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The Akron-Summit County Public Library’s “Potter Faire” will be held Saturday, June 3 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Main Library. Spend the afternoon at the Main Library version of Hogwarts, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book. #potterfaireakron

Schedule of Events

1 pm - 2 pm - History of Magic

Dr. Matthew Crawford of Kent State University explains how magical traditions during the Renaissance were borrowed and adapted into what we know as modern science and medicine today.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Garden Trio Corridor will be transformed into to the Hogwarts Great Hall- start there to be sorted into your house, get a house button and pick up a Marauder’s Map to see all of the activities and take part in the scavenger hunt. Come back to the Great Hall later to add your tokens to the House Cup competition.

Charms Class and Defense Against the Dark Arts and will be located in our Children’s Library. Make a wand and use it to put a boggart back where it belongs.

Our first floor will house the Daily Prophet and the Quibbler. Stop by for your photo shoot. In addition, staff from the Akron Global Polymer Academy will be teaching Potions class. There will also be an exhibition of Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, which was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Before you head to Hogsmeade, stop at Transfiguration Class to register for the costume contest which will take place at 3:30. Then practice your Quidditch skills and stop at the Common Room to watch a movie or take your O. W. L. S.

Hogsmeade will bring merriment with balloon tying, face painting, and food for sale from the Stray Dog Café.

Make certain to stop at the Hogwart’s Library to sign up for Mind, Body and Soul, the summer reading program for all ages. Before you head into Transfiguration class at 3:30, put the tokens you have earned throughout the afternoon into the House Cups. The winning Hogwarts House will be announced after the costume contest.

All programs are free and open to all. Parking in the parking garage and on city streets is free on weekends.

No registration is required for this event.