Reception features live animals from Harry Potter series

Dakota State University is hosting an opening reception for the traveling exhibit of Harry Potter, Wednesday, January 19 from 7-8pm at the Karl Mundt Library on the campus of DSU in Madison. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30pm. The reception will feature live animals from the Harry Potter series. 

DSU faculty member Nathan Edwards will begin the program, "Care of Magical Creatures" by playing music from the Harry Potter films. Several animals featured within the Harry Potter series will be on hand. Attendees will learn about the animals and get a chance for some hands on action (perhaps not with the Blast Ended Skrewt.)

Presenter: Nathan Edwards, Audio faculty, DSU

Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum, Sioux Falls, SD

Location: Mundt Library

Audience: Open to the public and DSU students/staff/faculty. All ages are welcome.

About the Harry Potter Exhibit:

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the world of Harry Potter and its roots in Renaissance magic, science, and medicine. In 1997, British author J.K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Although part of a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science and medicine.

The Karl E. Mundt Library is one of 12 libraries selected to host the exhibit. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine was organized by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. The American Library Association Public Programs Office, Chicago, coordinates the exhibition tour.

Last Updated: 1/10/12