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Join Us for the Third Annual Edible Book Festival!

Join Us for the Third Annual Edible Book Festival!

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On Monday, March 28, the library will celebrate its 3rd annual Edible Book Festival. Everyone in the Casti community is welcome to join us from 3:30-6:00 for literarily-inspired games and food. Everyone who comes can vote in our Edible Book competition. Don’t forget to RSVP or volunteer to help out!

Community members are invited to create entries for the competition. The rules are simply that all creations must be made out of edible components and must either illustrate a concept from a book or be food that appears in a book. Families or groups of students are welcome to collaborate on entries. They may be dropped off in the morning or just before school ends for the day. Please label all entries with creators’ first and last names, and bring in the book that inspired your creation, or a printout of the cover. Check out these examples from past years.

Samurai's Garden, Very Hungry Caterpillar, Bunnicula, Charlotte's Web

All attendees will get to vote to award prizes to their favorite entries…and then eat the creations!

This year’s prize categories are:

  • Most original
  • Best food eaten in a book
  • Healthiest
  • Funniest/punniest
  • Best simple idea
  • People’s choice
  • Most Shakespeare-licous

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Whether you create an edible book, want to play literary games, do word-inspired art, or admire the creative work of our community (and groan over bad puns), we look forward to seeing you there!

When: Monday, March 30–3:30 to 6pm

  • Contest entry registration all day    7:45am-3:30pm
    • be sure to register all entries before 3:30
  • Voting   3:30-4:15
  • Snacks  4:00
  • Games and Edible Book Festival creation-viewing throughout

Where: Espinosa Library

Who: Students, family members, adult members of the Casti community and their families

What: Games, projects, treats, and voting!

Click here to RSVP!

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Thank You To All–Another Successful Edible Book Festival!

Thank You To All–Another Successful Edible Book Festival!

Credits: Eva S., Anna P., Robin S. '19; Sarah R. '21; Margot B. '21, Caroline H.  '18

Credits: Eva S., Anna P., Robin S. ’19; Sarah R. ’21; Margot B. ’21, Caroline H. ’18

Yesterday, Casti celebrated our 2nd annual Edible Book Festival. We played literary games, decorated cupcakes, and viewed (and then ate) many very edible books!

Without a doubt, however, the highlight of the afternoon was viewing the Edible Book Contest entries and voting for favorites. The almost sixty creations submitted made it difficult to chose, but in the end all the ballots were submitted and counted.

Congratulations to the winning entries, selected by popular vote:

Funniest/Punniest

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“Harry Squatter and the Chamber Pot of Secrets” by Linnea L., Mackenzie F., and Laura-Ann M. ’21

Best Food Eaten in a Book

"Canary Creams" by Lauren B.-R. '20

“Canary Creams” by Lauren B.-R. ’20

Technical Mastery

"Romeo and Juliet" by Riona Y. '19

“Romeo and Juliet” by Riona Y. ’19

Healthiest

“Where the Wild Greens Grow” by the Casti Middle School Gardening Elective

Best Simple Idea

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“A Mango Shaped Space” by Kendall T. ’21

Most Original

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“Eat Me, Drink Me” by Margot B. ’21

People’s Choice

"The Fault in Our Cake" by Kelly Y. and Honor P. '21

“A Fault in Our Cake” by Kelly Y. and Honor P. ’21

And the special add-on category: Most Othello-licious

"Othello" by Jessa M. '18

“Othello” by Jessa M. ’18

A huge thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers, and to our planning committee, all of whom made this event possible! Our committee this year: Honor P. ’21, Mabelle P. ’20, Sam N.-L. ’19, Arushi G. ’18, Molly L. ’16, and winner of Best Committee Chair, Jessa M. ’18! Also, we want to express our gratitude to the Food Service and Maintenance teams, who offered us such amazing support.

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The Edible Book Festival is here! Once again, there will be butterbeer!

The Edible Book Festival is here! Once again, there will be butterbeer!

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On Monday, March 30, the library will celebrate its 2nd annual Edible Book Festival. Everyone in the Casti community is welcome to join us from 3:30-6:00 for literarily-inspired games and food. Everyone who comes can vote in our Edible Book competition! All members of the community are also invited to donate non-perishable foods to the We Won’t Stop club’s Edible Books Middle School Food Drive.

Community members are invited to create entries for the competition. The rules are simply that all creations must be made out of edible components and must either illustrate a concept from a book or be food that appears in a book. Families or groups of students are welcome to collaborate on entries. They may be dropped off in the morning or just before school ends for the day. Please label all entries with creators’ first and last names, and bring in the book that inspired your creation, or a printout of the cover. Check out these examples from last year.

All attendees will get to vote to award prizes to their favorite entries…and then eat the creations!

