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Halloween At Queens Library

Looking for ways to celebrate Halloween in Queens? Get into the spooky holiday spirit all month long at Queens Library. Create your own costume, share your scary stories, walk through the Haunted Hallway of Horrors, and so much more! There’s plenty of tricks-or-treats for everyone!

Upcoming Programs


Comic to Movie: "Blade II"

That's right, comic fans, he's back! Since we had so much fun revisiting the original, we are reviving "Blade II" (2002, R) for your viewing pleasure. There will be nonstop action and so many vampires, just in time for Halloween.

Saturday, October 7 @ 2:30pm
Lefferts
103-34 Lefferts Boulevard, Richmond Hill


Spooktopia

Wear your best costumes and join us for afternoon movies to get in the mood for Halloween.

  • 10/7: "Monsters, Inc." (2001, G)
  • 10/14: "Hotel Transylvania 2" (2015, PG)

Saturday, October 7 & 14 @ 2:30pm
Bayside
214-20 Northern Boulevard


Two Sentence Terror: Short Horror Stories

Two sentences. That's all it takes to write a good, scary story. What stories do you have to tell? Come write your scariest two-sentence story with us - you're welcome to read them out loud when you're done!

Tuesday, October 10 @ 3:30pm
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing


Crafts for Halloween with Judy

Get into the spooky holiday spirit and create decorations and jewelry for Halloween in a fun program for all ages. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Tuesdays, October 10, 17 & 24 @ 3:30pm
Woodside
54-22 Skillman Avenue


Pattern Pumpkins

Come to the library and create your own pattern pumpkin! We will use drawing techniques to create a pumpkin masterpiece.

Tuesday, October 10 @ 4pm
Baisley Park
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica


Not-so-Spooky Tuesday Afternoon Movies

Enjoy some Halloween-themed films with your family. All are invited!

  • 10/10- "Hotel Transylvania" (PG, 2015, 89 min.)
  • 10/17- Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" (PG, 1993, 76 min.)
  • 10/24- "Goosebumps" (PG, 2015, 103 min.)
  • 10/31- "Gremlins" (PG, 1984, 106 min.)

Tuesdays, October 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 4pm
Bellerose
250-06 Hillside Avenue


Maker Space: Costumes!

Makers are creators, artists, tinkerers, and inventors! In this month's series of programs, participants will make masks, capes, crowns, wands, or other costume accessories. Get ready for Halloween! Ages 8-12. No registration required.

Tuesdays, October 10, 17 & 24 @ 4pm
Broadway
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City


Hanging Spider Web Craft at Hillcrest

Come make a spooky Halloween decoration at Hillcrest Library! Create a spindly string & popsicle stick spider web to hang around the house! For ages 6 and up.

Wednesday, October 11 @ 4:30pm
Hillcrest
187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing


Halloween Crafts

Join us as we create Halloween crafts and accessories in the days leading up to Halloween.

Wednesdays, October 11, 18 & 25 @ 4pm
Ozone Park
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard


CLDC Pumpkin Patch Painting and Movie

Children up to 12 years old are invited to join us at the Children's Library Discovery Center as we welcome them to our very own pumpkin patch. The first 60 children will receive a ticket to enter our pumpkin patch, where they will be able to pick out their own mini pumpkin, and then paint and decorate them while watching the classic cartoon "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!"

Friday, October 13 @ 4pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica


Halloween Classic Horror Film Screening; "Village of the Damned"

Join the library for classic spooky movies in October! On October 14, the library will be screening the 1960 film, “The Village of the Damned.”

Saturday, October 14 @ 3:30pm
Court Square
25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City


Ghost Craft Program

Halloween is coming! Make it just a little more fun with our exciting ghost craft. Boys and girls ages 6-12 are welcome to join us. No registration is necessary, but space will be limited for this spooktacular program!

Monday, October 16 @ 4pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica


Billowing Bat Masks at Hillcrest

Make a silly or spooky bat mask with folded flappy wings for Halloween at Hillcrest! For kids ages 4 and up.

Wednesday, October 18 @ 4:30pm
Hillcrest
187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing


Let's Make a Halloween Craft!

