Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Harry Potter Movie Anticipation

Muggles for Harry Potter! If you are not aware of the terms used in J.K. Rowling’s incredibly popular Harry Potter books, a muggle is someone who is not a witch or a wizard and thus cannot do magic. So, I am a muggle and so are you. Today we stand just days before the highly anticipated release of the first part of book seven in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Since the book is so massive and contains so much information, the movie corresponding to the book has been split into two parts. I do love Harry Potter, but I also love throwing parties. Some months ago I put my little brain to work and started thinking what teen-aged Harry Potter fans would want to do to celebrate a movie release. This weekend, the Library did something it had never done before. At 6:00 p.m. on a Friday night, the Library opened its doors to more than 40 teens and transformed itself from a place of learning to a magical place known to children and adults alike all across the world. Dressed as wizards and muggles, the teens grazed three areas of the Library as they completed a Horcrux Hunt, made magic wands, created enchanted pendants, and even read their tea leaves. I was greatly saddened when 8:00 p.m. approached, and it was time for all the muggle parents to pick up their teens and take them home. Not only am I happy to report that the event was a HUGE success, but wheels are already turning on creating an event for all ages to celebrate the release of the final Harry Potter movie on July 15, 2011. If you were unable to attend the celebration this time around, mark your calendars for next July, and remember that when it comes to Harry Potter, no place celebrates better than the Library.

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