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Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

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Drawing of a man next to a fiery cauldronImage of an owl next to text: Harry Potter's World, Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine

The magic in J. K. Rowling’s series of Harry Potter novels is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Harry Potter's World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine explores the intersection of these worlds, featuring highlights from the collections of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine.

Tour Itinerary

Harry Potter's World:

Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

Available Dates

  • September 26, 2016 - November 05, 2016Book Now
  • November 21, 2016 - January 07, 2017Book Now
  • January 23, 2017 - March 04, 2017Book Now
  • March 20, 2017 - April 29, 2017Book Now

Booked Dates

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October 04, 2009 - November 14, 2009
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL
Lewisville Public Library
Lewisville, TX
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
November 30, 2009 - January 09, 2010
Coweta Public Library
Newnan, GA
Assumption Parish Library
Napoleonville, AL
East Flagstaff Community Library
Flagstaff, AZ
January 24, 2010 - March 06, 2010
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
University of Alabama - Birmingham
Brimingham, AL
Knox Public Library
Vincennes, IN
March 21, 2010 - May 02, 2010
Enid Public Library
Enid, OK
Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Boca Raton, FL
Vernon Area Public Library District
Lincolnshire, IL
ALA Tour
May 16, 2010 - June 26, 2010
Irving Public Library
Irving , TX
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Muncie Public Library
Muncie, IN
ALA Tour
Wayne Public Library
Wayne, NJ
July 11, 2010 - August 21, 2010
Mesa Public Library
Los Alamos, NM
Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library
Christianburg, VA
Ela Public Library
Lake Zurich, IL
ALA Tour
University of Central Florida - Orlando
Orlando, FL
September 05, 2010 - October 16, 2010
Southwest Georgia Regional Library System
Bainbridge, GA
Grissom Library
Newport News, VA
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
ALA Tour
Champlain College Library
Burlington, VT
October 31, 2010 - December 11, 2010
Ohio State University - Marion
Marion, OH
Sturgis Public Library
Sturgis, SD
Greene County Library
Xenia, OH
ALA Tour
Children's Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, MI
December 20, 2010 - January 29, 2011
Lincoln Township Public Library
Stevensville, MI
Schaumburg Township District Library
Schaumburg, IL
Clinton-Macomb Public Library
Clinton Township, MI
ALA Tour
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
February 13, 2011 - March 26, 2011
Madigan Library - Penn. College of Technology
Williamsport, PA
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
University of Pittsburgh - Health Sciences Library
Pittsburgh, PA
ALA Tour
April 10, 2011 - May 21, 2011
Oesterle Library
Naperville, IL
St. Charles City - County Library
O'Fallon, MO
Rodman Public Library
Alliance, OH
Ada Community Library
Bosie, ID
Central Michigan University Libraries
Mt. Pleasant, MI
May 29, 2011 - July 09, 2011
Athens-Clarke County Library
Athens, GA
Mineola Memorial Library
Mineola, NY
Farmington Community Library
Farmington Hills, MI
Granville County Library System
Oxford, NC
Jacksonville Public Library
Jacksonville, FL
July 24, 2011 - September 02, 2011
Orange County Library System - Herndon Branch
Orlando, FL
Brown County Central Library
Green Bay, WI
Wayne Public Library
Wayne, MI
University of North Texas Libraries
Denton, TX
Broward County Library
Fort Lauderdale, FL
September 18, 2011 - October 29, 2011
Coker College Library
Hartsville, SC
Montana State University
Billings, MT
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD
Kent County Public Library
Chestertown, MD
Mercer University
Macon, GA
November 13, 2011 - December 31, 2011
Appomattox Regional Library System
Hopewell, VA
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
Grand Rapids Public Library
Grand Rapids , MI
University of Northern Iowa - Rod Library
Cedar Falls, IA
Iberia Parish Library
New Iberia, LA
January 15, 2012 - February 25, 2012
Horry County Public Library
Conway, SC
Columbia Public Library
Columbia, MO
Cromaine Library
Harland, MI
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Gautier, MS
March 11, 2012 - April 21, 2012
