Welcome to the website of the Friends of the Library Chocolate Tasting! Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions about our event. If you don’t find your answer here, or if you need additional information, please call 206-799-8850.
Q. What is the date, time and location of the Chocolate Tasting?
A. The 28th Annual Bisbee Chocolate Tasting, sponsored by the Friends of the Copper Queen Library, will be held on Saturday, February 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Central School Project, 43 Howell Street in Old Bisbee. Hours are 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Q. How do I get there?
A. It’s easy to get to Central School from downtown Bisbee by car or foot by going up the street in front of the Copper Queen Hotel and taking a right on Howell Street. Visitors can park in the main lot at the foot of Brewery Gulch and walk up the gulch, turning at the road in front of the Copper Queen Hotel and taking a right at Howell Street – Central School is on the right. There is also some parking in the Central School Parking lot or the lot in front of the school.
Q. What is the price of a ticket?
A. Tickets to the event are $15 each – and a $15 ticket entitles the ticket holder to six pieces of fabulous chocolate, which the ticket holder can select for themselves at the tasting.
Q. Where can tickets be purchased?
A. Tickets are available now at the Copper Queen Library, Finders Keepers, Bisbee Olive Oil and High Desert Market in Old Bisbee. You can also purchase tickets at the door on the night of the event.
Q. Will there be beverages available at the event?
A. Yes, red and white wine and beer will be available for adults to enjoy with the chocolates; there will be a box for suggested donations. There will also be water and coffee, thanks to Bisbee Coffee Company. Be sure to try their great new Page Brothers Blend – super special coffee! We’ll offer it in caffeinated and decaf.
Q. Where do the chocolates come from?
A. Most of the chocolates are donated by the wonderful home bakers and candy makers of Bisbee – and even high school culinary arts students – and the creativity displayed is amazing! Also, we receive donated chocolates from our supportive and amazing local restaurateurs and professional chocolatiers.
Q. How are the proceeds from the Chocolate Tasting used?
A. Proceeds go to the Friends of the Copper Queen Library, who use the funds to pay for free year-round programming at the Library, which includes children’s programs (such as the Summer Reading Program and Pre-School Reading Program), programming from the Arizona Humanities Council, book groups, Freewrite classes and other cultural events like the Friends of the Library Film Series at the Bisbee Royale. Thank you for making those improvements possible!
Q. Are there other events on the night of the tasting?
A. Yes – February 9 is a “Second Saturday” for Bisbee After Five, which means that all of Bisbee’s charming shops and galleries will be holding Open House from 5:00 to 8:00, so be sure to come early, do some shopping and gallery hopping, enjoy a meal at one of our many restaurants (see our list of partner restaurants in the Partners section of this website), and come to the Chocolate Tasting for dessert!