FBC Library Hosts Wild About Harry Potter Event

Nov 15th, 2007 | By | Category: 19-2: Our Story, Our Way, Tribal College News

DESIGNING MAGICAL FLOWERS. Participants included (left to right, seated) Eduardo Velazquez, Carol Collins (Girl Scout troop leader), Philomayne Tucker, Gail Ereaux (FBC college student), and Corbin Brockie. Standing is Gabriele McCubbrey, also a Girl Scout troop leader. Photo by Eva English.

On a magical day in July 2007, the “Wild About Harry” event was held at the Fort Belknap College Library (FBC, Harlem, MT). Thirty-five “muggles” of all ages attended, including one who was driven 30 miles by his grandmother. The first 20 participants received a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the Harry Potter series.

The participants made wizard hats, magic wands, broomsticks, magical pencils, potions, and flowers, and had their fortunes read at the “Divinations Station.” Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was shown for everyone who wanted to watch.

The event came about through FBC Library’s listing on www.adoptalibrary.org, which was seen by an interested Girl Scouts troop leader in Michigan. FBC Librarian Eva English hosted the group. For coordinating the event, Liz McCubbrey earned her Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest Girl Scout award for her age level. English says, “College students read the Harry Potter series, and Steve Gives, the library’s summer work study student, is a big fan.”

The event was sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 1602 of the Huron Valley Council, Ann Arbor, MI, and by a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For more information, contact Eva English, FBC Librarian, by calling (406) 353-2607 or by email at fortbelknaplibrary@yahoo.com.

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