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
- 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
- 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!