PICTURE GALLERY: Half-term hijinks for Harry Potter fans at library tea party

Left to right, Lucky Choudhury from Southsea with her daughter Maya Choudhury, eight, and friend Hasin Ahmed, seven.
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Left to right, Lucky Choudhury from Southsea with her daughter Maya Choudhury, eight, and friend Hasin Ahmed, seven. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171242-1)
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Families were transported to the magical world of JK Rowling at a Harry Potter-themed tea party.

Nearly 50 budding witches and wizards hopped on their broomsticks and headed to Portsmouth Central Library for the event, which was held to coincide with the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at the British Museum in London.

Left to right, Madeline Hater, nine, and her sister Betheny, four, from Southsea.
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Left to right, Madeline Hater, nine, and her sister Betheny, four, from Southsea. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171242-1)

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Left to right, Anna Da Rocha and daughter Alice, three, and Harris Shenwary, seven.
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Left to right, Anna Da Rocha and daughter Alice, three, and Harris Shenwary, seven. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171242-1)

Left to right, Spud Aquilina from Portsmouth and daughter Izzy, six.
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Left to right, Spud Aquilina from Portsmouth and daughter Izzy, six. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171242-1)

Harry Potter's owl Hedwig even made an appearance at Portsmouth Central Library.
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Harry Potter's owl Hedwig even made an appearance at Portsmouth Central Library. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171242-1)

Library staff members Jade Evans and Emma Collins.
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Library staff members Jade Evans and Emma Collins. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171242-1)

Shyreen Holmes and her son Jamie Eddy, six, from Portsmouth. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171242-1)

Shyreen Holmes and her son Jamie Eddy, six, from Portsmouth. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171242-1)