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Archived News Release from 2007

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Harry Potter Book Release Party July 20th at the Redwood City Public Library

Redwood City, CA - July 17, 2007– Harry Potter fans are registering in droves to attend the Redwood City Public Library’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsbook release party this Friday night, July 20th, starting at 9 pm. The book release extravaganza takes place at the Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, continuing until midnight when the book is officially released.

The Friday night party includes a showing of the now-classic film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” fun arts and crafts activities, storytelling and a puppet show, fortune telling, trivia contests, prize drawing, and food – all leading up to the witching hour of midnight when 300 copies of the new book will magically become available for check-out, and 20 copies of the book will be given away to lucky raffle winners. All those attending receive a free raffle ticket, and as a special treat, children in costume will be given an extra ticket. Other tickets can be earned during the evening by surviving the rounds of trivia contests.

The party does require pre-registration and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information or to register contact the library at 780-7017. It’s sure to be a fun, magical evening for wizards, witches, and muggles alike!

The Redwood City Public Library sponsors many free programs for children, families, and adults. More information about library events and services, and the Redwood City Library Foundation, is available by calling 780-7026, by visiting the Library’s web page at, or by picking up library information in any Redwood City public library. Subscribe to the Library’s electronic newsletter by visiting

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Chuck Ashton, Youth Services Supervisor

Dave Genesy, Library Director


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