Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Do you enjoy sampling and sharing new dishes? Then hang onto your spatula! The Ligonier Valley Library is happy to introduce its newest book club, "Food for Thought." We pick the cookbook, you pick and make a recipe!

Next Meeting: Monday, June 1 at 6:00 pm

A new book in the library's collection celebrating grandmothers from around the world - their stories and recipes.

Celebrating Mothers

In June, we are celebrating mothers!

Make one of your mother's (or grandmother's or great-grandmother's) favorite recipes to share with the group. Please bring a copy of the recipe to the library to register it before the next meeting.

3 easy steps to join Cookbook Club:

Step #1 - Select your recipe to try at the next meeting
Step #2 - Bring a copy to the library at least one week prior to the meeting
Step #3 - Bring your dish and your own place setting to Cookbook Club night.

You don't have to be a gourmet chef to participate in Food For Thought. This is the perfect opportunity for novices to challenge themselves and learn from more experienced cooks, and for experienced cooks to show off and share their amazing skills. The cookbook club is free and open to the public.

How the cookbook club works: Every other month, a cookbook will be selected and put on display at the main circulation desk. You pick a recipe that piques your interest (or taste buds). A Post-it note with your name will be used to mark the recipe in order to keep track of who is making what and also to keep members from choosing the same dish. Before you leave, a member of the library staff will make a copy of your recipe for you to take home. Prepare your recipe, then bring it to the meeting to share with other participants. It's that simple!

Things to note...

Copies of past recipes are kept in binders near the front desk in the library. Ask someone at the desk if you need assistance.

If you are interested in joining, stop by the library to register.

Contact us for additional information at 724-238-6451 or send an email to


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