Friday April 6, 2018 - Thursday June 28, 2018
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No Picture Could Be More Lovely: Ada Shepard Exhibit (Main)

"No Picture Could Be More Lovely":  Ada Shepard with the Hawthornes in Florence, 1858

April 6 - June 28, 2018

The forthcoming exhibition features the sketchbooks and letters of Ada Shepard, a well-educated, perceptive young woman who served as governess to the children of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne while they were in Europe between 1857 and 1859, with the focus on the family's sojourn in Florence in 1858. Ada’s letters, in particular, provide a window into a young American woman’s experiences in mid-19th century Europe.

Join us for the grand opening reception on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Concord Free Public Library Rotunda.

A lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall, biographer of the Peabody sisters, Margaret Fuller, and Elizabeth Bishop, will be followed by elegant refreshments and an opportunity to view the exhibition.

Please R.S.V.P. by April 2 to conevents@minlib.net or 978-318-3355.

Information about the exhibition will be updated on the library’s website at www.concordlibrary.org.

 

CONTACT:    978-318-3355  conevents@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Library

"No Picture Could Be More Lovely":  Ada Shepard with the Hawthornes in Florence, 1858

April 6 - June 28, 2018

The forthcoming exhibition features the sketchbooks and letters of Ada Shepard, a well-educated, perceptive young woman who served as governess to the children of Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne while they were in Europe between 1857 and 1859, with the focus on the family's sojourn in Florence in 1858. Ada’s letters, in particular, provide a window into a young American woman’s experiences in mid-19th century Europe.

Join us for the grand opening reception on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Concord Free Public Library Rotunda.

A lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall, biographer of the Peabody sisters, Margaret Fuller, and Elizabeth Bishop, will be followed by elegant refreshments and an opportunity to view the exhibition.

Please R.S.V.P. by April 2 to conevents@minlib.net or 978-318-3355.

Information about the exhibition will be updated on the library’s website at www.concordlibrary.org.

 

CONTACT:
  
  978.318.3355
  conevents@minlib.net

LOCATION: Main Library

Monday April 23, 2018
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7:00 PM
Book Discussion at Debra's Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Ave.


The Concord Free Public Library is teaming up with Debra's Natural Gourmet for a discussion of Washington Square, by Henry James. The book discussion will take place on Monday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at Debra's Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue, in West Concord.

Washington Square (1881) tells the story of Catherine Sloper, the plain, obedient daughter of the widowed, well-to-do Dr. August Sloper of Washington Square. When a handsome, feckless man-about-town proposes to Catherine, her father forbids the marriage because he believes the man to be after Catherine's fortune and future inheritance. The conflict between father, daughter, and suitor provokes consequences in the lives of all three that make this story one of James's most piercingly memorable.

Copies of the selected book will be available at both the Main (129 Main St.) and Fowler (1322 Main St.) libraries to check out. Open to all.

CONTACT:  Barbara Gugluizza  978-318-3365  bgugluizza@minlib.net


The Concord Free Public Library is teaming up with Debra's Natural Gourmet for a discussion of Washington Square, by Henry James. The book discussion will take place on Monday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at Debra's Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue, in West Concord.

Washington Square (1881) tells the story of Catherine Sloper, the plain, obedient daughter of the widowed, well-to-do Dr. August Sloper of Washington Square. When a handsome, feckless man-about-town proposes to Catherine, her father forbids the marriage because he believes the man to be after Catherine's fortune and future inheritance. The conflict between father, daughter, and suitor provokes consequences in the lives of all three that make this story one of James's most piercingly memorable.

Copies of the selected book will be available at both the Main (129 Main St.) and Fowler (1322 Main St.) libraries to check out. Open to all.

CONTACT:
  Barbara Gugluizza
  978.318.3365
  bgugluizza@minlib.net

Tuesday April 24, 2018
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tech Tuesdays: Stop Motion Animation (Main Library)

Please register for one or all three.

CONTACT:  Karen Ahearn  978-318-3358  childrens@concordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Main Library

Please register for one or all three.

CONTACT:
  Karen Ahearn
  978.318.3358
  childrens@concordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Main Library


Wednesday April 25, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Computer Class: Library's 3D Printer and Printing Service (Main Library)
In this one hour class we will show you how the Library's Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer works and how you can send your 3D design to the Library to print. Open to all. 
LOCATION: Main Library
There are 4 spaces available.
In this one hour class we will show you how the Library's Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer works and how you can send your 3D design to the Library to print. Open to all. 
LOCATION: Main Library

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code Club (Main Library)

The Girls Who Code Club meets weekly and is run by volunteer instructors for girls in grades 6-12.

