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Please Note! This Week's Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

Monday, November 23: 9AM-9PM
Tuesday, November 24: 9AM-9PM
Wednesday, November 25: 9AM-5PM
Thursday, November 26: CLOSED
Friday, November 27: CLOSED
Saturday, November 28: 9AM-5PM
Sunday, November 29: 1PM-5PM



SAT Prep - We've got you covered!

standardized_testTaking the SATs December 5th? Let us help you prepare with some of our online resources!

Take a look at our Teen Center page, and check out our Testing & Education Reference Center. You can take on-line practice tests and prepatory courses for the SAT (regular & subjects) AND the PSAT. The Belmont Public Library wishes you good luck!


New Kindle Titles Are Waiting For You!

reading_kindleHave an upcoming trip? Consider taking out one of the library's Kindles! Kindles are checked out for two weeks, and can be renewed two times as long as no one is waiting for them. AND, if you are a Belmont resident, you are allowed to reserve a Kindle ahead of time. Take a look at the list below of updated Kindle titles, and for more information about how to use one of our Kindles, please call the reference desk at (617) 993-2870 or ask us a question online using our Ask A Librarian link.


Using the upcoming holidays for a staycation? Grab a Kindle and get lost in one of the dozens of books available!

Click here for new Kindle titles


LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE: Saturday, December 5, Make Your Own Memory Wire Bracelet

What to do about all of those gifts you get to give?


Make your own Memory Wire Bracelet 

Saturday, December 5th, 2-3PM, Assembly Room 


Please register or cal 617-99-2850 to attend this event.


Senior Book Discussion Group: Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Dust_jacket_of_Doctor_ZhivagoThe senior book discussion group will meet on Friday, November 13th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Beech Street Center to discuss Part One of Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak.  On Friday, December 11th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, we will meet to discuss Part Two. 






Books and Bites

Dorothy_StephensBooks and Bites: Author Dorothy Stephens to Speak
Monday December 14th 11:00 AM Assembly Room

Author Dorothy Stephens will discuss and read from her novel A Door Just Opened at Books and Bites on Monday, December 14th at 11:00 AM in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library.  Set in 1910 in rural New Jersey, this novel is filled with luminous prose, period detail, and vivid imagery.  The main character Anna dreams of being the first girl from her tiny farm community to go to high school.  An illegitimate baby, born to her older sister, alters Anna's life.



Books on Wheels!


Starting October 21st, the Belmont Public Library and Beech Street Center are pleased to announce a new collaborative service offering for the citizens of Belmont called “Books On Wheels” which includes:

  • Access to our books, movies, and audiobooks
  • Free monthly delivery, 4th Wednesday, 9:30am - 11:30am



The Little Free Libraries have arrived!

littlefreelibraryCan't make it to the Library as often as you like? No Problem. The Library is coming to you! Through many efforts this fall, and going forward, we at the Library will be making more efforts to bring the Library out into the community. The Belmont Public Library (through the generosity of our Friends of the Library Group) is coming out into Belmont to bring the books to you.

Beginning this week free books are available in a Little Free Library located on the walkway directly in front of Town Hall, along a walkway that leads down to Concord Avenue.



Teen Book Club

halfbrotherTeen Book Club November 30th 7-8 PM Young Adult Room. Any teen who has read the book is welcome to attend, no sign up necessary. There will be pizza and sodas.




Having trouble with our new catalog?

logo_mlnThe Minuteman Library Network has made the transition to a new catalog, Encore. Encore is designed to help users discover a wide range of materials – books, audiobooks, DVDs, ebooks, and now Overdrive ebooks –all in one search. But we all know change requires learning a new way of doing things. Here are some tips for using the Encore catalog to find just what you want.



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