Join us on three different days for movies, a live performance and clever crafts - all based on characters created by Roald Dahl, one of our favorite children's authors. Browse the SWAN catalog for Dahl titles.

Dahl-apalooza Film Fest

Main Library Veterans Room; no registration required.

Thursday, Oct. 10

  • 1 pm: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Rated G, 100 minutes, 1971)
  • 3 pm: Matilda (Rated PG, 102 minutes, 1996)

Friday, Oct. 11

  • 1 pm: James and the Giant Peach (Rated PG, 79 minutes, 1996)
  • 3 pm: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Rated PG, 115 minutes, 2005)

Live performance of The BFG

  • Monday, Oct. 14. Main Library Veterans Room, 10:30-11:15 am; register beginning Oct. 1. Join us as we host The GreatWorks Theatre Company's presentation of a captivating show from Roald Dahl’s classic book. When orphan Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant, she fears that he’s going to eat her. He carries her far away to Giant Country, but the Giant has no intention of harming her. He is the Big Friendly Giant! Best for ages 5-12.

Craft-time at the branches

  • Friday, Oct. 11. Dole Branch Library. 2-3 pm; register beginning Sept. 27. Need a place to store your dreams? Join us as we create our very own dream jars, inspired by the Roald Dahl classic, The BFG. Best for ages 5+.
  • Monday, Oct. 14. Maze Branch Library, 1-2 pm; register beginning Sept. 30. Help us celebrate Roald Dahl with a fun craft based on one of his funniest characters, the Roly Poly Bird. Best for ages 5+.