Join the new virtual haunted happenings series with Jeff DePaoli

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On Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m., join Jeff DePaoli, host of “That Halloween Podcast,” for the first online program in his monthly series about all things spooky, where he will delve into the Los Angeles-based studio Alterian Inc., which specializes in the design and creation of animatronic and prosthetic makeup effects.

Joining DePaoli will be Alterian Inc. founder Tony Gardner, an American makeup designer, special effects designer, and puppeteer, as they talk all about the history, impact, and fun of this essential Hollywood Halloween staple. Registration is required — please register at

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Abbot Public Library in collaboration with the Ashland Public Library.

For additional information, please visit, email, or call 781-631-1481.