Halloween at the Library
Saturday October 28, 2017
11:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Please join us in the Auditorium starting at 11:00 AM for a pumpkin-carving party. The Library will provide the pumpkins, courtesy of Taft Farms, carving tools, and stencils. Library staff will give out prizes for the most creative pumpkin designs. Also, instead of throwing out the pumpkin seeds with the rest of the guts, why not give seed saving a try! Seeds saved at the party will be included in the Athenaeum’s new Seed Lending Library, which will open in February 2018. What is a Seed Lending Library, you ask? Seed Lending Library’s make seeds available for patrons to “borrow.” Patrons then plant the seeds in their garden, enjoy the fruits of their labor, and at harvest time collect seeds from some of their plants and return these seeds to the library for other patrons to checkout.
Pumpkins cannot be reserved, and will be available on a first-come-first served basis. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Do you know where the most haunted places in Berkshire County are? Come to the Local History Department to find out. You can read about the eerie events that happened around Western Massachusetts, see the Library’s display of hauntings, and take home a free map of the spookiest places.
The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and Alchemy Initiative.
Refreshments will be served. Costumes are encouraged. No registration required.
For more information, please call Alex Geller, Outreach Librarian, at 413-499-9480, ext. 202
Attendance at library programs constitutes consent to be photographed; photos may be used in print or electronic publicity for the Berkshire Athenaeum.
Location: Library Auditorium
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