Halloween at the Library

Fun and Festive Programs

We're dedicating the month of October to all things spooky, scary, costumed and candied! Check out a page-turning thriller or join us at one of our Halloween themed programs. View our program list below or pick up a copy of our Program Guide at any Library location.

Halloween-Themed Programs

Pumpkin Painting

Tuesday Oct. 15
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Decorate a pumpkin for the upcoming Halloween season. 

Event Details for Pumpkin Painting

Halloween Movie and a Craft

Tuesday Oct. 15
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Create your very own, personalized trick-or-treat bags while watching Goosebumps 2.

Event Details for Halloween Movie and a Craft

Pumpkin Painting

Tuesday Oct. 15
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Decorate a pumpkin for the upcoming Halloween season. 

Event Details for Pumpkin Painting

Spiderweb Art

Thursday Oct. 17
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Use watercolor and crayons to create a one-of-a-kind spiderweb masterpiece.

Event Details for Spiderweb Art

Crafty Monster Bookmark

Thursday Oct. 17
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Celebrate your favorite creepy character by creating your own monster bookmark.

Event Details for Crafty Monster Bookmark

Poetry, Pumpkins and Pizza

Friday Oct. 18
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Washington

Join us to decorate a pumpkin, eat some pizza, read some poetry, and be generally alliterative! Costumes welcome but not required.

Event Details for Poetry, Pumpkins and Pizza

Frankenstein's Ball

Friday Oct. 18
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Join us for a frightful party in Frankenstein's lab at the Library. Be prepared for ghoulish games, creepy crafts, and dance to some monster tunes. Costumes welcome!

Event Details for Frankenstein's Ball

Zombie Marshmallows

Tuesday Oct. 22
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Bring your artistic and scary ideas to create a delicious Zombie Marshmallow you can eat!

Event Details for Zombie Marshmallows

Haunted Escape

Tuesday Oct. 22
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Are you good at solving spooky puzzles? Unlocking creepy clues? Unraveling eerie mysteries? Our haunted escape boxes will give you chills and nightmares. Are you brave enough to enter?

Event Details for Haunted Escape

Halloween Movie and a Craft

Tuesday Oct. 22
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

Create your very own, personalized trick-or-treat bags while watching Goosebumps 2.

Event Details for Halloween Movie and a Craft

Count Wakula Magic Show

Thursday Oct. 24
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Magician Andrew Martin transforms into Count Wakula! He will tickle those funny bones with his hauntingly hilarious Halloween magic show.

Event Details for Count Wakula Magic Show

Preschool Community Trick-or-Treat

Friday Oct. 25
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Holland

Put on your Halloween costume and follow the decorated path between the Holland Library and the Strawberry Acres Lodge where you'll gather treats, play games, make a craft and more!

Event Details for Preschool Community Trick-or-Treat

Stage Make-Up

Friday Oct. 25
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Learn about types of stage make-up, application techniques, and design. Emphasis will be on age make-up and fantasy looks.

Event Details for Stage Make-Up

Count Wakula Magic Show

Saturday Oct. 26
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

Magician Andrew Martin transforms into Count Wakula! He will tickle those funny bones with his hauntingly hilarious Halloween magic show.

Event Details for Count Wakula Magic Show

Halloween Movie and a Craft

Monday Oct. 28
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Locke

Create your very own, personalized trick-or-treat bags while watching Goosebumps 2.

Event Details for Halloween Movie and a Craft

Pumpkin Painting

Monday Oct. 28
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mott

Decorate a pumpkin for the upcoming Halloween season.

Event Details for Pumpkin Painting

Halloween Happenings

Monday Oct. 28
at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Enjoy fun literacy-based activities, trick-or-treating, and interaction with community groups! Remember to wear your costumes.

Event Details for Halloween Happenings

Count Wakula Magic Show

Monday Oct. 28
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Magician Andrew Martin transforms into Count Wakula! He will tickle those funny bones with his hauntingly hilarious Halloween magic show.

Event Details for Count Wakula Magic Show

Halloween Movie and a Craft

Monday Oct. 28
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Create your very own, personalized trick-or-treat bags while watching Goosebumps 2.

Event Details for Halloween Movie and a Craft

Pumpkin Painting

Tuesday Oct. 29
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mott

Decorate a pumpkin for the upcoming Halloween season.

Event Details for Pumpkin Painting

Halloween Movie and a Craft

Tuesday Oct. 29
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Create your very own, personalized trick-or-treat bags while watching Goosebumps 2.

Event Details for Halloween Movie and a Craft

Halloween Movie and a Craft

Tuesday Oct. 29
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Create your very own, personalized trick-or-treat bags while watching Goosebumps 2.

Event Details for Halloween Movie and a Craft

Count Wakula Magic Show

Tuesday Oct. 29
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Magician Andrew Martin transforms into Count Wakula! He will tickle those funny bones with his hauntingly hilarious Halloween magic show.

Event Details for Count Wakula Magic Show

Halloween Movie and a Craft

Wednesday Oct. 30
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Create your very own, personalized trick-or-treat bags while watching Goosebumps 2.

Event Details for Halloween Movie and a Craft

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