From pumpkins to monsters, the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., is showing its fall colors this month.
The Children’s Department at the library and the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis are holding their annual Halloween costume drive until Nov. 15. The public is invited to bring new or gently used costumes to the library to help kids in need for Halloween. On Saturday, Oct. 18, kids can visit the library from 3 to 4 p.m. to pick out a costume.
Children who don’t need a costume will also be welcome, said library spokesman Jennifer King. The library will have cookies and coloring along with the costumes.
Other upcoming events:
Adults’ Night Out Crafts will be offered at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16. Adults 18 and older are invited make pumpkin crafts. Space is limited so adults must register in advance.
The Teen Movie Monday at 4 p.m. on Oct. 13 will feature the movie “Beetlejuice.” The Teen Spot is open to students in grades 7-12. The Oct. 20 teen movie will be “Howl’s Moving Castle,” and the Oct. 27 movie will be “The Quiet Ones.”
Teens will also have a Day o’ Stuff at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14. They will be making monstrous Cubee Crafts.
Great Bend schools will dismiss early on Friday, Oct. 17, so the Teen Spot will offer a 2 p.m. movie, “Little Shop of Horrors.”
With no school at all on Friday, Oct. 24, the Teen Spot will offer a movie and craft afternoon starting at 2 p.m. Teens can watch the movie “Hotel Transylvania” and make Moveable Mummies.
A free computer class introducing adults to Microsoft Word 2010 will be offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. Preregister at least 24 hours in advance.
The Open Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23. This month’s book club pick is “The Fault in our Stars,” by John Green. This book club is open to all ages.
The library will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 29, so the library staff may attend the 2014 Kansas Library Conference.
For more information or to register for a program, visit the library in person or at its website, greatbendpl.info.