Displays will launch simultaneously in 20 public libraries across the UK in tandem with the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Library in London.

The series of displays across the UK will include specially designed panels which are inspired by Harry Potter: A History of Magic, showing images of rare books, manuscripts and magical objects featured in the British Library’s exhibition, as well as images of material from J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury’s own collections. The connections in Liverpool Central Library’s collections to magic, astronomy, herbology, and folklore will also be showcased.

The displays have been developed by the British Library in collaboration with public libraries through the Living Knowledge Network, an innovative partnership between the British Library and 22 major public libraries across the UK, and the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Wales.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic celebrates the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, combining centuries-old British Library treasures with original material from Bloomsbury’s and J.K. Rowling’s own archives. Based on the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, this exhibition will showcase material from J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury’s own collections, going on display for the very first time.

There will be a quiz for Potter fans at Liverpool Central Library on the evening of Friday 20th October 2017. This will include a special preview of the exhibition.

There will also be a fun-filled day of events, crafts, performances and activities on Saturday 21st October 2017 at Liverpool Central Library to mark the launch of the exhibition. This will include wand-making, spell-casting and the chance to meet some real owls and the Liverpool Quidditch team.

Event Date: Friday 20th October 2017 - Saturday 4th February 2017

Categories: Community Event | exhibition | Family | Free | Liverpool | Liverpool Library | Reading

Contact Details: Denise Jones, Tel: 07493023993

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