The Death of Harry Potter

Many people predict that Harry will not survive the “Deathly Hallows.”
bq.Although Rowling didn’t specify precisely when and how Potter will meet his doom, fans took for granted that he will die and are appalled by the very idea. One aficionado wrote, quote, ‘I truly feel that for Rowling to kill off any of the trio would reflect a callousness towards children I don’t wish to contemplate’, completely ignoring the fact that the author only hinted that the main character may die. – “Elena Gorgan(Fans’ Violent Reaction To Harry Potter’s Death)”: Last Week, at the “HP Panel(At Harry Potter panel at Oasis)”: at Oasis, we discussed whether his death was imminent. The consensus was that it was not. One of the most eloquent arguments was by one audience member that having him die after undergoing all his struggles would send children who had enjoyed the series the wrong message. I can’t disagree.
bq.For everyone who has dreamt of walking the streets of Diagon Alley, they soon will have the chance.”The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park will make the magical world of the famous book a reality for its legions of fans. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Universal Orlando Resort are partnering to create the worlds first fully immersive Harry Potter themed environment based on J.K. Rowling’s books and the Warner Bros. films. “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” is expected to open in 2009. – “ABC News(Harry Potter Sneak Peek)”: It could just be me, but I can’t quite see launching a theme park based on a dead literary character.

By Michael K Pate

Michael K. Pate tends to spend a great deal time of time around computers. He has been a Librarian since 1997.

Michael was born in Avon Park, Florida in 1966. Except for a couple of brief periods in his life (once in Tampa and once in Winter Haven/Haines City), he has been a life-long resident.

Originally, he planned on a career as a Computer Programmer and therefore graduate from Webber College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems in 1988. However, unhappy with career opportunities at the time, he soon returned to school and received a BS in Social Science Education from the University of South Florida.

He began his career in education at Avon Elementary and later Avon Park Middle working as a Computer Lab Coordinator. While technological challenges were interesting, he found himself more and more interested in becoming a Media Specialist. He began work on his MLS in 1995.

However, a summer internship at the Sebring Public Library in 1996 soon made him reconsider just what his career should be. Upon graduation in 1997, he secured a position as a Media Specialist at Eastside Elementary in Haines City. Eventually, the position he was looking for opened up and he returned to SPL as Reference Librarian in 1999.

In 2003, he became Assistant Director of the Highlands County Library System, serving in that role until the position was eliminated during a late round of budget cuts in 2010. Since then, he has been the Computer Support Specialist for the Heartland Library Cooperative. In 2011, he began serving on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.