The library closes for Thanksgiving at 5PM on Wednesday, 11/22, and reopens Saturday, 11/25 at 9AM. The west wing Reading Room remains closed for renovations.

One Book One Belmont Events


Join us for these exciting events (or, see our full Calendar of Events as a pdf):

Belmont Story Project

Thursday, March 31, 3 PM at the Library

The Road to Belmont: Stories of Immigration

POSTPONED until further notice

“Family Ties” Opening Reception at the Belmont Gallery of Art

Friday, April 8 at 7PM at the Belmont Gallery of Art, 3rd Floor Homer Building, 19 Moore Street, Belmont

bga_imageIn the spirit of the Library’s 2016 One Book One Belmont novel, The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant, the Belmont Gallery of Art asked residents to submit works under the theme of “Family Ties”. Local artists working in paint, photography, fiber arts, sculpture and other media will be on hand on Friday, April 8th at 7PM to discuss their works. Exhibition runs from Sunday, April 3rd to Sunday, May 8th. For more information visit

One Book One Belmont Book Discussion

Friday, April 8 – 11 am at the Beech Street Center Book Discussion Classroom

Led by librarian Miriam MacNair

Wednesday, April 13 – 11:30 am in the Flett Room, Belmont Public Library

Led by librarian Nancy McEnemy-McColm

One Woman, One Vote: the new woman and the new century

Suffragette ProcessionTuesday, April 12 – 7:30 pm in the Assembly Room, Belmont Public Library

Barbara Berenson will explore the women’s suffrage movement in Massachusetts between 1900 and the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920, with emphasis on the movement’s outreach to immigrants and its’ adoption of new strategies such as open-air speeches and picketing.

Co-sponsored by the Belmont Historical Society and the League of Women Voters


Women’s Heritage Trail Tour of the North End

BWHT logoSat., April 16, 10AM

Travel back in time as two docents from the Boston Women’s Heritage Group take you on a tour of the North End, showing you the way Addie Baum saw it in her childhood. You’ll visit old historical sites of tenement housing, the Saturday Evening Club Addie joined in her youth, and we’ll get a peek at the famous Paul Revere Pottery House. Registration is required and space is limited, call 617 993-2896 for more information!

*Click here to sign up for our Boston Women’s Heritage Trail North End Tour

The Klezwoods

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Thursday, April 21, 7 PM

The Klezwoods, a Boston-based Klezmer band that melds the spirit of Jewish, Eastern European and Arabic music traditions with modern grooves, improvisation, and melodic interplay. Come see the band the NY Music Daily proclaimed as having one of the best albums of 2012. For all ages.

Co-sponsors: The Friends of the Library, Belmont Against Racism, The Belmont Citizen-Herald and WickedLocal Belmont, The Belmont Food Collaborative, Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont Historical Society, Belmont Library Foundation, Belmont Media Center, Belmont Public Schools, Belmont Recreation Department, Belmont World Film, Council on Aging, Human Rights Commission, and Porter Square Books


Anita Diamant Author Talkanita_diamant_color_photo

Tuesday, April 26 – 7 pm at the Beech Street Center

Publisher’s Weekly called the book “a stunning look into the past with a plucky heroine readers will cheer for.” Best-selling author Anita Diamant, author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, will read from and talk about her most recent novel, “The Boston Girl.” Author Stephen McCauley (“The Object of My Affection,” “Insignificant Others”) will introduce her and her work.

After a Q&A session, books will be available for purchase and signing.