This July, Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center is celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday and the release of J.K. Rowling’s latest work, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Harry Potter fans around the county are invited to Headquarters Library (300 Maiden Lane) on Tuesday, July 26 at 6 p.m., when the wizard rock band Tonks and the Aurors are performing live with music about Harry Potter, also known as wizard rock. They have recently expanded their music to include more “Muggle” interest, such as Hunger Games, Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, John Green’s books and even The West Wing. The concert will also feature wizard rock bands Tiana and the Cliffhangers, out of Pittsburgh, PA, and Cary, NC’s The Blubbering Humdingers. The concert is free and for all ages, but registration is recommended. One lucky registrant will win a copy of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II that will be mailed to them upon its release on July 31.
The fun doesn’t stop there – On Friday, July 29 at 12 p.m. at Bordeaux Branch (3711 Village Drive), celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with the whole family. Take a Potter quiz, color your house crest or make some Potter glasses.
You can also place a hold for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or the other books in the Harry Potter series through the library’s online catalog. For more information on this program and other free programs available at the library, call 483-7727 or visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us.