We have some creepy, spooky programs in store at the Altoona Public Library in October, both for adults and kids.
Homeschool children in grades kindergarten through five are invited to show off their performance skills at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. Sign up to share a short three- to five-minute story or simply come to hear something spooky. Prizes will be awarded for creepiest story, best delivery and more. Registration is required.
Teen zombie activities
Enjoy dinner and a movie for teens on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. “The featured movie is World War Z.” The movie is rated PG-13. Sixth graders under the age of 13 requires a signed, parental permission form.
Be prepared to be scared on Saturday night, Oct. 26. It’s our Zombie Survival Lock-in for teens. Zombie-inspired activities include scary face painting, World War C (cupcake war) and various other fun activities. Please pre-register.
Looking for something to do after school? Join us Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m. for a Halloween craft and a special appearance by Count Davula. Kids from kindergarten – fifth grade are invited.
Paranormal scares for adults
Author and paranormal investigator Chad Lewis returns to the library to discuss all kinds of unexplained occurrences that have frightened the Midwest, including a story about a winged creature which terrified an Iowa town in 1903.
Lewis has published a number of books about his paranormal investigations and has been a featured guest of the well-known radio talk show “Coast to Coast AM.”
Please reserve your seat by calling or stopping by the library.
It’s all Greek to me
Discover the facts and fiction behind Greek myths on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. during our program “Heroes of Olympus.” Those of you who enjoy Rick Riordan will want to attend. It’s for grades 4-8.
Be sure to join us for Lego Club every first Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. No pre-registration is required.
Sensory Story Time
We are hosting a Sensory Story Time. It’s full of hands-on activities, movement and stones at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. This short story time is geared toward children with sensory issues or who just can’t sit still. All ages are welcome to attend.
Your kids are probably ready for another break from school by now. Send them down to the library to watch “The Croods” on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 3:30 p.m.