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Get ready for spooky stories, creepy crafts, film screenings galore, and more at the library as we celebrate Halloween together. Prepare for the latest Goosebumps movie by checking out the rest of the series at your local library. We can’t wait to see your costume at our festivities!

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Upcoming Programs


Halloween Movie Matinee

Ready for Halloween? Interested in how Michael Myers brings destruction to his hometown after so many years? Come join us as we watch "Halloween" (1978, R) and "Halloween II" (1981, R).

Wednesdays, October 24 & 31 @ 1pm
Lefrak City
98-30 57 Avenue, Corona


Halloween Crafts

Join us as we create masks for Halloween.

Wednesday, October 24 @ 3:30pm
Ozone Park
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard


Halloween Pumpkin Boxes

Children of all ages are invited to celebrate Halloween by decorating a pumpkin box with stickers.

Wednesday, October 24 @ 4:30pm
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona


Jack-o-lantern Jars

Make a lighted jack-o-lantern from a glass jar for Halloween decoration!

Monday, October 29 @ 3:30pm
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue


Halloween Story and Craft

Children ages 4 and up, listen to a spooky story and make a jack-o-lantern from a Styrofoam cup- or perhaps a bat! Come and join us if you dare!

Monday, October 29 @ 4pm
Tuesday, October 30 @ 4pm
Whitestone
151-10 14 Road


Halloween Cookie Decorating

Children of all ages are welcome to decorate cookies for Halloween. There are 30 spots, first-come, first-served.

Monday, October 29 @ 3:30pm
Queens Village
94-11 217 Street


Goosebumps Spooky Slime

Join us to celebrate the Goosebumps series and make your own spooky slime to take home. Space is limited; first-come, first-served.

Monday, October 29 @ 5pm
Glendale
8000 Cooper Avenue at the Atlas Park Mall


Frankenstein at 200: Movie Viewing

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. We will be celebrating with a showing of "Young Frankenstein" starring Gene Wilder (1974, PG).

Monday, October 29 @ 5:30pm
Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica


Halloween Costume Party

Come to our Halloween party in costume and make Halloween slime! 

Tuesday, October 30 @ 3pm
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue


Haunted House Challenge

Children and teens will create their own haunted houses using a range of materials.

Tuesday, October 30 @ 3pm
South Hollis
204-01 Hollis Avenue


Halloween Story and Craft Program for Children

Children ages 4-10 years listen to a slightly spooky story and decorate a craft for Halloween. All materials will be supplied.

Tuesday, October 30 @ 3:30pm
Bay Terrace
18-36 Bell Boulevard, Bayside


Costume Party

Join us for spooky stories, dancing, and light refreshments! Show off your costume! This is for ages 3 and up.

Tuesday, October 30 @ 3:30pm
Court Square
25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City


Halloween Costume Party

Come show off your costume at our Halloween party!

Tuesday, October 30 @ 3:30pm
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue


Crap to Costume

Teams will compete to create the coolest improvised costume from the materials in a box of random junk. Trophies for the winners are also made out of random junk.

Tuesday, October 30 @ 3:30pm
Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway


Halloween Crafts for Kids

Children are invited to join us in the Children’s Room to make some Halloween crafts.

Tuesday, October 30 @ 3:30pm
Maspeth
69-70 Grand Avenue


Halloween Costume Party

Children of all ages are invited to have Halloween fun at our costume party!

Tuesday, October 30 @ 3:30pm
Queens Village
94-11 217 Street


Friends of Briarwood Presents: A Halloween Party

School-age children, bring your costumes and come join us at the Briarwood Library to celebrate Halloween.

Tuesday, October 30 @ 4pm
Briarwood
85-12 Main Street


East Flushing Halloween Craft

Join us for a Halloween craft.

Tuesday, October 30 @ 4pm
East Flushing
196-36 Northern Boulevard


Paper Jack-o’-Lantern Craft

Get into the Halloween spirit by creating your very own jack-o-lantern made out of paper!

Tuesday, October 30 @ 4pm
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona


Halloween Crafts Program

Come and use your creativity making beautiful Halloween crafts. Kids welcome!

Tuesday, October 30 @ 4pm
Mitchell-Linden
31-32 Union Street, Flushing


Kids Fright Fest Halloween Stories and Craft

For children ages 5-12. Scary stories will be told and a craft will follow. Feel free to come in your Halloween costume!

Tuesday, October 30 @ 4pm 
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing


Slime Club

Come to the library and make spooky Halloween slime! For grades K & up. First-come, first-served; supplies are limited.

Tuesday, October 30 @ 4pm
Woodside
54-22 Skillman Avenue


Pop Culture Book Club: Dread Nation

This month's Pop Culture Book Club read is "Dread Nation" by Justina Ireland: "Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever." Zombies, the Civil War, and a dark vision of America - what more could you want for Halloween reading?

Tuesday, October 30 @ 4:30pm
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing


Spooky Storytime

Join us in costume for a spooky storytime as we read Halloween books and sing Halloween songs. Ages 0-4.

Wednesday, October 31 @ 11:30am
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue


Halloween Storytime Parade

Come to storytime in your Halloween costume, join in our Halloween parade around the library, and go trick or treating within the library.

