These are beautiful. Mary Grandpre is an artistic genius!
Library and literary miscellany from your pals at Library Journal.
Harry Potter, the boy wizard from J.K. Rowling’s hit series, turns 34 on Thursday, July 31.
dream job: librarian at Hogwarts.
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter (July 31, 1980) and J.K. Rowling (July 31, 1965)!
Dementors are now real—and they’re coming to sting your soul.
The City of Boulder, Colorado is hiring a Principal Librarian. From the job description that sounds like a library director position. Most of the requirements are fairly typical, such as at least 5 years of supervisory experience. But one could be a potential disqualifier. You can’t be like Irma Pince, the librarian at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series:This job has nothing to do with being that severe authority figure wandering the hallways of your elementary school.
As coeditors Linda Roghaar and Molly Wolf have illustrated in their books KnitLit and KnitLit (too) and as Interweave’s popular Jane Austen Knits attest, there are exponential pleasures when knitting and reading are combined. Here are five titles that link the companionship of characters to the creative outlet of knitting—all of which invite displays that link both together.
Neal Wyatt’s latest column will knock your socks off. And yes, Harry Potter fans, there’s a knitting book for you too!
The Harry Potter films will live again. According to Variety, Warner Bros, the studio behind the Potter films, is working on a new feature series in conjunction with author JK Rowling, based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first-year textbook that Potter uses at Hogwarts school in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
YER A WIZARD HARRY
Always weed horcruxes.
gawd, i hate it when ppl try to return horcruxes to the library, it’s really a hassel to have to run around tracking down magical objects to destroy them with and i would feel really irresponsible just sending them to the friends of the library, undestroyed, for the book sale.
Before I begin my Defense of Draco, I’d like to make clear that we’re talking about post-Hallows Draco here. Because we’re not perverts. And because, frankly, nobody at Hogwarts made good boyfriend material during the war.
I love this.