Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Edible Book Extravaganza!

The CWC Library is hosting our first-ever edible book contest on Monday, March 3.

Anyone is welcome to enter and participate. The idea is simple:
Play with your food!

You just come up with an edible interpretation of a book title (or scene, etc.).
For example, "The Tale of Pita Rabbit," pictured above fom the University of Texas' 2007 event. One entry here will be "The Rise and Fall of the Ramen Empire." For more ideas, see more great submissions from the University of Texas here, or watch this youtube video from the public library in Portland, Maine.

If you can't participate, stop in and vote and sample the entries. We will be in the CWC Fremont Room from 11:30 am - 1 pm on Monday March 3. Call 855-2332 for more information.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Diversity Month book discussion: The Kite Runner

"The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini

Join with us Feb. 27 from 1:30 to 2:20 in MH 137. We have several copies of the book for you to check out, but you needn't have read it to participate.

What do you think about what is happening in Afghanistan?

Many of us can't even spell Afghanistan, let alone understand what is going on and why.

Part of the library's focus on Diversity this month is a chance to talk about these issues during a discussion about Khaled Hosseini's tremendous first novel, "The Kite Runner" (a movie version was released last fall).

One synopsis calls "The Kite Runner":
"An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and it is also about the power of fathers over sons-their love, their sacrifices, their lies."