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Email: jdreinhart@eiu.edu
Phone: 217-581-7400
Fax: 217-581-8444

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Dec 16, 2017

 

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BOOTH LIBRARY TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF HARRY POTTER

Twenty years after the publication of the first Harry Potter book, Booth Library presents an exhibit and program series, "Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon." This exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.

Booth Library''s exhibit takes a look at the popularity and influence of the Harry Potter world in today's society. A series of related programs, including quidditch, trivia, costumes, lectures, food and more, also are planned. For more information, visit http://booth.eiu.edu/hp20. The exhibit and all events are open to the public.

Schedule of Events

Opening program: Sept. 14, 7 p.m., "The Boy Who Lived: Harry Potter and the Culture of Death"; keynote speaker: Suzie Park, professor of English; West Reading Room;

Sept. 15, 4 p.m., Family Weekend: EIU Quidditch Tournament; led by Chelsea Duncan, instructor of KSS; Library Quad;

Sept. 28, 4 p.m., "Dark Arts and Other Wicked Ideas: Harry Potter, Banned Books and Intellectual Freedom"; by Michele McDaniel, reference librarian, and Ryan McDaniel, instructor of communication studies; Witters Conference Room 4440;

Oct. 3 and 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Harry Potter Menu at The Café; presented by Richard Wilkinson, professor, and FCS students; Klehm Hall 1414; $5.50;

Oct. 3, 7 p.m., "Poison Pen: Rita Skeeter, her Quick-Quotes Quill & Journalism Ethics in the Wizarding World"; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440;

Oct. 17, 4 p.m., "Muggles, Magic and Abuse"; by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois; Witters Conference Room 4440;

Oct. 26, 6-10 p.m., Harry Potter Night featuring trivia, costumes, music, activities and food at Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, co-sponsored by Tarble Arts Center, UIUC Harry Potter Alliance, EIU Harry Potter Club;

Nov. 28, 7 p.m., "Harry Potter & the Cult of Celebrity"; by Lola Burnham, associate professor of journalism; Witters Conference Room 4440.



ELIZABETH M HELDEBRANDT, Library Services - Dean
Posted: Sep 06, 2017


 


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