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Apr 29, 2014 11:52 AM by Dan Shadwell, KSBY News

Local Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Racist statements attributed to L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling over the weekend may have you thinking about how to discuss discrimination and bigotry with your kids.

You may find help on Saturday from a surprising source - the screening of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" at the Los Osos Library.

Lessons about intolerance are a big part of the story.

Voldemort and his followers are prejudiced towards muggles and in "Goblet of Fire," Hermine forms a group to liberate Hogwarts' house-elves, who've been indentured servants for so long, they've resigned themselves to that position.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly back in 2000, Harry Potter's creator, J.K. Rowling, discussed the theme of bigotry and how much she detests it.

But she says unfortunately, children will witness that in the real world, and she thinks it's important to get them thinking about it.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire screens at the Los Osos Library Saturday night from 5:45 to 8:15.
It's rated PG-13.

Admission is free and you're invited to pack your dinner.

They'll have popcorn there, courtesy of the Friends of the Los Osos Library.

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