Ever wonder about the history of Halloween? Did you know the holiday dates back 3,000 years ago to Ireland? Halloween was started when the Celts believed that on that day the worlds of the living and the spirit were very thin and the dead could roam. They also believed that those who died in the last year would come back and walk the Earth so the Celts would leave out food and sweets to please the dead. You can learn more about the history of Halloween from a DVD in our collection The Haunted History of Halloween from The History Channel.
If you are planning a last minute party, just need some cool decorating ideas, or haven’t thought of a good costume yet, we have books for you. The Best of Halloween Tricks and Treats gives ideas on pumpkin carving, parties, costumes, drinks, food, and décor. Ghoulish Goodies has creature feature cupcakes, monster eyeballs, bat wings, funny bones, witches knuckles, and more. The Halloween Costume Book has step by step instructions on how to make classic and original costumes.
Don’t forget we have public storytime this Friday, October 31, at 10:00 a.m., and the topic is “Halloween.” Bring youngsters in to learn more about Halloween in a fun way.
The Milford Memorial Library is wishing everyone a fun and safe Halloween!