The Jefferson Parish Library offers some of the best children’s and teen programing in the area. Halloween time is full of crafts, storytimes and even some trick or treating at the local libraries. Here are the Halloween events at the Jefferson Parish Library you can attend for some FREE Halloween fun.
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Halloween Events at the East Bank Regional Library
4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA
October 1 from 3-8 pm. Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 can make a Jack Skellington Spider Flake in the Teen Center.
October 24 from 4-6 pm. Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 can make ceramic sugar skulls in the Teen Center.
October 22 from 4-6pm. Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 can watch Hocus Pocus in the Teen Center.
Teen Horror Movie Marathon
October 26 from 11am-5pm. Teens can watch horror movies in the Teen Center. Popcorn will be provided but feel free to bring your own snacks. All movies will be rated PG.
Stranger Things Halloween Party
October 31 from 4-6pm. Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to a Stranger Things Halloween Party in the Teen Center. There will be trivia, scavenger hunt, an escape room and more. Costume is not required but dressing up in your best 80s inspired outfit is encouraged.
Halloween Events at the Harahan Library
219 Soniat Ave., Harahan, LA
Halloween Themed Storytimes
October 21 from 4:40-5:30pm. Children ages 2-5 can listen to Happy Halloween Witch’s Cat and make witch magnets.
October 24 from 4:40-5:30pm. Children ages 4-11 can listen to The Spooky Wheels on the Bus and make Haunted Houses.
Halloween Events at the Lakeshore Library
1000 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, LA
October 29 from 10:30-11:30am. Children ages 3-7 can listen to The Hallo-Weiner and make bat hats.
October 30 from 10:30-11am. Children ages 1-2 can listen to The Hallo-Weiner during Read and Sing Storytime.
Halloween Events at the River Ridge Library
8825 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, LA
October 2 from 6:30-8:30pm. Families can watch Hocus Pocus in the meeting room.
Storytime with Craft
October 9 from 4-5pm. Children ages 3-9 can listen to Frank the Seven Legged Spider and make spiders.
October 16 from 4-5pm. Children ages 3-9 can listen to Stumpkin and make pumpkins.
October 23 from 4-5pm. Children ages 3-9 can listen to How to Scare a Ghost and make ghosts.
October 30 from 4-5pm. Children ages 3-9 can listen to There was an Old Mummy Who Swallowed a Spider and make mummies.
October 23 from 4-5pm. Children ages 9-12 can make mummy pencil jars.
Halloween Events at the West Bank Regional Library
2751 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, LA 70058
Teen DIY Craft
October 7 from 3-4pm. Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 can make haunted eye bookmarks.
October 18 from 3-4pm. Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 can make Halloween clothes pin puppets.
October 12 from 2:30-3:30. Children can make pom pom popper ghost.
October 19 from 2:30-3:30. Children can make ghost.
October 26 from 2:30-3:30. Children can make a mummy puppet.
Halloween Themed Storytime
October 16 from 10:30-11:30am. Children can listen to There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves and There Was an Old Lady Who was not Afraid of Anything.
October 23 from 10:30-11:30am. Children can listen to Skelly the Skeleton Girl and Dem Bones.
Teen Movie Day
October 23 from 3-5pm. Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 can watch Poltergeist.
Teen Center Haunted House
October 29 and 30 from 5:30-8pm. All ages are welcomed to come be scared and explore the Teen Center Haunted House.
October 29 and 30 from 6-8 pm. Children and their families are invited to come enjoy Halloween themed stories, games, crafts and fun.
Halloween Events at the Gretna Library
102 Willow Dr., Gretna, LA
Halloween Themed Storytime
October 24 from 4-4:30. Children can listen to Pumpkin Cat.
October 31 from 4-4:30. Children can listen to Click Clack Boo.
Halloween Events at the Lafitte Library
4917 City Park Drive, Lafitte, LA
Storytime with Craft
October 16 from 11-11:30am. Children ages 7 and under can listen to And Then Comes Halloween and make paper plate spiders.
October 23 from 11-11:30am. Children ages 7 and under can listen to Click Clack Boo and candy corn with tissue.
October 23 from 11-11:30am. Children ages 7 and under can listen to Arthur’s Halloween and Halloween craft stick puppets.
Halloween Events at the Westwego Library
635 Fourth St., Westwego, LA
October 19 from NOON-1pm. Children can make spooky masks.
October 26 from NOON-1pm. Children can make Halloween cards.
October 30 from 10:30-11:30am. Children can make listen to Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins.
Halloween Events at the Live Oak Library
125 Acadia Dr, Westwego, LA 70094
October 1 from 5-6pm. Children ages 3-15 can make painted candy corn decoration using pom poms.
October 8 from 5-6pm. Children ages 3-15 can paint pumpkins using LEGO bricks.
October 15 from 5-6pm. Children ages 3-15 can make paper cup jack o’lanterns.
October 29 from 5-6pm. Children ages 3-15 can make zombie and skeleton handprints.
Live Oak Movie Day
October 5 from 2-3:30pm. Teens can watch the movie Monster House.
October 19 from 2-3pm. Families and children can watch the movie Spooky Buddies.
Storytime Under the Oaks
October 16 from 11am-NOON. Children ages 7 and under can listen to Who is My Mummy and make yarn wrapped mummies.
October 23 from 11am-NOON. Children ages 7 and under can listen to Haunted Party and make paper cup ghosts.
October 30 from 11am-NOON. Children ages 7 and under can listen to Trick or Treat Smell My Feet and make paper cup witches.
Did we miss any Halloween events at the Jefferson Parish Library? Let us know in the comments.
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