Library Latest

Belmont Public Library presents Library Latest

We’re bringing the shelves to you! Each post highlights new materials or a part of the collection our staff thinks you should check out!

September 22, 2021: This week we’re going apple picking! Hope you find a juicy one.

September 14, 2021: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month kicking off tomorrow (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), here are some titles to add to your TBR list!

August 31, 2021: Couldn’t ask for nicer weather for National Eat Outside Day! Here are some quick and easy cookbooks for picnic inspo…

August 24, 2021: Football season is almost here! Get ready for it with one of these titles!

August 17, 2021: Children’s Librarian Bethany is here to recommend some beachy kid’s reads!

August 10, 2021: Around here we know that a beach read is any book you want to bring to the beach. Check out some titles staff have been putting in their beach bags this year!

August 3, 2021: YA – it’s not just for teens and offers more than just gorgeous covers, too! Check out these great reads that defy age restrictions 🙂

July 27, 2021: Pick up one of these great reads in celebration of disability visibility and pride!

July 20, 2021: Looking for some inspiration to join the Plastic Free July movement? We’ve got you covered!

June 29, 2021: Check out our entire Pride Month Booklist in this week’s Library Latest!

June 22, 2021: Looking for some great LGBTQ historical fiction? We’ve got you covered!

June 15, 2021: Our Pride themed suggestions continue – this time with fantasy! Explore a new world in one of these page-turners.

June 8, 2021: We’re back with another Pride themed mini-booklist, this time featuring some witty, swoony romances!

June 1, 2021: In this week’s Library Latest we’re kicking off Pride Month with a selection of highly readable memoirs. Take your pick!

May 25, 2021: Read it before you watch it! The books (and play) featured here are all scheduled for film or tv adaptations in 2021. We’re generally “the book was better” people around here, but check these out to decide for yourself!

May 18, 2021: Looking for some inspo for your (it FINALLY feels like) spring cleaning? Look no further than these helpful reads.

May 11, 2021: Like the song says – Brush Up Your Shakespeare! with one of these Shakespeare remixed novels. From Pulitzer Prize winners to Oprah’s Book Club picks, there’s a new twist on a twice-told tale for everyone.

May 4, 2021: May is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Celebrate with some (or all!) of these Own Voices stories, histories, and memoirs.

April 20, 2021: He’s got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is a recipient of Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun, a GLAAD Award winner, and NASA named an asteroid after him. That’s right, today is lovely human George Takei’s 84th birthday! Check out some highlights from his astonishing career.

April 13, 2021: Got a favorite classic story? Instead of (another) rereading, why not try one of these retellings?

April 6, 2021: April is Earth Month! Take some time to delve into the inextricable relationship between humans and our planet with any one (or more!) of these compelling titles.

March 30, 2021: Close out #MindfulMarch with one of these reads spanning meditation, resilience, & simply being.

March 23, 2021: Did you know there’s such a thing as National Puppy Day? We didn’t, either. But apparently it’s today, March 23rd, so here are some reading selections to celebrate all the great doggos out there!

March 16, 2021: Saint Patrick’s Day inspired reading picks for history and fiction lovers alike!

March 9, 2021: Looking for some interesting Women’s History Month reads? We’ve got you covered…

March 2, 2021: Children’s Librarian Amy is here with the latest Children’s fiction titles!

February 23, 2021: Can’t get enough Bridgerton? Here’s a Historical Romance Roundup just for you!

February 16, 2021: Some Fiction & Nonfiction titles for your perusal this Black History Month…

January 19, 2021: Children’s Librarian Amy is here with the latest picture book biographies!

January 12, 2021: Get the story behind the music with one of these music biographies!

January 5, 2021: AcornTV is your place for your favorite mysteries! Check out these selections from Belmont Public Library staff!

January 1, 2021: Start 2021 off by checking out the most popular library materials from 2020!

December 29, 2020: Hoopla has a great selection of PBS documentaries. Here are a few titles recommended by our staff!

December 22, 2020: Learn something new without leaving your home! Checkout one of these Great Courses titles on kanopy!

December 15, 2020: Legendary spy novel author and real life spy (he worked for MI-5 and MI-6) John le Carré passed away on December 12. Discover (or rediscover) his masterful storytelling with one of these selections.

December 11, 2020: Filled with wanderlust while staying home? Prepare for the days when you can travel abroad again by studying another language.

December 4, 2020: Discover a new pattern or a new technique for you knitting in one of the selections from today’s post!!

December 1, 2020: Read your favorite magazines on OverDrive!

November 24, 2020: Get your holiday shopping off to a good start with these suggestions from Belmont Public Library staff members in our annual Holiday Gift Guide!

November 20, 2020: Hone your technology skills with one of the manuals from the Library’s nonfiction collection.

November 17, 2020: Check out these graphic novels on hoopla’s Bonus Borrows for November!

November 13, 2020: Children’s Librarian Amy is here with our newest picture book biographies!

November 10, 2020: Sing along to your favorite showtunes with these Broadway cast recordings from hoopla!

November 6, 2020: Get to know the story behind the competition with these selections of great sports writing!

November 3, 2020: The Library is closed today for the election so we invite you to check out these digital titles about the US Presidency!

October 30, 2020: It’s not too late to pick up a horror movie for Halloween!

October 27, 2020: Learn something new with one of these selections from our Great Courses collection!

October 23, 2020: Get an audiobook for your walk with one of our playaways!

October 13, 2020: Find something new to add to your rotation of recipes with one of these cookbooks from our new nonfiction section!

October 9, 2020: Children’s Librarian Amy is back with some picture books about voting and elections – both fiction and nonfiction!

October 6, 2020: Introducing the Library’s new LP collection!

October 2, 2020: Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by reading one of these selections from Latinx authors!

September 29, 2020: Participate in Banned Books Week with these selections from the American Library Association’s list of the Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books: 2010-2019!

September 25, 2020: Celebrate National Comic Book Day with one of these titles from our adult graphic novel collection!

September 22, 2020: September 22 is National Voter Registration Day! Check out these materials about voting rights.

September 18, 2020: Enjoy these titles from our new fiction collection!

September 15, 2020: Checkout these titles from our new nonfiction collection!

September 11, 2020: Children’s Librarian Amy shares our newest picture books!

September 4, 2020: It’s never too late in the grilling season to learn a new recipe! Check out these print and eBooks today!

August 21, 2020: Children’s librarian Amy is showcasing some new fiction titles from the Children’s Room.

August 13, 2020: Go back in time with these historical fiction novels!

August 11, 2020: You don’t have to go far to find some great wordsmiths. Check out these titles by local authors!

August 5, 2020: Go beyond the stereotypes with these books by authors with disabilities.

August 3, 2020Escape the heat with these beach reads!

July 30, 2020: Check out these titles by Native, Indigenous, and First Nation authors! 

July 20, 2020: Explore the US and beyond with these travel biographies!

July 18, 2020: Honor the life of Civil Rights leader and American icon, Congressman John Lewis.

July 15, 2020: Start a new show or keep watching with these newly-added Season 1 and Season 2 DVDs.

July 1, 2020: We’ve got some great new YA books to get your summer started right!

June 24, 2020: Today, Chris is showing off some newly arrived DVDs, audiobooks, and more.

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