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creepy carrots

Creepy Fun Reads

Books with "Creepy" in the Title

As a massive fan of Halloween, I had often heard the term “creepy” when people described movies, activities, and products associated with the holiday. Out of curiosity, I wondered if any books were available for kids with the word “creepy” in the title. It turns out there are many. Below are a few that I recommend. These books are available on the DC Public Library website, and Creepy Carrots is also available on eBook and eAudiobook via OverDrive and its app Libby.

1st Ever Pumpkin Character Contest

Literacy Fun with Pumpkins & Staff!

1st Ever Parklands-Turner Pumpkin Character Contest

The Parklands-Turner's staff got into the fall spirit by having a pumpkin decorating contest with a twist. Staff were instructed to pick a book and decorate a pumpkin to resemble a character or a scene from the book.  Staff worked hard decorating their  pumpkins using lots of paint, hot glue guns, and construction paper. You will find variety of character pumpkins from the famous Dr.

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.