Concord, MA


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Wednesday July 8, 2020 - Friday April 30, 2021
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Curbside Pickup (Main & Fowler)

Available by appointment at the Main Library and Fowler Branch Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your Curbside Pickup appointment. Or call the Main (978-318-3301) or the Fowler (978-318-3350) during the above hours. 

LOCATION: Both Locations

Available by appointment at the Main Library and Fowler Branch Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Click here to reserve your Curbside Pickup appointment. Or call the Main (978-318-3301) or the Fowler (978-318-3350) during the above hours. 

LOCATION: Both Locations

Sunday April 18, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Concord Poetry at the Library Presents Andrea Cohen and Fady Joudah

 

Join acclaimed poets Andrea Cohen and Fady Joudah reading from recent work and talking about their practice. 

Register for the Zoom Link

Andrea Cohen reads from Everything (Four Way Books, 2021) – poems that traffic in wonder and woe, in dialogue and interior speculation. Humor and gravity go hand in hand here. “A work of great and sustained attention, true intelligence, and soul,” praises Christian Wiman. Cohen’s poems and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, and elsewhere. Her other collections include Nightshade (Four Way, 2019), winner of the 2020 American Fiction Book Award for Contemporary Poetry, Unfathoming (Four Way, 2017), Furs Not Mine (Four Way, 2015), Kentucky Derby (Salmon Poetry, 2011), Long Division (Salmon Poetry, 2009), and The Cartographer's Vacation (Owl Creek Press, 1999). Cohen has received a PEN Discovery Award, Glimmer Train's Short Fiction Award, and several fellowships at The MacDowell Colony. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA.

 

Fady Joudah reads from Tethered to Stars (Milkweek Editions, 2021.) With an analytical eye and a lyrical heart, Joudah shifts deftly between the microscope, the telescope, and sometimes even the horoscope. His gaze lingers on the interior space of a lung, on a butterfly poised on a filament, on the moon temple atop Huayna Picchu, on a dismembered live oak. In each lingering, Joudah shares with readers the palimpsest of what makes us human. Joudah’s other collections include Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance (Milkweed Editions, 2018), Textu (Copper Canyon Press, 2013), Alight (Copper Canyon, 2013), and The Earth in the Attic (Yale University Press, 2008.) He has translated several collections of poetry from the Arabic and is the co-editor and co-founder of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize. He was a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2007 and has received a PEN award, a Banipal/Times Literary Supplement prize from the UK, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Houston, with his wife and kids, where he practices internal medicine. 

 

 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library in Concord, Massachusetts 

 

Join acclaimed poets Andrea Cohen and Fady Joudah reading from recent work and talking about their practice. 

Register for the Zoom Link

Andrea Cohen reads from Everything (Four Way Books, 2021) – poems that traffic in wonder and woe, in dialogue and interior speculation. Humor and gravity go hand in hand here. “A work of great and sustained attention, true intelligence, and soul,” praises Christian Wiman. Cohen’s poems and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, and elsewhere. Her other collections include Nightshade (Four Way, 2019), winner of the 2020 American Fiction Book Award for Contemporary Poetry, Unfathoming (Four Way, 2017), Furs Not Mine (Four Way, 2015), Kentucky Derby (Salmon Poetry, 2011), Long Division (Salmon Poetry, 2009), and The Cartographer's Vacation (Owl Creek Press, 1999). Cohen has received a PEN Discovery Award, Glimmer Train's Short Fiction Award, and several fellowships at The MacDowell Colony. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA.

 

Fady Joudah reads from Tethered to Stars (Milkweek Editions, 2021.) With an analytical eye and a lyrical heart, Joudah shifts deftly between the microscope, the telescope, and sometimes even the horoscope. His gaze lingers on the interior space of a lung, on a butterfly poised on a filament, on the moon temple atop Huayna Picchu, on a dismembered live oak. In each lingering, Joudah shares with readers the palimpsest of what makes us human. Joudah’s other collections include Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance (Milkweed Editions, 2018), Textu (Copper Canyon Press, 2013), Alight (Copper Canyon, 2013), and The Earth in the Attic (Yale University Press, 2008.) He has translated several collections of poetry from the Arabic and is the co-editor and co-founder of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize. He was a winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2007 and has received a PEN award, a Banipal/Times Literary Supplement prize from the UK, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Houston, with his wife and kids, where he practices internal medicine. 

 

 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library in Concord, Massachusetts 

Monday April 19, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads - 101 Picture Book Program

Every Monday, 13 year-old Concordian, Jacob reads a special story from our staff-curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! Can't make the Facebook video premiere at 10? No problem! "Jacob Reads" storytimes will be archived in a playlist, linked above. 

These readings will be posted on Facebook Premiere at 10am, and on Instagram.

The readings will also be available at: https://concordlibrary.org/kids/101-picture-books-cfpl-loves

101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! is an early literacy program to build reading skills for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.  All children ages birth to 5 years can participate in this year-round program. 

The Library has curated a list of 100 critically acclaimed, recently published picture books, many of which focus on themes of inclusion, diversity and kindness. Children are encouraged to read all 100 books before kindergarten. The 101st book is up to the child’s choice! Every time a young reader reads 33 titles and finishes a coloring sheet, they win a book prize. When a reader completes 101 books, the Library celebrates their progress by entering them into a raffle and awarding them a very special surprise!

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3359  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Both Locations
The registration period has ended.

Every Monday, 13 year-old Concordian, Jacob reads a special story from our staff-curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! Can't make the Facebook video premiere at 10? No problem! "Jacob Reads" storytimes will be archived in a playlist, linked above. 

These readings will be posted on Facebook Premiere at 10am, and on Instagram.

The readings will also be available at: https://concordlibrary.org/kids/101-picture-books-cfpl-loves

101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! is an early literacy program to build reading skills for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.  All children ages birth to 5 years can participate in this year-round program. 

The Library has curated a list of 100 critically acclaimed, recently published picture books, many of which focus on themes of inclusion, diversity and kindness. Children are encouraged to read all 100 books before kindergarten. The 101st book is up to the child’s choice! Every time a young reader reads 33 titles and finishes a coloring sheet, they win a book prize. When a reader completes 101 books, the Library celebrates their progress by entering them into a raffle and awarding them a very special surprise!

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3359
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Both Locations

The registration period has ended.

Tuesday April 20, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Nature Connection: Storytime (ages 3-6)

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Join The Nature Connection as we explore plants and animals, geek out over nature, and connect with ourselves and those around us in new ways – all through nature-based stories and poems!

April showers bring...spring peepers? 

This month we'll be celebrating springtime! What changes do you notice in the plants, animals, sights, sounds, and weather that tell you that spring is here? We'll focus on the role of water and the animals that live in it!
 
During our half hour together, we'll do some show & tell, read a story about springtime, and learn about the role water plays in the lives of some of our favorite spring plants and animals (like frogs and salamanders!). Our very special guests will be some live tadpoles!

The Nature Connection believes everyone (of all abilities and backgrounds) should have access to nature, and offers accessible and inclusive programs, incorporates mindfulness, and facilitates social connection. 

We'll explore how plants and animals respond to changes in their environment, the importance of bio-diversity and amazing resiliency of nature.

This virtual program is geared to ages 3 - 6 years old. Register below and we'll share the link!

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

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Join The Nature Connection as we explore plants and animals, geek out over nature, and connect with ourselves and those around us in new ways – all through nature-based stories and poems!

April showers bring...spring peepers? 

This month we'll be celebrating springtime! What changes do you notice in the plants, animals, sights, sounds, and weather that tell you that spring is here? We'll focus on the role of water and the animals that live in it!
 
During our half hour together, we'll do some show & tell, read a story about springtime, and learn about the role water plays in the lives of some of our favorite spring plants and animals (like frogs and salamanders!). Our very special guests will be some live tadpoles!

The Nature Connection believes everyone (of all abilities and backgrounds) should have access to nature, and offers accessible and inclusive programs, incorporates mindfulness, and facilitates social connection. 

