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Friday April 15, 2016 -  Sunday September 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_rivers 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM From Thoreau's Seasons to Men of Concord: N.C. Wyeth Inspired Exhibit (Main Art Gallery) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In the Art Gallery ~ April 15 - September 18, 2016

"From Thoreau's Seasons to Men of Concord: N.C. Wyeth Inspired" Exhibit

In this landmark collaboration, the Concord Free Public Library and the Concord Museum have each brought together a selection of rich, evocative works of art and historical documents to tell the uniquely local story of N. C. Wyeth's series of painted panels, Men of Concord and the Houghton Mifflin book.

 

Exhibit Opening

Friday, April 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Main Library Lobby. 
The exhibit opening will feature remarks by Elliot Bostwick Davis, John Moors Cabot Chair of the Art of the Americas Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Dr. Davis will present "Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads": The Intersection of Art and Literature in the Worlds of Henry David Thoreau and the Wyeth Family of Artists. The evening's program will also include the performance of musical pieces transcribed from the manuscript Thoreau family flute books held by Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.  The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 
 
RSVP: Call Marcy Eckel at 978-318-3355 or email:MEckel@minlib.net
    Location: Main Library (Art Gallery)
Saturday June 11, 2016 -  Saturday August 13, 2016 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Summer Reading Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read  where you can win prizes for reading!

 All can register at www.readsinma.org

Children 0-11 years old can participate in the "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!" program here.

Teens & Tweens 12-17 years old can participate in the "Get in the Game. Read!" program here.

Adults 18 years and over can participate in the "Exercise Your Mind. Read!" program here

For more information about these Summer Reading Programs please either stop by the Library, call the Library at 978-318-3301 or see www.concordlibrary.org

 

 ON YOUR MARK, GET SET…READ is sponsored by the Concord Free Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. 

    Location: Both Locations
Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
rec_origami_crane 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Summer Reading: Sports Origami (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read  presents

Sports Origami with Michael LaFosse

 Join Michael LaFosse as he teaches us the art of origami on Monday, July 25th at 7pm at the Main Library.

 Mr. LaFosse, author and artist, began teaching in 1969 and tailors his instruction to people of all ages and abilities.

 Free. Ages 8 and above welcome.

 

 

 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library - thank you, Friends

 

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday July 26, 2016 Go To Top
food_apple 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Summer Reading: Healthy Snacks with Debra (Fowler) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read  presents

 Healthy Snacks with Debra Stark from Debra's Natural Gourmet

 Join us as Debra highlights the benefits of nutritional snacks by showing us how to  use fun, fresh,  organic ingredients.

 Participants will be able to sample some of her delicious snacks! Registration required.

Free. Ages teen to adult welcome.

    Location: Fowler Library
        There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM Concerts on the Lawn: Island Breeze on the Main Library Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concerts on the Lawn presents

 Island Breeze

Join us as we welcome Island Breeze, who features the beautiful sounds of Steelpans, (Steel drums) along with bass, drums, percussion, guitar and vocals, to the Concerts on the Lawn series, at the Concord Library.

Bring a picnic, your own chair (and some bug spray) and enjoy these high tempo tunes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, thank you Friends! 

    Location: Main Library Lawn
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a fun storytime complete with stories, songs, finger plays and a short puppet show.  Children age 3 and up are invited to the weekly storytime which ends Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Location: Main Library
Friday July 29, 2016 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stay and Play (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stay and Play, an informal gathering for young children up to 36 months old and their caregivers will take place in the children’s room on Fridays, July 8 through August 12 from 10 am to 11 am.  We will bring out a vaariety of toys and provide an indoor play space for you to enjoy.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Film: The Mighty Ducks (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   978-318-3358   childrens@concordlibrary.org
   

Keep cool and enjoy family-friendly movies 

Main Library, 129 Main Street, Concord from 1 pm to 3 pm. 

