By Karen Mack, Youth Services Librarian
Sedona AZ (October 19, 2018) – Sedona Public Library is hosting two Halloween events, one for youngsters and another for adults. The Library’s adult Halloween event, “Spooktacular,” is on Wednesday, October 31, at 3 p.m. in the community room.
We’ll kick off this celebration with spooky readings by the Mackler Trio. For those who enjoy dressing up, we’ll have our costume show and “Who Am I?” guessing game. Annette and Erroll Foldes, local musicians and entertainers, will provide live music and a dance party. Also on the party agenda are refreshments and games. Bring your decorated or carved pumpkins for a pumpkin contest. Don’t miss out on a wonderful chance to enjoy our community, meet new people, and mingle with fellow library and Halloween lovers. And you’ll still have time to attend the Uptown activities!
Thanks to the goodwill of local merchants, Uptown trick-or-treating for children begins at 5 p.m. on Halloween. This Sedona tradition started 32 years ago and is a thrilling night for all ages.
On Tuesday, October 30, the day before Halloween, the Library is offering a daytime opportunity for youngsters to get together and sport their costumes. Children and their parents or caregivers are invited to come to the Library’s “Little Bit Spooky Story Time” in the community room at 10:30 a.m. With a young audience in mind, we have an hour of fun planned.
Youth services staff—Miss Karen, Miss Marcia, and Miss Meghan—will dress up in friendly costumes. They have slightly spooky stories and songs to share, and Marcia will lead a parade! Little ghosts, superheroes, and other characters will all parade through the book stacks bringing a bit of noise and big smiles to those lucky enough to be in the library on Tuesday morning. Also for the little ones, games and craft activities will be set up in the community room. Pretzel bats, fruity snacks, and spiders will pop up, too!
The Cat in the Hat will be on hand to encourage parents to join Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a Rotary Club–sponsored project that delivers a gift book every month to the home of children under 5 years of age.
Please come enjoy these free, fun Halloween events at the Library. We promise there won’t be any tricks. Just treats!
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