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National Chocolate Day

chocolate dessertNational Chocolate Day was created by the National Confectioners Association. There are actually 3 National Chocolate Days throughout the year, on July 7th, October 28th and December 28th. We think that’s a great idea – more events to celebrate.

What does Chocolate have to do with an academic library?  GRCC has a terrific culinary collection supporting the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.  Check out some of the books we have on chocolate!  While you’re at it, take a look at some of new culinary titles added to the collection!

bars of melting chocolate



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The Art of Chocolate

Chocolate Sculpture It’s not an ArtPrize sculpture, but it should be.  Visit the first floor of the Library & Learning Commons to see an amazing chocolate sculpture; the sculpture weighs in at about 45-pounds and is constructed of over $500 of  Valrhona Chocolate.  The sculpture was created by Chef Francois Behuet, from the New York patisserie Petrossian,   during the national try-outs for the U.S. Pastry Team held at GRCC last month.  The US Team will compete in the 2019 Coupe du Monde de la PatisserieChef Gilles Renusson, GRCC Pastry Chef Professor, and President of the U.S. Team, organized this competition in the kitchens of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.

It’s a fantastic work of art and smells delicious!  For more on cooking with chocolate, browse through the Culinary Collection on the second floor.

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February is about more than St. Valentine’s Day

Big Heart of Art – 1000 Visual Mashups by Qthomas Bower

By Janelle Yahne
Library Circulation Associate

February 14th has been the traditional date for St. Valentine’s Day. It is a day to express love to your partner through food, trinkets, and personal favors. Information on the history of St. Valentine’s Day can be found on Wikipedia, of course, and on History.com which includes fun videos about different aspects of the day. The library carries books about relationships and chocolate.

February is also an important month for healthy heart awareness. The Center for Disease Control and American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month. To begin the awareness, people wore red to show support against Heart Disease on February 3rd. The Center for Disease Control is co-leading the Million Hearts program to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes. To be there for those who may need it, Valentine’s Day share February 14th with National Organ Donor Day to promote the organ donor registry. Below are items about taking care of your heart:

The woman’s heart : an owner’s guide by John A. Elefteriades and Teresa Caulin-Glaser

If St. Valentine’s Day and organ donation are not interesting, today is also Ferris Wheel Day. It might be too cold to ride one, but look here to see the world’s tallest Ferris wheels. If you would like to start a journey around the world instead, look here for information about the first Ferris wheel. We also have two titles in the catalog on George Ferris and the Ferris wheel to check out:

Enjoy the day!

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