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Special Groups and Book Clubs

The Belmont Public Library offers many unique groups and book clubs. For additional information about any of these events, contact the various club representatives or call the Reference Desk at 617-993-2870.


Dial M for Movies

Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6 pm on Zoom

Join Library Director Peter Struzziero and fellow movie buffs for a discussion of the 1971 classic “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” starring Gene Wilder. This modern fantastical classic is an adaptation of the 1964 novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl. Watch the movie (at home), then we’ll come together online on Zoom to discuss the film. Copies of the 1971 version of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” will be available for pick up at the library.

Please register for this event to receive the link to join the discussion on Zoom! Questions? Email Peter Struzziero at [email protected].


Belmont Book Discussion

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 3 pm on Zoom

We’re reading Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens for this month’s Belmont Book Discussion.

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove on the North Carolina coast. In late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is sensitive and intelligent; she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life – until the unthinkable happens. — adapted from the publisher’s summary.

This program for adults will be held online through Zoom. Please register to receive the link to join. Copies of the book will be available for pickup at the library.

Questions? Email Allison Smith at [email protected].

Books and Bites

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 11 am on Zoom

Book cover of JFK by Fredrik Logevall

Author Fredrik Logevall will discuss his new book JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956. Fredrik Logevall has spent seven years searching for the “real” John F. Kennedy.  The result of this prodigious effort is a sweeping biography that contextualizes Kennedy amidst the roiling American Century.  

Register for this event to receive the Zoom invitation. 

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library and is open to the general public.

Cookbook Club

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7 pm on Zoom

Book cover of Ottolenghi Simple

Join us each month for virtual meal sharing with recipes made from a common cookbook or author.

For our December meeting, we’ll be cooking from the work of Yotam Ottolenghi. You can request one of his books through the search linked here or through OverDrive.

Register for this event to receive the Zoom invitation.

Questions? Email Chris Tremblay at [email protected].

Nonfiction Book Club

Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7 pm on Zoom

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction – or more interesting! Join librarian Chris Tremblay in the Nonfiction Book Club for an online discussion of The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson on Thursday, January 21 at 7 pm.

Register for this event to receive the Zoom invitation.

Questions? Email Chris Tremblay at [email protected].

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