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Swansea Free Public Library Octoberfest!

The Swansea Public Library announces it’s 2nd annual HAUNTED LIBRARY on Saturday, October 20 from 6:00 - 9:00pm and Sunday, October 21 from 2:00 - 5:00pm.  The event will be held at the library at 69 Main St., Swansea, This is a free event for all ages with crafts and games and tours of the very frightening HAUNTED LIBRARY for all those who dare!  Costumes are encouraged, and there will be treat bags for children under 12.

For additional information, contact the Swansea Library at 508-674-9609.

Star Wars Reads Month

The Swansea Public Library loves Star Wars and several events are taking place in October.  The Star Wars Fan Fiction & Art contest is taking place for ages 14 and up. Stories and art must include one character from any Star Wars movie, book, comic, graphic novel or cartoon.  Art and stories must be submitted by Saturday November 3rd at 4 PM. For children up to 12 the Star Wars Coloring Contest has begun. Pick up coloring pages at the library and drop off by Saturday November 3rd at 4 PM.  On Saturday October 27th we will have a special Star Wars Storytime with crafts and treats. Come as your favorite Star War character. Story hour takes place at 10:30 AM.

October is National Reading Group Month

Looking for a good book to read?  Have you thought about joining a book club but can’t find the right one?  October is the month to join a book club and the Swansea Public Library has a book club for you.   Stop by the library to learn more. We are looking for new members for the YA for Grown-ups Book Club, the Non-Fiction Book Club: “Nothing but the Truth” as well as the Better Living Book Club.   (Nothing but the Truth is currently an online book club through GoodReads)

The Brown Bag Book Club meets the third Friday of each month.  This is a general fiction group that meets and eats, reads and talks about different books.  Bring your lunch and meet at Noon in the stacks. October’s selection is The Good Goodbye by Carla Buckley and copies are available at the library.  The next meeting is Friday October 19th. Sign up today!

Each Wednesday morning the Walk and Talk book club meets to enjoy a walk in Swansea Village and discuss books.  This group meets every Wednesday at 9 AM weather permitting.

Interested in children’s books?  The Kidlit Book Club for adults will meet on Friday mornings from 10:30-11:30 AM.  Adults will read a wide range of books written for children from ages 2-12. Need some ideas for picture books?  Would you like to learn more about chapter books and easy readers? Find out what 4th graders are reading?  The world of children’s literature is vast and fascinating.  Interested? Sign up at the library today or call 508-674-9609.

Celebrate the joy of shared reading by joining a book club.

The 9th Annual Spooky Story Contest Spook Us Silly9: A Ghoulish, Ghastly, Ghostly Story Contest

The 9th Annual Spooky Story Contest Spook Us Silly9: A Ghoulish, Ghastly, Ghostly Story Contest will take place during the month of October concluding on Wednesday October 31.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, The Swansea Public Library is accepting stories for Spook Us Silly9 a ghoulishly ghastly ghostly story contest.  Enter and write

the spookiest, scariest short story you can think of (minimum 500 words). Stories must take place in the eerie and frightening town of Swansea. Three categories for the writing contest are:

     Goblins ages 7-8
     Ghouls ages 9-11
     Ghosts ages 12-14

Entry forms are available at the Swansea Public Library. All stories must be received by 5 PM on Wednesday October 31.  Please bring typed story to the Swansea Public Library or email to swanseayouthservices@gmail.com.  For more information contact Youth Services Librarian Carol Gafford at 508-674-9609.

Check our library website www.swansealibrary.org for rules and entry form.

31 Days of Halloween Movies (For children of all ages!)

The Swansea Public Library is celebrating Halloween with books and movies and special events.  Pick up a copy of the 31 Days of Halloween Movies checklist and see if you can watch all of them.  Bring in your completed checklist on Wednesday October 31st for a terrifying  treat! And while you are at it, check out our collection of R.L. Stine Goosebumps and Fear Street books, along with our newest Halloween picture books!

October is the Cruelest month at the Swansea Public Library, right down on Monstrous Main Street, in the Haunted Historic Swansea Village.  Join us if you dare!

It’s an Octoberfest of entertainment, enrichment and education at the library! Call for more information or to sign up for any or all of our programs today.  For further information contact Carol Gafford at the library at 508-674-9609 or swansea@sailsinc.org



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