Saturday, March 16, 2013
Benton book sale, St. Patrick's at Paprika Kids and seeds, seeds and seeds Sunday.
Wellington Carnival this Saturday One of the biggest family events of the school year is back this year as the annual Wellington Carnival returns Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to the Wenner Field House at Belmont High School for hours of fun for children and their caregivers. Join the Wellington Elementary School community as everyone enjoys traditional carnival games including Krazy Kans, ring toss, putt and win, Castle bounce, and slide, as well as sand art, balloon animals, hula hoping, face painting, arts and crafts, bake sale, gently-used book sale and more. Food will be available for sale. Many in the community find the event is a great opportunity to meet other families in town, and have their children be part of a …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The library will be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
It's the middle of the month and that means the Benton Library at the corner of Oakley and Old Middlesex roads will be holding it's Saturday Book Sale on Feb. 16, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will feature a wide variety of reasonably-priced books including adult fiction, literature and non-fiction, a small selection of antiquarian books and vintage children’s books. The sale's proceeds will benefit the Benton, Belmont's independent and volunteer-run library. The Library's hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., The library is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of the month and on one Saturday a month for its book sale.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Olmsted at the Belmont Public Library, Benton open 'til 7 p.m. and stories for the 1's.
1. It is said of Fredrick Law Olmsted, America's greatest landscape architect, that he "paints with lakes and wooded slopes; with lawns and banks and forest covered hills; with mountain sides and ocean views." But did you know the creator of New York City's Central Park, Boston's Emerald Necklace, Stanford University's campus and the landscape around the Captiol Building in Washington also helped design the grounds of McLean Hospital on whose campus he died in 1903? Friends of the Belmont Public Library Author Series will present Justin Martin who will speak on his book "Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted," the amazing story of the pioneering landscape architect of Central Park, who also happened to be a Civil War hero, …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Six-hours in the green garden, meditation and stories at the libraries.
1. The Belmont Garden Club will be having a six-hour Greens Workshop, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Assembly Room in the Belmont Public Library. The Garden Club pursues a variety of projects to help beautify the Town of Belmont and support its residents. If this seems like a great activity, for more information, go to the club's website: www.belmontgardenclub.info 2. Come and participate in a free Longevitology Meditation Session every Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Benton Library located at the corner of Old Middlesex and Oakley roads. Enjoy simple energy adjustments, similar to complementary and alternative medicine. 3. Storytime for 1's is for walkers and toddlers under 24 months in which kids and parents share simple …
Monday, August 1, 2011
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Each week, Belmont Patch highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more in our Thursday feature called Patch Picks. As many of us know, the summer is great time to take a class in town. Whether it’s through the Benton or Belmont libraries, the Belmont Media Center, the Council on Aging at the Beech Street Center or the Recreation Department, opportunities exist for adults to learn something new. We want to know, what are the most creative and/or unusual classes in town? Tell us if you’re taking a class currently, if you know someone who loves a class in the community or if you’ve heard of an interesting class that you’re thinking of joining. We want to …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Residents celebrate the Opening Day on Sunday, May 22.
Victor Kruglov is extremely excited the Everett C. Benton Library has opened its doors to the public. The fourth grader at the Wellington Elementary School lives two houses away from the historic stone building and loves his job as a volunteer “putting books back on the shelves.” It’s important work, Victor said, to keep the library organized and tidy that he will perform on Saturdays and Sundays. Hundreds of residents in the Oakley Street neighborhood and other parts of town joined Victor on Sunday, May 22 for the library’s Opening Day event that included light refreshments, a “Benton the Owl” drawing contest, an exhibition of books from the public library movement 1854-1950, library card sign ups and remarks by various speakers. “What a …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Opening culminates rescue of historic building into an all-volunteer run community library.
Elizabeth Gibson, president of The Friends of the Benton Library, wants all Belmont residents to know one thing about Sunday's event at the historic building. “We want everyone to feel welcome,” she said. After years of work by the Friends, a neighborhood group and the Benton Library Reuse Committee, the grand reopening is finally taking place on Sunday, May 22 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the building on the corner of Oakley Road and Old Middlesex Street. The celebration will feature speakers at 3 p.m., light refreshments and the opportunity to sign up for library cards. “So much has been accomplished by this group, much of it just in the past three weeks,” said Friends Secretary Virginia Jordan. “The building was cleaned. The furnace was …