The Party That Shall Not Be Named

July 5 - 31

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"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" Discussion Group

July 5, 12, 19 at 7 p.m.Online (Zoom)

Join other readers throughout the month of July for an in-depth discussion of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." This program will be held via Zoom. *Register

  • July 5 - Chapters 1-6
  • July 12 - Chapters 7-12
  • July 19 - Chapter 13 to the end

Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Crafts

July 17 - July 31All Locations

Pick up a mystery package of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Crafts from one of the library reference desks while supplies last! Bertie's crafts can be assembled in the library or at home. Children's crafts are appropriate for children 5 to 12 years of age. Younger children will need caregiver assistance for assembly.

Department of Mysteries Scavenger Hunt

July 17 - July 31Online (Download PDF)

Can you collect all these magical items from around the house to help Harry, Hermione, Ron, Neville, Ginny, and Luna navigate through the many rooms in the Department of Mysteries? Follow the clues left by Professor Dumbledore to escape the Death Eaters.

Save a House Elf, Do a Chore!

July 17 - July 31All Locations

Hermione is recruiting members for SPEW (Society for the Promotion of Elf Welfare). Stop by any Adult or Children’s Reference Desk to sign the SPEW pledge and get a membership button. You can then help save a House Elf by doing a chore!

Virtual Harry Potter Escape Room For Kids

July 17 - July 31Online

A spell has been cast on The Hogwarts Express! Solve riddles and complete puzzles to find an alternate route to Hogwarts in this virtual escape room. Intended for ages 8-12 or to be completed as a family.

Lumos (Bingo)!

July 22 at 6:30 p.m.Online (Zoom)

Light up the night! Magical beings and Muggles unite for some rousing rounds of bingo. Bragging rights and prizes will be won. This program will be held virtually via Zoom. *Register

Make a Felt Mandrake

July 23 at 7 p.m.Online (YouTube)

Create a unique felt Mandrake at home. The craft tutorial will be posted on the library’s YouTube page. Supplies will be provided in a kit for registrants to pick up at the 95th Street Library Adult Services Desk beginning Monday, July 12th to follow along at home. *Register

Guess Which Harry Potter Book is in the Jar

July 25 - July 31All Locations

Use your knowledge of Harry Potter books to guess which shredded book is in the jar. There will be one jar at each Adult and Children's Reference Desk. Correct guesses will win a small prize.

Learn How to Design a 3-D Golden Snitch

July 25 - July 31Online (YouTube)

Learn how to design a Golden Snitch using Tinkercad.com as well as the process to send it be printed on the 3-D printer at the library. This program is for ages 8 and older.
Instruction sheet to design the Golden Snitch at home can be downloaded here.

Make a Monster Book of Sticky Notes

July 26 at 4 p.m.Online (YouTube)

Create a furry, fanged creature to guard sticky notes using felt and fake fur. The craft tutorial will be posted on the library's YouTube page. All supplies, except scissors and glue, will be provided for registrants to pick up at the Naper Blvd. Library one week before the program to follow along at home. *Register

Quidditch for Muggles

July 27 at 4 p.m.Online (YouTube)

Learn the basics of playing Quidditch in the Muggle world. This program will be posted on the library’s YouTube page.

Pottering Around the UK: Real Life Locations from the World of Harry Potter

July 27 at 6:30 p.m.Online (Zoom)

Travel virtually as Anglophile and former UK resident Claire Evans takes you on a historic, scenic, architectural, and occasionally culinary tour of Harry Potter's magical world. From London to Scotland and points in between, admire the amazing real-life locations film scouts picked throughout the best of the Bristish Isles, and get tips if you'd like to visit the sights yourself one day.

Evening on the Riverwalk: Harry Potter Themed

July 27 at 7 p.m.Riverwalk

Enjoy an all-ages, Harry Potter themed Family Storytime and puppet show on the Riverwalk. This program will occur weather permitting, check the library website or social media accounts for cancelations.

Picnic on the Riverwalk: Harry Potter Themed

July 28 at 10:30 a.m.Riverwalk

Enjoy an all-ages, Harry Potter themed Family Storytime and puppet show on the Riverwalk. This program will occur weather permitting, check the library website or social media accounts for cancelations.

Make a Towel Owl

July 28 at 4 p.m.Online (YouTube)

Learn to fold a towel into the shape of a magical mail delivering owl! The craft tutorial will be posted on the library's YouTube page. All supplies, except scissors and glue, will be provided to registrants to pick up at the Naper Blvd. Library one week before the program to follow along at home. *Register

3-D Print a Deathly Hallows Pendant

July 28 at 7 p.m.Online (YouTube)

Learn how to design a Deathly Hallows pendant using Tinkercad.com as well as the process to send it to print on the 3-D printer at the library. The tutorial will be posted on the library's YouTube page. Appropriate for ages 8 and older.
Instruction sheet to design the Deathly Hallows pendant can be downloaded here

Zoom Harry Potter Trivia For Kids

July 29 at 3 p.m.Online (Zoom)

Challenge your knowledge of the wizarding world by participating in this fun trivia contest. This program will be held virtually via Zoom. *Register

Remembrall Trivia

July 29 at 6:30 p.m.Online (Zoom)

Test your magical knowledge during a rousing night of Harry Potter trivia. This program will be held virtually via Zoom. *Register

Happy Birthday Harry Potter Zoom Party

July 30 at 10:30 a.m.Online (Zoom)

Play fun group games and trivia to celebrate Harry Potter's birthday during a live Zoom session. Intended for children entering 3rd to 5th grade in the fall. Zoom link will be sent upon registration. *Register

Zoom Hogwarts Family Cooking Workshop

July 31 at 10:30 a.m.Online (Zoom)

Join our chefs in the kitchen and learn new cooking skills while making something delicious inspired by Harry Potter. An adult caregiver should work with young children. This program will be held virtually via Zoom. *Register