October is the time for spine chilling reads. What better way to celebrate than with a monthlong series featuring a singular work of celebrated literature -- Bram Stoker's Dracula!
This Hallowreads, don't forget to pick up a free copy of Dracula at the Valley Ranch Library information desk while supplies last. Then join in crafts, coloring, a movie and a book discussion not for the faint of heart. A classic of Gothic horror, the novel introduces the character of the vampire, Count Dracula, and tells the story of Dracula's attempt to move from Transylvania to England. There, he victimizes innocent people in order to quench his insatiable thirst for blood and spread the curse of the undead. To date, Dracula has inspired hundreds of adaptations and spin-offs, including plays, novels and films.
Teens and adults are welcome to drop in, if you dare, to one of the many events planned this October inspired by the Count during the 2019 Hallowreads:
4:30 p.m. Oct. 12 | Dracula Face Canvas Painting
Join us at this craft to paint an image of the classic vampire on art canvases. All supplies provided.
7 p.m. Oct. 14 and Oct. 21 | Color Me Calm
Enjoy creepy music while exploring the joy of coloring Dracula-themed art. All supplies provided.
4 p.m. Oct. 18 | Decoupage and Plant Garlic in Pots
Join us to decoupage terracotta pots with Victorian-themed paper, then plant garlic to keep the vampires away. All supplies provided.
4 p.m. Oct. 19 | Cinema 13* Screening of Dracula Untold for Teens and Adults
Watch the live-action adventure Dracula Untold on the big screen, featuring a 15th-century Transylvanian ruler who makes a bargain allowing him to defeat his enemies but cost him his humanity. Rated PG-13. Teens ages 13 and above and adults only.
4:30 p.m. Oct. 26 | Book Discussion of Bram Stoker's Dracula
Join us at our special book discussion of the classic horror novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. Free copies are available at the Valley Ranch Library information desk while supplies last.
7 p.m. Oct. 28 | Color Me Calm and Craft
Have a scary good time while celebrating all things Dracula at this special edition of Color Me Calm. At this meeting, teens and adults will create festive vampire bat garlands. All supplies provided.
Please find a sitter for the events you attend. Due to the themes presented in the featured work, Hallowreads is a series for teens and adults only. Children cannot attend these events, even as an observer.