Halloween at the Library

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Spooky Stories, Events and More!

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 and book list below or pick up a copy of MORE Magazine at any Library location.

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Teens Only Pumpkin Decorating Contest Voting

Tuesday Oct. 23
All Day

Location: Oregon

We need your help choosing the champion of our Teen Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Visit daily to vote for the winner.

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Pumpkin Slime

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Every day is a great day for making slime. Add a wonderful pumpkin smell, and it is even better! Join us for a fun time making slime.

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Halloween Bash

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Join us for cape making, treats, and a ton of Halloween fun!

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Teens Only Pumpkin Decorating Contest Voting

Wednesday Oct. 24
All Day

Location: Oregon

We need your help choosing the champion of our Teen Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Visit daily to vote for the winner.

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Zombie Makeover Takeover

Wednesday Oct. 24
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Come learn how to make all your friends freak out over your ghoulish good looks! The Paul Mitchell School's makeup artists will teach you the tricks needed to become the zombie you are dying to be.

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Costumes and Cosplay

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

Location: Oregon

Not sure what to wear to your next con? Need help taking your ideas from vision to reality? We have the tools and guidance to assist with your transformation. Bring your creativity and materials.

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Zombiefest

Wednesday Oct. 24
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Will you survive the zombie apocalypse? Make your own zombie survival kit and test your skills against the walking dead. Grades 5-12.

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Monster Bash: Shake Out Your Spookies

Wednesday Oct. 24
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Point Place

Join Joshua Buchanan for a dance party that is both silly and spooky! Come in your wackiest costumes to learn some new moves and have a wickedly good time. For ages 5-9.

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Teens Only Pumpkin Decorating Contest Voting

Thursday Oct. 25
All Day

Location: Oregon

We need your help choosing the champion of our Teen Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Visit daily to vote for the winner.

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Spooky Sounds

Thursday Oct. 25
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Ready to record some creepy noises? Have dreams of filming something truly terrifying? Bring your ideas and we will show you how the Oregon Branch studio can help you make your nightmares a reality.

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Count Wakula's Halloween Funny Fest

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

Location: Maumee

Andrew Martin's Count Wakula returns with his fiendishly funny Halloween magic show.

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Erupting Pumpkins!

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

Location: Birmingham

Carved pumpkins and science?? Yes, that is right. Come and make your pumpkins erupt!

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A Movie & More

Thursday Oct. 25
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Holland

Join us as we watch a movie while munching on popcorn and candy. Warm apple cider and free pumpkins for all. What more could you ask for?

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Teens Only Pumpkin Decorating Contest Voting

Friday Oct. 26
All Day

Location: Oregon

We need your help choosing the champion of our Teen Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Visit daily to vote for the winner.

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Preschool Community Trick-or-Treat

Friday Oct. 26
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!

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Preschool Dance Party

Friday Oct. 26
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Oregon

Join the exciting dance party just for kids ages 2-5! Halloween stories, music and fun will make your sides jingle. Feel free to wear your Halloween costume and get moving with us.

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Teens Only Pumpkin Decorating Contest Voting

Saturday Oct. 27
All Day

Location: Oregon

We need your help choosing the champion of our Teen Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Visit daily to vote for the winner.

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Halloween Space Pumpkins from the Nebula

Saturday Oct. 27
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Maumee

Make your very own cosmic pumpkin! Complete with stars, constellations, a black hole or two, and snacks. Unlike the infinite universe, space is limited.

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Movie Madness

Monday Oct. 29
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Locke

Join us for a spine-tingling movie and a tasty treat!

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Zombie Apocalypse

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

Location: Mott

Come to the library and dress up like a zombie just in time for some scary Halloween fun! Then pose for photos with your zombie friends.

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Zombiefest

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

Location: Oregon

Will you survive the zombie apocalypse? Make your own zombie survival kit and test your skills against the walking dead.

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Urban Legends: Fact or Fiction?

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

Location: Washington

Have you heard about the creepy clown or the vanishing hitchhiker? Does eating pop rocks and drinking pop cause your stomach to explode? Come to the library if you dare to find out!

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Halloween Happenings

Monday Oct. 29
at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

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

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Count Wakula's Halloween Funny Fest!

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

Location: Sylvania

Andrew Martin's Count Wakula returns with his fiendishly funny Halloween magic show.

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Horror Novels on Overdrive

Looking for a spine tingling page-turner? Check out Overdrive's spooky selection of eBooks and audiobooks.

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Halloween eBooks for Kids

hoopla offers a collection of Halloween themed eBooks just for kids.

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Horror Movies on hoopla

Looking for a small screen scare this season? Adults can browse hoopla's horror movie selection!

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If you’re looking for a good scare and want to get into the festive spirit of the season, do as I do: watch horror during the weeks leading up to Halloween (AKA Rocktober). Watch at your own discretion!

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Scary, suspenseful flicks that may give you nightmares.

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