Summer Contests!

As part of our Community Read, we have two very different, very exciting contests. Grab your pencil, paintbrush or chef’s knife, and read on!

Food-Themed Writing and Art Contest
This contest begins Friday, June 1st and ends Friday, July 13th at 11pm. Writing submissions can be anything from Haiku to Memoir to Science Fiction to Essay, as long as it is no longer than 500 words, and is on the topic of Food and Community or Food and Identity.
Artwork can be in any medium, in whatever size, as long as the artist can submit a good-quality, high resolution photo of the work, including a description of original size and medium. Want to paint in mashed peas and potatoes? Go for it!
Finalists in each category will be chosen each week from June 25th to July 9th, and will be featured on the Skidompha website. The lucky winners will also be published in a collection we’re calling “We are What We Eat – Food, Community & Identity,” which will be available during the last week of the Community Read in late July. Please send all submissions to We can’t wait to see what you dream up!
Skidompha Library Community Cooking Contest
Thursday, July 19th at 11am

Come compete for fabulous prizes and fame at our Community Cooking Contest! Sign up for either the sweet or savory category, amateur or professional on the theme of ITALIAN FOOD in honor of our Community Read book, “Blood, Bones, & Butter.” Our judges will include Annie Leck from Barn Door Baking Co., Bernie DeLisle of Osteria Bucci, Sarah Maurer from King Eider’s Pub, and Laura Cabot of Laura Cabot Catering.

To enter, please sign up by calling Skidompha Library at 563-5513, or visiting the circulation desk.Each participant must make 10 servings of your selected recipe, and deliver to Porter Hall no later than 11am on the day of the contest. A first-place and runner-up winner will be chosen in each category.

The cooking contest will be followed by our Community Lunch!