The opening ceremony for "Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine," an exhibit at Eastern Illinois University's Booth Library, will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, in the Marvin Foyer.
David Raybin, Ph.D., an EIU English professor who is currently teaching a course on "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling, will present “Character, Structure, Perspective … and a Castle: A Medievalist Reads Harry Potter” at 7:30 p.m. in the adjacent West Reading Room. Light refreshments will be served.
"Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine" is a six-banner traveling exhibition created to explore the link between "Harry Potter" and the history of science using materials from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
In addition, library faculty and staff have prepared supporting exhibits that will be on display throughout the library.
The exhibition will be on display in the Marvin Foyer of Booth Library from Oct. 5 through Nov. 14, during regular library hours.
For more information about the exhibit, as well as accompanying events scheduled at EIU, see http://www.library.eiu.edu/exhibits/harrypotter.