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Tahoe Truckee Lib Loop: Superheroes, witches and more Halloween fun

Anne Greenwood
Special to the Sun

According to The National Retail Foundation, America will spend $8.4 billion on Halloween this year, and $3.1 million of that will be spent on Halloween costumes.

Why do we dress up on Halloween in the first place? It turns out Halloween costumes have been around for about 2,000 years. The costumes were thought to be a way for ninth century Celts to camouflage themselves from vengeful spirits.

The Celts, who lived in what we now know as Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France thought ghosts, faeries, imps and demons roamed the Earth on Halloween night.

Since October 31st was New Year’s Eve for them, the Celts believed this was the one night of the year that the boundaries between the world of the living and that of the dead were blurred. The Celts would leave out food and drinks as peace offerings to the spirits, wear all white, and paint their faces in an attempt to camouflage themselves from evil beings.

Stop by your local library for more Halloween History and to participate in our fun Halloween events!

Incline Village Library

Early Voting: Oct. 22 through Nov. 4 during the Library’s open hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Oct. 28 for Nevada Day.

Kings Beach Library

Oct. 27: 3-4 p.m. “New Developments in Technology: Latest trends and developments.” Join us for this free, fun and informational class!

Oct. 29: 1-2 p.m. “Pumpkin Palooza!” Enter your decorated pumpkin in our friendly competition. All entries win a spooky prize! Pumpkins accepted through 29 for display.

Nov. 1: 10:30-11 a.m. “Preschool Storytime – voting theme.” Join us as we explore what it means to vote. Books, feltboard, rhymes and a craft.

Sierra Nevada College

SNC library will be closed on Oct. 28 for Nevada Day, and also Oct. 29.

Truckee Library Storytimes

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Toddler Time, for ages 18 months to 3 years.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Babes in Bookland, for ages 6 months to 2 years.

Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.: Preschool Stories, for ages 3 and up.

Join Stay & Play for a half-hour after each Storytime.

Anne Greenwood is Branch Manager at the Kings Beach Public Library.