5 Things You Need to Know Today: January 17

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Library's authors' series! Flu clinic at Belmont Savings, books.

1. He's starring in a highly-anticipated dark and moody biographic movie this summer (see the trailer on this web page) yet it never seems like you can get Superman to sit down long enough for an interview. Thank goodness we have author Larry Tye who will discuss his book, "Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero," tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Room of Belmont Public Library. Tye's book is the first full-fledged biography not just of the Man of Steel, but also of the visionary writers and artists, publishers and performers, who kept aloft the red-and-blue clad icon through seven decades and counting. All are welcome to attend this free program which is sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library. Books will be available for sale and signing.

2. Yesterday a steady stream of residents enter the main branch of the Belmont Savings Bank to receive the flu vaccine through a partnership with the Belmont Center-based bank and Mount Auburn Hospital. For those who missed getting a shot Wednesday, you are in luck; Belmont Savings and Mount Auburn will be holding the second day of their free flu vaccination clinic from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 2 Leonard St. 

3. Befuddled with your new electronic device? Do you want to dislike your Facebook account? Ready to make your e-reader into kindling? Well, you're in luck: Belmont High School's Teen Techs – the town's own Geek Squad – will be available for a limited time this month to help Belmont Public Library patrons with e-readers, downloading from the digital catalog, basic Internet help, Facebook and any other weirdness you encounter. 

Teen Tech Tutor sessions are available today and Thursdays in January from 3 p.m. to  4 p.m. Sign-up is required, and space is limited. Register on-line for the date and time preferred, or call the reference desk at 617-993-2870. 

4. The monthly Book Discussion Group for 5th and 6th graders from Chenery Middle School's Lower School will be held in Belmont Public Library's Flett Room from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

5. Yoga tonight in Gardiner Hall at Plymouth Congregational Church at 582 Pleasant St. at 7 p.m. (Enter on Alexander Street). Taught by professionals in the Vinyasa style.  Bring your own mat.  All levels welcome. $10 per class. Free parking on Pleasant, Leonard and behind Macy's. All proceeds benefit Plymouth Nursery School.


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