West University Place Parks and Recreation will host their third annual Halloween celebration October 23 with an evening of pumpkin decorating, face painting, carnival food for purchase, and costume contests. The costume contests will be for separate age groups, so make sure the entire family comes in their spookiest attire. This year, everyone is in store for a special treat with the unveiling of the first Little Free Library in West U's Parks, along with book readings by special guests. Stay after the event for Movies in the Park featuring Monsters University, Rated G; showing beings around 7:00 p.m.
Colonial Park Little Free Library
The Little Free Library movement, which seeks to promote literacy and community through free book exchanges, is coming to West University Place. Steward and local author Chris Cander, in partnership with the city's Parks and Recreation Department, will unveil the first of a proposed six Little Free Libraries during the Full Moon Fest on October 23 at Colonial Park. Designed to look like West University Elementary School, the Colonial Park Little Free Library will be a free-standing structure where neighbors of all ages can "take a book, return a book" and help spread the love of reading.