Events

Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
AFTERLIFE | A seance experience

Join us at THEMUSEUM for the opening of AFTERLIFE | A Seance Experience, Featuring the Ghost of Thomas Lacey.

The evening will feature a first look at the experience animated by the Ghost of Thomas Lacey, intimate and engaging programming, spirits and refreshments. This event is 19+ with a cash bar.

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!

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?

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