Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published June 26, 1997, in the UK; it was
published as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on September 1, 1998, in the US
The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) is paying tribute the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter with a film festival, birthday celebration, and showing of some of the most popular movies based on author J.K. Rowling’s teen wizard.
The Central Library will host its annual Harry Potter Film Festival on Saturday, July 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Harry Potter films will air back-to-back in the Youth Department Story Castle, 2nd Floor. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the entire family. Come dressed in your favorite Harry Potter costumes.
The Smithfield Branch Library will host a Harry Potter Birthday Party on Monday, July 31, at 10:00 a.m. Celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved literary characters of all time. Smithfield Library will have a Hogwarts-worthy feast and spellbinding games. Beware of Dementors!
From Tuesday, August 1, through Friday, August 4, Smithfield Library will host a Harry Potter Watch-a-Thon featuring a different Harry Potter movie all four days at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served. The party and movies are free and open to all ages.
Read more about the 20th anniversary Potter celebration taking place worldwide at the link below: https://harrypotter.bloomsbury.com/uk/harrypotter20/.