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Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Come learn how to create your own garden, even if you have limited space, with a Master Gardener at the Chicopee Library. This program is part of our "Combining Good Ingredients" LSTA Grant. This program was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The grant is administered through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Main Library- Bazan Community Room
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come for a virtual tour of cacao production, from choosing and harvesting beans, to drying and fermentation techniques, to creating the “recipe” that leads to the chocolate bars that we eat. Then, learn how to truly appreciate and assess chocolate with all of your senses with a tasting of different varieties and sources from around the globe. Learn why two 70% chocolates taste different from one another, how to read a label to assess chocolate quality, why one chocolate that is good for eating might not be for baking and what makes a chocolate “best” in its class.  The focus will be on comparing several 70% chocolates. You will learn why this cacao mass percentage is so beloved by chocolate manufacturers.  The presenter, Dédé Wilson has written 17 cookbooks, was an editor at Bon Appetit magazine for 15 years and eats chocolate every single day.  Ages 14 & up, please. For the best experience eat only lightly before attending.  Class runs 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  Registration is required for this event. Call 413-594-1800 x3 or stop by the Reference Desk to register.  

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Locations & Hours

Emily L. Partyka
Central Library
449 Front St
Chicopee, MA
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  1. Monday: 9am-9pm
  2. Tuesday: 9am-9pm
  3. Wednesday: 9am-9pm
  4. Thursday: 9am-9pm
  5. Friday: 9am-5pm
  6. Saturday: 9am-4pm
  7. Sunday: 12pm-4pm