Things to Do Today: Digital Help, Summer Reading for Kids, Bridge at the Beech

• The Belmont Public Library is providing one-on-one Digital Library Help from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Reference Room. Learn how to download eBooks from the library and set up a device. Get started with Zinio to read free digital magazines. E-mail and Internet basics, social media, or basic computer skills. Registration is required; register online or call 617-993-2870 to register by phone. Some services require downloading an app. Please come prepared with your Apple ID, Adobe ID, Amazon Account information or other password and log in information for your device.

• The Belmont Public Library has begun its annual Children’s Summer Reading Program that will run until Aug. 15 for those entering preschool to 6th grade. Registration is already underway: read for a chance to win a book, attend a pizza party and other prizes. Head over to the Library’s Children’s Room for more info.

• Duplicate Bridge Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Beech Street Center at 266 Beech St. Every Wednesday the club holds American Contact Bridge League-sanctioned games. All are welcome to play. Cost is $7. Call 339-223-6484 for more information.

• On this day in 1950, the Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea. Seventy-four years before, in 1876, the Battle of the Little Bighorn in what was the Montana Territory was fought in which a force led by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer was annihilated by a coalition of Native American tribes; Custer was killed, as were 267 of his men including two of his brothers, a nephew and a brother-in-law.

 

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