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID
University of Texas
Edinburg, TX
Kenyon College
Gambier, OH
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Lewisburg, WV
May 06, 2012 - June 16, 2012
Zion-Benton Public Library
Zion, IL
University of California San Diego - Biomedical Library
San Diego, CA
Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Spartanburg, SC
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN
Des Moines University
Des Moines, IA
July 01, 2012 - August 11, 2012
Orland Park Public Library
Orland Park, IL
Palm Beach County Library
West Palm Beach, FL
Central Arkansas Library System - Main Library
Little Rock, AR
Flagler County Public Library (Friends of the Library)
Palm Coast, FL
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum
Key West, FL
August 26, 2012 - October 06, 2012
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO
Centreville Regional Library & Fairfax County Public Library
Centreville, VA
Pace University - Mortola Library
Pleasantville, NY
Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District
Cobleskill, NY
University of Florida - Health Science Center Libraries
Gainesville, FL
October 22, 2012 - December 01, 2012
South Dakota Discovery Center
Pierre, SD
Canton Public Library
Canton, MI
Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
Louisville, KY
Lutheran HealthCare - Health Sciences Library
Brooklyn, NY
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
December 17, 2012 - January 26, 2013
University of Hawaii - Manoa Library
Honolulu, HI
Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries
Milwaukee, WI
Pleasant Valley Branch Library
Ogden, UT
University of Minnesota, Wangensteen Historical Library
Minneapolis, MN
Ravalli County Museum at the Old Court House
Hamilton, MT
February 11, 2013 - March 23, 2013
University of Hawaii - Manoa Library
Honolulu, HI
University at Buffalo - SUNY
Buffalo, NY
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
College of Wooster
Wooster, OH
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Bethesda, MD
April 08, 2013 - May 18, 2013
University of Hawaii - Manoa Library
Honolulu, HI
Chrysler Museum of Art (and Norfolk Academy)
Norfolk, VA
Miami Children's Hospital
Miami, FL
University of Texas - Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Thackray Museum
Leeds, United Kingdom
June 03, 2013 - July 13, 2013
Fort la Reine Museum
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center Library
Northport, NY
Panola College
Carthage, TX
Central City Public Library
Central City, NE
Thackray Museum
Leeds, United Kingdom
July 29, 2013 - September 07, 2013
Hudson Library and Historical Society
Hudson, OH
Pueblo City-County Library District
Pueblo, CO
Nova Southeastern University
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery
Athens, OH
Thackray Museum
Leeds, United Kingdom
September 23, 2013 - November 02, 2013
Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, NY
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
University of Virginia - Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Charlottesville, VA
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD
Thackray Museum
Leeds, United Kingdom
November 18, 2013 - December 28, 2013
Baldwin Wallace University - Ritter Library
Berea, OH
West Virginia University - Charleston Library
Charleston, WV
Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
Huntsville, AL
Daly House Museum
Brandon, Manitoba
Thackray Museum
Leeds, United Kingdom
January 13, 2014 - February 22, 2014
Oakland University School of Medicine
Rochester, MI
Metropolitan State University
St. Paul, MN
Northwest Regional Library
Cape Coral, FL
Oklahoma State University - Center for Health Sciences
Tulsa, OK
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
March 10, 2014 - April 19, 2014
Southern Illinois University
Springfield, IL
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
University of Kansas School of Medicine - Farha Medical Library
Wichita, KS
Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA
Temple University - Ginsburg Health Sciences Library
Philadelphia, PA
April 21, 2014 - May 31, 2014
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Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
Not Available
June 09, 2014 - July 19, 2014
Osceola Library System
Kissimmee, FL
High Plains Museum
Goodland, KS
East Carolina University - Laupus Health Sciences Library
Greenville, NC
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Glen Ellyn, IL
Lone Star College - Harris County Public Library
Cypress, TX
