halloween

Halloween Storytime and Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab Blindfold Tour October 28th @ 11:30 PM [6+]

On Saturday, October 28th at 11:30, the Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting a special family Halloween Storytime in the children’s area.

We read a few books, sing a few songs, and have a costume parade around the library.

Afterwards, we will be taking those brave enough for a blindfold tour of Dr. Frankenstein’s Lab to touch some of the specimens and oddities.

Join us for a screaming good time. 

Yarn Pumpkin Craft

If you are looking for ways to decorate your room for the Fall, we have the perfect craft for you! Children ages 6-12 are invited to join us next Thursday, October 19 @ 4:30 pm for a Yarn Pumpkin Craft.

Find out how to use a ballon to give structure to your pumpkin and decorate it with a stem and leaves. This will be the perfect decoration for Fall, and you will be able to keep it as long as you like.

All materials will be provided, be sure to come ready to have fun. For more information, please call the branch at 832-927-5530.

Do you have the best costume at Jacinto City Branch Library?

Stormtrooper CostumeThursday, October 26th @ 6PM

Do you think you are the scariest witch in town?  Do you have the coolest Stars Wars costume?  Come prove it!  Join us for a Halloween Costume Contest at Jacinto City Branch Library!

The costume contest will have two age categories, Kids (5-10 yrs) and Teens (11-17 yrs).

  • • Kids costume judging starts right at 6 PM
    • Teens will follow at 6:30 pm

There will be a prize for each age group!

Visit the Jacinto City Branch Library table at Jacinto City’s Pumpkinfest!

PumpkinsSaturday, October 21st @ 5:00 pm

Visit Jacinto City Branch Library at Pumpkinfest located

at the Jacinto City Gym.

Activities will include hay rides, games, pumpkin decorating contest, costume contest and free outdoor movie at dusk.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Teen Book Club: Halloween Edition

Join us on Wednesday, October 18th at 3pm for our Teen Book Club. 

Our October title is "Anna Dressed in Blood" by Kendare Blake. Copies are available to check out in our Teen Section. Stop on by to check out your copy today. 

Here's a quick summary of Anna Dressed in Bloodf from our catalog: 

"For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father's work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before."

Hope to see you there! 

The Spooky Halloween Mega Post of Madness (and Laziness)

Hey, readers!

Sooo, it’s pretty much Halloween, and I was thinking that instead of doing my usual three posts/month reviews, I’d just make one mega-post this month with a large variety of books to discuss for your pleasure. But in, like, a more abridged than usual sort of way. Because this Insidious 3 movie ain’t gonna watch itself.

Book Hunters in Brief #46: Books for People Who Aren't Afraid of Being Scared

Nobody really knows why some of us get such pleasure from being scared out of wits, but writers like Stephen King, Octavia Butler, Clive Barker, and others have made comfortable livings making us uncomfortable. In honor of the holiday, HCPL's Book Hunters offer some ghoulishly good reads that are definitely not for the faint of heart.

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue

Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Satisfying the Post-Halloween Sweet Tooth

Still have a sweet tooth from trick or treating last night? 

It doesn't matter if  you ate your entire stash last night or are trying to stay away from said stash - here are some super-sweet audios sure that much like candy, will have you utterly addicted! 

 

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