Harry Potter at the Library!

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has fun Harry-Potter themed events planned for the month of July!  Check out the complete schedule below and head to cincinnatilibrary.org for more fun events. 

All About Owls

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

West End Branch

A presentation featuring 3 live avian ambassadors. Up close and personal, you can see and learn about the adaptations which make owls supreme hunters of the sky. The program  will describe owl diets, habitats, nesting habits and their role in the food web, as well as other interesting topics. Artifacts (such as wings, feet, pellets, etc.) will be available for touching.  No registration is required. 

Comets and Meteors

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Walnut Hills Branch

Comets and meteors are hitting the Walnut Hills Branch Library! A representative from the Cincinnati Observatory will make a comet right in our library and bring actual meteorites for close inspection. Kids and teens will learn about their structure, parts, and orbits while being able to touch a rock from space. No registration required. 

Fantastic Beasts of the Harry Potter World

Thursday, July 12, 2018

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Symmes Township Branch

Celebrate magical creatures from the world of Harry Potter and discover the fantastic adaptations of three live avian ambassadors. Presented by Raptor Inc. No registration required.

Escape from Azkaban—School-age           

Friday, July 13, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Symmes Township Branch

Calling all wizards and witches! Can you solve the puzzles to open the lockbox and escape from Azkaban? Registration is required. Ages 6-11.

Escape from Azkaban–Teen

Friday, July 13, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Symmes Township Branch

Calling all wizards and witches! Can you solve the puzzles to open the lockbox and escape from Azkaban? Registration is required. Ages 12-18.

Escape from Azkaban–Schoolage

Friday, July 13, 2018

 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Symmes Township Branch

Calling all wizards and witches! Can you solve the puzzles to open the lockbox and escape from Azkaban? Registration is required. Ages 6-11.

Escape from Azkaban–Teen

Friday, July 13, 2018

 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Symmes Township Branch

Calling all wizards and witches! Can you solve the puzzles to open the lockbox and escape from Azkaban? Registration is required. Ages 12-18.

Tinctures and/or Herbal/Flower Infusions

Friday, July 13, 2018

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Mt. Healthy Branch

Teens will make their own tincture and/or herbal/flower infusion and learn about the properties of the plants, flowers and weeds that grow in our region.  All materials provided.  Teens and Adults. 

Comets and Meteors with the Cincinnati Observatory

Monday, July 16, 2018

 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Madeira Branch

Join astronomers from the Cincinnati Observatory for an entertaining and informative presentation about comets and meteors. No registration required.

Escape from Azkaban!

Monday, July 16, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Deer Park Branch

Calling all teen witches and wizards! Put your wizarding skills to the ultimate test and ESCAPE AZKABAN. Follow clues and solve puzzles to make it back to Hogwarts before time runs out. After, enjoy pizza, wand-making, and Harry Potter style fun! 

Escape From Azkaban

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Mt. Washington Branch

Teens! Dolores Umbridge has given false testimony against you for unlawful use of magic and sent you to Azkaban prison. You must solve the puzzles to get into the lockbox where the false evidence is kept, and escape from Azkaban. Pizza awaits the witches and wizards savvy enough to escape! Come for the escape, stay for the pizza!

Monster Book of Monsters

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Sharonville Branch

Create your own Monster Book of Monsters from Harry Potter’s Care of Magical Creatures class! All materials provided. Registration is required. Ages 12 to 18.

Table Quidditch Tournament

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

North Central Branch

Team up for our Hogwart’s style Quidditch tournament (table top style)!  Pairs will compete to win as many games as possible in 90 minutes.  For ages 6-12.  Registration is required.

Escape from Azkaban and Harry Potter Celebration!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Green Township Branch

Tweens and Teens!  Celebrate Harry’s birthday early with an Escape Room, Muggle Quidditch and more!  For Tweens and Teens 10-18 years old.  Wednesday July 25 2:00-3:30 pm.  Sign Up Today!  

Explorers Camp – Welcome to Hogwarts!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sharonville Branch

Experience a day at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Get sorted into your wizarding house. Take a class in Magizoology and help us track down exotic magical creatures. Then compete in our Quidditch Water Balloon Relay Race. Will your “House” win the Quidditch Cup? Recommended for ages 7-12. No registration required.

Harry Potter Event

Saturday, July 28, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Oakley Branch

Join us as we celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday. Create your own wand, play wizard games and enjoy some magical treats! No registration required. 

DIY Quill Pens           

Monday, July 30, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Deer Park Branch

Ready to go back to Hogwarts? You’ll need a quill! Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday a little early by designing your own fancy feathered pen. For children and teens. No registration required. 

Harry Potter Week

Monday, July 30, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Main Library – TeenSpot

TeenSpot will be celebrating Harry Potter all week long! Join us for snacks, crafts, gaming, and movie watching.

No registration required.

Harry Potter Week

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Main Library – TeenSpot

TeenSpot will be celebrating Harry Potter all week long! Join us for snacks, crafts, gaming, and movie watching.

No registration required.

Happy Birthday, Harry!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Deer Park Branch

Teens entering 6th – 12th grade celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with fellow Hogwarts friends! Make patronus paintings, magical wands, your own Monster Book of Monsters, and more. Plus enjoy a special cake and other treats in honor of Harry’s birthday. Harry Potter cosplay is encouraged. Registration recommended for supply count. 

 

 

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