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5 Things You Need to Know Today: St. Valentine's Day

Concert at the Beech Street, learn to download books and valentines at the Benton.

1. "I claim there ain't
Another Saint
As great as Valentine."
Ogden Nash

2. Singer-Guitarist Ron Goldman will be performing a Valentine's Day concert at the at 1 p.m. He'll play a wide variety of popular music from the last hundred years by singers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ella Fitzgerald and many others. Please call to sign up. Suggested donation is $3.

3. If you own an eReader or other portable device – and who doesn't these days? – join the staff of the from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for 'OverDrive Simplified,' a hands-on workshop on downloading free eBooks tonight. Technology Librarian Emily Smith will show patrons how to download ebooks to an eReader for free using the library's OverDrive Digital Media Catalog. Bring your device and USB cord, a laptop (if you have one), your Amazon login (for Kindles) or Adobe Digital Editions login (if you have one) and your library card number and PIN. Space is limited. Registration is required. Call 617-993-2870 or click the signup button  online. 

4. Valentines is today's theme at Pre-school Story Time held in the Benton Library, Belmont's only independent, volunteer-run library. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. This popular 45-minute program is geared to children ages 3, 4 and 5. Parents and caregivers must be present during the program. Sign up is not required.

5. Story times for children ages 2 and 3, in which songs and movement are part of the story time experience, will take place for early risers at 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and then again from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Held across the hallway from the Children's Room in the Flett Room of the. For children aged four to five, Story craft for 4's and 5's will begin with a story followed by a simple craft. The storytelling will take place in the Flett Room across from the Children's Room from 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

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