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Published on Monday, October 7, 2019

Carve Out Some Good Times this Month at the San Antonio Public Library

SA Public Library to host free, fang-tastic programs and events this Booktober

CONTACT: Claudia Balarin
O: 210-207-2614, C: 407-288-0310


SAN ANTONIO (October 7, 2019) — Trick-or-Treat yourself all month long at the San Antonio Public Library. From pumpkin carving, Halloween costume parties, haunted library grounds, and even a pooch-parade, the Library has a line-up of free activities, programs and events for all ages. For a complete list of Library events, visit


Week of Oct. 6 – 12


Horror in the Stacks: Prosthetics DIY
Wednesday, October 9 | 6PM-7PM
Central Library, 600 Soledad, 78205

Visit Central Library’s Prosthetics DIY class and learn how to make oozing wounds and other tutorials just in time for Halloween. All supplies will be provided. Entry is based on a first come first serve basis.


Art Therapy: Pumpkin Painting
Thursday, October 10 | 6PM
Cortez Branch Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd, 78224

Paint your own mini-pumpkin for Halloween! Supplies provided, light refreshments will also be served. (Ages 13+)


Saturday, October 12 | 2PM – 3:30 PM
Collins Garden Branch Library, 200 North Pk. Blvd., 78204

Collins Garden Branch Library will be hosting an afternoon of poetry with Voces Cosmicas and musical guests Jorge and Nicole.


Week of Oct. 13 – 19


Annual Parman Spooky Walk and Halloween Carnival!
Thursday, October 17 | 6PM – 7:45PM
Parman Branch Library, 20735 Wilderness Oak, 78258

Experience the Parman Branch Library grounds transform into a haunted house! Carnival games, special edition of story time, crafts, music and fun for all! Join if you dare.... (All ages)


Central Library’s Annual Halloween Party
Saturday, October 19 | 2PM - 3PM
Central Library, 600 Soledad, 78205

Come in costume or come as you are for some Halloween fun at the Central library! Stories that are not too scary. Crafts that are not too tricky. Treats that are not too sticky. (Family-friendly, kids of all ages)


Week of Oct. 20 – 26


Halloween History for San Antonians
Thursday, October 24 | 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Collins Garden Branch Library, 200 N. Park, 78204

Ghostly greetings this Halloween season! Join Curious Twins Paranormal for a special presentation exploring the history and ancient traditions of Halloween. Historian, Fred Garza will provide insight into the origins of Halloween, and celebrations of death around the world, as well as local connections to the holiday.


Igo Pooch Parade
Saturday, October 26 | 11am – 12:30PM
Igo Branch Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Pkwy, 78249

You and your best friend are invited! Expect dogtastic games, a pooch costume parade and a costume contest. Judges of the reviewing stand will recognize pooches in Best Pooch-Pal Costume Duo, Best Dressed Pooch and Most Star- Studded Pooch. Registration for contest is required on site. All dogs must be vaccinated and on a leash.


Week of Oct. 27 – 31


Encino’s Boo Bash
Monday, October 28 | 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Encino Branch Library, 2515 E. Evans, 78259

Families are invited to come enjoy Halloween festivities including crafts, snacks, and activities. Children are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes. This event is for ages 12 and under with their family/caregivers.


Henna/Mehndi Halloween Art
Tuesday, October 29 | 1PM – 2:30PM
Central Library, 600 Soledad, 78205

Enjoy a professionally drawn Henna Halloween art designed on your hand by a professional Henna artist. Henna/Mehndi is a thousand of years old art stemming from many ancient cultures. All works are done by freehand which makes yours truly one of a kind! Tea refreshments will be provided.

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Author: Melanie Morales (GPA)

Categories: City News, Library