Marathon Challenge Champ Pizzi Speaking at Library at 7 PM Monday

Photo: Becca Pizzi, champion. You’ve heard about her, seen photos of her running and cheered at her homecoming parade. Now you can hear Belmont’s own Becca Pizzi share stories from her amazing journey to become the first American woman to complete and win the World Marathon Challenge, running seven marathons, in seven continents, in seven days averaging […]

Jason Gay Reads From New Book as Mom Steals the Show

Photo: Stealing the show: Author Jason Gay with his proud mother, Marilyn.   You can go home again. But you’ll probably have to share the moment with your mother. And that was the case for the Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay as the Belmont-raised writer came back to his old hometown for a […]

Belmontians Stock Up on Winter Reading at Friend’s Sale

Photo: A final buyer on Sunday afternoon at the Friends of the Belmont Public Library’s Fall Book Sale.  Nancy Dignan, president of the Friends of the Belmont Public Library, has a theory about the group’s annual fall book sale and the coming winter that doesn’t bode well for those hoping for a reprise from last […]

Annual Belmont Library Fall Book Sale Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 17-18

Photo: Patrons of the Friends of Belmont Library’s book sale. If you love books but not looking to pay and arm and a leg for them, 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 […]

Superheroes on Film at the Library this Summer

Photo: Ironman is coming to the Belmont Public Library next week, July 28. This summer the Friends of the Belmont Public Library will use its superpowers to transform the library’s Assembly Room into a showcase for your favorite (mostly) Marvel heroes at the “Chillin’ With Villains Movie Series.” For the next month, head to the library to enjoy freshly popped popcorn or a […]

Babysitting 101: Library Holding Workshop for Kids and Teens

Photo: Many of the first paid jobs young teens have is babysitting for siblings or neighborhood children. They learn and demonstrate responsibility, autonomy from parental control while coming up with their own spending money.  The Belmont Public Library is holding a Babysitting Workshop this Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Flett Room. Presented by Janice […]

Finalist for Belmont Top Librarian Spot Had Short Stay in Arlington

Photo: Peter Struzziero, the finalist to become director of the Belmont Public Library director. (LinkedIn) He was an on-line movie reviewer, a performer at Disney World, portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi for a workshop he created to inspire other librarians to promoting reading and was Mr. August 2013 in the Tattooed Youth Librarians of Massachusetts calendar. And now Peter Struzziero can add (pending) […]

This Week: Learn About Gap Years, Affordable Housing in Belmont and The Great War

On the government side of This Week: The Belmont Board of Selectmen has a light agenda before them on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The group looking to build a cul-de-sac and two houses at 863 Concord Ave. near McLean Hospital will before the Board of Survey (which the Selectmen also are) while […]

This Weekend: Karen K & the Jitterbugs Saturday, Vanessa Trien also Saturday, Battling Robots Sunday, The Art of Teabags

• Karen K & the Jitterbugs will be giving a free concert from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday March 14 at Chenery Middle School, sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank.  The show is ideal for kids ages 2 to 7 and their parents. Karen K & the Jitterbugs have been delighting audiences up and down the […]

Novelist Sarah Payne Stuart Stops to Talk ‘Guilt, God and Real Estate’ at BPL Sunday

The Friends of Belmont Public Library’s Author’s Series presents novelist Sarah Payne Stuart who will speak on her book “Perfectly Miserable: Guilt, God and Real Estate in a Small Town,” today, Sunday, March 1, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The book is a wryly comic memoir that examines the pillars of New England WASP […]