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Halloween

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!

Oh, the Horror!

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

E.g., 10/15/2018
E.g., 10/15/2018

STEM Club: Halloween

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 3:30 pm
Skeleton Anatomy. 

Four weeks. Four projects. All Halloween.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (50 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Four weeks. Four projects. All Halloween.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (50 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

10/03Magic Potions Density Tower. 
10/10Candy Pumpkin Structures. 
10/17Skeleton Anatomy. 
10/24Slimey Brain Surgery. 

Monster Mash

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 4:00 pm

Create creepy, super silly or weird and wacky monsters using a variety of materials. No two monsters will be alike! Ages 5-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Create creepy, super silly or weird and wacky monsters using a variety of materials. No two monsters will be alike! Ages 5-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

10/17

Pop Up! Arts & Crafts: Pumpkin Edition

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 4:30 pm

Unleash your imagination to create a Halloween masterpiece. Limited supplies. All ages. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Unleash your imagination to create a Halloween masterpiece. Limited supplies. All ages. (60 min.) 

10/17

Pajama Story Time: Not-So-Scary

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 17, 6:00 pm

Put on your jammies and join us for classic stories, songs and a craft. We may see a few monsters that are more silly than spooky! Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Put on your jammies and join us for classic stories, songs and a craft. We may see a few monsters that are more silly than spooky! Ages 2-5. (30 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/17

Halloween Spooky Paper Craft

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Thu, Oct 18, 2:00 pm

Create a Halloween spooky paper craft for decorating or giving away. Materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Create a Halloween spooky paper craft for decorating or giving away. Materials provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/18

Tiny Tot Art: Fall & Halloween

Greenacres Branch
Fri, Oct 19, 11:00 am

Join us for a special art class designed specifically for little hands. Fall and Halloween will be the theme for this class. Ages 18-36. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for a special art class designed specifically for little hands. Fall and Halloween will be the theme for this class. Ages 18-36. (30 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

10/19

Family Movie

Lantana Road Branch
Sun, Oct 21, 2:00 pm
"Hocus Pocus." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (95 min.)  PG 

"Hocus Pocus." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (95 min.) Snacks provided. All ages. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"Hocus Pocus." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (95 min.) Snacks provided. All ages. Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.PG

10/21"Hocus Pocus." ©Walt Disney Pictures. (95 min.)  PG 

Crafternoon: Pumpkin Painting

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 22, 2:00 pm

Spooky or sparkly? You decide when painting your own pumpkin. Dress appropriately. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Spooky or sparkly? You decide when painting your own pumpkin. Dress appropriately. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/22

Pumpkin Painting

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 22, 3:30 pm

Spooky or sparkly? You decide when decorating your very own pumpkin. Dress appropriately.  Ages 6-11. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Spooky or sparkly? You decide when decorating your very own pumpkin. Dress appropriately.  Ages 6-11. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/22

Kids Coloring Club: Not-So-Spooky

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 22, 4:30 pm

Practice your fine-motor skills with worksheets and coloring sheets guaranteed to get you in the mood for the season. Personal coloring books welcome. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Practice your fine-motor skills with worksheets and coloring sheets guaranteed to get you in the mood for the season. Personal coloring books welcome. Ages 2 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/22

Teen HorrorFest

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 22, 5:00 pm
"The Others." ©Miramax. (100 min.)  PG-13 

Popcorn provided. Grades 5-12.

About this Series

Popcorn provided. Grades 5-12.

10/15"A Quiet Place." ©Paramount Pictures. (90 min.)  PG-13 
10/22"The Others." ©Miramax. (100 min.)  PG-13 
10/29"Poltergeist." ©Warner Bros. (114 min.)  PG 

Pumpkin Painting

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 22, 5:30 pm

Spooky or sparkly? You decide when painting your own pumpkin. Dress appropriately. Ages 12 & up. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Spooky or sparkly? You decide when painting your own pumpkin. Dress appropriately. Ages 12 & up. Limit 15. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/22

