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Halloween at the Library

Oct 18, 2023
Celebrate Halloween at Madison Public Library with scary movies, toddler dance parties and more!

Celebrate Halloween at Madison Public Library this month with creepy crafts, costumed dance parties and scary movies!

Programs for Kids + Adults: 

Downtown Madison Family Halloween: Wand-Making Station at Central Library

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 3-6pm | Central Library

Downtown Madison Family Halloween at Central LibraryLet Madison Public Library make your downtown Halloween a little bit more magical by stopping by our Wand Making station at Madison Public Library's Central Library​! Stop by the children's desk at the lower level of the library for a sweet treat and take a minute to craft a glittery, sparkly, spooky, or even light up wand to go with your costume. Part of Downtown Madison's Family Halloween event taking place 3-6pm, featuring hay rides around the Capitol Square, crafts, art projects, stories and songs, trick or treat at participating businesses and more!  Followed by a 6pm outdoor showing of Coco at the Top of State St.

Costume Toddler Dance Party

Thursday, Oct. 26, 10AM | Sequoya Library

Shake Rattle and Roll, it's time to dance!  Wear your favorite costume for some extra fun while you enjoy some dance-ably (not too) spooky tunes in a cool, toddler friendly environment.  For ages 14 months to 3 years.  No registration required.

Trick or Treat on Monroe Street

Saturday, Oct. 28, 9AM-5PM | Monroe Street Library

Monroe Street Library is participating in Trick or Treat on Monroe Street this year. Kiddos who stop by the library wearing a costume will receive a free treat while supplies last. 

We Make: Air Dry Clay Monsters

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 4:30-5:30PM | Hawthorne Library

Drop-in anytime between 4:30-5:30pm and make your own monster using air dry clay, feathers, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and more! All materials are provided and take what you make with you when you leave.

No registration required and free of cost. Youth 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver during the program.

Tinkering Tuesday: Spooky Creativity

Tuesday, Oct. 31, 4:30-6PM | Meadowridge Library

Drop in to the children's area at Meadowridge Library for art, making, tinkering, and fun! This week, local artist, Christina, will be leading a spooky art activity!

All ages welcome. Children under 5 will need extra help from a parent or caregiver. No registration required.

Scary Movies: 

Friday Family Films: Hotel Transylvania: Transformania

October 20, 5:30PM | Goodman South Madison Library

Van Helsing's mysterious new invention transforms Dracula and his pals into humans and Johnny into a monster. The group must now find a way to restore their respective forms before the transformations become permanent.

Friday Night Flicks: Knock at the Cabin (2023)

October 27, 6PM | Pinney Library

While vacationing, a girl and her parents are taken hostage by armed strangers who demand that the family make a choice to avert the apocalypse. Starring: Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge. Light snacks and refreshments served; Closed Captioning active when available. Recommended for Adults Only as some movies may contain mature themes.

Kanopy's Fright Fest Collection

Create a Kanopy account to access their Fright Fest collection of horror movies for Halloween! Kanopy is the library's free video streaming service with 30,000+ TV, movie, documentary and other titles. Get started today