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5 Things You Need to Know Today: November 19

Public comment at Selectmen, Fenway stories and young adult authors at the library.

1. Got a gripe about town services, a complaint or a compliment for a town department? Your chance to be hear happens at 7 p.m. at Town Hall when the Board of Selectmen opens its meeting with public comment time. Or come a little early and speak to a selectman in private. 

2. Come hear Belmont writer Len Abram and editor Adam Pachter discuss baseball and Boston as Belmont Public Library's Books and Bites presents a discussion from 11 a.m. to noon in the Assembly Room on "Final Fenway Ficton: More Short Stories from Red Sox Nation," the exciting conclusion of the 'Fenway Fiction' series. Abram will read from his contribution, the short story "Cup of Kindness." The Fenway Fiction series has chronicled the Boston Red Sox through short stories, novels, plays, and poetry. Refreshments will be provided.

3. After being cancelled by Hurricane Sandy, come join authors Caragh O'Brien, as she shares the final book of her Birthmarked series (BirthmarkedPrizedPromised), and Young Adult favorite Leah Cypess (NightspellMistwoodat 7 p.m. in the Young Adult Room. Hear about their inspirations for characters, plot choices, and the difficulties/joys of writing for the YA audience.

4. Leafs are still being collected by the town but have them ready for pick-up in the proper manner. 

5. The computer room is closed today at the Beech Street Center.

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