Sunday, June 15, 2003

Bookstores prepare special events



Friday

• Bethel Branch of the Clermont County Library, 2 p.m. Hogwarts School Open House, wizardly arts, crafts, magic and potion-making. Preregistration required. 111 W. Plane St., Bethel. (513) 734-2619.

• Books 'N' More, 6:30 p.m.-midnight. Live owls, Harry Potter trivia, games of chance & skill, a roving magician, Hagrid & Fang and wizardly refreshments. 28 W. Main St., Wilmington. (937) 383-7323.

• Blue Manatee, 10 p.m.-midnight. Costumes, trivia, Hogwarts classes in magic, wizardly cooking and potions. 3054 Madison Road, Oakley. (513) 731-2665.

• Barnes & Noble at Kenwood, 8 p.m.-midnight. Fortune-teller, crafts, trivia, costumes, giveaways. 7800 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. (513) 794-9440.

• Barnes & Noble, Newport, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Activity stations, costumes, crafts, magician and door prizes. Newport on the Levee. (859) 581-2000.

• Barnes & Noble at Hyde Park, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Live animals, owls, magicians, puppeteers, costumes, door prizes and activities. 3802 Paxton Ave., Hyde Park. (513) 871-4300.

• Barnes & Noble at Florence, 9 p.m.-midnight. Activities, drawings, face painting, trivia, look-alike contests. 7663 Mall Road, Florence. (859) 647-6400.

• Barnes & Noble at Tri-County, 9 p.m.-midnight. Activities, face painting, trivia, costumes. 895 E. Kemper Road, Springdale. (513) 671-3822.

• Books and Co. For Kids, midnight-2 a.m. Refreshments, costumes, activities. 350 E. Stroop Road, Dayton. (937) 297-6357.

• Borders at Eastgate, staying open past midnight. Activities, coloring contests, prize drawings, giveaways, cafe selling Harry Potter menu items.4530 Eastgate Boulevard, Eastgate. (513) 943-0068 .

• Borders at Princeton Pike, 11 p.m. party. Kids activities, refreshments, strolling magician. 11711 Princeton Pike, Springdale. (513) 671-5852.

• Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 10 p.m.-midnight. Refreshments, costume contest, giveaways, magician, trivia games and wizardly activities. 2693 Madison Road, Norwood. (513) 396-8960.

Saturday

• Blue Marble, 6-10 a.m. breakfast, activities all day. Full British Breakfast in the Garden ($5 prepaid), door prizes, reading by J.K. Rowling (via video) of book No. 4. 1356 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas. (859) 781-0602.

• Brentano's Bookstore, opens 7 a.m., readings 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Live readings from the new book, door prizes, giveaways. Tower Place, downtown. (513) 723-9656.

Cincinnati Public Library release parties featuring crafts, activities and prizes:

• Covedale Branch, 1- 3 p.m. Ages 6 and up. 4980 Glenway Ave. (513) 369-4460.

• Reading Branch, noon-2 p.m. All ages; tickets or preregistration required. 9001 Reading Road. (513) 369-4465.

• Price Hill Branch, 3 p.m. Ages 6-12, preregistration required. 3215 Warsaw Ave. (513) 369-4490.

• Westwood Branch, 2 p.m. Who wants to be a wizard? Ages 6 and up. 3345 Epworth Ave. (513) 369-4474.

Join the list

Have we missed your Harry Potter party? Send details to mjenkins@enquirer.com. We'll publish a list of events again on Friday.



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