This year’s prize categories are:

  • Most original
  • Best food eaten in a book
  • Healthiest
  • Funniest/punniest
  • Technical mastery
  • Best simple idea
  • People’s choice

Whether you create an edible book, want to play literary games, do word-inspired art, or admire the creative work of our community (and groan over bad puns), we look forward to seeing you there!

When: Monday, March 30–3:30 to 6pm

  • Contest entry registration all day    7:45am-3:30pm
    • be sure to register all entries before 3:30
  • Voting   3:30-4:15
  • Snacks  4:00
  • Games and Edible Book Festival creation-viewing throughout

Where: Espinosa Library

Who: Students, family members, adult members of the Casti community and their families

What: Games, projects, treats, and voting!

 

 

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Non-Perishable Food Drive by WWS Club-Part of the Edible Book Festival

Non-Perishable Food Drive by WWS Club-Part of the Edible Book Festival

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Do you remember the Edible Books Festival that the library hosted last year? Well now it’s back, in all of its glory, but with an awesome, community action themed addition! The We Won’t Stop Club, working in collaboration with the library, is hosting a book themed food drive, with proceeds going to the Ecumenical Hunger Program.

You, the students, will be able to give back to the community by voting for your favorite books, through your food donations. To vote, simply drop your canned or boxed nonperishables into the container representing the book that you like best. We will have competitions between Out of My Mind and Wonder, Divergent and The Hunger Games, and the ultimate competition between The Fault in Our Stars and Harry Potter. The food collection containers will be outside of the library, middle school lobby, and the green doors.

The foods most needed by the Eccumenical Hunger Program are canned soup, boxed milk, nuts, vacuum tuna or tuna salad kits, ready-made meals, pop top cans (especially chili and soup), oatmeal, and crackers.

The food drive will start on March 16th, and finish the day of the Edible Books Festival, March 30th. Get excited to show some literary spirit and contribute to a fantastic organization!

by Sophie N.L. ’19 and Claire S. ’19

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2014 Edible Book Festival was a Resounding Success!

Creations by: Samantha Noeth Lewis ’19, Hannah Knowles ’15, and Katherine Sam ’16

Yesterday, Casti celebrated our inaugural Edible Book Festival. We played literary games, created blackout poetry, and had a cakewalk for fantastical book-themed cupcakes crafted by Jessa M. (‘18).

Without a doubt, however, the highlight of the afternoon was viewing the Edible Book Contest entries and voting for favorites. The more than eighty creations submitted made it difficult to chose, but in the end over 100 people cast ballots.

Congratulations to the five winning entries, selected by popular vote:

Most original

little mermaid

“Little Mermaid”
by Zoe B., Elana R., Grace E., Kaitlin R., Sarah B. ‘18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most appetizing

looking for baked alaska

“Looking for Baked Alaska”
by Anna ‘15 & Kathryn V.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best visual presentation

it's catching on fire

“It’s Catching on Fire!!!”
by Alexana D. and Roxana S. ‘20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funniest/Punniest

lays miserables

“Lays Miserables”

by Athena N. ‘19

 

People’s choice 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”
by Jas G., Emi S., Lauren A., Riona Y., Naira M. ‘19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each winning entry received an engraved Casti Red Spatula Statuette.

 

Here are more of the wonderful entries that we got to enjoy:

 

A huge thanks as well to the student committee who helped plan and advertise the event: Lauren B. ‘20, Sarah L. ‘20, Sophie N.L. ‘19, Jessa M. ‘18, Anna Y. ‘15, Megan C. ‘15.

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Ever wonder what Butterbeer tastes like? Come to the Edible Book Festival and find out!

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On Monday, April 7, the library will celebrate its first Edible Book Festival. Everyone in the Casti community is welcome to join us from 3:30-6:00 for literarily-inspired games and food. Everyone who comes can vote in our Edible Book competition!

Community members are invited to create entries for the competition. The rules are simply that all creations must be made out of edible components and must either illustrate a concept from a book or be shaped like a book. Families or groups of students are welcome to collaborate on entries. They may be dropped off in the morning or just before school ends for the day. Please label all entries with creators’ first and last names, and bring in the book that inspired your creation, or a printout of the cover. For more examples, check out the galleries from the University of Illinois

All attendees will get to vote to award prizes in the following categories:

  • Most original
  • Most appetizing
  • Best visual presentation
  • Punniest/Funniest
  • People’s choice (because you just really like it!)

Whether you create an edible book, want to play literary Bingo or Twister, create blackout poems from recipes, or admire the creative work of our community (and groan over bad puns), we look forward to seeing you there!

When: Monday, April 7–3:30 to 6pm

Where: Espinosa Library

Who: Students, family members, adult members of the Casti community and their families

What: Games, projects, treats, and voting!

Image credit: Topeka Library, https://www.flickr.com/photos/50011818@N00/5581017006/

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