Haunted House Rehearsal

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Oct 22, 6:00 pm

Bring your most creative and spooky ideas for our Haunted House to be held Mon, Oct 29.  Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Bring your most creative and spooky ideas for our Haunted House to be held Mon, Oct 29.  Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/22

Campfire Stories to Tell in the Dark

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Oct 22, 7:00 pm

Tell your own spooky tales while munching on s'mores! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Tell your own spooky tales while munching on s'mores! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/22

Book & Film Discussion: "Goosebumps," by R.L. Stine 

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 23, 4:00 pm

"Goosebumps." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (103 min.) Read any book in the series that inspired the movie and share your thoughts with the group. Copies available in the children's services section and online. Snacks provided. (2 hr.) PG

About this Series

"Goosebumps." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (103 min.) Read any book in the series that inspired the movie and share your thoughts with the group. Copies available in the children's services section and online. Snacks provided. (2 hr.) PG

10/23

STEM Club: Halloween

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Oct 24, 3:30 pm
Slimey Brain Surgery. 

Four weeks. Four projects. All Halloween.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (50 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Four weeks. Four projects. All Halloween.  Ages 6-12. Space is limited. (50 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

10/03Magic Potions Density Tower. 
10/10Candy Pumpkin Structures. 
10/17Skeleton Anatomy. 
10/24Slimey Brain Surgery. 

Spooky Slime

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Oct 24, 4:00 pm

Every haunted home should have some slime. Concoct a batch for an ooey-gooey good time. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Every haunted home should have some slime. Concoct a batch for an ooey-gooey good time. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

10/24

Harry Potter Book Bingo

Gardens Branch
Wed, Oct 24, 5:00 pm

Have fun and win prizes, while playing bingo with a twist! Snacks provided. Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Have fun and win prizes, while playing bingo with a twist! Snacks provided. Ages 9-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/24

Special Effects Makeup: Wounds

Lantana Road Branch
Thu, Oct 25, 6:00 pm

Are you looking to add a little oomph to your Halloween costume? Learn the basics from abrasions to bruises.  Ages 16 & up. Limit 25. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Are you looking to add a little oomph to your Halloween costume? Learn the basics from abrasions to bruises.  Ages 16 & up. Limit 25. (90 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/25

Halloween Bingo

Gardens Branch
Fri, Oct 26, 4:00 pm

Play the classic game with a holiday twist, where candy bingo markers and prizes add to the fun. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Play the classic game with a holiday twist, where candy bingo markers and prizes add to the fun. Ages 4 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/26

Halloween Fun

Jupiter Branch
Sat, Oct 27, 10:15 am

More treats than tricks with stories, music and crafts. Costumes encouraged.  Ages 1-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

More treats than tricks with stories, music and crafts. Costumes encouraged.  Ages 1-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/27

Boo to You! Annual Halloween Party

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Oct 27, 10:30 am

Come in costume for a not-too-scary story and lots of fun! Refreshments provided. Ages 2-11. (90 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Come in costume for a not-too-scary story and lots of fun! Refreshments provided. Ages 2-11. (90 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/27

Halloween Dance Party & Parade

Gardens Branch
Sat, Oct 27, 10:30 am

Listen to some not-so-scary stories and dance to Halloween classics, then we’ll parade through the library. Ages 1-7. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Listen to some not-so-scary stories and dance to Halloween classics, then we’ll parade through the library. Ages 1-7. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/27

Halloween Hullabaloo!

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Oct 27, 11:00 am

Stroll through our “pumpkin patch” and enjoy fun fall activities, a puppet show, and crafts. Wear your special costume and don’t be late! Ages 3-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Stroll through our “pumpkin patch” and enjoy fun fall activities, a puppet show, and crafts. Wear your special costume and don’t be late! Ages 3-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

10/27

Movie Matinee

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Sat, Oct 27, 2:00 pm
"Tyler Perry's Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (101 min.)  PG-13 

About this Series

10/13"Boo! A Madea Halloween." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (103 min.)  PG-13 
10/27"Tyler Perry's Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (101 min.)  PG-13 

Pumpkin Pizzazz!

