Carnivals, Murder Mystery Party, Cemetery Tour: Celebrate Halloween Week at the Birmingham Public Library

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) has plenty of fun activities to get you in the Halloween spirit over the next week. During operational hours on Halloween day, staffers at all 19 BPL locations will pass out candy and other treats to visiting patrons.

Among the Halloween highlights, all free and open to the public:

October 30
At 4:00  p.m. the Smithfield Branch Library will host its annual fall festival, this time Harry Potter wizard-style featuring games, trivia, and a Hogwarts worthy feast!

At 5:00  p.m. the Springville Road Regional Branch Library will host its annual Halloween carnival with free games, stories, and treats for families and patrons of all ages.

October 31
Free showing of Boo!: A Madea Halloween, featuring Tyler Perry's popular no-nonsense matriarch at the Pratt City Branch Library.

November 1
At 11:00 a.m. drop by the Smithfield Library for the Smithfield Adult Book Club Murder Mystery Party, a Mardi Gras-themed murder mystery party and discussion.

November 3
To close out Halloween week, BPL is taking its popular spoken word poetry/craft beer event, Bards & Brews, on the road to Oak Hill Cemetery in downtown Birmingham. Activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with special musical entertainment by the female Gothic band The Murder of Jane Crow. Poetry will begin to flow at 7:00 p.m. Bards & Brews is free and open to the public, but you must be 18 or older to attend and 21 or older to receive beer samples.

Hope to see you soon. Have a safe and fun Halloween!