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Somerville Library Features Live Birds Feb. 13 to Celebrate Harry Potter Book Series for all Wizards and Muggles

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A tribute to the Harry Potter book series will be held at nine branch libraries Feb. 4, with a live bird demonstration Feb. 13 at the Somerville branch.
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The Somerset County Library System of New Jersey will host the Second Annual Harry Potter Book Night, Feb. 4 at nine of its locations

 

On Feb. 13, a second event will be held at the Somerville Library branch, Owls. An Introduction for Wizards & Muggles for children ages 7 and older, teens, and adults, from 2-2:45 p.m..

The Somerville Library is located at 35 W. End Ave. in Somerville

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The Avian Wildlife Center will provide an introduction to owls for wizards and muggles.

Live birds will be at the library though they will not be delivering any mail. Registration is required. For more information: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=34956&lib=

 

“I recently read an article from Time Magazine that stated the initial print run of Harry Potter that was distributed to libraries was just 350 books,” said Linda Tripp, a librarian in SCLSNJ’s Collection Development Department.

“We now have almost 400 copies of Harry Potter books -- in seven languages -- available in our library system. We also have almost 200 copies of the various Harry Potter movies, over 30 copies of Harry Potter video games, and over 20 CDs featuring music from the Harry Potter movies available," she added.

"All that considered, I would say that Harry Potter continues to be quite popular and very much in demand, 19 years later,” she said.

 

The following events are being held Thursday, February 4:

 

Harry Potter - A Night of Spells (grades 4-9)

at SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch, located at 402 E. High Street in Bound Brook

4-5 p.m.

Calling all wizards, witches, and muggles: your presence is requested at this magical Night of Spells. Test your knowledge of all things Harry Potter as we embark on a thrilling adventure in the library. Mix up some magical potions and taste a few book-inspired snacks. If you so choose, you may come as your favorite character from the series. Registration is required. For more information: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=33642&lib=

 

Special Event: Harry Potter Book Night (grades 4-8)

SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 S. Branch Rd. in Hillsborough

5-6:30 p.m.

Calling all witches, wizards and muggles: celebrate Harry Potter with trivia, crafts, games, prizes and more. If you arrive in costume, you'll earn an extra entry toward our prize raffle. For more information: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=33542&lib=

 

Drop-in Craft: Harry Potter! (all ages)

SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Dr. in Bridgewater

6-8 p.m.

Stop by the children’s room to make a Harry Potter themed craft. For more information: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=35588&lib=

 

Harry Potter Book Night: A Night of Spells (grades 3-12)

SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch, located at 64 Washington St. in Rocky Hill

6:30-8 p.m.

Revisit the magic and wonder of the Harry Potter books at the 2nd International Harry Potter Book Night celebration. We will conduct magical crafts and activities as well as have a prize for the most dashing witch or wizard. All the festivities will culminate in a sharing of snacks inspired by the world of Harry Potter. Registration is required and begins on Thursday, January 21. For more information: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=34475&lib=

 

Harry Potter for Adults: Remedial Potion Making (adults ages 18+)

SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, located at 6 Rockview Ave. in North Plainfield

6:30-8 p.m.

Calling all adult muggles: take a lesson in remedial potions at the library. The subtle science and exact art of potion-making (that’s “bartending” to Muggles) is difficult, but it can be mastered. Join us as we concoct various tasty delights such as Hair of the 3 Headed Dog, Butterbeer, Felix Felicis and Ployjuice Potion. Registration is required. For more information: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=34046&lib=

 

Harry Potter Book Night (family program)

SCLSNJ’s North Plainfield Memorial Library branch, located at 6 Rockview Ave. in North Plainfield

6:30-8 p.m.

Revisit the magic and wonder of the Harry Potter books as we conduct magical crafts and activities as well as have a prize for the most dashing witch or wizard. The festivities will culminate in a sharing of snacks inspired by the world of Harry Potter. All muggles are invited. For more information: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=33729&lib=

 

2nd Annual Harry Potter Book Night (all ages)

SCLSNJ’s Manville Library branch, located at 100 S. 10th Ave. in Manville

6:30-8:30 p.m.

IMPERIO! We'll STUPEFY you with all the fun activities we have planned. Join us for games, crafts and more. Wear your best wizard, witch or Muggles costume. For more information: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=34328&lib=

 

Harry Potter Book Night (all ages)

SCLSNJ’s Peapack-Gladstone Library branch, located at the Municipal Complex on School Street in Peapack

7-8 p.m.

Enjoy Harry Potter puzzles, games, prizes and butterbeer floats. Special prizes given to those who come in costume. Registration is required. For more information: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=34771&lib=

 

Harry Potter Book Night (grades 3+)

SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Blvd. in Warren Township

7-8 p.m.

Relive the magic of Harry Potter with us during the second Harry Potter Book Night. Come dressed in your finest wizard or muggle attire and be prepared for a night of magical fun. Registration begins January 4. For more information: http://somerset.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails.aspx?EventId=35673&lib=

 

 

For more information about these or other upcoming programs at any of SCLSNJ’s 10 library branches, visit SCLSNJ.org or contact your local library branch.

 

 

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