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.



Tuesday, June 11th at 7pm, Assembly Room

Registration required. Sign up for this meeting

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!)

Here’s what we’re cooking:

June 11, 2019:

Dining In by Alison Roman

Dial M for Movies

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

Film Viewing: Friday, May 17th at 6:30pm, Library Assembly Room

Film Discussion: Thursday, May 30th at 7pm, Library 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.


Senior Book Discussion

Friday, May 10th at 11am, Classroom A
Beech Street Center
266 Beech Street, Belmont

The senior book discussion group will meet on Friday, April 12th at 11:00 AM in Classroom A at the Beech Street Center at 266 Beech Street in Belmont to discuss the novel The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan.  The senior book discussion group is co-sponsored by the Belmont Public Library and the Belmont Council on Aging.

All are welcome to attend.

Books and Bites

Monday, May 13th at 11am, Assembly Room

Author Maryanne O’Hara will speak on her novel Cascade.  In this novel, set in Massachusetts in the 1930s, the fictional small town of Cascade is about to be swallowed up by a new reservoir.  Desdemona (Dez) Spaulding is an aspiring artist who lives in Cascade with her husband.  Her late father owned a small but well-regarded Shakespeare theater in the town and Dez is desperate to save her father’s playhouse.  When a major magazine publishes Dez’s series of painted postcards that portray the upcoming flooding of Cascade, her small-town life starts to change.  Cascade offers a look at the surprising twists and turns life can take.   Cascade was selected as a ‘Must Read’ and Fiction Honors Winner by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.   A graduate of Emerson College’s MFA program, Maryanne O’Hara was a longtime associate editor at Ploughshares magazine.  Her short stories have been published in Five PointsThe North American ReviewThe Crescent Review, and Redbook.

All are welcome to attend this free program, sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.  Refreshments will be provided.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Belmont Book Discussion Group

Wednesday, May 15th at 3pm, Flett Room

This month BBD is reading Anita Shreve’s, The Stars Are Fire, an exquisitely suspenseful new novel about an extraordinary young woman tested by a catastrophic event and its devastating aftermath–based on the true story of the largest fire in Maine’s history .  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.