How to Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night in Chermside

The very first book of the Harry Potter series has been published twenty years ago. To celebrate the momentous occasion, Bloomsbury U.K. is inviting everyone to the Harry Potter Book Night celebration, with the theme Fantastic Beasts, on the 1st of February 2018.

While the publication had personally organised activities for classrooms around the U.K., muggles in Chermside need not miss this once in a lifetime moment.

Good news is that there are ways for children and parents to celebrate the 20th year of the beloved Harry Potter series without leaving the suburb.

The Chermside Library is participating in the worldwide celebration through its own Harry Potter Book Night on the 1st of February from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The library will follow the Fantastic Beasts theme and children ages 5-10 years are invited to come dressed as their favourite witch or wizard characters.

To help guests out with their costume, Fantastic Beasts face painting tips can be downloaded here.

Here is another costume idea:

Credit: Ribbi Star YouTube

There will also be Fantastic Beasts-themed activities and games. Even the snacks to be served at the Chermside Library would follow the Fantastic Beasts theme.

Tip: Be sure to review trivia on Fantastic Beasts as there will be various quizzes on this!

The event is free but bookings are required to reserve slots. Call 3403 7200 to reserve your place.

Parents Can Share the Magic!

Harry Potter Book Night at the Carindale Library
Credit: Brisbane City Council Libraries

Bloomsbury U.K. published the first Harry Potter Book in 1997 so the very first fans and readers of the Harry Potter series would have been the parents (and other people from their generation) themselves!

So whilst the celebration at the Chermside Library is exclusive to the younger ones, parents need not to be disheartened as they can participate as well.

All they need to do is take photos of the Harry Potter Book Night celebration. Share the best photos on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook using the official hashtag from Bloomsbury: #HarryPotterBookNight.

Be sure not to miss the celebration. Head on out to the Chermside Library!

Chermside Library Keeps Kids Busy for the School Summer Holiday

Kids can attend free activities at the Chermside Library to keep them occupied for the duration of the school summer holiday from December to January. There are DIY workshops, sessions on drama, puppets, collage, role playing, poetry, even a musical show, and their favourite Harry Potter characters to life. Chermside Library will surely make kids’ vacations extra worthwhile.

Activity Date and Time Description
Bazil Grumble: Fantastic Mr Fox 19th of December from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. An interactive drama and puppetry workshop inspired by the tale of Fantastic Mr Fox by author Ronald Dahl. Children will learn the essentials of voice and movement during creative storytelling. Children will also be taught how to create their own puppets. Ideal for kids six years and older.
Christmas Magic Show with Super Steph 22nd December from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Children will be encouraged to participate in a role playing activity where Santa is coming to town but Super Steph’s house is a mess and there is nothing to eat. Children will then make their edible Christmas decorations of which at some point Frosty the Snowman will come alive.

Ideal for kids two to five years old.

Christmas Maker Space 23rd December from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children will participate Christmas-themed craft making activities.

Ideal for kids six years and older.

Create Your Own Visual Poem Workshop 5th of January 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Poet June Perkins and illustrator Helene Magison of the “Magic Fish Dreaming” will teach fun, imaginative, and interesting ways on how to write and illustrate poems using watercolours techniques.

Ideal for kids aged eight to 12 years old.

Live Performance by Professor Frankie Falconnette 11th of January 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Australian theatre artist Nadia Sunde will have a creative reading of one of the books from the Harry Potter series. All children are encouraged to bring their copies of the novel.

Ideal for children aged nine years and older.

What’s the Joke Show with Andy Jones 13th of January from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Bestselling children’s author and entertainer, Andy Jones will perform a hilarious musical show, made more interesting with jokes and humour. Children will also be taught on how to inject comedic elements when performing.

Ideal for children from six to 12 years old.

The Story of Collage 17th of January 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Artists from the Brisbane Collage Club will discuss the history of collage art dating back from the 1900s. Children will also be trying their hand in making a collage.

Ideal for kids 12 years and older.

Whilst these events are free, bookings are essential to reserve a spot. Please click here.