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Wizards and Wands at the Greenburgh Library

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The Greenburgh Public Library’s parking lot was full Wednesday night for the Pottermore party the library organized to celebrate the launching of the new Harry Potter website .

Yellow stars cut from paper and placed on the carpet showed the way from the library’s door to the room where the party was held. Inside, around 60 tweens and teens played games, answered trivia questions about Harry Potter books, had their faces painted with the iconic lightning bolt and drank pumpkin juice and butter beer.

Lily Wellington, 9, of Mount Vernon, said she was pleased with the Ron Weasley’s wand she won when prizes were distributed.

“You get to do things that you’d never imagine in the books,” she said of the party.

Alexa Aparicio, 18, a library part-timer and volunteer, was one of the main organizers of the event, along with teen services librarian Kate Colquitt.

“It was a lot of fun to plan and I am happy that all the kids are having fun,” said Aparicio, who graduated from Ardsley High School and is studying English at  Manhattanville College.

Aparicio went to the Harry Potter Universal Studios in Florida last summer.

“They have the replica of the castle right to the detail,” she said.

She added that she brought the pumpkin juice recipe and the black gown she was wearing, over the scarlet and gold tie of the Gryffindor House, back with her from Universal .

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