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News Release

For immediate release - October 3, 2018

Fall in love with your local libraries!

 

Family
All free!

 

1.      Minneola Schoolhouse Library

352-432-3921

 

Read to the Dogs

Be a “Reader of the Pack”, and read to therapy dogs!

Tuesday, Oct. 2

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

2.      Minneola Schoolhouse Library

352-432-3921

 

Library Story Time

Stories, song, dance and puzzles!

Every Friday: Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

3.      East Lake County Library

352-383-9980

 

East Lake County Library’s 4th Annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ Contest

Watch as teams use catapults and trebuchets to launch pumpkins in the air!

Saturday, Oct. 6

10:30 a.m.

 

4.      Leesburg Public Library

352-728-9790

 

Barely Boo

Join master storyteller, comedian, and musician Rick Huddle for some fun!

Saturday, Oct. 6

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

 

5.      Cagan Crossings Community Library

352-243-1840

 

Pumpkins & Poetry

Reading and writing workshop with poet laureate Laura Sobbott Ross. Also decorate some pumpkins!

Thursday, Oct. 11

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 

6.      Cooper Memorial Library

352-536-2275

 

Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire Crafty Kids

Fun crafts hosted by the ladies and gentlemen of the faire.

Saturday, Oct. 13

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Children’s Garden

 

7.      Lady Lake Public Library

352-753-2957

 

Not So Scary Halloween

Food, games, crafts & costume contest

Guava Street Athletic Complex (Behind the Lady Lake Library)

Saturday, Oct. 20

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 

8.      Fruitland Park Library

352-360-6561

 

Pumpkin Patch

Pick a pumpkin and decorate it. 

Wednesday, Oct. 24

10:30 a.m.

 

9.      Astor County Library

352-759-9913

 

Halloween Party

DJ, karaoke, prizes, snacks and craft-making and refreshments.

Thursday, Oct. 25

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

10.  Cooper Memorial Library

352-536-2275

 

Halloween Party

Candy, games, crafts and a costume parade

Saturday Oct. 27

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Children’s Garden

 

11.  Cagan Crossings Community Library

352-243-1840

 

Spooktacular Story Time & Trict-or-Treating

Halloween story, costume parade and indoor trick-or-treating

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

 

12.  Umatilla Public Library

352-669-3284

 

Haunted Caboose

Featuring Dr. Frankenstein’s train car with his mad scientist laboratory!

Wednesday, Oct. 31

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 

13.  Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library

352-429-5840

 

Toddler Spooktacular Story Time
       Dress in costume for the story time. Refreshments will be served.
       Wednesday, Oct. 31
       10:30 a.m.

 

14.  Fruitland Park Library

352-360-6561

 

Not So Scary Halloween Story Time

Dress in costume for the story time, then join the outdoor parade for trick or treating.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

10:30 a.m.

 

15.  Helen Lehmann Memorial Library

407-469-3838

 

Trunk-or-Treat

Outdoor Halloween adventure around town, including the library. Free candy! Dress in costume.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Ages 12 & Under
All free!

 

1.      W.T. Bland Public Library

352-735-7180

 

Howl-O-Ween Parade with PAWS Therapy Dogs

Costume party and parade for both kids and the therapy dogs! Also read stories to the therapy dogs. Free treats and a children’s library book.

Saturday, Oct. 27

2 p.m.

 

2.      Lady Lake Public Library

352-753-2957

 

Library Halloween Party

Games, Food, Crafts & Trick or Treating around the Library

Wednesday, Oct. 31

3:30 p.m.

 

Tweens, Teens & Adults
All free!

 

1.      W.T. Bland Public Library

352-735-7180

 

Special Effects Demonstration & Movie

Saturday, Oct. 27

Live demo of special effects makeup and prosthetics by VAMP, The Vocational Academy of Makeup and Prosthetics (VAMP). Then watch Night of the Living Dead. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

3 p.m. demo, 4:30 p.m. movie & refreshments

 

2.      Astor County Library

352-759-9913

 

Poetry Night

Reading and writing workshop with poet laureate Laura Sobbott Ross.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

Adults

 

1.      Leesburg Public Library

352-728-9790

 

Beginning Genealogy

Hands-on help to research your family history through immigration lists and census records.

Three Thursdays: Oct. 4, 11, 18

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Call library or email librarian@leesburgflorida.gov. $15/person total for all three sessions, which includes a flash drive of information that you take home. Proceeds go towards the Friends of the Library.

 

2.      Tavares Public Library

352-742-6204

 

Pumpkin Painting

Free! Decorate mini pumpkins! Refreshments will be served.

Call/visit starting Oct. 1 to reserve your spot.

Monday, Oct. 8

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

3.      Marianne Beck Memorial Library

352-324-0254

 

Medicare 101

Free! Learn all about Medicare plans.

Thursday, Oct. 11

10:30 a.m.

 

4.      Marianne Beck Memorial Library

352-324-0254

 

A Miniature World

Make mini slippers, pumpkins and bags.

$10/person for supplies. Please bring own scissors and carrying container.

Saturday, Oct. 13

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.

 

5.      Umatilla Public Library

352-669-3284

 

Diabetes Management Series

Free! Learn how to create a meal and activity plan.

Call the Mia at 352-343-4101 ext. 2721 to register or visit http://fcslake.eventbrite.com.

Four Tuesdays: Oct. 16, 23, 30 & Nov. 6

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

6.      Paisley County Library

352-669-1001

 

Painting Fun: Canvases

Create Halloween-themed pictures on a canvas.

Free! Call the library to register.

Thursday, Oct. 18

10 a.m.

 

7.      Paisley County Library

352-669-1001

 

Painting Fun: Rocks

Create Halloween-themed pictures on cool rocks.

Free! Call the library to register.

Saturday, Oct. 20

10 a.m.

 

8.      Tavares Public Library

352-742-6204

 

Murder Mystery Party

1920s Chicago themed. Dress as a gangster/flapper!

Tavares Civic Center, next to the library

Call the library to register. Tickets are $20/person, which includes hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.
Tickets on sale Oct. 8.

Event on Saturday, Oct. 27

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 

 

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Media contact:
Keri Lyttle
Program Specialist
352-253-6180
klyttle@mylakelibrary.org

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