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Westmont Reads: Hogwarts House Sorting Ceremony

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Drawing of the sorting hat against the great hall
Westmont Public Library
Lobby
Have you ever wondered what Hogwarts house you’d be sorted into? We’ve got you covered! Stop in for a special sorting ceremony or get sorted online by taking the quiz at westmontlibrary.org/westmontreads, starting January 21!

The library will be giving away 40 free copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at each of our sorting events. Don’t worry, wizards, we will have an alternate giveaway when we run out of books. And please remember, the sorting hat has limited magic so it can only sort each wizard once.

Due to limited supply, we will only provide one free copy of the book per family.
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Westmont Reads: Hogwarts House Sorting Ceremony

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drawing of the sorting hat against the great hall
Westmont Public Library
Lobby
Have you ever wondered what Hogwarts house you’d be sorted into? We’ve got you covered! Stop in for a special sorting ceremony or get sorted online by taking the quiz at westmontlibrary.org/westmontreads, starting January 21!

The library will be giving away 40 free copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at each of our sorting events. Don’t worry, wizards, we will have an alternate giveaway when we run out of books. And please remember, the sorting hat has limited magic so it can only sort each wizard once.

Due to limited supply, we will only provide one free copy of the book per family.
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Westmont Reads: Hogwarts House Sorting Ceremony

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Drawing of the sorting hat against the great hall
Westmont Public Library
Lobby
Have you ever wondered what Hogwarts house you’d be sorted into? We’ve got you covered! Stop in for a special sorting ceremony or get sorted online by taking the quiz at westmontlibrary.org/westmontreads, starting January 21!

The library will be giving away 40 free copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at each of our sorting events. Don’t worry, wizards, we will have an alternate giveaway when we run out of books. And please remember, the sorting hat has limited magic so it can only sort each wizard once.

Due to limited supply, we will only provide one free copy of the book per family.
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Westmont Reads: Hogwarts House Sorting Ceremony

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Drawing of the sorting hat against the great hall
Westmont Public Library
Lobby
Have you ever wondered what Hogwarts house you’d be sorted into? We’ve got you covered! Stop in for a special sorting ceremony or get sorted online by taking the quiz at westmontlibrary.org/westmontreads, starting January 21!

The library will be giving away 40 free copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at each of our sorting events. Don’t worry, wizards, we will have an alternate giveaway when we run out of books. And please remember, the sorting hat has limited magic so it can only sort each wizard once.

Due to limited supply, we will only provide one free copy of the book per family.
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Westmont Reads: Hogwarts House Sorting Ceremony

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Drawing of the sorting hat against the great hall
Westmont Public Library
Lobby
Have you ever wondered what Hogwarts house you’d be sorted into? We’ve got you covered! Stop in for a special sorting ceremony or get sorted online by taking the quiz at westmontlibrary.org/westmontreads, starting January 21!

The library will be giving away 40 free copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at each of our sorting events. Don’t worry, wizards, we will have an alternate giveaway when we run out of books. And please remember, the sorting hat has limited magic so it can only sort each wizard once.

Due to limited supply, we will only provide one free copy of the book per family.
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Witches and Wizards Tea Party (Ages 3 - 6 years)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Young girl with a glowing, magic book
Westmont Public Library
Kwasek Meeting Room - Second Floor
Hogwarts Preschool of Witchcraft and Wizardry invites young witches and wizards aged 3 to 6 years to a magical tea party. We’ll enjoy refreshments, games, and themed crafts. Costumes are encouraged. A muggle parent or caregiver is required.
Earn points for your team in the House Cup by attending this program!

If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make your spot available for someone else. You can cancel your program registration by calling the library at 630 969 5625 or by using the cancellation link found in your registration confirmation or reminder email. Thank you.
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Potter Escape Room (Grades 3-5)

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Open wooden chest with mystical, green, glowing smoke
Westmont Public Library
Kwasek Meeting Room - Second Floor
Working together, you’ll have one hour to escape the enchanted room. No magicking out of this one! 
Earn points for your team in the House Cup by attending this program!

