Join Rod Library, in conjunction with the Cedar Falls Public Library and the Waterloo Public Library, in welcoming the coming of Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, an exhibit meant to teach the real history behind the magical world of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Help us celebrate by taking part in the many Harry Potter themed events  we have going on from October through December!
Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 2-6 pm, at Cedar Falls High School
For students grades 6-12
There are no Hunger games this year, but we know you'll have a blast at the first ever Cedar Valley Triwizard Tournament! Will you dare to put your name into the Goblet of Fire? For details and to register, see the Triwizard Tournament Registration  and Authorization and Release Forms .
Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 10-noon, at the Cedar Falls High School Practice Field
Watch the UNI Quidditch Team in action! Please bring your own seating.
Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 9-noon, at UNI's McCollum Science Hall
For students grades 1-5
Come and see how muggles do magic by discovering the scientific princples behind the magic of Harry Potter. For details and to register, see the Hogwarts Academy Registration and Authorization and Release Forms . Please note that there is a limit of 30 students for this event, so please register as soon as possible.
Harry Potter Cover Art Contest
Entries due Tuesday, November 1, 2011
For students grades K-12
In America, the cover art for Harry Potter has become nearly as iconic of Rowling's series as the actors who play her characters in the highly popular movies. The Harry Potter Cover Art Contest asks students to create a reinterpretation of one of the Harry Potter covers. Local artists will judge the students' art submissions, and winners will be announced at the Harry Potter's World Exhibit Opening Reception at Rod Library on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 6 pm. For details and to register, see the Harry Potter Cover Art Contest Registration Form .
Harry Potter's World Exhibit Opening Reception
Tuesday, November, 15, 2011, at 6 pm, at Rod Library
Showing for the first time the traveling Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine exhibit as well as Harry Potter inspired cover art from local artists in the Cedar Valley area and student Cover Art Contest submissions.
Diagon Alley Parties
Waterloo Public Library: Friday, December 3, 2011, from 7-midnight
Cedar Falls Public Library: Friday, December 16, 2011, from 6-11 pm
Join the Cedar Falls Public Library and the Waterloo Public Library for a night on Diagon Alley!
For details visit www.cedar-falls.lib.ia.us/harrypotter.
Throughout the month of November, 7 Horcruxes will be hidden in Rod Library, Cedar Falls Public Library, and Waterloo Public Library. Join the hunt, and you could win an ereader! Look for details at www.cedar-falls.lib.ia.us/harry  potter or contact Amy Stuenkel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skype Author Visit with Amy Stewart, Bestselling Author of Wicked Plants
Thursday, December 8, 2011, at 7 pm, at Rod Library, Cedar Falls Public Library, and Waterloo Public Library
We hope you'll take the opportunity to meet best selling author, Amy Stewart, who will be discussing her book Wicked Plants over a Skype interview that will be broadcast between the three libraries.