SJC Librarian‘s Great Books and Stories Read-Aloud
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 18, The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 18, The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore

December 1, 2020

Fake news? or did Dumbledore really have something to hide...

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 17, Bathilda’s Secret
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 16, Godric’s Hollow

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 16, Godric’s Hollow

November 29, 2020

Return to the scene of the crime.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 15, The Goblin’s Revenge

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 15, The Goblin’s Revenge

November 26, 2020

A promising revelation and a troubling break-up.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 14, The Thief

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 14, The Thief

November 25, 2020

A forest, a tent, a locket and a troubling dream.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 13, The Muggle Born Registration Commission
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 12, Magic is Might

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 12, Magic is Might

November 23, 2020

In disguise in the Ministry of Magic.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 11, The Bribe

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 11, The Bribe

November 19, 2020

Surprise visitors bring surprising news to Grimmauld Place.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 10, Kreacher’s Tale
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 9, A Place to Hide

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 9, A Place to Hide

November 16, 2020

Escape to London's busy streets, and on to a familiar hiding spot.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 8, The Wedding

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 8, The Wedding

November 13, 2020

Bill and Fleur and...Auntie Muriel?

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 7, The Will of Albus Dumbledore

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 7, The Will of Albus Dumbledore

November 12, 2020

Scrimgeour drops in for a surprising visit at the Burrow.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 6, The Ghoul in Pajamas

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 6, The Ghoul in Pajamas

November 10, 2020

Harry realizes how far his friends will go to support him.

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 5, Fallen Warrior
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 4, The Seven Potters
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 3, The Dursleys Departing
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 2, In Memoriam
THE FINAL BOOK STARTS NOW!  Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 1, The Dark Lord Ascending

THE FINAL BOOK STARTS NOW! Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 1, The Dark Lord Ascending

November 2, 2020

Here we go! The final book, #7, in the Harry Potter series. Get ready - it's going to be a very scary, exciting, difficult year ahead for all of our favorite characters (and some of our favorite villains as well).  Enjoy.

FINAL CHAPTER! Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 30, The White Tomb

FINAL CHAPTER! Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 30, The White Tomb

October 30, 2020

A haunting send-off for the dead, and an ominous future for the living.  

COMING SOON: The final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  After almost 8 months of reading 4-7 chapters each week, we have come to the final book. I admit, I didn't think the pandemic would last as long as it has, but one silver lining has been the joy I've had reading your comments and watching as listeners from around the world have tuned in to my little school podcast, from our small village outside Chicago.

One more book to go!  Thank you for listening.

-Mrs M

PS: have a safe and happy Halloween 2020.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 29, The Phoenix Lament

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 29, The Phoenix Lament

October 29, 2020

The greatest tragedy and its unbearable aftermath.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 28, Flight of the Prince

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 28, Flight of the Prince

October 28, 2020

Snape: the greatest mystery of all?

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 27,The Lightning-Struck Tower
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 26, The Cave

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 26, The Cave

October 26, 2020

A terrifying trip to find a horcrux.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 25, The Seer Overheard

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 25, The Seer Overheard

October 25, 2020

Harry and Dumbledore begin a journey.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 24, Sectumsempra

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 24, Sectumsempra

October 24, 2020

Note to self: don't use curses that you find scrawled in the margins of other people's books...

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 23, Horcruxes

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 23, Horcruxes

October 22, 2020

At last, Voldemort's secrets revealed.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 22, After the Burial
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 21, The Unknowable Room
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter20, Lord Voldemort’s Request
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 19, Elf Tails

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 19, Elf Tails

October 13, 2020

Wrestling elves and spy missions.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 18, Birthday Surprises
FINAL CHAPTER! The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 39, For Every Exit an Entrance

FINAL CHAPTER! The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 39, For Every Exit an Entrance

October 8, 2020

Twists, turns, and happy results. But not the end of Society's story....

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17, A Sluggish Memory

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 17, A Sluggish Memory

October 8, 2020

Another trip to the Pensieve gets murky.

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 38, Escapes and Returns

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 38, Escapes and Returns

October 6, 2020

Narrow escapes and a plethora of heroes.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 16, A Very Frosty Christmas

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 16, A Very Frosty Christmas

October 6, 2020

Back at the Burrow for the holidays, with an interesting tree-topping gnome.

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 37, The Best Medicine

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 37, The Best Medicine

October 4, 2020

Constance has special talents!

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 15, The Unbreakable Vow

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 15, The Unbreakable Vow

October 4, 2020

Harry overhears a perplexing conversation.

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 36, Stands and Falls

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 36, Stands and Falls

October 2, 2020

Just when all hope is lost, love shows up.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 14, Felix Felicis

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 14, Felix Felicis

October 2, 2020

Harry get sneaky to help restore Ron's confidence.

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 35, The Great Kate Weather Machine
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 13, The Secret Riddle
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 12, Silver and Opals

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 12, Silver and Opals

September 29, 2020

A nasty night and a nastier curse.

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 34, Sticky’s Discovery

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 34, Sticky’s Discovery

September 28, 2020

As kids barf all around them, Reynie and Sticky try to figure out the latest message.

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 33, Bad News and Bad News

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 33, Bad News and Bad News

September 20, 2020

Putting the plan into motion, the kids jeopardize an ally.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 11, Hermione’s Helping Hand
The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 32, Sacrifices, Narrow Escapes, and Something Like a Plan

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 32, Sacrifices, Narrow Escapes, and Something Like a Plan

September 16, 2020

Some risks and perils ahead...but first, a plan.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 10, The House of Gaunt

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 10, The House of Gaunt

September 16, 2020

Harry has his first private lesson with Dumbledore and sees into Voldemort's history.

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 31, The Mouse in the Culvert

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 31, The Mouse in the Culvert

September 13, 2020

Kate goes on a very dangerous mission.

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9,The Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9,The Half-Blood Prince

September 13, 2020

Harry discovers the work of the mysterious HBP and wins a very interesting prize in Potions class.

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 30, A Chess Lesson

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Chapter 30, A Chess Lesson

September 12, 2020

Reynie recalls a late night chess game with Mr. Benedict, and unravels a clue.

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