Harry Potter fans have a place to escape the Muggles in their lives (Medina Gazette)

by Nathan Havenner | The Gazette

WADSWORTH — Talk of Sirius Black, Bellatrix Lestrange and Harry Potter filled the air in an upstairs room at Wadsworth Public Library.

The Harry Potter Club, which convened for its monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon, is open to ages 9-14. Participants do everything from Harry Potter trivia games, to arts and crafts projects, and discussion of the book series by J.K. Rowling.

“We have been doing it now for a few years and we usually have a pretty good following,” said Nicole Moore, who handles youth programming at the library.

“Today we are discussing the book ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,’ ” Moore said.

The book, the third in the series published in 1999, chronicles the adventures of Harry, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Sirius Black, who has escaped from the prison for wizards.

Moore told the group of six participants about the history of wanted posters, which have a prominent role in the book and film adaptation of “Prisoner of Azkaban.”

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