Harry Potter fans rejoice — CCPL has an event for you
Special to the Whig
I grew up with Harry Potter. I was enduring adolescence with the reassurance that at least there would always be a Harry Potter book (or movie) to look forward to.
When Harry was going through his adolescent angst, I was right there with him. I can’t say I really understood what it was like defeating a Dark Lord, but I’d like to think SATs and college applications were equally draining. And then it was over. I’m sure everyone remembers — or knows someone — who went through the “post-Potter depression” that occurred after the last book.
But my generation isn’t the only one that grew up with Harry Potter. I see young kids picking up the first book for the first time and older couples grabbing the audiobook for a road trip. People are still growing up with the Boy Who Lived, and it’s as popular as ever.
Some fans are annoyed that J.K. Rowling is still writing about Harry Potter and didn’t like the Cursed Child script that came out last summer. These fans want the series to be crystallized in memory as being just the seven books. But I embrace it. How could I not be thrilled to be once
again immersed in the Harry Potter universe? I know it will never be like the original seven books, but I look forward to the new movies and the spin-offs.
To celebrate the film release of “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them,” based on J.K. Rowling’s book of the same title, Ce- cil County Public Library is hosting events in November! On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Elkton Central Library will have two off-site events. Bernard McKenna, a University of Delaware professor, will give a talk on “Spellcasting in Harry Potter” at 6 pm. After the talk, there will be a Harry Potter Trivia game. Both events will take place at Minihane’s in downtown Elkton.
For the teen crowd, come to Potter-Con! Make a wand, play quidditch, have some butterbeer. Costumes are definitely encouraged. Potter-Con will take place at Elkton Central Library on Nov. 17, 4 to 6 p.m., and at Chesapeake City Branch Library on Nov. 29, 4 to 6 p.m.
If you can’t make it to any of the events, stop by your nearest CCPL branch and pick up a Harry Potter DVD, book or audiobook to remind yourself of why it’s one of the bestselling series of all time.
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