A chill is in the air, the sun is rising later and the leaves are changing color. These are sure signs that it’s time to turn our thoughts toward the spooky sights and sweet treats of Halloween! The Youth Services Department has a lot of fun planned for you and your family this year. Each location is offering their own unique programs, and we have events for all ages. Find your favorites below.
Saturday, October 14
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Show off your Dr. Frankenstein skills in the makers’ lab concocting delicious Halloween or monster-themed treats! Frankenstein wouldn’t be much without his monster so while munching on some hot dog fingers, create your own Franken toy masterpiece. IT’S ALIVE! Registration is required.
Mad Scientist Party
Tuesday, October 24
4:30 - 6 pm
This annual event, held at the Harris Branch, is sure to make your little ghouls giggle! Calling all “Mad Scientists” - join us for a weird science Halloween party! Come dressed in costume, have fun participating in creepy science experiments and enjoy a sweet treat. Registration is required.
Saturday, October 28
10:30 am - 1 pm
Join us for our annual Halloween event! Due to construction, our schedule of events is shorter, but will still provide fun for the whole family!
10:30 am - 1 pm Spook-tacular Make-and-Take Crafts
10:30 - 11 am ROZ Puppets Show #1
11:30 - noon ROZ Puppets Show #2
The Roz Puppets have created a new Halloween show, with a monstrous twist! Come and see the new puppets and enjoy a family friendly, not so scary Halloween show.
Free tickets for the ROZ Puppets performances (choose either the 10:30 or 11:30 am showing) are required and will be available at the Mishawaka Youth Services desk beginning Monday, October 9
Halloween Bash! Monster Mash!
Monday, October 30
10 - 11:30am
This party is designed for your littlest monsters!
“Little monsters” are invited to drop in between 10 and 11:30 am on Monday, October 30 for a morning of Halloween fun, activities and silliness. We’ll play some spooky games and enjoy some creepy treats! Be sure to wear your costume! Adult caregivers are expected to remain in the room. No registration is required.
Silly pumpkin tales, scary stories, and classic characters enjoying a night of trick-or-treating . . . check out these books to get into the Halloween mood:
Clifford and the Halloween Parade by Norman Bridwell
Clifford’s Halloween by Norman Bridwell
Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat by Eileen Christelow
Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat by Doreen Cronin
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean
Llama Llama Tirck of Treat by Anna Dewdney
Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo
There Was An Old Mummy Who Swallowed A Spider by Jennifer Ward