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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.


SPECIAL GROUPS


Dial M for Movies

Monday, December 21, 2020 at 6 pm on Zoom

DVD cover of A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim

Join Library Director Peter Struzziero and fellow movie buffs for a discussion of “The Christmas Carol” from 1951 starring Alastair Sim.  As a fun accent, we also encourage attendees to watch any version of “The Christmas Carol” ever made that you enjoy, or would like to try, and plan to discuss it. 

Watch the movie (at home), then we’ll come together online on Zoom to discuss the film. 

Copies of “The Christmas Carol” from 1951 starring Alastair Sim will be available to pick up at the library. 

Register for this event to receive the Zoom invitation. Questions? Email Peter Struzziero at [email protected].


BOOK CLUBS


Belmont Book Discussion

Stay Tuned for 2021!

The Belmont Book Discussion reads contemporary fiction. We meet on the third Wednesday of every other month at 3 pm. We’ll be back in January 2021!

Questions? Email Corinne Coveney 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, December 8, 2020 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, December 10, 2020 at 7 pm on Zoom

Book cover of War FeverThe Nonfiction Book Club presents an author talk and book discussion with Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith, authors of War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War. These two sports historians will give us insights into the research that went into the book before opening a discussion conversation among participants. 

Copies of War Fever are available to pick up at the library.

Register for this event to receive the Zoom invitation. Questions? Email Chris Tremblay at [email protected].

This event is part of the Friends Author Series. Thank you to the Friends of the Belmont Public Library

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