Friday, October 28, 2011

More than BOOOOOKS!!

Halloween is just around the corner and we thought we would share a story about a ghost here at Massanutten Regional Library (MRL). This story was shared with us by Lisa Ha who is the tour guide for the Haunted Harrisonburg Walking Tours.

Seven or eight years ago after the library had closed for the day, a former employee was walking through the building. Everyone had left and he was alone. He entered the Law Library in the back of the old part of the library. There he saw a young man in his twenties looking at the shelves of law books. The gentleman seemed out of place, he was dressed in outdated clothing, including an argyle sweater and an old fashioned driving cap.
The employee said he and the young man looked at each other, then snap, he was gone. No one else has seen the spectral visitor since. Come visit the law library some night, and let us know what you see. Or you can try some of the other spooky events going on in Harrisonburg this weekend.

Happy Halloween! 
Haunted Harrisonburg Tours: Hear spooky ghost stories about the history of our city while walking the streets of downtown with tour guide Lisa Ha. There are tours on Saturday October 29, Sunday October 30, and Monday October 31st all at 7:00 pm. Register in advance at Rocktown Gift Shoppe located in the Hardesty Higgins House, 432-8943. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 6 free.For more information visit Downtown Harrisonburg’s website at:

Halloween on the Square
October 29 10:00am - 2:00pm
Wander down Main Street on a crisp autumn afternoon with your little goblins when downtown merchants open their doors to trick-or-treaters. Then enjoy music from a live DJ, free carnival games, crafts and costume contests on Court Square. Vendors will also offer pumpkin painting and other spooky goodies! For more information, please contact Kim Kirk at 540.432.8936 or

Zombie Walk
October 29  4 - 8:30 pm
On October 29th take part in Comic Toast's Harrisonburg Zombie Walk from 4:00pm - 8:30pm.
We're doing it again folks! This time BIGGER and BETTER! Join us October 29, 2011 for our second annual HARRISONBURG ZOMBIE WALK! AND Zombie Prom at The Artful Dodger hosted by the Rocktown Rollers!

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