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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
Spine-Chilling
Halloween DVDs
Not So Scary
Halloween Movies for Kids
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., 10/19/2019
E.g., 10/19/2019

Pumpkin Patch Party

Tequesta Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 11:00 am

Stories, games and music. Paint your own pumpkin to take home. Ages 4 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

About this Series

Stories, games and music. Paint your own pumpkin to take home. Ages 4 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.

10/19

Super Saturday Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 11:00 am
Pumpkin Time I!

Fun, interactive story times and creative activities for children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Fun, interactive story times and creative activities for children and their parents! Ages 2-8. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/05Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month I!
10/12Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month II!
10/19Pumpkin Time I!

Movie Matinee

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Oct 19, 2:00 pm

"The Others." ©Miramax. (100 min.) Enjoy a good ghost story! Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.PG-13

About this Series

"The Others." ©Miramax. (100 min.) Enjoy a good ghost story! Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.PG-13

10/19

A BooTacular Crafternoon!

Main Library
Sun, Oct 20, 2:00 pm

Get ready for some not so scary crafts that the whole family can enjoy! Ages 3 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Get ready for some not so scary crafts that the whole family can enjoy! Ages 3 & up. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

10/20

Pasta Monsters

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Mon, Oct 21, 4:00 pm

Make your very own spooky but sweet monsters with pasta, googly eyes and so much more! Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Make your very own spooky but sweet monsters with pasta, googly eyes and so much more! Ages 5-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/21

Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Oct 22, 10:00 am
Pumpkin Time II!

Simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/01Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month I!
10/08Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month II!
10/22Pumpkin Time II!
10/29Happy Halloween!

Introduction to Ghost Hunting

Greenacres Branch
Tue, Oct 22, 6:30 pm

The Paranormal Researchers of South Florida (PROS) will investigate paranormal activity and demonstrate ghost hunting equipment. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

The Paranormal Researchers of South Florida (PROS) will investigate paranormal activity and demonstrate ghost hunting equipment. Snacks provided. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

10/22

Movie Matinee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 2:00 pm
"Pet Sematary (2019)." ©Paramount Pictures. (100 min.) 

About this Series

10/09"Beetlejuice." ©Warner Bros. (93 min.)  PG 
10/23"Pet Sematary (2019)." ©Paramount Pictures. (100 min.)  R 

Flashlight Fun

Greenacres Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 4:00 pm

Lights out, flashlights on! Join us for stories, games and a spooky flashlight craft. Ages 5-7.

About this Series

Lights out, flashlights on! Join us for stories, games and a spooky flashlight craft. Ages 5-7.

10/23

Halloween Fun: Pumpkin Painting

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

Materials provided. Dress to get messy. Ages 4 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

About this Series

Materials provided. Dress to get messy. Ages 4 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 996-3453 to preregister.

10/23

Paint a Pumpkin!

Loula V. York Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 5:30 pm

Children, teens and parents are invited to paint small pumpkins as we celebrate fall! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children, teens and parents are invited to paint small pumpkins as we celebrate fall! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/23

Folklore of Haunted Hometowns

Jupiter Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 6:00 pm

Explore the spookier side of Florida through local ghost legends told across the state, from the Gulf Coast to the Space Coast, with author Christopher Balzano. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Explore the spookier side of Florida through local ghost legends told across the state, from the Gulf Coast to the Space Coast, with author Christopher Balzano. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/23

Haunted House Rehearsal

Glades Road Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 6:00 pm

Bring your most creative and spooky ideas for our haunted house to be held Mon, Oct 28. 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 28. Ages 12-17. (60 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/23

Book & Film Discussion

Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 23, 6:30 pm
"Practical Magic." ©Warner Bros. (108 min.) Film viewing. (2.25 hr.) PG-13 

About this Series

10/09"Practical Magic," by Alice Hoffman. Book discussion. (60 min.) Preregister. 
10/23"Practical Magic." ©Warner Bros. (108 min.) Film viewing. (2.25 hr.) PG-13 

Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Oct 24, 10:00 am
Pumpkin Time II!

Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/17Pumpkin Time I!
10/24Pumpkin Time II!
10/31Happy Halloween!

Zombie Cupcake Decorating

Jupiter Branch
Thu, Oct 24, 4:30 pm

Zombies are creepy. Cupcakes are sweet. Discover what happens when the two meet. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Zombies are creepy. Cupcakes are sweet. Discover what happens when the two meet. Ages 12-17. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/24

Happy Howls Halloween Party

Jupiter Branch
Fri, Oct 25, 10:00 am

Celebrate the festivities of Halloween with stories, music and a costume parade! Costumes are encouraged, but not necessary. Refreshments provided. Ages 1-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate the festivities of Halloween with stories, music and a costume parade! Costumes are encouraged, but not necessary. Refreshments provided. Ages 1-6. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 744-2301 to preregister.

