Posts Tagged ‘Darren Shan’

Zombie Awareness Month

Posted on May 5th, 2015 by Anna in Books, Resources


Viewing that May is Zombie Awareness Month, I thought it would be beneficial for everyone if I went over what to do should the apocalypse actually happen. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), families should always be prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse, just as they would be prepared for natural disasters. Here are three things you need to do:


1. Always have an emergency kit ready to go on a moment’s notice:

This should include, but is not limited to, the following:

-Water (1 gallon per person per day)

-Food (non-perishables like canned goods)

-Can opener (not the electric variety!)

-Medications (for all people and pets, if needed)

-Change of clothes and a blanket for each person

-Important documents (such as birth certificates and drivers licences)

-First aid kit (Nothing can heal you from a Zombie bite, obviously, but you’ll want this for every other cut and scrape that might happen during your escape.)

-Battery powered radio

-Supplies for your pets including food and water


-Cellphone with charger

-Extra batteries

-Extra cash (During an apocalypse we must assume that there will be a power outage, in which case, ATMs and cash registers might not take your credit or debit cards. Always have backup cash on hand!)

-And if you don’t need it, don’t take it! (Remember, there may be a time when you’ll have to be running on foot and you’ve already got enough to carry.)


2. Work with your family and/or your friends on an emergency plan:

-Identify what types of disasters, aside from Zombies, could happen where you are (This includes things like hurricanes and flooding.)

-If you get separated, know where to meet up (for this, you’ll want to know your disasters. If flooding is a possibility, you clearly won’t meet up on the beach!)

-Know the best way to escape your area, and then map out several other options in case the first is blocked by Zombies or a downed tree across the road.

-Give everyone in your group a list of emergency contacts from other family members or friends to the fire department and police.


3. Read these terrifyingly good books found at the Boston Public Library: 

(There’s something for everyone on this list!)



Zombies Vs. Unicorns





















pride and prejudice and zombies

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies










is this a zombie

Is This A Zombie?










zombies dr

Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection : Field Notes by Dr. Robert Twombly










marvel zombies

Marvel Zombies










zombies don't cry

Zombies Don’t Cry










zombie survival guide

The Zombie Survival Guide










alice in zombieland

Alice in Zombieland











All Sorts of Authors! (ok, 2, but still)

Posted on November 4th, 2010 by jessika--intern in Books, Events

We are very pleased to have not one, but two authors coming to visit the Teen Room at the Copley branch of the BPL. Both are coming in the same, week, so I hope all you literary fans are ready!

Darren Shan, author of many fantastic horror and fantasy books will be coming Sunday, November 14, 2:00pm. Shan has written amazing books like the Cirque du Freak series, the Demonata series, The Thin Executioner and many more!

Shan will be talking about his latest book (and series) Birth of a Killer – the first installment of The Saga of Larten Crepsley. Shan will be able to take your questions, and he will be around to sign some books afterwards. Also, there will be some books available to purchase (and/or borrow – because we’re a library like that.)


Next up, on Thursday, November 16, at 4:30pm, budding author Karsten Knight will be coming to read a bit from his forthcoming book Wildfire, and to answer any questions you may have about writing.


We’re pretty excited to have both of these authors visit us. Hope to see you there!