The Bugle
January 2017
Happy New Year! News & Updates 
Upcoming Holidays 
The Library will be closed the following days 
Monday, January 16th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, February 20th: President's Day

In case of snow: check belmontpubliclibrary.net 
for information about snow/unexpected closures. 

Evening Programs for Kids and Caregivers
Now that the Children's Room is open until 8pm Monday through Wednesday, look for more evening programs for children and caregivers throughout the year! This month, join us for:
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For kids 4-7 years old.
Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30pm
For kids in grades 3-6 with a caregiver; registration required.
Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30pm
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For kids in grades 1-4.
Monday, January 30 from 6:30-7:30pm

Scroll down for more children's and teen events!
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One-on-One Tech Help Sessions
Still not sure about that new mobile device? If you received a new phone, tablet, or other tech "gift" recently and want help becoming more comfortable with it, we can lend a hand!

Just fill out our  tech one-on-one help request form, or call 617-993-2870 and say that you'd like to request a one-on-one tech help session.  We'll help you cover the basics on some of the most popular devices out there, including iPhones, iPads, Kindles, and more! We offer patrons up to two free 30-minute technology help sessions per month.
Belmont High School Yearbooks Now Available Online
If the New Year has you feeling nostalgic for times passed, maybe taking a peak at our online collection of Belmont High School Yearbooks will be just the thing. Our collection includes yearbooks from the "Roaring '20's" all the way up to 2016, a span of nearly 100 years! 

1939 BHS Student Council

Digitization of our yearbooks was made possible by our membership in the Digital Commonwealth, the Massachusetts hub of the Digital Public Library of America.   
Selected Programs
Books and Bites 
Author Susan Rubin Suleiman to Speak on The Nemirovsky Question 

Monday, January 9th at 11:00 AM
Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library

Author and Belmont resident Susan Rubin Suleiman will speak on her new book The Nemirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France at "Books and Bites" on Monday, January 9th. This wide-ranging biography is a fascinating look into the life and work of French novelist Irene Nemirovsky, author of Suite Francaise and other works of fiction.  Informed by personal interviews with Nemirovsky's descendants and others, as well as by extensive archival research, The Nemirovsky Question situates Nemirovsky in the literary and political climate of interwar France.

Susan Rubin Suleiman was born in Budapest and came to the United States with her parents as a child.  She is the C. Douglas Dillon Professor of the Civilization of France and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University.  Her many books include Crises of Memory and the Second World War, Risking Who One Is:  Encounters with Contemporary Art and Literature, and the memoir Budapest Diary:  In Search of the Motherbook.

All are welcome to attend this free program, sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library. Refreshments will be provided.  Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Assembly Room is handicapped accessible.

Tea Tasting Party 
Thursday, January 19th
7PM, Library Assembly Room
Register online, in person, or call (617) 993-2870.
Tea can be sweet, rich, buttery, and citrusy. It can wake you up and calm you down. It has been cultivated for over 4,000 years and is the second most popular drink in the world!
Join Hillel Bromberg of Tea Oasis. You'll learn how to steep tea for best flavor and sample several varieties, such as a delicate white, smooth oolong, refreshing green, malty black, and a, well, we won't give away the surprise. 

Music on Saturday - Anastasia Seifetdinova on Piano
Saturday, January 28th
3pm, Assembly Room
Come hear the pianist the New York Concert Review describes as having a truly warm, luscious tone. Anastasia will play her sixty minute set, Songs Without Words, including pieces by Mendelssohn; Lieder Transcriptions by Schubert-Liszt; and Chopin.

Visit belmontpubliclibrary.net for our full Music on Saturday lineup!
3D Printing Workshop
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
10-11:30AM, Library Assembly Room
Registration required. Register online, in person, or by calling (617) 993-2870.

Led by 3D Minuteman printing guru, John Walsh, this workshop will guide participants to design their own unique 3D creation using Tinkercad , an online 3D design & printing app.
No design or 3D experience necessary. All equipment & software provided.   
Come create with us!
Tai Chi at the Library
Saturday, January 28h, 10AM-11AM 
Library Assembly Room

Join us Saturday, January 28th at 10:00AM for the Library's Tai Chi Easy(TM) class. Tai chi practitioner and coach, Aisling O'Shea, will guide you through this beautiful and low impact form of martial art and meditation. NO equipment necessary, just bring yourself and wear comfortable clothing. Registration is optional but appreciated! Register online or call (617) 993-2870
Book Groups  
Senior Book Discussion
Friday, January 13, 11AM
Classroom A, Beech Street Center
266 Beech Street, Belmont
The Axe  by Sigrid Undset
The Senior Book Discussion Group is co-sponsored by the Belmont Public Library and the Belmont Council on Aging.  All are welcome to attend.

