Oct. 10, 2013
Ghosts, goblins, princesses, cuddly little creatures and witches will fill the Kenton County Public Library over the next few weeks. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, stories of a haunted Cincinnati, classic monster films, a haunted house and a costume parade are just a few of the programs being offered this month. Each branch offers scary and not-so-scary events for children, adults and teens.
Haunt Your Library Contest
Sept. 9-Oct. 11
Enter an original poem or tale in the Library’s annual spooky writing contest. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes on Oct. 18. Winning stories will be featured in the Community Press. Submit entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must include child’s name, age, address, phone, email address, school and grade level. Include a photo if possible.
Classic Monster Films
Adults and Teens
Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1-4
“The Wolf Man” will be shown at 1 p.m., followed by “Dracula Has Risen from the Grave.”
Saturday, Oct. 19, 7-9 p.m.
Dance with the undead at the Teens only DJ dance party. Costumes appreciated, prizes awarded. Permission slips required for this after-hours event.
Favorite Book Character Day!
Ages 5-12 and a parent
Saturday, October 26 from 2-3 p.m.
Come to the Renovation Celebration event dressed as your favorite book character to celebrate books, libraries and reading! Attend storytime, make a craft, enjoy refreshments and parade around our new building.
Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-7 p.m.
Give your costume a test run and celebrate Halloween at the Library. Contestants must be 18 or older. Registration required. Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Must be present to win. No inappropriate costumes please. Categories include: Scariest, Funniest, Best Book Character and Best Overall.
Durr Branch Library
Ages 6 and up
Saturday, October 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2-4 p.m.
Thrills, chills and laughs await all who dare to enter our family friendly Halloween experience. Please bring a canned good or other non-perishable food item to be donated to Action Ministries. Free pizza from LaRosa’s.
Ages 2-6 and a parent
Wear your costume if you’d like for games, crafts and treats. Registration required by calling 962-4032.
Homeschool Costume Fun
Friday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Choose your favorite book characters and create your own costumes out of materials provided by the library.
Friday, Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m.
Decorate your Halloween pumpkin at the Library. We will supply pumpkins for carving and painting, as well as carving tools, paint and decorations. While supplies last.
Supernatural Series: Ghosts of Cincinnati
Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.
Dan Smith and Teri Casper, authors of the books “Ghosts of Cincinnati: The Dark Side of the Queen City,” will be here to discuss and share stories about famous haunted locations in the Tri-state. Registration required at 962-4002.
Special Screening: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7-9 p.m.
Come out for pre-Halloween festivities at this special after-hours screening of the cult-classic musical. Dress as your favorite character (PG-13 attire) and sing along with the movie!
Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2-3
Join us for not-so-gruesome Halloween stories, crafts and snacks.
Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.
Come in costume to trick or treat in the Library. Co-sponsored by the Erlanger Parks and Recreation Department.
There will also be Halloween storytimes at all three branches the last week of October. Check the calendar for details: http://www.trumba.com/calendars/kcpl.
Visit www.kentonlibrary.org for more information.