The Mighty Ducks

An outcast coach handles a team of outcast kids and turns them from losers into winners.

(PG movie, 100 minutes)

The entire movie schedule is posted in the Library

    Location: Main Library
Saturday July 30, 2016 Go To Top
rec_aerobics 8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM Summer Reading: Tai Chi with Mr. Pan (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 The Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read  presents

Tai Chi with Mr. Tai-Chun Pan on the Library Lawn

Join us with Mr. Pan, an experienced teacher of Tai Chi Chun since 1980, for an hour of traditional Yang style long formTai Chi and ease into your day. 

Tai chi is a great way to stay healthy, manage stress and have fun.

Free. Ages 12 and above welcome.

 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library - thank you, Friends!

 

 
    Location: Main Library Lawn
        There are many spaces available.
Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 7:00 PM  -  8:50 PM Summer Reading Film: Eddie the Eagle (Fowler) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Summer Reading Committee   978-318-3100   summer_reading@concordlibrary.org
   

The Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read  presents

An evening movie at the Fowler Branch at 7pm 

This movie will be shown after regular Library hours starting at 7pm. Bring a soft drink and we'll provide the popcorn!

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

Rated PG-13, 106 mins. Free and open to ages 13 and up

    Location: Fowler Library
Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to Phoebe the Dog (Main Library) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

 

 

    Location: Main Library
        There are 3 spaces available.
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM Concerts on the Lawn: Matt & Shannon Heaton & Friends on the Main Library Lawn Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Concerts on the Lawn presents

 Matt and Shannon Heaton and Friends 

Join us as we welcome Matt and Shannon Heaton and Friends, who feature updated and traditional Irish songs and tunes, masterfully crafted music, and instrumental virtuosity to the Concerts on the Lawn series, at the Concord Library.

Bring a picnic, your own chair (and some bug spray) and enjoy these traditional Irish songs.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, thank you Friends! 

    Location: Main Library Lawn
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Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a fun storytime complete with stories, songs, finger plays and a short puppet show.  Children age 3 and up are invited to the weekly storytime which ends Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Location: Main Library
 
elect_multimedia 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Using Library Digital Media (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In this free class we will show you all the digital media services the Library has to offer to Concord residents - OverDrive Digital Media, Zinio eMagazines and Hoopla Digital.  Please bring your mobile device(s) to the class - Kindle, iPad, iPhone or other mobile devices.  Registrations are strongly recommended.  Open to all.

    Location: Main Library
Friday August 5, 2016 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stay and Play (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stay and Play, an informal gathering for young children up to 36 months old and their caregivers will take place in the children’s room on Fridays, July 8 through August 12 from 10 am to 11 am.  We will bring out a vaariety of toys and provide an indoor play space for you to enjoy.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Film at Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   978-318-3358   childrens@concordlibrary.org
   

Keep cool and enjoy family-friendly movies 

Main Library, 129 Main Street, Concord from 1 pm to 3 pm.  

Space Jam

The entire Looney Tunes gang joins basketball superstar Michael Jordan for this magically entertaining live-action/animated feature about a winner-take-all basketball game with a ruthless group of unsavory outer space creatures.

Rated PG, 87 mins. Free and open to all.

The full movie schedule is posted in the Library.

    Location: Main Library
Monday August 8, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Tech Help (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
food_meal 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Cookbook Club (Fowler Branch) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nathalie Harty   978-318-3349   nharty@minlib.net
   



What do you get when you cross a cookbook with a book group?  A Cookbook Club, of course!

Check out a copy of the selected book (starting on July 27th) at the library, pick a recipe (we'll  keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We'll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what didn't, and select future cookbooks.

*The next title to be announced 

Click here to tell us which recipe you have chosen to prepare.

Registration is required and begins on Wed., July 27th. 

For more information please contact Nathalie Harty at 978-318-3349 or nharty@minlibnet.

