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It’s Wednesday afternoon and a group of library staff members have gathered for an important vote. Carefully examining the entries, they mark down votes on a ballot which includes categories from “wittiest/punniest” and “most resembles a book,” to “most inedible.” This is Lamont Library’s first edible book contest since 2009 (though I will come to see that both the “book” and “edible” requirements are really more like loose guidelines), a celebration of the scholarly and scrumptious. Lamont’s contest is an incarnation of the Edible Book Festival, an annual competition for “bibliophiles, book artists, and food lovers around the world,” according to the website.
Books including "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fireball" are lined up on the table for participants to look at. Lamont Library held the Edible Book Contest on Wednesday.
Here are some of Farnsworth’s finest and strangest, available now for your reading pleasure.
The first floor work area of Lamont library was quiet on Wednesday evening as people studied. The weeks leading up to Spring Break can be especially busy for some students as midterm season reaches its peak.
Protesters and members of the Harvard Band crowd the foyer of Lamont Library early Tuesday morning after the protesters tried to delay the start of Primal Scream with a moment of silence for victims of racial violence.
Whether you need to pull an all-nighter, hammer out a paper, or drown your sorrows in endless caffeine, Lamont baristas (Laristas) are there for you.
Ah, the wonders of the vending machine—enabling students to stay indoors for weeks on end since they were first invented in the 1880s. Don’t wait for the next blizzard to scope out supply lines. FM will guide you through some of the best vending machines at Harvard, so you can always be prepared.
The two machines—one at each location—stand near the circulation desks at both libraries.
Breaking news: the dream of the ’90s is alive in our very own Barker Café. On Oct. 16, hipster Harvard students and professors were finally relieved of their pent-up anguish and at last given a quality coffee stop besides the distressingly mainstream Lamont Café or pricey Square establishments.
Freshmen learn about Lamont Library and its resources during guided tours on Thursday, Aug. 29.
Some will greet you with a “good evening” at 12 in the afternoon, and others seem to only know one word, “books.” For all those times that you’ve wanted to take the conversation a little further, we present the Top 7 Bag Checker Conversation Starters!
No charges were ultimately pressed, according to Jeremy Warnick, director of communications for CPD, though the man in question was removed from the scene in handcuffs.