July 10th, 2015
Dear People of DeKalb,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An orientation celebration will be held at the DeKalb Public Library and the First United Methodist Church of DeKalb on Saturday, August 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please stop at the Welcome Table at the DeKalb Public Library to receive your orientation list of activities and a map of where to find them.
During the orientation you will: be sorted into a house; have a chance to take your picture with the Chosen One (please bring your cameras!); hunt for Horcruxs for a chance to win a chocolate frog from The Confectionary; win points for your house by answering trivia questions; play “Wizard’s” Chess; nibble on snacks in the Great Hall; de-gnome the garden; try your hand at Quidditch; participate in a Tri-Wizard Challenge; have your fortune told with a magic elixir; create a craft; and attend special presentations of two classes: Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them (In DeKalb County) with the Midwest Museum of Natural History and Potions Class with NIU STEM Outreach.
We will also be collecting non-expired canned food items for the First United Methodist Church for an extra chance for you to win a chocolate frog from The Confectionary. You may drop off donations at the Welcome Table.
All activities are open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the winners of the chocolate frogs will be pulled at 3:00 p.m.
Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them (In DeKalb County) will be held at 11:30 a.m. and Potions Class will be held at 1:00 p.m. Each class lasts about an hour.
Parking is available in city parking lots and in the parking lot on the Southeast corner of North 2nd Street and Oak Street.
DeKalb Public Library Representative and Hogwarts Liaison