All school-aged kids are welcome to stop in today for a Halloween craft! Ages 6-12 years.

Friday, October 20 @ 4pm
Laurelton
134-26 225 Street


Sugar Skull Workshop with Margarita Larios [En Español é Inglés]

Use sugar to create your own edible skull, a traditional Day of the Dead treat in Mexico that can also be used as a Halloween prop. Materials are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. [En Español é Inglés]

Saturday, October 21 @ 10:30am
Auburndale
25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard, Flushing

Thursday, October 26 @ 4pm
South Jamaica
108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica


DIY Halloween Costumes

Who will you be? The paper bag princess? Cat in the Hat? Curious George? Spider-Man? Makers are creators, artists, tinkerers, and inventors. Join us to create your own costume. We'll use paper, fabric, and unusual pieces to create costumes to take home. It may be based on a favorite children's book character or based on your imagination. Kids of all ages are invited with adult participation!

Saturday, October 21 @ 11am
Rochdale Village
169-09 137 Avenue, Jamaica


Mask-O-Rade

Halloween is coming so don't forget your mask! Boys and girls ages 6-12 can make their own mask for trick-or-treating or that Halloween party. No registration is required but space is limited.

Monday, October 23 @ 4pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica


Make a Monster at Hillcrest

Come make a monster at Hillcrest Library! We'll be making paper bag monster puppets, for kids 4 and up.

Monday, October 23 @ 4:30pm
Hillcrest
187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing


Pumpkin Time!

Make a paper pumpkin! Ages 4-7

Tuesday, October 24 @ 4pm
Elmhurst
86-07 Broadway


Costume Party

Bring the little ones out to the Court Square Library to show off their best costume attire! There will be music, light refreshments, and games! Children of all ages are welcome with their caregivers!

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


Halloween Celebration!

Wear your costume and join us for a Halloween craft and games!

Wednesday, October 25 @ 3:30pm
Seaside
116-15 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park


Spooky Mask Storytime

Children ages 8 to 12 will hear spooky stories, then make their own unique mask with stick-on gems and beads.

Wednesday, October 25 @ 4pm
Elmhurst
86-07 Broadway


Mummy Wrap

Kids, tweens and teens are invited to the first annual Woodside mummy wrap! Toilet paper will be provided. Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 25 @ 4pm
Woodside
54-22 Skillman Avenue


Halloween Slime

Come to the library and create your own ooey gooey Halloween slime!

Thursday, October 26 @ 4pm
Baisley Park
117-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica


Happy Haunted Halloween

Children ages 5 and up are invited to join us for a Halloween-themed craft and games.

Thursday, October 26 @ 4pm
Forest Hills
108-19 71 Avenue


October Monthly Craft

Join us for a spooky arts & crafts activity getting us ready for Halloween fun! Ages 5-10.

Thursday, October 26 @ 4pm
Windsor Park
79-50 Bell Boulevard, Bayside


Halloween Recipe Party

Interested in hosting your own Halloween party? We are coming together this Halloween season to exchange recipes and presentation & decorating tips to help make your Halloween as spooky or fun as possible!

Thursday, October 26 @ 6pm
Long Island City
37-44 21 Street


Halloween Spooktacular!

Are you ready for a frightfully, fun time!?! Join us for South Jamaica Library's Spooktacular event. Make a spooky craft, win an enormous pumpkin, and enjoy some delicious treats! All ages welcome!

Friday, October 27 @ 3pm
South Jamaica
108-41 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica


Spooky Celebration!

Start the Halloween fun early! Enjoy scary stories, creepy crafts, and ghostly games! For children ages 5-12. Costumes optional.

Friday, October 27 @ 4pm
Broadway
40-20 Broadway, Long Island City


Halloween Craft Program for Kids

Children ages 6 to 12 participate in a spooky craft to celebrate Halloween. Please feel free to come in costume. Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, October 27 @ 4pm
Langston Hughes
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona


Halloween Blood Fest 2017

The full day itinerary includes a magic show, costume and scream contests, an "Alien vs. Predator" laser light show and a haunted house. Our featured band is Long Island's own Stir Crazy, playing hard rock and metal music.

