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MDPLS's Main Library to transform into Hogwarts Library on Saturday, July 30

– Free Midnight Release Party for the latest Harry Potter Book –

(Miami, FL – July 21, 2016) Attention wizards, witches and muggles! People of all ages are invited to join the Miami‑Dade Public Library System for a free, magical fun‑filled evening celebrating the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two,” the eighth story of the Harry Potter series, on Saturday, July 30, from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Main Library, 101 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130.

The library will be transformed into Hogwarts Library for the event where partygoers will enjoy Harry Potter themed entertainment, activities, games, crafts and more leading up to the official book release at midnight. The first 300 patrons who placed their book on hold using their library card may check it out at the party. At 11:45 p.m., the Goblet of Fire will be lit and tickets will be drawn giving an additional 300 patrons the opportunity to check out a copy during the party. One hundred books will also be available for purchase with proceeds going to Friends of the Miami‑Dade Public Library.

Here are just some of the festivities guests can enjoy at the party:

  • See live animals during Zoo Miami’s Mythical Creatures Show
  • Meet Hedwig’s cousins, barn owls Hera and Emrys in the Owlery presented by WingOver, Inc.
  • Be mesmerized by a magic show
  • Make magical crafts including wands, key chains and bookmarks
  • Take a picture in our photo booth
  • Test your Harry Potter knowledge in our trivia contest*
  • Come dressed up and enter our costume contest*
  • Watch a Harry Potter movie and munch on free popcorn
  • Get sorted into your Hogwarts House and drink butterbeer
  • Enjoy a meal from food truck vendors

*Great prizes to be had!

Free event parking will be available in the Cultural Center Garage, 50 NW 2 Avenue, Miami, FL 33128, which connects to the Main Library via a covered walkway. ADA accessible.

For more information, visit www.mdpls.org or call 305‑375‑2665.

Who: Miami‑Dade Public Library System
What: Harry Potter 8 Midnight Release Party
An Evening at Hogwarts Library
Free event open to the public celebrating the release of
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two”
When: Saturday, July 30
7:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Where: Main Library
101 W. Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
(Free parking available at the Cultural Center Garage,
50 NW 2 Avenue, Miami, FL 33128.)

About the Miami-Dade Public Library System

The Miami‑Dade Public Library System (MDPLS), a recipient of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, serves as a community center and learning place where the Miami‑Dade community meets to exchange ideas, learn, share, and create. The Library strives to ensure that all residents, regardless of socioeconomics, will be enriched through access to materials, technology, art and culture and programs so that they may develop the skills they need to create and produce innovations for the 21st century. Through its 50 locations, bookmobiles, special services, website (www.mdpls.org) and MDPLS iLibrary app, the library proudly serves more than 7 million annual visitors. In the more than 40 years of serving the community, the MDPLS continues to experience tremendous change and growth, evolving with the technological needs and requirements of its diverse community.

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