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We have new baby birds that have hatched outside Special Collections.

Waiting for eggs to hatch
This photo was taken about 6/5/14 see the mother bird patiently sitting on her eggs. She had 4 bright blue eggs.

Newly hatched

Newly hatched

This photo was taken on 6/17/14 and we believe the babies to be about 2-3 days old.

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by | June 18, 2014 · 8:07 pm

Still time to enter our 3rd Annual Literary Cake Decorating Contest

Examples of Literary Cakes from 2012 contest.

Examples of Literary Cakes from 2012 contest.

Faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate in the Whittemore Library’s 3rd 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 past year’s event here

(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 on the morning of Friday, April 19th.  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 would 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 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Winners will be announced at 1 p.m. or via phone/e-mail.  At 1 p.m. we will cut into these delicious creations and offer them to patrons, unless told otherwise.

We hope you will consider participating in our 3rd Annual Literary Cake Decorating Contest! Thanks – Henry Whittemore Library Staff.

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Celebrate National Library Week April 16-19th

The Henry Whittemore Library will be celebrating National Library Week – April 16-19

Events include:

-A performance by Ben Cosgrove in Library Café, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16th.
-Get a free wrapped book in our Books “under-wrap” give-away
(Give-away is all week long or until we run out).
-Enter our Whittemore library staff matching baby photo contest.  Win a prize!  (entries accepted until drawing on Fri. April 19th).
-Draw Your Favorite Book (Month of April)
-Faculty/Staff Publications and Art & Craft Exhibit (Runs month of April).
-Environmental Poetry Workshop/Poetry Slam led by Professor Sam Witt in the Library Cafe at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17th.
-Reading by author Maryanne O’Hara in the Library Café on Thursday, April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.
-Literary Cake Decorating Contest – Any patron can make a cake in the theme of a book in the Library Café on Friday, April 19, come vote for your favorite 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, come enjoy a sample of these yummy creations 1-2pm.

We look forward to seeing you all participate in all the week’s events.

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How well do you know the Henry Whittemore library staff?

Come on into the Library and enter our Library staff matching baby picture contest.
Entries must be in prior to April 19th.  Get them all right and you’ll be entered for the prize drawing to win a flash drive!

While you’re here, enjoy some of our National Library Week events, happening all week long.

Try your artistry to “draw your favorite book”

View our Faculty Staff Publications and Art and Craft exhibit (exhibit will be up the month of April)

Get a free wrapped book in our Books “under-wrap” give-away

There are many more events and activities to take part in throughout the week.

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Blue Wrap Group: Design Competition Exhibit April 13-20th

Blue Wrap Group: Design Competition (Exhibit: April 13-20)

Tuesday, April 17, Opening Reception  from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Whittemore Library, FSU

     Students will compete in design using recycled materials known as “Blue Wrap,” a durable, sterile

protective cover made of polypropylene used to wrap surgical instruments. Designs will be evaluated

by a panel of judges on the creative use of Blue Wrap, design concept, and the design process.

The competition is open to all faculty, staff and students and is being done in collaboration with

MetroWest Hospital, Natick.

For more information, please contact: pseborcable@framingham.edu.

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National Library Week Calendar of Events April 9-13th

Please come by and celebrate National Library Week with us at the Henry Whittemore Library April 9-13th!

April 9-23rdth:
– Displays of faculty and staff publications and art exhibit.
– Draw your Favorite Book Display.  Go to specific service desks to participate.
– National Libraries around the World Exhibit.

Monday, April 9th:
– Flash Mob Event – Come and participate on the Doyle Technology Patio 4:30-4:45pm.  Come early to get a spot!

Tuesday, April 10th:
– Pimp my book cart contest.  Please come and vote for your favorite decorated cart!
– Environmental Poetry Workshop and Reading 4:30-6:30pm in the Library Café.  Professor Sam Witt and Librarian Sandra Rothenberg

Thursday April 12th:
 Library Snapshot Day
– Book Club – Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer 12pm in the Library Café.

Friday, April 13th:
– Literary Cake Decorating Contest.  All welcome to participate in creating a Book related decorated cake.  Come by and assist us by voting for your favorite literary decorated cake. Voting 9:30-12:30pm.  At 1pm come by to partake of the yummy creations from 1-2pm. 
-Curriculum Library will host a story time for the pre-school children from the Child Development lab.

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Valentine’s Day Tidbits

Here’s a link to some Valentine’s Day history courtesy of Mass Moments.  On this day in 1849, the first commercial Valentines in the U.S. were created in Worcester, MA.  Check out the article, and Happy Valentine’s Day!  http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=52

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