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Magic to return to Central Library on Harry Potter Book Night

Article date - 23 January 2017

2 February will see the third annual Harry Potter Book Night celebrated throughout the world.
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As before St Helens Central Library will host an unforgettable evening, this time themed around the Professors of Hogwarts.

All young witches and wizards will enter the library through Platform 9 ¾ before being sorted into their Hogwarts Houses by the library’s own Sorting Hat.

There’ll be crafts, games, activities and readings from the books in Hagrid’s Hut. Event-goers can also meet some majestic owls and birds of prey in the library’s Owlery, displayed by HawksRUs.

Sue Williamson, Head of Libraries, said: “The magic of Harry Potter continues to delight children, young people and adults alike. I am so pleased that we will be hosting another fantastic event to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night here in St Helens.

“To all aspiring Hogwarts students, secret witches and wizards, and Muggles – come along to Central Library for what promises to be a magical evening.”

Fancy dress is encouraged but not required, and there will be a prize for the best costume.

The magic will get underway at 4:30pm and finish at 6:30pm on 2 February. It is a free event, open to all ages but under-8s must be accompanied by an adult. Just knock on the door and use the unlocking charm ‘Alohomora’ to enter.