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Celebrate Spooky Season With RPL

Posted about 8 months ago by Jennifer Deuell

If you love spooky season like I do, then you are loving life right now. It’s the best time of year (IMO). A time when the weather gets little chilly, the leaves start turning colors, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING becomes available, and little ghosts and goblins are hiding around the corner. I love the cozy nights and the spooky atmosphere. I love it all…and so does RPL! We have several fun events planned for you as well as an abundance of great books from eerie to downright terrifying. Check them out!

What’s Happening:

All month – Westover Teens Halloween Garland monthly take & make craft is a great way to kick off the month.

10/4 – Make some No-Sew Halloween Plushies at East End’s Get Crafty Together program.

10/5 – Try your hand at some Recycled Book Pumpkins for Teens at Belmont.

10/11 – Get ready to brew potions and cast spells by making a Witch’s Cauldron at the kids’ program, Westover Hills Crafts.

10/14 – Travel to Transylvania for an animated monster-themed comedy with Ginter Park’s Cinema Saturday’s and the movie Hotel Transylvania.

10/16 – As the leaves fall and the nights grow longer, join us for a hauntingly good time at Broad Rock’s Monday Movie Night featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas.

10/18 – While spiders can be spooky, their webs are truly works of art! Make a Water Color Spider Web Painting at our Belmont Branch.

10/18 – Bring out your inner artist and Paint Mini Pumpkins at Ginter Park.

10/18 – Have you ever seen a pumpkin erupt with froth? Well, you’re about to! Make a Pumpkin Volcano at East End.

10/19 – You’re in luck! Another opportunity for Pumpkin Painting at our Broad Rock Branch.

10/23 – Gather your closest ghouls and goblins, wear your comfiest clothes, and prepare to be captivated by The Witches at Broad Rock’s Monday Movie Night.

10/26 – Become and engineer and tackle Five Pumpkins Engineering Challenge to create a fence that can withstand the weight of five pumpkins!

10/27 – Celebrate the season with games, music, and crafts at Belmont’s Halloween Party for Toddlers and PreK.

Spooky New Books for Kids and Teens:

   Booook! A Spooky High-Contrast Book art by Jannie Ho

   Bruce and the Legend of Soggy Hollow by Ryan T. Higgins

   How to Spook a Ghost by Sue Fliess

   Witch & Wombat by Ashley Belote

   Batcat by Meggie Ramm

   A Super Scary Narwhalloween by Ben Clanton

   The Fall of the House of Tatterly by Shanna Miles

   Harvest House by Cynthia Leitich Smith

   Live Your Best Lie by Jessie Weaver

   One Girl in All the World by Kendare Blake

Jennifer Deuell

Jenn Deuell is a Librarian with Richmond Public Library. She is a native of Fredericksburg, VA but has lived in Richmond for long enough that she now considers it home. She loves all things YA and can usually be found curled up at home with a good book (rainy day or not). Her other hobbies include traveling and spending time with family, including her husband, daughter Hannah, and two rescued pit bulls. For YA reading recommendations from Jenn, visit Bookologist.

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