Girls Who Code is a national program designed to inspire, educate, and prepare girls with computing and problem solving skills to pursue 21st Century opportunities.  You must be registered to participate.

See here for more information.

 

CONTACT:  Kerry Cronin  978-318-3377  kcronin@concordma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library

The Girls Who Code Club meets weekly and is run by volunteer instructors for girls in grades 6-12.

Girls Who Code is a national program designed to inspire, educate, and prepare girls with computing and problem solving skills to pursue 21st Century opportunities.  You must be registered to participate.

See here for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  Kerry Cronin
  978.318.3377
  kcronin@concordma.gov

LOCATION: Main Library

Thursday April 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Toddler Time (Fowler Branch)

Join us for songs, stories, rhymes, and play. This interactive program is perfect for busy toddlers and will help develop the early literacy skills that your child needs. 

CONTACT:  Emma Patterson Ware  978-318-3350  epattersonware@minlib.net
LOCATION: Fowler Library
LOCATION: Fowler Library

Join us for songs, stories, rhymes, and play. This interactive program is perfect for busy toddlers and will help develop the early literacy skills that your child needs. 

CONTACT:  Emma Patterson Ware  978-318-3350  epattersonware@minlib.net
LOCATION: Fowler Library
LOCATION: Fowler Library

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Genealogy Research for Beginners with Linda MacIver - 6 week Series (Main)

Interested in Exploring Your Family Tree? 

Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach this six-week introduction to genealogy research including: an introduction to researching your family tree, using the library’s resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors.

The first two classes are mandatory.  Attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. 

The dates for the classes are as follows: 

April 12 
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24

This six week series is limited to 12 participants. Registration Required. 

Interested in Exploring Your Family Tree? 

Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach this six-week introduction to genealogy research including: an introduction to researching your family tree, using the library’s resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors.

The first two classes are mandatory.  Attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. 

The dates for the classes are as follows: 

April 12 
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24

This six week series is limited to 12 participants. Registration Required. 

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Learn Chess with Glenn Davison (Fowler)

Come and learn how to play chess with instructor Glenn Davison  The class is free and open to all ages.    .
 

LOCATION: Fowler Library

Come and learn how to play chess with instructor Glenn Davison  The class is free and open to all ages.    .
 

LOCATION: Fowler Library

Friday April 27, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Toddler Singalong with Ed Morgan (Main Library)

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.

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

LOCATION: Main Library

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.

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

LOCATION: Main Library

Saturday April 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mindful Morning Series - Presented by Ivy Child International (Main)

Ivy Child International Presents the Mindful Morning Series. 

This intergenerational series will take place on four consecutive Saturdays from April 28th to 
May 19th at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on the Main Library Lawn. All classes will be led by certified yoga and mindfulness instructors. 
 

FREE and open to ALL AGES – no experience necessary. No Pre-Registration Required.

Bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket. 

Co-Hosted by the Concord Free Public Library. Sponsored by CHNA15.

 

 

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Ivy Child International Presents the Mindful Morning Series. 

This intergenerational series will take place on four consecutive Saturdays from April 28th to 
May 19th at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on the Main Library Lawn. All classes will be led by certified yoga and mindfulness instructors. 
 

FREE and open to ALL AGES – no experience necessary. No Pre-Registration Required.

Bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket. 

Co-Hosted by the Concord Free Public Library. Sponsored by CHNA15.

 

 

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Sunday April 29, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Jana Prikryl: Poetry of a Lost Childhood (Main)

(Photo by Tony Rinaldo)

Jana Prikryl reads from her first collection The After Party: Poems and talks about her practice, followed by book signings and light refreshments.

A sensory autobiography that examines tragic material with a friendly scrutiny” - Dan Chiasson,The New Yorker.

She works as a senior editor at the New York Review of Books, where her essays on photography and film are frequently published, as well as in The Nation.

Her poems have appeared in magazines including Harper’s, the London Review of Books, the New Yorker, and the Paris Review. Born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Canada, she has an English degree from the University of Toronto and an MA in cultural criticism from New York University. During 2017-18, she is a Radcliffe Institute Fellow, focusing on ekphrastic poems and on poems that reckon with the histories embedded in and excluded from images.

A free event sponsored by The Friends of the Library 

LOCATION: Main Library (Periodical Room)

(Photo by Tony Rinaldo)

Jana Prikryl reads from her first collection The After Party: Poems and talks about her practice, followed by book signings and light refreshments.

