OK, so you can’t expect a children’s book author to talk about the Marshall Plan. Nonetheless, J. K. Rowling gave a wonderful speech at Harvard’s Commencement this past Thursday, titled “The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination.” Harvard Magazine has the full text and video of the speech.
Or, if you just want more Harry Potter, you have many choices at the library. We have the books in the children’s, young adult, adult, paperback, and large print collections, and translations in Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Latin. They’re also available on CD and cassette, and don’t forget the movies! We also have related items, such as books on the meaning of Harry Potter, a leadership book based on Harry Potter, and even a knitting book (Charmed Knits). Just search the catalog under author for Rowling, J. K., or under keyword for “Harry Potter” (in quotes).