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Learn About eReaders, Helping Your Adult Kids Get A Move On, Teen Writing Workshop

Events occurring in Belmont on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

• Belmont Public Library’s Technology Librarian Emily Smith will be giving a free Guided Tour of eReaders talk 1:15 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. An eReader is a portable device for storing and reading electronic files, including books. Smith will explain what to look for when shopping for an eReader and will have Nooks, Kindles, and an iPad as well as a netbook (electronic version of a book) on hand for you to test drive. She’ll also highlight some of the latest library resources available for portable devices, including free ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and language learning “apps” (applications, or programs).  

• A hour-long Teen Writing Workshop for 7th graders to seniors in High School will be held in the Young Adults section of the Belmont Public Library beginning at 7 p.m. Respond to a writing prompt during the first 15 minutes of each session and then discuss everyone's writing with each other, looking to build on individual strengths. Registration is required; click here for more information and registering.

"Getting Your Offspring Off, Out, and Running: Using an adult/professional development roadmap and assessment to help young adults move forward" is the free talk by author Paul Kampas, an organization and planning consultant who has published in the Harvard Business Review, to be presented at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., at 5:30 p.m Parents and grandparents care about the personal and professional development of their children although they may not be sure what to do for those stuck in career or life development. Kampas will teach us how to apply a framework of adult development including five competencies adults need for success, and the four stages through which they do (or don’t) develop.  The premise is that once parents see more deeply the developmental process, opportunities for improvement become more obvious, compelling and actionable. Mini-sandwiches will be served—to tide you over until dinner.

• Pre-school Story Time takes place at the Benton Library (at the corner of Oakley and Old Middlesex) beginning at 10:30 a.m. Seasonal stories and crafts today. There will also be seasonal stories and crafts for children 3 to 5. Siblings may attend with adults. Parents or caregivers must be present. Registration is not required. 

Belmont Boys' Hoops will be in action at home at the Wenner Field House at 5:30 p.m. against the Minutemen of Lexington High School. 

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