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Oct 27, 3:00 pm

Break out the Sharpie® markers, paint and glitter. Mini pumpkins are ready for their faces: funny or ghoulish, friendly or scary – you decide! Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Break out the Sharpie® markers, paint and glitter. Mini pumpkins are ready for their faces: funny or ghoulish, friendly or scary – you decide! Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

10/27

Halloween Make & Take

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 29, 3:00 pm

Concoct spooky or silly Halloween crafts: monsters, pumpkins, a haunted house ... possibilities ghoul-ore! Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Concoct spooky or silly Halloween crafts: monsters, pumpkins, a haunted house ... possibilities ghoul-ore! Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/29

Halloween Spook-tacular

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Mon, Oct 29, 3:30 pm

Looking for something to do, until trick-or-treat time? Enjoy not-so-spooky tales, activities and make a fun craft to celebrate the season. Costumes welcomed. Ages 3-9. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Looking for something to do, until trick-or-treat time? Enjoy not-so-spooky tales, activities and make a fun craft to celebrate the season. Costumes welcomed. Ages 3-9. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

10/29

Teen HorrorFest

Belle Glade Branch
Mon, Oct 29, 5:00 pm
"Poltergeist." ©Warner Bros. (114 min.)  PG 

Popcorn provided. Grades 5-12.

About this Series

Popcorn provided. Grades 5-12.

10/15"A Quiet Place." ©Paramount Pictures. (90 min.)  PG-13 
10/22"The Others." ©Miramax. (100 min.)  PG-13 
10/29"Poltergeist." ©Warner Bros. (114 min.)  PG 

Teenie Halloweenie

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Mon, Oct 29, 5:00 pm

Celebrate Halloween with our annual Teenie Halloweenie. Enjoy music and entertainment by the Amazing Mr. A.  Refreshments provided. All ages. (90 min.) 

About this Series

Celebrate Halloween with our annual Teenie Halloweenie. Enjoy music and entertainment by the Amazing Mr. A.  Refreshments provided. All ages. (90 min.) 

10/29

Haunted House!

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Oct 29, 6:00 pm

Our teens will scare you in our walk through Haunted House.  Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Our teens will scare you in our walk through Haunted House.  Ages 5 & up. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/29

Halloween Shrinky Dinks

West Boca Branch
Mon, Oct 29, 6:30 pm

Create a bat necklace, a pumpkin magnet, or design your own piece on the amazing plastic sheets that shrink. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Create a bat necklace, a pumpkin magnet, or design your own piece on the amazing plastic sheets that shrink. Grades 6-12. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

10/29

Huggable Monsters

Acreage Branch
Tue, Oct 30, 11:15 am

Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a not-so-scary story time about lovable, adorable monsters. Make a craft and do the Monster Mash dance. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Bring your favorite stuffed animal for a not-so-scary story time about lovable, adorable monsters. Make a craft and do the Monster Mash dance. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) 

10/30

Keep Spooky & Color-Halloween

Gardens Branch
Tue, Oct 30, 3:00 pm

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring not-so-scary Halloween pictures. Materials provided. Ages 3-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring not-so-scary Halloween pictures. Materials provided. Ages 3-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 626-6133 to preregister.

10/30

'Twas the Night Before Halloween

West Boca Branch
Tue, Oct 30, 3:30 pm

Wear your costume, and come for Halloween stories, a game and a craft. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Wear your costume, and come for Halloween stories, a game and a craft. Grades K-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

10/30

Day of the Dead Celebration

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Oct 30, 3:30 pm

"Hotel Transylvania." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (91 min.) Create a cool sugar skull and watch a movie. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"Hotel Transylvania." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (91 min.) Create a cool sugar skull and watch a movie. Ages 6 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.PG

10/30

Halloween Treat: Skeleton Pretzel

Belle Glade Branch
Tue, Oct 30, 4:00 pm

Make a spooky treat and read traditional stories. Dress to get messy. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Make a spooky treat and read traditional stories. Dress to get messy. All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/30

Trick-or-Treat Tales

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 30, 4:00 pm

Enjoy stories, songs, games and a craft about Halloween with a costume parade around the library to follow. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy stories, songs, games and a craft about Halloween with a costume parade around the library to follow. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/30

