Experience the spellbinding magic of your library with a celebration of all things fantastical during Midnight Madness in Uptown Westerville on Friday, October 26, 2018.

Enjoy a walk-through experience of activities as the library is transformed into a wizarding wonderland with spirited storefronts, puzzling platforms, bizarre buses & much more. Costumes encouraged.

Featured Performers

Wandering Wizards

Enjoy tricks by Magic Nate and Rory Rennick, or meet the motley crew of actors from Good Medicine Productions as you wander throughout the library. Learn more.

Spellbound by the Magic of Science

Experiment with bloody hand prints, screaming balloons, ghoul eyeballs & more with Crystal Clear Science. Capacity is limited. First come, first serve. Learn more.

Magical Musicians: Tonks & The Aurors

Rock out to the tunes of the wizard rock band Tonks & the Aurors. Learn more.

Spirited Stilt Walkers

Mingle with cloaked creatures twice your size as The Amazing Giants stilt walkers roam and dance through the crowds. Learn more.

Living Stone Statue

Watch as a stone statue comes to life right before your eyes with performer Mark Abbati from Joy Unspeakable Productions. Learn more.

Featured Activites

Meet wandering wizards & spirited stilt walkers while completing a variety of quests to be entered in a raffle for prizes - including $100 Universal gift cards & AMC family of 4 ticket packages.

Color a Giant Crest~ - Take a break from the crowds and add some color to a giant crest in the Teen Room.

Concentrate on Charms* - Master the swish-and-flick and other wand movements in preparation for your upcoming Charms exam.

Discover Real World Magic~ - Cast spells in the headmaster's office by writing computer code with Kano Coding Wands.

Draw Fantastical Monsters & Critters~ - Get those monsters out of your head and onto the page with professional illustrator and author Steve Harpster.

Find the Missing Portrait* - Seek out the runaway rendering from the library's art collection.

Hunt for the Hidden Letters* - Decode clues to find the hidden letters throughout the library.

Identify Silly Inventions* - Examine some of the silliest inventions of the real world.

Identify Spellbinding Plants & Herbs* - Grow your knowledge of both real and imagined plant species.

Play in the Magical Pet Shop~ - Discover the colorful scales, claws, horns and fur of magical pets at this month's Imagination Station.

Pose for a Bewitching Photo - Turn your drab family portrait into an otherworldly dreamscape with a charming backdrop.

Post a Mystical Message* - Write a caring message to a local senior citizen to earn a raffle ticket for prizes. All cards will be magically mailed to a local senior citizen with the help of the library's Outreach Department.

Predict the Future with Fortune-Telling* - Discover whether your future is merely bleak or altogether deadly with the moderately morbid fortunes of the library's own lady of mystery.

Spot the Magical Creatures* - Hunt for magical creatures and fantastic beasts hiding in the library's forest.

Translate Ancient Rune* - Write your name using the Runic alphabet.

Travel to Unknown Realms*~ - Pack your bags as fast as you can and challenge yourself with a trip through treacherous terrain.

Triumph at Wizard Trivia*~ - Test your wealth of knowledge in the golden vault with a round of wizard & wands trivia.

Witness Transfiguration Tricks - Observe the everyday magic of 3D printing with a live demonstration of the library's 3D printing service.

* Eligible activities for raffle tickets.
 ~ Capacity is limited. First come, first serve.

If you like...Harry Potter

Aru Shah and the end of time / by Roshani Chokshi - Roshani Chokshi

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Aru Shah and the end of time / by Roshani Chokshi

Roshani Chokshi
Carry on : the rise and fall of Simon Snow / Rainbow Rowell - Rainbow Rowell

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Carry on : the rise and fall of Simon Snow / Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell
Shadow and bone / Leigh Bardugo - Leigh Bardugo

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Shadow and bone / Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo
Magyk / Angie Sage ; illustrated by Mark Zug - Angie Sage

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Magyk / Angie Sage ; illustrated by Mark Zug

Angie Sage
The lightning thief / Rick Riordan - Rick Riordan

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The lightning thief / Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan
The stars never rise / Rachel Vincent - Rachel Vincent

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The stars never rise / Rachel Vincent

Rachel Vincent
The big hairy secret / by Thomas Kinglsey Troupe ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin - Thomas Kingsley Troupe

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The big hairy secret / by Thomas Kinglsey Troupe ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

Thomas Kingsley Troupe
The magicians : a novel / Lev Grossman - Lev Grossman

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The magicians : a novel / Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman
The night circus : a novel / Erin Morgenstern - Erin Morgenstern

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The night circus : a novel / Erin Morgenstern

Erin Morgenstern
A darker shade of magic / V. E. Schwab - Victoria Schwab

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A darker shade of magic / V. E. Schwab

Victoria Schwab
Uprooted / Naomi Novik - Naomi Novik

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Uprooted / Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik
The golem and the jinni : a novel / Helene Wecker - Helene Wecker

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The golem and the jinni : a novel / Helene Wecker

Helene Wecker
Name of the wind : the kingkiller chronicle ; day 01 / Patrick Rothfuss - Patrick Rothfuss

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Name of the wind : the kingkiller chronicle ; day 01 / Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss
The lies of Locke Lamora / Scott Lynch - Scott Lynch

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The lies of Locke Lamora / Scott Lynch

Scott Lynch

Activities in October

Enjoy a variety of magical activities the entire month leading up to the big event.

- Identify silly inventions.

- Peruse displays of Harry Potter-inspired collections.

- Play in the magical pet shop.

- Practice charms.

- Spot magical creatures.

- Visit the traveling exhibit, Harry Potter's World.

Harry Potter's World: A Traveling Exhibit

Explore the Renaissance roots of Harry Potter through the lens of science and medicine with this 6-panel exhibit featuring materials from the National Library of Medicine. Learn more.

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Events & Classes (Wizards & Wands Festival)

Hours
Mon - Thurs

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Fri

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sun

1 p.m. - 6 p.m.