Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Magic in 'Harry Potter's World' Exhibit

The Lawrence Public Library is one of a handful of libraries across the state to host the exhibit, on loan from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, says Gwen GeigerWolfe, an information services and public-health librarian at the Lawrence Public Library.

The exhibit’s six panels explore the connection between the magical creatures, plants and potions in J.K. Rowling’s beloved books and the real-life theories of Renaissance naturalists, alchemists and thinkers.

“The exciting part of this is we’re able to see that Harry Potter is wonderful and truly imaginative, but it relates to the real world,” GeigerWolfe says. “And we have these beautiful images and resources and medieval texts that we can reference to learn more about the story itself.”

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