This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first telling of Alice in Wonderland, and we're celebrating the occasion by hosting two weeks of fun events and programs leading up to the Halloween Walk at the library!
From October 15th-19th, we'll be having a Cheshire Cat Smile Contest. You're invited to come up to the Main Desk, put on a cat mask, and give us your best Cheshire grin. We'll take your picture and at the end of the week, staff will vote on a winning smile, whose owner will earn a little prize.
From October 22nd-25th, you're invited to stop by the Main Desk to play a game called "Beat the Queen of Hearts!" If you draw the Queen of Hearts from a deck of cards, you'll win a sweet treat! (If nothing else, you'll get a good chuckle because the staff that's working behind the Main Desk will be wearing playing card costumes all week!)
On Wednesday, October 24th, there will be an Alice in Wonderland Movie Night and Costume Contest in the Community Room. The costume contest will begin at 3:30pm, and the movie will begin at 4pm. The winner of the Costume Contest will get free popcorn and soda at Library Movie Nights for a year!
On Thursday, October 25th from 3-5pm, you are cordially invited to attend a Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the Blum House (which is located next door to the library)! Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, and the White Rabbit will be in attendance as you make a craft, enjoy some tea, and pet real bunnies.
To finish the festivities with a bang, Saturday, October 27th marks our annual Halloween Walk through the library! You're invited to stop in the library between the hours of 11am and 2pm to see the library like you've never seen it before - transformed into the world of Alice in Wonderland! Children are encouraged to dress-up and will receive some sweet treats during this event.
Posted by Jed Robbins, Library Assistant