Once Upon a Time … At Your Library

Author Neil Gaiman said, “Fairy tales are more than true, not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” And at Douglas County Libraries (DCL), we agree!

During the month of October, DCL is featuring fairy tale-themed events to celebrate the vanquishing of dragons and the magic of storytelling. Join us at one of these featured events around the district!

 

Castle Rock – Philip S. Miller

Once Upon a Festival of Fairies, Fables & Folktales
Saturday, October 14
11AM-3PM
All ages
Registration is required

Celebrate a love of magic and storytelling with a festival of fairies, fables and folktales! Dress up and enter enchanted realms full of live music, jousting, crafts and more.

Haunted Douglas County
Tuesday, October 17
6:30-8:30PM
Adults & teens
Registration is required

Shaun Boyd from the Douglas County History Research Center will recount real-life creepy tales of DoCo that will send shivers up and down your spine!

Parker

LEGO Movie Maker
Saturday, October 21
1-2PM & 3-4PM
Ages 8 & up
Registration for either session is required

Create a fairy tale-inspired stop action movie with LEGOs.

Family Fall Fest
Tuesday, October 24
6-7:30PM
All ages
No registration required

This autumn tradition for the whole family combines enchanted Storytimes, spook-tacular games, crafts, and tasty treats.

Halloween Films & Faces
Thursday, October 26
6-8PM
All Ages

Registration required for make-up sessions at 6PM and 6:30PM.

Lone Tree

Fall Fun Night
Thursday, October 5
6-8PM
All ages
No registration required

Have big fun at the library with life-size games, a kids’ carnival, dance party, and a special Storytime at 7PM. Costumes are encouraged!

Slick Science
Friday, October 13
3-4PM
Ages 9-11
Registration is required

Explore the science of engineering by helping the Three Little Pigs build their homes!

Castle Pines

Stuffed Animal Taxidermy
Friday, October 13
1:30-3PM
Ages 8-13
Registration is required

Choose a beloved stuffed animal to memorialize and proudly display!

Hogwarts House Party
Saturday, October 28
2-4PM
All ages
Registration is required

Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter books! Let the Sorting Hat assign you a house, compete alongside your friends in a trivia challenge for the House Championship, and enjoy crafts, snacks and games.

Haunted Douglas County
Sunday, October 29
5:30-7PM
Adults
Registration is required

Discover all the spooky stories in your neighborhood, presented by Shaun Boyd of the Douglas County History Research Center and her ghost-hunting team.

Roxborough

Ghostbusters Double Feature
Friday, October 6
5-9:30PM
All ages
Registration is required

Watch a double feature of the classic 1984 film at 5PM and then the 2016 remake at 7:30PM. Wear comfy clothes and dig into some popcorn at the library!

Fairy Tale Murder Mystery
Friday, October 13
6-8PM
Ages 12-18
Registration is required

A classic whodunit with a fantastical twist! Join your friends in the land of fairy tales to solve this interactive mystery.

Louviers

Haunted Douglas County
Tuesday, October 24
6:30-8:30PM
Adults
Registration is required

Shaun Boyd from the Douglas County History Research Center will share the real-life creepy tales of DoCo that will send shivers up and down your spine!

Highlands Ranch – James H. LaRue

Ready-to-Read Workshop
Saturday, October 28
10:15-11AM
Adults
Registration is required

Prepare your child for reading! You’ll discover picture books that are perfect for reading aloud to babies, toddlers and preschoolers while your children attend Storytime. When they return, you can work on a fall craft.

 

 

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