Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Harry Potter fever!

The seventh and final Harry Potter book will be released in 24 days, according to the countdown calendar on my desk. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" comes out at midnight on Saturday, July 21.

The library will be holding an extravagant release party the night it comes out - Friday, July 20, beginning at 8pm with a pre-show concert on the plaza (featuring the Ballroom Roustabouts) and Diagon Alley will open at 9pm (18 different shops and shows to visit!). This event is free and open to the public.

And did you hear a hacker got into one of the publisher's computers and released a spoiler? Geez! If you can avoid the spoiler news, come out the library the night of July 20 and win a chance to check out the book that night! (The Bookmark will also be here selling copies of the book after midnight.) Library patrons can start placing holds on the book Saturday, July 21.