The last two weeks of October are undoubtedly the spookiest time of the year. Each day, the sun goes down earlier and earlier. The wind seems to follow us down the street, stirring up piles of dead leaves behind us. Bare tree branches sway against a gloomy, gray sky. It’s almost Halloween! Check out these upcoming RPL programs for a mix of tricks, treats, and community! For some spooky book suggestions, check out this blog post from RPL Bookologist!
Make & Take Halloween Jars
All Day, Oct. 20 – Nov. 2, East End Library
Turn your mason jar into a ghost, mummy, or vampire! Then use it to hold your pencils and pens. What better use for a scary monster than to protect your writing utensils? Be sure to stop into the East End Branch anytime between October 20th to November 2nd for your very own make & take kit with everything you’ll need for this fun craft!
**Kits will be available while supplies last.**
Trick Or Treat at Ginter Park
All Day, Oct. 27, Ginter Park Library
Come celebrate Halloween at the Ginter Park Library! Stop by to pick up some candy and take home some fun Halloween crafts. No registration needed, come and go as you please.
*Due to the increase in Covid cases, this program is subject to change. Please visit our website at rvalibrary.org to check the program status before attending.
My Heart Is A Chainsaw: First Chapters Book Discussion
12:00 PM, Oct. 27 Online via Zoom
First Chapters is a program where we read the first chapter of a recent book together, out loud, then discuss it. This month we are reading the beginning of My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones and discussing Psychological Horror and Books That Haunt. Library staff supplements each session with some readers’ advisory on related titles, read-alikes, or genre guidance. New and longtime readers alike are welcome!
Poe Museum Presents: The Tell-Tale Heart Mock Trial
1:00 PM, Oct. 30, Main Library
Court is in session at the Library Park! A speaker from The Poe Museum will discuss Poe’s life and perform a dramatic reading of “The Tell-Tale Heart.” The audience will then engage in a lively debate in the form of a mock trial to determine whether or not the defendant is guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity.