Harry Potter Movie Marathon!! Thursday, July 28 – Saturday, July 30


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Get ready for the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by re-watching all of the Harry Potter movies!!

Thursday, July 28 at 3:00 pm

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Friday, July 29 at 9:00 am

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Saturday, July 30 at 9:00 am

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Release Party Saturday, July 30, 4:00 – 6:00 pm



Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and features Harry as a now grown up husband and father working at the Ministry of Magic! Not only does he have to contend with his history but his youngest child, Albus, must learn to deal with the family legacy.

Celebrate the release with us and participate in our Minute-to-Win-It Tri Wizard Tournament, play Quidditch, craft your own magic wand, and test your tastebuds with Bertie Botts’ beans.  Cosplay is welcome!


Grades 5th-12th

Parents do not need to be present.



*ColorTime on Wednesday, July 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm


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Did you enjoy coloring as a child? Well, join the newest art craze…coloring books are back! We will provide some designs to color as well as colored pencils and crayons. You may bring your own coloring pages/books and coloring supplies, if you wish.
*Registration requested. Please call the library at (309)243-5716 to reserve your spot.


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