Halloween Happenings

Halloween can be a frighteningly frenzied time of year. Between shopping for and creating treats, costumes and decorations, parents may be seeking a simple solution for seasonal fun without adding to the already hectic time and expenses! Omaha Public Library (OPL) can help with fun, free, pre-planned programs and activities for all ages to enjoy. Registration may be required for some events and parental permission is required for all lock-in activities. 

For kids & families:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m.: Glowing Eyes Craft at Saddlebrook Branch
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.: Puffy Ghost Craft at Saddlebrook Branch
  • Saturday, Oct. 21 
    • 10:15 a.m.-noon: Halloween Fun Fest at W. Dale Clark Main Library
    • 3 p.m.: Spooky Science and Crafts at South Omaha Library
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6-7:30 p.m.: Spooktacular at Florence Branch
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25 
    • 10:30 a.m.-noon: Halloween Party at A.V. Sorensen Branch 
    • 11 a.m.: Bat Silhouette Craft at Saddlebrook Branch
  • Saturday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.-noon: Spooktacular at Saddlebrook Branch
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31, 10 a.m.: Out & About Storytime at Marquis Place

For teens:

  • Friday, Oct. 20, 3:30 p.m.: Teen Food & Fun at Dale Clark Main Library
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 4:30 p.m.: Making Mini-Candy Apples for Teens at A.V. Sorensen Branch 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m.: Zombie Escape at South Omaha Library
  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m.: Halloween Makeup Hacks at Charles B. Washington Branch
  • Friday, Oct. 27, 6-9 p.m.: Teen Zombie Lock-In at Benson Branch
  • Saturday, Oct. 28 
    • 2-4 p.m.: Caramel Apple Party at South Omaha Library 
    • 2 p.m.: Haunted Gingerbread Houses at A.V. Sorensen Branch
    • 7-10 p.m.: Teen Halloween Lock-In at Millard Branch

For adults:

  • Saturday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m.: Get crafty making book page pumpkins at Saddlebrook Branch

OPL is also your source for creepy books and movies; and don’t forget about books for DIY costumes and decorations for unique ideas and show-stopping ensembles! 

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