A sensory autobiography that examines tragic material with a friendly scrutiny” - Dan Chiasson,The New Yorker.

She works as a senior editor at the New York Review of Books, where her essays on photography and film are frequently published, as well as in The Nation.

Her poems have appeared in magazines including Harper’s, the London Review of Books, the New Yorker, and the Paris Review. Born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Canada, she has an English degree from the University of Toronto and an MA in cultural criticism from New York University. During 2017-18, she is a Radcliffe Institute Fellow, focusing on ekphrastic poems and on poems that reckon with the histories embedded in and excluded from images.

A free event sponsored by The Friends of the Library 

LOCATION: Main Library (Periodical Room)

Tuesday May 1, 2018
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
May the 4th Be With You (Fowler Library)

 

Teens, whose side are YOU on?  

Join your fellow  Star Wars fans for an afternoon of games, food and fun at the Fowler Library.

CONTACT:    978-318-3358  teens@concordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Fowler Library

 

Teens, whose side are YOU on?  

Join your fellow  Star Wars fans for an afternoon of games, food and fun at the Fowler Library.

CONTACT:
  
  978.318.3358
  teens@concordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Fowler Library

Wednesday May 2, 2018
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code Club (Main Library)

The Girls Who Code Club meets weekly and is run by volunteer instructors for girls in grades 6-12.

Girls Who Code is a national program designed to inspire, educate, and prepare girls with computing and problem solving skills to pursue 21st Century opportunities.  You must be registered to participate.

See here for more information.

 

CONTACT:  Kerry Cronin  978-318-3377  kcronin@concordma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library

The Girls Who Code Club meets weekly and is run by volunteer instructors for girls in grades 6-12.

Girls Who Code is a national program designed to inspire, educate, and prepare girls with computing and problem solving skills to pursue 21st Century opportunities.  You must be registered to participate.

See here for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  Kerry Cronin
  978.318.3377
  kcronin@concordma.gov

LOCATION: Main Library

Thursday May 3, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Genealogy Research for Beginners with Linda MacIver - 6 Week Series (Main)

Interested in Exploring Your Family Tree? 

Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach this six-week introduction to genealogy research including: an introduction to researching your family tree, using the library’s resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors.

The first two classes are mandatory.  Attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. 

The dates for the classes are as follows: 

April 12 
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24

Each class is limited to 12 participants. Registration Required. 

Interested in Exploring Your Family Tree? 

Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach this six-week introduction to genealogy research including: an introduction to researching your family tree, using the library’s resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors.

The first two classes are mandatory.  Attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. 

The dates for the classes are as follows: 

April 12 
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24

Each class is limited to 12 participants. Registration Required. 

 
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7:00 PM
Author Talk: Anna Huckabee Tull to discuss her book Living the Deeper Yes (Main)

Anna Huckabee Tull will discuss her book Living the Deeper Yes: Discovering the Finest, Truest Place Within You on Thursday, May 3rd at 7 p.m. in the Library's periodical room. 

Anna Huckabee Tull is a Master Life Coach of twenty years and an award-winning Singer-Songwriter with more than 250 commissioned works created for individuals all over the globe. She received her Master’s in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica while simultaneously attending the Harvard Divinity School. In 2008, she founded Make Stuff Up University, helping individuals become intentional about creating a life that aligns with their deeper desires and offerings. 

Free and open to all. 

LOCATION: Main Library (Periodical Room)
There are 34 spaces available.

Anna Huckabee Tull will discuss her book Living the Deeper Yes: Discovering the Finest, Truest Place Within You on Thursday, May 3rd at 7 p.m. in the Library's periodical room. 

Anna Huckabee Tull is a Master Life Coach of twenty years and an award-winning Singer-Songwriter with more than 250 commissioned works created for individuals all over the globe. She received her Master’s in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica while simultaneously attending the Harvard Divinity School. In 2008, she founded Make Stuff Up University, helping individuals become intentional about creating a life that aligns with their deeper desires and offerings. 

Free and open to all. 

LOCATION: Main Library (Periodical Room)

There are 34 spaces available.

Saturday May 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mindful Morning Series - Presented by Ivy Child International (Main)

Ivy Child International Presents the Mindful Morning Series. 

This intergenerational series will take place on four consecutive Saturdays from April 28th to 
May 19th at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on the Main Library Lawn. All classes will be led by certified yoga and mindfulness instructors. 
 

FREE and open to ALL AGES – no experience necessary. No Pre-Registration Required.

Bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket. 

Co-Hosted by the Concord Free Public Library. Sponsored by CHNA15.

 

 

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Ivy Child International Presents the Mindful Morning Series. 

This intergenerational series will take place on four consecutive Saturdays from April 28th to 
May 19th at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on the Main Library Lawn. All classes will be led by certified yoga and mindfulness instructors. 
 

FREE and open to ALL AGES – no experience necessary. No Pre-Registration Required.

Bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket. 

Co-Hosted by the Concord Free Public Library. Sponsored by CHNA15.

 

 

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
No picture could be more lovely: Gallery Tour (Main)

"No picture could be more lovely":  Ada Shepard with the Hawthornes in Florence, 1858

Gallery Tour

All are welcome.

See concordlibrary.org for more information.

CONTACT:    978-318-3355  conevents@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Library

"No picture could be more lovely":  Ada Shepard with the Hawthornes in Florence, 1858

Gallery Tour

All are welcome.

See concordlibrary.org for more information.

CONTACT:
  
  978.318.3355
  conevents@minlib.net

LOCATION: Main Library

 
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ada Shepard Exhibit Lecture Offerings: Lecture by Dr. Phyllis Blum Cole (Main)

Ada Shepard Exhibit Lecture Offerings

Lecture by Dr. Phyllis Blum Cole, "Ada Shepard, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and the Feminist Fifties"

CFPL Rotunda

Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

LOCATION: Main Library

Ada Shepard Exhibit Lecture Offerings

Lecture by Dr. Phyllis Blum Cole, "Ada Shepard, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and the Feminist Fifties"

CFPL Rotunda

Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

LOCATION: Main Library

 
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7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Music from the Library Presents Blue Heron (Main)

MUSIC FROM THE LIBRARY: BLUE HERON. Music of Italian Renaissance master Cipriano de Rore.

Blue Heron is engaged in the exploration of vocal music of the Renaissance and Medieval periods. Putting the study of original sources in the service of persuasive, vivid and exciting concert presentations, the ensemble is now established as the finest of its type in North America. Based in the Boston area, and led by Scott Metcalfe, Blue Heron offers a home subscription series in Harvard Square, and a catalog of seven exceptional recordings is available on the Blue Heron label. Blue Heron is Renaissance vocal music for the 21st century.  -- from Blue Heron's website

The concert is free to the public but advance reservations are required. Beginning two weeks before the concert reservations can be made online at www.concordlibrary.org or over the phone at 978-318-3301. Please only reserve those seats you are certain will be used. The audience is invited to meet the artists at a reception immediately following the concert. Doors open at 7 p.m. Please use the Sudbury Road entrance.

Registration will begin on April 21st at 9 a.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. 

There are 12 spaces available.

MUSIC FROM THE LIBRARY: BLUE HERON. Music of Italian Renaissance master Cipriano de Rore.

Blue Heron is engaged in the exploration of vocal music of the Renaissance and Medieval periods. Putting the study of original sources in the service of persuasive, vivid and exciting concert presentations, the ensemble is now established as the finest of its type in North America. Based in the Boston area, and led by Scott Metcalfe, Blue Heron offers a home subscription series in Harvard Square, and a catalog of seven exceptional recordings is available on the Blue Heron label. Blue Heron is Renaissance vocal music for the 21st century.  -- from Blue Heron's website

The concert is free to the public but advance reservations are required. Beginning two weeks before the concert reservations can be made online at www.concordlibrary.org or over the phone at 978-318-3301. Please only reserve those seats you are certain will be used. The audience is invited to meet the artists at a reception immediately following the concert. Doors open at 7 p.m. Please use the Sudbury Road entrance.

Registration will begin on April 21st at 9 a.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. 

There are 12 spaces available.

Sunday May 6, 2018
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5:30 PM
Sally Chapin Celebration of Life Piano Concert (Main Library)

Join us for a special Piano concert to celebrate the life of Sally Chapin. 

Sarah (Sally) Sessions Chapin, born in Massachusetts in 1931, lived most of her life in Concord. She was raised on the family farm in Hadley Mass. and earned a BA from Smith and later in life an MeD from Harvard. Sarah was a music teacher, educator and the author of several books, which include a history of Concord. Sarah had many pursuits and interests including art, botany, social work, support and work at the Concord Library. (From the Concord Journal)

Open to all. 

Join us for a special Piano concert to celebrate the life of Sally Chapin. 

