1. Journalist Meg Lukens Noonankicks off the 2013-14 Friends of Belmont Library's Author Series discussing her new book, The Coat Route: Craft, Luxury & Obsession on the Trail of a $50,000 Coat, at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library. Noonan will take the audience on a journey through fashion history and around the world as she describes how one-of-a-kind materials are handcrafted into a work of wearable art.
2. At 1:15 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., Stacy Greenspan will talk about "Keeping Your Home Safe" as she presents a “virtual tour” of a typical home, noting hazards around the house, the tub and the floor, for instance, and make suggestions about how to decrease or eliminate these hazards and thereby help you stay in your home as you get older.
3. The Belmont Public Library's Children's Room is holding Storytime for 2’s and 3’s. Due to overwhelming popularity, this storytime is offered both at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Bring your little ones for stories, songs, and more. Both programs will take place in the Flett Room, across from the Children's Room.
4. Boys' and Girls' Cross Country will be dashing around Clay Pit Pond and about the grounds of Belmont High School as they compete against the harriers of Woburn High beginning at 3:45 p.m. while Volleyball returns home to take on Lexington at 4 p.m. in the Wenner Field House.
5. On this day in 1903, the Boston Americans played the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first game of the modern World Series at Boston's Huntington Avenue grounds, today the home of Northeastern University.