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Fun & Eerie Things for Kids & Families to Do for a Thrilling October

Posted on September 14, 2021 at 6:00 am

Photo: Warner Bros

Science experiments and storytimes are a great way to discover new things and great stories all month long.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15. We’re having a Spanish-language celebration at Spokane Valley Library with music, food, activities for los niños, as well as a tour of the library and our expanded World Languages section.

Near the end of the month, teens and tweens can have some scary fun during an online zombie mystery escape program. And our all-ages trivia features the creepy, beautiful, and visually dazzling movies of Tim Burton.

Science Experiments

Science from Home

Let’s see what we can do with science! Librarian Molly shares a science experiment with you each week that you can do at home with common household supplies. This is a rerun of previously shared videos. Ages 8+ & their families

You can view this program weekly on our Facebook page.

Saturdays, Oct 2–Dec 18, 11am

Library Celebration

Fiesta en la Biblioteca / Spanish-language Celebration in the Library

Está invitado a celebrar y a conocer los servicios bibliotecarios que tenemos para la comunidad latinx y la comunidad de habla hispana. Venga a recorrer la biblioteca en un tour bilingüe, a ver nuestra más amplia colección de libros en diferentes idiomas. La organización Hispanic Business Professional Association proporcionará exposiciones culturales. Estarán con nosotros organizaciones latinx, venga a conocerlas y a conectar con ellas. Además, tendremos comida gratis, música, y actividades para niños.

Programa para familias y personas de todas edades.

You’re invited to an open house to showcase and celebrate our library services for the Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities. You can take a bilingual tour of the library and check out the expanded World Languages collection. View cultural displays provided by the Hispanic Business Professional Association, and connect with local Latinx organizations. Plus, you’re invited to enjoy free food, music, and activities for kids. Families & all ages

En colaboración con / In partnership with: Hispanic Business Professional Association

Domingo 3 de octubre, de 4pm. a 6pm.
Sunday, Oct 3, 4–6pm


Building with Books: LEGO Storytime

Enjoy listening to a fun read-aloud story. Afterwards, recreate a part of the story, such as a character, scene, or setting, using LEGO bricks or other craft materials in your home. Then, share your creations with the group! Families & all ages

Registration is required for each session.

Tuesdays, Oct 5 & 19, 4–4:45pm | REGISTER

Storytime Shorts

Storytime is a great way to help young children learn language and literacy skills that help them get ready for kindergarten. Ages 2–5 & their families

View our Storytime Shorts on our Facebook page at

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Oct 5–Dec 30, 10am (except Nov 11 & 25)

If you miss any Storytime Shorts episodes, you watch them on our YouTube channel at

Online Storytimes – Live

Children will have fun learning when we read stories, sing songs, and share fingerplays during storytime. Ages 2–5 & their families

Registration is required for each session.

Thursdays, Oct 7–Dec 30, 6:30–7pm (except Nov 11 & 25) | REGISTER
Fridays, Oct 1–Dec 31, 9:30–10am (except Nov 26)

Spooky, Eerie Fun

Zombie Escape: Solve the Mystery

The world is gripped by a Zombie virus pandemic, but luckily, the Zombie Institute Lab is on the cusp of a cure. Unfortunately, someone sabotaged the lab! Work together with your team in a race against the clock (and other teams) to find the cure and identify the culprit by solving clues and puzzles. Costumes are encouraged. Grades 6–12

Registration is required.

Wednesday, Oct 27, 7–8pm | REGISTER
Friday, Oct 29, 5–6pm
Saturday, Oct 30, 4–5pm CANCELLED

Trivia: Tim Burton Movies

Let’s explore the visually dazzling and creepy worlds created by Tim Burton. Learn and compete to see who knows the most fun facts about Burton’s movies—newer releases including Dumbo and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and the classics such as Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow, The Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd, and Frankenweenie. All ages

Registration is required.

Saturday, Oct 30, 2–3pm | REGISTER

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