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Displays inspired by Harry Potter: A History of Magic can be viewed in public libraries across the UK, in tandem with the exhibition at the British Library in London.
The displays include images of items featured in the British Library’s exhibition, including rare books, manuscripts and magical objects, as well as copies of materials from J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury’s own collections. Local connections to magic and folklore are also showcased, including amazing physical items from local library collections.
The displays have been developed by the British Library in collaboration with public libraries through the Living Knowledge Network, an innovative partnership between the British Library and 22 major libraries across the UK, and in partnership with the National Library of Scotland and the National Library of Wales.
You can visit displays, and also livestreamed events and talks, at the following libraries:
- Library of Birmingham
- Bournemouth Central Library
- Poole Central Library
- Exeter Central Library, Devon
- Edinburgh Central Library
- The Mitchell Library, Glasgow
- Hull Central Library
- Huddersfield Library
- Dewsbury Library, Kirklees
- Batley Library, Kirklees
- The Harris, Preston
- Barnoldswick Library, Lancashire
- Leeds Central Library
- Moor Allerton Library, Leeds
- Liverpool Central Library
- Manchester Central Library
- Middlesbrough Central Library
- Newcastle City Library
- Thetford Library, Norfolk
- King’s Lynn Library, Norfolk
- Great Yarmouth Library, Norfolk
- Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
- Belfast Central Library
- Lisburn City Library
- Bangor Carnegie Library
- Derry Central Library
- Portsmouth Central Library
- Reading Central Library
- Sheffield Central Library
- Chapeltown Library, Sheffield
- Crystal Peaks Library, Sheffield
- Ipswich Central Library, Suffolk
- Haverhill Library,Suffolk
- Felixstowe Library, Suffolk
- Wakefield Library
Please note dates, venues and events may vary. Please check library websites and social media feeds for the most up to date information.
Keep your eye on Twitter for Harry Potter Twitter takeovers, and our blogs for magical surprises and behind the scenes footage!
The British Library’s major exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, in partnership with Bloomsbury, is open in London until 28 February 2018. Join in the conversation with #BLHarryPotter.
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