By Christina O’Connell
Carmel’s young witches and wizards are invited to the Yule Ball, an evening of music and dancing inspired by events in the Great Hall in the “Harry Potter” book series. The ball, for students in seventh through 12th grades, is from 7 to 10 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Carmel Clay Plublic Library.
The event is planned by the library’s teen council. It will include the adventures of Newt Scamander in a screening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
“This is the fourth year in a row for this popular after-hours event that gets bigger and better every year,” said Karen Steinberger, CCPL young adult librarian. “Thanks to the hard work and imagination of CCPL’s Teen Library Council, local students brainstorm the activities, plan the menu, write the publicity, make the decorations, compile the playlist and more.”
Students will be able to participate in several activities inspired by the series, such as quidditch pong, compete in a “Harry Potter” trivia contest, make their own wand and dance the night away. Costumes are encouraged but not required, and a costume contest will be held.
Space is limited. Register at carmel.lib.in.us and learn more by calling 317-814-3983.