September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

PEANUTS_WEB_PSA_336x280A library card is the coolest card – September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Belmont Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most import school supply of all – a free library card.



Help us choose which movies to show next!

With the success of our Chillin' with Villians summer movie series, we're looking to do another movie series in the fall. Help us decide which movies to choose by taking our survey, which is linked below. Thanks in advance!

Click here to take the survey


Origami: Art & Science

origami-leaf_250x250Tuesday, September 8, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM, Assembly Room

(Rescheduled from June)

Origami, the art of folding paper into complex shapes, is of great interest in mathematics, engineering and biology.  Find out why.




Changing Careers: Reinventing Oneself in Today's Job Market

Wednesday, September 9, 7:00PM-9:00PM, Assembly Room

Transitioning into a new profession can be a challenging and daunting undertaking.  In this workshop facilitated by career consultant Gary Gekow, participants will discuss and explore various strategies to help make the transition from one industry to another a smooth one.  This is a group discussion where everyone's experiences and opinions are welcomed.  No sign-up necessary.

About Gary Gekow


Silk Scarf Dyeing Workshop - Registration Required


Saturday, September 12, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Outside (Behind Library)

Immerse yourself in the ancient art of natural dyeing while tapping into your creative energy in a hands-on workshop led by environmental alchemist, Rhonda Fazio.



International Fiction Book Club

summerbookExplore different cultures through great literature with the International Fiction Book Club.

Our next meeting is September 16th 7 PM to 8:30 PM in the Flett Room and we will be discussing the Summer Book by Tove Jansson.

We are a lively large group and always welcome new members. No need to sign up--just come. Copies of the book can be found at the reference desk.





OTAKUrabu!!! Teens, come and watch anime, do crafts, and check out our latest manga books. Snacks are provided free while they last! For teens Grades 7+. No sign up is necessary. 

Sept. 18th 2015 2:30-5:00 PM Assembly Room.

Email librarian Kylie Sparks at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information or call 617-993-2873


One-on-One Tech Help

computerguyNeed One-on-One Tech Help?  Fill out a Tech Help form to request a session.  We can help you set up access to free, online, library resources like Hoopla and Zinio, or help you with some computer basics.

Zinio - Full digital copies of popular magazines

New titles have been added to Zinio, including:new_yorker


Architectural Digest

Cook's Illustrated

Bon Appetit and more!


Get started with Zinio