Hogwarts at the Library

Diagon Alley awaits at our 2019 Hogwarts at the Library event for all ages!

Join us to venture through our magical shops and activities.

The event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Brookline Library, without which we’d all be left wandering trying to find the entrance to Diagon Alley. To find out more about the Friends and how they support our library, please visit their website here.


Registration starts Wednesday, October 16 at 6 PM.

Come back and register then!

Sign up for the afternoon! Sign up for the evening!

 


Registration

  • Registration for spots at the event will start at 6 PM on Wednesday, October 16.
  • There are three (3) time slots available over the afternoon’s event: Noon-2 PM, 2-4 PM, 4-6 PM.
  • Attendees may only register for one of the three time slots. No duplicate registrations will be allowed.
  • Attendees may enter the event only during their registered time.
  • 200 Hogwarts Student tickets per time slot will be made available.


Ticket Packets

You must pick up your ticket packet to attend the event, and each ticket packet should be opened before you arrive the day of the event.

Your ticket packet should include:

  1. The number of wristbands you need for all in your group to attend. You must have a wristband to enter the event.
  2. A letter explaining the basics of the event including behavior expectations and details on arriving, leaving, and parking.
  3. Information about all activities.
  4. A guide to where to pick up your commemorative charms.

You may pick up your ticket packets starting on Monday, October 28 at 10 AM at the Reference Desk at the Brookline Village Library.

You may pick up your ticket packets until the day before the event, Saturday, November 9, at 5 PM.

 


Two events, two age ranges

KIDS & FAMILIES: The all-ages event, taking place from Noon-6 PM in three specific time slots, is for kids and families with activities for younger fans up to 8th grade (up through age 13). Children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket.

This event is expressly for our young fans, so we request that all adults must be attending as chaperones for our younger attendees. We expect adults to stay with their children for the duration of the event.

To register for the afternoon family event, head over here.

TEENS 9th GRADE (13 years old) and UP and ADULTS: Our evening event, 7-9 PM, is limited to teens in grades 9 (age 13) and up through adults. To register for that event, please register over here.

IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THE INCORRECT EVENT, let our ticketing team know ASAP at brklibeventbrite@minlib.net and we will adjust your registration.


The Waitlist

If all spots sell out, a waitlist will be started. If any attendee cancels their registration, those on the waitlist will be notified as soon as possible by email.

The waitlist will only allow one person to register with each spot that opens up.  For that reason, please add all names in your group to the waitlist!

You will have one (1) day to register off of the waitlist, so please be prompt in responding to the notification email.

If you end up on our waitlist, you will be notified if a spot becomes available by Saturday, November 9 at 5 PM.


FAQ


Do I need to register to attend?

Yes. You must have a wristband to enter the event, and you may only get a wristband through registering.

Does this event cost money?

Registering and attending are free, thanks to the generous support Friends of the Brookline Library.

How many tickets are available?

There are 200 spots available for Hogwarts Students for each time slot, with a total of 600 slots available between noon and 6 PM. When you register, you will need to include all members of your group, including Hogwarts Students AND parents and chaperones, and you will need to select one two-hour time slot.

You will be able to register four Hogwarts Students at one time and up to two parents or chaperones, for a total of six people.

How and when do I pick up my ticket packet?

Ticket packets will be available starting Monday, October 28 at 10 AM, and will be available through the day before the event, Saturday, November 9 at 5 PM.  You can pick up your ticket packet at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Brookline Village Library.

To pick up your ticket packet, please know the name of the person who registered for the tickets and, if possible, bring in their ticket barcode as a printout or on your mobile device.

What will we be doing at the event?

As in previous years, there will be a range of activities around the library that will present challenges for each attendee or group to test their skills in training exercises.  You’ll discover the specifics of each challenge in your ticket packet, and staff will be directing attendees throughout the event.

What ages is this event for?

The all-ages event, taking place from Noon-6 PM in three specific time slots, is for kids and families with activities for younger fans up to 8th grade (up through age 13). Children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket.

The afternoon event is expressly for our young fans, so we request that all adults must be attending as chaperones for our younger attendees. We expect adults to stay with their children for the duration of the event.

TEENS 9th GRADE (13 years old) and UP and ADULTS: Our evening event, 7-9 PM, is limited to teens in grades 9 (age 13) and up through adults.

I don’t live in Brookline. Can I still attend?

Yes! We are not limiting this event to Brookline residents, so everyone is welcome.

Can I dress in costume?

Yes! Dressing up is encouraged.

Do I have to dress up to attend?

No. Be a proud muggle.

What kind of food are you serving in the Great Hall?

Due to the high numbers at the event and our limited time slots, we will not be providing anything as substantial as a meal. However, we will have freshly made popcorn and a few sweets for each attendee.

Will you have kosher food at the event?

All of our sweets will be kosher. If you have any questions about any items, please contact us at brklibeventbrite@minlib.net and we can send you the full details of each item available.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The directions to the library via car and via public transportation can be found here.

We do have a parking garage with free parking underneath the library.  We anticipate, however, that the garage will fill up quickly.  Other parking options are metered, either on the street or in the Town of Brookline parking lots.

QUESTIONS?

Please send in any further questions to brkanswers@brooklinelibrary.libanswers.com.