Celebrate Halloween All Month at the Ferguson Library

The Ferguson Library will host a variety of special events for all ages throughout the month of October to celebrate Halloween. For more information about the Halloween programming, click here.

The programming opens October 6 at the Harry Bennett Branch with a 2 p.m. screening of the 1931 classic, Dracula, followed by the 1988 family favorite Beetlejuice at 4 p.m. Classic Movie Matinees of other classic monster films of the 1930s and the Friday Film Fest of family-friendly Halloween movies will continue on subsequent Fridays at 2 and 4 p.m. respectively.

Other family programming includes an October 30 screening at 4 p.m. at the Harry Bennett Branch of Hocus Pocus, and a 6 p.m. Ghost Stories Around a Campfire, also on October 30 at the Main Library. The 1993 fantasy comedy Hocus Pocus stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as three resurrected Salem witches seeking immortality. For Ghost Stories, all ages will gather round a faux campfire to share readings of spooky tales.

Children will have a variety of opportunities to dress up while painting mini pumpkins on October 16 at 4 p.m. at the Harry Bennett Branch; assembling wooden pumpkins on October 18 at 4 p.m. at the Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch; and on October 25 at the Main Library, participating in a (Not So) Spooky Family Storytime at 10:30 a.m. and making Creepy Crafts at 2 p.m. Treats also included.

Teens will not be left out. In addition to Ghost Stories Around a Campfire, they can enjoy making Halloween-themed Origami on October 11 at 5:30 p.m. and spend an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe on October 13 at 5:30 p.m., both at the Harry Bennett Branch. During the Poe event, re-enactor Campbell Harmon brings the master of the macabre to life with tales about Poe and readings of his stories and poetry. Adults are also welcome to both events.

Rounding out the programming are two teen-only events: HalloWednesday Movies on October 25—Addams Family Values at the Main Library at 2 p.m. and The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch at 4 p.m.—and a T-MAD Halloween Celebration complete with pumpkin-decorating, games and pizza on October 27 at 5 p.m. at the Main Library.

Registration is required for all events at fergusonlibrary.org/events except for Classic Movie Matinees, Friday Film Fest, the Hocus Pocus screening and Ghost Stories Around a Campfire.

For more information, call 203 351-8221.

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