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“Escape from Haunted Carnegie” – a JDL Escape Room

Creep and crawl your way to the Carnegie Branch for a JDL-themed Escape Room!

You receive a mysterious invitation to spend the night at the famed haunted Carnegie mansion. The goal: to escape before sunrise and collect riches beyond wildest dreams. However, it’s not as easy as it seems. Over the course of the event, players from your group will disappear making your escape all the more difficult. Players must use clues and intellect to beat JDL’s haunted mansion themed escape room.

Groups of 8 encouraged, but not required. Space is limited, so please register by calling Youth Services at (517) 788-4087 (ext. 1331).

Intended for ages 9 and up.

Eastern Movie Matinee: “Hocus Pocus”

Join us at the Eastern Branch as we prepare for Halloween through our Thursday Movie Series!

Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn, too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. Movie synopses from imdb.com.

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy in Hocus Pocus (1993)

October 18: Hocus Pocus (1993, PG) starring Bette Middler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all.

Napoleon Book Club

Join us at the Napoleon Branch as we discuss…

Thursday, October 18 at 2 p.m.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

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Stop by the Napoleon Branch to check out a copy of this month’s title.

Intended for adults.

National Fossil Day Party

October 17 is National Fossil Day!

Come celebrate at the Meijer Branch with a dinosaur storytime, a fossil dig, prehistoric snacks, and other fun activities!

Intended for ages 3 and up.

4th Annual Scarecrow Contest

Create your own scarecrow to decorate the Springport Village Main Street!

Registration and T-post pickups begin Monday, October 15. Bring in your entry when completed to be put on Main St. light posts.

scarecrow-clip-art-1568634 entries due by Monday, October 29th. Prizes given for ages under 12 as well as over 12. For more information, call the Springport Branch at (517) 905-1459. Branch must be visited during open hours.

Intended for all ages.

Enchanted Woodland Tea Party

Drop into Carnegie’s auditorium for an enchanted woodland party!

Join us for an Enchanted Woodland Tea Party! Dress up as your favorite woodland creature, create nature-themed crafts, and play games. Enjoy the woodland party complete with make-your-own s’mores!

Registration required, so please call Youth Services at (517) 788-4087 (ext. 1331) to save your spot today!

Intended for ages 3-8.

Genealogy 101

Learn how to do genealogy research. Explore your family’s past using the Ancestry and HeritageQuest websites. In addition, find out about the library’s local history collection housed in the Minter-VanOrman Room.

Registration Required. Call the hosting branch to reserve a spot.

Thursday, Oct. 11 @ 2 p.m.

Eastern Movie Matinee: “The Addams Family”

Join us at the Eastern Branch as we prepare for Halloween through our Thursday Movie Series!

Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn, too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. Movie synopses from imdb.com.

Christina Ricci, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston, Judith Malina, Carel Struycken, and Jimmy Workman in The Addams Family (1991)

October 11: The Addams Family (1991, PG-13) starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, and Christopher Lloyd

Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Papercrafting with Sandy

Join Sandy at the Eastern Branch for paper crafting!

Make creative cards. Celebrate with scrapbook pages. Create other papercraft projects. Each class focuses on a different project. Supplies are provided.

Registration is required. Call the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074 to reserve your spot today!

Intended for adults.

Escape Room 4 Kids – “Monster Mash Jr”

Help! Who knew Igor’s Dance Dungeon was an actual Dungeon?! We just wanted to learn the Monster Mash. Now we have 45 minutes to escape before the monsters return from lunch.

This Breakout is inspired by the song, “Monster Mash,” performed by Bobby Pickett.

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Intended for ages 3-9 years.

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