Wednesday, February 24, 2016

April 1st

Books & other refreshments!

Join the Columbia College Chicago Library and The Aesthetics of Research for our annual celebration of Edible Book Day, a global extravaganza of all things readable and edible. We invite you to enter your creation, which will be viewed, voted on and eaten by the attendees on Friday April 1st,  2016. This year’s theme is MYSTERIES, a tie in to the Library’s 2016 Big Read selection, Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon.  Do you love Nancy Drew or Mary Higgins Clark?  Adore Sherlock Holmes and Ellery Queen?  Do you not-so secretly binge watch old re-runs of Murder She Wrote? 

Come join us for an evening of voting, devouring, and helping us solve the Bundt Cake Bump-Off, a culinary-themed murder mystery game organized by the Columbia Chicago Library Gaming Society.  During preparations for the Edible Books event, someone has murdered top pastry chef Lotta Biscotti.  Was it surly librarian and mystery fan Agatha Crispie?   The mild-mannered food critic Albert Etoufeee?  Wealthy dairy heiress Camilla Camembert?  Her consort the mobster, Bananas Foster?  No one knows.  And no one is safe.  (Not even Lotta’s signature lemon bundt cake.)

It can look like a book, act like a book, or be a pun on a book, but it must be edible!  RSVP by March 25th to to let us know you are bringing an entry.  Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories, including Best in Show, Most Likely to be Devoured, Best Pun on a Book & more.

5:00-6:30 Viewing and Voting  
6:30-8:00pm Devouring Books  & solving The Bundt Cake Bump-Off

The Aesthetics of Research is an ongoing project dedicated to exploring the role that libraries and their collections play in artistic process, creative community building, and resource-sharing in the arts.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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