Wizards of all ages are invited to discover Platform No. 9 ¾ and to travel to Hogwarts at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Muggles are welcome, too.
A free Harry Potter Party in the Community Room at the library, 702 E. Front, will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the publication of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
The book, which is J.K. Rowling's debut novel, was published on 26 June 1997 by Bloomsbury in London under the title of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” In 1998 Scholastic Corp. published an edition for the United States using the “Sorcerer’s Stone” title. The novel won most of the British book awards that were judged by children, and other awards in the U.S. The book reached the top of the New York Times list of best-selling fiction in August 1999, and stayed near the top of that list for much of 1999 and 2000. It has been translated into several other languages and has been made into a feature-length film of the same name.
The film will be screened in the Shirley Parker Storyroom beginning at 3 p.m. after the party.
Party activities will include a costume contest, wand making, crafts, games, snacks, prizes, and other activities.
Children under 6 visiting the library need to be supervised by an adult or a person who is at least 14 even during programs. Children ages 6-9 should be accompanied by someone who is at least 14 who will remain in the building.