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Books and Boos

“Trick or Treat!” While not usually a phrase often heard at a public library, we make an exception for the participants of the yearly Trick or Treat on the Street event hosted by Downtown Vision! This year Trick or Treat participants were able to do a building wide scavenger hunt where kids had to find answers to commonly asked library questions. After completing the scavenger hunt they were able to choose a small prize, a book, or a piece of candy. Our staff definitely dressed to impress.

Citywide, the Jacksonville Public Library had some great events to commemorate Halloween 2016. Check out some of the exciting costumes that we saw from the Mandarin Branch Library! They had a great turn out for their Halloween party, where kids got to dress up, participate in a parade, and decorate pumpkins.

The weekend before Halloween the Main Library hosted a green screen event where children were encouraged to dress up and strike a silly or terrifying pose!

The spooky fun isn’t over though! This week we will be continuing festive programming. Join us on Wednesday November 2nd, for the November Art Walk. There will be “Scareoke” and a spoken word event in the 303 Lounge and interesting programming in the Jax Makerspace in the Zimmerman Overlook.

Then, celebrate Día de lose Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, with us! The Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday that commemorates and celebrates the dead. Join us on Thursday, November 3rd, at the Main Library Teen Department to decorate your own sugar skull. Teens participating in the program will get to choose a 3D printed sugar skull, and then decorate it with the design of their choice!

We loved seeing some amazing costumes, and we hope everyone had a safe and fruitful Halloween. We hope to see you this week for some more exciting programs!

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