MARTIN: Library Harry Potter movie

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:00am

JC Wheeler Public Library in Martin is devoting October to a Harry Potter reading program.

The library will kick things off with a Potter Party on Saturday, Oct. 5, starting at 9 a.m. Guests will be assigned to a wizarding house and start earning points for their house throughout the month. Signup begins Oct. 1.

“There will be a lot of different ways you can earn points,” said library director Alicia Kershaw. “We’ll also be watching all the movies here at the library.”

Young readers can earn points for their house by reading books, attending the movie viewings and other library events—such as the “Horcrux Hunt”—as well as donating to a non-perishable food goods collection and donating craft supplies for the library.

A viewing of the first movie in the series, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” will begin at 10 a.m.

Here’s the schedule:
Oct. 7: “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” viewing, 5 p.m.
Oct. 12: Harry Potter program for grades K through 6, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 14: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” viewing, 4 p.m.
Oct. 18: After school Harry Potter-themed Lego program, 3 p.m.
Oct. 19: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” viewing, 10 a.m.
Oct. 21: Harry Potter-themed Teen Council, 3 p.m.
Oct. 23: Harry Potter-themed adult craft, 1 p.m.
Oct 26: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” viewing, 10 a.m.
Oct. 28: “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” viewing 4 p.m.
Nov. 2: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” viewing, 10 a.m.
Nov. 4: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” viewing, 5 p.m.
Nov. 9: Final Potter Party to celebrate house winners, 10:30 a.m.

The library is at 1576 S. Main St. For more information, call (269) 672-7875 or visit

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