Finding the Belmont Public Library

Phone: 617-489-2000

Location: 336 Concord Ave., P.O. Box 125

Website: https://belmontpubliclibrary.net.

Regular Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

Children’s Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

Museum Pass News: We now have print-at-home passes for these five area museums: Institute of Contemporary Art, DeCordova Sculpture Park, Einstein’s Workshop, John F. Kennedy Museum, and the Plimoth Plantation. When you book these passes online, you will see an option to print, or email the pass to yourself for printing later. Don’t worry if you don’t have email or a printer, you can still come in to the library, as always, and we will be happy to print your reserved pass for you. You can still reserve any of our passes by phone or in person, if you prefer. Please call 617-993-2870 with any questions. We offer all our museum passes to Belmont patrons, thanks to the generosity of The Friends of the Belmont Public Library.

Kanopy is here: Grab some popcorn, claim a spot on the couch, and get ready to watch some of the world’s best films – for free. Belmont library cardholders now have access to any of the 30,000 films in the Kanopy collection. If you like documentary, international, classic, or independent films, give Kanopy a try. It offers film festival favorites, hard-to-find titles, and thousands of films from the Criterion Collection, Great Courses, PBS, Women Make Movies, Samuel Goldwyn, and more. CBC News called Kanopy “a treasure trove...arguably the greatest assortment of international art cinema under one roof.” Also included is Kanopy Kids, offering a variety of entertaining and educational films and TV series for preschool and up, including animated storybooks, anime, classic films and movies for the whole family. Each Belmont Public Library cardholder may stream up to 5 films per month. Once you press the play button on a film, you have three days to view it as many times as you like. To access Kanopy on your computer, sign up through the database pages of the library website at belmontpubliclibrary.net> services>AtoZ list>.Kanopy; on your TV, use AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku; or on a mobile device use the Kanopy app for iOS or Android. For more information, call the reference desk at 617-993-2870.

Library Friends: Come and browse through the Library Friends’ Every Day Book Sale in the main lobby of the Belmont Public Library! Gently used hardcover books and paperbacks for patrons of all ages and interests are on sale during library hours. There is an honor box for payment. All proceeds go to the Library Friends. The Library Friends greatly appreciate the generous donation of your gently used books. Donations should be dropped off in the shipping room in the back of the Belmont Public Library. Please do not leave donated books outdoors. A tax receipt is available from the library’s Reference desk. The Friends of the Belmont Public Library help develop and fund such programs as One Book One Belmont — the town-wide reading program and purchase museum passes and equipment for the library. Help us continue to support these activities by becoming a member. Join at https://belmontpubliclibrary.net/about/fobpl.

Programs

Classics Book Group: A new classics book group will start at the Belmont Public Library this fall. The group will be led by Reference Librarian Miriam MacNair, an experienced book group leader. The group discussions will focus on both modern classics and classics from earlier time periods. We will meet at 1:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every other month in the library’s Flett Room, starting on Oct. 2. All are welcome to attend. The book to be discussed on Oct. 2 is the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton, published in 1920. The work presents a picture of upper-class New York society in the late 19th-century and is considered by many critics to be Wharton’s greatest novel. Come join the conversation!

Featured e-Resources — Value Line and Morningstar: This month we are featuring two e-resources that can help you stay up to date on the stock market. The Value Line Investment Survey, and Morningstar, offer company profiles, market news and analysis, investing recommendations and useful “help centers” that explain how to get the most out of each resource. At-home access is available for Belmont library card holders. See Subject Guide > Business and Career to get started today. Speak with a reference librarian at 617-993-2870 or askbelmont@minlib.net for assistance.

Children’s Programs

All programs are free. No registration required except where noted. Performers are funded by the Jane Gray Dustan Trust. The Summer Reading Program is funded by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.