1. Theologian and historian Geoffrey Brahmer returns to the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., for his latest talk, "Return to the Warsaw Ghetto," a meticulously researched, graphically stunning, thoughtful and free presentation today at 1:15 p.m.
Brahmer chronicles the formation of the Ghetto, life in it, deportations from it, and the Jewish uprisings against it. Brahmer uses official and amateur photos taken by German soldiers juxtaposed with the writings of Jewish diarists and community chroniclers. We are able to learn about the choices of Nazi perpetrators and bystanders, both German and Polish, and what their choices were, both personally and to others. Brahmer asks existential questions like “Would I have survived in the Ghetto, and if yes, at what cost? Would I have been murdered or died from starvation, disease, suicide?” The audience will learn much about history, societies—and perhaps even about yourself.
2. 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.
3. The Belmont Art Association is meeting tonight in the Flett Room of the Belmont Public Library from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
4. In their first test on their home course, Belmont High's Boys' and Girls' Cross Country teams are on the run 'round Clay Pit Pond at 3:30 p.m. v. the Rockets of Reading High while Field Hockey, at 3-1-0, takes on Reading at 6 p.m. at Harris Field.
5. Happy Birthday, Beantown: The city of Boston was founded on this day in 1630. And since that day, you still can't find a legal parking space.