A virtual visit to the World of Harry Potter


LA SALLE - Calling all Harry Potter fans! Join the LaSalle Library on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. when they virtually host culinary travel guide, anglophile and former U.K resident, Claire Evans, for her presentation, “Pottering Around the U.K: Real-Life Locations from the World of Harry Potter.”

In this program, armchair travelers will explore and discover the historic, scenic and culinary delights of Harry Potter’s magical world in this unique virtual presentation. From the West Country to Scotland, and points in between, admire the amazing real-life locations film scouts picked throughout the best of the British Isles.

Evans started her love of most things British as she and her mother watched countless episodes of “Are You Being Served,” “Fawlty Towers” and “The Vicar of Dibley” on PBS. She went on to study abroad in London, marry a British guy she met in Peoria, and move to England for several years, where she got an immersive education in modern English cooking, pub dining, tea shops, and welly boots for every occasion.

This program is completely free and open to the public and will be presented via Zoom. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. To register for the program online, use the following link: https://bit.ly/3sN7AAE. Complete the simple registration form and click submit. You will immediately receive an automatic e-mail from Zoom, which will contain the access link. When it is time to join the program, go to this e-mail and click the link. You will also receive two confirmation e-mails - one day before the program and one hour before the program - and both of these e-mails will also contain the access link.

If you prefer to connect to the program using an iPad or smartphone rather than a computer, need more information, or have questions, please contact Rachael Blomquist, Digital Content Librarian, at [email protected] or call the LaSalle Library at (815) 223-2341.

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