Sarah (Sally) Sessions Chapin, born in Massachusetts in 1931, lived most of her life in Concord. She was raised on the family farm in Hadley Mass. and earned a BA from Smith and later in life an MeD from Harvard. Sarah was a music teacher, educator and the author of several books, which include a history of Concord. Sarah had many pursuits and interests including art, botany, social work, support and work at the Concord Library. (From the Concord Journal)

Open to all. 

Monday May 7, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beede and Books (Beede Center, 498 Walden St., Concord)

The Beede Center of Concord and the Concord Free Public Library have teamed up to bring you stories and a swim.  Meet at the Beede Center lobby for a storytime at 11 am and then enjoy a swim in the Kiddie Pool until noon.  This free program is perfect for children age three years and up.

The Beede Center of Concord and the Concord Free Public Library have teamed up to bring you stories and a swim.  Meet at the Beede Center lobby for a storytime at 11 am and then enjoy a swim in the Kiddie Pool until noon.  This free program is perfect for children age three years and up.

Tuesday May 8, 2018
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9:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Book Discussion Group (Main Library)

 

Please join us for the Tuesday book discussion group!

Copies of the selected book The Death of Ivan Ilyich, by Leo Tolstoy, will be made available at the Circulation Desk at the Main Library. 

CONTACT:  Barbara Gugluizza  978-318-3365  bgugluizza@concordma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library (Trustee Room)

 

Please join us for the Tuesday book discussion group!

Copies of the selected book The Death of Ivan Ilyich, by Leo Tolstoy, will be made available at the Circulation Desk at the Main Library. 

CONTACT:
  Barbara Gugluizza
  978.318.3365
  bgugluizza@concordma.gov

LOCATION: Main Library (Trustee Room)

Wednesday May 9, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Cookbook Club (Fowler Branch)

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 cookbook (starting on April 25th) 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. 

Let's celebrate Cinco de Mayo! This month's book titles are Mexico: the cookbook, by Margarita Carrillo Arronte and Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens, by Pati Jinich. Copies of the titles are available at the Main and Fowler Libraries to check out. Pati Jinich also has a lot of recipes on her website at https://patijinich.com.

Click on the link to register your recipe: 

http://concordlibrarycookbookclub.blogspot.com/p/recipe-form.html

Registration Required.

CONTACT:  Barbara Gugluizza  978-318-3365  bgugluizza@concordma.gov
LOCATION: Fowler Library
Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:01 AM     

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 cookbook (starting on April 25th) 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. 

Let's celebrate Cinco de Mayo! This month's book titles are Mexico: the cookbook, by Margarita Carrillo Arronte and Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens, by Pati Jinich. Copies of the titles are available at the Main and Fowler Libraries to check out. Pati Jinich also has a lot of recipes on her website at https://patijinich.com.

Click on the link to register your recipe: 

http://concordlibrarycookbookclub.blogspot.com/p/recipe-form.html

Registration Required.

CONTACT:
  Barbara Gugluizza
  978.318.3365
  bgugluizza@concordma.gov

LOCATION: Fowler Library

Registration will begin on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:01 AM     

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Computer Class: Introduction to MS Word 2016 (Main)

In this one hour class we will show you the enhancements made in MS Word 2016.

Free and open to all.  Please register.

LOCATION: Main Library
There are 6 spaces available.

In this one hour class we will show you the enhancements made in MS Word 2016.

Free and open to all.  Please register.

LOCATION: Main Library

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code Club (Main Library)

The Girls Who Code Club meets weekly and is run by volunteer instructors for girls in grades 6-12.

Girls Who Code is a national program designed to inspire, educate, and prepare girls with computing and problem solving skills to pursue 21st Century opportunities.  You must be registered to participate.

See here for more information.

 

CONTACT:  Kerry Cronin  978-318-3377  kcronin@concordma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library

The Girls Who Code Club meets weekly and is run by volunteer instructors for girls in grades 6-12.

Girls Who Code is a national program designed to inspire, educate, and prepare girls with computing and problem solving skills to pursue 21st Century opportunities.  You must be registered to participate.

See here for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  Kerry Cronin
  978.318.3377
  kcronin@concordma.gov

LOCATION: Main Library

Thursday May 10, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Genealogy Research for Beginners with Linda MacIver - 6 week Series (Main)

Interested in Exploring Your Family Tree? 

Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach this six-week introduction to genealogy research including: an introduction to researching your family tree, using the library’s resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors.

The first two classes are mandatory.  Attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. 

The dates for the classes are as follows: 

April 12 
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24

The six-week series is limited to 12 participants. Registration Required. 

