3 witch sisters rejoin the living on Halloween night and only 3 kids and a black cat can stop them in this family classic!
Saturday, October 21 at 1:00 PM
Conference Room (Downstairs)
Kids’ Halloween Party
Monday, October 23: 6:30-8:00 PM (After regular hours)
Scary fun for all ages!
Stories, games, crafts, snacks, and a costume parade!
RSVP in person, via phone, or email by 10/20.
Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Thursday, October 5 & October 19 at 4:00 PM
Read aloud with our favorite reading dog, Ally!
Saturday, October 14 at 10:00 AM
What can you build with your imagination?
350+ blocks, people figurines, plastic animals, and vehicles provided through a generous Block Party Grant from the State Library of PA.
For ages 3-6.
Thursday, October 5 & October 19 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)
October 5 is a Free Write. Bring whatever you’re working on!
On October 19, bring a story using the following words: black, warlock, sidewalk, sugary.
Thursday, October 12 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)
Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.
Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)
Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.
All skill levels welcome!
Mystery Book Group
Saturday, October 7 at 10:30 AM – The Litter of the Law by Rita Mae Brown- Library Reading Room
Summary from Goodreads: “Autumn has descended and crops are being harvested all over Crozet, Virginia, ideal conditions for a scenic drive for Harry and husband Fair. Bucolic views are all well and good, but Harry’s nose for trouble leads her straight to a cornfield’s macabre scarecrow—an all too real murder victim that frightens all but the noisy crows.
Halloween’s approach brings with it bona fide terror and a beloved local tradition that threatens to become fatal. Rooting out the guilty in the treacherous center of a lucrative conspiracy requires Harry’s farmer’s wisdom—along with the quick wits and extraordinary senses of Sneaky Pie, Pewter, and Tucker. A vicious murderer may know the lay of the land far better than Harry does, but that’s about to change. It’s up to her vigilant four-footed companions to make sure that the unearthing of this plot is not Harry’s last act. ”
Community Book Group
Monday, October 9 at 11:15 AM – The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis – YMCA Community Center
Summary from Goodreads:”When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency hall mates aren’t: plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn’t belong—a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she’s introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that’s used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance.
Over half a century later, the Barbizon’s gone condo and most of its long-ago guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby’s involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman’s rent-controlled apartment. It’s a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby’s upstairs neighbor, to resist—not to mention the perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life. Yet as Rose’s obsession deepens, the ethics of her investigation become increasingly murky, and neither woman will remain unchanged when the shocking truth is finally revealed.”
Paranormal Book Group
Saturday, October 28 at 10:30 AM – American Ghost by Hanna Nordhaus – Library Reading Room
Summary from Goodreads: “The dark-eyed woman in the long black gown was first seen in the 1970s, standing near a fireplace. She was sad and translucent, present and absent at once. Strange things began to happen in the Santa Fe hotel where she was seen. Gas fireplaces turned off and on without anyone touching a switch. Vases of flowers appeared in new locations. Glasses flew off shelves. And in one second-floor suite with a canopy bed and arched windows looking out to the mountains, guests reported alarming events: blankets ripped off while they slept, the room temperature plummeting, disembodied breathing, dancing balls of light.
La Posada–“place of rest”–had been a grand Santa Fe home before it was converted to a hotel. The room with the canopy bed had belonged to Julia Schuster Staab, the wife of the home’s original owner. She died in 1896, nearly a century before the hauntings were first reported. In American Ghost, Hannah Nordhaus traces the life, death, and unsettled afterlife of her great-great-grandmother Julia, from her childhood in Germany to her years in the American West with her Jewish merchant husband.”
Here are our storytime themes for October.
October 2 & 3: Pumpkin Patch
October 9 & 10: Are You Afraid of the Dark?
October 16 & 17: Going Batty
October 23 & 24: Have a Hoo-hoot
October 30: Monster Mash
There is no Family Storytime on Tuesday, October 31 due to our early closure for trick-or-treat.
Mondays at 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5)
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM: Family Storytime (all ages)
We also offer Books & Babies every Wednesday at 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM (NEW TIME) for our youngest patrons (0-24 months).
Both sessions are identical.