Rock 'n' Roll Halloween

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Oct 30, 6:30 pm

Turn rocks into monsters, ghosts, bugs and more using permanent markers and your imagination! Then, ghosts will roll when you step up and go bowling for ghouls. Ages 7-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Turn rocks into monsters, ghosts, bugs and more using permanent markers and your imagination! Then, ghosts will roll when you step up and go bowling for ghouls. Ages 7-11. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

10/30

Crazy Costume Parade & Story Time

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Wed, Oct 31, 10:00 am

March around in our annual parade dressed up in your favorite costume. Listen to stories, watch a not-so-scary movie and make a seasonal craft. Ages 0-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

March around in our annual parade dressed up in your favorite costume. Listen to stories, watch a not-so-scary movie and make a seasonal craft. Ages 0-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/31

Teeny Halloween

Acreage Branch
Wed, Oct 31, 10:15 am

An ooky spooky celebration with stories, songs, rhymes and treats just for the littlest members of the family. Snacks provided. Ages 0-2. (40 min.) 

About this Series

An ooky spooky celebration with stories, songs, rhymes and treats just for the littlest members of the family. Snacks provided. Ages 0-2. (40 min.) 

10/31

Halloween Hullabaloo

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Wed, Oct 31, 10:30 am

Dress up and listen to a not-too-scary story. We'll play a ghostly game, sing a spooky song, and parade through the library collecting treats. Ages 1-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Dress up and listen to a not-too-scary story. We'll play a ghostly game, sing a spooky song, and parade through the library collecting treats. Ages 1-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/31

Halloween Is Here!

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 31, 10:30 am

We're celebrating this holiday with not-so-spooky stories, songs and a creepy craft. Feel free to wear your costumes. Ages 3-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

We're celebrating this holiday with not-so-spooky stories, songs and a creepy craft. Feel free to wear your costumes. Ages 3-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/31

Peek-A-Boo!

West Boca Branch
Wed, Oct 31, 10:30 am

Come in costume or just as you are for a not-so-scary Halloween story. We’ll also sing some of our favorite songs and fingerplays.  Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

Come in costume or just as you are for a not-so-scary Halloween story. We’ll also sing some of our favorite songs and fingerplays.  Ages 1-2. (30 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

10/31

Halloween Hullabaloo

West Boynton Branch
Wed, Oct 31, 11:00 am

Stories, songs and a silent trick-or-treat parade throughout the library. Costumes encouraged. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories, songs and a silent trick-or-treat parade throughout the library. Costumes encouraged. Ages 2-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/31

Mini Monster Bash

Tequesta Branch
Wed, Oct 31, 11:00 am

Monster stories, music, games and a craft. Costumed creatures welcome. Ages 2-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Monster stories, music, games and a craft. Costumed creatures welcome. Ages 2-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

10/31

Preschool Not-So-Scary Stories

West Boca Branch
Wed, Oct 31, 11:30 am

A fun time for preschoolers to enjoy Halloween stories, a short film and a craft. Come in your favorite not-so-scary costume or just as you are. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

About this Series

A fun time for preschoolers to enjoy Halloween stories, a short film and a craft. Come in your favorite not-so-scary costume or just as you are. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 470-1600 to preregister.

10/31

Halloween Parade

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 31, 3:30 pm

Parade around with your dressed-up little one and collect treats from each department. Also create a take-home craft. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Parade around with your dressed-up little one and collect treats from each department. Also create a take-home craft. Ages 0-3. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/31

"Trunk or Treat" at Bridges at Pahokee

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Oct 31, 4:00 pm

Join us at the annual community extravaganza, "Trunk or Treat", at 188 S. Barfield Hwy. Pahokee. Stop by the library "trunk" for great books and yummy treats. Snacks provided. All ages. (2 hr.) 

About this Series

Join us at the annual community extravaganza, "Trunk or Treat", at 188 S. Barfield Hwy. Pahokee. Stop by the library "trunk" for great books and yummy treats. Snacks provided. All ages. (2 hr.) 

10/31