Monday, April 14, 2014

New Exhibit at Perry Hall: Marketing Vermont

Think the Vermont tourism industry is a fairly new development? Think again. For more than one hundred years, government officials and private businesses alike have marketed the state as an unspoiled land perfect for scenic automobile trips, exhilarating hiking adventures, and lakeside relaxation. Marketing Vermont: Tourism Publications in the Llewellyn Collection of Vermont History, which opened in Perry Hall earlier this month, features guidebooks, maps, and souvenirs published in the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century, including this souvenir book containing photos of Burlington and vicinity:

Views of Burlington and Lake Champlain, author unknown, c. 1900, LL #2010.1.455

Monday, April 7, 2014

"Week of Noise" & "Day of Silence"


The "Day of Silence," this Friday, April 11th, is a nationally honored remembrance day. This student-led national event is a day for LGBTQ communities and allies to come together and acknowledge the "silence" that results from hate speech, bullying, and subtle "othering" of LGBTQ peoples.

INCLUDE, Champlain College's student-directed LGBTQ group, is organizing a week of events called "Week of Noise," beginning April 7th and concluding on April 11th, "The Day of Silence." 

The library has hosted a display in honor and support of the events of the week.  Please stop by, check out our display, and be part of the change.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Winners of the 2014 Edible Books Festival

Many, many thanks to all of you -- chefs, judges, voters, and audience -- who made our first annual Edible Books Festival such a rousing success!   All the entries were fantastic, fantastical, and definitely edible.   Congratulations to our 2014 winners:
  • Best Team Entry:  Cyndi Brandenburg and family, "Where the Sidewalk Ends"
  • Best Individual Entry (Tie!):  Robin Ploof, "Money can't buy happiness…but it can buy books and that is almost the same thing"
  • Best Individual Entry (Tie!):  Adele Holoch, "Twelfth Night"
  • "Punniest" Entry:  Academic Affairs Office (Kellie Nadeau), "A Farewell to Arms"
  • People's Choice Award:  Cyndi Brandenburg and family, "Where the Sidewalk Ends"

 Special thanks to our judges:  Chef Sandi Earle, Prof. Suzanne Glover, Kennedy Tran, Erik Oliver, and special guest judge Brian David Johnson.

If you missed it, check out our Facebook photos at .    Co-sponsored by the Core Division and the Library, Champlain's Edible Books Festival is part of an international phenomenon described at  Based on this year's amazing participation, we suspect that it may become an annual campus event ! 

Thank you,

The Edible Books Committee
Betsy Beaulieu
Janet Cottrell
Sean Leahy
Steve Wehmeyer