Saturday, October 28 @ 12pm
Flushing
41-17 Main Street


Halloween Family Fun

Come join us for an afternoon of Halloween family fun! We're having a costume contest, games and activities. For all ages.

Saturday, October 28 @ 3pm
Woodside
54-22 Skillman Avenue


Spooky Story Contest

Trick or Treat! Halloween is nearing and we want you to give us a scare. Write a spooky story and you could win a big Halloween treat. The witching hour for this contest is Monday, October 30, 2017 at 4pm. The winning story will be announced in the Library on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, at 4pm.

Monday, October 30 @ 3pm
Hillcrest
187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing


Halloween Story and Craft Program

Children ages 4-10 years will listen to a fun Halloween-themed story, then will work on a Halloween craft project. All materials will be supplied.

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


Jack-O-Lanterns

Children of all ages are invited to join us in making paper jack-o-lanterns for the October holiday season.

Monday, October 30 @ 4pm
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica


Halloween Crafts

Children explore their creativity and have fun working on themed arts and crafts projects.

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


Halloween Costume Party

Children of all ages are welcome to have fun at our Halloween costume party and competition.

Monday, October 30 @ 4pm
Queens Village
94-11 217 Street


Spooky "Identify That Character"

Boo! Try to guess that ghastly character in our game of "Identify That Character"...if you dare! All are welcome!

Tuesday, October 31 @ 1pm
Corona
38-23 104 Street


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Wanna hear something REALLY scary? Join us for a haunted Halloween storytime in the dark. We'll be snacking on Walking S'mores and listening to spooky stories to make your skin crawl! Ages 8-12.

Tuesday, October 31 @ 3pm
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing


Halloween Party Community Day

Come and celebrate Halloween with crafts and other exciting projects.

Tuesday, October 31 @ 3pm
South Ozone Park
128-16 Rockaway Boulevard


Teen Program: Halloween Drop-In Party

Take pictures in our costume photo booth, learn to play the quick spooky game One Night Ultimate Werewolf, or just take a break with your friends before heading back out for more shenanigans!

Tuesday, October 31 @ 3:30pm
Fresh Meadows
193-20 Horace Harding Expressway


Costume Party and Parade

Children of all ages are invited to join us for out October Costume Party and Parade! Don't forget to put on your best costume and enjoy the fun parade throughout the library.

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


Spooky Jeopardy

Are you a fan of Halloween or other scary things? Come compete with a team to answer questions for Spooky Jeopardy! Winners receive candy, and the whole family is welcome.

Tuesday, October 31 @ 4pm
Corona
38-23 104 Street


Spooky Story Contest Winner Announcement

The winning story will be announced in the Library on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, at 4 pm. Rules: All stories must be original, between 500 and 1000 words. All children and teens can enter. Sorry, no adults. All submissions must be readable and include author(s) full name and telephone number(s).

Tuesday, October 31 @ 4pm
Hillcrest
187-05 Union Turnpike, Flushing


Halloween Party

Children ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to join us for a Halloween-themed craft and game. A parent or caregiver must be present.

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


The Ozone Park Halloween Ball

Join us for our little gathering. Costumes are optional but be sure to wear your smile.

Tuesday, October 31 @ 4pm
Ozone Park
92-24 Rockaway Boulevard


Halloween Costume Party and Contest!

Happy Halloween! Put on your spookiest, silliest best costume and join us for Halloween snacks, games, and spooky music. Get tricks - or treats! Ages 3-11.

Tuesday, October 31 @ 4pm
Queensboro Hill
60-05 Main Street, Flushing


Halloween Costume Show and Tell

A chance for all to show off their spooky costume creations for this year's Halloween celebrations.

Tuesday, October 31 @ 4:30pm
Middle Village
72-31 Metropolitan Avenue


Haunted Hallway of Horrors!

The monstrosity returns! Walk the hallway if you dare! For ages 8-15. (Seriously, it's kind of scary).

Tuesday, October 31 @ 5pm
Woodhaven
85-41 Forest Parkway