10/25

Sparkly Spiders

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Fri, Oct 25, 11:00 am

Celebrate your spooky side as we craft colorful creepy crawlies from wire, beads and small bulbs. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate your spooky side as we craft colorful creepy crawlies from wire, beads and small bulbs. Limit 20. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

10/25

Pretty Happy Pumpkins

Main Library
Fri, Oct 25, 3:30 pm

Halloween decorating is fun to do but everyone needs at least a pumpkin or two! Decorate your very own pumpkin to take home! Ages 3-6. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Halloween decorating is fun to do but everyone needs at least a pumpkin or two! Decorate your very own pumpkin to take home! Ages 3-6. Limit 20. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

10/25

Boo to YOU!

Loula V. York Branch
Sat, Oct 26, 11:00 am

Children and their parents are invited to come in costume for a not-too-scary story time and Halloween party! Refreshments provided. Ages 2-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Children and their parents are invited to come in costume for a not-too-scary story time and Halloween party! Refreshments provided. Ages 2-10. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/26

Halloween Hullabaloo!

Greenacres Branch
Sat, Oct 26, 11:00 am

Join us for a Halloween extravaganza featuring a frightfully fun puppet show, games and some crazy crafts. Don’t forget your costume! Ages 3-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for a Halloween extravaganza featuring a frightfully fun puppet show, games and some crazy crafts. Don’t forget your costume! Ages 3-12. (45 min.) Call (561) 641-9100 to preregister.

10/26

Halloween Horror FilmFest

Glades Road Branch
Sat, Oct 26, 2:00 pm
"A Quiet Place." ©Paramount Pictures. (90 min.)  PG-13 

About this Series

10/05"Poltergeist." ©Warner Bros. (114 min.)  PG 
10/26"A Quiet Place." ©Paramount Pictures. (90 min.)  PG-13 

Autumn Harvest Stories

Wellington Branch
Sun, Oct 27, 3:00 pm

Celebrate fall with fun stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2-6. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

About this Series

Celebrate fall with fun stories, songs and a craft. Ages 2-6. First come, first served. (45 min.) 

10/27

Crafternoon: 3D Paper Pumpkins

West Boynton Branch
Mon, Oct 28, 2:00 pm

Decorate any space with this fun autumn-inspired paper craft. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

About this Series

Decorate any space with this fun autumn-inspired paper craft. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 734-5556 to preregister.

10/28

Halloween Movie

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 28, 3:00 pm

"Tyler Perry's Boo 2: A Madea Halloween." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (101 min.) Popcorn provided. PG-13

About this Series

"Tyler Perry's Boo 2: A Madea Halloween." ©Lions Gate Films, Inc. (101 min.) Popcorn provided. PG-13

10/28

Make Your Own Trick-Or-Treat Bag

Lantana Road Branch
Mon, Oct 28, 3:30 pm

Create a special bag to use for trick or treating. Ages 7-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Create a special bag to use for trick or treating. Ages 7-11. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/28

Haunted House!

Glades Road Branch
Mon, Oct 28, 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.

10/28

Tweens/Teens Stranger Things Cafe

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Mon, Oct 28, 6:15 pm

Sing creepy karaoke songs in the Upside Down and make a Stranger Things-inspired craft. Eggo® waffles and other "Stranger Things" snacks will be served! Ages 11-17. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Sing creepy karaoke songs in the Upside Down and make a Stranger Things-inspired craft. Eggo® waffles and other "Stranger Things" snacks will be served! Ages 11-17. (75 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/28

Toddler Story Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Tue, Oct 29, 10:00 am
Happy Halloween!

Simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Simple stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/01Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month I!
10/08Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month II!
10/22Pumpkin Time II!
10/29Happy Halloween!

Spooky Art

Main Library
Tue, Oct 29, 3:30 pm

Create some spooktacular watercolor-like art in this activity that is fun for the whole family! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Create some spooktacular watercolor-like art in this activity that is fun for the whole family! All ages. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

10/29

Halloween Spook-tacular

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Tue, Oct 29, 4:00 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 3-10. 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 3-10. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

10/29

Trick-Or-Treat Tales

Glades Road Branch
Tue, Oct 29, 4:00 pm

Enjoy stories, songs, games and a craft, followed by a costume parade around the Library. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

About this Series

Enjoy stories, songs, games and a craft, followed by a costume parade around the Library. (45 min.) Call (561) 482-4554 to preregister.

