Halloween treats, crafts, activities and fun at your libraries

October 17, 2014
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Alachua County Library District provides family fun for Halloween and lots of fall activities for children and teens at libraries across the county. Come to the library to dance with Zombies, create monster crafts and enjoy the spirit of the season.

Pumpkin Time: Kids ages 3 to 11 can join the pumpkin fairy for a story time about fall and pumpkins. Costumes are welcome. Mon., October 20, 2:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue.

Halloween Crafts: Children ages 5 to 11 are invited for a "hauntingly" good time making spooky crafts for Halloween. Enjoy eerie music and all things black and orange. Tues., October 21, 3 p.m., High Springs Branch, 135 N.W. 1 Avenue, High Springs.

Halloween Crafts: Children ages 5 to 11 can create their own Halloween bags and make other trick or treat crafts. Mon., October 27, 3:30 p.m., Cone Park Branch, 2841A E. University Avenue.

Halloween Teen Crafts: In Millhopper’s teen zone enjoy making Ghost Pop plus other Halloween crafts and activities from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mon., October 27 and Tues., October 28, Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43 Street.

Improvisation Program for Teens: Teens are invited to try out their acting skills, explore what makes a character funny or scary, express the spirit of the season and learn how to tell a story. Mon., October 27, 4 p.m., Library Partnership, 1130 N.E. 16 Avenue.

Make It, Take It Halloween Crafts:  Kids ages 5 to 11 and teens are invited to concoct some fun, spooky or silly Halloween crafts. Mon., October 27, 4 p.m., Alachua Branch, 14913 N.W. 140 Street, Alachua.

Halloween Reading Bash: The University of Florida Educator Association and library staff present fun with crafts, face painting, reading and pictures with princesses. Costumes are welcome. Kids ages 1 to 11 are invited Mon., October 27, 5 p.m., Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue.

Funny, Scary Halloween Storytelling: Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy a special Halloween treat with funny, scary stories told by a master storyteller. Tues., October 28, 4 p.m., Newberry Branch, 110 S. Seaboard Drive, Newberry.

Zombies Invade the Library!: Danscompany of Gainesville is bringing Thriller Dance Night to the library. Teens are invited to come learn the dance, dress like a Zombie and be a part of the fun. Tues., October 28, 6 p.m., Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue.

Halloween Hunt: What hides in the bushes and glows in the dark? Find out at the Halloween Hunt. There will be food, games, music and prizes prepared by the ghosts and goblins. Tues., October 28, 6:30 p.m., High Springs Branch, 135 N.W. 1 Avenue, High Springs.

Zombie Prom and Fall Fest: Teens of all ages are invited to walk and dress like a Zombie, play games and capture a terrifying Zombie impression in the photo booth. Enjoy tasty snacks and monster Halloween music and at the end of the program there will be a crowning of a Zombie kind and queen. Wed., October 29, 4 p.m., Library Partnership, 1130 N.E. 16 Avenue.

Monster Mash Bash: Ages 5 to 11 can turn milk jugs into monsters and hear Halloween poems.  Don’t miss the ghoulishly good time on Thurs., October 30, 3:30 p.m., Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Avenue.

Halloween Ballet: The Gainesville Ballet Theater will perform a special, spooky dance performance for kids of all ages in the children's area. Thurs., October 30, 5:30 p.m., Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43 Street.

Happy Halloween @ the Library: Start trick or treating at a safe place to show off your costume. Show a trick... and get a sweet treat. Fri., October 31, 3 p.m., Newberry Branch, 110 S. Seaboard Drive, Newberry.

Teen Halloween Party & Movie:  Teens can dress up in the scariest costume possible and come to a party and scary movie plus make a craft. Fri., October 31, 3 p.m., Hawthorne Branch, 6640 S.E. 221 Street, Hawthorne.

For more information, contact Nickie Kortus at (352) 334-3909, nkortus@aclib.us.

 

If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 

 

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