Find stories and more for children in October

Pumpkin Soup coverThe Newcastle Public Library brings a series of activities for children with many weekly options available.

The library’s Pre-K Story Time, for ages 2 to 5, is scheduled for 10 a.m. on each Wednesday of the month, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25.

The library also will present a series of programs on Friday afternoons during the school year. Each event is for school-age children, begins at 2 p.m. and this month’s schedule features:

Oct. 6Art for School-Age Children, based this month off the book Magritte’s Marvelous Hat by D.B. Johnson. Participants will then create a surrealist artwork in the style of Dutch artist Rene Magritte.

Oct. 13STEAM It Friday, with a program featuring Magna-Tiles.

Oct. 20Book-N-Cook, with a recipe based off the book Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper.

Oct. 27Scary Stories Around the Campfire, with Children’s Librarian Ann Miller telling several scary stories in advance of Halloween.