Berryville library announces several events for October

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Special to Carroll County News

BERRYVILLE -- During the month of October, the Berryville Public Library will be continuing its slate of ongoing programming, while adding some new ones just in time for fall.

The library offers a weekly storytime for preschoolers every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. Aside from stories, the programs feature fun songs and activities and a weekly craft participants can take home with them.

The library's TAG (Teen Advisory Group) meets the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. The group plans programs, discusses pop culture, and has fun hanging out. Free pizza is provided by the library. TAG is for ages 13-17.

The library's Teen (and 'Tween) Game Night happens the first Friday of the month from 6-8 p.m. (after the library has closed). Featured games differ monthly, but include a mix of video and board games to suit every taste.

October's featured video games will be Wii Sports, and the classic Mario trilogy from the 1980s (Super Mario Brothers, Super Mario 2, and Super Mario 3, played on a vintage NES system!).

The library will be ringing in the Halloween season with a showing of the classic 1980 horror film "The Changeling," starring George C. Scott. The showing is Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. Recommended for mature audiences.

The public is invited to come by the library in costume on Halloween for a special sweet treat. The library will be staying open until 8 p.m. to accommodate evening trick-or-treaters. Make sure and put the library in your Halloween plans.

Finally, the library will be hosting a fun contest through the month of October. The "Literary Pumpkin Contest" will feature pumpkins (and gourds) decorated by library patrons in their favorite literary theme. Please decorate only the outside of the pumpkin, as no carved pumpkins can be accepted. Entries may be dropped off at the library Oct. 1-20. Public judging will begin Monday, Oct. 22 and last throughout the month. The winner will receive a nifty prize, library officials said.

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