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Harry Potter Night

Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday with us at our 3rd annual event on July 31, 2019 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm! This year is bigger and better than ever (we're talking 3 floors of magic and fun).

For teens and adults, we'll have advanced Harry Potter crafts like timeturners and niffler charm bottle necklaces, and a divination station with tarot readings with Mary Wessely (registration required).

For all ages, we'll have a green screen quidditch photo booth, Family Feud style trivia (registration required), You won't want to miss charms class, where wizards will have the chance to practice Wingardium Leviosa by coding a drone and play Robot Quidditch games.

We'll have two escape rooms: for adults and teens, they'll be looking for their lost ticket for Hogwarts Express (registration required) and younger wizards will be trying to escape detention (registration requried).

There will also be the chance to learn about live owls with the Santa Barbara Audobon Society, and view snakes and more with Sensational Pets. Join the UCSB Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships​ for Gilly Weed science experiments, and take Herbology Class with University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County

Kids will also be able to make up to eight different crafts, from designing their own wands to Harry Potter puppets. The night wouldn't be complete without the chance to be sorted into house by the Sorting Hat, and everyone is encouraged to come in costume. They'll be a costume contest for adults, teens, and kids - judging will begin at 7:30 pm in the Faulkner Gallery.

Note the Library is closing for set up at 4:30 pm, and doors will open at 5:30 pm. 

Registration opens at noon on Monday, July 22

For questions, please contact children's librarian Holly Broman at (805) 564-5602 or

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