LCPL teams up with local businesses for Harry Potter Night

Harry Potter Night - Saturday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. at the Rust Library

LEESBURG ─ Loudoun County Public Library is hosting its first Harry Potter Night for adults 21 and older Saturday, July 22 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Rust Library. In addition to Harry Potter-themed games, trivia, crafts and cosplay, the event will feature beer and wine tastings ─ provided for a small fee ─ by Delirium Café and Casanel Vineyards

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Patrons eager to explore Leesburg’s Historic Downtown area after the event can pick up the Library’s version of a "Marauder’s Map" at every LCPL branch or print one online. The map can be used for discounts and/or specials at seven Leesburg bars and restaurants. The Loudoun County Office of Mapping and Geographic Information created an interactive version of the map.

Gift cards from South Street Under and The Wine Kitchen will be awarded to lucky raffle winners.

“This will be a fantastic evening for adults to celebrate their shared love of J.K. Rowling’s iconic work,” said Susan Van Epps, Division Manager of Programming. “And the support we’re receiving from the local business community is outstanding. We hope after our program is over that Harry Potter Night attendees will turn downtown Leesburg into Diagon Alley.”

The Wildlife Ambassadors, a Loudoun County organization, will help set the scene by bringing animals such as an owl, snake, ferret, lizard, spider and hissing cockroaches. Guests will be allowed to touch a select group of critters. 

Four professional cosplayers will bring Harry Potter characters Luna Lovegood, Cho Chang, Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks to life and announce the winners of the Head Boy & Girl costume contest.

LCPL ProphetThe first 25 patrons 21-and-older that email a photo of themselves along with a customized headline by Wednesday, July 19, will be immortalized on the front page of an edition of the LCPL Prophet. Patrons can pick up their personalized page at the event.

Attendees will also have access to displays and handouts featuring the Library’s free resources for adults, such as music services, online technology training books and classes, business marketing databases and 3D printing.

“Casanel is excited to be pouring wines at Rust Library for their Harry Potter Night. Education is one of the cornerstones of the winery,” said Erik Bowen, Casanel’s Tasting Room Manager. “Like Hermoine, our staff team believes knowledge is power, and pronunciation is essential. It is ‘Peh-teet Verr-dough,’ not ‘Peh-tit Verr-dot.’”

Businesses providing discounts and specials (bring your map!):

China King
One complimentary spring roll with the purchase of a regularly-priced dinner menu item.
Offer valid July 22-29.

Windy City Red Hots
Free drink with purchase of entrée.
Offer valid July 22-23.

Leesburg Brewing Company
15% off food and beverage.
Offer valid July 22-29.

Captain Catoctin’s Crabs & Concoctions 
$3 Chip Basket. 
Offer valid July 22-23.

Shoe's Cup & Cork
25% off food and beverage.
Offer valid July 22-23.

Dog Money
15% off food and beverage.

MacDowell Brew Kitchen
Harry Potter drink specials: Butter Beer and Gillywater Cocktail.

Harry Potter Night is made possible by the A.V. Symington Gift Fund.