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Chocolate: The Perfect Indulgence

Learn which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the human brain, making chocolate the perfect indulgence!

Mike Cross

We have been using chocolate for years to improve our mood. But what’s going on in our brains when we eat chocolate? Why are experts now saying it’s good for us? And are some kinds of chocolate better for us than others? Michael Cross, science professor at Northern Essex Community College, will present this yummy program. During the presentation, you will also learn how to taste chocolate for quality, which chocolates are good for you, and how much is healthy.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited; sign up may be required.

Dates and Locations

Rowley Public Library

141 Main Street

January 23, 2016

Registration is requested by calling 978-948-2850—we want to have enough chocolate for everyone!

Public Library of Brookline

959 West Roxbury Pkwy.
Chestnut Hill, MA

January 30, 2016, 1:00 pm at Putterham Branch Library

For more information call: (617) 730-2385

Boxford Public Library

7A Spofford Road
Meeting Room 1

February 13, 2016, 1:00 pm

Contact: Beth Safford 978-887-7323 esafford@mvlc.org

Reading Public Library

80 General Way

February 23, 2016, 8:30 pm

For more information call: 781-944-0840

More Information

This program is sponsored by the Northern Essex Community College Speakers’ Bureau. For more information or to register please contact the libraries above.

About the Presenter

Mike Cross is department chair of Natural Sciences at NECC where he teaches chemistry and forensic science. He believes that education should be fun and exciting. He enjoys incorporating demonstrations and magic tricks into his teaching. Mike holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Utah where he specialized in oxidative lesions in DNA and RNA.