2007 Library News

Free Wizard Rock Concert at Southern Oaks Library

Most people accept now that the Harry Potter books initiated a new enthusiasm for reading in fans of The Boy Who Lived, but what you may not realize is that Pottermania also instigated a new kind of music.

It’s called “wizard rock,” and the premiere wizard rock band, The Remus Lupins, is coming to Southern Oaks Library, 6900 S. Walker, for a concert on Sunday, August 19, from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Joining the Remus Lupins will be two other wizard rock bands, The Whomping Willows, and Ginny and the Heartbreakers.

“We’re saying goodbye to summer with a back-to-school blowout wizard rock concert,” said Southern Oaks librarian John Hilbert.  “The music is inspired by Harry Potter and the concert is an all-ages outdoor event.”

The Remus Lupins, named for Harry’s Defense Against the Dark Arts instructor in book three of the series, came into existence when band founder Alex Carpenter looked at the titles on his bookshelf and held his guitar at the same time. Suddenly, songs about Harry and his magical world just started pouring out of him.

 The Whomping Willows take their name from the tree into which Harry’s pal Ron Weasley crashes his dad’s flying car in book two.

 “Dress up,” Hilbert added, “bring your wands, and remember, even Voldemort can't stop the rock!”

Call the Southern Oaks Library at 631-4468 for more information.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org