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Harry Potter Book Club to meet one last time

We had our second meeting of the Harry Potter Book Club on July 10, so this is your last chance to join in the fun. If you would like to join our third meeting you need to start reading “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” We will be having our third meeting to discuss the book from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 and you need to get ready. If you have already read the Harry Potter books you have a head start and can come and enjoy the fun of discussing your favorite characters and events.

In “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” Harry Potter has an even worse summer with the Dursleys than the year before. Harry is provoked into casting a spell on Aunt Marge causing her to swell up like a balloon and float up to the ceiling. This is a violation of the rule against using magic when away from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. Harry isn’t punished for this violation of the rules, though. After he runs away from the Dursleys he is rescued by a giant bus and allowed to spend the rest of his summer at an inn called the Leaky Cauldron.

In Harry’s third year at Hogwarts he is in real danger. Sirius Black has escaped from the Prison of Azkaban, a prison for wizards. He had been convicted of killing 13 people with a single cause. Not only is Sirius Black on the loose, he wants to kill Harry. The grounds of Hogwarts are being guarded by the dementors, the guards from Azkaban. The guards are scary creatures but Harry has an unreasonable fear of them, which is not experienced by the other students.

Professor Lupin is the new teacher for the Defense Against the Dark Arts class and, as usual with teachers of the class, he has some kind of mysterious problem. There are many exciting games of Quidditch and the old characters are back from the first two books along with many new ones.

So, start reading “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and be prepared to discuss it at the Aug. 14 meeting at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. The book club is led by Maria Lebron. Don’t worry if you didn’t make it to the first meetings, you can start reading and be prepared for the last meeting.

For more information call (530) 573-3185.

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