Victory Rooyakkers, holding her son Antonius, and Cheri Rooyakkers take a seat in a replica of Hagrid’s motorcycle at Diagon Alley Downtown 2018, a celebration of Harry Potter, in downtown Red Deer last year. The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library will host a Harry Potter-themed event next week. File photo by ADVOCATE staff

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library holding Harry Potter-themed event

The wizarding world of Harry Potter will take over the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library next week.

The library will host Welcome to Hogwarts on Sept. 5 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., where people can make their own wands, brew potions and play Harry Potter-themed games like Quidditch.

People can register for the event in person at the library, by emailing, or by calling 403-887-2130.

“Even people who are not die-hard fans of Harry Potter will have fun at Welcome to Hogwarts,” said library programmer Corrie Brown.

The event kicks off the library’s Hogwarts Reading Club, which runs until next June.

Each person who joins the club will choose a house, which is the Harry Potter word for “team.”

Members keep track of the number of pages they read, which gives their house points. There are also challenges readers can complete to earn points for their house.

The club has a category for adults and a category for grades 1 to 12.

People do not have to participate in the reading club to attend Welcome to Hogwarts.

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