Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Where in the Library is the Molcajete?

Visit our library display cases to learn more about Hispanic Heritage, and - while you are there - find the molcajete!

A molcajete is a mortar used in Mexican cuisine to grind spices and to prepare salsas and guacamole. Typically carved out of a single block of porous basalt volcanic rock, molcajetes are most often round or bowl-shaped and supported by three short legs. The matching pestle is called a tejolote.

Students who manage to track down this ancient relic have a chance of winning a beautiful pinata in a special drawing. To enter, you will need to answer the following question:

Where in the library is the molcajete?

Bring your submission to the circulation desk and a library staff member will enter your name in the contest. Only one entry per person will be allowed - and a valid student ID is required to participate. The winner will be chosen on Monday, June 1, 2009 (we will be contacting this person by phone or e-mail).

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