With the theme, “Fantastic Beasts,” this year’s Harry Potter Book Night drew just over 200 people.
Most of the people who attended were families, and it was great to see parents who are obviously fans of the Harry Potter series sharing their love for it with their kids, said Library spokeswoman Lauren Campo Pitz.
A highlight was the Harry Hurst Wetland Watchers and the amazing animals they brought, which fit the night’s theme with snakes, skinks and turtles, to educate attendees on local fantastic beasts. Attendees made quills, hatched dragon eggs, created their own beasts, adopted bowtruckles, and bottled magical spider venom. Pitz added, “It was two hours of nonstop magic.”