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A Closer look at the 7th Annual Literary Cake Decorating contest.

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Henry Whittemore Library 7th Annual Literary Cake Contest

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Library Scavenger Hunt Winner

Library Scavenger Hunt Winner

Congratulations, Jennifer Noel, the winner of a Kindle for her participation in the scavenger hunt!

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Latino Americans: 500 Years of History – Events Sponsored by the Library

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Announcing our 5th Annual Literary Cake Decorating Contest

Last Year's Cakes

This April the Henry Whittemore Library will be celebrating National Library Week (April 12-18th)
Faculty, Staff, & Students, and patrons are welcome to participate in our 5th annual “Book-themed” cake decorating contest. All you need to do is bake a cake and decorate it to represent a scene or character from a favorite book, be it a beloved children’s book or your favorite adult book. Check out photos from last year’s event: http://www.slideshare.net/cprevite/4th-annual-literary-cake-decorating-contest-event
(Only one cake per person and no commercially decorated cakes allowed!)
The rules for the event are simple. Register with Colleen Previte at cprevite@framingham.edu or x4648, if you wish to participate in the contest. Bring in your “Book-themed” cake to the Henry Whittemore Library by 9:00am, Friday, April 17th. Please have your cake properly covered with clear plastic wrap. This will be taken off when the judging commences. Please do not put your name on your cake; you will be assigned a number for your cake submission.
We are allowing anyone coming through the library to judge the cakes, and they will put a token in the box of the cake they like the best. There will be bragging rights, a photo in our library blog, and ribbons for 1st-3rd place as well as notices for honorable mentions.
Judging will run from 9:00am-12:00pm. Winners will be announced at 12:30 pm or via phone/e-mail, at 12:30pm we will cut into these delicious creations and them with everyone, unless told otherwise.
We hope you will consider participating in our Fifth Annual Literary Cake Decorating Contest!
Thanks – Henry Whittemore Library Staff

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Winners of the Henry Whittemore Library’s 4th Annual Literary Cake Decorating Contest

 

Entrants to the 4th Annual Literary Cake Decorating Contest

Entrants to the 4th Annual Literary Cake Decorating Contest

Please follow the link to the Henry Whittemore Library’s 4th Annual Literary Cake Decorating Contest held on April 17, 2014.

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National Library Week

Over this past week I realized that I needed to write three, ten page papers. Now at first this overwhelmed me a little bit, but I knew that the only thing I needed to do was make a plan. The first thing that I needed to do to write my three critical essays was find my topics and sources to help me prove my argument. So where was the one place that I went to, the library.

When I walked in I realized that it was in fact National Library Week. This week had been celebrated since 1958 across the country. It was made to promote library use and support, and what I needed then to help me was some support.

The first thing I did was, sign onto a computer, but I had no idea where to go from there. I needed to find sources to help me fill out my paper but I didn’t know where to start. If the library was “supporting” this week then I might as well take advantage of that, and I did. I went and asked a librarian.

She showed that on the Framingham website there was a connect for the library itself that actually has link that can show you databases with articles to help me with my essay. Now I’m a sophomore and all this time I had no idea that it was that simple. All I had to do was ask someone for help. Then I realized that that is exactly what they are there for, to help us. We as student’s, pay to go here and we should be able to have someone help us with the entire work overload that we have to do and the people that can do that are right in the library.

This week was made specifically for us so that we can take time out of our day and not be watching TV or stuck to our iPhones but to read, learn and write more. It was made to help us concentrate on the things that are important (like for me…homework), but for people in the 1950’s a healthy and happy family, with its first theme in 1958, “Wake Up and Read!”

It seemed to me like we weren’t taking advantage of the opportunities that the library offers us, like free computer use, free book rental’s and not to mentions all of the people who work in the building for support. I am now half way done with my second critical essay but I know that I wouldn’t be this far if the Library offered me all the help and not to mention the celebration and hopefully spread of National Library Week.

Some of the events going on from April 14th– April 18th, which are free to all students, are, Monday: Ursula DeYoung and Ben Cosgrove Discuss Ursula’s novel, Shorecliff and Ben’s new album, Field Studies from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Library Café. On Tuesday a talk by Professor Andrea Gorman called, “What’s the Fuss?: Gluten-free Diets” at 2:30 p.m. in the Library Café. Wednesday, Libby Franck will portray Mary Peabody Mann, widow of Horace Mann, with, “It All Began with Books” at 3 p.m. in the Library Café. Finally on Thursday there will be three events, first from 9 a.m. there will be the judging of the Literary Cake Decorating contest and serving will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. there is Book Art: Crafting with Books Workshop in the Library Café and lastly, Story Time for Child Development Lab Students.

By: Shelby Wood

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Enter our 4th Annual Literary Cake Decorating Contest!

 

This April the Henry Whittemore Library will be celebrating National Library Week (April 14-18th)

Faculty, Staff, Students, and Patrons are welcome to participate in our 4th annual “Book-themed” cake decorating contest. All you need to do is bake a cake and decorate it to represent a scene or character from a favorite book, be it a beloved children’s book or your favorite adult book. Check out photos from last year’s event: http://www.slideshare.net/cprevite/henry-whittemore-library-framingham-state-universitys-3rd-annual-literary-cake-decorating-contest-event?qid=17523faa-932c-4082-95fd-ddee26a7a3ee&v=default&b=&from_search=2

(Only one cake per person and no commercially decorated cakes allowed!)

The rules for the event are simple. Register with Colleen Previte at cprevite@framingham.edu or x4648, if you wish to participate in the contest. Bring in your “Book-themed” cake to the Henry Whittemore Library by 9:00am, Thursday, April 17th. Please have your cake properly covered with clear plastic wrap. This will be taken off when the judging commences. Please do not put your name on your cake; you will be assigned a number for your cake submission.

We are allowing anyone coming through the library to judge the cakes, and they will put a token in the box of the cake they find to be the best. There will be bragging rights, a photo in our library blog, and ribbons for 1st-3rd place as well as notices for honorable mentions.

Judging will run from 9:00am-12:30pm. Winners will be announced at 1pm or via phone/e-mail. At 1pm we will cut into these delicious creations and offer them to patrons, unless told otherwise.

We hope you will consider participating in our Fourth Annual Literary Cake Decorating Contest!

Thanks – Henry Whittemore Library Staff

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