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Friday, Oct 30th, 5-8pm

 Dorey Recreation Center 

Dorey Recreation Center transforms into a creepy camp site to celebrate the hair-raising fun of Halloween! Experience s’mores and spooky stories by a larger-than-life bonfire, show off your costume in a contest of epic proportions, create Halloween crafts to delight the senses, and eat candy and play games ‘til your heart’s content! Concessions will be available for purchase. Information:

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We're unlocking the library crypt next week and inviting all good little goblins and ghouls to creep out for a party!

b2ap3_thumbnail_9837569463_75f85013a7_m.jpgHalloween Fair @ Glen Allen
Monday, October 26 @ 6:30: Get into the Halloween spirit! Join us for not-too-spooky games and crafts. Trick-or-treating stations will be set up throughout the library, so don't forget your costume! Presented by the Northwest Teen Advisory Board and supported by the Friends of the Library. 

Halloween Dance Party @ Twin Hickory
Tuesday, October 27 @ 6:30 pm: Put on your costume, bring a treag bag and get ready to boogie & gather some treats! For ages 3 and older. 

b2ap3_thumbnail_9835737234_07856f4e9b_m.jpgHalloween Magic Show @ Fairfield
Thursday, October 29 @ 7 pm: Help us celebrate Halloween with a magic show starring the Amazing Mr. B! Halloween treats will be shared at the end of the show. 

Halloween Fair @ Tuckahoe
Saturday, October 31 @ 3 pm
Join us for games, face painting, crafting, storytelling, and more! This free event is great for families looking for a safe and fun indoor Halloween celebration. Costumes encouraged. Hosted by the West End TAB and sponsored by the Friends of the Tuckahoe Library.

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Sat, Oct 17 Noon-4pm Meadow Farm Museum

Celebrate the harvest with fun for the whole family. Explore hands-on activities and demonstrations such as candle dipping, apple pressing, tractor rides, and living history exhibits. Enjoy live musical entertainment and the Wild West Medicine Show. Children can pick their own pumpkin to take home from the “Great Pumpkin Patch”. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information:

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Here is our newest installment in our Lit Bits series: The Letter D!!!

Your Henrico County libraries love helping you get your children ready to read!  For more ideas and book recommendations, please visit our Ready for Kindergarten page or stop by your library today!

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Before you go trick-or-treating, try some of these fascinating information books:


Chocolate from Start to Finish by Samuel Woods discusses the origin, history and ways of preparing and using chocolates.

Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Margot Theis Raven is the true story of a German girl and American pilot who help the children of West Berlin by dropping candy-filled parachutes during the Airlift.

How Sweet it Is (and Was) by Ruth Freeman Swain is a brief history of candies and gum, including recipes for sugar paste, fudge and taffy.