The world's most popular wizard, Harry Potter, has swooped into the Brentwood Library in the form of a six-banner traveling exhibit on display now through Saturday, Sept. 10.
Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine
explores the link between Harry's wizarding world and the history of science. Developed by the National Library of Medicine, Natioanl Institutes of Health, the exhibit delves into eight area's of the Harry Potter universe — Potions, Monsters, Herbology, Magical Creatures, Fantastic Beasts and Immortality. Each of these topics are ones explored by 15th- and 16th-century thinkers who played significant roles in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology and natural philosophy.
"We are excited to host this exhibit for our library community and the city of Brentwood," says Norman Taulbee, community relations coordinator at Brentwood Library. "It's a timely addition to the establishment of the Chamber of Knowledge Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance," he adds.
— The Chamber of Knowledge Chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance hosts a Harry Potter Birthday Celebration at Brentwood Library on Sunday, July 31 at 1 p.m. Click HERE for more info about the free event. —
In tandem with the traveling exhibit, Brentwood Library is planning special programming corresponding with the exhibit's themes. Find the library's calendar of events at brentwood-tn.org/library
or watch for updates on Facebook
Kids can have fun exploring more of Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine
online at nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/harrypottersworld/index.html
Brentwood Library is located at 8109 Concord Road. Hours are Mon - Thu 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 1 - 6 p.m. Call 615-371-0090.