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Downtown Library After Dark Event for Teens Goes Hawaiian Halloween Night

Okay, spending Halloween night in the library may not sound very scary to some teens, but it could be a load of fun.

It’s the annual Downtown After Dark party, and this year teen librarian Kimberly Ann Edwards is trading in her signature cheeseball horror movies for even cheesier Beach Party flicks.  Teens are invited to join in on Saturday, October 31 from 7pm to midnight. 

Edwards has been looking forward to this crazy luau since last Halloween.

“Yes, some of the other librarians think I’m weird,” Edwards smiled, “but they’d probably think that even if I didn’t do this every year.”

The Downtown Library is a great place for a program of this sort, with its meeting rooms and large auditorium.

            What can teens anticipate beyond all the Annette and Frankie they can stand?  (Kids, get your parents to tell you about Annette and Frankie.)  There will be food, crafts, games and contests.  Mix all that with good friends old and new, and a terrific time will be had by all.

 “Last year we had 27 teens in attendance,” Edwards said, “and I had five library helpers.  We all had fun.

The rules?  Parental permission is required.  Participation is limited to young people between the ages of 11 and 17, or who are in grades 7-12.  Registration forms are available at the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.com, or at the Downtown Library.

For more information call 606-3876.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.