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

Friday, July 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm in the library

Join Library Director Peter Struzziero and fellow movie aficionados for a discussion of the movie “What About Bob?”

Bob Wiley, a troubled but lovable therapy patient, seeks help from noted psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin. When the doctor leaves town to go on a quiet family vacation, Bob, afraid of being alone, follows–showing up unexpectedly at the therapist’s lakeside retreat. Bob becomes the houseguest that just won’t leave.

Please register for this event and join us in person!

Questions? Email Peter Struzziero at [email protected].


Belmont Book Discussion

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 3 pm on Zoom

We’re reading Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid for this month’s Belmont Book Discussion.

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains’ toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store’s security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix’s desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix’s past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone “family,” the complicated reality of being a grown up, and the consequences of doing the right thing for the wrong reason. — 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 at [email protected].

Cookbook Club (on hiatus until Fall 2021)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7 pm on Zoom

Join us each month for virtual meal sharing with recipes made from a common cookbook or author.  This month, we’ll be cooking from Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat. Copies  of the cookbook are available for pickup at the library, or digitally through Overdrive.  
This program will be held online through Zoom. Please register to receive the link to join.

Questions? Email Ellen Girouard at [email protected].

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