We'll explore how plants and animals respond to changes in their environment, the importance of bio-diversity and amazing resiliency of nature.

This virtual program is geared to ages 3 - 6 years old. Register below and we'll share the link!

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writing Games, Ages 10-16

Do you love writing? Games? If so, join us for a writing RPG, a game where you can create your own characters, interact with other participants, and jump into different worlds, in order to write a collaborative story.

For tweens/teens ages 10-16

No writing experience required!

For more information, contact Madeline at mklein@minlib.net

CONTACT: Madeline Klein  978-318-3350  mklein@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are 3 spaces available.

Do you love writing? Games? If so, join us for a writing RPG, a game where you can create your own characters, interact with other participants, and jump into different worlds, in order to write a collaborative story.

For tweens/teens ages 10-16

No writing experience required!

For more information, contact Madeline at mklein@minlib.net

CONTACT:
  Madeline Klein
  978.318.3350
   mklein@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Author Talk: Leslie Wilson, author of This is the Life: The Diary of Jennie McLeod

   

 

Join Leslie Perrin Wilson, the former curator of the Special Collections at the Concord Free Public Library, for a discussion of her new book This is the Life: The Diary of Jennie McLeodThis is the Life concerns daily life in Clinton by a woman who lived in the house where Wilson now lives. Wilson started the book in 2013.

Leslie Perrin Wilson is a local historian and writer.  She majored in Latin at Wellesley College and later earned master’s degrees in library science and English.  She spent her working life managing archives and rare book collections in academic and public libraries.  For twenty-three years, she served as curator of the William Munroe Special Collections of the Concord Free Public Library, and wrote books, articles, and exhibition catalogs in that capacity.  Since her retirement in 2019, she has been exploring the history of Clinton, Massachusetts, where she lives, as well as topics related to women’s history.

Please register below for the Zoom link. 

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

   

 

Join Leslie Perrin Wilson, the former curator of the Special Collections at the Concord Free Public Library, for a discussion of her new book This is the Life: The Diary of Jennie McLeodThis is the Life concerns daily life in Clinton by a woman who lived in the house where Wilson now lives. Wilson started the book in 2013.

Leslie Perrin Wilson is a local historian and writer.  She majored in Latin at Wellesley College and later earned master’s degrees in library science and English.  She spent her working life managing archives and rare book collections in academic and public libraries.  For twenty-three years, she served as curator of the William Munroe Special Collections of the Concord Free Public Library, and wrote books, articles, and exhibition catalogs in that capacity.  Since her retirement in 2019, she has been exploring the history of Clinton, Massachusetts, where she lives, as well as topics related to women’s history.

Please register below for the Zoom link. 

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Navigating College Admissions during COVID-19

Join this free Zoom presentation to understand how COVID-19 is changing the college admissions landscape and how it will affect freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.



 

The college admissions process is undergoing significant change as many colleges have gone test-optional for this current admissions cycle and will evaluate their testing policies going forward. With the opportunity for visiting colleges curtailed, we’ll discuss how students can engage with colleges virtually to help them develop a preliminary list of colleges to consider visiting when campuses are fully open.  We will discuss the holistic review process and focus on the greater consideration admissions officers will give to extracurricular activities as they will have fewer data points to rely on due to the disruptions from COVID-19.  This program covers how admissions officers are handling the current situation and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission. We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and an opportunity to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers, especially due to the effects from the pandemic, are placing a great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others during these challenging times. The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC

Register in advance to receive the Zoom link.

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  9783183358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Join this free Zoom presentation to understand how COVID-19 is changing the college admissions landscape and how it will affect freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.



 

The college admissions process is undergoing significant change as many colleges have gone test-optional for this current admissions cycle and will evaluate their testing policies going forward. With the opportunity for visiting colleges curtailed, we’ll discuss how students can engage with colleges virtually to help them develop a preliminary list of colleges to consider visiting when campuses are fully open.  We will discuss the holistic review process and focus on the greater consideration admissions officers will give to extracurricular activities as they will have fewer data points to rely on due to the disruptions from COVID-19.  This program covers how admissions officers are handling the current situation and how students can position themselves to develop a compelling narrative to increase their chances for admission. We will also discuss the importance of community service, how it can provide an opportunity for personal growth and an opportunity to showcase a student’s character. Admissions officers, especially due to the effects from the pandemic, are placing a great emphasis on a student’s character and how the student has been able to give back and help others during these challenging times. The presentation will be led by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC

Register in advance to receive the Zoom link.

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  9783183358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday April 21, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time with Royce on Zoom

Join us on Zoom for some short stories, songs, & rhymes!

This is a great way to build early literacy skills.

This program is geared for pre-schoolers, but all ages are welcome to join.

Register to receive Zoom link.

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Join us on Zoom for some short stories, songs, & rhymes!

This is a great way to build early literacy skills.

This program is geared for pre-schoolers, but all ages are welcome to join.

Register to receive Zoom link.

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book A Mystery Book Discussion Online

Love a good mystery? All are welcome to join the book group discussion via Zoom. April's title is Who Slays the Wicked by C.S.Harris. Print copies of the title are available at the Fowler Branch for pickup. An eBook of the title can be requested via OverDrive. Register below for Zoom link.

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Love a good mystery? All are welcome to join the book group discussion via Zoom. April's title is Who Slays the Wicked by C.S.Harris. Print copies of the title are available at the Fowler Branch for pickup. An eBook of the title can be requested via OverDrive. Register below for Zoom link.

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Writing Studio

Welcome to the VIRTUAL WRITING STUDIO
 

Open to individuals grades 3-8, or older or younger, based on request.

Join resident poet and Children's Library Assistant Cary Stough for a writing-themed mid-day break.

Collaborative poems, hilarious and engaging POWERPOINT presentations, etc.

No writing experience required.

Register for Zoom link!

CONTACT: Cary Stough  (978) 318-3300  cmstough@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

Welcome to the VIRTUAL WRITING STUDIO
 

Open to individuals grades 3-8, or older or younger, based on request.

Join resident poet and Children's Library Assistant Cary Stough for a writing-themed mid-day break.

Collaborative poems, hilarious and engaging POWERPOINT presentations, etc.

No writing experience required.

Register for Zoom link!

CONTACT:
  Cary Stough
  (978) 318.3300
   cmstough@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nature Connection: Explorations (ages 6-10)

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Join The Nature Connection as we explore plants and animals, geek out over nature, and connect with ourselves and those around us in new ways – all through nature-based stories and poems!

 

April showers bring...spring peepers? 

This month we'll be celebrating springtime! What changes do you notice in the plants, animals, sights, sounds, and weather that tell you that spring is here? We'll focus on the role of water and the animals that live in it!
 
During our half hour together, we'll do some show & tell, read a story about springtime, and learn about the role water plays in the lives of some of our favorite spring plants and animals (like frogs and salamanders!). Our very special guests will be some live tadpoles!
 

The Nature Connection believes everyone (of all abilities and backgrounds) should have access to nature, and offers accessible and inclusive programs, incorporates mindfulness, and facilitates social connection. 

We'll explore how plants and animals respond to changes in their environment, the importance of bio-diversity and amazing resiliency of nature.

This virtual program is geared to ages 6 - 10 years old. Register and we'll share the link to join the program.

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

.       

Join The Nature Connection as we explore plants and animals, geek out over nature, and connect with ourselves and those around us in new ways – all through nature-based stories and poems!

 

April showers bring...spring peepers? 

This month we'll be celebrating springtime! What changes do you notice in the plants, animals, sights, sounds, and weather that tell you that spring is here? We'll focus on the role of water and the animals that live in it!
 
During our half hour together, we'll do some show & tell, read a story about springtime, and learn about the role water plays in the lives of some of our favorite spring plants and animals (like frogs and salamanders!). Our very special guests will be some live tadpoles!
 

