Press Release: Spooktacular half-term lined up at the Family Library

fam-lib-halloweenThere is a spooktacular week of events lined up at the Family Library this half-term holiday, leading up to Hop-tu-Naa.

There are plenty of affordable activities taking place, plus some free events.

Tuesday, October 25, is a Wizards and Witches day, £2 to take part. Wednesday morning sees a free Spooky Science workshop. On Thursday, you can have a go at decorating Crazy Cookies, £2 to take part.

If you want to make a Hop-tu-Naa lantern, then Friday is the day to get along to the library – it will cost just £2 to make one.

There is a special event on Friday evening. The Freaky Friday Freak Out disco is being held from 6pm to 7pm. There will be games, refreshments, craft and fancy dress. Tickets are £3, available from the library.

Saturday, October 29, will see Spooky Science and Animation. These are free workshops.

The theme for the Big Draw event, taking place throughout the week, is Rampaging Robots. The library will also be holding ‘spider races’, a Feed the Monster game and other spooky goings on during the week.

Librarian in charge Mary Cousins said: ‘We’ve got a packed week of events lined up. Some of it might sound a little spooky, but don’t be scared – come along and join in the fun!’

The Family Library is next to the children’s playground in Westmoreland Road, Douglas. It is open from 10am-5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 1.30pm-5pm on Thursdays and 10.30am to 4pm on Saturdays.

For more information about events call 640650, check out the Family Library page on Facebook or visit

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