SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Love ghost stories about haunted lighthouses and hotels? If you've ever wondered why we carve jack-o-lanterns or put on costumes to go trick-or-treating every October 31, head to the Spotswood Public Library on Friday, October 25 for a Halloween: A Haunted History at 7 p.m. This interestingly eerie event is hosted by the Friends of the Spotswood Public Library and is ideal for Halloween lovers of all ages.

Kevin Woyce traces the history and origins of Halloween through stories and slides. The 60 minute program touches on the origins of jack-o-lanterns, Orson Welles' 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, the first monster movies, haunted lighthouses and hotels and more. The event features original photographs and antique Halloween cards, advertisements, artwork and movie posters.

Registration is required for the free event and can be done online at the Spotswood Public Library website or by telephoning the library at 732-251-1515. The Spotswood Public Library is located at 548 Main Street.