Harry Potter is Coming to HSLS!

Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine, a travelling exhibit produced by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, and coordinated by the American Library Association, will arrive at Falk Library on February 13, 2011. The exhibit explores the link between the hugely popular Harry Potter book series and the history of science, using materials from the National Library of Medicine.

Please mark your calendars for the following free events before and during the exhibit:

OPENING RECEPTION: February 22, 6–7 p.m., Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Reception following in Falk Library

Stephen Greenberg, PhD, coordinator of public services, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, will be here to present “Magic and Monsters in the Stacks: How Harry Potter Came to the National Library of Medicine.” Come and hear Dr. Greenberg tell the story of the Harry Potter exhibit and how it took shape at the National Library of Medicine.

MARCH PRESENTATION: March 15, 6–7 p.m., Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 5
Reception following in Falk Library

Sylvia Pamboukian, PhD, assistant professor of English Studies at Robert Morris University, will present, “World of Medieval Medicine and Harry Potter.” All are welcome to come explore the ways in which medical materials of the Renaissance were perceived as part of a larger, ritualistic process incorporating material, environment, practitioner, and patient. Dr. Pamboukian will also discuss the ways in which such practices were perceived at the time, particularly the fears about witches and wizards.

MOVIE NIGHTS: Second Monday of the month, Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6, 7 p.m.

To help you brush up on Harry’s adventures and wizarding education before the exhibit arrives, HSLS is sponsoring monthly Harry Potter movie nights. Take a break from studying for free entertainment and free popcorn!

Monday, December 13, 2010: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Monday, January 10, 2011: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Monday, February 14, 2011: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Monday, March 14, 2011: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

~ Renae Barger