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Edible Book Festival

"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" cake created by student Yvette Castro

On April 2, 2012 the Annandale Campus Library held its Third Annual Edible Book Festival. The event is an homage to food and literature that encourages the ingestion of culture and its fulfilling nourishment. In keeping with that theme, distinguished judges Charlotte Calobrisi, Dean of Language and Literature; Janet Sass the Assistant Dean of Hospitality; and Benita Wong, professional chef presided over the event. In one and one half hours students, faculty, and staff consumed 7 large cakes, 1 little bunny cake, a large trifle, and a mud pie. The Festival is a yearly event that is held all over the world. To see pictures of entries from this year and past years, go to our Pinterest page at

Upcoming Library Events

The Annandale Campus Library is an exciting place, especially near the end of the semester! Check out the following events that are taking place in the Library:

4/2/2012: The Edible Book Festival will take place from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. Visit the Library to see the yummy creations our patrons created! Then EAT them–the food, not the patrons!

4/11/2012: Did you know that the Library has Kindles for you to borrow? The Library will host the first Multimedia Center Petting Zoo! Stop by the Library between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to see and explore our wild and exotic gadgets!

4/18/2012: Our annual Poetry Contest Reception is back! Drop in to listen to some original poetry or to read some of your own poems. The Poetry Contest reception is from 2p.m. until 3:30 p.m. There will be food and drinks, so don’t miss this event!

Edible Book Festival Returns – 4/2/2012

For the third year, the Edible Book Festival is being held at Annandale Campus Library. This tasty  event on April 2, 2012 from Noon to 1:30 is a celebration of our two favorite things:  food and books.  To become a contestant and create an edible entry inspired by a book: send your name and contact info to by March 26, 2012.  Then bring your edible book to CG300 by 10 a.m. on April 2.  Prizes will be awarded.  Everyone is invited to view the entries and then consume them at the Festival from Noon to 1:30 in CG300.  Checkout previous entries on our Pinterest board  @