Halloween Events for Kids Set at Library

Courtesy photo Winnie the Witch will visit the Alameda Free Library on Wednesday, Oct. 25. The Halloween-themed blacklight puppet show for kids starts at 7 p.m.

 

Fright Night Escape Room
Something isn’t quite right. There’s an eerie calm in the air and it seems like you and your friends are the only people left on earth. Can you solve the mystery and get out in time before succumbing to the force that has taken over?  

Teens, 13 to 18, are invited to the Alameda Main Library for a Halloween-themed escape room this Saturday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The teens will have 25 minutes to solve the mystery and escape. Video games, board games, food and more will be available to those waiting their turns in the room. 

All players must register in advance. Register by emailing Hallie Fields at hfields@alamedaca.gov or calling 747-7713. Sign up in groups of up to four or register individually. Solo registrants will be put into a group. Space is limited so make sure to reserve a spot. 

This is an after-hours event so players should enter through the back courtyard. All registered players must arrive by 5:30 p.m. in order to guarantee that they will play with their group.
The event is planned by teens for teens. Contact Fields to find out more about how to help plan library events, be part of the Teen Advisory Board or with any other questions.

Spooky Night
Spooky Night returns to the Main Library on Wednesday, Oct. 25, with a visit from Winnie the Witch, a blacklight, glow-in-the-dark puppet show. The show is free and fun for the whole family, but very young children and those who scare easily may not want to attend. Winnie the Witch is recommended for kids 4 to 8 and runs from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Regina K. Stafford Community Meeting Room. 

Winnie the Witch is presented by Puppet Art Theater Company. The company performs hundreds of live performances for family audiences each year. Their shows visit theaters, festivals and public venues all over California. Puppet Art Theater also specializes in building educational shows for government agencies, corporations and other organizations that deliver important educational messages to elementary school students.

Halloween Hangout
On Halloween itself, teens feeling like they’ve grown out of trick or treating are welcome to gather at the library for the Halloween Hangout Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Alameda Free Library Main Library Teen Homework Center will be open free to teens to eat candy, watch movies including the Walt Disney film Hocus Pocus, build crafts and show off costumes.

Contact Fields for more information at 747-7713 or hfields@alamedaca.gov. The library is located at 1550 Oak St. The website is www.alamedaca.gov/library.