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Mythical magic academy at library

OCEANSIDE — The Oceanside Public Library will bring the magic back to North County at its annual Harry Potter and Friends Magic Academy from 5 to 8 p.m. July 28 at the Oceanside Civic Center Community Rooms and Plaza.
This year, “students” will attend the mythical Magic Academy, where they will complete different activities and classes and earn a special diploma. Middle school and high school students can also enjoy the Prefect Zone especially for grades six through 12. Then at 7 p.m., Magician Joe Mystic will take the stage to entertain the crowd. Special guests Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and Magic 92.5 radio will be on hand as well. Activities include making a magical hat and wand, Harry Potter trivia and other crafts and refreshments. There will also be a costume contest before the Joe Mystic show, and a drawing for themed items including exclusive prizes from Alivan’s Master Wandmakers.
This event is free and recommended for ages 5 and up, but families are welcome. Pre-registration is required. Sign up for free tickets at any Oceanside Public Library location, or call to reserve tickets at (760) 435-5600.
` Harry Potter and Friends Magic Academy is part of the Be Creative at Your Library and the Express Yourself @ Your Library Summer Reading Programs sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library.