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Halloween Fun at the Library

October 15, 2013 —  Child in costume Cute kids in costumes, a zombie prom and dogs trick-or-treating in the drive-through … you’ll find all of these things and more at the Springfield-Greene County Library District later this month. Toddlers, teenagers and adults can get in on the Halloween fun.

Evidence of Hauntings with James River Ghost Tracker
Saturday, Oct. 19
Midtown Carnegie Branch
1-2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room for all ages.
See and hear examples of electronic voice phenomena (EVP), photos and videos of alleged ghosts, and learn about the kind of equipment used to capture the evidence. Debra Forrester, founder of James River Ghost Tracker, will also explain how the organization helps businesses and individuals with their paranormal problems.

Monster Mash Storytime
Friday, Oct. 25
Midtown Carnegie Branch
10 a.m. for all ages.
Dress up, trick or treat and enjoy a monstrous storytime as we celebrate Halloween.

Undead Prom
Friday, Oct. 25
Republic Branch
6 p.m. for grades 4-12.
Get ready for Halloween with an Undead Prom costume party. We'll also have a pumpkin decorating contest and lots of undead crafts. Materials will be provided.

Annual Monster Mash Costume Parade
Saturday, Oct. 26
Library Station
11 a.m. in the Frisco Room for all ages.
Join us for not-so-spooky stories and activities, followed by the Library Station's famous costume parade! We'll march through the Library and collect treats in each department. Wear your costume!

Halloween Storytime Stomp!
Saturday, Oct. 26
Brentwood Branch
2-3 p.m. in the meeting room for all ages.
Come dressed in your costume for slightly spooky stories, ghoulish singing and dancing, and eerie trick or treating around the Library. Registration starts Oct. 14; call 883-1974.

Spooky Halloween Science
Saturday, Oct. 26
Library Center
7 p.m. for grades K-6 in the auditorium
Wear a costume, join us for a costume parade around the Library and enjoy bubbling, gooey and surprising experiments that just might be a bit spooky! Registration starts Oct. 18; call 882-0714.

Canine Trick-or-Treat
Monday-Thursday, Oct. 28-31
Willard Branch
9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. for all ages.
Who says Halloween is just for humans? Bring your canine family member(s) with you to Willard Branch Library's drive-up window Oct. 28-31 and they will receive their very own treat! Enter a drawing for a gift certificate to All Pet Supplies. Ask for a prize entry slip at the window or pick one up at the check out desk; drawing Nov. 1. Homo sapiens only in the Library, please!

We Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts 
Monday-Thursday, Oct. 28-31
Midtown Carnegie Branch
3 p.m. for grades 7-12.
Gear up for Halloween with 80s movies all week including "Ghostbusters," rated PG; "Weird Science," rated PG-13; "Back to School," rated PG-13, and others.

“Robot Zombie Frankenstein!” Storytime
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Strafford Branch
11 a.m. for all ages
Celebrate this ghoulish season with a not-so-scary storytime centered on Annette Simon’s book. Enjoy crafts, treats and games of various shapes and sizes.

Pumpkin Parade
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Willard Branch
11 a.m.-12 p.m. for infants-age 6.
Bring your treat pail to the library for Halloween-themed stories, crafts and a candy hunt in the Library! Costumes are welcome.

Monster Mystery
Tuesday, Oct. 29
Strafford Branch
3:30 p.m. for grades 4-8.
Help us solve supernatural, faux crimes of the monster kind! Use crime lab techniques to examine and test the evidence, come to a conclusion and match monster suspects with each cold case.

Little Monster's Storytime
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Republic Branch
10 a.m. for ages 1-6.
Wear your costumes and scare up some fun with silly, not-so-spooky stories, songs and activities.

Halloween Snow Globe—Say What?
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Strafford Branch
3-5 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Snow globes aren't just for Christmas. Make a ghoulish Halloween-themed snow globe. Materials will be provided.

Halloween Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 31
Library Center
10 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for all ages.
Dress up in costume for a storytime that's a little bit spooky, but a lot of fun! We'll also go on a trick-or-treat parade through the Library.

Halloween Storytime
Thursday, Oct. 31
Library Center
11:15 a.m. in the Story Hour Room for all ages.
Dress up in costume for a storytime that's a little bit spooky, but a lot of fun! We'll also go on a trick-or-treat parade through the Library.

Dead Man's Party
Thursday, Oct. 31
Midtown Carnegie Branch
3 p.m. for grades 6-12.
Dress like it's the 1980s and celebrate Halloween -- 80s style!

Celebrate Halloween with Uncle Gregory
Thursday, Oct. 31
Park Central Branch
7 p.m. for all ages.
Settle in for a spooky evening of mayhem with Springfield's favorite (and only) horror-hosted TV show, "The New Uncle Gregory Horror Hour.” The haunting begins with a classic episode, followed by the premiere of a new Halloween episode.
 

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