    Location: Fowler Library
    The registration period has not begun.
 
food_ice cream cone 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Summer Reading: Ice Cream Truck for participants (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thank you to the participants in the Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set...Read

Join us for some fun on the Library lawn and some ice cream 

as we celebrate the (almost) end of the program*

*officially ends on the 20th but keep on reading and logging until the 31st!

Thanks for joining us!

    Location: Main Library Lawn
Thursday August 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Storytime (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a fun storytime complete with stories, songs, finger plays and a short puppet show.  Children age 3 and up are invited to the weekly storytime which ends Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Location: Main Library
Friday August 12, 2016 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing-a-long with Ed Morgan (Fowler Branch) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Fowler Library   978-318-3350   fowler@concordlibrary.org
   

Come sing and dance along with The Music Man, singer and musician Ed Morgan.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library - thank you, Friends!

    Location: Fowler Library
 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stay and Play (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stay and Play, an informal gathering for young children up to 36 months old and their caregivers will take place in the children’s room on Fridays, July 8 through August 12 from 10 am to 11 am.  We will bring out a vaariety of toys and provide an indoor play space for you to enjoy.

    Location: Main Library
 
ent_film-reel 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Family Film at Main Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Keep cool and enjoy family-friendly movies 

Main Library, 129 Main Street, Concord from 1 pm to 3 pm.  

The Big Green

In this Disney comedy, the down-trodden cynical young misfits of a run-down Texas town, devastated by the closing of its one major industry, find renewed hope and spirit at the hands of a plucky British foreign-exchange teacher who introduces them to soccer.

Rated PG, 99 minutes. Free and open to all.

The full movie schedule is posted in the Library.

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday August 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM N.C. Wyeth Guided Gallery Tours (Main Library) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

From "Thoreau's Seasons" to "Men of Concord": N.C. Wyeth Inspired Art Gallery exhibit

Guided Gallery Tours

Lead by Leslie Perrin Wilson, Curator of the William Munroe Special Collections,

will offer guided gallery tours of the exhibit on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 27 @10:00 a.m.
Monday, May 2@3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 14@10:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 26@6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8@2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22@10:00 a.m.
Monday, July 18@10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 17@10:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 10@10:00 a.m.

To RSVP to any of these events, please call 978-318-3355 or email meckel@minlib.net.

The exhibit is open during regular library hours. For more information and updates, see the library’s website at www.concordlibrary.org

    Location: Main Library (Art Gallery)
        There are 4 spaces available.
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lib_book3 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book-A-Mystery Discussion Group (Fowler Branch) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pat Pluskal   978-318-3350   ppluskal@minlib.net
   

Love a good mystery? Copies of this month’s title are available at the Branch to check out.

 

 

    Location: Fowler Library
Friday August 19, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Tech Help (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

    Location: Main Library
Friday August 26, 2016 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Toddler Singalong with Ed Morgan (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ed Morgan sings at both libraries! 

 Come to the today's monthly singalong at the Main Library with musician and singer Ed Morgan, The Music Man!

 Bring some friends so you can dance and sing to his lively interactive children's songs.

    Location: Main Library
Friday September 2, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Tech Help (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Read to Phoebe the Dog (Main Library) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 

 

 

    Location: Main Library
Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM N.C. Wyeth Guided Gallery Tours (Main Library) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

From "Thoreau's Seasons" to "Men of Concord": N.C. Wyeth Inspired Art Gallery exhibit

Guided Gallery Tours

Lead by Leslie Perrin Wilson, Curator of the William Munroe Special Collections,

will offer guided gallery tours of the exhibit on the following dates:

Wednesday, April 27 @10:00 a.m.
Monday, May 2@3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 14@10:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 26@6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8@2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 22@10:00 a.m.
Monday, July 18@10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 17@10:00 a.m.
Saturday, September 10@10:00 a.m.

To RSVP to any of these events, please call 978-318-3355 or email meckel@minlib.net.

