Noonan journey took her to understand the coat's provenance, and from that impulse unspooled several rich and colorful stories about its components, the centuries-old bespoke industry and its traditions, and the master craftsmen whose trade is an art form.
Books will be available for sale and signing. The talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.
• On Monday, Sept. 30, will come the resolution of who will fill the vacancy on the Belmont School Committee as the committee and the Belmont Board of Selectmen combined to vote for one of two finalists beginning at 6 p.m. in the Selectmen's Room of the Belmont Town Hall.
• Last year, Belmont High School Girls' Swimming team traveled to Reading and beat the Rockets who had won about 10 straight league championships. The resulting win allowed Belmont to be last year's Middlesex League co-champions. On Friday, Oct. 4, the rematch takes place in the Higginbottom Pool in Belmont High School at 4 p.m. It should be a battle for the decade. Also this week, the undefeated Belmont Boy's Soccer host the one-loss Wilmington High in a clash of division leaders in the Middlesex League. The rumble takes place Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.
• Sustainable Belmont is sponsoring a talk by Richard Clapp, professor emeritus at Boston University School of Public Health on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Belmont Public Library. Clapp will describe the major effects of climate change on public health including the health effects of extreme weather events such as heat waves, the spread of vector-borne diseases, disruption of food supplies and the stress of population displacement. Finally, Clapp will present some of the policy options at local, regional and national levels that can reduce future public health impacts of climate change.• The Benton Library, Belmont's independent, volunteer run library, will be holding a poetry reading on Friday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. during its "First Friday" extended hours when the library stays open until 8 p.m. Donations will be requested to benefit the Bulgarian Cultural Center.
• The Belmont Public Library's LEGO Club for children in kindergarten through the third grade will be held in the Library's Assembly Room on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Just drop in anytime. All LEGOs will be provided. Just bring your imagination!