Harry Potter: The party that shall not be named

The Party That Shall Not Be Named

Saturday, July 29, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Nichols Library
200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540

Calling all fans of the Harry Potter Wizarding World! Celebrate Harry’s birthday on July 29 as Nichols Library will be transformed into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Fans can enjoy a variety of events and activities for witches and wizards of all ages.


All Day Marauder’s Map Scavenger Hunt 6th Grade – Adult
All Day Escape from the Room of Requirements 6th Grade – Adult
All Day Children’s Crafts  Birth – 5th Grade
All Day Adult and Teen Crafts   6th Grade – Adult
9:30 a.m. Harry Potter Yoga  Birth – 5th Grade
10 a.m. Giant Wizard’s Chess 6th Grade – Adult
10:30 a.m. Harry Potter-Themed Family Storytime  Birth – 5th Grade
11 a.m. Who am I? Harry Potter Style  6th Grade – Adult
11:30 a.m. Wizard Training Birth – 5th Grade
1 p.m. Harry Potter Yoga Birth – 5th Grade
2 p.m. Who Wants to Be a Wizard? Birth – 5th Grade
3 p.m. Snape’s Potions Parlor Birth – 5th Grade
4:30 p.m.        Yule Ball Storytime Birth – 5th Grade
5 p.m. Professor Lockhart’s Dueling Club 6th Grade – Adult
6 p.m. Tri-wizard Tournament    Birth – 5th Grade
6:30 p.m. Trivia Contest    6th Grade – Adult
7:30 p.m. Sorcerer’s Stone Challenge   Birth – 5th Grade


Calling All Muggles - Volunteer!

Help celebrate the event by volunteering. To be a part of this magical day, check our volunteer page for details.

Marauder's Map

"I solemnly swear that I am up for having fun!"

The best way to navigate your way through Hogwarts is to have your own copy of the Marauder's Map. The map will tell you what activities are going on throughout the day, and where to find them. You can also use the map to navigate your way through our Fantastic Beasts scavenger hunt!

Smaller size version (PDF) for printing
Full size version (PDF)

Pre-Party Movie Marathon

July 23-July 29

Nichols Library
200 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540

Watch all eight Harry Potter movies from the beginning chronicling Harry’s adventures protecting the wizarding world.

See the calendar »

Nichols Library Community Room

Sunday, July 23 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Monday, July 24 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 1 – 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 27 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 28 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt.1 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 29 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt.2 3:00 p.m.