Interested in Exploring Your Family Tree? 

Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach this six-week introduction to genealogy research including: an introduction to researching your family tree, using the library’s resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors.

The first two classes are mandatory.  Attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. 

The dates for the classes are as follows: 

April 12 
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24

The six-week series is limited to 12 participants. Registration Required. 

 
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7:00 PM
Author Talk: Elizabeth Fideler to discuss her book Margaret Pearmain Welch (Main)

         

The Friends of the Library Author Series presents Elizabeth Fideler, who will discuss her new book Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984): Proper Bostonian, Activist, Pacifist, Reformer, Preservationist on Thursday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in the library's periodical room and will be followed by a book signing. 

Elizabeth F. Fideler (EdD, Harvard University) is a Research Fellow at Boston College’s Center on Aging and Work. She is the author of Women Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job (2012) and Men Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job (2014). She is a longtime trustee of the Framingham (MA) Public Library and chairs the library’s “one book, one community” initiative.

There are 36 spaces available.

         

The Friends of the Library Author Series presents Elizabeth Fideler, who will discuss her new book Margaret Pearmain Welch (1893-1984): Proper Bostonian, Activist, Pacifist, Reformer, Preservationist on Thursday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in the library's periodical room and will be followed by a book signing. 

Elizabeth F. Fideler (EdD, Harvard University) is a Research Fellow at Boston College’s Center on Aging and Work. She is the author of Women Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job (2012) and Men Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job (2014). She is a longtime trustee of the Framingham (MA) Public Library and chairs the library’s “one book, one community” initiative.

There are 36 spaces available.

Friday May 11, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-a-long with Ed Morgan (Fowler Branch)

 

  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!

CONTACT:  Fowler Library  978-318-3350  fowler@concordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Fowler Library

 

  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!

CONTACT:
  Fowler Library
  978.318.3350
  fowler@concordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Fowler Library

Saturday May 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mindful Morning Series - Presented by Ivy Child International (Main)

Ivy Child International Presents the Mindful Morning Series. 

This intergenerational series will take place on four consecutive Saturdays from April 28th to 
May 19th at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on the Main Library Lawn. All classes will be led by certified yoga and mindfulness instructors. 
 

FREE and open to ALL AGES – no experience necessary. No Pre-Registration Required.

Bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket. 

Co-Hosted by the Concord Free Public Library. Sponsored by CHNA15.

 

 

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Ivy Child International Presents the Mindful Morning Series. 

This intergenerational series will take place on four consecutive Saturdays from April 28th to 
May 19th at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on the Main Library Lawn. All classes will be led by certified yoga and mindfulness instructors. 
 

FREE and open to ALL AGES – no experience necessary. No Pre-Registration Required.

Bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket. 

Co-Hosted by the Concord Free Public Library. Sponsored by CHNA15.

 

 

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Awesome Hummingbirds (Fowler Branch)

Awesome Hummingbirds!

Awesome Hummingbirds!

Do you want to know more about the mysterious tiny birds with exceptionally long beaks?

Discover the wonders of their superpowers, plan to attract them to your yard by making your own hummingbird feeder and nectar with us. Program for ages 8 to 13 years. This event is presented by Melani Sleder, a Concord resident and avid bird enthusiast! This event requires registration.

 

 

 
CONTACT:  Darshana Merchant  978-318-3350  fowler@concordlibrary.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Awesome Hummingbirds!

Awesome Hummingbirds!

Do you want to know more about the mysterious tiny birds with exceptionally long beaks?

Discover the wonders of their superpowers, plan to attract them to your yard by making your own hummingbird feeder and nectar with us. Program for ages 8 to 13 years. This event is presented by Melani Sleder, a Concord resident and avid bird enthusiast! This event requires registration.

 

 

 
CONTACT:
  Darshana Merchant
  978.318.3350
  fowler@concordlibrary.org

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Korean Arts and Crafts (Main Library)

Celebrate Korean Family Month with members of the Korean Cultural Society of Boston.  Make Korean traditional pressed cookies (Dah-shik) and taste (all ingredients will be specified), write calligraphy, make Jaegi (Korean game) and more.

LOCATION: Main Library

Celebrate Korean Family Month with members of the Korean Cultural Society of Boston.  Make Korean traditional pressed cookies (Dah-shik) and taste (all ingredients will be specified), write calligraphy, make Jaegi (Korean game) and more.

LOCATION: Main Library

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Korean Family Month Concert (Main Library)

Celebrate  Korean Family Month with members of the Korean Cultural Society of Boston with a concert of music, dance and song.  The concert features a three drum dance, voice and Korean art song. 

