The following from the King County Library System:
In anticipation of the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” film sequel and as a tribute to the enduring popularity of Harry Potter, the King County Library System will hold a kickoff event Sept. 1 to celebrate the fall season and a new program series featuring educational magic and wizardry.
The welcoming celebration, for all ages 11 and older, includes a “sorting ceremony” and “wand matching” to ensure new wizards are placed in the proper house – Horned Serpent, Pukwudgie, Thunderbird or Wampus – and that they start Wizardry School with the correct equipment.
The new film, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” is scheduled to be released in theaters Nov. 16. Like the previous film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them,” it is based on the writings of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.
Through November, kids and adults alike can earn points toward winning the House Cup by participating and/or volunteering in designated hands-on activities and “enchantment workshops.” These include learning to make “spellbinding” Celtic knots, “witchery stitchery” (sewing), “charming your yarn” (knitting and crocheting) and how to brew potions, grow herbs, “conjure” crystals and play chess.
The workshops will be held at Algona Pacific, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Fairwood, Federal Way, Kent and Maple Valley libraries.
The kickoff celebration will take place:
Saturday, Sept. 1, 1 p.m.
King County Library System’s Covington Library
27100 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA. 98042
For more information and event listings, please visit: https://kcls.org/wizardry.