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Harry Potter's World

From October through December 2011, Rod Library, in conjunction with the Cedar Falls and Waterloo Public Libraries, will be hosting the traveling exhibit, Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, that explores the roots behind the magic and wonder of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Join us in celebrating its arrival by participating in our Harry Potter inspired events listed below, all of which are free and open to the public! For more details, check out the Youth Collection's Harry Potter page.

Triwizard Tournament 
Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 2-6 pm, at Cedar Falls High School.
For students, grades 6-12
Registration required.

Quidditch Match 
Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 10-noon, at Cedar Falls High School.
Bring your own seating, and watch UNI's Quidditch Team in action!

Hogwarts Academy
Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 9-noon, at McCollum Science Hall.
For students, grades 1-5
Registration required.

Harry Potter Cover Art Contest
Entries due by November 1, 2011, and winners announced Tuesday,
November 15, 2011, at the Harry Potter's World Exhibit Opening Reception.
For students, grades K-12
Registration required.

Harry Potter's World Exhibit Opening Reception
Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 6 pm, at Rod Library.

Diagon Alley Parties
Friday, December 2, 2011, from 7-midnight at Waterloo Public Library
and Friday, December 16, 2011, at Cedar Falls Public Library.
For details visit the Cedar Falls Public Library web page.

Skype Author Visit with Amy Stewart, Bestselling Author of Wicked Plants
Thursday, December 8, 2011, at 7 pm in Rod Library, room 373.

Horcrux Hunt
Throughout the month of November, 7 horcruxes will be hidden throughout the three
libraries. Join the hunt, and you could win an ereader! For details visit
the Cedar Falls Public Library web page.


The Circle

Do you love youth literature?  Or, simply wonder why so many adults are reading it, buzzing about it?  Then join us in The Circle on Thursday, February 4, 2010, at 3:30pm in the Youth Collection.  We will discuss a variety of picture books and full length novels.  For more details, and a full list of the books that we will discuss go to this link  www.library.uni.edu/collections/youth-collection/circle


The Circle

Do you love youth literature?  Or, simply wonder why so many adults are reading it, buzzing about it?  Then join us in The Circle on Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 3:30pm in the Youth Collection.  We will discuss a variety of picture books and full length novels.  For more details, and a full list of the books that we will discuss go to this link  www.library.uni.edu/collections/youth-collection/circle


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