Dory Rosenberg and Anne Hedrich of the Cache Valley Library Association hosted a “Literary Potluck” on Saturday inviting association members to bring their favorite fictional or nonfictional recipes from a collection or book.
“We host social events with the purpose of bringing librarians and library supporters from across Cache Valley together,” Rosenberg said. “Past events have ranged from meeting at Angie’s Restaurant for pie to gathering at the American West Heritage Center’s annual corn maze.”
CVLA held its first Literary Potluck in 2017 and it was met with great success. The premise was that each attendee brings a dish inspired by (or referenced in) a favorite book, and as a group attendees try to guess the book titles.
This event is one of a variety of activities that CVLA’s social committee has organized with the goal of creating fun networking activities.
Sarah Rigby, director of the Newton Library, said that she has a lot of fun with the event and hopes they do it again next year.
“The crowd favorite was a gingerbread recipe inspired by Thomas Hardy’s ‘Jude the Obscure,’” Rosenberg said.
Other dishes included turnip pancakes inspired by Jan Brett’s “The Turnip,” blueberries and blueberry popcorn for “Blueberries for Sal,” and carrots to represent Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.”
CVLA’s larger goal is to facilitate communication and networking among library workers and patrons.
The group is also starting talks on their annual bike-to-local-libraries event in the summer.