to be human or vampire as part of the fun.

Prizes including jewelry and vampirethemed young adult books will be given out for best costume, best “potion discoverer” and best team leader, said Cipollari, who is running the event with Youth Program Director Andrea Dinger.

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From Lisa Kaczke at the Daily Journal: Sci-fi enthusiasts create exhibit

Area science fiction enthusiasts have brought together their collections of items to create a new exhibit at the Otter Tail Historical Society.

The exhibit, Encounters of the Third Kind: Convergence of Sci Fi Enthusiasts, was the brainchild of local sci-fi enthusiasts Teresa Jasciewicz and Craig Winters, along with the museum’s Executive Director Chris Schuelke.

The exhibit is open until Dec. 18 and can be viewed 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is $4 for visitors older than 12 years old, $1 for children aged five through 11 and free for children under five.

Since the museum didn’t have any items it could display, it put a call out for those in the community to loan any sci-fi items to the museum for the exhibit, Schuelke said.

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That library event is so cool! I wish they had something like that when I was little. I don’t remember our library doing anything for Halloween. And it’s amazing that the community pitched in to put that exhibit together. I would love to go see it.

Are you going to any Halloween events? Would you lend your Sci-fi stuff for an event like this?