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Book Club

The next meeting of the State Library's book club will be held:

Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Time: 12 Noon to 1pm
Location: Forum Building - Room 321
The Book: Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury

“With a cast of characters that wouldn’t be out of place in a Victorian novel, Chocolate Wars tells the story of the great chocolatier dynasties, through the prism of the Cadburys. Chocolate was consumed unrefined and unprocessed as a rather bitter, fatty drink for the wealthy elite until the late 19th century, when the Swiss discovered a way to blend it with milk and unleashed a product that would conquer every market in the world. 

Thereafter, one of the great global business rivalries unfolded as each chocolate maker attempted to dominate its domestic market and innovate new recipes for chocolate that would set it apart from its rivals. The contest was full of dramatic contradictions: The Cadburys were austere Quakers who found themselves making millions from an indulgent product; Kitty Hershey could hardly have been more flamboyant yet her husband was moved by the Cadburys tradition of philanthropy. Each was a product of their unique time and place yet they shared one thing: they want to make the best chocolate in the world. “ - Goodreads 

We will also be having a speaker who is a retired worker from M&M Mars. 

Books read for this club are available in a variety of formats at your local library. The State Library owns this book to borrow. Commonwealth employees can also use EZBorrow through the State Library's website to have it delivered right to the State Library. For more information about how to use EZBorrow call our reference desk at 717-783-5950.

Contact Kathy Hale (kahale@pa.gov) or 717-787-2327 for more information