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March 14, 2011
Beginning Thursday, Hagerstown Community College's Student Government Association will host a series of free movie nights for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the first part of the final installment of J.K. Rowling's acclaimed "Harry Potter" series. All shows will be held in the student center. Show times are as follows: Thursday at 7 p.m. Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. The event is free and is open to the public. Light snacks will be provided.
NEWS
By AMELIA McCARTY / Pulse correspondent | July 21, 2009
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was made out to be one of the must-see movies of the summer. But if you see this movie, you must either must have followed all the movies or have read all of the books. Either way, it can be confusing. And for younger kids, it may be frightening. This movie is almost like a teen drama show on MTV. It shows many drinking scenes and sexual contact between the actors and actresses. On the lighter note, if you're into these types of movies, and are following the movies or books, this is a movie I would recommend.
NEWS
July 10, 2007
The Washington County Free Library will host Midnight Muggle Madness, a Harry Potter-themed party on the eve of the release of the final book in the Harry Potter series. The event begins at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, with the showing of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the movie version of the fourth Potter book. Following the movie, the library will host a costume party, a Bertie Botts bean-tasting contest and more activities for Potter fans. At midnight, chapter one of the new book will be read aloud.
NEWS
By PEPPER BALLARD | July 22, 2007
HAGERSTOWN-At the near midnight crackle of a microphone, hundreds of "Muggles" and wizards who gathered Friday at Borders at the Centre at Hagerstown fell silent, clutched Harry Potter lottery tickets and listened in a hush to a voice that carried throughout the jam-packed store. As the announcer read each lottery number, those who were eliminated groaned while the others stayed focused. The bustling store hummed until the high-pitched squeals of 13-year-old Brianna Green announced the winner.
NEWS
June 10, 2005
Gather your quills and magical ink. The Washington County Free Library and Friends of the Library are sponsoring a poster and essay contest to celebrate the release on July 16 of the sixth book in the Harry Potter series. An essay about your thoughts on the Harry Potter books, a new book idea or something about your favorite scene or character should be neatly printed or typed. Keep the essay to 300 words or less. Any medium may be used to design a poster on poster board that is no larger than 22 inches by 28 inches and shows a scene from a Harry Potter book, your idea of Hogwarts or a character from the books.
NEWS
By PEPPER BALLARD | July 21, 2007
Would-be wizards celebrated the release of the last book in the Harry Potter series Friday night at the Washington County Free Library with a movie, pizza and a little imagination. "I am well-versed in the art of reading tea leaves. I have been studying the art of palm reading," said a high-pitched Charlotte Seibert, the library's business manager, who was dressed in scarves, bangles and beads as Professor Sybill Trelawney, a zany divination professor at Hogwarts, Potter's school.
NEWS
by CAILEIGH OLIVER | July 19, 2005
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is the sixth book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, and lives up to the high hopes that preceded its publication. Set in Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, it is filled with many flashbacks to Lord Voldemort's strange past, and how Voldemort came to be the Dark Lord and Harry's nemesis. This tale has a very good plot, and it's very tempting to stay up half the night reading it, though there are some slow parts to the story.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | June 22, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com Grant Speer, 12, waited in line for his turn at the counter at Waldenbooks in Chambersburg (Pa.) Mall on Saturday morning. He was dressed appropriately for the occasion in a tall, pointy wizard hat, Hogwarts cape and wand. He held a jar of pickled shrunken Mandrake heads in his left hand. It was a scene repeated all over America as the long-awaited fifth book in the Harry Potter adventure series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," hit the bookstands.
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August 10, 2011
For Friday through Sunday Movie times listed are those provided as of noon Wednesday and may be revised by theaters at any time. MARYLAND      LEITERSBURG CINEMAS 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown • 240-329-2093 www.leitersburgcinemas.com Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13) - Fri./Sat. - 7:10 9:50 p.m.; Sun. - 7:10 p.m. Cars 2 (G) - Fri./Sun. - 1:55, 4:30 p.m.; Sat. - 11:20 a.m., 1:55, 4:30 p.m. The Change Up (R) - Fri. - 2, 4:40, 7:30, 10 p.m.; Sat. - 11;05 a.m., 2, 4:40, 7:30, 10 p.m.; Sun. - 2, 4:40, 7:30 p.m. Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)
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By BOB GARVER | Special to The Herald-Mail | July 19, 2011
For nearly a decade the "Harry Potter" series has been working a unique brand of magic. The films based on J.K. Rowling's beloved book series about a boy wizard have made for perhaps the most consistently entertaining movie franchise in recent memory. The franchise has consisted of eight films, all made with care and all box office hits.  Now the time has come for the grand finale. It is indeed bad news that we won't get to enjoy any more of Harry's adventures, but the good news is that the series is going out on a strong note.
NEWS
By MAEGAN CLEARWOOD and KATE S. ALEXANDER | maegan.clearwood@herald-mail.com | July 15, 2011
With a red-and-yellow knitted bag over her shoulder and a flowery frock tied over a vibrant, striped sweater, Margie Williams brought Mrs. Weasley to life Friday at the Westview Regal Valley Mall Stadium 16 movie theater. Only 12 hours earlier, Williams, of Frederick, and her friend Meg Owens of Martinsburg, W.Va., were at a midnight premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part II. " "It was like a party. You can't go to a midnight showing and not be hardcore," Williams said.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | July 14, 2011
All good things come to an end. And for fans of the beloved series about the journey of Harry Potter it would end at about 2 a.m. Friday. "I will be very sad," said Kasayus Ferguson, 13, of Hagerstown. "It will be bittersweet, I wish it could go on forever," said Megen Franklin 28, of Frederick, Md. Like millions of fans across America, Harry lovers gathered late Thursday night at Leitersburg Cinemas to watch the final chapter in the wizard's story, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part II. " Exactly 900 fans attended the soldout midnight showing at the cinemas on Leitersburg Pike, according to Jessica Rea, theater general manager.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alician@herald-mail.com | March 19, 2011
It's the stuff of broomsticks and gillyweed, horcrux and half-bloods. It's been a craze of seemingly supernatural proportions. The series of seven fantasy novels has sold more than 400 million copies, and it is the highest grossing film series of all time. With the last of the seven novels released and the final film due out in July, many Harry Potter fans are clamoring to keep the "Goblet of Fire" burning. If the Hagerstown Community College Student Government Association's recent showing of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1" was any indication, the series still has a lot of steam.
NEWS
March 14, 2011
Beginning Thursday, Hagerstown Community College's Student Government Association will host a series of free movie nights for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the first part of the final installment of J.K. Rowling's acclaimed "Harry Potter" series. All shows will be held in the student center. Show times are as follows: Thursday at 7 p.m. Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. The event is free and is open to the public. Light snacks will be provided.
NEWS
By HEATHER LOWERY | August 5, 2010
Hagerstown Community College has temporarily become Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for Harry Potter and his young accomplices, who this week are whipping up potions, creating transfigurations and studying divinations. The youngsters are participating in The World of Harry Potter, one of 70 courses offered this summer through HCC's College for Kids program. One day this week, Kristina Norgard, 10, was wearing a Hogwarts robe and had brought with her a golden snitch and a stuffed owl named Hedwig.
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