Author and Music Series


COMIC CON AUTHOR KEYNOTE

On Wednesday, March 25th at 7 pm in the Assembly Room, the Belmont Library Comic Con keynote speaker, Dr. Laura M. Jiménez, will present on Graphic Novels and Literacy. This program requires no sign up and is free to all.

A child in a superhero cape reads while sitting on a stack of books. Text reads "Graphic Novels & Literacy Wednesday March 25 7:00 pm".

Dr. Jiménez is the Department Chair for Language & Literacy Education at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Dr. Jiménez’s dissertation was a study motivated by questions around the ease of graphic novel reading. The findings have been published in  scholarly journals such as Journal of Literacy Research, and Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. She teaches children’s literature courses within a literacy program and so her scholarship spans both literature and literacy. Find out more about Dr. Jiménez here!

On Saturday, March 28th, Belmont Library Comic Con is a free, all-ages event celebrating comics, as art, as literature, and as a part of pop culture! This event will bring together fans, young and old, and creators for a jam-packed day of panels, workshops, photo ops, and fun. Our comic convention will feature an Artist’s Alley and Cosplay Contest.

Learn more about BLCC and find a full schedule here.


MUSIC

Feb. 29 East Dances with West with Volkan Efe & Company. Mar. 21 Blues, Ballads & Bebop with Bloom/Leighton Duo. Apr. 4 Classical Piano with Svetlana Krasnova. Music on Saturdays 3 pm Assembly Room. A Friends of the Library sponsored series.
Author Events. Tuesday, January 21, 7 pm Local author Len Abram's 3rd book Empty Doorways. Thursday, February 20, 7 pm Shallow Graves by Maureen Boyle. Tuesday, April 21, 7 pm, Sole Searching on the Appalachian Trail with Sam Ducharme. Sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.


PAST AUTHOR TALKS


Joseph Rosenbloom and his book, Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours

Thursday, January 17th at 7pm, Assembly Room

Author and former Frontline investigative reporter, Joseph Rosenbloom will discuss his book, Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours.  This book examines in detail the last thirty-one hours and twenty-eight minutes of King’s life, from the bomb threat against him that delayed his flight from Atlanta on the morning of April 3, 1968, to his murder the following night.


Cheryl Suchors and her book 48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains

Thursday, February 7th at 7pm, Assembly Room

Author photo and book cover for 48 Peaks

Author Cheryl Suchors will discuss her book 48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains.  At age 48, Cheryl sets out to hike the arduous 4000 Footers of New Hampshire, enduring breast cancer, and redefining success along the way.  In the wild she finds health, spiritual nourishment, and joy.

Kwan Kew Lai and her book Lest We Forget: A Doctor’s Experience with Life and Death During the Ebola Outbreak

Thursday, March 21st at 7pm, Assembly Room

Author photo and cover for the book Lest We Forget

Author Kwan Kew Lai will discuss her book Lest We Forget: A Doctor’s Experience with Life and Death During the Ebola Outbreak.  After fighting through yards of red tape, leaving her family, and putting her own health at risk to help suffering strangers, Kwan Kew Lai finally arrived in Africa to volunteer as an infectious disease specialist in 2014, during the largest Ebola outbreak in history.  What she found was not only blistering heat, inhospitable working conditions, and deadly, unrelenting illness, but hope, resilience, and incredible courage.


MUSIC ON SATURDAY


The Music on Saturday Series has concluded. Please check back for future performances in the coming months.


PAST MUSICAL GUESTS


New Inca Sun

Saturday, January 12th at 3pm, Assembly Room

Crowd-favorite New Inca Son will entertain with Andean music played on flute, guitar, charango (Andean guitar), and vocals.  Join us for this fun, multicultural event.


Studio Two: Early Beatles Tribute

Saturday, February 23rd at 3pm, Assembly Room

Studio Two is a headlining Beatles tribute band that focuses on the most exciting, energetic period of The Beatles — the early years.  Choosing from a catalog of songs from their club and touring performances, Studio Two captures all of the excitement and dance-able 50’s and 60’s Rock ‘n’ Roll songs The Beatles helped popularize.  All of this is done with period correct attire and equipment. 


Celtic and Folk Music with Colleen and Sean

Saturday, March 9th at 3pm, Assembly Room

Join us for Celtic and folk music with Colleen White and Sean Smith.  This duo are of different generations, but find common ground in their love of the music of Ireland and the UK.  Performing traditional and contemporary songs with pleasing harmonies and solid accompaniment.


Saturday, April 6th at 3pm, Assembly Room

Violinist Joshua Peckins

Violinist Joshua Peckins presents a lecture recital featuring solo violin music by Bach and Ysaye, with warm and personal stories about the composers and their music .