The exhibit is open during regular library hours. For more information and updates, see the library’s website at www.concordlibrary.org

    Location: Main Library (Art Gallery)
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
lib_book_pencil 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Presentation by Artist Ilse Plume (Main Library) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Illustrator Ilse Plume will give a related presentation

 immediately following the 10 a.m. Wyeth exhibition tour. 

 Free. Open to all. 
 

    Location: Main Library
Monday September 12, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Tech Help (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

    Location: Main Library
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
food_meal 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Cookbook Club (Fowler Branch) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nathalie Harty   978-318-3349   nharty@minlib.net
   



What do you get when you cross a cookbook with a book group?  A Cookbook Club, of course!

Check out a copy of the selected book (starting on August 31) at the library, pick a recipe (we'll  keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We'll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what didn't, and select future cookbooks.

*The next title to be announced 

Click here to tell us which recipe you have chosen to prepare.

Registration is required and begins on Wed., August 31. 

For more information please contact Nathalie Harty at 978-318-3349 or nharty@minlibnet.

    Location: Fowler Library
    The registration period has not begun.
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Drop-In Tech Help (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

    Location: Main Library
Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Book Discussion (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nathalie Harty   978-318-3349   nharty@minlib.net
   

This book discussion group meets monthly from October to May.  This month's title is to be announced. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library. Free. All are welcome.

    Location: Main Library (Trustee Room)
Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
food_meal 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Cookbook Club (Fowler Branch) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nathalie Harty   978-318-3349   nharty@minlib.net
   



What do you get when you cross a cookbook with a book group?  A Cookbook Club, of course!

Check out a copy of the selected book (starting on Sept.  28) at the library, pick a recipe (we'll  keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We'll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what didn't, and select future cookbooks.

*The next title to be announced 

Click here to tell us which recipe you have chosen to prepare.

Registration is required and begins on Wed., September 28. 

For more information please contact Nathalie Harty at 978-318-3349 or nharty@minlibnet.

    Location: Fowler Library
    The registration period has not begun.
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Tuesday November 8, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Book Discussion (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nathalie Harty   978-318-3349   nharty@minlib.net
   

This book discussion group meets monthly from October to May.  This month's title is to be announced. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library. Free. All are welcome.

    Location: Main Library (Trustee Room)
Wednesday November 9, 2016 Go To Top
food_meal 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Cookbook Club (Fowler Branch) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nathalie Harty   978-318-3349   nharty@minlib.net
   



What do you get when you cross a cookbook with a book group?  A Cookbook Club, of course!

Check out a copy of the selected book (starting on Oc. 26) at the library, pick a recipe (we'll  keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We'll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what didn't, and select future cookbooks.

*The next title to be announced 

Click here to tell us which recipe you have chosen to prepare.

Registration is required and begins on Wed., October 26. 

For more information please contact Nathalie Harty at 978-318-3349 or nharty@minlibnet.

    Location: Fowler Library
    The registration period has not begun.
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 9:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Library Book Discussion (Main) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nathalie Harty   978-318-3349   nharty@minlib.net
   

This book discussion group meets monthly from October to May.  This month's title is to be announced. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library. Free. All are welcome.

    Location: Main Library (Trustee Room)
Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
food_meal 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Cookbook Club (Fowler Branch) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nathalie Harty   978-318-3349   nharty@minlib.net
   



What do you get when you cross a cookbook with a book group?  A Cookbook Club, of course!

Check out a copy of the selected book (starting on Nov. 30) at the library, pick a recipe (we'll  keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We'll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what didn't, and select future cookbooks.

*The next title to be announced 

Click here to tell us which recipe you have chosen to prepare.

Registration is required and begins on Wed., November 30. 

For more information please contact Nathalie Harty at 978-318-3349 or nharty@minlibnet.

    Location: Fowler Library
    The registration period has not begun.
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