Announcements for Feb. 25, 2021

Published: 2/26/2021 8:00:27 AM
BelmontMarch at the library

We here at the Belmont Library are trying something a little different for storytime right now. There’s a month-long themed display – March’s is Spring – take one or two books and a craft/STEM kit. Wednesday mornings we’ll post a short video (about 2 minutes) on the library’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Choose from two take n’ make projects in March. Both fairy lanterns and sock bunnies come with all the supplies needed to make these decorations. Stop by the library or call for curbside pick-up to make these fun projects your own.

The non-fiction book group reads Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. The group will meet online  March 11 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 March 19 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf. In the familiar setting of Holt, Colorado, home to all of Kent Haruf’s inimitable fiction, Addie Moore pays an unexpected visit to a neighbor, Louis Waters. Her husband died years ago, as did his wife, and in such a small town they naturally have known of each other for decades; in fact, Addie was quite fond of Louis’s wife. His daughter lives hours away, her son even farther, and Addie and Louis have long been living alone in empty houses, the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk with. But maybe that could change? As Addie and Louis come to know each other better – their pleasures and their difficulties – a beautiful story of second chances unfolds, making Our Souls at Night the perfect final installment to this beloved writer’s enduring contribution to American literature. 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 Belmont Public Library is open six days a week and any time at 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.

HopkintonFilm screening and talk held virtually

Watch Gather: The fight to revitalize our native foodways on March 5 at 6 p.m. The film is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide.

The goal of this free virtual event is to educate our community and stimulate discussion on how better to serve and honor Native foodways and culture here in the Kearsarge area. The discussion will be led by Sherry Gould, Tribal Genealogist for the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation. We look forward to discovering how we can deepen collaboration and strengthen our relationships, specifically in the interests of our local Native communities.

Register at story-spaces.com/events/gather-fbn-ul for the program.




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