The Nature Connection believes everyone (of all abilities and backgrounds) should have access to nature, and offers accessible and inclusive programs, incorporates mindfulness, and facilitates social connection. 

We'll explore how plants and animals respond to changes in their environment, the importance of bio-diversity and amazing resiliency of nature.

This virtual program is geared to ages 6 - 10 years old. Register and we'll share the link to join the program.

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code Club

Registration is filled. Sorry -- we cannot accept any more girls at this point.

Girls Who Code (GWC) is a non-profit organization that encourages more girls to close the gender gap in the computer science field.

Girls in grades 6-12 will learn to code along with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. Learn to code animations, games, and websites.  

Girls Who Code Club is a 2-hour, weekly commitment from October through May. Started in 2012 with the single mission to close the gender gap in technology, 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.

 

Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online

Registration is filled. Sorry -- we cannot accept any more girls at this point.

Girls Who Code (GWC) is a non-profit organization that encourages more girls to close the gender gap in the computer science field.

Girls in grades 6-12 will learn to code along with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. Learn to code animations, games, and websites.  

Girls Who Code Club is a 2-hour, weekly commitment from October through May. Started in 2012 with the single mission to close the gender gap in technology, 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.

 

Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online


 
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7:00 PM
Films at Fowler Extra Added Attractions for April

The Second film in April will be the 2016 New Zealand film "Hunt for the Wilderpeople," by writer/director Taika Waititi and starring Sam Neill. The discussion date for this film will be Wednesday April 21 at 7 p.m. Please watch the film first on Kanopy before the discussion session. Winner of six New Zealand Film Awards and multiple Audience Awards at film festivals, "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is a comedy that tells the story of a rebellious young boy who is placed with foster parents, and who ultimately goes on the lam in the New Zealand bush while authorities search for him. Taika Waititi is a fast-rising star in world cinema. His vampire comedy "What We Do in the Shadows" or his recent success "Jojo Rabbit," for which he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, show his immense talent for comedy with an emotional core.

To register for the discussion and receive a Zoom link, send an email to randall.warniers@gmail.com.

This discussion is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. 

LOCATION: Online

The Second film in April will be the 2016 New Zealand film "Hunt for the Wilderpeople," by writer/director Taika Waititi and starring Sam Neill. The discussion date for this film will be Wednesday April 21 at 7 p.m. Please watch the film first on Kanopy before the discussion session. Winner of six New Zealand Film Awards and multiple Audience Awards at film festivals, "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is a comedy that tells the story of a rebellious young boy who is placed with foster parents, and who ultimately goes on the lam in the New Zealand bush while authorities search for him. Taika Waititi is a fast-rising star in world cinema. His vampire comedy "What We Do in the Shadows" or his recent success "Jojo Rabbit," for which he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, show his immense talent for comedy with an emotional core.

To register for the discussion and receive a Zoom link, send an email to randall.warniers@gmail.com.

This discussion is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. 

LOCATION: Online

Thursday April 22, 2021
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday Morning Meditation

Thursday Mornings in March: Join Be Well Be Here on Thursdays for a 30-minute morning meditation practice with the CFPL, and start your day with a moment of ease. Discover mindful tools that center the body, settle the mind, and open the door to wellbeing.

Every Thursday from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Please register below for the Zoom link.  

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Thursday Mornings in March: Join Be Well Be Here on Thursdays for a 30-minute morning meditation practice with the CFPL, and start your day with a moment of ease. Discover mindful tools that center the body, settle the mind, and open the door to wellbeing.

Every Thursday from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Please register below for the Zoom link.  

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time from Fowler on Zoom, Ages 5 and under

Join Branch Librarian Dorrie for stories, songs, and rhymes. Please register to receive the Zoom link. The same link will work weekly.

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Join Branch Librarian Dorrie for stories, songs, and rhymes. Please register to receive the Zoom link. The same link will work weekly.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Sustainability Plan Community Launch Event

Please note - this event has been rescheduled to May 3rd from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. 

Join the Corporation's Sustainability Committee to discuss the Library's draft sustainability plan. 

Register for the Zoom link

LOCATION: Online

Please note - this event has been rescheduled to May 3rd from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. 

Join the Corporation's Sustainability Committee to discuss the Library's draft sustainability plan. 

Register for the Zoom link

LOCATION: Online

Friday April 23, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Concord Puppet Theater

Join Royce and Cary for a monthly puppet show via Zoom! We'll have songs, stories...as well as general puppet-y silliness. Stay tuned for puppet take-and-make crafts. Register today and receive the Zoom link for all subsequent programs.

CONTACT: Cary Stough  cmstough@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

Join Royce and Cary for a monthly puppet show via Zoom! We'll have songs, stories...as well as general puppet-y silliness. Stay tuned for puppet take-and-make crafts. Register today and receive the Zoom link for all subsequent programs.

CONTACT:
  Cary Stough
  
   cmstough@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Take & Make Craft Together TIme

Hey Kids - Feeling crafty? Let's make this week's Take and Make craft kits together!

Pick up a free craft kit at curbside pick up, and join us on Zoom. We'll do the craft together and enjoy a story. 

Register and we'll share with you the Zoom link.

New kits available at the start of each week, while supplies last.

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3359  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Hey Kids - Feeling crafty? Let's make this week's Take and Make craft kits together!

Pick up a free craft kit at curbside pick up, and join us on Zoom. We'll do the craft together and enjoy a story. 

Register and we'll share with you the Zoom link.

New kits available at the start of each week, while supplies last.

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3359
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Among Us, Ages 10-14

Join friends, impostors, and the like over Zoom, and play the very popular, freely downloadable game Among Us. Ages 10-14. Register to receive the Zoom link (the same link will work weekly).

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  9789183350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are 23 spaces available.

Join friends, impostors, and the like over Zoom, and play the very popular, freely downloadable game Among Us. Ages 10-14. Register to receive the Zoom link (the same link will work weekly).

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  9789183350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are 23 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monthly Family Trivia


 

Join Host-extraordinaire Cary Stough for Family trivia: crazy fun categories, prizes. JOKES galore! 

 

via Zoom and Kahoot. 

CONTACT: Cary Stough  318-3358  cmstough@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.


 

Join Host-extraordinaire Cary Stough for Family trivia: crazy fun categories, prizes. JOKES galore! 

 

via Zoom and Kahoot. 

CONTACT:
  Cary Stough
  318.3358
   cmstough@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Saturday April 24, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
WRITE CONCORD! Haiku and Juxtaposition with Brad Bennett
 
WRITE CONCORD!
The Concord Collaborative Writing Group
 
Get ready to WRITE CONCORD! Be Well Be Here, CCACE, the Concord Festival of Authors and the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present a town-wide collaborative literary series to build a connected community of local writers. Be part of these FREE monthly online writing group meetings in which we:

- share conversation about literary life

- experiment with unique writing exercises

- discover practical tips that inspire creativity

- feel encouraged to keep writing!

 
 
Haiku are small but powerful poems that originated in Japan over 400 years ago. Many of us were taught that a haiku is a three-line poem with 5, 7, and 5 syllables in the lines, but this short poem is capable of so much more than that. Most contemporary English-language haiku poets do not count syllables. Instead, they try to capture moments of wonder in simple and direct words, leaving space for meaning to arise. The way of haiku is the way of close observation, celebrating the extraordinary in the ordinary, and practicing gratitude. An antidote to our 21st Century rushed life-style, haiku help us slow down, breathe, and be mindful. One essential technique in haiku is the juxtaposition of sensory experiences. Join award-winning haiku poet Brad Bennett for a look at juxtaposition in haiku and an opportunity to your hand at some haiku writing prompts.
 
 
 
 
WRITE CONCORD!
The Concord Collaborative Writing Group
 
Get ready to WRITE CONCORD! Be Well Be Here, CCACE, the Concord Festival of Authors and the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present a town-wide collaborative literary series to build a connected community of local writers. Be part of these FREE monthly online writing group meetings in which we:

- share conversation about literary life

- experiment with unique writing exercises

- discover practical tips that inspire creativity

- feel encouraged to keep writing!

