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Halloween Fun for Everyone!

Celebrate the holiday with book & movie recommendations, plus events for all ages

Post Date:10/03/2017 3:00 PM

It's no trick, we've got lots of treats for Halloween! Fun events for all ages, plus spooky book and movie recommendations to enhance your holiday enjoyment.

 

Halloween for Kids 

Spooky Sing-Along
Mon | Oct 30 | 11:00am – 12:00pm | RM
Families are invited to a not-so-scary Halloween sing-along! We’ll have a build your own monster feet station and plenty of
ghostly giggles.

Halloween Boo! Storytimes
Tues | Oct 31 | 9:30am – 10:00am | MN
Tues | Oct 31 | 10:30am – 11:00am | RM
Tues | Oct 31 | 10:30am – 11:00am | DR
Our annual Halloween Boo! is the cutest day of the year! Wear a costume and bring your treat bag to this special preschool Halloween storytime.

Pumpkin Mosiac Art
Mon | Oct 30 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | RM
Celebrate the season by painting and constructing your own paper mosaic masterpiece.

Happy Anniversary, Harry Potter!
Thurs | Oct 26 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | MN
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Join us to celebrate this special anniversary. Add to the festivities by dressing up as your favorite Harry Potter character!

overdrive

Halloween for Kids from Overdrive
A great collection of delightfully spooky reads for kids!

 casper

Halloween for Kids from Hoopla
Kids of all ages will find some Halloween fun in this collection of audiobooks, ebooks, and movies

 goosebumps

Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine from Overdrive
These beloved scary books are heavy on thrills. The books have a creepy tone; short chapters, each ending with a cliff-hanger, keep readers turning the pages and in suspense. Ages 9-12.

 bunnicula

Bunnicula series by Deborah and James Howe from Overdrive
When Bunnicula the rabbit starts acting strangely, Harold the dog and Chester the cat try to warn their human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire. Ages 9-12.

 highlights

The experts at Highlights know how to keep kids motivated while they learn. Filled with fiction, nonfiction, Hidden Pictures®, skill-building puzzles, science experiments and more, Highlights strengthens reading abilities, promotes creativity, sharpens thinking skills, and helps build confidence. Ages 6-12. October's issue is packed with Halloween fun!

 


 

Halloween for Teens


Embrace Your Zombie Face
Tues | Oct 10 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | MN
Learn how to apply your own zombie makeup when DeAndrea Vaughn visits to instruct a hands-on tutorial. Space is limited; supplies provided. Ages 12-17.

Random Fandom: Stranger Things
Thurs | Oct 26 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | RM
A fandom celebration with Stranger Things themed crafts, games, and treats. 

halloween classics 

Halloween Classics graphic novel from Overdrive
Five scary tales for the holiday, each with an EC-style introduction by famed horror author Mort Castle. Featured are Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Arthur Conan Doyle's mummy tale "Lot No. 249," Mark Twain's "A Curious Dream," and H. P. Lovecraft's "Cool Air." Plus, a comics adaptation of the great silent film "The Cabinet of Dr. Calligari," illustrated by Matt Howarth, with a terrifying cover by Simon Gane.

 frankenstein

 
Horror for Teens 
A creepy collection for teens and young adults, including Mary Shelley’s classic novel,  Frankenstein, transformed with the addition of steampunk-inspired art.



Halloween for Adults

Beginning Crafting: Halloween Terrariums and Burlap Pumpkins
Thurs | Oct 19 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | DR
A guided introduction to simple, yet elegant, crafts. Ages 18+.

Dining With The Dead: Debe Branning Book Talk
Wed | Oct 25 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | RM
Author Debe Branning discusses her latest book, Dining With the Dead. Debe has served as the director of the
MVD Ghostchasers—a Mesa/Bisbee based paranormal team—since 1994, and has penned several books about haunted Arizona.

DIY Zombie Style
Mon | Oct 30 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | MN
Make your outfit zombie-ready using coffee grounds. Bring your clothes, zombie-fy them, and be ready to change into them for the second half of the program—we’ll have a special library unveiling at the end. Stay tuned to our social media accounts for more details. (What's the special unveiling? We can't say, but if you watch Michael Jackson's Thriller video, which you can download in a flash from Freegal, it contains a mob of zombies that may give you a hint...)


children of the corn 

Halloween movies for adults from Hoopla
Spine-tingling terrors including some classic horror movies. 

 spooky music

Spooky sounds from Freegal
Set the mood for your Halloween party with sound effects and mood music from Freegal.

 stephen king

Stephen King in Overdrive
Best known as horror novel royalty, Stephen King writes in many genres: dark fantasy, science fiction, psychological suspense, and others.

 womans day

Woman's Day, one of the oldest and most beloved of all the traditional women's magazines, is ever-evolving to fit the needs of modern readers. October's issue contains all sorts of spooky fun for Halloween.

 family circle

Family Circle is filled with quick-fixing, delicious recipes ... do-it-yourself decorating ideas ... fashion and beauty secrets ... plus advice for raising a healthy, happy family - and more! October's issue features pumpkin, party and costume ideas.

 food network

Food Network Magazine is America’s best-selling food magazine on newsstands—and every food lover’s essential handbook: Each issue is packed with star recipes and tips, behind-the-scenes scoops and fun, creative ideas for home cooks. the October issue is jam-packed with fun fall treats and features the biggest Halloween section ever!

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