Wylie's Smith Library is hosting a free celebration in honor of Harry Potter's birthday, with a costume contest, new games, a scavenger hunt, and prizes.
All are welcome, but activities are geared toward third- through eighth-graders. Everyone is encouraged to dress as a favorite character for a costume contest at 3 p.m. Muggles, witches, and wizards all have a chance to get sorted into their Hogwarts house by the Sorting Hat; they will visit Ollivander's Wand Shop, where a wand will choose them; and they can try their luck at a potions quiz. The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center will be on hand to transform the Story Time Room into an "owlery" where kids can send a birthday card to Harry or Neville. Games include Pin the Sock on Dobby, Don't Drop the Snitch Obstacle Course, and Guess the Number of Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans in a Jar. (Grand prize for the guessing game is two tickets to LeakyCon, huge sold-out Harry Potter fan convention in Dallas Aug. 10-12.)