10/29

Spooky Cookies

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Tue, Oct 29, 4:30 pm

Celebrate TeenTober by turning delicious cookies into creepy creations that even vampires will want to bite! Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

About this Series

Celebrate TeenTober by turning delicious cookies into creepy creations that even vampires will want to bite! Refreshments provided. Ages 12-17. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/29

Halloween Movie Night

Tequesta Branch
Tue, Oct 29, 6:00 pm

"Tim Burton's Corpse Bride." ©Warner Bros. (75 min.) Spooky scenes and ghoulish grub. Refreshments provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.PG

About this Series

"Tim Burton's Corpse Bride." ©Warner Bros. (75 min.) Spooky scenes and ghoulish grub. Refreshments provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. Call (561) 746-5970 to preregister.PG

10/29

Campfire Stories to Tell in the Dark

Lantana Road Branch
Tue, Oct 29, 6:30 pm

Gather around the campfire to hear spooky stories or tell your own chilling tales, while munching on s'mores. Snacks provided. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Gather around the campfire to hear spooky stories or tell your own chilling tales, while munching on s'mores. Snacks provided. Ages 5 & up. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/29

Halloween Hullabaloo

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

Dress up and listen to a not-too-scary story, sing spooky songs, 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, sing spooky songs, and parade through the library collecting treats! Ages 1-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 894-7500 to preregister.

10/30

Haunted House

Wellington Branch
Wed, Oct 30, 3:00 pm

Zombies, ghouls and witches - oh my! Are you brave enough to face the creatures in this haunted house? Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

More Dates for This Activity

Thu, Oct 31, 3:00 pm
Thu, Oct 31, 6:00 pm
About this Series

Zombies, ghouls and witches - oh my! Are you brave enough to face the creatures in this haunted house? Ages 5 & up. First come, first served. (60 min.) 

10/30
10/31
10/31

Halloween Crafts

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

Wear a costume or just come as yourself and make a special Halloween-themed craft while listening to fun Halloween music. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) 

About this Series

Wear a costume or just come as yourself and make a special Halloween-themed craft while listening to fun Halloween music. Ages 3 & up. (60 min.) 

10/30

Annual Teenie Halloweenie

Clarence E. Anthony Branch
Wed, Oct 30, 5:00 pm

Spooky games, entertainment and crafts. Costumes welcomed. Refreshments provided. All ages. (90 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

About this Series

Spooky games, entertainment and crafts. Costumes welcomed. Refreshments provided. All ages. (90 min.) Call (561) 992-8393 to preregister.

10/30

Book Discussion: "Pet Sematary," by Stephen King 

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Oct 30, 6:00 pm
"Pet Sematary," by Stephen King. 

Join us for a spine-tingling book discussion about the novel that scared the author himself! Copies available at the research services desk. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

About this Series

Join us for a spine-tingling book discussion about the novel that scared the author himself! Copies available at the research services desk. Refreshments provided. (90 min.) Call (561) 233-1880 to preregister.

10/30"Pet Sematary," by Stephen King. 

Do You Dare? Halloween Science

Lantana Road Branch
Wed, Oct 30, 6:30 pm

Creepy science just for Halloween lovers. We'll read a spooky story, then do some spooky science experiments. Come dressed to get messy. Ages 7-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Creepy science just for Halloween lovers. We'll read a spooky story, then do some spooky science experiments. Come dressed to get messy. Ages 7-12. (2 hr.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/30

Trick-Or-Treat at the Library

Acreage Branch
Thu, Oct 31 (All day)

Stop by each of the library service desks to show off your costume and get a small treat. All ages.

About this Series

Stop by each of the library service desks to show off your costume and get a small treat. All ages.

10/31

Boogie Woogie Time!

Loula V. York Branch
Thu, Oct 31, 10:00 am
Happy Halloween!

Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

About this Series

Music and movement, simple stories and creative activities for children and their parents. Ages 3-5. (45 min.) Call (561) 924-5928 to preregister.

10/17Pumpkin Time I!
10/24Pumpkin Time II!
10/31Happy Halloween!

Mini Me Monster Parade

Main Library
Thu, Oct 31, 10:00 am

Parents and children alike are encouraged to come in costume for a not-so-scary monster story time and parade! Bring a bag to collect your goodies! Snacks provided. Ages 0-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

About this Series

Parents and children alike are encouraged to come in costume for a not-so-scary monster story time and parade! Bring a bag to collect your goodies! Snacks provided. Ages 0-5. (60 min.) Call (561) 233-2600 to preregister.

10/31

Wee Ones Crazy Costume Dance Party

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

Dress up in your costume, put on your dancing shoes and boogie on down to the library for our special costume parade and dance party. Ages 0-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

About this Series

Dress up in your costume, put on your dancing shoes and boogie on down to the library for our special costume parade and dance party. Ages 0-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Call (561) 790-6030 to preregister.

10/31

Halloween Hullabaloo

West Boynton Branch
Thu, Oct 31, 10:15 am
Ages  1-2. (30 min.) 

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

About this Series

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

10/31Ages  1-2. (30 min.) 
10/31Ages  3-5. (45 min.) 

Teeny Halloween

Acreage Branch
Thu, 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

Peek-A-Boo!

West Boca Branch
Thu, 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

Toddler Costume Parade!

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

Parade around the library and collect treats with your adorable, dressed-up child. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

About this Series

Parade around the library and collect treats with your adorable, dressed-up child. Ages 1-2. Space is limited. (60 min.) Call (561) 304-4500 to preregister.

10/31

Mini Monster Bash

Tequesta Branch
Thu, 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