It’s getting spooky at the Library. There are haunted and not-so-haunted events for everyone in October. Check out the partial list below.









Spooky Science                                                       
Tues., Oct. 1, 6:30-7:30 pm
Kids grades K-6 can join us in the C3Lab for some spooky science. We will build creepy structures and conduct spooky science experiments. Limited to first 20 kids in attendance.

Creepy Crawly Bug Tasting!
Mon., Oct. 7, 7-8 pm
Head to the Library for a night of dares and scares and a creepy, crawly bug tasting!


Not-so-Spooky Glow Party
Tues., Oct. 8, 6:30-7:30 pm
Kids in grades K-6 are invited to party in the dark at the library. Light refreshments. Limited to the first 75 in attendance.

Mystery Tea: Horror at Stratford Castle
Thurs., Oct. 10, 6:30-8:30 pm
This is an interactive game that requires you to play the role of a character in the story and mingle with other guests to solve the murder. Registration required at

Boo Bash
Sat., Oct. 12, 2-3 pm
William E. Durr
Kids 2-6, with a parent, are invited to celebrate Halloween with stories, games and trick-or-treating. Wear your costume!
Discover Bats!
Mon., Oct. 14, 6-8 pm
Join the Cincinnati Museum Center to walk like a bat, fly like a bat and even meet a native bat! Learn about these truly amazing yet misunderstood animals through a presentation, games, artifacts and more.

Not-so-Spooky Critters
Sat., Oct. 19, 1-2 pm
School age kids are invited to meet some not-so-creepy critters, presented by Cool Critters Outreach.

Teen Cosplay Event
Sat., Oct. 19, 6-8 pm
Ages 11-18 are invited to this system-wide Teen Cosplay party. We’ll have dancing, games, prizes and Pocky! No weapons (real or costume). Costumes appreciated but not required.









Library Trick-or-Treat
Thurs., Oct. 24, 6:30-7:30 pm
Infants to age 12 are invited to dress in costume and trick-or-treat in the library. Start in the Children’s Department to create your own treat bag.

 The Haunted Library – “It was all a Dream”
Sat., Oct. 26, 5-8:30 pm
Sun., Oct. 27, 2-4:30 pm
William E. Durr
Thrills, chills and laughs await all who dare to enter! Please bring a canned good or nonperishable food item for charity donation. Ideal for ages 7 & up.








Teen Halloween Party
Sun., Oct. 27, 2-4:30 pm
Teens are invited to enjoy a scary movie, create a creepy craft and consume lots of candy!

Trick or Treat @ the Library
Mon., Oct. 28, 6-7 pm
Dress in costume and bring your trick-or-treat bag.














Holiday Happenings Halloween
Mon., Oct. 28, 7-8 pm
School age kids can join us for some Halloween fun. We’ll enjoy stories, a craft and refreshments. Registration required at

Campfire Stories
Tues., Oct. 29, 7-8 pm
William E. Durr
Mosey on up to the campfire for stories, s’mores and fun!

DIY Caramel Apple Bar
Wed., Oct. 30, 6-7 pm
Teens only!

The list above is just a sample of what’s happening at the Library in October. For details or a complete list of programs, visit or call (859) 962-4000.

The Covington Branch Library is located at 502 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011. The Erlanger Branch is located at 401 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY 41018. The William E. Durr Branch is located at 1992 Walton-Nicholson Road, Independence, KY 41051.

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