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Leominster Public Library Offers Halloween Events for Local Teens

October 11, 2018

LEOMINSTER -- Leominster Public Library is the destination for teens looking to get into the spirit of the Halloween holiday season this year.

From art to zombies, there is something for everyone.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, teens are invited to join the Pop Up Art School to make their own Day of the Dead altar. Dios de Los Muertes, or Day of the Dead, is a festive occasion, a time to celebrate, much like a family reunion. Making an altar (or ofrenda, as it’s called in Spanish) for the occasion can be a way for young people to honor the life of someone who was important to them, or to remember their ancestors. Participants will use a small wooden coffin and add their own colorful festive decorations and images.

Teens will also learn some of the history and traditions behind the Day of the Dead. All supplies will be provided.

The stacks will be haunted Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 10 p.m., as the library hosts its annual Teen Scream Halloween Party. There will be food, games, scary flicks, music, door prizes, a best-costume contest, and treat bags to take home. All partygoers must be in costume.

Chocolatier Kim Larkin’s workshop for teens is just in time for awesome Halloween treats and will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Larkin, a returning library favorite, will highlight young chocolate entrepreneurs as well as the history of this favorite sweet with a fun trivia quiz. Teens will make their own chocolate creations, including cool Day of the Dead skull molds, monster hands, chocolate mice and more.

The program is sponsored by Bemis Associates, a corporate member of the Friends of the Library.

All programs are free and open to area teens in grades 7-12, but space is limited. Registration is required through the Calendar of Events at www.leominsterlibrary.org or by calling 978-534-7522, ext. 3. Teens can also sign up in person at the library’s Cormier Center.

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