Harry Potter Midnight Madness
June 20, 2003

Two hundred children in grades four through eight came to the Library and stayed long past closing for fun, games, and to cheer the midnight release of J.K. Rowling's fifth book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The evening's activities included a big-screen presentation of the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (complete with popcorn!), a Quidditch match, servings of Butterbeer and dragon's eggs, and a Harry Potter Readiness Review. Five minutes before the midnight release, twenty lucky children were selected by raffle to check out the Library's copies of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Take a look!

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The Mary Radmacher Meeting Room was transformed into a gathering place where
Harry Potter fans enjoyed Butterbeer and dragon's eggs.
 

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Cathy Maassen explained Quidditch rules...
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...and then the match began!
 
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Lucky raffle winners left the Petty Auditorium to eager to check out Library copies of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at midnight.