Children enjoy pumpkin painting at the Southwest Harbor Pumpkin Fest last year. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Halloween fun planned for SWH library

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Pumpkin carving, storytelling and trick-or-treating for books await kids at the Southwest Harbor Public Library.

On Thursday, Oct. 27, from 1-5 p.m., the library will offer pumpkin carving. Pumpkins and tools will be provided while supplies last or patrons may bring their own. Artist Mike Duffy will be on hand to offer carving tips. Local art teachers Duffy and Bob Sattler will create a spectacular jack-o’-lantern to be raffled that night to benefit the library. Local musicians will provide live music, open mic-style during the afternoon.

At 6:30 p.m., Jennifer Armstrong, musician and story teller, will present a program of Halloween fun for all ages.

At 7:15 p.m., fifth graders and older are invited to participate in a scary story upstairs. At the same time, the party moves outside to the library’s front lawn, where families can enjoy popcorn, hot cider and Halloween music. Jack-o’-lanterns created during the day will be blazing on the stone wall in front of the library.

On Halloween night, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m., the library will provide a cozy stop for trick-or-treaters and their families. The “treat” is a free book. This is the library’s way to celebrate the season and promote family literacy, by enjoying stories and books together.

Call the library at 244-7065.

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