As October rolls on and the nights draw in, ghosts, ghouls and the otherwise undead lurk around every corner. What better way to prepare for the spooky month ahead than with a crash course in vampires…just in case. Luckily, our Curator of Firearms Jonathan Ferguson has a particular interest in the mythology of arms and armour as well as popular culture and the supernatural and is on hand to help us spot one. The belief in real vampires is of course far older. One of the first accounts of vampires is found in a Babylonian myth dating from 4, B.
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Due to inclement weather, the bookmobile will be off the roads on Thursday, Feb. All Anythink libraries will be open to the public during their regularly scheduled hours of operation. In addition to curbside services, all Anythink locations are now open to the public during special hours. Find the latest updates about these services at anythinklibraries. One of the most famous fictional characters in books and movies are vampires.
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When Bram Stoker was researching his world-famous novel Dracula one of his biggest influences was a woman who was born into a wealthy family in the Lanarkshire town of Airdrie. One of the UK's leading literary institutions has establish how Stoker had a copy of Emily Gerard's book on Transylvanian folklore and took notes while researching his own novel. Gerard's The Land Beyond the Forest is credited with introducing Stoker to the concept of "nosferatu", a vampire-like creature who sucks the blood of innocent victims. She wrote her book after spending two years in the mids in Romania with her husband, who was posted there as an officer in the Austro-Hungarian army. In her book, she wrote: " More decidedly evil is the nosferatu, or vampire, in which every Romanian peasant believes as firmly as he does in heaven or hell.