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The magic of Harry Potter.

Byline: TONI GUILLOT @ToniGuillot89

DON'T despair if you never got your Hogwarts acceptance letter in the post.

Middlesbrough's Central Library is continuing to host a Harry Potter-inspired exhibition perfect for muggles who want to find out more about the fascinating world of wizardry.

The displays were first launched in October last year, across 20 public UK libraries, in tandem with the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Library in London.

The series of displays include specially designed panels which are inspired by Harry Potter: A History of Magic, showing images of rare books, manuscripts and magical objects featured in the British Library's exhibition, as well as images of material from J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury's own collections.

The displays have been developed by the British Library in collaboration with public libraries through the Living Knowledge Network, a partnership between the British Library, 22 major public libraries across the UK, the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Wales.

Exhibitions coming up at Middlesbrough Central Library: |Defence Against the Dark Arts - Monday, January 22, from 7-8.15pm Cultural historian Christopher Frayling explores history and myths surrounding vampires over the centuries in a live screening from the British Library, London.

Suitable for age 14+. Tickets PS3. | Harry Potter Book Night - Thursday, February 1, from 4-6.30pm An annual celebration of all things Potter for children aged 4-14. There will be magic shows, beasts with Kirkleatham Owl Centre, crafts and Lego, cake stall, sweet stall, plus the Galaxy shop will be on hand selling favourite Harry Potter products. Tickets PS1 per child.

|Divination with Marc Salem - Thursday, February 15, from 7-8.15pm Are mind readers real? Join in a live screening from the British Library to find out how we deduce, or divine, meaning from non-verbal signs.

Suitable for age 14+. Tickets PS3. |Harry Potter Quiz Night (one for the grown-ups!) - Friday, February 23, from 7.30-9.30pm Could you pick Hermione's wand out of a line-up? Test your knowledge of J.K.Rowling's Wizarding World, see how you fare against a Curator's Curious Conundrum and win some prizes.

Suitable for age 14+. Tickets PS3. | To reserve a place on any of the above, contact the library on: 01642 729002.


Muggles welcome... an exhibition at Middlesbrough Central Library on the world of Harry Potter includes all kinds of entertainment ian mcintyre

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jan 5, 2018
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