Library plans "Hogwarts Halloween' event Tuesday

By KRISTEN HART

Posted 10/29/17

Halloween is almost here, and there are many events happening around

Cleveland Tuesday to celebrate the holiday. One of these events is "Hogwarts Halloween" at the Cleveland Bradley County …

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Library plans "Hogwarts Halloween' event Tuesday

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Halloween is almost here, and there are many events happening around Cleveland Tuesday to celebrate the holiday. One of these events is "Hogwarts Halloween" at the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library.

The library will be hosting a family-friendly event inspired by the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling. "Muggles" of all ages are invited to participate in the event, which takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. 

Upon entering the library, guests will each be handed a "Marauders Map" which will guide them through the event.

“We will have activities set up for all ages,” youth services librarian Nikki Snyder said. “We welcome everyone.”

These activities include a "Toddler Tri-Wizard Tournament," House sorting, a photo booth, a wand-making class and a potions class. 

In the potions class, guests will perform an experiment creating "basilisk venom." They will also be given the recipe to perform the experiment at home.

There will also be a “Great Hall” set up and music playing, as well as opportunities to take photos at "Platform 9 3/4" and visit the shops of "Diagon Alley."

Snyder asked that anyone wearing a scary costume not view the "Toddler Tri-Wizard," as they don’t want to scare the children. She also asks that all attendees wear family-appropriate costumes to "Hogwarts Halloween."

 “You can come in any costume,” Snyder said. ”You do not have to wear costumes only related to Harry Potter.”

The library's Teen Advisory Group helped to prepare for the event and acted as program advisors. Student volunteers will also be there to help set up for the event and run the activities.

There are over 890 people interested in attending the event, according to its Facebook event page. Snyder expects that at least half that number will attend, so “come prepared.”

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