Kidlit Drink Night – Harry Potter Party
Secret agent Rebecca Sherman (sans the secret part) had a magnificent idea. To have a Kidlit Drink Night (my first since this blog’s move) in tandem with the Harry Potter release. Brilliant. For the Kidlit Drink Night virgins amongst you, these are gatherings in Soho that anyone can (and is encouraged to) attend. Librarians, editors, authors, illustrators, bloggers, and even a teacher now and then have been known to crop up. And for those of you who would like to celebrate the Potter’s birth into this world but would prefer to avoid the Union Square Barnes & Noble craziness (I lost 3 toes last time) to say nothing of children themselves, here’s the plan.
Friday, July 20th
8-10 : We meet at Sweet & Vicious for drinks and carousing. Being that it’ll be a late Friday night, there will probably be a larger crowd than usual there. That’s all right. We’re hale and hearty and full vim.
10-12: We walk a couple blocks over to the bookstore McNally Robinson NYC to attend their Harry Potter Party for Grownups. So says their website: "There will be a live DJ, “magical punch,” fortune telling, a look-alike contest, and much more. (We will card at the door to make sure only adult muggles partake of alcohol at the event.) And at the stroke of midnight, the McNally Robinson staff will do the traditional Conga Line with piles of Book #7 for you to take home and devour!"
So says me: Awesome. Please join me if you happen to be near NYC during that time. How can you resist "magical punch" anyway?
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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