Books, Beer and Miniature Boxes at the Rochambeau Library

An adult diorama contest at Rochambeau Library


On March 4 from 7-9pm the Rochambeau Library presents Dear Diorama, an after-hours book and art contest where local bibliophiles are invited to create and present dioramas based on their favorite literary scenes. (For those of you living under a rock at the bottom of the ocean, a diorama is a three-dimensional model that’s built to depict a historical or fictional scene. Remember those creepy crime scene dioramas that were constructed by the Miniature Killer on CSI? Well these will be sort of like those, minus the blood and the psychopath.)

Matthew Lawrence of Not About the Buildings will emcee the event; some of you may know him as the host of the annual spelling bee at AS220. A panel of judges will select their favorite dioramas and winners will go home with prizes from Craftland, Frog and Toad and Books on the Square. Once the winners have been decided, the dioramas will move to the gallery at Craftland for all the world to see. Sponsors include Foolproof Brewing and Whole Foods so expect lots of delicious local beer and food to enhance this already awesome evening. 272-3780.