The library will be closed on Sunday, April 20 for Easter, and Monday, April 21 for Patriots Day.


More for One Book One Belmont!

mass_map Visit the Explore page on the One Book One Belmont site to find questions for book groups, and to browse a list of historical sites in Massachusetts that pertain to the revolutionary period.

Phillis Wheatley, Revolutionary Poet

John_Stauffer_photo_by_Greg_MartinWednesday, April 23, 7:30 PM in Assembly Room at Belmont Public Library, join us for a talk by Harvard Professor John Stauffer about Phillis Wheatley, a Boston slave who became one of early America's most famous poets. The talk is presented by the Belmont Historical Society, Belmont Against Racism, the Human Rights Commission, and the Library as part of One Book One Belmont.



The British are Coming!

Redcoat_READ_2_SMALL-1Fight the rebels with the Redcoats of the King's Tenth Regiment of Foot!

2-3 pm

Thurs., April 24

Assembly Room

ages 10 & up

space is limited - register now

And check out more awesome READ posters

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One Book One Belmont -- Jason Russell House Tour

jasonrussellhouseOne of the Revolutionary War’s first battles was fought just minutes from Belmont at the home of Jason Russell. Join us on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. for a special tour for families with children ages 8 and up of the Jason Russell House led by Daniel Leclerc and Doris Birmingham. Reigstration is required. Space is very limited. Priority will be given to Belmont residents. To register for this program, please call the Children’s Room at 617-993-2880.



Book a Librarian


Students - need help with finding resources for your research project?  We can help! The Book a Librarian service allows you to reserve a free half hour session with a professional reference librarian.

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Free Computer & Tech Books Online

Oreilly_rails Expert guidance at your fingertips! Safari Books Online, Consumer Technology Collection, offers over1,300 books and videos on digital photography, home audio/video, computing and home networking, video gaming, and more.  Key word searchable, with full texts. Keeping up with technology has never been easier (or cheaper).

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The Boston Herald (1848 – 1990) Trial

BostonHeraldArchiveButtonThe Belmont Library again has a free trial to the Boston Herald Historic Archive. Articles from The Boston Herald are currently available within America's Historical Newspapers database.