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Celebrate Halloween at Omaha Public Library

Celebrate Halloween at Omaha Public Library
October 23, 2013
It’s that time of year when thoughts turn to ghouls and goblins, trick-or-treating and scary costumes. Omaha Public Library is hosting safe and free family-friendly events this month. From crafts and magic, to spooky storytimes, there is something for everyone!
  • Friday, Oct. 25:
    • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St., 402.444.4800. Halloween Fun Fest – Make a Halloween treat and enjoy spooky stories, games and crafts. Costume-wearing visitors are welcome.
    • 4-6 p.m. at Millard Branch, 13214 Westwood Ln., 402.444.4848. Goosebumps Halloween Party – Join us for creepy games, trivia and snacks at this Goosebumps inspired haunted gathering. Come dressed as your favorite scary R.L. Stine character! 
    • 6-9 p.m. at A.V. Sorensen Branch, 4808 Cass St., 402.444.5274. Grades 2-6 Halloween Lock-in – Enjoy food and refreshments while playing games. Costumes encouraged. A signed parental permission slip is required.
  • Saturday, Oct. 26:
    • 10-11:30 a.m. at Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch, 2100 Reading Plz., 402.289.4367. Halloween Party with Magician Jeff Quinn – Jeff Quinn will entertain trick-or-treaters with amazing magic tricks and a dash of humor. Wear your costume!
    • 1-3 p.m. at Saddlebrook Branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., 402.884.7473. Saddlebrook Spooktacular – Celebrate Halloween with Saddlebrook Branch and Saddlebrook Community Center. There will be activities, crafts, photo ops and fun for all ages. Costumes encouraged.
    • 2-3 p.m. at A.V. Sorensen Branch. Halloween Storytime – Celebrate Halloween, listen to stories, and make a Halloween craft. Costumes encouraged. Suggested for grades K-3.
    • 2-4 p.m. at Willa Cather Branch, 1905 S. 44th St., 402.444.4851. Halloween Craft Party –All supplies will be furnished.
    • 6-10 p.m. at W. Clarke Swanson Branch, 9101 W. Dodge Rd., 402.444.4852. Teen Halloween Lock-in – Enjoy a costume contest, video games, and other activities, as well as pizza, soda and candy! Parental permission required.
    • 6:15-9:15 p.m. at Millard Branch. Teen Halloween Lock-in – Join us for a haunted meeting room, candy scavenger hunt, scary movie, games and more at this party. Dress in a costume if you’d like to compete in a costume contest; prizes go to the winners. Snacks and drinks will be provided. A parental release form needs to be signed before or upon entrance to the lock-in.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30:
    • 6:30-7 p.m. at Florence Branch, 2920 Bondesson St., 402.444.5299. Halloween Haunt Party – Join us for a special Halloween-themed storytime! Enjoy refreshments, scary stories, and activities especially geared for the pre-school and early elementary age child. Children of all ages are welcome. Costumes encouraged. 
    • 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Milton R. Abrahams Branch, 5111 N. 90th St., 402.444.6284. Adam White Halloween Magic Show – Join us for a highly reviewed, hilarious, fast-paced, educational magical program! Come ready to laugh, and be spooked and amazed.
    • Thursday, Oct. 31, 3:30-5 p.m. at W. Clark Swanson Branch. Spectacular Spooky Craft & Coloring Program – Join us for spooky crafts and coloring activities for the whole family! All supplies will be provided.
For detailed descriptions of each event, or to register, visit Some events have recommended ages or grades for participation. Lock-ins require consent from a parent or guardian. Questions should be directed to the Library branch hosting each event. Visit for information about additional programs offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.
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