Thursday, February 2, 2012

Teens Geek Chocolate

Christmas. Valentine’s Day. Easter. Three holidays known for chocolate and we are currently in the midst of the three. With chocolate being the center of attention at any home, we are making it the center of attention at the library. Teens in grades 6-12 and college students are invited to participate in our barrage of chocolate for the month of February. On Wednesday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. we’ll make Chocolate Sculptures using chocolate fondant. On Monday, February 20 (a no-school day) at 1:00 p.m. we’ll do a Chocolate Tasting. Featuring four kinds of milk chocolate and four kinds of dark chocolate. We’ll compare several popular American brands of milk chocolate and also try some of those brands in dark chocolate. Hey, it’s free chocolate and if you’re at home on a no-school day you might have to clean your room, so you might as well come to the library and enjoy (I will say it again) FREE CHOCOLATE! If this isn’t enough chocolaty fun, all month long you’re invited to grab an entry form and participate in our “Guess the Candy Bar Contest.” All you have to do is correctly identify the most candy bars based on a cross-cut photo of them. It’s harder than it sounds.

Oh, and I’m fully aware that mom wants to come to the chocolate tasting. Here’s what you tell her: “Sorry, it’s just for teens, but we could make a chocolate cake or something.” And the next time you come to the library, check out some chocolate cookbooks, such as Bittersweet by Alice Medrich and I Want Chocolate! by Trish Deseine. It will be fun to cook with mom, plus, the end result is… chocolate.

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