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Celebrate Halloween at the library

Published 12:17pm Friday, October 28, 2011

Boo!

Scared ya, didn’t I?

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. The candy! The

costumes! The carving of the pumpkins! What’s not to love?

There are lots of ways you can help celebrate Halloween at the library this year.

We have some fun programs planned and I’ve highlighted some of my favorite Halloween books that both children and adults will enjoy!

Upcoming programs:

 

Teen movie night

• Friday, Oct. 28; 4 p.m. for grades 6-12

Make your own caramel apple and watch an animated feature from Tim Burton. Call the library for title.

Rated PG. Registration is required.

 

Trick-or-Treat

at the Library

• Monday, October 31; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Children are invited to stop by the library anytime on Halloween Day for a special (non-candy) treat. No tricks here! Costumes strongly encouraged.

Candy Wrapper Art

• Monday, November 7; 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Don’t throw those Halloween candy wrappers away! We’re turning trash into sweet treasure. Stop by the children’s area anytime on Nov. 7th to make a special art project using those leftover candy wrappers. Bring your own wrappers-we’ll supply the rest!

 

Halloween picture books

• Zen Ghosts by John M. Muth

Stillwater, the gentle giant panda, is back for the 3rd installment in the Zen series. This time, he brings a mysterious message to his friends Michael, Addy, and Karl on Halloween night.

They want to hear a ghost story and what Stillwater delivers is an intriguing ancient tale based on an old Zen puzzle. Will the children of the story, as well as the readers of the book, be able to decipher the panda’s paradox? Grades

1 and up.

 

• Scaredy-cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton

Splat wants desperately to be the scariest cat in his class for Halloween but guess what? Splat is scaredy-cat! How can he be scary when he’s afraid of so many things? Will he give his friends a fright or will his efforts flop and fizzle? Don’t miss the other fantastic books in the Splat the Cat series! Preschool & up.

 

• Bone Soup by Cambria Evans. Finnigin is a hungry skeleton who travels the land with his eating stool and his eating spoon looking for yummy feasts to eat. When word gets out that Finnigin and his huge appetite are heading their way, resident zombies, witches, mummies, and beasties of a local town work hard to hide their food. But Finnigin is a smart skeleton and tricks the creepy community into making a special Halloween soup! Preschool & up.

For more fun and spooky stories check out the Halloween post on our new blog: ffplkids.tumblr.com

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

 

Arielle Krohn is the youth librarian at the Fergus Falls Public Library.

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