The concert starts at 7:00 p.m., but the doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for light refreshments.

This is a free event, but requires registration at www.concordlibrary.org.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.  Thank you Friends!

LOCATION: Main Library
There are 102 spaces available.

Celebrate  Korean Family Month with members of the Korean Cultural Society of Boston with a concert of music, dance and song.  The concert features a three drum dance, voice and Korean art song. 

The concert starts at 7:00 p.m., but the doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for light refreshments.

This is a free event, but requires registration at www.concordlibrary.org.  The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.  Thank you Friends!

LOCATION: Main Library

There are 102 spaces available.

Wednesday May 16, 2018
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code Club (Main Library)

The Girls Who Code Club meets weekly and is run by volunteer instructors for girls in grades 6-12.

Girls Who Code is a national program designed to inspire, educate, and prepare girls with computing and problem solving skills to pursue 21st Century opportunities.  You must be registered to participate.

See here for more information.

 

CONTACT:  Kerry Cronin  978-318-3377  kcronin@concordma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library

The Girls Who Code Club meets weekly and is run by volunteer instructors for girls in grades 6-12.

Girls Who Code is a national program designed to inspire, educate, and prepare girls with computing and problem solving skills to pursue 21st Century opportunities.  You must be registered to participate.

See here for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  Kerry Cronin
  978.318.3377
  kcronin@concordma.gov

LOCATION: Main Library

Thursday May 17, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Genealogy Research for Beginners with Linda MacIver - 6 week Series (Main)

Interested in Exploring Your Family Tree? 

Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach this six-week introduction to genealogy research including: an introduction to researching your family tree, using the library’s resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors.

The first two classes are mandatory.  Attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. 

The dates for the classes are as follows: 

April 12 
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24

This six-week series is limited to 12 participants. Registration Required. 

Interested in Exploring Your Family Tree? 

Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach this six-week introduction to genealogy research including: an introduction to researching your family tree, using the library’s resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors.

The first two classes are mandatory.  Attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. 

The dates for the classes are as follows: 

April 12 
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24

This six-week series is limited to 12 participants. Registration Required. 

Friday May 18, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-a-long with Ed Morgan (Fowler Branch)

 

  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!

CONTACT:  Fowler Library  978-318-3350  fowler@concordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Fowler Library

 

  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!

CONTACT:
  Fowler Library
  978.318.3350
  fowler@concordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Fowler Library

Saturday May 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mindful Morning Series - Presented by Ivy Child International (Main)

Ivy Child International Presents the Mindful Morning Series. 

This intergenerational series will take place on four consecutive Saturdays from April 28th to 
May 19th at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on the Main Library Lawn. All classes will be led by certified yoga and mindfulness instructors. 
 

FREE and open to ALL AGES – no experience necessary. No Pre-Registration Required.

Bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket. 

Co-Hosted by the Concord Free Public Library. Sponsored by CHNA15.

 

 

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Ivy Child International Presents the Mindful Morning Series. 

This intergenerational series will take place on four consecutive Saturdays from April 28th to 
May 19th at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on the Main Library Lawn. All classes will be led by certified yoga and mindfulness instructors. 
 

FREE and open to ALL AGES – no experience necessary. No Pre-Registration Required.

Bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket. 

Co-Hosted by the Concord Free Public Library. Sponsored by CHNA15.

 

 

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Wednesday May 23, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book-A-Mystery Discussion Group (Fowler Branch)

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

Title: A Corpse in the Koryo by James Church

 

CONTACT:  Pat Pluskal  978-318-3350  ppluskal@minlib.net
LOCATION: Fowler Library
LOCATION: Fowler Library

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

Title: A Corpse in the Koryo by James Church

 

CONTACT:  Pat Pluskal  978-318-3350  ppluskal@minlib.net
LOCATION: Fowler Library
LOCATION: Fowler Library

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Computer Class: iPhone/iPad 101 (Main)

In this free computer class staff instructor will show you how to get started with your iPhone or iPad - how to set up your Apple device and search and download Apps among other basics.  Free and open to all.  Please register.

LOCATION: Main Library
There are 6 spaces available.

In this free computer class staff instructor will show you how to get started with your iPhone or iPad - how to set up your Apple device and search and download Apps among other basics.  Free and open to all.  Please register.

LOCATION: Main Library

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code Club (Main Library)

The Girls Who Code Club meets weekly and is run by volunteer instructors for girls in grades 6-12.

