Two big pieces of harry potter news this week. J.K. Rowling launched a new website called Pottermore. It is still unclear what all J.K. will put on this website – but so far it looks really good. For more details read about the launch at J.K. Rowling: Pottermore Website Launch.
Also this week Warner Bros. released the final trialer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Since this is the very last movie…this will be the very last trailer. And now, we wait for July 15th. I would keep an eye on Pottermore though, since it was launched before July 15th I think interesting things will probably appear there leading up to the movie.
The Kane Chronicles #2: The Throne of Fire is even more action packed than #1 The Red Pyramid. In this one Carter and Sadie are at The Brooklyn house teaching other trainees how to handle their powers. The two have a mission though and there’s no putting it off if they are to save the world. They give new meaning to “I have a bad feeling about this!” They battle monsters at every single turn and you can feel the suspense of the pursuit on every page. They are methodically being hunted down.
Well, I think this cover has fewer clues in it than the last one, but maybe you will notice something important that I don’t see. I liked the title of Chapter One – “Percy”!, but won’t give anything else away until you have a chance to read it too.
Animal-In-Residence: Children of all ages and families are invited to see a live animal, reptile or bug! Ask questions and get answers during this casual drop-in program.Schedule
Amazing Magnets: Children of all ages are invited to explore the role of magnetism during this workshop presented by Mad Science of North Central Indiana. They’ll use magnetic wands to explore magnetic forces, try to confuse compass needles, and magnetize paper clips. Schedule
Digital Science Mobile Lab: Children and teens are invited to explore science and experiment with unique digital tools. They’ll use laptops to program Lego We Do Robotics and digital microscopes. Participants will receive a USB drive to keep. Registration is required – (branch phone listed with schedule). Schedule
It’s a Gas Workshop: Children of all ages and adults are invited to be amazed by the impressive science experiments presented by Nitro Joe. He’ll use different gases to demonstrate physical and chemical changes. Balloons will explode, potions will change color, bubbles will flow, and creeping fog will cover the floor! Schedule
Wild About Animals: Children of all ages are invited to experience animals face-to-face during this presentation by Animalia. Learn what animals eat and where they live, along with other facts. Five animals will be presented. Schedule
Science of Magic Workshop: Now you see it, now you don’t! Children of all ages and families are invited as magician Daniel Lusk will reveal some of the science behind the tricks. Registration is recommended. Schedule