Harry Potter Book night 2020

Thursday 6 February 2020 is Harry Potter Book Night, and there’s more magic then usual to be found in our libraries.
To celebrate, a number of our libraries have exciting events and activities happening on the day, or near the day. Check out below for more information or visit your local library.

“The stories we love best do live in us forever. ”
― J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter Quiz
Chandler’s Ford Library
Saturday 1 February
2pm-3pm

Do you know your Seekers from your Chasers?
Your Horcruxes from your Hallows?
Why not put your Harry Potter knowledge to the test!
For all ages
Up to teams of 6
Free, but booking is essential.
Parents and carers of under 8s to remain in library.

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter Quiz
Chandler’s Ford Library
Thursday 6 February
5.30pm-6.30pm

Do you know your Seekers from your Chasers?
Your Horcruxes from your Hallows?
Why not put your Harry Potter knowledge to the test!
For all ages
Up to teams of 6
Free, but booking is essential.
Parents and carers of under 8’s to remain in library.

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
― Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Triwizard Tournament
Fareham Library
Thursday 6 February
5pm-6.30pm

Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night 2020 with us at Fareham Library.
We will be holding an event themed around the Triwizard Tournament on Thursday 6 February from 5 pm – 6.30 pm.
Booking is essential, so to make sure you have a ticket. To book your space, pop into the library or email fareham.lending@hants.gov.uk
For recommended ages 6 – 12

“Don’t let the muggles get you down.”
― Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter Night for Children
Gosport Discovery Centre
Thursday 6 February
5pm-6.30pm

We are excited to bring you a host of activities and games to celebrate the best night of the year! Dress up in your wizarding robes and be transported into the magical world of Harry Potter.
Magical fun and games, a mystery trail, potion making and more!
Free, but spaces are limited.

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
― Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter Night for Adults
Gosport Discovery Centre
Thursday 6 February
7.30pm-9pm

We are excited to bring you a host of activities and games to celebrate the best night of the year! Dress up in your wizarding robes and be transported into the magical world of Harry Potter.
Why should the kids have all the fun?
Join us for an evening of potions, wand making, butterbeer and much more.
£10, please book early as spaces are limited

Sadly the Harry Potter Night for Adults at Gosport Discovery Centre has been cancelled.

“The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters.”
Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter Book Afternoon
Lymington Library
Thursday 6 February
3.30pm-4.30pm

Games and activities for primary school children celebrating everything Harry Potter!
No need to book, just turn up.

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
― Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter Book Night
Petersfield Library
Thursday 6 February
3.30pm-4.45pm

Fun, games and crafts inspired by the world of Harry Potter.
Family event. All ages welcome! Fancy dress optional.
Free tickets available from the library, booking is essential.
Parents/carers to stay

“We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter Book Night
Stubbington Library
Thursday 6 February
3.30pm-4.30pm

Fun games and crafts inspired by the world of Harry Potter.
Family event. All ages welcome
Free tickets available from Stubbington library.

“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on.
That’s who we really are.
Sirius Black

Harry Potter Book Night
Portchester Library
Thursday 6 February
3.30pm – 4.30pm

Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night 2020 with us at Portchester Library.
We will be holding an event themed around the Triwizard Tournament.
Booking is essential, so to make sure you have a ticket, pop into the library or phone us on the booking line 02392 370021.
For recommended ages 6 – 12 .

“I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed – or worse, expelled!”
– Hermione Granger

Harry Potter Book Night
Aldershot Library
Thursday 6 February
4pm – 6pm

Join us at Aldershot Library to celebrate Harry Potter Book Night 2020. This years theme is the Triwizard Tournament, so there will be games based on the three tasks, magical crafts to make and take home, readings from the Goblet of Fire and much more…
Come dressed in your best robes or show support for your favourite Triwizard Champion!
Book your free ticket to our spellbinding night by popping down to the library and asking at the desk.

“It matters not what someone is born,
but what they grow to be.”
– Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter Book Night
Waterlooville Library
Thursday 6 February
3.30pm – 6.30pm

We are celebrating Harry Potter Book Night!
You are invited to join us for a magical afternoon.
Dress up and have fun making a dragon egg and a wand!
For more information, ask at the library.

“Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”
– Luna Lovegood

Harry Potter Book Night: Trizwizard Tournament
Totton Library
Thursday 6 February
4pm – 6pm

Harry Potter Book Night is celebrating the Triwizard Tournament. Wizards, witches and muggles from around the world are invited to take part in a tournament of their own, competing in enchanting games, making magical crafts and testing their skills with an array of activities.
We’ll be hosting our drop-in event from 4pm – 6pm (for ages 8-15) and encourage you to dress up for Harry Potter fun, games and crafts. Wands at the ready … let the magic begin!

