Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gearing Up for Halloween...

Fright-Free Events
Join us in October for holiday events featuring crafts, a workshop about healthy Halloween food choices, first in a sci-fi film series, and a fun music-filled party for families.  All events are free and open to the public.
Craft a Creepy Craft for Halloween
Saturday, October 1, 11 a.m.
What Halloween celebration would be complete without a creepy, crawly spider? Work with shapes, patterns, and mixed materials to make this spider your own. For ages 4-7; registration required.

Healthy Halloween with the Conscious Cook
Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m.
Robin Glowa (right), a.k.a. The Conscious Cook, will present on how to make Halloween treats sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and urge to indulge, all without melting your molars. She'll talk about the health benefits of organic dark chocolate, natural but equally sweet alternatives to processed sugar, juicy/fruity delicacies and other fiber-licious treats.

If you are looking for a motivational boost to add "healthy" to your family's Halloween and/or are willing to share your healthy ideas with the group, please join us for DIY demonstrations and tasty samples!

Sci-Fi on the B-List
Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.
Our fall/early winter film discussion series for adults kicks off with a showing of Them!, a landmark 1954 sci-fi movie about a horror horde of giant crawl-and-crush radiation-mutated ants. Works as a just-before Halloween film, don't you think?

Plan to have some film history fun with this one.  Library staff member Phil Carr moderates the discussion.

Annual Halloween Party and Costume Parade
Saturday, October 29, 10:00 a.m.
Our annual Halloween shindig for little people will feature a performance by Lynn Lewis and Friends.  Plan to wear your fabulous costume (no masks, please) and prepare to sing, dance, and show off your best moves.

Good news is this year's event is open to preschool children, as well as their younger and older siblings: 6 months to 8 years.  Click here to register and join the family fun!