The members of the Wizarding Community in North Idaho will gather Friday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m., at the Coeur d’Alene Public Library to celebrate the stories and characters created by J.K. Rowling for the Harry Potter book series.
But muggles are also welcome to attend.
The Harry Potter Book Night, in the Community Room at the library, 702 E. Front Ave., will feature costume contests, crafts, games, and special wizarding snacks based on the popular seven-book series. A Harry Potter movie will be shown on the big screen beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The event is free, but participants are asked to register in advance at the Seagraves Children’s Library so the staff can plan to have enough craft and other materials on hand.
Winter Reading Programs continue in the children’s library through March 20. No registration is required for these free programs, that include:
► Book Baby Lapsit: Tuesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m., and Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m., for children ages newborn to 2 accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.
► Tales for 2s and 3s: Tuesdays, 11-11:30 a.m., for ages 2-3.
► Game Café/Kendama Club: Tuesdays, 4 p.m., for ages 8-12.
► Preschool Storytime: Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m., for ages 3-5.
► Music and Motion: Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m., for ages 3-5.
► LEGO Club: Thursdays, 4-5 p.m., free play with the library’s huge LEGO collection for ages 5-10.
► Stay and Play: Tuesdays, 11:30 to noon (following Tales for Twos and Threes) and Fridays, 11-11:30 a.m. (following Book Babies), hang out in the storyroom for playtime and socializing).
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.
Patrons who need accommodation to participate in library programs or services are asked to contact the staff prior to the activity by calling 208-769-2315.