Girls Who Code is a national program designed to inspire, educate, and prepare girls with computing and problem solving skills to pursue 21st Century opportunities.  You must be registered to participate.

See here for more information.

 

CONTACT:  Kerry Cronin  978-318-3377  kcronin@concordma.gov
LOCATION: Main Library

The Girls Who Code Club meets weekly and is run by volunteer instructors for girls in grades 6-12.

Girls Who Code is a national program designed to inspire, educate, and prepare girls with computing and problem solving skills to pursue 21st Century opportunities.  You must be registered to participate.

See here for more information.

 

CONTACT:
  Kerry Cronin
  978.318.3377
  kcronin@concordma.gov

LOCATION: Main Library

Thursday May 24, 2018
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Genealogy Research for Beginners with Linda MacIver - Six Week Series (Main)

Interested in Exploring Your Family Tree? 

Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach this six-week introduction to genealogy research including: an introduction to researching your family tree, using the library’s resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors.

The first two classes are mandatory.  Attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. 

The dates for the classes are as follows: 

April 12 
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24

This six-week series is limited to 12 participants. Registration Required. 

Interested in Exploring Your Family Tree? 

Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach this six-week introduction to genealogy research including: an introduction to researching your family tree, using the library’s resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors.

The first two classes are mandatory.  Attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. 

The dates for the classes are as follows: 

April 12 
April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24

This six-week series is limited to 12 participants. Registration Required. 

Saturday June 2, 2018
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Ada Shepard Exhibit Lecture Offerings: Lecture by Rev. Jenny Rankin (Main)

Ada Shepard Exhibit Lecture Offerings

Lecture by Reverend Jenny Rankin, "The Hawthornes' Italian Journey"

CFPL Rotunda

Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

LOCATION: Main Library

Ada Shepard Exhibit Lecture Offerings

Lecture by Reverend Jenny Rankin, "The Hawthornes' Italian Journey"

CFPL Rotunda

Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

LOCATION: Main Library

Monday June 4, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beede and Books (Beede Center, 498 Walden St., Concord)

The Beede Center of Concord and the Concord Free Public Library have teamed up to bring you stories and a swim.  Meet at the Beede Center lobby for a storytime at 11 am and then enjoy a swim in the Kiddie Pool until noon.  This free program is perfect for children age three years and up.

The Beede Center of Concord and the Concord Free Public Library have teamed up to bring you stories and a swim.  Meet at the Beede Center lobby for a storytime at 11 am and then enjoy a swim in the Kiddie Pool until noon.  This free program is perfect for children age three years and up.

Tuesday June 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
No picture could be more lovely: Gallery Tour (Main)

"No picture could be more lovely":  Ada Shepard with the Hawthornes in Florence, 1858

Gallery Tour

All are welcome.

See concordlibrary.org for more information.

CONTACT:    978-318-3355  conevents@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Library

"No picture could be more lovely":  Ada Shepard with the Hawthornes in Florence, 1858

Gallery Tour

All are welcome.

See concordlibrary.org for more information.

CONTACT:
  
  978.318.3355
  conevents@minlib.net

LOCATION: Main Library

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Giant Candy Land On the Library Lawn and Reading Club Registration (Main Library)

Join us for the kick off of the summer reading club at the Library and play a giant candy land game on the Library lawn. The Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie will be shown inside the Library starting at 2 pm.   Readers of all ages can register for the club at either the Main  Library or the Fowler Library.

LOCATION: Main Library

Join us for the kick off of the summer reading club at the Library and play a giant candy land game on the Library lawn. The Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie will be shown inside the Library starting at 2 pm.   Readers of all ages can register for the club at either the Main  Library or the Fowler Library.

LOCATION: Main Library

Friday June 8, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-a-long with Ed Morgan (Fowler Branch)

 

  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!

CONTACT:  Fowler Library  978-318-3350  fowler@concordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Fowler Library

 

  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!

CONTACT:
  Fowler Library
  978.318.3350
  fowler@concordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Fowler Library

Friday June 15, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-a-long with Ed Morgan (Fowler Branch)

 

  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!

CONTACT:  Fowler Library  978-318-3350  fowler@concordlibrary.org
LOCATION: Fowler Library

 

  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!

CONTACT:
  Fowler Library
  978.318.3350
  fowler@concordlibrary.org

LOCATION: Fowler Library

Friday June 22, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Toddler Singalong with Ed Morgan (Main Library)

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.

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

LOCATION: Main Library

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.

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

LOCATION: Main Library


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