Friday, August 24, 2007
Okay, so we're not really having a festival, but we are firing up the popcorn cart and serving popcorn this afternoon! (As well as having a cookout potluck.) We'll have popcorn art for the kids, too!
What we're really celebrating is the end to a fabulous summer at the library. We've broken all kinds of circulation (items checked out) records, and we've had an incredible number of children partake in our summer reading programs. Visit our website to take a look at some of our event pictures.
But back to the popcorn. We decided to purchase a popcorn maker so that we always have snacks on hand for our programs. We've already used it at Vehicle Day and we're looking forward to many movie nights in the future.
Of course, we have plenty of books to go along with the theme of popcorn:
Giedt, Frances. Popcorn!: 60 Irresistible Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Snack. [641.65 GIE]
Kudlinski, Kathleen V. Popcorn Plants. [J 635.677 KUD]
Landau, Elaine. Popcorn! [J641.6 LAN]
And there's one of my old favorites by Frank Asch, Popcorn [JP ASC] in which Bear has a party and all the guests bring popcorn. The house is filled with popcorn and the only way to clean it up is to eat it!
To see what is planned for a real Popcorn Festival, visit the Marion, Ohio Popcorn Festival site. The people running the festival are having a popcorn recipe contest. If you want to enter, you'd better hurry, the deadline is Monday, 8/27. The only thing is, if you win, they expect you to bring a sample to Ohio!
And, of course, there's a popcorn museum! There's a museum for just about everything!
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 10:46 AM