October 2022

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Tuesday, October 47:00—8:30 PMAssembly RoomBelmont Public Library336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478

Palaces for the People: One Book, One Belmont Panel Discussion

Join us for this fascinating panel discussion about the strengths and challenges of libraries today. Whether a special, academic, independent or public library, there is something unique to learn about all of these amazing institutions and their representatives.…Learn More
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Thursday, October 67:00—8:30 PMOnline

RESCHEDULED One Book One Belmont Library and Literary Trivia

Join us for an evening of Library and Literature themed trivia as we kickoff One Book One Belmont! This event has been rescheduled to be virtual only, so be sure to register for the Zoom link. Our questions are geared towards adults in challenge rating, but for families who want to play together, please know that there are no "embarrassing" questions or content.…Learn More
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Tuesday, October 116:30—7:00 PMOnline

Pajama Storytime at Home

Get in your pajamas, grab a fuzzy friend, and join librarian Rosanna Clarke over Zoom for stories all about the magic of libraries and books. This event is part of our One Book One Belmont programming. Thanks to the Friends of the Belmont Public Library and our community co-sponsors who make this amazing series of events possible.

Tuesday, October 117:00—8:15 PMAssembly RoomBelmont Public Library336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478

Cookbook Club

Cookbook ClubThe Cookbook Club is back in person!Join us each month as we explore a different cookbook and share a great meal together. This month's cookbook is Lidia's a pot, a pan, and a bowl: simple recipes for perfect meals by Lidia Bastianich. An email will be sent to everyone who has registered once we have copies of the book ready to check out.…Learn More
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Wednesday, October 127:00—8:00 PMBeech Street Center266 Beech St, Belmont, MA, 02478
Hybrid - online and in-person

One Book One Belmont Author Keynote: Susan Orlean & The Library Book REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Join us for this compelling keynote author talk featuring award-winning author & journalist Susan Orlean and her New York Times bestseller, The Library Book. Registration is required for the zoom link; please register here. You can also attend the event at the viewing party held at the Beech Street Center.…Learn More
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Thursday, October 133:30—4:00 PMAssembly RoomBelmont Public Library336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478

Star Wars Storytime

Join Library Director and Star Wars Expert Peter Struzziero to read stories from a galaxy far, far, away. Costumes encouraged, whether they are Star Wars themed or from a completely different universe. This program is recommended for families with kids ages 5 and up.…Learn More

Thursday, October 137:00—8:30 PMOnline

Page of Enlightenment History Book Club

We all know the adage, "those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. ” Don't be a victim - instead join librarians Lauren Pfendner and Chris Tremblay for an engrossing read of historical nonfiction every month. October's selection is The Library Book by Susan Orlean.…Learn More

Thursday, October 137:00—8:00 PMAssembly RoomBelmont Public Library336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478

Bookbinding Workshop

Bookbinding WorkshopJoin Danielle Cook for an adventure into bookmaking. Explore the history of the codex, learn about bookmaking and recordkeeping in cultures around the world, and make your own hand-bound pamphlets. Danielle is a librarian and artist who has been making hand-bound books for over 8 years.…Learn More
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Friday, October 142:00—6:30 PMNational Association for Armenian Studies and Research395 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478

Open House at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research

As part of wonderful world of Belmont libraries, the NAASR Director of Academic Affairs and the Library Curator will give a tour of the library and present highlights and rare items. Special presentations from 3:00-3:30 and 6:00-6:30 will feature rare books from the extensive Mardigian library st NAASR.…Learn More
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Saturday, October 153:00—4:00 PMAssembly RoomBelmont Public Library336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478

One Book One Belmont Live Concert: Poets of the Great American Songbook

In honor of One Book, One Belmont, the Peter H. Bloom/Tim Ray Jazz Duo will celebrate with a live concert showcasing Poets of the Great American Songbook. In this interactive jazz concert, volunteer audience members will read lyrics and the musicians will respond with inventive musical interpretations – a fun, entertaining and engaging way to experience the power of music and literature combined.…Learn More
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Wednesday, October 192:30—3:30 PMOutside the LibraryBelmont Public Library336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478
Underwood Playground

Make Your Own Fairy House in Underwood Park

Fairy houseLooking for a way to unplug from the indoors, and tap into a little magic? Join us at Underwood Park to build your own fairy house or gnome home!We'll read a fairy story, then get to creating little homes for wee magical friends to stay warm in as the seasons change!Recommended for kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade.…Learn More
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Saturday, October 2210:00—11:30 AMBoston Athenaeum10½ Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02108

Guided Tour of the Boston Athenaeum

Join us for a guided tour of the Boston Athenaeum, one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It is also one of a number of membership libraries, for which patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use Athenaeum services. The institution was founded in 1807 by the Anthology Club of Boston, Massachusetts.…Learn More
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Tuesday, October 257:00—8:00 PMAssembly RoomBelmont Public Library336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478

One Book One Belmont Author Event: Kwan Kew Lai & The Girl Who Taught Herself to Fly

Join us for this fascinating author talk featuring Kwan Kew Lai and her new memoir, The Girl Who Taught Herself to Fly. In The Girl Who Taught Herself to Fly, the author weaves in her family’s story of joy, sorrow, loss, love, and endless struggles with poverty and hunger.…Learn More
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Wednesday, October 262:30—3:30 PMAssembly RoomBelmont Public Library336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478

Children's Craft Kit Demo: Make and Take Your Own Board Game - Registration Required

Have you ever wanted to create your very own board game? Now you can! Join Children's Librarian Bethany and use the supplies in your kit to make your own game!Kits can be picked up starting on October 13. Registration required. This program is part of One Book One Belmont and is supported by the Friends of the Belmont Library.…Learn More

Wednesday, October 267:00—8:00 PMAssembly RoomBelmont Public Library336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478
Hybrid - online and in-person

One Book One Belmont Author Event: Donna Gordon & What Ben Franklin Would Have Told Me

Join us for this fascinating author talk featuring Donna Gordon and her new novel, What  Ben Franklin Would Have Told Me. Register for the Zoom link if you will be attending virtually; otherwise, join us in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library.…Learn More
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