Our staff are highlighting some creepy, scary and terrifyingly good stories to send a chill down your spine. Sink your teeth into this list!
An online photography contest & exhibit
Open to Oshkosh area residents
Ages 13 and older
Online entries accepted until Sat., Oct. 16
Prizes awarded for top three photos in two age categories

This year’s photo competition focuses on resilience. Both amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit original work that illustrates what resilience means to you. Thank you to our generous sponsor Camera Casino for their support.
View last year’s entries 
Grades 6 – 12 | Oct. 1 – 24
Gather ‘round the virtual campfire and get ready to tell your scariest story in just two sentences. Online entries are due by Oct. 24 at 11:59 p.m.

1st Place - $30 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Place - $25 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place - $20 Amazon Gift Card 
Grades 6 – 12 | Thurs., Oct. 7
4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Zoom or Conference Room
Need a little inspiration? Join us for an interactive workshop either online or in-person and turn your story into a two-sentence scare!
Ages 2 – 18 | Oct. 1 – Oct. 26 | Judging Wed., Oct. 27 |
Winners notified Oct. 28
Our annual Creature Carnival is back by popular demand. Create an original creature inspired by your imagination. Prizes will be awarded in these categories: Most Original, Scariest, Most Intricate, Most Beautiful, Funniest, Sweetest, Creepiest, and People’s Choice.
Pick up a free National Chemistry Week Activity Kit for kids
Starting Mon., Oct. 4, drop by the library’s Children’s Department to receive a free chemistry activity kit along with a copy of Celebrating Chemistry (while supplies last). Discover how to “slow the glow” of a light stick or why you can taste the “explosion” of Pop Rocks. Special thanks to the Northeast Wisconsin Local Section of the American Chemical Society for supplying the kits in recognition of National Chemistry Week.
It’s fall y’all and we’re so excited to share what’s happening at the library this month.

Hungry for new reading material? Readers’ Advisory Librarian Nancy invites you to sample a prepared menu of delicious books during her Fall Book Tastings. Adult DIYers are crafting a colorful candy corn candle. Local History & Genealogy Librarian Michael takes you along for the ride as he sets out to learn about the Wildcat Breweries of Oshkosh

Preschoolers exercise their bodies and minds during Stories & Stretches. And we’re having lots of fun at Family Storytime! Have you tried Dial-A-Story yet? Call (920) 770-2760 to hear a children’s story anytime. Add us to your contacts for easy access at home or on the go.

Check out our Fall Events Calendar for a complete list of things to do. We hope to see you soon. 
Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8 | 1:30 to 3 p.m. | Lower Level
Get out, get active, and get connected with the Memory Café. The cafe offers a comfortable way for you and your care partner to have fun and socialize with others who are living in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Enjoy the company of others while you participate in a variety of group discussions and activities. For more information, please contact Librarian Sandy at (920) 236-5206 or ADRC of Winnebago County Dementia Care Specialist Alisa Richetti at (877) 886-2372.