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Holiday Celebrations in October for all Ages in Carlsbad

Carlsbad CA— Carlsbad City Library is hosting holiday themed events for all ages at all three library locations during October. Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served. Signups are required as noted for some events.

TeenTober

Entire month of October

Grades 7 – 12

The Young Adult Library Services Association has declared the month of October as TeenTober. Visit the Reference Desk at all three library locations and tell the librarian about a book, graphic novel or board game that you are reading or playing. Then pick up a candy bar of your choice.


Tween Scene

Oct. 21

3:30 p.m., Grades 4 – 6

Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive

Join us at STEAMworks Lab to explore the world of monster science. Stop by for fun and snacks.


Game On, Teens Escape Room!

Oct. 10

3:30 p.m., Grades 7 – 12

Come use your knowledge about movie, book and television show villains and experience a Halloween themed Escape Room.


Terrific Tuesdays

Oct. 15

Sugar Skull Craft

3:30 p.m., Grades K – 5

Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane

Join us and a special guest to create your own sugar skull. Limited to 25 participants. Sign-ups required.

Oct. 22

Slime

3:30 p.m., Grades K – 5

Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane

Get ready to get your hands sticky for an hour of slime-making galore.

Oct. 29

Decorate your own Trick or Treat Bag

3:30 p.m., Grades K – 5

Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane

You’ll get to decorate your very own trick-or-treat bag in preparation for Halloween.


Wednesday Film Series

Carlsbad City Library Schulman Auditorium

1775 Dove Lane

Oct. 16, 6 p.m.

Psycho

(1960, R, 1h 49m)

Oct. 23, 6 p.m.

Alien

(1979, R, 1h 56m)

Oct. 30, 6 p.m.

Halloween

(1978, R, 1h 31m)


STEAMworks Lab and Expo

STEAMworks Lab

Oct. 16

5 p.m., Grades K – 5

Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place

Vampires to werewolves, explore the mad science behind how spooky creatures work at STEAMworks Lab.

Oct. 19

STEAMworks Expo

2 p.m., Grades K – 5

Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane

Didn’t get enough vampires and werewolves at STEAMworks Lab? Come back for more at STEAMworks Expo!


Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull Craft

Oct. 22

3:30 p.m., Grades K – 3

Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive

Oct. 25

3:30 p.m., Grades 6 – 12

Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place

Oct. 31

3:30 p.m., Grades K – 5

Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place

Seating Limited

Learn about this traditional holiday in Latin America which celebrates the lives of loved ones while making your own sugarskull.


Hallo-Tween Bash

Oct. 28, 3:30 p.m., Grades 4 – 6

Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive

Go bowling for ghosts, eat donuts on a string and try your hand at the murder game!


Terrific Tuesdays: Science of Halloween

Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m., Grades K – 3

Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive

Explore the science behind Halloween by creating your own brand of creepy oobleck.


Pumpkin Carving

Oct. 30

4 p.m., Grades 7 – 12

Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane

Come celebrate Halloween a day early and choose a pumpkin to paint, carve or decorate any way you want. A reward will be given to the pumpkin that is voted as the best. Also, check out a display of creepy books to put you in a spooky mood. Sign-ups required.

For more information, visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org.