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    Halloween Greetings from Ohrstrom Library

    Lisa Laughy – Archives Assistant Librarian Action Figure is suited up for Halloween and ready to share her enthusiasm for the day at Ohrstrom Library.  A quick trip to the reference room provided her with this tidbit of information on the origins of Halloween celebrations in the U.S.: “Halloween has its ultimate origins in the ancient Celtic harvest festival, Samhain, a time when people believed that the spirits of the dead roamed the earth.  Irish settlers brought their Halloween customs – which included bobbing for apples and lighting jack-o’-lanterns – to America in the 1840s.” From: Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, pg. 223. Ref. 394 H38 2005.…