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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Reel to reel machine

In 2015, 154 audio reels were donated to University of Waterloo's Special Collections & Archives. The reels contain recordings of séances conducted in Kitchener during the 1960s by a mysterious medium named Mr. Thomas Lacey.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 (all day)
Yer a wizard Waterloo

Accio Potterheads! You have been summoned to explore our enchanted book stacks and charmed spaces for a day filled with Harry Potter-themed events and activities, including:

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
book spine poetry

Create a poem using the spines of library books! Whether amateur or professional, channel your inner Peeves (no pranks allowed) to create some peaceful prose, a lilting limerick or a hallowed haiku.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
magical manuscripts

Take a close look at some of the spooky items lurking in the basement of Dana Porter Library. Staff will be on hand on the lobby with some enchanted objects that you can touch and feel!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
mandrakes on a shelf

learn more about the care and feeding of mandrakes and other magical plants at our book display!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
castle with event times

Can you solve the many riddles of Azkaban in order to unlock the gates and escape to freedom? Grab some some wizarding accomplices and test your skills in our Harry Potter-themed escape room! Teams can be 2 to 5 people.

This event is currently full. Check out some of our other Library Day events!

Timeslots:

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
dragon's eggs

Was your name never chosen from the Goblet of Fire, but you're sure you could have gotten an 'O' in the first task? Test your skills of dexterity with our Dragon's Eggs game!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Gobstones

Come out and try the sport that has been described as "the thinking wizard/witch's Quidditch." Although its reputation may not be as cool as other wizarding games, this muggle friendly version won't leave you needing Skele-Gro.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
books

Test your knowledge of the Harry Potter book series with our trivia questions! Can you outsmart our Library Ambassadors?

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
wizards' duel

Want a good, old-fashioned Wizard’s duel without the potential for injury? The Department of Magical Games and Sports has a new development based on a game from the muggle world! It involves something with “paddles” though we aren’t sure what, so come to the Arts Quad to find out and compete against your friends in this magical new game!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
A student in Hogwarts

Picture yourself in Hogwarts and have your photo taken in front of our green screen with a huge selection of Harry Potter props!

A selection of backgrounds will be available to choose from, and your photos will be emailed to you after the event so you can share them with all your friends!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
books

Test your knowledge of the Harry Potter book series with our trivia questions! Can you outsmart our Library Ambassadors?

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Lexi

Take a five minute break from your day to feel fantastic! Get some cuddles with our enchanting therapy dog, Lexi!

This popular event always fills up, so get there early!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Bob Ross painting a Quibbler

Xenophilius Lovegood is setting up a new edition of The Quibbler at Waterloo and is looking for contributors. Will your page come to life in this magical
new edition? Unleash your inner Luna and join us at the DC library to pitch your design. All applicants will be able to take their work home...along with their own golden snitch!

Thursday, October 3, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Harry Potter holg a golf club

Learn more about Library services and resources as you make your way through our Harry Potter-themed 9-hole mini golf course.

This event was so popular during Goose Week, we're bring it back - better than ever!

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