Belmont Public Library Opening Monday, Sept. 21 For Picking Up ‘Held’ Material, Museum Passes

Photo: Belmont Public Library will begin in-building activities on Sept. 21 With autumn beginning next week and cooler temperatures the norm, the Belmont Public Library is halting its Parking Lot Pickup program, and will bring the pickup of held materials and museum passes back inside the library. Beginning on Monday, September 21st, patrons can pick up […]

A Letter To Patrons: Belmont Library Preparing To Reopen In Phases Over Coming Months

Photo: Peter Struzziero, Belmont Public Library director Dear Belmont Library Patrons: Thank you so much for your support of the Belmont Public Library during this time. We have enjoyed connecting with many of you virtually over the past few months. We are looking forward to getting library materials back into your hands soon. We are […]

Public Forum On New Library’s Design Set For Tuesday, 7 PM

Photo: Image of the new library (Oudens Ello Architecture) See the future of the new Belmont Public Library as the Library Building Committee along with representatives from Oudens Ello Architecture will hold a Schematic Design Reveal on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the library’s Assembly Room. View the architectural plans and sketches, hear […]

Friends’ Annual Fall Book Sale At The Library This Weekend, Oct. 19, 20

Photo: The annual book sale is this weekend. If you love books but not looking to pay an arm and a leg, this is your weekend to stock up on fiction, non-fiction, children’s and every other sort of book as the Friends of the Belmont Public Library holds its annual Fall Book Sale on Saturday and […]

Belmont’s First ‘Fix It Clinic’ Help Residents With Phone, Electronics Repairs

Photo: Repairs being made at a recent Fix-It Clinic event at Jamaica Plain. (Courtesy Paul Roberts) By Paul F. Roberts On Saturday, Feb. 9, Belmont will join a growing list of towns in Massachusetts and around the country hosting repair clinics to help residents and other community members extend the use of electronics, home appliances […]

Friends’ Annual Fall Book Sale At The Library This Weekend, Oct. 13-14

Photo: Lots of books on sale this weekend at the Belmont Public Library. If you love books but not looking to pay an arm and a leg, this is your weekend to stock up on fiction, non-fiction, children’s and every other sort of book as the Friends of the Belmont Public Library holds its annual Fall […]

‘Frankenstein’ Selected This Year’s One Book One Belmont Read

Photo: Frankenstein (detail, Bernie Wrightson, “Frankenstein”) Is it the first great science fiction tale, or an allegory of the horror of maternity? This October, you can decide as the Belmont Public Library presents Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” as the featured title for One Book One Belmont 2018, the library’s seventh community reading program. The library and […]

Celebrate Belmont Public Library’s Sesquicentennial With ‘Books in Bloom’

Photo: Poster of the “Books in Bloom” event. The Belmont Public Library marks its 150th anniversary this weekend with “Books in Bloom,” a celebration of the floral interpretation of books. Friday Night, March 2, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: First Look Opening Reception Floral exhibit, music, light refreshments, door prizes and a cash bar. Tickets are $20/$25 at […]

Belmont Library’s Annual Fall Book Sale This Weekend, Oct. 14-15

Photo: The sale runs this weekend. If you love books but not looking to pay an arm and a leg, this is your weekend to stock up on fiction, non-fiction, children’s and every other sort of book as the Friends of the Belmont Public Library holds its annual Fall Book Sale this weekend. The sale takes […]

Come To Belmont’s Eclipse Viewing Party Monday

Photo: The poster for Monday’s Eclipse Viewing Party. Looking for a place to see the (unfortunately for us in Belmont will be a partial) solar eclipse that’s happening on Monday afternoon?  Then head to the front steps of the Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave., as the library is holding an Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, Aug. […]