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Halloween Events for All Ages
We've got something for everyone!
Whether your a timid soul or like to enjoy a good scare the branches of the Huntsville Madison County Public Library have something you and your family will enjoy.
Danse Immortelle: A Haunted Masquerade Ball (Teens & College students)
Main-Huntsville Public Library, Friday October 29 @ 8 p.m. – 12 Midnight
Join the eternal dance of the undead in an enchanting setting at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library 2nd Annual Masquerade Ball, Danse Immortelle. On Friday, October 29 from 8:00 p.m. to the strike of 12 midnight, the Main Huntsville Madison County Public Library will be transformed into a haunted gothic castle, worthy of the most glamorous ghostly creatures of the night. There will be music, food, and dancing. Come dressed in Masquerade apparel, as your favorite undead being or a character of your own creation. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Tickets sales start October 4 and will be available at any of the twelve Huntsville Madison County Public Library branches. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. This is an alcohol free event. Ghosts and specters who appear ages 14 to 21 are invited to attend. Find us on Facebook. For more information please contact Lexie Austin (LAustin [at] hmcpl [dot] org) in Outreach Services at (256) 532-5962.
Wild Things Puppet Show (All Ages)
Bailey Cove Branch Library Wednesday, October 20 @ 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 21 @ 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Get into the Fall Festival mood with our annual Wild Things Puppet Show. The books Where the Wild Things Are and The Little Old Lady Who Was not Afraid of Anything are the inspiration for this fun and much loved puppet show. Please contact Betty Pate (bpate [at] hmcpl [dot] org) at the Bailey Cove Branch Library (256)881-0257 for more information.
Monrovia’s Monster Mash: A Halloween Party
MonroviaPublic Library, Tuesday October 26 @ 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Join Miss Beth and Miss Lexie for a magical Monster Mash at the Monrovia Public Library! The fun starts at 5:30 pm with spooky crafts and snacks. A special Halloween Storytime will be presented at 6:00 pm. Wear your Halloween Costume and be prepared to having a howling good time! For more information please contact Lexie Austin (LAustin [at] hmcpl [dot] org) in Outreach Services at (256) 532-5962.
Madison Public Library Halloween Party (all ages)
Madison Public Library, Tuesday, October 26 @ 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Join us for a spooktacularly good time at the library! We'll share spooky stories, make crafts and of course, there will be candy! Wear your costume and bring a friend. Contact Mandy Pinyan at 256-461-0046 or mpinyan [at] hmcpl [dot] org for more information.
Making Marvelous Masks (grades K-5)
Gurley Public Library, Tuesday, October 26 @3:30p.m. – 5:00p.m.
Make a spooky, scary or fun mask just in time for Halloween! Please contact Alisa Watson <awatson [at] hmcpl [dot] org> at Gurley Public Library (256)776-2102 for more information
Halloween Party! (ages 3-5)
Eleanor Murphy Public Library, Thursday October 28 @ 4:00PM
Join us for stories, fun, crafts, and treats, stay for the costume contest! Kindergarteners through 4th graders are all invited. Please Contact Amy LaRue (alarue [at] hmcpl [dot] org) at the Murphy Public Library (256) 881-5620 for more information.
The Great Pumpkin Carving Challenge (Teens)
Gurley Public Library, Thursday, October 28 @4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Show off your mad pumpkin carving skills in time for All Hallow’s Eve! Please contact Kristen Howell <khowell [at] hmcpl [dot] org> at Gurley Public Library
(256)776-2102 for more information
Fall Festival (All ages)
Main Library, Thursday, October 28 @ 3:30 p.m.
Dress up in your favorite costume and celebrate with games, prizes, and candy! Contact Emily Shade (eshade [at] hmcpl [dot] org) at the Main Library (256) 532.5949 for more information.
Halloween Party at Tillman D. Hill Library (all ages)
Tillman D. Hill Public Library, Friday October 29 (contact the Library for exact times)
We’ll read special stories for holiday fun. Refreshments are provided by the parents. Costumes are encouraged! Please contact Lesia Flynn (LFlynn [at] hmcpl [dot] org) at the Tillman Hill Public Library (256) 828-9529 for more information.