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Create Your Halloween Guise at the Library — and Take Some Photos Too!

Happy Halloween! Today, the Library is making it easy for everyone to have their own personal monster-make-up studio.

All are invited to the Zombie Make-Up Drop-In workshop at the Library today, October 31, from 4 to 7 pm. We’ll provide the make-up and supplies so you can create your own gruesome zombie look, with some helpful guidance from our creative program team. Once you’ve put the finishing touches on your look, you’ll be in good company with all those other Halloween creatures on Elkhorn Avenue.

No registration is required. Just drop in anytime between 4 and 7 pm on Halloween. Everyone is welcome—and we’d love to see lots of Estes Park students stopping by.

The Library is also hosting a Halloween Photo Booth today from 4 pm to 8 pm.  All are welcome to drop in.  Come in costume, bring your camera and take some fun pictures with provided props! 

And don’t forget that the Library is always a comfortable place to warm up before or after your crawl down Elkhorn. While we won’t be distributing candy, we will be giving out pumpkin decals to decorate your goodie bag or to take home.

In addition to Halloween, this is the season of another important holiday tradition: Día de los Muertos. The community is invited to the third annual local celebration on Thursday, November 8 from 5 to 8 pm at the Estes Park High School. The Library is once again a partner and co-sponsor. Note: this is a change from the original November 9 date that had been previously publicized in our Programs Guide and elsewhere.

Día de los Muertos is a popular Mexican tradition, with ancient roots, honoring beloved ancestors, family and friends. It is a time of reflection, and the local celebration will include a Wall of Remembrance where the community is invited to post photos and messages to honor loved ones.

The gathering will also include dinner, desserts and refreshments, as well as craft and activity tables. And—not to be missed—live music by Mariachi del Sol.

Be sure to say hello at the Library’s booth at El Día. We’ll have a craft activity for kids, plus information about our English Language Learning programs, which include English tutoring, citizenship classes, bilingual storytimes, and Learn English Discovery Kits that can be checked out, complete with literacy iPads made possible by the Rotary Club of Estes Park.

Here’s to a safe, happy and festive Halloween and El Día season. We hope you make the Library a part of your autumn splendor.