Harry Potter: The party that shall not be named

Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday

Saturday, July 29, 2017 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Nichols Library
200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540

Calling all fans of the Harry Potter Wizarding World! Celebrate Harry’s birthday on July 29 as Nichols Library will be transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Fans can enjoy a variety of events and activities for witches and wizards of all ages.

The Party That Shall Not Be Named

TIME EVENT PARTICIPANTS
All Day Marauder’s Map Scavenger Hunt 6th Grade – Adult
All Day Get Sorted Into Your Hogwarts House All Ages
All Day Escape from the Room of Requirements 6th Grade – Adult
All Day Children’s Crafts  Birth – 5th Grade
All Day Adult and Teen Crafts 6th Grade – Adult
All Day Harry Potter Button Making* All Ages
  *Customers must check out 5 items per family to make buttons.
9:30 a.m. Harry Potter Yoga  3 - 5 years
10:00 a.m. Harry Potter Yoga  5 years - adult
10 a.m. Giant Wizard’s Chess 6th Grade – Adult
10:30 a.m. Harry Potter-Themed Family Storytime Birth – 5th Grade
11 a.m. Who am I? Harry Potter Style  6th Grade – Adult
11:30 a.m. Wizard Training Birth – 5th Grade
12 p.m. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow pt. 1 Rated PG-13
1 p.m. Harry Potter Yoga 3 - 5 years
1:30 p.m. Harry Potter Yoga  5 years - adult
2 p.m. Who Wants to Be a Wizard? Birth – 5th Grade
3 p.m. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow pt. 2   Rated PG-13
3 p.m. Snape’s Potions Parlor Birth – 5th Grade
4 p.m. Professor Lockhart’s Dueling Club 6th Grade – Adult
4 p.m. Yule Ball Storytime Birth – 5th Grade
5 p.m. Dumbledore’s Army Green Screen Pictures   All Ages
5:30 p.m. Giant Wizard’s Chess 6th Grade – Adult
6 p.m. Tri-wizard Tournament    K – 5th Grade
6:30 p.m. Trivia Contest    6th Grade – Adult
7:30 p.m. Sorcerer’s Stone Challenge  3rd – 5th Grade

Marauder's Map

"I solemnly swear that I am up for having fun!"

The best way to navigate your way through Hogwarts is to have your own copy of the Marauder's Map. The map will tell you what activities are going on throughout the day, and where to find them. You can also use the map to navigate your way through our Fantastic Beasts scavenger hunt!

Smaller size version (PDF) for printing
Full size version (PDF)

Pre-Party Movie Marathon

July 23-July 29

Nichols Library
200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540

Watch all eight Harry Potter movies from the beginning chronicling Harry’s adventures protecting the wizarding world.

See the calendar »

Nichols Library Community Room

Sunday, July 23 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Monday, July 24 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 1 – 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 27 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 28 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt.1 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt.2 3:00 p.m.