September 20th, 2015 • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm • Alfred Village Bandstand
Escape your classes and come visit Hogsmeade! The Alfred Farmers Market is transforming itself into Hogsmeade for one day only. Take a potions class, win raffle goods from the great cauldron, listen to stories about magic, and much more.
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story
September 4th, 2015 • 6:00 pm • Alfred Box of Books Library
September 6th, 2015 • 1:00 pm • Alfred Box of Books Library
Meet at Box of Books for themed snacks before walking to Scholes to view the exhibit. Family event.
Butterbeer and Books: Harry Potter book discussion
September 10th, 2015 • 4:00 pm • Alfred Box of Books Library
Come talk about Harry Potter books! What is your favorite? Why? What themes speak to you? Butterbeer provided! Kids, Teens, Adults.
Essay Contest - Box of Books Library
Begins September 1st. Essays due September 15th. Winner published in the Alfred Sun in the Box of Books' column. Categories for kids, teens, and adults:
"How Has 'Harry Potter' Impacted Your Life?" [Teens]
Fans of Harry Potter have claimed that the series has changed their lives. In what ways does a book/movie series change a life? What makes Harry Potter different from other books?
"A Day at Hogwarts" [Kids]
You are a wizard or witch attending Hogwarts. What would you do at Hogwarts? What would your favorite class be? Describe your typical day.
"Why Does Harry Potter Matter?" [Adults]
It's been years since the books were released. It's been years since the last movie came out. Why is Harry Potter still important? What makes Harry Potter different from other novels? How is Harry Potter relevant to adults and children alike?