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Masque of the Red Death promo movie image

Now Streaming: October Frights!

Ready to be scared and thrilled this Halloween season? Be frightened with these classic and contemporary titles available on Kanopy! Find these and more with your library card. "The Masque of the Red Death" (1964)

Stephen King's It

Evil Laughs in Film

Which villain are you?

DC Public Library’s Evil Laugh Contest is officially underway, and the countdown to our deadline has begun. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Tick Tock. You have until the stroke of midnight on Friday, Oct. 15 to make a librarian shiver.  

Pipe cleaner pumpkins

Happy Halloween!

Trick or treat? We may not be celebrating Halloween in person together this year, but that won't stop our Halloween fun! Come by Shaw Library on Friday, Oct. 30, show off your costume and pick up a bag of spooky goodies. Crafts, treats and more await for kids of all ages (while supplies last).

HH Bright

The Essential Theatre Presents:

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

In partnership with The Essential Theatre, the Anacostia Library cordially invites you to see the play, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  This play based upon Washington Irving’s famous short story has been adapted by David Ostergaard and directed by Emily Hubbard. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow  is an ideal autumn tale for young and old.  More tricks and treats will follow after the play provided by the Fairlawn Citizens Association and the Friends of Anacostia Library.

purple haunted house with bats flying around

A SPOOKtacular October

We are very excited about the upcoming Halloween SPOOKtacular Party taking place on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Capitol View.  Families are invited to join us for a special evening that will surely be a FRIGHTfully fun time. Crafts, games, music, prizes and trick-or-treating surprises will await all who dare to enter.  We hope to see you there!

Mobius Strip Club of Grief

Gross Verse

The new world of 'horror' poetry

"And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy."  (Edgar Allan Poe)

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Witch, Please

YA Novels about Witches to Enchant You

As you prepare for the Halloween season, you might get a hankering for some witchy young adult treats. Give one of these a try, from novels that revisit the Salem Witch Trials to stories relying on new world building and books that reinvent old favorites.

Halloween

Rosedale FrightFlix Fest

Join us at Rosedale Library  for our First Annual Halloween FrightFlix Fest! We will be screening classic and contemporary horror films to thrill and get your adrenaline pumping!  Tuesday, Oct. 2 - A Quiet Place (2018) Rated R Runtime 1h 31m Tuesday, Oct. 9-  The Fly (1986) Rated R Runtime 1h 36m

Halloween

Rosedale Scary Story Contest

Rosedale is having its first Halloween Short Story contest. Try to scare us with your spookiest, creepiest, most horrifying stories and submit them for our librarians to judge. Three winners will receive a grand prize, one from each age group, and three winners will receive a second place prize. Enter to win a prize!  Entries must be turned in, in person, to the Rosedale Library by Oct. 26. Please submit with cover page including name, age, email and/or phone number. Winners will be contacted after voting by Halloween, Oct. 31. Contestant age groups:

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