Uncle Fester’s Closet first of many Halloween events
Halloween will be more than just kids’ play this year at the library with adults getting their chance to dress up in costumes for an after-hours event of their own.
Halloween events begin Saturday, Oct. 20, when the Belt Branch has its annual Uncle Fester’s Costume Closet from 2-5 p.m. in the Community Room. Youths who need Halloween costumes can pick out something to wear in the free giveaway of gently used and new costumes and costume pieces donated to the library. The event usually is part of Boofest at the Belt Branch but it has been moved up a week because of a construction project at the library.
Boofest is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and will feature safe trick-or-treating, games and crafts throughout the library. The Kiwanis Club will serve a free hot-dog lunch to the first 200 children.
Adults can sign up now for the program Spooky Stories in the Stacks – After Hours @ the Library, which is set for 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Belt Branch. Participants will take a tour of the library and hear classic scary stories before enjoying refreshments. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Register in advance at rhcl.libcal.com/calendar/events.
The Savannah Branch will have its Halloween Haunted Stacks party from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, with safe trick-or-treating, Halloween Plinko, a treasure hunt in the stacks and refreshments. No sign-up is necessary for this drop-in event.
Seasonal Storytimes are also planned for preschoolers at both branches, and children can wear their costumes to these events. Savannah will celebrate Halloween at Storytimes at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Belt will decorate pumpkins and read books about autumn at its 11 a.m. Storytime on Oct. 31.