Cookbook Book Club

The Montvale Library Cookbook Book Club  will resume its monthly meetings starting on

Monday, September 21 at 6:30 pm

This group will meet virtually via Zoom to discuss Jamie Oliver's 5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food.  For further information contact


The other dates will be as follows:

Monday, October 19 at 6:30 pm

Monday, November 16 at 6:30pm 

Monday, December 14 at 6:30pm


Book titles to be announced but the October book will be a chef memoir.












For further information,

please contact Therese Jones, Reference, on

Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm at 201-391-5090 or




Purpose of Book Discussion Groups:

  • To promote the use of the library by providing a forum to discuss books.

  • To promote the use of the library by providing discussion materials such as reviews, biographical material, and critical essays about the authors and their works.

  • To promote the use of the library's collection through the sharing of books other than those which are the focus of the group.

  • To provide a social environment for library patrons to meet each other and form community ties.

  • To enrich patrons' reading experiences.

The library will:

  • Provide a meeting room.

  • Obtain free copies of selected books for members who possess a valid resident BCCLS library card.  Members may choose to purchase their own copies.

  • Provide reviews, biographical material, and critical essays about the authors and their works.

  • Coordinate scheduling and book ordering.

  • Promote the group through press releases, posters, and a page on the library's website.


  • Membership is open to adults (18 years and older) who possess a valid resident BCCLS library card.  Books will be ordered from other libraries in advance of each meeting and will be charged to each member's library card.

  • Adults that do not possess a valid resident BCCLS library card may join; however, these participants are responsible for obtaining copies of the books to be discussed.

Group rules:

  • Members will take turns leading discussions.

  • To participate fully in any discussion a member must have read the book.

  • Those who have not read the book may attend meetings but must refrain from comment.

  • It is expected that each member at some time will dislike a selected title or find some offense at its content.  This is an adult group.  Members may debate the merits of a specific work if they have read the book.

  • Titles will be chosen by the members.  Determination is by simple majority.  Members are encouraged to bring their own title suggestions to the attention of the group.

  • Titles must be available throughout BCCLS in sufficient quantity for consideration.  Current bestsellers cannot be ordered from other libraries.

Click on the video for Therese's recommendations for cookbooks available online.  


Also click on the yellow button above for some easy at home recipes that require limited ingredients!

Have a recipe that you would like us to add to the website?  Please send to or and we will add it to our recipe list.  Please include photos if you have them!
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