Wednesday, October 31 @ 11:45am
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue


Halloween Parade

Bring your toddler in costume to march in our spooky parade!

Wednesday, October 31 @ 12:15pm
Hollis
202-05 Hillside Avenue


Spooky Identify That Character Contest

You might think you're an expert on spooky TV, movie, and video game characters, but could you recognize a character just by their ears...or their nose? You might win a prize if you do well!

Wednesday, October 31 @ 2:30pm
Corona
38-23 104 Street


Tricks and Treats

Join us for magic tricks, a costume contest, and fun snacks.

Wednesday, October 31 @ 2:30pm
Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica


Halloween Craft and Treat

Write a spooky story and you could win a big Halloween treat. Then listen to a fun Halloween-themed story and work on a Halloween craft project to take home.

Wednesday, October 31 @ 3pm
Broad Channel
16-26 Cross Bay Boulevard


Spooky Craft

Come make a fun, spooky craft to celebrate Halloween! Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Wednesday, October 31 @ 3pm
Corona
38-23 104 Street


Craft of Terror!

Join us for this not-so-scary craft for ages 5-12 if you dare!

Wednesday, October 31 @ 3pm
Woodhaven
85-41 Forest Parkway


The Second Annual Ozone Park Halloween Ball

Join us for the Second Annual Ozone Park Halloween Ball. Costumes are optional but be sure to wear your smile.

Wednesday, October 31 @ 3:30pm
Ozone Park
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard


Halloween Craft

Children of all ages are welcome to stop by and make a Halloween craft.

Wednesday, October 31 @ 3:30pm
Queens Village
94-11 217 Street


Halloween Party!

Come celebrate Halloween with us! We will have crafts, games, and prizes! Costumes encouraged! Kids of all ages welcome!

Wednesday, October 31 @ 3:30pm
Richmond Hill
118-14 Hillside Avenue


Halloween Party!

Come and celebrate Halloween at the Children's Library Discovery Center with fun, games, music, and more. Come in costume if you want! This is guaranteed to be a spooktacular time for girls and boys up to age 12. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, October 31 @ 4pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica


Halloween Celebration

Join us for Halloween stories, games, and more for children ages 3 and up.

Wednesday, October 31 @ 4pm
Pomonok
158-21 Jewel Avenue, Flushing


Halloween Party

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to join us for Halloween themed games and crafts. A parent or caregiver must be present.

Wednesday, October 31 @ 4pm
Ridgewood
20-12 Madison Street


Halloween Spooktacular

Dare to come to the haunted library for some Halloween crafts and spooky stories. All children welcome!

Wednesday, October 31 @ 4pm
South Jamaica
108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard


Halloween Party

Come join us to show off your Halloween costume, listen to some scary stories, decorate Halloween cookies, and plenty of other tricks and treats.

Wednesday, October 31 @ 4pm
South Ozone Park
 128-16 Rockaway Boulevard


Haunted Hallway of Horrors!

The haunted hallway is back to strike fear into the hearts of children! Beware! Beware! Beware! Ages 8-15. (We're serious. This is kind of scary!) Wear your costume!

Wednesday, October 31 @ 4pm
Woodhaven
85-41 Forest Parkway


Mummy Wrap

Do you like Halloween? Do you like toilet paper? Come take part in Woodside's second annual Mummy Wrap! For kids, tweens, and teens.

Wednesday, October 31 @ 4pm
Woodside
54-22 Skillman Avenue


Halloween Costume Storytime!

Ages 3-10, join us at the Baisley Park Library in your Halloween costume! Children will have the opportunity to listen to Halloween read-alouds, color Halloween coloring pages, and receive candy while supplies last!

Wednesday, October 31 @ 4:15pm
Baisley Park
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica

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Recommended Books To Scare and Delight You for Halloween

– Children’s Books –

Arthur’s Halloween
by Marc Tolon Brown

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Click, Clack, Boo!
by Doreen Cronin

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Clifford’s Halloween
by Norman Bridwell

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Dog and Bear: Tricks and Treats
by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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Goosebumps Wanted: The Haunted Mask
by R.L. Stine

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Happy Haunting, Amelia Bedelia
by Herman Parish

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Junie B., first grader: Boo and I mean it
by Barbara Park

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Mouse and Mole, A Perfect Halloween
by Wong Herbert Lee

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Nate the Great and the Halloween Hunt
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

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The Peculiar Pumpkin Thief
by Geronimo Stilton

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– Adult Books –

The Big Book of Halloween
by Laura Dover Doran

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Frankenstein
by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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Homemade Halloween

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I am Legend
by Richard Matheson

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Intensity
by Dean Kootz

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Interview with the Vampire
by Anne Rice

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It
by Stephen King

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The Shining
by Stephen King

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The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James

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The Woman in Black
by Susan Hill

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Kanopy Horror and Thriller Film Collection

Do you want to curl up with some frightening films this Halloween season? Kanopy, our free streaming service of thousands of independent and critically acclaimed films, has assembled a collection of nearly 300 horror and thriller movies – from horror comedy to ghost stories to psychological thriller, there’s a wide variety to choose from. Begin watching them today!

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