 
 
Haiku are small but powerful poems that originated in Japan over 400 years ago. Many of us were taught that a haiku is a three-line poem with 5, 7, and 5 syllables in the lines, but this short poem is capable of so much more than that. Most contemporary English-language haiku poets do not count syllables. Instead, they try to capture moments of wonder in simple and direct words, leaving space for meaning to arise. The way of haiku is the way of close observation, celebrating the extraordinary in the ordinary, and practicing gratitude. An antidote to our 21st Century rushed life-style, haiku help us slow down, breathe, and be mindful. One essential technique in haiku is the juxtaposition of sensory experiences. Join award-winning haiku poet Brad Bennett for a look at juxtaposition in haiku and an opportunity to your hand at some haiku writing prompts.
 
 
 
Sunday April 25, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Two Esteemed Musicians Will Perform and Answer Q&A

A rare treat unites musicians for a program and live Q&A; music lovers will enjoy the upcoming collaboration between the Concord Chamber Music Society and the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.

On Sunday, April 25 at 3 p.m., the Friends of the CFPL and the Concord Chamber Music Society (CCMS) will present a video with Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist and CCMS Founder Wendy Putnam and renowned pianist and composer Yehudi Wyner in a series of brief performances, which will be followed by a “live” question-and-answer session with the two musicians.

The program is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

In an interview with the two musicians, Putnam said, “I love these pieces. They’re so personal. It’s a privilege to play them in front of you.”

The musical segments range from three to 15 minutes each. The hour-long performance includes music composed by Wyner, drawing on his career from 1961 to 2000, a piece by African American composer Florence Price, once a student at the New England Conservatory, and Schubert’s Sonatina No. 1.

Wyner was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for his “mesmerizing” piano concerto, “Chiavi in Mano,” (Italian for “keys in the hand”), which was commissioned and premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

A reviewer from the Public Broadcasting System called Putnam and Wyner “an ideally suited team - unshowy but full-hearted players” who hold each other in high regard.

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

A rare treat unites musicians for a program and live Q&A; music lovers will enjoy the upcoming collaboration between the Concord Chamber Music Society and the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.

On Sunday, April 25 at 3 p.m., the Friends of the CFPL and the Concord Chamber Music Society (CCMS) will present a video with Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist and CCMS Founder Wendy Putnam and renowned pianist and composer Yehudi Wyner in a series of brief performances, which will be followed by a “live” question-and-answer session with the two musicians.

The program is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

In an interview with the two musicians, Putnam said, “I love these pieces. They’re so personal. It’s a privilege to play them in front of you.”

The musical segments range from three to 15 minutes each. The hour-long performance includes music composed by Wyner, drawing on his career from 1961 to 2000, a piece by African American composer Florence Price, once a student at the New England Conservatory, and Schubert’s Sonatina No. 1.

Wyner was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for his “mesmerizing” piano concerto, “Chiavi in Mano,” (Italian for “keys in the hand”), which was commissioned and premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

A reviewer from the Public Broadcasting System called Putnam and Wyner “an ideally suited team - unshowy but full-hearted players” who hold each other in high regard.

CONTACT:
  Barbara Gugluizza
  978.318.3365
   bgugluizza@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

Monday April 26, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads - 101 Picture Book Program

Every Monday, 13 year-old Concordian, Jacob reads a special story from our staff-curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! Can't make the Facebook video premiere at 10? No problem! "Jacob Reads" storytimes will be archived in a playlist, linked above. 

These readings will be posted on Facebook Premiere at 10am, and on Instagram.

The readings will also be available at: https://concordlibrary.org/kids/101-picture-books-cfpl-loves

101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! is an early literacy program to build reading skills for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.  All children ages birth to 5 years can participate in this year-round program. 

The Library has curated a list of 100 critically acclaimed, recently published picture books, many of which focus on themes of inclusion, diversity and kindness. Children are encouraged to read all 100 books before kindergarten. The 101st book is up to the child’s choice! Every time a young reader reads 33 titles and finishes a coloring sheet, they win a book prize. When a reader completes 101 books, the Library celebrates their progress by entering them into a raffle and awarding them a very special surprise!

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3359  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Both Locations
The registration period has ended.

Every Monday, 13 year-old Concordian, Jacob reads a special story from our staff-curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! Can't make the Facebook video premiere at 10? No problem! "Jacob Reads" storytimes will be archived in a playlist, linked above. 

These readings will be posted on Facebook Premiere at 10am, and on Instagram.

The readings will also be available at: https://concordlibrary.org/kids/101-picture-books-cfpl-loves

101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! is an early literacy program to build reading skills for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.  All children ages birth to 5 years can participate in this year-round program. 

The Library has curated a list of 100 critically acclaimed, recently published picture books, many of which focus on themes of inclusion, diversity and kindness. Children are encouraged to read all 100 books before kindergarten. The 101st book is up to the child’s choice! Every time a young reader reads 33 titles and finishes a coloring sheet, they win a book prize. When a reader completes 101 books, the Library celebrates their progress by entering them into a raffle and awarding them a very special surprise!

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3359
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Both Locations

The registration period has ended.

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PJ Storytime, Ages 5 and under

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link or email Dorrie at dkarlin@minlib.net.

CONTACT: Dorrie  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link or email Dorrie at dkarlin@minlib.net.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday April 27, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writing Games, Ages 10-16

Do you love writing? Games? If so, join us for a writing RPG, a game where you can create your own characters, interact with other participants, and jump into different worlds, in order to write a collaborative story.

For tweens/teens ages 10-16

No writing experience required!

For more information, contact Madeline at mklein@minlib.net

CONTACT: Madeline Klein  978-318-3350  mklein@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are 3 spaces available.

Do you love writing? Games? If so, join us for a writing RPG, a game where you can create your own characters, interact with other participants, and jump into different worlds, in order to write a collaborative story.

For tweens/teens ages 10-16

No writing experience required!

For more information, contact Madeline at mklein@minlib.net

CONTACT:
  Madeline Klein
  978.318.3350
   mklein@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Kids Cook! - French Toast

Wellness coach Julie Manning will lead kids in a microwave cooking class and teach you to make delicious french toast! 

Kids of all ages are welcome, but younger ones will need a grown-up's assistance.

The virtual cooking program will be held on Zoom. Ingredient list will be shared with all participants before the program.

This cooking program happens on the last Tuesday of each month at 5 pm. Sign up for any or all workshops! 

 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library - thank you, Friends!https://concordlibrary.org/images/made/uploads/teaser/img/FCFPL_Green_logo_138_133_s.png

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Wellness coach Julie Manning will lead kids in a microwave cooking class and teach you to make delicious french toast! 

Kids of all ages are welcome, but younger ones will need a grown-up's assistance.

The virtual cooking program will be held on Zoom. Ingredient list will be shared with all participants before the program.

This cooking program happens on the last Tuesday of each month at 5 pm. Sign up for any or all workshops! 

 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library - thank you, Friends!https://concordlibrary.org/images/made/uploads/teaser/img/FCFPL_Green_logo_138_133_s.png

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday April 28, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Virtual Family Concert - Rockabye Beats

Rockabye Beats is a fun, family group whose music is reminiscent of founder’s Marcos Valles’s Puerto Rico. 

Join us the last Wednesday of each month at 10 am. Register below and we'll share the Zoom link.
 
Enjoy an interactive 30 minute concert that includes movement, dancing, counting, singing, a little bit of Spanish vocabulary. We'll also have an instrument show and tell with drums, guitar, rhythm instruments, and xylophone.  
 
Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library - thank you, Friends!
CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Rockabye Beats is a fun, family group whose music is reminiscent of founder’s Marcos Valles’s Puerto Rico. 

Join us the last Wednesday of each month at 10 am. Register below and we'll share the Zoom link.
 
