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On July 30, from noon to 9 p.m., Potter fans are invited to celebrate the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” by attending the Evanston-wide release party. Festivities will take place at multiple locations around Evanston. The event kicks off at noon at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., with a reading relay.

After the Library closes at 6 p.m., participants have the option to play a Quidditch Game at Northwestern University’s Deering Library. Other activities include wand-making, costume contests, and the official opening of the sealed books at the stroke of midnight.