Celebrating 150 Years at the Belmont Public Library
Peter Struzziero
Library Director

In 1868, the To wn of Belmont decided to open its first public library. Achieved through the devoted work of all the Library staff, library volunteers, and the support of our patrons, our sesquicentennial anniversary deserves its moment of celebration. Please join the Library, the Belmont Garden Club, Belmont Library Foundation, The Belmont Historical Society, and The Friends of The Belmont Public Library next weekend for Books in Bloom
Starting the evening of Friday, March 2nd more than twenty floral arrangements inspired by popular books will be on display. Talented members of the Belmont Garden Club will lend their expertise and creativity to bring books of all varieties to life, from classic works of fiction, current bestsellers to time-honored children's books. The fabulous Belmont Junior Gardeners will also be participating with their own creations. 
The mission of the recently reformed Belmont Library Foundation is to build on our vision for a new public library for Belmont. This is the time to reflect on the successes of our past while focusing on our future. We hope to see you at one of our Books in Bloom events, read on for more details.

With Warm Regards,
Peter J. Struzziero
Library Director
Friday Night "First Look" Opening Reception 
Friday, March 2nd  
7-9pm, Ground & First Floors of the Belmont Public Library
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, available now at the Belmont Public Library, Belmont Books, The Beech Street Center, and online through Eventbrite.

Join us Friday evening when the Garden Club floral designers will reveal their creations.
Be the first to see these original floral interpretations at their freshest, displayed throughout the building. Enjoy wine, beer and light refreshments, and live music.

Our Town, Our Library: History Intertwined 
Saturday, March 3rd 
10am-4pm, Claflin Room at the Belmont Public Library

Come learn about the history of the Town of Belmont and the Library via a continuous media display. See some of Belmont's many historic artifacts housed in the Claflin Room, and meet members of the Belmont Historical Society.   

Flower Arranging Demonstration 
Saturday, March 3rd 
1-2pm, Library Assembly Room

Two Garden Club expert flower show judges will present a free flower arranging demonstration, focusing on using flowers anyone can purchase at the supermarket or local farm stand. Finished arrangements will be awarded to individuals in attendance by a ticket drawing.

Library Birthday Party: We're Turning 150! 
Sunday, March 4th 
1-3pm, Library Assembly Room  

Come sing happy birthday to the Library, enjoy crafts, activities and, of course, a birthday cake! Hosted by the Friends of the Library, who will also be selling gently-used children's books in the Flett Room
from 1-4 PM.  
Visit belmontpubliclibrary.net for more information

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