The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Edible Book Fundraiser

An event sponsored by The Friends of Forbes Library to benefit Forbes Library
Sunday May 3, 2015 
2 pm – 4 pm at the Florence Civic Center, 90 Park Street, Florence

Admission: $5
Children 10 and under: Free
Some create.
Some attend.
Everyone eats! 
Register online to enter the contest.



For our first five years we held the Edible Book event alternating between Forbes and Lilly Libraries, but have recently gotten so big that we now use a separate venue. Every year the entries are amazing and the ideas so varied. We give ribbons to all entries and the judges award titles. After the judging, attendees, entrants, and judges all get to eat the books. Some previous judges have been Mary Clare Higgins, former Mayor of Northampton; Kelsey Flynn, actor, comedian and radio personality; Ellen Wittlinger, local author; Bob Paquette, WFCR news producer, T. Susan Chang, cookbook reviewer, and Steve Herrell, ice cream entrepreneur. We hope you will create an Edible Book or attend the event and be a Book AppreciEater.


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