Summer Solstice New Membership Celebration

The Library Foundation will be celebrating new members who joined the Foundation after July 1, 2020, and Library Leadership Circle donors to thank them for their generous support of the Foundation.

On Saturday, June 25, the Summer Solstice New Membership Celebration will be held in the Bamboo Courtyard at 5pm. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Followed by a lecture in the Friends room at 6:30pm by Connie Spenuzza, award-winning author of Chocolate Runs Through my Veins: The Insightful History of the Women of Chocolate.

To receive an invitation to the celebration, please become a member of the Foundation.

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Connie Spenuzza
Chocolate Runs Through my Veins

Connie Spenuzza

Chocolate Runs Through my Veins: The Insightful History of the Women of Chocolate

Award-winning author Connie Spenuzza, M.S. Ed., chronicles an insightful and magnificently researched and illustrated book on the history of the women of the world of chocolate. This is a rare and mesmerizing account of chocolate’s origin 5,300 years ago among the people of the Amazonian rain forest of Ecuador. Spenuzza is a native of Ecuador, where she vacationed on her family’s cacao and banana hacienda sixty years ago. Her studies and travels have taken her to 127 countries, where she focused on the delight––and the tragedies, of chocolate. She synthesizes a wealth of archaeological, historical, and ethnographic data to substantiate the unique roles women have played in the cultivation of cacao and the production of chocolate, the most popular sweet in the world.