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Halloween

Oh the Horror!

The library has books, movies and even music that can spook the smallest of gremlins. Dig up zombie books from beyond the grave or unleash your inner monster with one of many events the library has to offer. It's a monster mash!

Get excited this year with the classic Halloween traditions we have come to know and love. Take your loved ones to the pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect pumpkins. Bravely conquer the scariest of haunted houses. Sip on apple cider in the back of a hay bale tractor ride. The possibilities are endless!

Make Your Own Costume
Spooktastic
Kids Books
Halloween
Movies
Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Everywhere
Haunted
Houses
Frankenstein's Monster's Reading List
Dig Up Some
Zombie Books
Get in the Spirit
with Goosebumps

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Upcoming Events

Spooky Trivia
Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 04, 6:00 pm
Does your knowledge of trivia leave your family and friends in awe? Join a team and see who is the Trivia King and Queen. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Limit 25.
(90 min.)
French Beading Halloween Spider
Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 11, 10:00 am
Celebrate Halloween by creating this spooky and spectacular beaded spider. Supplies provided, but your needle-nosed pliers strongly recommended. Space is limited.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Scherenschnitte: Haunted House
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 12, 2:00 pm
Join us as we apply our paper-cutting skills to create spooktakular 3-D haunted houses. Ages 16 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Celebrate the Spooky Cookie Season
Acreage Branch
Thu, Oct 12, 4:00 pm
Make and decorate monster sugar cookies with frosting, sprinkles and candy. Ages 6-12.
(60 min.)
Candy Con
Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 12, 5:30 pm
How many ways can you play with candy? Find out using your pure imagination, no golden ticket required! Grades 6-12.
(90 min.) Preregister.
"Goosebumps" Celebration
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Oct 13, 3:30 pm
It's the spookiest day of the year, Friday the 13th! Spend a whole afternoon dedicated to one of the spookiest book series, "Goosebumps." Dress for a slimy mess. Grades 2-4.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Pumpkin Magic
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Oct 14, 11:00 am
Watch while we carve and turn a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern! Then have fun decorating a mini pumpkin to take home. Ages 5-10.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Adult Coloring: Pumpkins
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 16, 2:00 pm
Color for fun and relaxation with other coloring enthusiasts. Coloring pages and materials provided or bring your own coloring book.
(60 min.) Preregister, beginning Thu, Sep 21.
Pajamarama Story Time: Pumpkin Patch Time
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 16, 6:30 pm
Listen to silly stories, songs and fingerplays about pumpkins! Wear your favorite PJ’s and bring a smock to cover them so they won’t get dirty during our pumpkin surprise! Stuffed animals are welcome! Ages 3-6.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Crafternoon: 3-D Pumpkins
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 2:00 pm
Celebrate fall by making a 3-D pumpkin out of patterned paper.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Decorative Halloween Masks
Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 17, 6:30 pm
Looking for an original Halloween costume this year? Design your own decorative painted mask. Ages 12 & up. Limit 24.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Spooky Coloring Club
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 18, 3:30 pm
Eerie and monstrous coloring fun. Ages 3 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Monster Rocks! Rock Painting Fun
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Fri, Oct 20, 3:30 pm
Paint your rocks to look like monsters and keep or hide them anywhere in our community. Materials provided. Ages 5 & up. Limit 25.
(75 min.) Preregister.
Wood Block Pumpkins
Belle Glade Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 10:00 am
Create this table centerpiece perfect for fall. Materials provided. Limit 10.
(2 hr.) Preregister.
Teen Pumpkin Decorating
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Sat, Oct 21, 3:00 pm
Get creative and decorate your very own pumpkin. All supplies provided. Ages 12-17.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Haunted House Rehearsal
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 6:00 pm
Bring your most creative and spooky ideas for our Haunted House held Mon, Oct 30. Grades 6 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Ghostly Stories
Greenacres Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 6:30 pm
Join us for an evening of spooky tales, ghostly snacks and inspiration to write your own ghostly tale. Costumes welcome! Ages 9-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Beaded Spider
Wellington Branch
Mon, Oct 23, 6:30 pm
Create a beaded spider using seed beads and wire. Materials provided. Limit 15.
(90 min.) Preregister.
DIY Halloween
Main Library
Tue, Oct 24, 5:00 pm
Create and decorate your own decorations for Halloween! All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Learn the Thriller Dance!
Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 6:00 pm
You know the lyrics. Now learn the dance. Grades 6 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Introduction to Ghost Hunting
Greenacres Branch
Tue, Oct 24, 6:30 pm
The Gold Coast Paranormal Society is a volunteer group of experienced researchers who specialize in documenting the unexplained and investigating paranormal activity with ghost-hunting equipment.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Halloween Bingo!
Gardens Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 3:15 pm
Play the classic game with a holiday twist, where candy bingo markers and prizes add to the fun! Ages 4 & up.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Paint a Pumpkin!
Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 5:30 pm
Families are invited to paint a pumpkin as we celebrate fall! All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Hallo-Tween Spooktacular
Glades Road Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 6:00 pm
Listen to some scary stories and write your own! Ages 8-12.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Halloween! Are You Ready?
Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 25, 6:30 pm
Spooky stories, a game and a creepy craft. Costumes welcome. Ages 6-8.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Iris Paper Folding: Pumpkin
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 2:00 pm
Add new dimension to your cards and crafting. By assembling strips of folded color paper in a cool spiral design we will create a seasonal pumpkin. Ages 16 & up.
(60 min.) Preregister, beginning Wed, Sep 20.
Trick or Treat Tales
Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 3:30 pm
We’ll have a howling good time with not-so-scary stories, songs and create a creepy craft. Costumes welcomed. Ages 3-9. Limit 20.
(45 min.)
Young Artists: Paint Silly Monsters
West Boca Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 3:30 pm
Use tempera paint to create a not-so-scary masterpiece. First come, first served. Ages 8 & up. Limit 16.
(60 min.)
“Not So Spooky” Afternoon Movie
Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 26, 3:30 pm
"Hotel Transylvania 2." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (89 min.) Kick back, relax and watch a fun movie with friends and family! Ages 8 & up.
Preregister.
PG
Monster Mash
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 10:15 am
"Little Monsters," enjoy a morning of dancing, bubbles, parachute play and other ghoulish fun. Ages 2-3.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Halloween Hullabaloo
Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 10:30 am
Dress up, grab a friend and come listen to a not-too-scary story, play a ghostly guessing game, sing a spooky song and then parade through the library and collect treats! Ages 1-5.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Artful Pumpkins
Main Library
Fri, Oct 27, 2:30 pm
Create a scary or silly mini pumpkin! Ages 3-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Halloween Extravaganza!
Gardens Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 3:15 pm
Costume parade, bingo fun, and a witchy craft! Little ones will need parent's help with craft. Ages 2-13.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Halloween Make & Take
West Boynton Branch
Fri, Oct 27, 3:30 pm
Concoct some spooky or silly Halloween crafts. Create a monster ... or a pumpkin, a haunted house, possibilities ghoul-ore! Ages 4-7.
(45 min.) Preregister.
It's the Great Pumpkin!
Greenacres Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 11:00 am
Stroll through our pumpkin patch and enjoy fun fall activities and crafts. Take a picture in front of our Great Pumpkin and don’t forget your costume! Ages 3-10.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Spooktacular Story Time
Wellington Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 11:00 am
Pumpkins, scarecrows, candy, oh my! Come dressed in your best costumes for fun-filled stories, songs, a craft and a library costume parade! Ages 2-6. Limit 50.
(60 min.)
Whooo Said Halloween?
Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 11:00 am
Young children and families are invited for a not-too-scary story and to show off their costumes at the Halloween parade and party! Refreshments served. Ages 2-8.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Celebrate Frankenstein
West Boca Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 2:30 pm
Find out all about Mary Shelley’s infamous monster and his numerous portrayals through cinema, books and folklore. We’ll see how Frankenstein's monster matches up to other villains throughout literature. Grades 6-12.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Trick-or-Treat Tales
Glades Road Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 3:00 pm
Enjoy stories, songs, games and a craft about Halloween with a costume parade to follow. All ages.
(45 min.) Preregister.
Halloween Dance Party & Parade
Jupiter Branch
Sat, Oct 28, 3:00 pm
Listen to some not-so-scary stories and dance to Halloween classics, then we'll parade through the library. Ages 1-7.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Halloween Miniature Gardens
Acreage Branch
Sun, Oct 29, 2:00 pm
No tricks here! Treat yourself to a boo-tiful miniature garden with spook-tacular accessories. Materials provided. Bring your own glue gun if you have one. Ages 10 & up.
(90 min.) Preregister.
Mask Mania
West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 3:30 pm
Need a last minute quick costume? Just love making crafts? Stop by and make your own mask. Ages 4 & up.
(90 min.)
Halloween Crafts
West Boca Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 3:30 pm
Wear a costume or just come as yourself and make a Halloween-themed craft while listening to fun Halloween music. Ages 3 & up.
(60 min.)
Teenie Halloweenie
Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 5:00 pm
Celebrate Halloween with our annual Teenie Halloweenie. Enjoy games and entertainment by magician Gary Midnight.
(90 min.)
Haunted House!
Glades Road Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 6:00 pm
Our teens will scare you in our walk-through Haunted House. Ages 5 & up.
(60 min.)
Teen Movie Night: Halloween Edition
Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 30, 6:00 pm
"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (107 min.)
PG-13
Trick or Treat
Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 31 (All day)
Dress up and visit all of our library desks on Halloween to get some fun trinkets and a book to take home. All ages.
Trick-or-Treat Time
Jupiter Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 10:00 am
It’s time for spook-tacular fun for little ones! Costumes encouraged! Ages 1-3.
(30 min.) Preregister.
Halloween Hullabaloo
West Boynton Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 11:00 am
Happy Halloween! Celebrate a hullabaloo with stories, songs and a silent trick-or-treat parade through the library. Costumes encouraged. Ages 2-5.
(60 min.) Preregister.
Teeny Weenie Halloweenie
Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 11:15 am
Dress up and enjoy a preschool Halloween party with stories, songs and games. Ages 2-5.
(45 min.)
Preschool Monster Mash
West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 11:30 am
Gather with other ghouls, goblins, heroes, princesses and just regular kids for a monstrous time of Halloween stories, music, and a craft. First come, first served. Ages 3 & up. Limit 20.
(45 min.)
Family Fun Night: Halloween Special
Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 31, 6:30 pm
Stop by for spooky stories, crafts, photo props and more. Treats provided. All ages.
(60 min.) Preregister.