Harry Potter Trivia Contest to benefit HOPE

Staff Report

A Harry Potter Trivia Contest, planned as a part of the Harry Potter Night on Oct. 26, will benefit Housing, Outreach, Prevention, Education of East Central Illinois.

The trivia contest is set for 6 p.m. in the West Reading Room of Booth Library.

According to a press release, teams of between two and six players can register online at http://booth.eiu.edu/trivia.

All proceeds from the trivia contest will go to HOPE, which serves seven area counties.

Trivia participants can dress up in Harry-Potter inspired costume for prizes.

The top three winning trivia teams will also win a prize.

Campus and community members are able to form teams for the contest. Free parking will be available in the parking lot southwest of the library off of Fourth Street, according to the press release.

The trivia contest is co-sponsored by the Harry Potter Alliance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Activities during Harry Potter Night are also scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Tarble Arts Center, with food, music games and other activities. Eastern’s Harry Potter Club and the Gamers Guild are co-sponsoring the Harry Potter Night.

These activities coincide with Booth Library’s “Twenty Years of Harry Potter: Celebrating a Phenomenon” exhibit, on display until Dec. 31.

Harry Potter Night is one of several programs being held in conjunction with Booth Library’s fall exhibit, which will be on display through Dec. 31. The exhibit is free and open to the public.


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