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
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.
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!
Create a fairy tale-inspired stop action movie with LEGOs.
Family Fall Fest
Tuesday, October 24
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
Fall Fun Night
Thursday, October 5
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!
Explore the science of engineering by helping the Three Little Pigs build their homes!
Choose a beloved stuffed animal to memorialize and proudly display!
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.
Discover all the spooky stories in your neighborhood, presented by Shaun Boyd of the Douglas County History Research Center and her ghost-hunting team.
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!
A classic whodunit with a fantastical twist! Join your friends in the land of fairy tales to solve this interactive mystery.
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
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.