The new J. K. Rowling adventure Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is about to hit theaters and the youth services department is ready to celebrate! Join us Saturday November 12th at 3:00 PM for crafts, games, and fun celebrating the magical world of Harry Potter. Dig through your old trunk and dust off your wizarding robes because there will also be a costume contest and a chance to win prizes. Don't forget to stop by Olivander's wand shop and then take yourself on a beastly scavenger hunt around the department while you're here.
Before the party begins we will be showing the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the Friends Theater at 2:00 PM.
If you really want to get yourself excited for the new movie and our fantastic party check out some of these books…
Looking for a book about space adventures and super heroes? Want to read about robots? Love stories about friendly creatures and lonely trolls? Then check out Ben Hatke's books. Ben Hatke is a children's writer and illustrator who has written several picture books and graphic novels for kids. He creates loveable, endearing, and highly adventurous characters and tales, such as those found in the graphic novels Zita the Space Girl, Mighty Jack, and Little Robot, as well as unique and thoughtful tales, like those found in the picture books Julia's House for Lost Creatures and Nobody Likes a Goblin. For more about Ben Hatke and his stories, characters, and art check out: ben hatke, zita the spacegirl, and house hatke.
For a sneak peek at Zita the Space Girl, a 3 part graphic novel that follows the adventures of a young girl who is transported through space to worlds far away, where she must both find her own way as a newfound superhero and save her lost friend, check out the book trailer.
Halloween is such a fun time, with dressing up and having parties and candy. Is your costume ready? Are you having a hard time deciding what you want to be? Everyone picks their favorite character from tv shows, but why not try a favorite book character? Will you be funny, spooky or magical? Here are some ideas for those undecided.