Lawton Public Library October Highlights

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PUBLISHED 10/13/21

The Lawton Public Library will host various events throughout the month of October for families and teens.

To celebrate Family History Month, the Lawton Public Library will honor Lawton’s history by hosting a Lawton Legends Photo Contest. The contest will require contestants to match photos to the photo’s correct description. Entry forms are available at both library locations. The first 20 individuals to complete the contest will be eligible for a prize.

Citizens who are looking to learn more about their family history can stop by the library’s Family History Room from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 to receive research guidance from members of the Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society (SWOGS) and the local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter.

On Thursday, Oct. 21, families are invited to join the Lawton Public Library for a spooky StoryWalk evening full of Halloween stories, treats and a costume parade. The Family Booooo-k Walk will begin at 7 p.m. at the Patriot Pavilion in Elmer Thomas Park. The evening will also include Halloween-themed activities before attendees make their way to Lake Helen in a costume parade. Families will then continue walking to read “Mr. Pumpkins Tea Party” as they gather some treats at each stop.

The library will also host its annual Boo-A-Palooza from 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26. This special story time will be held at the Patriot Pavilion in Elmer Thomas Park.

The spooky fun at the library will continue from 7-11:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 with “Teen Afterhours: Halloween Lies: A Murder Mystery.” In “Halloween Lies,” not everyone is as they seem – some have dark secrets they need to keep hidden – and someone is the murderer. Registration is open now for teens ages 12-18. To register email or call 580-581-3450.

For more information, call the Lawton Public Library at 580-581-3450 or visit


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