This Week: Instrument Petting Zoo Monday, Summer Reading Party Thursday

Photo: A new sort of petting zoo.

The government side of “This Week”:

  • The Belmont Conservation Commission will introduce the final plan for intergenerational path around Clay Pit Pond on Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at Belmont Town Hall.
  • There will be a public meeting the Beech Street Center as a continuation of the ongoing project for the Grove Street Park Master Plan on Monday, June 15, at 7 p.m. Interested residents are invited to attend and provide feedback.
  • The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. to discuss the next step for the Citizens Petition Zoning Amendment. 
  • The Municipal Light Board (which is the Belmont Board of Selectmen) will appoint the members of the Temporary Net Metering Working Group at the Chenery Middle School on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m.

Music & Movement with Rubi is a movement and music program for kids three to five year olds but two year olds are welcome. There will be two sessions on Monday, June 15, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Belmont Public Library.

• The Elementary Schools Instrument Petting Zoo is an opportunity for elementary students to do some “hands-on” experimentation with instruments before choosing one to study in the fall. Come by on Monday, June 15, at 5 p.m. in the Chenery Middle School auditorium for a look see.

• Learn to build a robot with the Lexington High School Robotics Team as it presents “Lexrobotics” on Monday, June 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. Discover the steps of how to make the next R2-D2, Wall-E, or Optimus Prime! For Grades 4 and up. No registration required.

US Rep Katherine Clark will have office hours on Tuesday, June 16, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St.

• The Belmont Public Library’s eCamp takes place on Tuesday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Young Adult Room. Reference Librarian Joanna Breen and Technology Librarian Ellen Girouard will teach how to access the library from wherever you find yourself this summer, talk about Zinio and hoopla, and demonstrate other ways the library connects patrons to online media, in this free-flowing demonstration plus Q&A session. Enjoy snacks, practice with your device or a library laptop, and get connected to magazines, movies, music, and more.

• The Belmont Art Association meets on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library.

• The International Fiction Book Club will be reading “This is How You Lose Her,” by Junot Diaz Wednesday, on Wednesday, June 17, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Flett Room. Explore different cultures and read great books in our international fiction book club. Join the club on the third Wednesday of the month for fun conversation, tea and snacks. Everybody is welcome. If you have questions, or need help finding a copy of the book, contact Kylie at

• The Summer Reading Open House Party happens on Thursday, June 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Young Adult Room of the Belmont Public Library. Eat snacks, check out our new books, help write and decorate shelf-talkers for your favorite books, and learn about the summer reading program. We’ll also have a raffle to win free books. Drop by anytime over the two hours. 

• A free informational talk on the new SAT will take place on Thursday, June 18, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. This is for parents of high school students on the new SAT and how it differs from the old one.

State Sen. Will Brownsberger is holding office hours on Friday, June 19, at 10 a.m. in the Beech Street Center. 

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