July 31st is coming up fast–and that means it is time to celebrate The Boy Who Lived, Mr. Harry Potter himself!
The Terrebonne Parish Library will be commemorating the day with spellbinding Harry Potter programming throughout its nine branch libraries. Muggles and wizards alike are guaranteed to have a good time, so be sure to check the library’s calendar on page 18 so you don’t miss any of these magical events!
Also, don’t forget about the Terrebonne Parish Library’s annual Summer Reading Program. Summer Reading ends on July 27th, but it’s not too late to join in the fun. By reading for just 20 minutes a day, library users of all ages can earn coupons and the chance to win big prizes!
In the meantime, check out one of these enchanting books to get you in a marvelously magical mood. All three books are available through the Terrebonne Parish Library System, and you can reserve a copy today at www.mytpl.org.
Mix It Up!
Written and Illustrated
by Hervé Tullet
Swirl globs of red paint with yellow. Mix in some blue. Let it drip, ooze, and run without getting a single drop on you! Readers will get to whip up some amazing color mixing combos with absolutely no risk of messing up their clothes. Tullet’s bright, energetic book will have kids begging the question, “How did you do that?!”
Written and Illustrated
by Tomie dePaola
Never ending pasta sounds like a magnificent idea. Especially when the pot cooks it for you! Strega Nona has the ability to whip up a delicious pasta supper whenever she needs, and she never has to worry about not having enough to go around. When she has to go out of town, Big Anthony steps in to take care of her place. All is going well until he tries his hand at her magic pot and discovers that there really can be too much of a good thing!
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition
Written by J.K. Rowling
Illustrated by Jim Kay
Since 2015, the Harry Potter series is being rereleased in full-color illustrated editions, and they do not disappoint. The newest edition, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, is due out this October. Be sure to start at the beginning with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, though, because Jim Kay, the artist responsible for the iconic original covers, dives back in and offers up page after page of gorgeous art. These new illustrations will allow readers, both new and old alike, a fresh glimpse into Harry’s adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. •