Monday, April 09, 2012

The Grand Prairie Library's Edible Book Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, at the Main Library, 901 Conover Drive. An Edible Book Festival is an exploration of books and reading through FOOD! Participants create an entry that embodies a book or represents readers or reading. Judges will choose winners in the categories of Most Artistic, Most Creative, or Best Use of Theme. Young entrants could also win Best Entry By a Child.
Stop by to view the creative and tasty (or sometimes not) creations. Want to enter? Find your inspiration in the library or on your bookshelves – and get cooking! Entries should be created primarily from food, and represent a book, reading, or readers. It's free to enter! Please have your edible book at the Main Library by 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 14. Judging will be at 1 p.m.


Author Karen Blumenthal will appear at the Grand Prairie Main Library, 901 Conover Drive, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, to speak about her books and writing experiences.

The Dallas resident is the author of three financial books for adults and five nonfiction titles for younger readers. Blumenthal starting writing for a younger audience after becoming frustrated with the nonfiction available to her daughters. She will be talking about her writing career, focusing specifically on her books Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition; and Steve Jobs: the Man Who Thought Different.

Saturday, April 14. For more information on library programming, visit

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