A Hogwarts Halloween

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is back in session this fall at Blackstone Library!

On October 14 and 15, join us for special classes in Potions, Divination, and more. Which house will the Sorting Hat place you into? Come to A Hogwarts Halloween at Blackstone Library and find out. Tickets for this magical weekend go on sale soon.

Featuring two Saturday sessions and two Sunday sessions, for kids ages 6 and up.

New this year: a third Saturday afternoon session for parents/caregivers and their child to explore the school together!


Adults and teens can volunteer to help make A Hogwarts Halloween a fun and smooth event. Adults: we need help making this very special event a success. Planning, organizing, and running the event are critical roles we need your help with. Teens: earn service hours for time spent before and during the event. Sign up to become a Prefect today! Whether you have lots of time, or only an hour or two, please contact BlackstoneHalloween@gmail.com to learn more about how you can help make this a most magical weekend.


Become a Hogwarts Halloween sponsor and show your support for the Blackstone Library. Proceeds from A Hogwarts Halloween will benefit the Blackstone Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contact Katy Dillman, Development & Outreach Librarian, (kdillman@blackstonelibrary.org or 203.488.1441 ext. 313) to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, or complete and return the Sponsor Form.


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