Enjoy an interactive 30 minute concert that includes movement, dancing, counting, singing, a little bit of Spanish vocabulary. We'll also have an instrument show and tell with drums, guitar, rhythm instruments, and xylophone.  
 
Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library - thank you, Friends!
CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code Club

Registration is filled. Sorry -- we cannot accept any more girls at this point.

Girls Who Code (GWC) is a non-profit organization that encourages more girls to close the gender gap in the computer science field.

Girls in grades 6-12 will learn to code along with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. Learn to code animations, games, and websites.  

Girls Who Code Club is a 2-hour, weekly commitment from October through May. Started in 2012 with the single mission to close the gender gap in technology, 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.

 

Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online

Registration is filled. Sorry -- we cannot accept any more girls at this point.

Girls Who Code (GWC) is a non-profit organization that encourages more girls to close the gender gap in the computer science field.

Girls in grades 6-12 will learn to code along with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. Learn to code animations, games, and websites.  

Girls Who Code Club is a 2-hour, weekly commitment from October through May. Started in 2012 with the single mission to close the gender gap in technology, 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.

 

Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online


Thursday April 29, 2021
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday Morning Meditation

Thursday Mornings in March: Join Be Well Be Here on Thursdays for a 30-minute morning meditation practice with the CFPL, and start your day with a moment of ease. Discover mindful tools that center the body, settle the mind, and open the door to wellbeing.

Every Thursday from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Please register below for the Zoom link.  

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Thursday Mornings in March: Join Be Well Be Here on Thursdays for a 30-minute morning meditation practice with the CFPL, and start your day with a moment of ease. Discover mindful tools that center the body, settle the mind, and open the door to wellbeing.

Every Thursday from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Please register below for the Zoom link.  

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time from Fowler on Zoom, Ages 5 and under

Join Branch Librarian Dorrie for stories, songs, and rhymes. Please register to receive the Zoom link. The same link will work weekly.

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Join Branch Librarian Dorrie for stories, songs, and rhymes. Please register to receive the Zoom link. The same link will work weekly.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Friday April 30, 2021
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Take & Make Craft Together TIme

Hey Kids - Feeling crafty? Let's make this week's Take and Make craft kits together!

Pick up a free craft kit at curbside pick up, and join us on Zoom. We'll do the craft together and enjoy a story. 

Register and we'll share with you the Zoom link.

New kits available at the start of each week, while supplies last.

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3359  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Hey Kids - Feeling crafty? Let's make this week's Take and Make craft kits together!

Pick up a free craft kit at curbside pick up, and join us on Zoom. We'll do the craft together and enjoy a story. 

Register and we'll share with you the Zoom link.

New kits available at the start of each week, while supplies last.

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3359
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Among Us, Ages 10-14

Join friends, impostors, and the like over Zoom, and play the very popular, freely downloadable game Among Us. Ages 10-14. Register to receive the Zoom link (the same link will work weekly).

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  9789183350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are 24 spaces available.

Join friends, impostors, and the like over Zoom, and play the very popular, freely downloadable game Among Us. Ages 10-14. Register to receive the Zoom link (the same link will work weekly).

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  9789183350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are 24 spaces available.

Monday May 3, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads - 101 Picture Book Program

Every Monday, 13 year-old Concordian, Jacob reads a special story from our staff-curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! Can't make the Facebook video premiere at 10? No problem! "Jacob Reads" storytimes will be archived in a playlist, linked above. 

These readings will be posted on Facebook Premiere at 10am, and on Instagram.

The readings will also be available at: https://concordlibrary.org/kids/101-picture-books-cfpl-loves

101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! is an early literacy program to build reading skills for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.  All children ages birth to 5 years can participate in this year-round program. 

The Library has curated a list of 100 critically acclaimed, recently published picture books, many of which focus on themes of inclusion, diversity and kindness. Children are encouraged to read all 100 books before kindergarten. The 101st book is up to the child’s choice! Every time a young reader reads 33 titles and finishes a coloring sheet, they win a book prize. When a reader completes 101 books, the Library celebrates their progress by entering them into a raffle and awarding them a very special surprise!

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3359  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Both Locations
The registration period has ended.

Every Monday, 13 year-old Concordian, Jacob reads a special story from our staff-curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! Can't make the Facebook video premiere at 10? No problem! "Jacob Reads" storytimes will be archived in a playlist, linked above. 

These readings will be posted on Facebook Premiere at 10am, and on Instagram.

The readings will also be available at: https://concordlibrary.org/kids/101-picture-books-cfpl-loves

101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! is an early literacy program to build reading skills for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.  All children ages birth to 5 years can participate in this year-round program. 

The Library has curated a list of 100 critically acclaimed, recently published picture books, many of which focus on themes of inclusion, diversity and kindness. Children are encouraged to read all 100 books before kindergarten. The 101st book is up to the child’s choice! Every time a young reader reads 33 titles and finishes a coloring sheet, they win a book prize. When a reader completes 101 books, the Library celebrates their progress by entering them into a raffle and awarding them a very special surprise!

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3359
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Both Locations

The registration period has ended.

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PJ Storytime, Ages 5 and under

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link or email Dorrie at dkarlin@minlib.net.

CONTACT: Dorrie  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link or email Dorrie at dkarlin@minlib.net.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sustainability Plan Community Launch Event

Join the Corporation's Sustainability Committee to discuss the Library's draft sustainability plan. 

(Rescheduled from April 22nd)

Register for the Zoom link.

 

LOCATION: Online

Join the Corporation's Sustainability Committee to discuss the Library's draft sustainability plan. 

(Rescheduled from April 22nd)

Register for the Zoom link.

 

LOCATION: Online

Tuesday May 4, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writing Games, Ages 10-16

Do you love writing? Games? If so, join us for a writing RPG, a game where you can create your own characters, interact with other participants, and jump into different worlds, in order to write a collaborative story.

For tweens/teens ages 10-16

No writing experience required!

For more information, contact Madeline at mklein@minlib.net

CONTACT: Madeline Klein  978-318-3350  mklein@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are 3 spaces available.

Do you love writing? Games? If so, join us for a writing RPG, a game where you can create your own characters, interact with other participants, and jump into different worlds, in order to write a collaborative story.

For tweens/teens ages 10-16

No writing experience required!

For more information, contact Madeline at mklein@minlib.net

CONTACT:
  Madeline Klein
  978.318.3350
   mklein@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are 3 spaces available.

Wednesday May 5, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time with Royce on Zoom

Join us on Zoom for some short stories, songs, & rhymes!

This is a great way to build early literacy skills.

This program is geared for pre-schoolers, but all ages are welcome to join.

Register to receive Zoom link.

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online

Join us on Zoom for some short stories, songs, & rhymes!

This is a great way to build early literacy skills.

This program is geared for pre-schoolers, but all ages are welcome to join.

Register to receive Zoom link.

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Writing Studio

Welcome to the VIRTUAL WRITING STUDIO
 

Open to individuals grades 3-8, or older or younger, based on request.

Join resident poet and Children's Library Assistant Cary Stough for a writing-themed mid-day break.

Collaborative poems, hilarious and engaging POWERPOINT presentations, etc.

No writing experience required.

Register for Zoom link!

CONTACT: Cary Stough  (978) 318-3300  cmstough@minlib.net

Welcome to the VIRTUAL WRITING STUDIO
 

Open to individuals grades 3-8, or older or younger, based on request.

Join resident poet and Children's Library Assistant Cary Stough for a writing-themed mid-day break.

Collaborative poems, hilarious and engaging POWERPOINT presentations, etc.

No writing experience required.

Register for Zoom link!

CONTACT:
  Cary Stough
  (978) 318.3300
   cmstough@minlib.net

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code Club

Registration is filled. Sorry -- we cannot accept any more girls at this point.

Girls Who Code (GWC) is a non-profit organization that encourages more girls to close the gender gap in the computer science field.

Girls in grades 6-12 will learn to code along with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. Learn to code animations, games, and websites.  

