Destinations right here at the Belmont Library!
To kick off our Adult Summer Reading Club, we at the Belmont Library invite you to a wine and cheese, share-your-favorite-book party on Sunday, June 26 at 3:00 pm. Members of all five of the book groups associated with the library will be there to offer their best picks. If you’ve toyed with the idea of joining a book group but have been reluctant to make a commitment, this would be a great way to get your feet wet. In addition to scintillating company and tasty treats, we’ll be having a raffle with great prizes like gift certificates to local restaurants and, well … books! As we have found that book lovers are often gourmands, this seemed to be a winning combination!
First Wednesday Book Group
Despite its prosaic name, the First Wednesday Book Group, which meets on the First Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm, reads an intriguing mixture of fiction and non, and is known for the lively discussions of its members’ opposing viewpoints. Recent favorite books have been The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan and The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer.
Our only off-site group meets at the Belmont Senior Center on the first Monday of every month at 1:00 pm. Led by the stimulating Linda Chiochios, selections include Enemy Women by Paulette Giles and Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese.
Reading Round the Globe
Exploring the world of international authors, this group meets on the last Monday of the month at 1:00 pm. The only requirement of members is curiosity and open-mindedness. Recent picks are Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafor and The Fencing Master by Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
The Mystery Group
Even though this group, meeting on the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm, favors cozies and yummy treats, recent daring choices include All the Flowers are Dying by Lawrence Block and The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo.
The Twenty-Thirty Something Group
A relaxing forum for young perspectives, the twenty-thirty-somethings meet at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month and have enjoyed This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.
For More Information
Find out more about these and other personal favorites from members of your Belmont Library community on Sunday, June 26 at 3:00 pm. You are so welcome!
Photo Information: Ellie and Dolly Discussing Books taken by Kathleen Beasley
Even though Kathleen B. is a third generation immigrant, the passion for life-long education has not worn off. The public library embodies this ideal in an arena that invites engagement from all ages, ethnicities and social classes.