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Madigan Library Speakers Offer Insight About ‘Harry Potter’s Herbs’

Michelle A. Briggs, left, and Barb Jarmoska A sampling of herbs Madigan Library’s far-ranging focus on one of literature’s most beloved series continued from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday with “Harry Potter’s Herbs: Fact and Fantasy” in the second-floor reading loft. Barb Jarmoska, of Freshlife, and Michelle A. Briggs, an assistant professor of biology at Lycoming College, discussed the medicinal properties (and occasional deadly consequences) of herbs that figure in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful books and the films based upon them. The session was part of the “ Harry Potter’s World ” exhibit, through March 26 at the library Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer