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Media release Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067            
Birmingham Public Library celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is paying tribute the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter with a film festival, birthday celebration and showing of some of the most popular movies based on author J.K. Rowling’s teen wizard. 

The Central Library, 2100 Park Place downtown, will host its annual Harry Potter Film Festival this Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Potter films will air back to back in the Youth Department Story Castle, 2nd Floor. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the entire family. Come dressed in your favorite Potter costumes.

The Smithfield Branch Library, #1 8th Ave. West, will host a Harry Potter Birthday Party on Monday, July 31, at 10 a.m. Celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved literary characters of all time. Smithfield Library will have a Hogwarts-worthy feast and spellbinding games. Beware of Dementors!

From Tuesday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 4, Smithfield Library will host a Harry Potter Watch-a-Thon, featuring a different Harry Potter movie all four days at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be served. The party and movies are free and open to all ages. 

Read more about the 20th anniversary Potter celebration taking place worldwide at the link below:

For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library experience to our community for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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