SPECIAL EVENTS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES Some programs require pre-registration. To register for these free programs, use the online link in the program description below, or call 608-827-7402, email info@midlibrary.org, or stop by at the library's upper level Help Desk.

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Tuesday May 26   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Weekly Digital Escape Rooms: Register to receive the digital link via email. If you'd like to be automatically registered for each new escape room and receive links to previous escape rooms, answer "Yes"to the "Every Week?" box. Week 7: A Camping We Will Go (Gr 1) Sam and his friends are attending the Camp Glow Summer Camp for three days, and they have had so much fun exploring and investigating. On the last day of camp, the campers were out on a nature hike when the camp counselor remembered that he locked the special lamp needed for the closing ceremony in this chest for safekeeping and he cannot find his keys. He is asking for your help. Use your knowledge about how light travels to solve the clues to find the keys to unlock the chest. AND Week 7: Additional Arcade Anarchy (Gr 3-5) Joe and Brian want to continue playing games, but they are running out of tokens. Help them fix these games, and the arcade owner will give them more!


Thursday May 28   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Join Mr. Brian Miles and the Middleton Public Library Virtual 'Hour of Code' Club from 6:00 pm - 7 pm on Zoom! The Hour of Code is a worldwide activity which teaches kids computer science and coding. Learn more at: https://hourofcode.com/us. This club will provide a space for kids to gather and learn together. For ages 7-12 & available to younger participants with the support of an adult. Register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the session.


Monday June 1   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Test your puzzle-solving skills with a new Escape Room each week. Work together or on your own! Register to receive the online link. Saying "yes" to "every week" registers you for the entire summer. Week 1: A Map to Camp (gr K-1) We are trying to find our way to the campsite but parts of our map are missing! We must find the missing pieces so we can read our map and go camping! Week 1: Legend of the Missing Compass Rose (gr 2-5) The Dastardly "Bad Laditude" is the Prime Suspect in stealing the Legendary Compass Rose Quartz! Can you help Agent Carter Graffer locate his hideout and retrieve the stolen jewel, using clues left by the villain, before he gets away?!


Thursday June 4   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Join Mr. Brian Miles and the Middleton Public Library Virtual 'Hour of Code' Club from 6:00 pm - 7 pm on Zoom! The Hour of Code is a worldwide activity which teaches kids computer science and coding. Learn more at: https://hourofcode.com/us. This club will provide a space for kids to gather and learn together. For ages 7-12 & available to younger participants with the support of an adult. Register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the session.


Monday June 8   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Test your puzzle-solving skills with a new Escape Room each week. Work together or on your own! Register to receive the online link. Saying "yes" to "every week" registers you for the entire summer. Week 2: A Need to Eat (gr K) You are on a hike and you notice plants and hungry animals all around you! Solve the puzzles so you can help the plants and animals get what they need to live! Week 2: A Latte Learning Cafe (gr 2) Your new cafe opened this week and you have already run out of items. Can you track this week’s data to make sure you have enough in your inventory to prepare for next week? Week 2: All Amped Up Along the Beach (gr 4) Allie, Pat, Ira, and Ursula are enjoying a day on the beach. They really enjoy watching the waves and the planes. Today, they got lucky enough to even ride in one of those planes! Follow them on their adventure, and you may even learn a little about waves!


Monday June 8   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Virtual Family & Toddler Yoga (Ages 2 & up) Monday, June 8, 10:30am Fun songs and poses for families with younger children! Register to receive the Zoom link via email.


Wednesday June 10   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Join Mr. Brian Miles and the Middleton Public Library Virtual 'Hour of Code' Club from 10 - 11am on Zoom! The Hour of Code is a worldwide activity that teaches kids computer science and coding. Learn more at: https://hourofcode.com/us. This club will provide a space for kids to gather and learn together. For ages 7-12 & available to younger participants with the support of an adult. Register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the session.


Monday June 15   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Test your puzzle-solving skills with a new Escape Room each week. Work together or on your own! Register to receive the online link. Saying "yes" to "every week" registers you for the entire summer. Week 3: All Aboard (gr K-1) The animals have arrived at the train station for their trip but the gate is locked. The monkey found a notebook full of clues to unlock the gate. Help them solve the clues before the train leaves the station for the trip to the mountains. Week 3: Birds of a Feather Flock Together (gr 3-8) I was getting ready for work when a flock of ducks invaded my bathroom! They seem to have a fascination with Figurative Language. Can use your knowledge of Figurative Language and help me get these ducks out of my bathroom?