“After all this time?” – Albus Dumbledore
“Always” –
Severus Snape

Harry Potter Book Night
Hythe Library
Thursday 6 February
4pm – 6pm

Drop-in for crafts and Harry Potter themed activities. Dare you throw your name into the Goblet of Fire? Ask at Hythe Library for more information…

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter Book Day
New Milton Library
Saturday 8 February
10am – 12noon

Come along and join us to celebrate all things Harry Potter!
Fun games, crafts and challenges 🙂
No need to book, just drop in.

“You’re a little scary sometimes, you know that? Brilliant…but scary.”
– Ron Weasley

Harry Potter Book Night
Andover Library
Thursday 6 February
4pm – 6pm

Harry Potter fun and games! Don’t forget to wear your Harry Potter clothing or dress as your favourite character. No need to book, just hop on your broomstick and drop in for fun.

“Just because you have the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have.
Hermione Granger

Harry Potter Book Day
Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Saturday 8 February
10am – 1pm

Drop in to celebrate to the Discovery Centre to celebrate all things Harry Potter!



“When in doubt, go to the library.”
― Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets



Haven’t read the books? Don’t despair, we have copies of all seven books – and not only in English!

 

And if you can’t get enough of the world that is Harry Potter, then try one of these books:

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Which Hogwarts house are you in? Tell us in the comments below!

Millroy the Magician by Paul Theroux

About the book

Fourteen-year-old Jilly Farina walks into the tent at the County Fair and finds her life transformed. Fixing her with her hypnotic gaze, Millroy the Magician performs astonishing miracles. When she is later magicked into his trailer and Millroy promised to train her as his assistant, Jilly feels safe for the first time her her short life.

But Millroy is more than a mere stage-show magician. A vegetarian and health fanatic, a possessor of healing and hypnotic powers, Millroy is on a mission to change the eating habits of an entire nation. And through Jilly he has found the strength to preach his evangelical message. With Millroy’s messianic fervour ever growing, Jilly begins to have doubts – but Millroy knows that without Jilly there will be no magic. . .

Reviewed by The Benches

A complicated story of miracles and magic, with too many messages from Millroy. He is a vegetarian and health fanatic with a mission to change the food habits of America. Too much detail, repetition and fantasy”

star rating **

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

About the book

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads: Opens at Nightfall Closes at Dawn As the sun disappears beyond the horizon, all over the tents small lights begin to flicker, as though the entirety of the circus is covered in particularly bright fireflies. When the tents are all aglow, sparkling against the night sky, the sign appears. Le Cirque des Rêves The Circus of Dreams. Now the circus is open. Now you may enter.

 

Reviewed by Porchester Monday Morning Reading Group

“We enjoyed the BBC Drama series, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanne Clarkeand this book about magic casts the same spell. Three of loved this book, two did not!”

star rating ** ½

 

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The Bell by Iris Murdoch

About the book

Dora Greenfield, erring wife, returns to live with her husband in a a lay community encamped outside Imber Abbey, home to a mysterious enclosed order of nuns. Watched over by its devout director and the discreet authority of the wise old Abbess, Imber Court is a haven for lost souls seeking tranquility. But then the lost Abbey bell, legendary symbol of religion and magic, is rediscovered, and hidden truths and desires are forced into the light.

Reviewed by Entre Nous Reading Group:

A wonderfully crafted novel. Very descriptive of human faces, attitudes and actions and a compelling read. A class above most of the books we have read.

Star rating: ****

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The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman

About the book

Be careful what you wish for. A small town librarian lives a quiet life without much excitement. One day, she mutters an idle wish and, while standing in her house, is struck by lightning. But instead of ending her life, this cataclysmic event sparks it into a new beginning. She goes in search of Lazarus Jones, a fellow survivor who was struck dead, then simply got up and walked away. Perhaps this stranger who has seen death face to face can teach her to live without fear. When she finds him he is opposite, a burning man whose breath can boil water and whose touch scorches.

Reviewed by Shipton Bellinger WI Reading Group:

Well written as always, but a very depressing story. A bit of a disappointment after the Blackbird House, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Star rating: **

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel by Susanna Clarke

About the book

Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation’s past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains: the reclusive Mr Norrell whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful woman from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French. Yet the cautious, fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very opposite of Norrell. So begins a dangerous battle between these two great men which overwhelms the one between England and France. And their own obsessions and secret dabblings with the dark arts are going to cause more trouble than they can imagine.

Reviewed by Waterside Bookworms reading group:

We enjoyed the book, however, it was far too long, a little self indulgent of the author. Some members decided against reading it, others gave up but two finished it and enjoyed it.

Star rating: **
 

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