Harry Potter's World Triwizard Tournament -2011
In Fall of 2011, UNI Rod Library, Cedar Falls Public Library, and Waterloo Public Library hosted Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, an exhibit meant to reveal the history behind the magical world of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. In celebration of the exhibit coming to the Cedar Valley area, the libraries collaborated to host the Cedar Valley’s first ever Triwizard Tournament. As in Rowling’s fourth Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the Triwizard Tournament tested participants mentally and physically. Using team work and a truly inspiring knowledge of Harry Potter trivia, area students raced against the clock and each other to translate runes, piece together dragons' eggs, swim in the Black Lake, and much more!