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 Bay Area Libraries Celebrate Halloween

10-18-2011 by the Hauntmistress

Bay Area libraries are getting into the Halloween spirit and offering many fun activities for kids and families. Whether you're looking for something free to do, or just want to have a community Halloween experience, libraries are offering crafts, movies, costume parades, and more.

On Oct. 20th at the Ingleside Library in San Francisco you can make Witches Finger Cookies! Miss Laura will teach you how to make these fun treats and you will get a chance to have a taste. All materials will be provided.

At the Oakland Elmhurst Library on Oct. 22nd, you can make two kinds of spiders - one to eat and one to decorate your home.

At the Walnut Creek Library Halloween Trick, Treat, and Costume Parade on Oct. 24th, there will be some (not too) scary Halloween fun featuring Kirk Waller, storyteller extraordinaire, and a costume parade around the library.

On Oct. 26th, wear your Halloween costume and Parade through the Redwood City Library with Ray the Rhino, then settle in for great kids’ rock and roll from The Raytones.

Join Tully Community Library in San Jose on Oct. 26th for an enchanting and interactive Halloween Wizard Show featuring magic, music, and mime presented by Magic Circus.

Mission Branch Library in San Francisco hosts Monster Makeup Made Easy on Oct. 27th! Turn your face into a skull, ghoul, zombie, or vampire!

Join the Central Santa Rosa Library on Oct. 27th for a special Halloween Event as Jeremy the Juggler performs tricks and stunts! Come in costume, and join the special Halloween Parade through the Library.

At the San Francisco Main Library on Oct. 29th, noted horror host-orian Michael Monahan, with co-author Lon Huber, will tell tales of local television horror movie hosts and show video clips of a variety of television's grooviest ghouls at Shock It To Me.

Also in San Francisco on the 29th, the Richmond District Library hosts the director of the San Francisco Rescued Orphan Mammal Program to amaze and inspire you with stories of the city's own Wild Things. See pictures, hear stories, and make a wildlife mask just in time for Halloween.

At the Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven Library in Sacramento on Oct. 29th, Sacramento State University Professor Jason Gieger will lead a Haunting Discussion focusing on a selection of Edgar Allan Poe's best known short stories and poems, plus a few others that demonstrate his true mastery of the art of suspense.

The San Leandro Library Halloween Extravaganza on Oct. 29th offers games, balloon sculpting, face painting, crafts, and refreshments. Wear a costume!

Join the Scotts Valley Library on Oct. 29th for a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic, The Birds, during Movie Night.

There are many other library events happening in the greater Bay Area, so check out our calendar.

If all of this fun doesn’t make you excited about the Fall, then check out our map of pumpkin patches and haunted houses or our Events Calendar. There are many more activities happening around the extended Bay Area!


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