The weather might be trying to convince us otherwise, but Halloween is upon us! Get into that spooky fall spirit with some of these Halloween recommendations! Read below to discover some scary and not-so-scary local events, library programs, and books/media to enjoy this Halloween.
Palo Alto Community Events
- The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, opens a new window is back! October 1–2, 2022 at the Palo Alto Art Center.
- The City of Palo Alto is hosting their 3rd annual Jack-o-Jaunt on October 28, 2022.
- Halloween at the Junior Museum and Zoo will also be taking place on October 28, 2022.
- Gamble Garden is hosting an event called Bats, Bats, and More Bats, opens a new window on October 29, 2022.
- A Halloween Little Ones Storytime in the Secret Garden on October 26, 2022.
- Family Storytime: Celebrate Halloween! on October 27, 2022.
- Baby BOOgie: '80's Halloween Party on October 27, 2022.
- Family Story-Craft: Halloween Skeletons on October 25th @ Children's Library and October 28th at Downtown
You can't spell books without BOO! Kids, try these searches to find Halloween books that are currently available at the library!
- Picture books about Halloween, opens a new window
- Early Reader books about Halloween, opens a new window
- Nonfiction books about Halloween, opens a new window
- Chapter books about Halloween, opens a new window
If all of these are loaned out or don't appeal, you can always use our catalog search to find books about pumpkins, ghosts, witches, zombies, werewolves, vampires, and other Halloween related creatures! Don’t forget to look for eBooks too.
You grown-ups out there might enjoy curling up with a book from one of these Autumn/Halloween-inspired booklists, curated by our Palo Alto librarians!
- Mysteries of Autumn
- Cozy Up to Murder
- Halloween Stories
- Not-Too-Scary Tales for Halloween
- Stages of Fear: Novels of Terror
- Slasher Fiction
- Witchy Reads
Spooky movies and music are a big part of enjoying Halloween and the Library has lots to choose from:
- Stream or download horror movies from Kanopy
- Listen to spooky Halloween Horror audiobooks on Hoopla
- Stream or download Horror and Thriller audiobooks and eBooks on Libby
- Check out this free Halloween playlist on Freegal
- Search keyword "Halloween" to find Halloween mangas on ComicsPlus
- Search keyword "Halloween" to find relevant Asian language magazine articles on Kono
- If you are serious about Halloween and want to learn every aspect of the holiday, from origin to costume to economic impact, search keyword "Halloween" on ProQuest Central Student for scholarly papers, news articles, and more
Happy Halloween from everyone at the Palo Alto Libraries!
Devon Fernandez, Youth Services Librarian, Children's Library | Follow @devon_thelibrarian on Bibliocommons