One Book One Belmont Activities
Belmont Book Discussion
Belmont Book Discussion has added an October meeting for One Book One Belmont. We’ll be discussing Mary Shelley’s classic, Frankenstein. Copies available online or at the library.
Belmont Book Discussion Club meets the third Wednesday of every other month. For a list of this year’s selections, view our flyer. Attendees at November’s Belmont Book Discussion on Wednesday, November 21st will have an opportunity to give input on next year’s selections.
Parent-Child Book Club
This book club is for children in grades 3-6 and their parent or other special adult.
This month, in accordance with One Book One Belmont activities, we will be reading the young reader’s edition of Frankenstein. All registered families can pick up a copy of the book to borrow at the Children’s Room desk. Pizza will be served thanks to the Friends of the Belmont Public Library. Registration Required.
The Monster Within: The Experience of the Outsider
Free Guided Tour of the MGH Museum of Medical History and Innovation
Friday, October 19th, 10-11am, Registration Required, 2 North Grove Street, Boston 2 blocks from MGH T Stop
The Belmont Historical Society is happy to sponsor a free field trip to the MGH Museum of Medical History and Innovation located at the intersection of Cambridge St. and North Grove St. in Boston, MA. It is just two blocks from the MBTA Red Line MGH/Charles stop. The visit will include a guided and self-guided tour of the museum which contains interactive media displays, old and new medical instruments, and research stories. This will be followed by a tour of the famous Bulfinch Building (1821) and its Ether Dome.
Continuing: Monster Misunderstood, Belmont Gallery of Art Exhibit
The BGA’s ‘Monster Misunderstood’ exhibit is in collaboration with the Belmont Public Library’s One Book One Belmont town-wide read of Frankenstein. ‘Monster Misunderstood’ is the featured inaugural show of the BGA’s new gallery partnership with the library. With themes that include nature, science, identity, prejudice, isolation, alienation and family, Shelley’s Frankenstein–though originally published 200 years ago–still has a resonance to the many difficult issues that face our world today. Both 2 and 3D media will be on display including: textiles, ceramics, assemblage, painting, collage,/mixed media, drawings, prints and photography.
The library would like to thank the 2018 Planning Committee members for the time, energy, and creativity they have devoted to this project! The members are:
|Peter Struzziero, Belmont Public Library, Director,|
|Emily Reardon, Belmont Public Library, Head of Public Services|
|Mary Carter, Belmont Public Library, Community Services Librarian|
|Kathleen A Crowley, Belmont Books|
|Diane Coulopoulos, Friends of the Library|
|Nancy Dignan, Friends of the Library|
|Phil Hughes, Belmont Historical Society|
|Miriam MacNair, Belmont Public Library|
|Jason Marcotte, Director of Public Works|
|Niv Vogel Nava, Director of Belmont Council on Aging|
|Vicky Slavin, Belmont Farmers’ Market|
|Mary Stearns, Belmont Public Library Board of Trustees|
|Dorothy Tolls, Belmont Garden Club|
|Fran Yuan, Human Rights Commission|
|May Ye, Belmont Chinese American Association|