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FREE REACH FOR THE LIBRARY

@ College Hill Branch Library, Cincinnati

Help make sure your child will be a reader for life and that you can be their partner in their learning years.  For kids ages 4 – 7 and their parents.  Join the club!  Offered in collaboration with PBS Learning Media. Attend weekly sessions with your child to do hands-on reading activities and have a snack. Families get free books and a cool backpack full of fun stuff for attending a majority of sessions!  REACH Club meets weekly from October 4 – November 15. By registering for this event, you are registering for all sessions. 

RSVP Categories: Library Events Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Saturday, October 28

Happening thru:

Winton Woods, Cincinnati

RSVP by Oct. 25. Ages 8 and older will learn the basics of shooting a compound bow.

RSVP $$ Categories: Outdoor Activities, Sports Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Happening thru:

Queen City Clay, Cincinnati

Use some Halloween themed stencils to make coasters, sun catchers or jewelry and learn how to do powder stenciling and craft punched foil inclusions. 

$$ Categories: Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Forest Run MetroPark, Hamilton

Bring your group for a hayride and a cornucopia of harvest activities, including pick your own pumpkin, a corn shell play area, straw maze and more.

RSVP $$$ Categories: Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Newport Branch Library, Newport

Children of all ages are invited to explore stories, songs and hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities. This program is designed for children with sensory integration challenges but is open to children of all abilities. All ages. Registration encouraged.

RSVP Categories: Library Events, Science, Storytimes Ages: All ages

Lazer Kraze, Maineville

Stop in to make a free Halloween craft. Be sure to wear your costume for a chance to win a $25 gift card at the 2 p.m. costume contest! Also at Erlanger location (1335 Donaldson Road, Erlanger; 859-371-5729).

RSVP $$ Categories: Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch Library, Fort Thomas

Join us for a Halloween Party worthy of Hogwarts. Families. Registration required.

RSVP Categories: Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Read to Lead, Cincinnati

Parents are invited to this fundraiser to support childhood literacy and help teachers build a culture of growth both inside and outside the classroom.

RSVP $$ Categories: Parent Education Ages: Parents Only

Cold Spring Branch Library, Cold Spring

Pick & paint your own pumpkin. Ages 0-12. Registration required.

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Healthwell Enterprises, Cincinnati

Looking for tips to manage everyday stress or to get through the Holiday season happy and healthy? Join us to learn about stress management and relaxation techniques from local practitioners.  Practitioners representing mindfulness and meditation, reflexology, emotional polarity technique and body talk, and craniosacral therapy will make brief interactive presentations and provide self-care take home… Read more »

RSVP $$ Categories: Parent Education Ages: Parents Only

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Ages 4 and older and an adult will search the trails for the bizarre bumps, knots and rings that can form on plants and trees.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods, Milford

Ages 5 – 8 and an adult will take a moon hike and learn all there is to know about the moon.

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: 6 – 8 Years

Sunday, October 29

Neusole Glassworks, Cincinnati

Bring the family to make a beautiful glass pumpkin with help from professional glassblowers. RSVP for a 30-minute time slot between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

RSVP $$ Categories: Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Mayerson JCC, Cincinnati

It’s common to feel frustrated and powerless when your child is being bullied. Get helpful strategies from Rabbi Dave Burstein to identify and support children in a bullying situation, while Mike Simmons addresses some easy Krav Maga self-defense skills for kids.

RSVP $ Categories: Health and Safety, Parent Education Ages: All ages

Main Library, Boone County Public Library

Read to one of the library’s therapy dogs. Call the Main Library to schedule your 15-minute time slot.

RSVP Categories: Animal Encounters, Library Events Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Kids First Sports Center, Cincinnati

Celebrate Halloween in a kid-friendly, safe environment with trunk-or-treating in the parking lot (best decorated trunk receives a $100 Kids First tuition card!), a pumpkin patch, hayrides, crafts, carnival games, gym stations, a giant inflatable slide and much more!  Wear your costumes and get ready to have so much fun, it’s spooky!

RSVP $ Categories: Crafts, Festivals and Fairs, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Monday, October 30

blue manatee children's bookstore, Cincinnati

Join Miss Kelli for a good book and an art-making activity with your child ages 2 – 4.

RSVP $ Categories: Crafts, Storytimes Ages: 2 – 3 Years

Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch Library, Fort Thomas

Improve balance, suppleness, focus and strength with instructor Phoenix Wilson. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Ages 13 & up. Registration required.

RSVP Categories: Fitness, Library Events Ages: Teens

Newport Branch Library

Learn some fun tricks and techniques to take your costumes to the next level. We’ll also enjoy a screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG). Ages 12-19. Registration required.

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Films, Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: Teens

Wyoming Branch Library

Drop in and enjoy a variety of pumpkin themed games, activities and crafts.  Costumes are welcome, but not necessary.  Best for ages 10 and younger with a caregiver.

RSVP Categories: Crafts, Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch Library, Fort Thomas

Celebrate the holiday as we play spooky games and make ghoulish crafts. Grades 1-5. Registration required.

RSVP Categories: Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

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