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October 2017 News and Events from Glendale Public Library

Halloween Events for Kids and Teens!

It's spooky season at the Glendale Public Library! We're celebrating All Hallows' Eve with events for teens, tweens and preschoolers at all three library locations.


It all kicks off at the Foothills Branch on Wednesday, October 4, from 6-7 PM with Haunted Arizona for Teens! Teens (ages 12-18) will talk about famous Arizona hauntings, including Glendale's very own Velma Teague Branch Library! After sharing creepy stories, teens will make a Ghost Terrarium. Click here to register.


The following week at Foothills, on Wednesday, October 11, from 6-7 PM, teens can show off their knowledge of weird Arizona trivia at the Haunted Arizona Kahoot Trivia Contest! Impress everyone with your creepy expertise and see who scores the most points! Click here to register.


Teens at Foothills round out their creepy trio on Wednesday, October 18, from 6-7 PM with a Spooky Movie and Popcorn Taste-Off! Get ready for Halloween and hang out with other teens as they watch the classic movie Little Shop of Horrors (1960, rated PG-13). While watching the film, teens will be blind taste-testing popcorn and voting to decide which one is the best!


Foothills Library hasn't forgotten about their younger fear fans! On Monday, October 30, from 4-5 PM, all ages are invited to Boo Bash! This at-your-own pace program will feature games, crafts, and more!


The Velma Teague Branch is not going to be left out of the Halloween fun! On Saturday, October 14, from 1-3 PM, kids (ages 10-18) can drop in to make a one-of-a-kind piece of art at Día de los Muertos Rock Painting.


The fear gets turned up to 11 as teens discover what horrors lurk behind the library's bookshelves at night! On Saturday, October 21, from 6-8 PM, teens (ages 12-18) take over the Teague for Teen Fright Night, a spine-chilling evening of music, team competition, prizes, and pizza! Costumes are encouraged but not required. Click here to sign up.


Smaller ghouls (ages 5-11) can get spooky with the Teague's Getting Crafty with Miss Janet: Spooky Nightlights on Thursday, October 19, from 4-5 PM!


The following week, tweens (ages 7-11) and their families are invited to the library for a spine-tingling night of creepy carnival-style games and spooktacular prizes! Monster Bash @ The Teague runs from 6:30-7:30 PM on Thursday, October 26. Costumes are encouraged but not required.


Last but not least, Main Library has a buffet of hair-raising events! Get started on Wednesday, October 11, from 4-5 PM with Crafty Kids: Monster Magnets! This drop-in craft for ages 3-12 is first come, first served, so don't wait! The same goes for Crafty Kids: Skull on a Stick on Wednesday, October 25, from 4-5 PM.


The Main Library transforms on Friday, October 27, from 6-9 PM for Zombie Larp 7: Inferi Invade Hogwarts! Teens (ages 12-18) will use their wizarding skills to ward off an invasion of Inferi, dead bodies reanimated by dark magic! Teens can recruit their friends, don their robes, and make like Harry, Hermione, and Ron to save the library from its seventh zombie threat! Registration for this after-hours event begins October 12, so click here to register.


If all of this spookiness sounds like too much for your little ones, Main Library has you covered. Not "Beary" Scary is the annual Halloween party for preschoolers, featuring games, crafts and stories. So on Tuesday, October 31, from 10-11 AM, put on your costume and enjoy some not "beary" scary fun!


For more information about any of these events, please contact the host library.

Fabulous Fall Book Sale!

Foothills Branch is at it again! On Saturday, October 28, a huge assortment of books and media will be on sale in the Roadrunner Room, with a cash-only Buck-a-Bag sale in the Hummingbird Room (bags provided by the library). Buck-a-Bag will run from 10 AM-2 PM, while the main sale will run from 10 AM-4 PM. Proceeds will benefit your library. Please note that the sale will begin two hours before the library opens.
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