Get Spooky with the Library for Halloween

Washington Ballet's Dracula


From workshops to parties to costume swaps, we have all you need to have a fun Halloween. 

Browse our events below:
Makeup and Costumes | Scary Stories and Crafts | Movies and Parties
You can also view our list oh Halloween activities on our calendar.

Makeup and Costumes

Children in costumesuntil Oct. 31
All day: Costume Swap -- Southwest Library. Children.

Monday, Oct. 22
4 p.m.: Dracula Face Painting Workshop with The Washington Ballet -- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, second-floor teen space. Ages 12-19.
For a recap, with tips, photos and video, check out our MLK Library blog.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
5:30 p.m.: Scary Masks and Spooky Stories -- Woodridge Library. Ages 8 and older.

Thursday, Oct. 25
3:30 p.m.: Mermaid Tails and Tales -- Southwest Library. Children.

Scary Stories and Crafts

Monday, Oct. 22
6:30 p.m.: Family Halloween Craft -- West End Library. Ages 2-6.

Tuesday, Oct. 23
3:30 p.m.: Tween Halloween Craft -- West End Library. Ages 8-13.

Scary Scary HalloweenWednesday, Oct. 24
5:30 p.m.: Scary Masks and Spooky Stories -- Woodridge. Ages 8 and older.

Thursday, Oct. 25
3:30 p.m.: Mermaid Tails and Tales -- Southwest Library. Children.

Monday, Oct. 29
7 p.m.: Scary Story Circle -- Tenley-Friendship Library. Ages 8-12.

Tuesday, Oct. 30
11 a.m.: Halloween Costume Story Time -- Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library. Infant to 5 years.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
10 a.m.: Halloween Story Time -- Cleveland Park Library. Toddlers. 
4 p.m.: Ghost Stories and Spooky Crafts -- Cleveland Park Library. Ages 6 and older.
4 p.m.: Halloween Story Time -- Tenley-Friendship Library. Ages 0-5.
4 p.m.: Ghost Stories and Crafts -- Cleveland Park Library. Age 6 and older.

Movies and Parties

Cartoon vampireThursday, Oct. 25
3:30 p.m.: Halloween Movie -- West End Library. Ages 8-12.
5:30 p.m.: Halloween Teens Night -- William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library. Teens and Adults.

Saturday, Oct. 27
11 a.m.: Fall Fest -- Georgetown Library. All ages. 
3 p.m.: Halloween Party -- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Ages 3 and older.

Monday, Oct. 29
3:30 p.m.: Halloween Murder Mystery -- Takoma Park Library. Ages 12-17.
3:30 p.m.: Halloween Party -- West End Library. All ages.

Tuesday, Oct. 30
4 p.m.: After School Halloween Celebration -- Tenley-Friendship Library. Pre-K through eighth grade.
4 p.m.: Halloween Party -- Palisades Library. All ages.
6:30 p.m.: Halloween Party -- Takoma Park Library. Ages 5-12.
4:30 p.m.: Halloween Popping and Watching -- William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library. Ages 5-12.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
All day: Trick-or-Treat at the Library -- Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library. Children.
4 p.m.: Petworth Halloween Party -- Petworth Library. All ages.
4 p.m.: Halloween Party -- Mt. Pleasant Library. All ages.