We had a great time at 2022’s Gothic Gala! We’ll do it again next year on Halloween…with an entirely different theme!

DPL’s Ms. Anna sits down with author Betty Bolte to discuss Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Betty Bolte and her writing.

CLICK HERE for our Frankenstein-based Reading List.

Monday, October 31, 2022

10am Frankenstein Story Time with Ms. MaryYouth Services
Children of all ages are invited to this kid-friendly Frankenstein-themed story time! Costumes are encouraged and be sure to bring a bag or bucket for candy!
10:30amTrick-or-Treat ParadeYouth Services & Main Area
Immediately following story time, kids can go through the main area of the library to set stations where they can “trick-or-treat” with library staff. All children are welcome to participate.
3pmLEGO Challenge: Monster Racing!Community Room
Children of all ages are welcome to join us for a special Gothic Gala edition of LEGO Hour. Use our LEGO bricks to build a monster on wheels…and then join in the race! All are welcome.
4pmCostume ContestMain Area
All ages are welcome to take part in our costume contest.
11am-6pm All-day Activities
The following activities will be available in the Main Area & Youth Services room of the library, for people to take advantage of at their own pace:
路 Coloring Station – Banner
路 Frankenstein Book Covers Scavenger Hunt      
路 Gothic Photo Op  
路 Jigsaw Puzzles  
路 Exquisite Corpse Parlor Game (handout)   
路 Word Search/Crossword Puzzle (handout)   
路 Stained Glass Lantern craft
Main Area
路 Build a Frankenstein Game
路 Find Frankenstein in the Hay Game
路 Frankenstein Tic-Tac-Toe                     
路 Frankenstein Bowling Game       
路 Frankenstein Says Game  
路 Make a Frankenstein Craft        
路 Haunted Castle to decorate 
路 Smelly Test Tube Activity
Youth Services