Wednesday June 17   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Join Mr. Brian Miles and the Middleton Public Library Virtual 'Hour of Code' Club from 10 - 11am on Zoom! The Hour of Code is a worldwide activity that teaches kids computer science and coding. Learn more at: https://hourofcode.com/us. This club will provide a space for kids to gather and learn together. For ages 7-12 & available to younger participants with the support of an adult. Register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the session.


Friday June 19   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Colossal Fossils via Facebook Live! All wages welcome. Friday, June 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm Dinosaurs and Dragons! Learn about real animals and how they inspired the stories of mythological creatures. Register to receive instructions on how to join the program online.


Monday June 22   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Test your puzzle-solving skills with a new Escape Room each week. Work together or on your own! Register to receive the online link. Saying "yes" to "every week" registers you for the entire summer. Week 4: Alien Organization (gr K) The planet Geometra has just sustained a small earthquake. All of the Shapeterians that live on the planet have had their belongings in their homes and businesses scattered all over the place. Can you help them quickly get everything back in its place so they can continue on with their everyday activities? Week 4: Alien Space Race (gr 4) You are an astronaut traveling through space with your fleet of ships, and you have just been challenged to a space race by a group of aliens passing by in their own spaceships! Work quickly with your crew to get your ship ready and accept this challenge! After all, you don’t want to lose to a bunch of aliens!


Wednesday June 24   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Join Mr. Brian Miles and the Middleton Public Library Virtual 'Hour of Code' Club from 10 - 11am on Zoom! The Hour of Code is a worldwide activity that teaches kids computer science and coding. Learn more at: https://hourofcode.com/us. This club will provide a space for kids to gather and learn together. For ages 7-12 & available to younger participants with the support of an adult. Register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the session.


Friday June 26   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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MAD Science of Milwaukee via Zoom (Grades K-6) Friday, June 26, 2pm A spectacular online show filled with impressive science experiments! Register to receive the Zoom link


Monday June 29   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Test your puzzle-solving skills with a new Escape Room each week. Work together or on your own! Register to receive the online link. Saying "yes" to "every week" registers you for the entire summer. Week 5: A Perfect Habitat (gr K) A group of animals needs to find a place to live. They need your help to find the perfect habitat for them to find food and survive. Travel with them and solve the puzzles to help get them home! Week 5: A Visit to the Zoo (gr 2) Today is a beautiful day and you and your family decided to visit the zoo. You have a lot of exhibits you want to see. Can you visit all of them before the zoo closes? Week 5: American Scramble (gr 5) Crash! You weren't looking where you were going and crashed into your history teacher. His papers went flying everywhere; now they are all mixed up. Can you help him sort out the people, places, and events from the American Revolutionary War?


Tuesday June 30   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Virtual Yoga for 'Tweens (ages 9-12) Tuesday, June 30, 2pm Beginners to seasoned yogis, all skill levels are welcome! Register to receive the Zoom link via email.


Wednesday July 1   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going to the parks this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor, and Orchid Heights Parks. All visits will offer Summer Reading Program sign up, free books, and a take-and-make craft (while supplies last). Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, July 6 through August 3. Look for the library near the Splash Pad. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor(5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on July 9, July 23, August 6. Look for the library near the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29. Look for the library near the pavilion.


Wednesday July 1   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Join Mr. Brian Miles and the Middleton Public Library Virtual 'Hour of Code' Club from 10 - 11am on Zoom! The Hour of Code is a worldwide activity that teaches kids computer science and coding. Learn more at: https://hourofcode.com/us. This club will provide a space for kids to gather and learn together. For ages 7-12 & available to younger participants with the support of an adult. Register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the session.


Monday July 6   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Test your puzzle-solving skills with a new Escape Room each week. Work together or on your own! Register to receive the online link. Saying "yes" to "every week" registers you for the entire summer. Week 6: World of Rules (gr K-1) Rules, rules, rules! There are rules everywhere I go! I want to know why there are rules in many places. I need your help to figure this out! Week 6: Array Blaster (gr 2) The nearby arcade is having an Array Blaster tournament and you are in the final round. Can you achieve the highest score of all time? Week 6: All the Small Things (gr 5) Why is it that Einstein gets an element named after him? Fermi? Nobel? Mendeleev? Who were these people to get their names permanently enshrined in an element? If you were to discover a new element, then you could name it! This can't be too hard, right?