Girls Who Code Club is a 2-hour, weekly commitment from October through May. Started in 2012 with the single mission to close the gender gap in technology, 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.

 

Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online

Registration is filled. Sorry -- we cannot accept any more girls at this point.

Girls Who Code (GWC) is a non-profit organization that encourages more girls to close the gender gap in the computer science field.

Girls in grades 6-12 will learn to code along with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. Learn to code animations, games, and websites.  

Girls Who Code Club is a 2-hour, weekly commitment from October through May. Started in 2012 with the single mission to close the gender gap in technology, 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.

 

Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online


Thursday May 6, 2021
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday Morning Meditation

Thursday Mornings in March: Join Be Well Be Here on Thursdays for a 30-minute morning meditation practice with the CFPL, and start your day with a moment of ease. Discover mindful tools that center the body, settle the mind, and open the door to wellbeing.

Every Thursday from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Please register below for the Zoom link.  

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Thursday Mornings in March: Join Be Well Be Here on Thursdays for a 30-minute morning meditation practice with the CFPL, and start your day with a moment of ease. Discover mindful tools that center the body, settle the mind, and open the door to wellbeing.

Every Thursday from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Please register below for the Zoom link.  

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time from Fowler on Zoom, Ages 5 and under

Join Branch Librarian Dorrie for stories, songs, and rhymes. Please register to receive the Zoom link. The same link will work weekly.

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Join Branch Librarian Dorrie for stories, songs, and rhymes. Please register to receive the Zoom link. The same link will work weekly.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Friday May 7, 2021
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Take & Make Craft Together TIme

Hey Kids - Feeling crafty? Let's make this week's Take and Make craft kits together!

Pick up a free craft kit at curbside pick up, and join us on Zoom. We'll do the craft together and enjoy a story. 

Register and we'll share with you the Zoom link.

New kits available at the start of each week, while supplies last.

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3359  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online

Hey Kids - Feeling crafty? Let's make this week's Take and Make craft kits together!

Pick up a free craft kit at curbside pick up, and join us on Zoom. We'll do the craft together and enjoy a story. 

Register and we'll share with you the Zoom link.

New kits available at the start of each week, while supplies last.

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3359
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

Sunday May 9, 2021
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3:00 PM
Piano Recital with Tanya Bartevyan
The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present a piano recital by Tanya Bartevyan.
Live-streamed on YouTube and followed by an audience discussion with Tanya via Zoom.
Sunday, May 9, 2021, at 3 pm EDT.
 
The program will include works of Schubert and Chopin, and an improvisation on an Armenian song.
 
YouTube and Zoom registration links will be posted soon.
 
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Concord Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
 
      
LOCATION: Online
The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present a piano recital by Tanya Bartevyan.
Live-streamed on YouTube and followed by an audience discussion with Tanya via Zoom.
Sunday, May 9, 2021, at 3 pm EDT.
 
The program will include works of Schubert and Chopin, and an improvisation on an Armenian song.
 
YouTube and Zoom registration links will be posted soon.
 
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Concord Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
 
      
LOCATION: Online

Monday May 10, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads - 101 Picture Book Program

Every Monday, 13 year-old Concordian, Jacob reads a special story from our staff-curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! Can't make the Facebook video premiere at 10? No problem! "Jacob Reads" storytimes will be archived in a playlist, linked above. 

These readings will be posted on Facebook Premiere at 10am, and on Instagram.

The readings will also be available at: https://concordlibrary.org/kids/101-picture-books-cfpl-loves

101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! is an early literacy program to build reading skills for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.  All children ages birth to 5 years can participate in this year-round program. 

The Library has curated a list of 100 critically acclaimed, recently published picture books, many of which focus on themes of inclusion, diversity and kindness. Children are encouraged to read all 100 books before kindergarten. The 101st book is up to the child’s choice! Every time a young reader reads 33 titles and finishes a coloring sheet, they win a book prize. When a reader completes 101 books, the Library celebrates their progress by entering them into a raffle and awarding them a very special surprise!

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3359  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Both Locations
The registration period has ended.

Every Monday, 13 year-old Concordian, Jacob reads a special story from our staff-curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! Can't make the Facebook video premiere at 10? No problem! "Jacob Reads" storytimes will be archived in a playlist, linked above. 

These readings will be posted on Facebook Premiere at 10am, and on Instagram.

The readings will also be available at: https://concordlibrary.org/kids/101-picture-books-cfpl-loves

101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! is an early literacy program to build reading skills for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.  All children ages birth to 5 years can participate in this year-round program. 

The Library has curated a list of 100 critically acclaimed, recently published picture books, many of which focus on themes of inclusion, diversity and kindness. Children are encouraged to read all 100 books before kindergarten. The 101st book is up to the child’s choice! Every time a young reader reads 33 titles and finishes a coloring sheet, they win a book prize. When a reader completes 101 books, the Library celebrates their progress by entering them into a raffle and awarding them a very special surprise!

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3359
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Both Locations

The registration period has ended.

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PJ Storytime, Ages 5 and under

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link or email Dorrie at dkarlin@minlib.net.

CONTACT: Dorrie  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link or email Dorrie at dkarlin@minlib.net.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday May 11, 2021
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writing Games, Ages 10-16

Do you love writing? Games? If so, join us for a writing RPG, a game where you can create your own characters, interact with other participants, and jump into different worlds, in order to write a collaborative story.

For tweens/teens ages 10-16

No writing experience required!

For more information, contact Madeline at mklein@minlib.net

CONTACT: Madeline Klein  978-318-3350  mklein@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are 3 spaces available.

Do you love writing? Games? If so, join us for a writing RPG, a game where you can create your own characters, interact with other participants, and jump into different worlds, in order to write a collaborative story.

For tweens/teens ages 10-16

No writing experience required!

For more information, contact Madeline at mklein@minlib.net

CONTACT:
  Madeline Klein
  978.318.3350
   mklein@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are 3 spaces available.

Wednesday May 12, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time with Royce on Zoom

Join us on Zoom for some short stories, songs, & rhymes!

This is a great way to build early literacy skills.

This program is geared for pre-schoolers, but all ages are welcome to join.

Register to receive Zoom link.

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online

Join us on Zoom for some short stories, songs, & rhymes!

This is a great way to build early literacy skills.

This program is geared for pre-schoolers, but all ages are welcome to join.

Register to receive Zoom link.

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online


 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code Club

Registration is filled. Sorry -- we cannot accept any more girls at this point.

Girls Who Code (GWC) is a non-profit organization that encourages more girls to close the gender gap in the computer science field.

Girls in grades 6-12 will learn to code along with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. Learn to code animations, games, and websites.  

Girls Who Code Club is a 2-hour, weekly commitment from October through May. Started in 2012 with the single mission to close the gender gap in technology, 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.

 

Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online

Registration is filled. Sorry -- we cannot accept any more girls at this point.

Girls Who Code (GWC) is a non-profit organization that encourages more girls to close the gender gap in the computer science field.

Girls in grades 6-12 will learn to code along with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. Learn to code animations, games, and websites.  

Girls Who Code Club is a 2-hour, weekly commitment from October through May. Started in 2012 with the single mission to close the gender gap in technology, 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.

 

Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online


Thursday May 13, 2021
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday Morning Meditation

Thursday Mornings in March: Join Be Well Be Here on Thursdays for a 30-minute morning meditation practice with the CFPL, and start your day with a moment of ease. Discover mindful tools that center the body, settle the mind, and open the door to wellbeing.

Every Thursday from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Please register below for the Zoom link.  

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Thursday Mornings in March: Join Be Well Be Here on Thursdays for a 30-minute morning meditation practice with the CFPL, and start your day with a moment of ease. Discover mindful tools that center the body, settle the mind, and open the door to wellbeing.

Every Thursday from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Please register below for the Zoom link.  