Belmont Book Discussion
Wednesday, January 18, 3PM, Flett Room
Little Red Chairs by Edna Obrien

International Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, January 18, 7PM, Flett Room
Cloudstreet  by Tim Winton

For Kids and Teens
Lt. Kristin Daley from the Belmont Police Department will read stories about police officers and answer all your questions. You'll also have the chance to meet Belmont's police dog, Grim! For ages 3 and up.
Thursday, January 5 at 10:30am
Join yoga instructor Edith Petrosyan for this yoga based class that combines imaginative play with educational elements. Please come in comfortable clothing to move in and bring a yoga mat. Registration required.
Thursday, January 12 at 3:30pm for grades K-2
Join Mr. Vinny, a member of the hugely popular Toe Jam Puppet Band, for this hilarious and high-energy program featuring a variety of puppets and a lot of silliness. Suggested for ages 3-9.
Saturday, January 21 at 10:30am
In this brief demo by the Olympia Fencing Center, students will show you real fencing in action. You'll learn about the rules of the game, have your questions answered, and be able to try on fencing play suits and masks.
Wednesday, January 25 at 2:30pm

Weds. January 11 Teen Anime Club
2:30-5 PM Assembly Room

Come and watch anime, eat Japanese snacks, and draw! 7th grade and up. Drop-in.
Upcoming dates: Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8th, Mar. 8th, April 19th, May 10.

Tues. January 17 Community Service Club
3-4:30 Assembly Room
Middle school students, come and get community service helping with volunteer craft projects. Free, drop in, no sign up necessary.

Weds. Jan. 18th Teen English Club
3-5 PM Assembly Room 
Come and play word games, learn new vocabulary, practice your English, and eat snacks. Once a month, no sign-up necessary.

Saturday Jan. 21st Teen Art Club
3-5 Flett Room
This teen-led art club meets every week to create art, play art games, talk about techniques, work on your art portfolios, eat snacks, and support each other in creative endeavors. Drop-in, no sign up necessary.

Monday Jan. 23 (winter/spring start date) Girls Who Code
4:15-6:15 PM Assembly Room

Girls Who Code is a weekly coding club where girls 6th-12th grade meet to learn coding. The online curriculum is provided by national organization Girls Who Code. Girls learn Python and Java, with volunteer instructors available to help when needed. The group meets weekly on Monday afternoons from 4:15 to 6:15. If interested in joining, contact Kylie Sparks at ksparks@minlib.net or call 617-993-2873 .

Monday Jan. 23 Admissions 101: Secrets of College Admissions from Collegewise
7-8 PM Assembly Room
This seminar is free and open to students or parents who are interested in  90 minutes of sane, straightforward college admissions advice. Registration required.  

Tues. Jan. 24th Family Game night

6:30-8:30 Assembly Room
We've got all kinds of games, and popcorn too. Bring your friends, your family or come alone. This time we  have several new games to try out. All ages welcome, drop-in.
Friday Jan. 27th Teen Advisory Board
3-5 Flett Room
Teens 8th grade and up, come and eat pizza, help plan library events, and work on a volunteer project together for community service credit. Reply to this email if you have never been to a TAB meeting before and want to come. 
February Sneak Peek 
Film Series

In response to the refugee crisis several community groups, including the Belmont Public Library, Belmont World Film, Beth El Temple Center, and the First Church of Belmont, are presenting a series of three documentary film screenings followed by discussions on February 2 and 9, at the Studio Cinema in Belmont (376 Trapelo Road) and February 16, at the Belmont Public Library (336 Concord Avenue). All screenings begin at 7 PM.

Tickets for the Studio Cinema screenings are available in advance at Belmont World Film or at the door starting at 6:30PM.
Proceeds benefit the International Institute of New England (IINE) and the Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC).

Thanks to our partners: Belmont Against Racism, Belmont Religious Council, and Mosesian Center for the Arts.
February Reading Challenge
This February, we're challenging patrons of all ages to review up to 5 books that they've recently read and enjoyed. Each time you review, you'll be entered to win great prizes like a Kindle Fire, or a gift card. Be on the lookout for more information. The Challenge starts February 1st and runs through February 28th!
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