The library closes for Thanksgiving at 5PM on Wednesday, 11/22, and reopens Saturday, 11/25 at 9AM. The west wing Reading Room remains closed for renovations.

Book Groups, Programs and Kits

Whether you want to participate in a lively discussion of recent fiction or sit back and listen to an author read from his or her latest book, we have a program for you. Already part of a book club? We have Book Club Kits that provide an instant book club in a bag – just add people! Or if you are looking for a recommendation for the next book to discuss in your group, check out what other groups have done in our Book Club Reading Lists.


Library Book Groups

Belmont Book Discussion
The Belmont Book Discussion meets in January, March, May, July, September, November on the third Wednesday of the month at 3:00PM in the Flett Room. Members suggest and choose works of fiction to discuss. Everyone is welcome. Please call 617-993-2870 for more information.

See titles and dates for 2017.

Books and Bites
Books and Bites is a monthly book review program featuring presentations by local residents, Belmont Public Library staff, and local authors.  Call 617-993-2875 for more information, or email Miriam MacNair at [email protected].

Senior Center Book Discussion
The Senior Center Book Discussion meets at the Beech Street Center at 266 Beech Street in Belmont. It meets every second Friday of the month at 11:00 AM. Please call 617 993-2875 for more information.


Book Club Kits

We want to make life a little easier for your book club. 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.