By David Boyajian
BELMONT, Mass. — During April, the Belmont Public Library is displaying a selection of books, DVDs, and CDs on the Armenian Genocide and Armenian history and culture.
Library Director Peter Struzziero and his staff facilitated the display whose items can be borrowed by patrons.
The library is part of the Minuteman Library Network, a regional consortium of 36 public and five college libraries. The Network contains several hundred Armenian titles.
Belmont’s April display has so far included The History of the Armenian Genocide by Vahakn Dadrian; Killing Orders by Taner Akçam; “Architects of Denial,” a film by Dean Cain and Montel Williams; Armenia, the Survival of a Nation by Christopher Walker; Tadem, My Father’s Village by Robert Aram Kaloosdian; Neither to Laugh nor to Weep by Abraham and Vartan Hartunian; Goodbye, Antoura by Karnig Panian; Treasures from the Ark: 1700 Years of Armenian Christian Art by Vrej Nersessian; “Komitas-Aslamazian,” a CD by the Chilingarian Quartet; Armenian Folk Arts, Culture, and Identity by Levon Abrahamian and Nancy & Sam Sweezy; The History of Armenia by Simon Payaslian; The Kingdom of Armenia by M. Chahin; Armenia and Karabagh Travel Guide by Matthew Karanian; The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel; The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian; and other titles.
As items are borrowed, additional ones are added.