Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                               
Director of Public Relations                        
Birmingham Public Library                                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                          
Halloween events at Birmingham Public Library include Super Heroes Costume Party,  Hallo-Read Celebration
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Even adults are getting into the Halloween mood at the Birmingham Public Library (BPL). On Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at 7 p.m., the BPL Young Professionals are hosting a Super Heroes Save the Library Costume Party at the Central Library, 2100 Park Place downtown.
Attendees who come dressed as their favorite super hero will enjoy a night of music, drinks, and dancing, while helping raise awareness of the important resources provided by BPL’s 19 library locations and providing money for public programs. Buy tickets at $10 in advance online at
The BPL Young Professionals Super Heroes Costume Party is among several activities celebrating the spooky holiday taking place at many BPL locations across Birmingham during the month of October. From a fall festival at Smithfield Library to story time with Ms. Eve at the Avondale Regional Library, from a Hallo-Read Fall Celebration at North Avondale Branch Library to scary movies at various libraries, there are plenty of fun events to enjoy.
In addition, all 19 BPL locations across Birmingham will be giving away free candy to library patrons on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.
See a listing of events planned below (libraries listed alphabetically) and at

Avondale Regional Library
Family Fun Night Presents Stories on the Front Porch, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, 6:30 p.m.  
Join Mrs. Eve on the “front porch” for a night of Halloween fun where books and stories are always a treat, no tricking! 24-four hour advance registration required. No scary costumes, please. 24-hour advance registration required at 205-226-4003.

Tot Time with Mrs. Eve – Happy Halloween! Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, 9:30 a.m. 
Wear your non-scary Halloween costume for a non-scary Tot Time filled with stories, songs and lots of Trick-or-Treat fun for everyone. Story time designed for 2 to 4 year olds, with a parent or caregiver; no groups, please. Times: 9:30 a.m. with a repeat performance at 11 a.m. Call 205-226-4003 to register.
Central Library, 2100 Park Place  
Superheroes Costume & Dance Party sponsored by the BPL Young Professionals, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, 7-10 p.m., East Building, $10 Ticket beforehand/ $15 at the door. 
Craft beer, food, DJ, Costume Contest. All proceeds benefit the Birmingham Public Library. Buy tickets at $10 in advance online at
Family Halloween Craft Night, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Come to the Youth Department Story Castle, 2nd floor, to make Halloween crafts. Fun for the whole family. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and the time to craft has arrived! Join us for this festive event that includes crafts, music, and refreshments.  It's family fun at its finest, and only at the Central Library! Castle.
Spooky Story Time, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, 6-7:30 p.m. 
Tricks, treats, and a few spooky stories are just what you need to get in the Halloween spirit! Come join our masterful storyteller, Dr. Vincent von Solfronkenstein, for a wonderful evening of frightfully good stories. Goodies will be served at this family friendly event.

North Avondale Branch Library, 501 43rd St. North  
Hallo-Read Fall Celebration, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, 6-7 p.m. 
Participants will play will play storybook bingo, make a craft, listen to music, and enjoy some fun food. Everyone will be given a goody bag to take home. Call 205-592-2082 or e-mail to register.
North Birmingham Regional Library, 2501 31st Ave. North
All of October: No Tricks, All Treats
Adults, enter your name in a drawing each time you check out two books or audiobooks. Three bags of treats will be given away on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.

Monday Night Movie for Adults, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, 5:45 p.m. 
Adults, join North Birmingham Library for a scary movie to get ready for Halloween. Light refreshments will be served.
Pratt City Branch Library, 509 Dugan Ave.  
Halloween Party with a movie, plus Halloween candy or bag give-a-ways, Monday, Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m.

Smithfield Branch Library, #1 8th Ave. West`
Halloween movie, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Showing of a new comedy featuring some spooky ghosts in New York City! This event is free and popcorn will be provided.

Fall Festival, Thursday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Smithfield Library will be passing out goody bags all day at the library in celebration of its annual Halloween Fall Festival! Children of all ages are welcome to visit the library, with or without costumes, to receive a goody bag.

Southside Library, 1814 11th Ave. South
Count the Candy Corn, Oct. 14-29, 2016
Patrons of all ages can guess the number of candy corn items in a jar. The winner's name will be drawn on Oct. 31. The prize will be a selection of books.

Teen Time – The Eyes Have It, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, 3:45 p.m.-5 p.m.
Teenagers will use clear glass gems to create "spooky eye magnets."

Halloween candy give-away to patrons, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, all day until library closes. 
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 129 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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