Monday July 6   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going to the parks this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor, and Orchid Heights Parks. All visits will offer Summer Reading Program sign up, free books, and a take-and-make craft (while supplies last). Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, July 6 through August 3. Look for the library near the Splash Pad. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor(5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on July 9, July 23, August 6. Look for the library near the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29. Look for the library near the pavilion.


Monday July 6   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Virtual Family & Toddler Yoga (Ages 2 & up) Monday, July 6, 10:30am Fun songs and poses for families with younger children! Register to the Zoom link via email.


Tuesday July 7   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Virtual Yoga for 'Tweens (ages 9-12) Tuesday, July 7, 2pm Beginners to seasoned yogis, all skill levels are welcome! Register to receive the Zoom link via email.


Wednesday July 8   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Join Mr. Brian Miles and the Middleton Public Library Virtual 'Hour of Code' Club from 10 - 11am on Zoom! The Hour of Code is a worldwide activity that teaches kids computer science and coding. Learn more at: https://hourofcode.com/us. This club will provide a space for kids to gather and learn together. For ages 7-12 & available to younger participants with the support of an adult. Register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the session.


Thursday July 9   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going to the parks this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor, and Orchid Heights Parks. All visits will offer Summer Reading Program sign up, free books, and a take-and-make craft (while supplies last). Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, July 6 through August 3. Look for the library near the Splash Pad. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor(5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on July 9, July 23, August 6. Look for the library near the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29. Look for the library near the pavilion.


Friday July 10   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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David Landau in Concert via Facebook Live! (All ages) Friday, July 10, 2pm Voted 2019 Children’s Performer of the Year by the Madison Area Music Association! Singing, dancing and fun for the whole family. Catch a preview at www.happytrails.biz! Register to receive instructions for how to join online.


Monday July 13   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Test your puzzle-solving skills with a new Escape Room each week. Work together or on your own! Register to receive the online link. Saying "yes" to "every week" registers you for the entire summer. Week 7: An Official Job (gr K-1) I really want a job as an official figure for the people. But should I work for my community, my state, or my country? Will you help me decide on the best job? Week 7: Allie's Artwork (gr 3) Allie’s Artwork has come alive! When Allie wished for some help understanding forces of motion, this wasn’t quite what she had in mind, but she’ll take it! It is so exciting, but the characters say they don’t have long so they better make the most of every moment they can! Week 7: Donde Esta Mi Ropa? (gr 5-8) You are leaving on vacation to beautiful Costa Rica tomorrow, but there is un problema. You can’t find any of your clothing to pack your suitcase. ¿Dónde está? Hurry and solve the clues so you can pack your suitcase before the plane leaves. You don’t want abuela enjoying all the sun and dancing without you.


Monday July 13   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going to the parks this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor, and Orchid Heights Parks. All visits will offer Summer Reading Program sign up, free books, and a take-and-make craft (while supplies last). Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, July 6 through August 3. Look for the library near the Splash Pad. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor(5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on July 9, July 23, August 6. Look for the library near the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29. Look for the library near the pavilion.


Monday July 13   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Sand art, visors, sea creatures and more! Drop in anytime, but allow at least 20 minutes to complete your crafts.


Wednesday July 15   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going to the parks this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor, and Orchid Heights Parks. All visits will offer Summer Reading Program sign up, free books, and a take-and-make craft (while supplies last). Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, July 6 through August 3. Look for the library near the Splash Pad. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor(5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on July 9, July 23, August 6. Look for the library near the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29. Look for the library near the pavilion.


Wednesday July 15   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Join Mr. Brian Miles and the Middleton Public Library Virtual 'Hour of Code' Club from 10 - 11am on Zoom! The Hour of Code is a worldwide activity that teaches kids computer science and coding. Learn more at: https://hourofcode.com/us. This club will provide a space for kids to gather and learn together. For ages 7-12 & available to younger participants with the support of an adult. Register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the session.


