Special Groups and Book Clubs

This list is a collection of all the unique groups and book clubs offered by the Belmont Public Library. For additional information about any of these events please contact the various club representatives, or call the reference desk at 617-993-2870.


Dial M for Movies

Friday Movie Night! We’ll have popcorn and refreshments, come make a night of it!

Film Viewing: Friday, September 13th at 6:30pm, Assembly Room

Film Discussion: Wednesday, September 18th at 7pm, Flett Room  

DIAL M FOR MOVIES, hosted by Library Director, Peter Struzziero. Watch the film on your own or at the Library on our Film Screening Night with popcorn and drinks, and then join Peter and other film buffs for a lively discussion! Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.

Knitting Club

Every Friday from 12:30-2:30pm, Flett Room

Do you enjoy knitting and a nice group chat?

Drop in to the Library’s Knitting Group, Fridays between 12:30-2:30pm in the Flett Room. Bring your knitting, crochet, weaving, or other portable crafts or projects, and we’ll get to know each other as we work. We’re mainly a social group who like to take a few hours on Friday afternoon to relax and work with yarn, although we’re happy to help if you’ve reached a tricky point in your pattern, or need assistance fixing a dropped stitch. No commitment necessary – we look forward to meeting you!

For more information, contact Jonathan Nichols at 617-993-2896 or [email protected]


Belmont Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, September 18th at 3:00pm, Flett Room

On September 18th BBD will be discussing Lisa See’s, Shanghai Girls.  BBD meets on the third Wednesday of every other month.    

See our flyer showing the titles and dates for 2019.   

All are welcome to attend this free program, sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.  Refreshments will be provided.    

The Flett Room is handicapped accessible.

Planet Paperback – Sci-Fi Book Club

Thursday, September 26th at 6:30pm, Flett Room

The Belmont Public Library is starting its first-ever Sci-Fi book club. We will be reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown

For more information, contact Jonathan Nichols at [email protected]

Cookbook Club

No meetings till October. Please check back for more details in the future.

Join the Belmont Public Library’s Cookbook Club. The club will meet once a month for a potluck with recipes made from one cookbook. The library will provide drinks, plates, and utensils, all you need to bring is your dish ready to be served and a positive attitude! Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the Assembly Room. For questions or concerns contact Chris Tremblay ([email protected]).

Important things to remember:

  • Each meeting is a potluck as defined by Massachusetts state law.
  • Registration is required.
  • Each participant must bring one completed ready to serve dish.
  • We will need a list of the ingredients in the dish you make.
  • Bring something to take your leftovers home in.
  • Most important of all: HAVE FUN!! (we’re eating yummy food and talking about cooking after all!)

Classics Book Group

No meeting this month

On October 2nd the Classics Book Group will be discussing The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.  All are welcome to attend.

Books and Bites

No meeting this month

Please check back for next month’s selection.

Book Club Kits

Want to run your own book club? We want to make life a little easier for you! We have prepared Book Club Kits: bags that contain 8 copies of the same book, possibly enough for all the members of your book club.