Witches, wizards and magic wands in Kirkintilloch

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SPELLING isn’t every child’s cup of tea, but a magical event at William Patrick Library in Kirkintilloch aims to change all that.

Families in East Dunbartonshire can bring witches and wizardry to life by unleashing JK Rowling stories at the William Patrick Library.

With the wave of a magic wand, library goers can be spellbound playing the PS3 game, ‘Wonderbook: Book of Spells’.

The game ties in with the theme of this year’s Local History Week, ‘Superstition and Folklore’, as players learn the art of wizardry.

Their training begins at the Hogwarts Library and they learn to cast spells such as Incendio, Wingardium Leviosa and Expelliarmus.

Players unlock conundrum poems and discover mischievous notes and spells scribbled into the margins by previous Hogwarts students.

The ‘Spellbinding’ sessions are mystically taking place in the William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch, on Thursday, March 7, from 3.30pm-4.30pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm.

To book your place at either of the sessions, please phone 0141 777 3141.

Chairman of East Dunbartonshire Culture and Leisure Trust, Councillor Stewart MacDonald, said: “Superstition and folklore is an exciting topic for local history week and can be explored in a variety of interesting ways at your local library.

“The whole family can enjoy the PS3 game Wonderbook: Book of Spells and anyone interested in creating some magic should get in touch with the William Patrick Library to book their place.”

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