Wizards of the world, unite: Elkhart celebrates Harry July 14

 

carmenWhere does Harry Potter live when readers first meet him in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?” (* – answer below!)

If you know the answer to that question, then Harry Potter Day at Elkhart Public Library is a great way to spend your Friday.

On July 14, beginning at 9 a.m., the downtown children’s room will be transformed into the world of Hogwarts. Fans of the popular seven-book series can come enjoy games and activities all day long. And, yes, it’s open to all ages.

This summer marks the 20th anniversary of the release of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in the United Kingdom.

“July is the perfect month to celebrate Harry Potter and this activity is a fun way to do that,” says Allison McLean, who leads the library’s Young People’s Services department. “We hope fans will come be immersed in the world of Harry Potter and enjoy bringing the well-loved books to life.”

Activities include wand making, games of trivia, a scavenger hunt and more. There will also be a photo booth, although we can’t promise that the photos will move, as is customary in the wizarding world.

As J.K. Rowling wrote in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the final book in the series, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.”

* The answer is … in a cupboard under the stairs with his aunt and uncle.

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