October Displays at Forest Park Branch

The Forest Park Branch offers two displays for the month of October.
The original publicity still
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Our diorama model

In our display case is our annual “haunted house” diorama, a tribute to the 1960 classic thriller Psycho.  Inspired by a famous publicity still and the work of another Haunted Dimensions model builder, uses graphic artist Ray Keim’s paper model of the Bates House sits on a rise overlooking the infamous Bates Motel.  Norman Bates stands before the house, silhouetted by the setting sun, as “Mother” sits at her bedroom window. 

The diorama will be displayed through mid-November.

genathan Gibson with potraitLocal artist Genathan Gibson made a painting of the Forest Park Library Building, which he donated to us this past Spring.  Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library and Frames and Frames in Forest Park, the painting is framed for permanent display at the Library. 

The painting will be prominently displayed through November 6, then moved to another location in the Library.


Visit the Haunted Dimensions website to download and build the Bates House and other spooky paper models.

The movie Psycho is available on DVD from retailers and rental stores.  Turner Classic Movies airs the film on occasion. Check their website for future broadcasts.

The books Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho and Psycho: Behind the Scenes of the Classic Thriller are available at CCLS.  Ask a librarian for assistance.

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