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Harry Potter Day, movies planned at Cazenovia Public Library

Children are invited to spend an afternoon at the "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room at 3:15 p.m. Nov. 12.

Activities will include wandmaking, potions classes, trivia contests and more. To add to the fun, children are invited to dress as their favorite Harry Potter character if they want.

Harry Potter enthusiasts are also invited to six days of Harry Potter movies, beginning at 3:15 p.m. each day in the Library Story Garden.

Thursday, Nov. 11 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Rated PG; Monday, Nov. 15 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Rated PG; Tuesday, Nov. 16 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Rated PG; Wednesday, Nov. 17 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Rated PG-13; Thursday, Nov. 18 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Rated PG-13; Friday, Nov. 19 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Rated PG

Artist John Singer SargentAll are invited to the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room at 7 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 17 for an insightful commentary on the American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925).

Presenting will be Dr. Paul D'Ambrosio, Vice President and Chief Curator for the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown. Readers will remember D'Ambrosio from his previous discussions at the Cazenovia Public Library on Winslow Homer, Frederic Edwin Church, Grandma Moses and Frederic Remington.

"John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Praise of Women" is currently on exhibit at the Fenimore Museum.

"It is the first exhibition to directly compare the varied attributes of the women Sargent portrayed and the visual strategies employed by the artist to communicate those characteristics," said D'Ambrosio.

Of local interest is Charles Feodor Welsch (1828-1904), an academically trained painter who taught painting and sculpture at the Cazenovia Seminary in the 1850s. Sargent became his student in 1868.

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