The library looks to January

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Posted: 12/22/2021 22:21:30 PM

Modified: 12/22/2021 22:21:17 PM

The Belmont Library anticipates a month of January filled with exciting events and interesting readings. Families should mark their calendars for the winter reading kick-off Jan. 7 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come discover stories, crafts and treats.

What is winter reading? The winter reading program will be very similar to the summer reading program. Participants will track their reading hours and collect raffle tickets for prizes. There will be several winter reading events, which you will see on the monthly calendar, and the programs during this time will focus on winter themes. All ages can participate.

Preschool Story Time (Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.) and Toddler Time (Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.) begin the week of January 10. We will read stories, practice nursery rhymes, and do a craft or collaborative activity together.

From the week of January 10, two groups of tweens and teens are also organized. Cinema Club: We will sit in the children’s room to watch, discuss and even create films every other Monday at 3 p.m. interests. Great Stone Face Book Club: Join this book club, which meets every other Thursday, to discuss some of the best junior fiction of the year. We will decide together which Great Stone Face book to read together, and then we will meet to discuss it! Every other Thursday at 4 p.m.

Parents and guardians might also consider participating in our Bring Your Own Baby event or bringing home a craft for the kids. For the Bring Your Baby event on January 15 at 11 a.m., we’ll pick a family movie to watch, while your little ones are playing nearby and are free to be loud. While you’re at it, grab a boat to take home or stop by January 14 or 28 for Crafternoon, any time after 3 p.m.

The January group of non-fiction books centers on “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” a masterful true crime story from the Golden State Killer – the elusive serial rapist-turned-murderer who has terrorized California for more than a year. decade – by Michelle McNamara, the talented journalist who tragically died while investigating the case. The discussion is set for January 13 at 1 p.m. Our Friday Fiction Book Group meets on January 21 at 10:30 am to discuss “I Let You Go” by Clare Macinktosh. “I Let You Go” follows Jenna Gray as she moves to a dilapidated cottage on the remote Welsh coast, trying to escape the memory of the car crash that comes back to her mind again and again and desperately to heal from the loss of her child and the rest of her painful past. Both book group titles are available digitally and in the library and we welcome hybrid participation.

The library will be closed on January 1st and 17th.

The Belmont Public Library is open six days a week and anytime on belmontpubliclibrary.org, serving the community with books, digital resources and cultural programming. In 2018, the library celebrated 90 years in the same building and 125 years as the Belmont Community Library.


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