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Cook the Book begins a fourth year of programming in 2019. It is a book club for cooking enthusiasts of all ages. It meets four times per year plus a year-end Cookie Swap.

  1. Interested person registers for the program.
  2. The registrant selects a recipe from one of four pre-selected cookbooks from the Grundy collection. The books are available on the bookcase behind the Community/Patron Services computers.
  3. Staff photocopies the registrant’s recipe selection twice, giving the registrant a copy and keeping a copy for the Library; please note who selected the recipe with a name and telephone number and place it in the Cook the Book folder.
  4. Registrant makes one recipe for the Saturday meeting, enough to share a taste with others; there is no need to double or triple a recipe. The library will provide plates, bowls, napkins, eating utensils, etc.

* Please note that this program involves food and/or drinks prepared for and by the participants and, therefore, attendees choosing to partake of the food and/or drink available during the event do so at their own risk.


Second book discussion: June 8, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm (Pennsylvania Recipes)

Pennsylvania Apples History & Culture: with 40 Recipes and a Guide to Festivals and Farm Markets by Kyle Nagurny

The Pennsylvania Heritage Cookbook: a Cook’s Tour of Keystone Cultures, Customs, and celebrations by Kyle Nagurny

Gravy Wars: South Philly Foods, Feuds & Attytudes by Lorraine Ranalli

Scratch: Home Cooking for Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious by Maria Rodale


Cookbooks for the third book discussion will be available beginning June 8, 2019.

Other dates and discussion themes are listed below:

September 7: Italian Recipes

November 2: Spanish & Latin Recipes

December 14: Cookie Swap (10:30am -12:00pm)


Saturday, June 8, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration has closed.