PotterFest 2017!

It's that time of year again - Harry Potter's Birthday is, today, July 31st! And we celebrate every year at our library with a themed party. In the past, I've called this program "Harry Potter's Birthday Party" but I changed it up this year and renamed it "PotterFest." The new name seems more appealing to [...]

Harry Potter Club

At our Harry Potter Club this month we made these really cool Lumos/Nox lightswitch plates that I found via Pinterest. A very talented person made the original picture on her computer and printed it out to put on a lightswitch plate. I took the picture of her finished product and printed it out (making it [...]

Sunday Quiz

So I have still not seen The Hunger Games movie yet because I have been sick for about a week. If I had gone to the movie and heard someone with a hacking cough (me) I would have been pretty pissed, so I didn't go. 🙁 But here is a fun quiz where you have [...]

Harry Potter Club: The Monster Book of Monsters

I didn't think we could do it, but they came out awesome! Granted, I was the one doing most of the gluing, but the kids were so totally excited to have an actual "Monster Book of Monsters" that they didn't seem to care. When I made my sample, I was so proud of myself and [...]

Harry Potter Club

Here are some crafts we've done in Harry Potter Club in the past few months! For one meeting we did a "Dragon Study." I grabbed all the books we had with illustrations and "facts" about dragons and put them out. Then I read descriptions of the different dragon breeds from Fantastic Beasts and Where to [...]

Sunday Quiz

This is the Harry Potter Mega Quiz - 110 questions. I took it and it said I got 100 out of 121. So it stands to reason that there are more than 110 questions. Some were really obscure and I have to wonder if all the answers were checked in the books. I've read and [...]

Happy Banned Books Week!

One of my favorite weeks of the year is Banned Books Week. During this time, I wear my banned books t-shirt, button and bracelet. We create displays in the library to highlight the books that have been banned or challenged within the past 100 years or so. It makes for great discussions/debates/arguments with patrons. Although [...]

Harry Potter Week (Day 1)

Monday..... Today was the first week of my so-called Harry Potter Extravaganza. The new (and last - *sniff*) movie comes out this Friday so I am having a whole week of Harry related programs. This morning I showed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone upstairs in Dexter Hall (a big room with a large movie [...]