Ongoing Groups Meeting in August



If you love to read, cook and eat, this is the book club for you. Our reading materials will be cookbooks and discussion will revolve around great food and fun recipes. We will have volunteers prepare something from the cookbook. At the meeting we will sample some of the recipes from the cookbook and discuss our favorite recipes. Topics range from stories behind the preparation to working with certain ingredients, along with personal reflections. Sometimes members are encouraged to add any history or trivia they learned from the book and even share good drink pairings. Over the course of the year we will have guest speakers come to discuss their books or their expertise in the kitchen. The meetings will be held at the library starting at 7:00pm.

On Monday, August 29th 7pm Novels with recipes will be discussed.

Practically Speaking English

This program is a chance for our Russian population to come in and practice their skills in communicating in English. The group will be lead by a non-Russian speaker to encourage members to only participate in English. The group will meet Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am for more experienced speakers. No registration necessary.

Beginning English speakers will meet from 11:00am to noon. This is a ten week course. Registration required. The next class will begin on August 30th.

Knitting Club


Join the Needlers a knitting group at the Swampscott Public Library. This group meets weekly, every Wednesday at 10:30a.m. Crocheters are welcome to join our group. We make our own projects or items to be donated to charity. Members can be beginners or experts.

Drop-in Knitting Group

The Needlers have started a drop-in knitting group welcome to anyone who wants to stop by and knit or crochet. The group meets weekly, every Thursday at 1:00pm.

Computer Club: Technology Travelers


Do you feel left out when people begin talking about Facebook, or social networking, Internet, emails and Pinterest? Would you like to become part of the 21st century? Then join our computer club. It meets on Thursday mornings from 10:30am -11:30am. This club is basically for all the newcomers to technology; so don’t feel intimidated if you don’t know how to access any of these sites. Come in and learn with others who want to become computer literate. It should be a fun group with no pressure, just some exposure to all of these new things that are around for us to see. This, however, is also a club where those knowledgeable in technology might want to come by and share their knowledge with others. You can join any time and you must be comfortable using the mouse. Just come by the library at 10:30am on Thursdays. The library is closed, so just knock with your keys on the door and we will let you in. No preregistration is required for the class.

Brunch Bunch Book Group


Join us at noon for a book discussion/playgroup time. Moms can have light lunch while they discuss the book and children can have lunch and juice/water and play or do a craft. The group will meet in the Children’s Room and three staff members will be present. Our selection for Monday, July 25th at noon book will be The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin. You do need to register for this group so that we can order the books and the food. To register call Alyce or Izzi at 781-596-8867. THERE WILL NOT BE A MEETING IN AUGUST.

Dinner Detectives


The Dinner Detectives, the library’s mystery book group, will meet on Tuesday,  September 6 at 6:00pm. You bring your book and dinner – we provide the coffee, dessert and discussion! New members welcome.

Book Group

The Swampscott Library Book Group will meet Tuesday, July 19th, at 7:00pm to discuss The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor. New members welcome. THERE WILL NOT BE A MEETING IN AUGUST.




Interested in a day time book club at the library? Our afternoon book club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm. We will be meeting Tuesday, September 20th at 1:00pm to discuss The hours count by Jillian Cantor. New members welcome!



Lou Gallo and his town historians will be taking off for the summer. Watch for them to return on Fridays at 10am in the fall.