August 04, 2014 - September 13, 2014
University of Nebraska Medical Center - McGoogan Library of Medicine
Omaha, NE 
University of Utah - Eccles Health Sciences Library
Salt Lake City, UT
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences - Information Resource Center
Concord, NC
University of Montana, Missoula - Mansfield Library
Missoula, MT
Texas Woman's University - Blagg-Huey Library
Denton, TX
September 29, 2014 - November 08, 2014
Thomas Jefferson University - Scott Memorial Library
Philadelphia, PA
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Eskind Biomedical Library
Nashville, TN
New York Medical College - Health Sciences Library
Valhalla, NY
Unification Theological Seminary
Barrytown, NY
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
November 24, 2014 - January 03, 2015
Iberville Museum
Plaquemine, LA
The University of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
Philip Exeter Academy Library
Exeter, NH
Burlington County Library
Westampton, NJ
Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia
Beckley, WV
January 19, 2015 - February 28, 2015
The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine- Georgia
Suwanee, GA
Yale University - Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
New Haven, CT
SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry - Moon Library
Syracuse, NY
Columbia University Medical Center - A.C. Long Health Sciences Library
New York, NY
Cleveland State Community College
Cleveland, TN
March 16, 2015 - April 25, 2015
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Indiana - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN
Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central
Syracuse, NY
James Madison University - Rose Library
Harisonburg, VA
University of Missouri - Lottes Health Sciences Library
Columbia, MO
May 11, 2015 - June 20, 2015
Clayton Public Library System
Jonesboro, GA
Chula Vista Public Library
Chula Vista, CA
William F. Laman Public Library - Argenta Branch
North Little Rock, AR
Cross County Library
Wynne, AR
Chatham Area Public Library
Chatham, IL
July 06, 2015 - August 15, 2015
LSU Health Shreveport – Health Sciences Library
Shreveport, LA
University of Washington - Health Sciences Library
Seattle, WA
University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
Galveston, TX
Southeast Regional Library
Gilbert, AZ
Chattanooga Public Library
Chatanooga, TN
August 31, 2015 - October 10, 2015
Louisiana State University - Ische Library
New Orleans, LA
Youngstown State University - Melnick Medical Museum
Youngstown, OH
SUNY College at Cortland - Memorial Library
Cortland, NY
Middle Georgia State College Library - Macon Campus
Macon, GA
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University - Medical Library
Camden, NJ
October 26, 2015 - December 05, 2015
Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
Florence, AL
Ivy Tech Community College - Central Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Buffalo, NY
Munson Community Health Library
Traverse City, MI
Pennsylvania State University - College of Medicine - Harrell Library
Hershey, PA
December 21, 2015 - January 30, 2016
Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center
Haines, AK
St. Vincent Hospital - Garceau Library
Indianapolis, IN 
Gundersen Health System
La Crosse, WI
Samaritan Medical Center
Watertown, NY
Bayard Taylor Memorial Library
Kennett Square, PA
February 15, 2016 - March 26, 2016
University of Calgary - Health Sciences Library
Calgary, Alberta
Marian University
Indianapolis, IN 
Simmons College - Beatley Library
Boston, MA
Georgia Regents University - Greenblatt Library
Augusta, GA
Collin County Community College - Spring Creek Campus Library
Plano, TX
April 11, 2016 - May 21, 2016
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June 06, 2016 - July 16, 2016
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August 01, 2016 - September 10, 2016
Weill Cornell Medical College Library
New York, NY
AvailableAvailable
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September 26, 2016 - November 05, 2016
Peter White Public Library
Marquette, MI
AvailableAvailable
Not Available
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November 21, 2016 - January 07, 2017
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January 23, 2017 - March 04, 2017
AvailableAvailableAvailable
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March 20, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Clayton State University Library
Morrow, GA
AvailableAvailable
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