The west wing Reading Room remains closed for renovations.

Music & Author Series

Author Series

Daniel Golden to discuss his new book, Spy Schools
Thursday, November 9, 2017
7pm, Library Assembly Room























Dick Lehr to discuss his to book, Trell
Thursday, October 5, 2017
7pm, Library Assembly Room

FLyer for Trell






















Crystal King to Speak on Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Thursday, May 11th at 7:00PM
 Library Assembly Room

Feast of SorrowAuthor Crystal King will speak on her book Feast of Sorrow: A Novel of Ancient Rome, much of which she wrote IN the Belmont Library! The story of Rome’s notorious foodie, Marcus Gavius Apicius, told from the viewpoint of his slave and cook, Thrasius. An enthralling, delicious tale that will transport you into the crowded marketplaces and baths of ancient Rome and leave you hungry for ancient fare. Kirkus Review writes, “[i]n her addictively readable first novel…the food lore is fascinating and the time period is inherently dramatic…aficionados of all things SPQR will eat this up.”

crystal16colorCrystal is a novelist, editor, professor, social media professional, and critical & creative thinker. Her work as a writer is the thread that ties my broad experience together. Crystal is currently writing my second novel, THE SECRET CHEF, about a famous Italian Renaissance chef, Bartolomeo Scappi, who was the cuoco segreto (private cook) to several Popes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, the annual Author Series features local authors discussing their work. The series runs from Fall through Winter each year.

Watch past Author Series events:

leaving-lucy-pear-anna-solomon  Anna Solomon discusses her bestselling novel, Leaving Lucy Pear

Music Series

Thanks for a great Music on Saturday season! Check back in the fall for our 2017-2018 lineup!


Women World Jazz jazzierWomen in World Jazz
Saturday, March 11th, at 3PM

Women In World Jazz present its all-female ensemble that highlights female composers from the US and the world, perfect for Women’s History Month. Come to this interactive multimedia musical event, which makes use of authentic instrumentation and incorporates multiple languages and cultures.

Women in World Jazz brings together musicians of different nationalities with extensive experience in performance and education. All members of the group are accomplished musicians with many years of experience playing a variety of music ranging from Jazz to world/ethnic. The group’s repertoire includes music and dance from Brazil, Cape Verde, Japan, and the Middle East to name a few.

Click here for our full calendar of events for this Music on Saturday season.

*The Belmont Public Library Friends Music on Saturday Series will take place from December 2016 to April 2017. On one Saturday afternoon in each month from January to April, talented musicians will present an hour of music from four world cultures.  All programs will begin at 3 p.m. in the library’s Assembly Room. Music on Saturday is free to all thanks to the sponsorship of the Friends of the Belmont Public Library. Check back soon to see a full lineup for this year’s Music on Saturday Series.