If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make your spot available for someone else. You can cancel your program registration by calling the library at 630 969 5625 or by using the cancellation link found in your registration confirmation or reminder email. Thank you.

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Essential Oils "Potions 101"

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bottle of essential oil surrounded by herbs
Westmont Public Library
Kwasek Meeting Room - Second Floor

Wondering what essential oils are and what they can be used for? In this program you will learn the basics, benefits, and safe use of essential oils. You will also get to experiment with different “potions” and roller bottle blends.

Earn points for your team in the House Cup by attending this program! If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make your spot available for someone else. You can cancel your program registration by calling the library at 630 969 5625 or by using the cancellation link found in your registration confirmation or reminder email. Thank you.


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Print It: 3D Potter Wands (Grades 6 – 12)

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Westmont Public Library
Kwasek Meeting Room - Second Floor
Every wand is unique to each wizard. Join us to design your very own wand to be printed with the library’s 3D printer.
Earn points for your team in the House Cup by attending this program!

If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make your spot available for someone else. You can cancel your program registration by calling the library at 630 969 5625 or by using the cancellation link found in your registration confirmation or reminder email. Thank you.
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Movie Presentation: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westmont Public Library
Kwasek Meeting Room - Second Floor
Come and join us for a special screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!

Earn points for your team in the House Cup by attending this program!

If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make your spot available for someone else. You can cancel your program registration by calling the library at 630 969 5625 or by using the cancellation link found in your registration confirmation or reminder email. Thank you.
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Fun With Herbs: "Herbology 101"

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Herbs and old book
Westmont Public Library
Kwasek Meeting Room - Second Floor

In this program, you will learn all about growing herbs, from planning what to grow and what to grow it in to preserving the herbs for later use. Program includes a take- home item.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Westmont Public Library.

Earn points for your team in the House Cup by attending this program! If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make your spot available for someone else. You can cancel your program registration by calling the library at 630 969 5625 or by using the cancellation link found in your registration confirmation or reminder email. Thank you.


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Potter Potion Making (Grades K – 2)

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Colorful "potions" in flasks
Westmont Public Library
Kwasek Meeting Room - Second Floor
Transport yourself to a magical classroom where we will make potions that bubble, fizz, and pop using frog’s blood, dragon breath, and wolfsbane.* (*Household materials provided by the library!) 
Earn points for your team in the House Cup by attending this program!

If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make your spot available for someone else. You can cancel your program registration by calling the library at 630 969 5625 or by using the cancellation link found in your registration confirmation or reminder email. Thank you.

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Live Owl Presentation

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Swooping owl against a dark forest
Westmont Public Library
Kwasek Meeting Room - Second Floor
Come see the seven native owl species of Illinois! The presentation will include both live and taxidermy owls and includes two endangered owl species. Learn all about the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education Center, why owls and raptors are so important to our environment, and what we can all do in order to help them. 
Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Westmont Public Library.

Earn points for your team in the House Cup by attending this program! 

If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make your spot available for someone else. You can cancel your program registration by calling the library at 630 969 5625 or by using the cancellation link found in your registration confirmation or reminder email. Thank you.
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A Trip to Diagon Alley

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Westmont Public Library
Kwasek Meeting Room - Second Floor
Join us for a night of magic at WPL’s very own Diagon Alley, where you can see a reptile show, meet Hermione, and participate in crafts and activities that will stock you up with needed supplies for your year at Hogwarts. Costumes are strongly encouraged! 
5:30 – 6:30 pm Reptile show
6:30 – 7:30 pm Visit from Hermione, crafts & activities

Please arrive by 5:45 pm to ensure entrance to the program. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Westmont Public Library.
Earn points for your team in the House Cup by attending this program!
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