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Star Wars Reads Day

October 10th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Star Wars Reads Day strikes again. Join us as we celebrate reading with activities, games and crafts from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character. Ages 3-12.

Artsy Kids: Spooky Crafts

October 14th, 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Get ready for Halloween with some very spooky crafts and treats. This program is for kids in grades 3-8 and requires preregistration.

Zombie Fashion Dolls

October 20th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
East Side Library
Halloween is near! It is time for our first annual Zombie Fashion Doll event. We will be decorating fashion dolls in one of a kind zombie styles created by you! Dolls and supplies will be provided.
*Registration Required

Get Away for Teen Read Week with an Author Panel

October 20th, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Central Library
Teen Read Week 2015 is October 18-24. For this year's theme, Get Away @ your library, a panel of YA authors will describe how they "Get Away" with fiction. And live to tell about it! It's also a book-freebie bonanza. On a first-come, first-served basis, signed books will be given away to teen readers. Authors include Wendy Delsol, Jan Blazanin, Eileen Boggess, Jenny Moyer, and Jill Hathaway.

Family Halloween Movie!

October 23rd, 3:00pm to 4:00pm
North Side Library

Bring your blankets, pillows, snacks, and a drink (with lid) for a Halloween movie about a toy cowboy, astronaut, dinosaur, potato head and their other toy friends. Popcorn provided while supplies last.

Junie B. Jones, The Musical Sneak Preview

October 24th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Franklin Avenue Library

See a sneak preview of the Des Moines Community Playhouse production of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Laugh with everyone's favorite first grader as she navigates the first day of school and all of the trouble that comes with it. Come and enjoy the performance and register to win free tickets to the play!

Crafty Readers: South Side

October 24th, 11:00am to 11:30am
South Side Library

Head to the library to enjoy a reading of How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?, by Margaret McNamara, and decorate a pumpkin to take home. Ages 3-8. Registration required for craft participation.

Franklin Crafty Readers Halloween Special

October 27th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Spiders in the library! Learn about these special creatures with Polk County Conservation, make a related craft and go trick-or-treating at the library. All ages. Costumes are welcome but not required.

Tween & Teen: Halloween Bash

October 28th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
South Side Library

Students in grades 5-12 are invited to a Halloween celebration in which we make our own bubbling brew of root beer using dry ice, make ghoulish chocolates and play games. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Snacks and chocolates are first come first served.