Edible Book Festival 2016 Report

If you were on campus on Monday, April 4th, we hope you had enough time to stop by the Student Life Center and sample all of the wonderful culinary and literary creations at the 10th Annual Edible Book Festival. This event, hosted by the Ivy Tech Northeast Library, brings together students, staff, community members, and local businesses to showcase their edible interpretations of their favorite books. This year’s celebration featured 20 unique creations and brought in 200 attendees.

This year’s edible books covered a wide range of literary favorites, including The Lord of the Rings, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and The Great Gatsby. Children’s stories were also well represented with delicious renditions of Winnie the Pooh, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and The Lorax, as well as some lesser-known children’s tales such as Mean Soup, Creepy Carrots, and Hold the Anchovies! Some participants really flexed their creative muscles by adapting works that aren’t normally associated with food into delicious dishes, such as the Emancipation Proclamation, The Haunted Mesa by Louis L’Amour, and Online Gambling and Crime, an academic text about the controversies involving the online gambling industry. Leave it to a librarian to come up with that last one.

When it comes to edible books, the flavors are just as important as the stories, and this year did not disappoint. Attendees were treated to Edible Books comprised of pizza, barbecue ribs, burritos, soup, and popcorn on the savory side of things. As always, dessert creations were also plentiful, with cookies and cakes coming in flavors from vanilla and chocolate to caramel marble, peach ginger, and oatmeal-carrot.

This year’s Edible Book Festival also featured a performance from professional storyteller Lou Ann Homan whose wonderful narrative flair entertained both children and adults. There was also a craft station where children and their families could make food-based necklaces with a charm representing a well-loved book. Not to leave any sense neglected, the soundtrack to this year’s festivities was an eclectic mix of songs from films that were inspired by literary works.

The winning edible books were selected based on audience voting, and this year’s winners were an impressive bunch. The first place winner was Ivy Tech student, Claudia Hollinger, with an edible book based on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Second place was taken by community member, Cayla Veach, with her creation based on Just You and Me by Sam McBratney. Taking third place was Ivy Tech student, Adrienne Cottrell, with her entry based on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. These three talented participants took the prizes this year, but each entry showed artistic skill and creative thinking. It’s never too early to start thinking about how you can take the top prize next year!

If you didn’t make it out to the 2016 event, be sure to check out the coverage on our local NPR station< WBOI, as well as the story that ran on local Fox affiliate WFFT. The Journal Gazette was also present to cover the event. As always, if you need a good book, or inspiration for your own delicious dishes, stop by the library and browse our collection today!
(By Library Clerk, David Winn)

America’s Historical Newspapers

This year is the bi-centennial of Indiana statehood. Wouldn’t it be interesting to read newspaper accounts about the new state that were written in 1816? Now you can!

America’s Historical Newspapers is a new Library database that has PDF copies of a variety of actual newspapers from around the United States, with issues going back as far as 1690! You can read contemporary newspaper articles from the time of the American Revolution, Civil War, Roaring 20s, and much more.

America’s Historical Newspapers includes hundreds of primary sources. It fosters primary source research skills, offers a variety of perspectives to help students think critically, and facilitates the tracking of trends, issues and events. By offering original documents exactly as they appeared in print, America’s Historical Newspapers complements textbooks in social studies, English, the arts, science and other subjects.

But what if you’re more interested in recent or current news? Don’t worry, this product includes America’s News, which has web-page articles from newspapers in all fifty states. So if you want to find the news that the papers are printing, whether it’s from today or 300 years ago, go to the Library’s A-Z list and click on America’s Historical Newspapers; it has all the news that fits.

New – ScienceDirect from Elsevier

Do you need articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals? Do you need the latest and best research from the fields of health and life sciences, physical sciences, or social and behavioral sciences?

If so, then ScienceDirect is the place to go. ScienceDirect is a new Library database that publishes academic journals produced by Elsevier, one of the most prestigious academic publishers in the world.

ScienceDirect carries the world’s best research, including articles that are not yet available in print, and going back to 1995, from almost 1,200 journals.

New Printers

Ivy Tech Northeast has new printers around campus and that includes the Library. The Library has four new printers, each of which is also a photocopier, and even a scanner. When you print a document, you may choose a specific printer where you can get your printout.

Alternatively, you may select one of the “secure  release” options and then go to any printer on campus, log in, and release your printout.

The printer setup is still new, so we recommend that you ask a Library staff member for help the first time you print something.

Comprehensive Reflexology & Massage Video Set

This video set demonstrates numerous techniques using male and female models. It covers the entire body thoroughly and offers practical advice throughout the video. Unlike other videos, massage instructor both performs the massage and explains the techniques at the same time. The set includes:

  • Ultimate Face, Scalp, Neck & Shoulder Massage RA 780 .U488 2004
  • Essentials of Swedish Massage RM 721 .E88 2003
  • Deep Tissue Massage: Pelvic Girdle QM 161 .D44 2008
  • Deep Tissue Massage: Shoulder Girdle RM 721 .D44 2008
  • Deep Tissue Massage: Extremities RM 721 .D44 2008
  • Art & Practice of Stone Massage RA 780 .A782 2005
  • Comprehensive Reflexology & Massage: The Hand RM 723 .R43 C67 2005
  • Therapeutic Breast Massage RM 721 .T44 2007
  • Complete Guide to Full Body Chair Massage RM 721 .C65 2006
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy: Face & Neck RM 723.L96 L96 2013
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage Therapy: Body RM 723 .L96 L96 2010
  • Nurturing Pregnancy Massage: Techniques I RM 721 .N87 2008
  • Nurturing Pregnancy Massage: Techniques II RM 721 .N87 2008
  • Craniosacral Therapy Techniques RZ 399 .C73 C73 2010
  • Myofascial Release Techniques RM 723 .M96 2010