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time from Fowler on Zoom, Ages 5 and under

Join Branch Librarian Dorrie for stories, songs, and rhymes. Please register to receive the Zoom link. The same link will work weekly.

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Join Branch Librarian Dorrie for stories, songs, and rhymes. Please register to receive the Zoom link. The same link will work weekly.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Read to Luna the dog online

 

Read to Luna the Dog on Zoom

Did you know that reading to dogs boosts reading skills & emotional & social skills for children? Read to a good listener who loves stories! 

This event is for children ages 5+.

Register for your own individual session, which is 15 minutes long, and we'll share the Zoom link information. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
CONTACT: Royce McGrath  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are 3 spaces available.

 

Read to Luna the Dog on Zoom

Did you know that reading to dogs boosts reading skills & emotional & social skills for children? Read to a good listener who loves stories! 

This event is for children ages 5+.

Register for your own individual session, which is 15 minutes long, and we'll share the Zoom link information. 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are 3 spaces available.

Friday May 14, 2021
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Take & Make Craft Together TIme

Hey Kids - Feeling crafty? Let's make this week's Take and Make craft kits together!

Pick up a free craft kit at curbside pick up, and join us on Zoom. We'll do the craft together and enjoy a story. 

Register and we'll share with you the Zoom link.

New kits available at the start of each week, while supplies last.

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3359  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online

Hey Kids - Feeling crafty? Let's make this week's Take and Make craft kits together!

Pick up a free craft kit at curbside pick up, and join us on Zoom. We'll do the craft together and enjoy a story. 

Register and we'll share with you the Zoom link.

New kits available at the start of each week, while supplies last.

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3359
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

Sunday May 16, 2021
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3:00 PM
Concord Poetry at the Library Series presents Krysten Hill and Cynthia Manick

Concord Poetry at the Library Series presents   

~ Krysten Hill and Cynthia Manick ~

A reading and conversation with Joyce Peseroff

 

Sunday, May 16, 3:00-4:00 pm, ET      

ZOOM Registration Link

The Concord Poetry at the Library Series is proud to present award-winning poets Krysten Hill and Cynthia Manick who will read from their poetry collections and in conversation with poet and editor Joyce Peseroff talk about their inspirations, influences, and the act of writing.

Krysten Hill (Photo Credit: Jonathan Beckley) is the author of How Her Spirit Got Out (Aforementioned Productions, 2016), which received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize from the New England Poetry Club. Her work has been featured in The Academy of American Poets, apt, B O D Y, Boiler Magazine, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Muzzle, PANK,Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Winter Tangerine Review and elsewhere. The recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award and 2020 Mass Cultural Council Poetry Fellowship, she received her MFA in poetry from University of Massachusetts Boston, where she currently teaches.  

 

Cynthia Manick (Photo Credit: Sue Rissberger) is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016) and editor of Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation (Jamii Publishing, 2019) and The Future of Black: Afrofuturism and Black Comics Poetry (Blair Publishing, forthcoming 2021). She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, MacDowell Colony, and Château de la Napoule among others.  Winner of the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry, Manick was also awarded Honorable Mention for the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. She is Founder of the reading series Soul Sister Revue; and her poem "Things I Carry Into the World" was made into a film by Motionpoems, an organization dedicated to video poetry, and has debuted on Tidal for National Poetry Month. A performer at literary festivals, libraries, universities, and most recently the Brooklyn Museum, Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day SeriesCallaloo, Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhereShe currently serves on the board of the International Women’s Writing Guild and the editorial board of Alice James Books.

 

Joyce Peseroff’s most recent, sixth poetry collection is Petition (Carnegie Mellon University Press, Fall, 2020.) She edited Robert Bly: When Sleepers Awake, The Ploughshares Poetry Reader, and Simply Lasting: Writers on Jane Kenyon. Her fifth book of poems, Know Thyself, was designated a “must read” by the 2016 Massachusetts Book Award. Recent poems and reviews appear in American Journal of Poetry, ConsequenceOn the SeawallMassachusetts Review, PlumeSalamander, and on the website The Woven Tale Press. Her honors include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation as well as a Pushcart Prize. She directed and taught in UMass Boston’s MFA Program in its first four years. Currently she blogs for her website and writes a poetry column for Arrowsmith Press.

 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library in Concord, Massachusetts

LOCATION: Online

Concord Poetry at the Library Series presents   

~ Krysten Hill and Cynthia Manick ~

A reading and conversation with Joyce Peseroff

 

Sunday, May 16, 3:00-4:00 pm, ET      

ZOOM Registration Link

The Concord Poetry at the Library Series is proud to present award-winning poets Krysten Hill and Cynthia Manick who will read from their poetry collections and in conversation with poet and editor Joyce Peseroff talk about their inspirations, influences, and the act of writing.

Krysten Hill (Photo Credit: Jonathan Beckley) is the author of How Her Spirit Got Out (Aforementioned Productions, 2016), which received the 2017 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize from the New England Poetry Club. Her work has been featured in The Academy of American Poets, apt, B O D Y, Boiler Magazine, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Muzzle, PANK,Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Winter Tangerine Review and elsewhere. The recipient of the 2016 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award and 2020 Mass Cultural Council Poetry Fellowship, she received her MFA in poetry from University of Massachusetts Boston, where she currently teaches.  

 

Cynthia Manick (Photo Credit: Sue Rissberger) is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016) and editor of Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation (Jamii Publishing, 2019) and The Future of Black: Afrofuturism and Black Comics Poetry (Blair Publishing, forthcoming 2021). She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, MacDowell Colony, and Château de la Napoule among others.  Winner of the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry, Manick was also awarded Honorable Mention for the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. She is Founder of the reading series Soul Sister Revue; and her poem "Things I Carry Into the World" was made into a film by Motionpoems, an organization dedicated to video poetry, and has debuted on Tidal for National Poetry Month. A performer at literary festivals, libraries, universities, and most recently the Brooklyn Museum, Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day SeriesCallaloo, Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhereShe currently serves on the board of the International Women’s Writing Guild and the editorial board of Alice James Books.

 

Joyce Peseroff’s most recent, sixth poetry collection is Petition (Carnegie Mellon University Press, Fall, 2020.) She edited Robert Bly: When Sleepers Awake, The Ploughshares Poetry Reader, and Simply Lasting: Writers on Jane Kenyon. Her fifth book of poems, Know Thyself, was designated a “must read” by the 2016 Massachusetts Book Award. Recent poems and reviews appear in American Journal of Poetry, ConsequenceOn the SeawallMassachusetts Review, PlumeSalamander, and on the website The Woven Tale Press. Her honors include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation as well as a Pushcart Prize. She directed and taught in UMass Boston’s MFA Program in its first four years. Currently she blogs for her website and writes a poetry column for Arrowsmith Press.

 

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library in Concord, Massachusetts

LOCATION: Online

Monday May 17, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads - 101 Picture Book Program

Every Monday, 13 year-old Concordian, Jacob reads a special story from our staff-curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! Can't make the Facebook video premiere at 10? No problem! "Jacob Reads" storytimes will be archived in a playlist, linked above. 

These readings will be posted on Facebook Premiere at 10am, and on Instagram.

The readings will also be available at: https://concordlibrary.org/kids/101-picture-books-cfpl-loves

101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! is an early literacy program to build reading skills for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.  All children ages birth to 5 years can participate in this year-round program. 

The Library has curated a list of 100 critically acclaimed, recently published picture books, many of which focus on themes of inclusion, diversity and kindness. Children are encouraged to read all 100 books before kindergarten. The 101st book is up to the child’s choice! Every time a young reader reads 33 titles and finishes a coloring sheet, they win a book prize. When a reader completes 101 books, the Library celebrates their progress by entering them into a raffle and awarding them a very special surprise!

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3359  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Both Locations
The registration period has ended.

Every Monday, 13 year-old Concordian, Jacob reads a special story from our staff-curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! Can't make the Facebook video premiere at 10? No problem! "Jacob Reads" storytimes will be archived in a playlist, linked above. 

