Halloween Fun for ALL Ages @ MCL Branches

It’s the one time of year people can get into the spirit, dress in costume, and pretend to be someone or something else for a day – no matter his or her age. The candy, the pumpkin carving, and the caramel apples are all memories from my childhood, and I attempt to keep them alive in my Halloween fun even as an adult. Mercer County Library System is getting in the spirit! Check out the Halloween-themed programs at the various branches; they’re not just for children:

West Windsor is hosting a Halloween Play Festival with three plays. Dollhouse Blues, Bloody Massie, and The Most Absolutely Amazing Halloween Party Ever, written by the branch’s Reference Librarian, Michael Kerr.

At Hickory Corner, Toma Jama Productions will perform, A Meeting of the Macabre, which brings to life the writings of Edgar Allen Poe and Bram Stoker.

Hightstown’s Teen Movie for October is the film adapted from Neil Gaiman’s book, Coraline (in 3-D!). Prepare to be scared by this fabulous film that is enjoyed by teenagers and adults alike!

And not to worry ….there are plenty of programs hosted at various branches for the younger crowd and even the whole family to enjoy:

Friends of the Ewing Library is sponsoring a Pumpkin Decorating in the Library for children ages 6-11. Pumpkins and decorations will be provided. Children, ages birth to 7 are invited to wear their costumes for a Halloween Parade at Ewing. Staff will provide wrapped treats along the parade route!

Hickory Corner is also hosting a Carve or Paint a Halloween Pumpkin program for children of any age. Registration is requested.

Halloween Crafts & Fun is scheduled at Hightstown. Wear your costume and create crafts in the spirit of Halloween. Registration is requested.
During the last week of October, Hopewell’s regularly scheduled Story Times will take on a spooky theme. Wear your costume, sing songs, make a Halloween craft, and participate in a trick-or-treat library tour. Registration is recommended, but not required. Hopewell is also hosting a Dare to be Scared! event for ages 9 and older. Find out what happens after the library closes the night before Halloween. Registration required.

Friends of the Lawrence Library is sponsoring a Pumpkin Painting and Halloween Stories program for Grades K-4. Registration required. Stop in for a spell at Lawrence’s Halloween Parade. Children ages 6 and under are invited to enjoy music by the Peas and Carrots, refreshments, and a parade showing off their costumes. Registration is required.

Wear costumes and enjoy crafts, games, and treats at Robbinsville’s Halloween Party for children ages 4 and older. Registration is required.

Twin Rivers is also hosting a Halloween Party, complete with Halloween songs, stories, and a craft! Children (infant to age 5) can get into the spirit as they wear costumes and trick-or-treat through the library.

Friends of the West Windsor Library is sponsoring a Halloween Music Fest & Parade, complete with Halloween songs, stories, and a craft! Children (infant to age 5) can get into the spirit as they wear costumes and trick-or-treat through the library.

No matter what your age, celebrate Halloween with one of the many events at the Mercer County Library System’s branches. We look forward to seeing you!

-- Happy Halloween!
Anna, Hopewell Branch


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