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Let's join Canada in celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day!
Stay tunes for more information on how the Belmont Library will be participating in StoryCorps

RESCHEDULED TO MONDAY, MAY 9th: Books and Bites: Miriam MacNair discusses Poet Denise Levertov

levertovOur very own librarian, Miriam MacNair, will discuss the life and work of poet Denise Levertov, focusing on The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov and on two biographies--Denise Levertov:  A Poet's Life by Dana Greene and A Poet's Revolution:  The Life of Denise Levertov by Donna Krolik Hollenberg.

"Books and Bites" on Monday, February 8th at 11:00 AM in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library

Born in England in 1923, Denise Levertov emigrated in 1948 to the United States.  She published her first book of poetry in England at the age of twenty-three, but it was not until she moved to the United States that she found her poetic voice, helped by poets William Carlos Williams, Robert Duncan, and Robert Creeley.  Levertov was acclaimed by Kenneth Rexroth in The New York Times as "the most subtly skillful poet of her generation."  
All are welcome to attend this free program.  Refreshments will be provided.  The Assembly Room is handicapped accessible.

Tech Classes in February

Using your eLibrary
Wednesday February 10th, 10AM-12PM; and Thursday February 25th, 2PM-4PM
Take advantage of some of our newer online resources. Ask us about: Hoopla; Zinio, Overdrive, and our newest database, Hot cocoa while you wait!


Free Online Classes
Tuesday February 16th, *Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St Belmont MA
TWO TIMES! (Register by clicking on your preferred time) 2:00-2:30PM  2:30-3:00PM
Gain new technology and business skills with our latest resource: With you can learn at your pace, from the comfort of your own home.  Great for beginners up to advanced learners!

THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12th: Senior Book Discussion Group: Deephaven by Sarah Orne Jewett

deephavenThe senior book discussion group will meet on Friday, February 12th at 11:00 AM in Classroom A at the Beech Street Center at 266 Beech Street in Belmont to discuss Deephaven by Sarah Orne Jewett.  Published in 1877, Deephaven is a nuanced work of fiction that explores life in a town in Maine.
The senior book discussion group is co-sponsored by the Belmont Public Library and the Belmont Council on Aging.  All are welcome to attend.

FRIENDS' MUSIC ON SATURDAY SERIES, FEBRUARY 13th: Grand Master Elizabeth Reian Bennett performs the Shakuhachi

eliz-photoCome to our second performance in our Friends' Music on Saturday Series: Grand Master Elizabeth Reian Bennett will introduce us to the Shakuhachi!

Thanks to the Friends' of the Belmont Public Library for this wonderful event!

Saturday, February 13th at 3PM in the Assembly Room

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Belmont Public Library and the Council on Aging celebrate African American History Month with Film Series

Please join us in celebrating African American history throughout February with the following films:








The Best of Jazz and Blues (Hollywood Rhythm Voume 1)
Friday, Feb 19 1:15PM




Wednesday, February 24th, 6PM ASSEMBLY ROOM



Belmont goes for "The Boston Girl"


Anita Diamant's best-selling novel The Boston Girl has been selected as the featured title for the Library's 2016 One Book One Belmont town-wide read, co-sponsored by 11 town departments and community groups. Anita Diamant will speak at the Beech Street Center in Belmont Tuesday evening, April 26. Lectures, art exhibits, concerts, workshops, a walking tour, and other activities in the month of April are in the planning stages.

Use the following links to reserve your copy of The Boston Girl in print, large print, audio CD, or downloadable ebook.

Click here for more information.


WINNERS! Love Your Library Bookmark Contest

We received 70 entries, from ages 2 to 72. It was tough picking just a few, but check out our five very talented winners below. Grab one of the winning bookmarks the next time you are in the library, and to see all of the entries, check out our bulletin board in the Main Lobby. Thank you Belmont for loving your library so much!



Friends' Author Series: David Updike presents Family Archaeology in Pictures and Prose, Thursday February 25th

john_updikeThursday, February 25th, David Updike presents Family Archaeology in Pictures and Prose

Join David Updike as he combines family photographs, stories and memoirs to illuminate aspects of his father, John Updike's childhood.

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Announcing Belmont Library's newest online resource:!

LyndaLogoThe Belmont Public Library is pleased to offer a great new online resource to Belmont residents: is a online tutorial based resource for learning! Enjoy at home access at your own pace - no need to worry about making a class on time or not being able to understand that fast-talking professor. 

Find out how to register for


New Photograph Exhibit at the Library!

photographs_on_display_01122016Fall deLight, an exhibit of nine fall photos taken by Belmont resident Rachel A. Krebs, is on display at the Belmont Public Library through Thursday, February 4th.  Krebs took many of the photos at Belmont's Beaver Brook Reservation. Come take a look! And while you're at it check out some of our most recently acquired items.

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