A Muggle Murder Mystery

This year’s annual Halloween event–a dinner party, after-hours lock-in, murder mystery–was exceptional; the theme was Harry Potter.

With an almost entirely teen cast, the Teen Advisory Board transported the guests into a Hogwarts mystery. As the Halloween feast was winding down, a mystery was afoot. The culprit could be a wizard, witch, teacher, student, muggle, squib, or ghost. Dinner guests prowled the stacks to investigate the clues.

The Billing:

A Muggle Murder Mystery

An Interactive Play Based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series

Presented by the Teen Advisory Board

With Direction by Jane Gov

A Pasadena Public Library Production

Scripts written by Mckenna Blackshire, Penelope Boone, and Sophie Lin

Clues written by Liliana Edmonds, Sofia Enger, Jonathan Garcia, Christopher Gonzalez, Genevieve Harvey, Jane Lee, John Lee, Faith Malicdem, Brittany Romero, Lauren Sugiyama, Luke Sugiyama, Maya Wong, Kristina Yin


Jonathan Haile as Alexei Beauford

Penelope Boone as Evangeline Waldorf

Sophie Lin as Andromeda Makarova

Faith Malicdem as Fleur Poe

Sofia Enger as Callie Rosewell

Kevin Crain as Professor Oliver Ostrander




Photos by Jane Gov and Alfonso Huerta

Jane Gov

Jane is a Youth Services Librarian at Pasadena Central Library. She purchases YA books for the library system and maintains the teen booklist, online resources, and webpages. She oversees Teen & YA programs including Summer Reading, Advisory Board, Zine, book reviewers, and volunteers. She also conducts a few kids events and storytimes. Jane is a contributor to VOYA Magazine and a YALSA Board member. A majority of her free time is spent with her corgi Lord Tyrion of Pasadena. She tweets as @missjanegov.

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