These readings will be posted on Facebook Premiere at 10am, and on Instagram.

The readings will also be available at: https://concordlibrary.org/kids/101-picture-books-cfpl-loves

101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves! is an early literacy program to build reading skills for newborns, infants, toddlers and preschoolers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.  All children ages birth to 5 years can participate in this year-round program. 

The Library has curated a list of 100 critically acclaimed, recently published picture books, many of which focus on themes of inclusion, diversity and kindness. Children are encouraged to read all 100 books before kindergarten. The 101st book is up to the child’s choice! Every time a young reader reads 33 titles and finishes a coloring sheet, they win a book prize. When a reader completes 101 books, the Library celebrates their progress by entering them into a raffle and awarding them a very special surprise!

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3359
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Both Locations

The registration period has ended.

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PJ Storytime, Ages 5 and under

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link or email Dorrie at dkarlin@minlib.net.

CONTACT: Dorrie  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link or email Dorrie at dkarlin@minlib.net.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday May 18, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Nature Connection: Storytime (ages 3-6)

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Join The Nature Connection as we explore plants and animals, geek out over nature, and connect with ourselves and those around us in new ways – all through nature-based stories and poems!

The Nature Connection believes everyone (of all abilities and backgrounds) should have access to nature, and offers accessible and inclusive programs, incorporates mindfulness, and facilitates social connection. 

We'll explore how plants and animals respond to changes in their environment, the importance of bio-diversity and amazing resiliency of nature.

This virtual program is geared to ages 3 - 6 years old. Register below and we'll share the link!

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

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Join The Nature Connection as we explore plants and animals, geek out over nature, and connect with ourselves and those around us in new ways – all through nature-based stories and poems!

The Nature Connection believes everyone (of all abilities and backgrounds) should have access to nature, and offers accessible and inclusive programs, incorporates mindfulness, and facilitates social connection. 

We'll explore how plants and animals respond to changes in their environment, the importance of bio-diversity and amazing resiliency of nature.

This virtual program is geared to ages 3 - 6 years old. Register below and we'll share the link!

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Writing Games, Ages 10-16

Do you love writing? Games? If so, join us for a writing RPG, a game where you can create your own characters, interact with other participants, and jump into different worlds, in order to write a collaborative story.

For tweens/teens ages 10-16

No writing experience required!

For more information, contact Madeline at mklein@minlib.net

CONTACT: Madeline Klein  978-318-3350  mklein@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are 3 spaces available.

Do you love writing? Games? If so, join us for a writing RPG, a game where you can create your own characters, interact with other participants, and jump into different worlds, in order to write a collaborative story.

For tweens/teens ages 10-16

No writing experience required!

For more information, contact Madeline at mklein@minlib.net

CONTACT:
  Madeline Klein
  978.318.3350
   mklein@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Author Talk: Julie Morgenlender, author of The Things We Don't Say

Join author Julie Morgenlender for a discussion of her book The Things We Don’t Say: an anthology of chronic illness truths. The talk will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, May 18 at 7pm.

Chronically ill people don’t always talk about it. Until now. Spanning different ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and diagnoses, forty-two authors from around the world open up in fifty true stories about their chronic illnesses and their search for answers, poor treatment by doctors, strained relationships with loved ones, self-doubt, and more. They share the warmth of support from family and friends, the triumph of learning coping mechanisms, and finding ways to live their dreams. These stories are honest, raw, and real, and if you have chronic illness, you will find comfort and companionship in these pages. For everyone else, if you have ever wanted to know more about your loved one’s experience with chronic illness but didn’t want to ask the wrong questions, this book will have some answers and lead you to a new-found understanding.

Julie Morgenlender is a friend, daughter, aunt, crocheter, reader, creator of this anthology, and so much more, despite being unable to work full time. She enjoys walking in the sunshine, petting dogs, and spending time with awesome people. She volunteers for her chronic pain support group and is on the board of directors of the Bisexual Resource Center.

Please register below for the Zoom link. 

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Join author Julie Morgenlender for a discussion of her book The Things We Don’t Say: an anthology of chronic illness truths. The talk will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, May 18 at 7pm.

Chronically ill people don’t always talk about it. Until now. Spanning different ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and diagnoses, forty-two authors from around the world open up in fifty true stories about their chronic illnesses and their search for answers, poor treatment by doctors, strained relationships with loved ones, self-doubt, and more. They share the warmth of support from family and friends, the triumph of learning coping mechanisms, and finding ways to live their dreams. These stories are honest, raw, and real, and if you have chronic illness, you will find comfort and companionship in these pages. For everyone else, if you have ever wanted to know more about your loved one’s experience with chronic illness but didn’t want to ask the wrong questions, this book will have some answers and lead you to a new-found understanding.

Julie Morgenlender is a friend, daughter, aunt, crocheter, reader, creator of this anthology, and so much more, despite being unable to work full time. She enjoys walking in the sunshine, petting dogs, and spending time with awesome people. She volunteers for her chronic pain support group and is on the board of directors of the Bisexual Resource Center.

Please register below for the Zoom link. 

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday May 19, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Story Time with Royce on Zoom

Join us on Zoom for some short stories, songs, & rhymes!

This is a great way to build early literacy skills.

This program is geared for pre-schoolers, but all ages are welcome to join.

Register to receive Zoom link.

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online

Join us on Zoom for some short stories, songs, & rhymes!

This is a great way to build early literacy skills.

This program is geared for pre-schoolers, but all ages are welcome to join.

Register to receive Zoom link.

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online


 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Writing Studio

Welcome to the VIRTUAL WRITING STUDIO
 

Open to individuals grades 3-8, or older or younger, based on request.

Join resident poet and Children's Library Assistant Cary Stough for a writing-themed mid-day break.

Collaborative poems, hilarious and engaging POWERPOINT presentations, etc.

No writing experience required.

Register for Zoom link!

CONTACT: Cary Stough  (978) 318-3300  cmstough@minlib.net

Welcome to the VIRTUAL WRITING STUDIO
 

Open to individuals grades 3-8, or older or younger, based on request.

Join resident poet and Children's Library Assistant Cary Stough for a writing-themed mid-day break.

Collaborative poems, hilarious and engaging POWERPOINT presentations, etc.

No writing experience required.

Register for Zoom link!

CONTACT:
  Cary Stough
  (978) 318.3300
   cmstough@minlib.net

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nature Connection: Explorations (ages 6-10)

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Join The Nature Connection as we explore plants and animals, geek out over nature, and connect with ourselves and those around us in new ways – all through nature-based stories and poems!

The Nature Connection believes everyone (of all abilities and backgrounds) should have access to nature, and offers accessible and inclusive programs, incorporates mindfulness, and facilitates social connection. 

We'll explore how plants and animals respond to changes in their environment, the importance of bio-diversity and amazing resiliency of nature.

This virtual program is geared to ages 6 - 10 years old. Register and we'll share the link to join the program.

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

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Join The Nature Connection as we explore plants and animals, geek out over nature, and connect with ourselves and those around us in new ways – all through nature-based stories and poems!

The Nature Connection believes everyone (of all abilities and backgrounds) should have access to nature, and offers accessible and inclusive programs, incorporates mindfulness, and facilitates social connection. 

We'll explore how plants and animals respond to changes in their environment, the importance of bio-diversity and amazing resiliency of nature.

This virtual program is geared to ages 6 - 10 years old. Register and we'll share the link to join the program.

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code Club

Registration is filled. Sorry -- we cannot accept any more girls at this point.

Girls Who Code (GWC) is a non-profit organization that encourages more girls to close the gender gap in the computer science field.

Girls in grades 6-12 will learn to code along with other beginners in an open and accepting environment. Learn to code animations, games, and websites.  

Girls Who Code Club is a 2-hour, weekly commitment from October through May. Started in 2012 with the single mission to close the gender gap in technology, 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.

 

Please register to receive the Zoom link. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  978-318-3358