Monday July 20   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Test your puzzle-solving skills with a new Escape Room each week. Work together or on your own! Register to receive the online link. Saying "yes" to "every week" registers you for the entire summer. Week 8: Ants, Ants, Ants (gr K-3) Keyla needs our help with her school Science Project! All of her notes about ants are mixed up! She has 20 minutes to sort it all out and turn in her project! Keyla is counting on you! Week 8: And Let the Games Begin! (gr 4) Since Sam, Victoria, and Edith love playing games so much, they don’t even realize they are learning! Week 8: And They're Off (gr 3-6) The local county fair starts in 25 minutes and the race officials cannot find the starter whistle. Use your skills in comparing and ordering fractions to help them to locate it.


Monday July 20   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going to the parks this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor, and Orchid Heights Parks. All visits will offer Summer Reading Program sign up, free books, and a take-and-make craft (while supplies last). Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, July 6 through August 3. Look for the library near the Splash Pad. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor(5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on July 9, July 23, August 6. Look for the library near the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29. Look for the library near the pavilion.


Wednesday July 22   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Join Mr. Brian Miles and the Middleton Public Library Virtual 'Hour of Code' Club from 10 - 11am on Zoom! The Hour of Code is a worldwide activity that teaches kids computer science and coding. Learn more at: https://hourofcode.com/us. This club will provide a space for kids to gather and learn together. For ages 7-12 & available to younger participants with the support of an adult. Register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the session.


Thursday July 23   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going to the parks this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor, and Orchid Heights Parks. All visits will offer Summer Reading Program sign up, free books, and a take-and-make craft (while supplies last). Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, July 6 through August 3. Look for the library near the Splash Pad. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor(5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on July 9, July 23, August 6. Look for the library near the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29. Look for the library near the pavilion.


Monday July 27   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Test your puzzle-solving skills with a new Escape Room each week. Work together or on your own! Register to receive the online link. Saying "yes" to "every week" registers you for the entire summer. Week 9: Animals at Work (gr K) You are enjoying a day at the lake. You see that animals are at work and plants are growing. You must stay out of their way so you don't break what they made. Solve the puzzles so you know where it is safe to walk, and so you can go home! Week 9: Andy the Ant (gr 3) There is a new queen ant in town, and she doesn’t think it’s important to work in groups. Help the ants prove to her that they won’t survive if they split up! They have to write papers, give speeches, create charts, and more! Week 9: Aquarium Confusion (gr 2-6) It’s time to open the Breakout Aquarium for the season, but there have been some mix-ups with the displays and exhibits in the park. Somehow the animals have been moved around from their correct locations and some of the signs have been rearranged in the wrong areas. Help the staff put everything back in order again and get the animals ready so the Breakout Aquarium can open on schedule.


Monday July 27   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going to the parks this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor, and Orchid Heights Parks. All visits will offer Summer Reading Program sign up, free books, and a take-and-make craft (while supplies last). Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, July 6 through August 3. Look for the library near the Splash Pad. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor(5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on July 9, July 23, August 6. Look for the library near the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29. Look for the library near the pavilion.


Wednesday July 29   
 
The Middleton Public Library is going to the parks this summer! Join in the fun at Lakeview, Harvey John and Lucille Taylor, and Orchid Heights Parks. All visits will offer Summer Reading Program sign up, free books, and a take-and-make craft (while supplies last). Lakeview (6300 Mendota Ave): Every Monday from 10-11am, July 6 through August 3. Look for the library near the Splash Pad. PLEASE NOTE: Limited bathroom services available during pavilion renovation. Harvey John and Lucille Taylor(5280 Bishops Bay Pkwy): Every other Thursday from 10-11am on July 9, July 23, August 6. Look for the library near the pavilion. Orchid Heights (3960 Valley Ridge Rd): Every other Wednesdays from 10-11am on July 1, July 15, July 29. Look for the library near the pavilion.


Wednesday July 29   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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Join Mr. Brian Miles and the Middleton Public Library Virtual 'Hour of Code' Club from 10 - 11am on Zoom! The Hour of Code is a worldwide activity that teaches kids computer science and coding. Learn more at: https://hourofcode.com/us. This club will provide a space for kids to gather and learn together. For ages 7-12 & available to younger participants with the support of an adult. Register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the session.


Wednesday July 29   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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'Tween Harry Potter Challenge (ages 9-12) Wednesday, July 29, 6pm Do you know your Wingardium Leviosa from your Bezoar Stone? Show off your Potterworld knowledge at the Harry Potter Trivia Challenge. Contestants may be competing for awesome prizes, but the audience will have just as much fun! Register to receive the Zoom link. Contestants limited to 50. Costumes welcome!




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