The Week to Come: The Beech Welcomes Lincoln, Kids Movies at Noon Oldies at Payson Park

• It’s the return of Belmont Public Library’s Summer Noon Movies for Children. Join the staff of the Children’s Room for the following short films on Tuesday, July 1 at noon (that’s why they are called “Noon Movies”) in the library’s Assembly Room :

  •    Is Your Mama a Llama?
  •    Changes, Changes
  •    Happy Birthday Moon
  •    Cat & Canary
  •    Chrysanthemum
  •    Monty

• What better way to usher in Independence Day by reflecting on one of the most famous speeches in American history with Belmont’s Al Smith who is an expert on the war, a valued speaker in venues around the country and has founded or been a charter member of many Civil War roundtables in Massachusetts. The special talk, Abraham Lincoln: New Reflections on the Gettysburg Address,” will take place on Tuesday, July 1, at 1:15 p.m. at the Beech Street Center. This free event is open to everyone in the community.

• The Belmont Public Library is providing two one-on-one Digital Library Help session this week; on Tuesday, July 1 from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, July 2 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.

• Duplicate Bridge Club meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 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. Phone: 339-223-6484 for more information.

• The Belmont Public Library will be holding a “Drop-in Crafts for Children” on Wednesday, July 2, from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room. The library provides the supplies, you’ll have all the fun!

The Reminisants are back at the Payson Park Music Festival on Wednesday, July 2 at 6:45 p.m. at Payson Park playground. The group has been entertaining audiences of all ages throughout New England since 1973. The band specializes in music from the 1950’s through the 90’s, playing a collection of great music for all kinds of musical tastes and generations.

• This Thursday’s Story Time at the Belmont Public Library will have a 4th of July theme: “Red, White, and Blue Storytime.” Celebrate America’s birthday with stories and a craft inspired by the colors of our flag on Thursday, July 3, in the Assembly Room from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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