This program is part of Booth Library’s fall exhibit and program series, “Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon.” The exhibit will be on display at the library from Sept. 14 through Dec. 31, 2017.
For more information on this exhibit and program series, click here.
Muggles, Magic and Abuse
Presented by Angie Hunt, housing program director, HOPE of East Central Illinois
Muggles the world over were captivated by the charm of Harry Potter’s magical adventures, which spawned a new generation of readers and taught us lessons about everything from compassion to perseverance to the importance of standing against evil. But there’s an even darker side to Harry’s tale, one that, in reality, affects millions of children across the globe: abuse and neglect. Join us for a discussion on how this affected the young Potter (and the older one, too) and how the reality compares. We should probably talk about Lucius Malfoy, too.