Halloween Fun at APL Oct. 24-31
Albany Public Library is sharing the Halloween spirit with our friends in the community in a series of free programs and activities for kids and teens from Oct. 24 through Oct. 31.
Here’s a full list of the fun Halloween activities for youngsters scheduled at APL. All events are free and open to the public.
Talk by “Scary Tales” Author James Preller
Oct. 24 (Sat) at 1-2:30 p.m. – Delaware Branch
Local author James Preller (“Scary Tales” series and “Jigsaw Jones” mysteries, among others for kids and teens) talks about the art of writing and reads selections from “Scary Tales.” For children and their families.
American Girl History Tour: Día de los Muertos
Oct. 26 (Mon) at 4:30-5:30 pm – Howe Branch
Learn about the “Day of the Dead” with the Howe Branch’s American Girl Doll, Josafina Montoya. Participants will also make memory boxes for special family members, and enjoy refreshments. Please call 472-9485 to register. For ages 6-11.
Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt
Oct. 28 (Wed) at 4-7 pm – Howe Branch
Teens can find out if they have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse in this scavenger hunt. They’ll have to avoid the zombies as they find the tools they need and head for the safe zone. Please call 472-9485 to register. For ages 12-17.
Oct. 29 (Thurs) at 4-5 pm – North Albany Branch
Kids can make a haunted house craft to take home. For ages 6-11.
Oct. 30 (Fri) at 12-6 pm – Pine Hills Branch
Kids can drop in and decorate a bag they can use for trick-or-treating on Halloween. For ages 5-12.
Oct. 30 (Fri) at 3:30-4:30 pm – Pine Hills Branch
Kids can decorate a pumpkin to take home and display for Halloween. For ages 5-12.
Oct. 30 (Fri) at 4-5 pm – North Albany Branch
Pre-School Pumpkin Patch Party
Oct. 31 (Sat) at 10 am-12 pm – Washington Ave. Branch
For the first hour, pre-schoolers will enjoy age-appropriate stories, crafts, giveaways, and refreshments. For the second hour, little ones will do a hands-on exploration of everything pumpkin with the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST). Costumes are welcome. For ages 2-5.
Trick-or-Treat at North Albany
Oct. 31 (Sat) at 1-4:30 pm – North Albany Branch
Kids and teens can wear their Halloween costumes and stop by today to trick-or-treat in the library branch at the North Albany YMCA. For ages 16 and under.
Trick-or-Treat at Arbor Hill/West Hill
Oct. 31 (Sat) at 12-5 pm – Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch
Kids and teens can wear their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat in the library. For ages 17 and under.
Oct. 31 (Sat) at 2-3 pm – Bach Branch
Kids will enjoy scary stories, creepy games, and Halloween treats. Costumes are welcome. Please 482-2154 to register. For ages 6-12.
Oct. 31 (Sat) at 2-4 pm – Delaware Branch
Kids can participate in games like the Creepy Crayon Walk, Mummy Race, and Witch Pitch, make crafts, decorate goodie bags, enjoy refreshments, and trick-or-treat in the library. Costumes are welcome. For ages 5-12.