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Grand Prairie Library plans fun events for National Library Week

Get out your cook books or your favorite recipes and enter the Edible Book Festival.
Get out your cook books or your favorite recipes and enter the Edible Book Festival.
2012 Patricia Cook

Celebrate National Library Week with some fun at the Grand Prairie Library, April 8 through 14. If you thought the library was only about books, magazines, music, and movies, you’re about to get an eye opener, and a real treat!

Events kick off with a scavenger hunt testing your Betty Warmack Library skills. Pick up a scavenger form starting April 8, and turn in your completed form by closing time on April 14 to be eligible to win prizes.

When you’re not scavenging around the library, stop in to hear local author Karen Blumenthal on April 12. Blumenthal has written three financial books for adults, and has five nonfiction titles for young readers. In this visit to the library, she will focus mainly on her books about the Prohibition and Steve Jobs.

Always thought you couldn’t have food in the library? Ever snuck some in anyway and ate it under the desk? You won’t have to with the next event, being held on Saturday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Edible Book Festival (yes, you read that right!) will give you the chance to view a wild and crazy assortment of edible creations, each made mostly of food and—in some way—representative of what libraries are all about: books, reading, and/or the people who read books. No snacking without permission!

If you’re more of a doer than viewer,try making your own edible creation. If you need inspiration, or a recipe, remember the library has lots of books available to use (just don’t slather your icing or decorations on them). Edible masterpieces should be at the library by 10:30 a.m., with judging taking place at 1 p.m.

If any, or all, of these events sound like fun, come and enjoy them, and see a whole new side of the library. For more information about these events or about National Library Week, contact the Grand Prairie Library at 972-237-5700.


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