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A new year begins at the Belmont Library


January 06, 2021
BELMONT — We here at the Belmont Library are trying something a little different for storytime this winter. There's a month long themed display- January's is snow—take one or two books and a craft/STEM kit. Wednesday mornings we'll post a short video (roughly two minutes) on the library's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

January's Take and Make project is a faux agate coaster set. You can also choose to create your own snowstorm with instructions to create your unique snowflakes from library-supplied paper.

The non-fiction book group reads "One Day: the Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America" by Gene Weingarten. On New Year's Day 2013, two-time Pulitzer Prize–winner Gene Weingarten asked three strangers to, literally, pluck a day, month, and year from a hat. That day—chosen completely at random—turned out to be Sunday, Dec. 28, 1986, by any conventional measure a most ordinary day. Weingarten spent the next six years proving that there is no such thing. The group will meet online on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. Ebooks and audiobooks are available through nh.overdrive.com with your library card; physical copies are available at the library. Contact the library for meeting information.

Our Friday Fiction book group meets remotely on Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss "News of the World" by Paulette Jiles. In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of "Enemy Women" that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust. Now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks. Ebooks and audiobooks are available through nh.overdrive.com with your library card; physical copies are available at the library. Contact the library for meeting information.

The library is adjusting its schedule in January as follows: we will be closed Monday, Jan. 18.

The Belmont Public Library is open six days a week and any time at www.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 as Belmont's community library.

For more information, contact:

Eileen Gilbert

267-8331

bpl@belmontnh.org

PO Box 308

Belmont, NH 03220

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