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Maple Week at the Libraries

Celebrate the launch of this website with Maple Week, hosted by the University of Vermont Libraries.

Special Collections Exhibit - Ongoing

“It’s Always Maple Time in Vermont”
1st floor, Bailey/Howe Library
This exhibit looks at the the history and technology of maple production in the state of Vermont. It also include images of sugaring-off parties and examples of maple-themed poetry, prose and music.

“Sweet and Savory: Cooking with Maple”
1st floor, Bailey/Howe Library
This exhibit, drawing from over 100 years of cookbooks, documents the richly varied and creative dishes that home cooks and professional chefs make with maple.

“Women’s Contributions to Maple”
Ground floor, Bailey/Howe Library
This exhibit celebrates the contributions of Maple Grove, a women-run maple confectionery in St. Johnsbury, Vermont; sugarmaker Helen Nearing, back-to-the-land pioneer; and Mariafranca Morselli, scientist in the field of maple biology at the University of Vermont.

Sunday, March 28

On Sunday, March 28, from 4-6pm, the University of Vermont Libraries will be hosting a "Maple Cook-Off" in the Silver Maple Ballroom at the Davis Center. The doors will open at 4pm, and The Growlers, an energetic acoustic trio that plays upbeat rock, blues, and country music, will provide musical entertainment from 4-5pm, while the judges are evaluating the entries. After the judging is complete, we invite all attendees to sample from the buffet of maple delicacies. Winners will be announced at 5:30pm.

Confirmed judges include: Suzanne Podhaizer, Seven Days Food Editor; Sue Bette, owner of Bluebird Tavern; Sarah Lyons, maple producer, Square Deal Farms; and Kate Turcotte, ecological agriculture major and organizer of the Vermont Food Summit.

Prizes, donated by local restaurants, include gift certificates to: Hen of the Wood (Waterbury); Magnolia Bistro (Burlington); Penny Cluse Cafe (Burlington); and August First Cafe (Burlington).

Registration to participate in the cook-off is free and open to the public. You do not need to enter a dish in order to attend.

To register: http://maplecookoff.eventbrite.com/

Wednesday, March 31

4:30pm Reception, with light refreshments, in the Bailey/Howe Library H. Lawrence McCrorey Gallery.

5:30pm John Elder, a Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, will present “A Party in the Woods: Sugaring, Community, and Celebration Under a Changing Sky,” a talk on the impact of climate change on maple sugaring, co-sponsored by Special Collections. Special Collections Reading Room, Bailey/Howe Library.

 

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