Edible Book Festival 2013
This is a delicious idea from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.
It’s a simple recipe for fun:
- 1 book you love
- 1 creative way of interpreting it with food
- Assorted edible ingredients
That’s it! All ages are welcome to participate in transforming a favorite book into a culinary masterpiece based on the content or appearance of your book, from puns to literal interpretations. This is one of our most popular programs—and it’s FREE.
Previously-Unseen ‘The Hobbit’ Drawings By J.R.R Tolkien
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit, publishing house HarperCollins has produced a covetable collection of 110 original illustrations—’The Art of the Hobbit’—by J.R.R. Tolkien, of which two dozens have never been published before.
These rare drawings—which range from pencil sketches and ink line drawings to watercolors—were uncovered at the writer’s archives at the Bodleian Library in Oxford and only recently digitized.
While the published version of the children’s classic consisted only of 20 illustrations by its author, Tolkien had actually made more than a hundred pictures to help bring his legendary story to life.