The Party That Shall Not Be Named

Celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday

Saturday, July 27, 2019

10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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

Back by popular demand! On Saturday, July 27, Nichols Library will again be transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Fans can enjoy even more fun events and activities for witches and wizards of all ages.


All Day Adult & Teen Crafts Teen Area Adults & Teens
All Day Children's Crafts Maker Space Children
All Day Button Making Children's Area Children
All Day Choose Your Own Harry Potter Adventure  Juvenile Fiction 7 years & Older
All Day Escape from Azkaban Escape Room NaperLaunch Adults & Teens
All Day Fantastic Beasts Petting Zoo The Entire Library All Ages
All Day Grim Endeavor Scavenger Hunt Upper Level All Ages
All Day Harry Potter Playtime Children's Playspace Birth to 4
All Day Olivander's Kids Escape Room Storytime Room 7 Years & Older
All Day Sorting Hat Café Area All Ages
10 a.m. Harry Potter Storytime  Community Room Children & Families
10 a.m. Harry Potter Trivia for Kids  Program Room Ages 8 - 12 years
10:30 a.m. Snape's Potion Parlor Lower Level Under Portico All Ages
10:30 a.m. Quidditch Drills Outside West Field Adults and Teens
11:30 a.m. Dueling Wizards  Program Room Ages 5 - 12 years
noon Transfiguration Community Room Adults and Teens
1 p.m. 3-D Pen Harry Potter Creations Upper Level All Ages
1 p.m. Bathilda Bagshot's History of Magic Jeopardy Program Room Adults & Teens
1:30 p.m. Snape's Potion Parlor Lower Level Under Portico All Ages
2 p.m. Platform 9 & 3/4 Green Screen Photobooth   Study Room 2 All Ages
2 p.m. Sphero Tri-Wizard Tournament Teen Area Adults and Teens
3 p.m. Harry Potter Storytime Community Room Children and Families
3 p.m. Harry Potter Trivia for Kids Program Room Ages 8 - 12 years
3:30 p.m. Advanced Wand Techniques for Muggles   Community Room Adults and Teens
4:30 p.m. Wizard Training Community Room Children and Families
4:30 p.m. Lumos Bingo  Program Room Adults and Teens


Marauder's Map

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

Marauders Map

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!

Library Map

More Magical Programs for Teens

95th Street Library
Meeting Room C
Thursday, July 11        3 - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 13        10 - 11:30 a.m.

Create a Harry Potter themed exploding box, a craft that folds open to reveal hidden layers and objects within. For adults and teens entering grades 6-12.

95th Street Library
Meeting Room A
Monday, July 15        1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Still reeling from the events at the end of Fantastic Beasts the Crimes of Grindelwald? Come prepared discuss events, characters and creatures of the both the first and second films with fellow Harry Potter fans!

95th Street Library
Meeting Room A
Thursday, July 18        3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Gear up for Harry Potter’s birthday and NPL’s Harry Potter event with discussions of characters, themes and more from the series! Snacks provided for muggles and wizards alike!

Washington Jr. High
201 N. Washington Street
Wednesday, July 31        2 - 4:30 p.m.

Witches and wizards are invited to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday by learning how to play muggle Quidditch and then competing in a few magical rounds of the game! This event will be held in the gym at Washington Jr. High located at 201 N. Washington Street. All are welcome to come watch the games and cheer on the players!

*Program requires advance registration and is limited to 30 teen participants. For teens entering grades 6 - 12. Signed permission slips are required and can be found below:
NPL Quidditch Permission Slip
Loyola Kidditch Release Form

Please send both completed forms to Kiersten Doucette or drop them off at the Nichols Library Adult Services desk before July 31st.