Our annual TeenTober celebration returns with a spooky new theme exploring international horror and folktales. This year's tagline comes from the classic Mexican horror film, "Hasta el Viento Tiene Miedo" ("Even the Wind is Afraid")! Throughout the month of October, teens can have a scary good time learning new skills and discovering how the Library District can help them pursue their passions and achieve their dreams.
We have FREE events and programs planned across the Library District's 25 unique branches, plus bone-chilling reading recommendations from our staff! Check out our lists below … and did we mention that everything is FREE!? Be sure you're following us on social media to check out the #13YAReadsofHalloween starting on October 19, when we will feature a spooky new book each day leading up to Halloween.
TeenTober 2023 Events:
Below is a small sample of what we have in store for you this month across our 25 unique libraries! To see all our FREE TeenTober events, click here.
Arts & Crafts:
Advanced Crotchet: Creepy Amigurumi
Thursday, October 5 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Crotcheted Kraken are lurking in the deep and have been haunting sailors for thousands of years — now you can take one home as a pet!
Thursday, October 5 from 4 - 5 p.m.
West Las Vegas Library
Do you enjoy working with yarn but don't want to learn how to crochet? Come make an easy and cute yarn ghost at the Teen Zone!
TeenTober Art Show
Friday, October 6 from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate TeenTober with our ghoulish art show and reception! We've drawn and painted all our favorite monsters from around the world and all the art will be displayed in the Teen Zone. Join the party to enjoy art, refreshments, and celebrate all things spooky.
Friday, October 6 from 4 - 5 p.m.
Blue Diamond Library
Calling all tweens and teens! Come to the library for TeenTober crafts like graveyard rock painting, DIY spiderwebs, gingerbread mummies, paper plate candy corn, candy spiders, and more!
Friday, October 6 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Centennial Hills Library
We will be painting pumpkins for a contest here at the library! The winner will be announced at the Annual Haunted Harvest on Saturday, October 21 and will receive a pair of Apple Airpods!
In the Teen Zone: Paper Doll Witches
Wednesday, October 11 from 3 - 5:00 p.m.
Turn Victorian clip art into dimensionally spooky and sassy paper witches with this project from Creativebug!
Sore and Gores
Thursday, October 19 from 4 - 5 p.m.
Want to look gross and creepy this Halloween season? Come learn how with our makeup and temporary tattoos in the Teen Zone!
Escape Room: Five Nights at Freddy's
Saturday, October 21 from 2 - 5 p.m.
Can you make it through the night at Freddy's Fazbear's Pizzeria? Solve puzzles and riddles in this themed Escape Room!
TeenTober Horror Video Game Hour
Sundays in October from 3 - 4 p.m.
East Las Vegas Library
The library will be hosting a special spooky video game hour featuring a different horror game every Sunday in October!
TeenTober's Terribly Terrifying Choose Your Own Adventure
October 1 - October 31 (during normal hours of operation)
Will you survive this monster-infested hunt around the library or will your wrong decisions take you to a nasty end? Complete the challenge and stop by the Information Desk to collect your prize
TeenTober Haunted House
Wednesday, October 18 from 4 - 6 p.m.
Don't miss the Second Annual Whitney Library TeenTober Haunted House! We are transforming our Conference Room into a haunted house of horrors made for teens by teens. Enter ... if you dare!
Locked in the Library
Friday, October 20 from 3 - 7 p.m.
Enjoy having the library all to yourselves while watching movies, playing games, and more! Celebrate the spooky here in Goodsprings. Monsters and ghouls in grades 6-12 are welcome.
TeenTober Movie Monday
Every Monday in October from 3 – 5 p.m.
Join us every Monday in October in the Teen Zone for a spooky movie screening! This year's theme is International horror, so we have selected films featuring creepy creatures from all over the world.
Scary Stories for Teens
Tuesday, October 24 from 4 - 6 p.m.
Tell scary stories in the dark with LED candles and make a fun craft too!
Check out one of these frighteningly good YA reads from our collection ... if you dare!