Concord, MA


 Update

 

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

Wednesday January 27, 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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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  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
  
   cmstough@minlib.net

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 January 28, 2021
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday Morning Meditation

Thursday Mornings in January: 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 January: 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
Films at Fowler (on Kanopy and Zoom) movie discussion for About Elly (2009)

Join Randall Warniers for a discussion of the movie About Elly on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. An early feature from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). Young Iranians on vacation are frantic when a woman in their group disappears.

Please watch About Elly on Kanopy before the discussion.

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

Join Randall Warniers for a discussion of the movie About Elly on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. An early feature from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). Young Iranians on vacation are frantic when a woman in their group disappears.

Please watch About Elly on Kanopy before the discussion.

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

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Dial-a-Mystery: Dinner Theater

Make dinner, and join us for an evening of murder, mystery, and detection. Register to receive the Zoom link and further instruction. Registration closes two days before the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of Concord Free Public Library

"Who Killed Charles Chowder?" is set on the opening night of Miranda, chef Charles Chowder's new restaurant in a rural Maine hotel. His friends, family, and staff have gathered to launch his newest venture, but before the first courses can be served, Charles is found drowned in a pot of chicken stock by his sous chef. Luckily, famed detective and birdwatcher Oscar Oslo is taking a vacation at Hotel Prospero, and he gathers the dinner guests to conduct an investigation that will turn up everything from blackmail to ancient family grudges to animal rights terrorism.

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  9789183350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
The registration period has ended.

Make dinner, and join us for an evening of murder, mystery, and detection. Register to receive the Zoom link and further instruction. Registration closes two days before the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of Concord Free Public Library

"Who Killed Charles Chowder?" is set on the opening night of Miranda, chef Charles Chowder's new restaurant in a rural Maine hotel. His friends, family, and staff have gathered to launch his newest venture, but before the first courses can be served, Charles is found drowned in a pot of chicken stock by his sous chef. Luckily, famed detective and birdwatcher Oscar Oslo is taking a vacation at Hotel Prospero, and he gathers the dinner guests to conduct an investigation that will turn up everything from blackmail to ancient family grudges to animal rights terrorism.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  9789183350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

The registration period has ended.

Friday January 29, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads - 101 Picture Book Program

Every Friday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

These readings will be posted on Facebook Premiere at 10am, and on Instagram at 2pm.

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

Every Friday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

These readings will be posted on Facebook Premiere at 10am, and on Instagram at 2pm.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fowler Hour: A Virtual Meetup with Your Library People

Fowler staff will be available online for an hour, and we invite you to join us and your neighbors to chat about books, movies, and the world we live in. Register to receive the Zoom link, which will work every Friday. Get a cup of coffee and drop by!

 
CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are 24 spaces available.

Fowler staff will be available online for an hour, and we invite you to join us and your neighbors to chat about books, movies, and the world we live in. Register to receive the Zoom link, which will work every Friday. Get a cup of coffee and drop by!

 
CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are 24 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 19 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 19 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Author Talk: Julie Carrick Dalton, author of Waiting for the Night Song

Julie Carrick Dalton’s debut novel WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG has been named to Most Anticipated 2021 lists by several platforms including Buzzfeed and Medium. Her second novel, THE LAST BEEKEEPER, is due for release in 2022. As a journalist, Julie has published more than a thousand articles in publications including The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Hollywood Reporter, Electric Literature, and The Chicago Review of Books. A Tin House alum, 2021 Bread Loaf Environmental Writer’s Conference Fellow, and graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator, Julie holds a master’s in literature and creative writing from Harvard Extension School. She is the winner of the William Faulkner Literary Competition and a finalist for the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature and the Caledonia Novel Award. She blogs for DeadDarlings and The Writer Unboxed. She is a member of the Climate Fiction Writers League and is a frequent speaker and workshop leader on the topic of Fiction in the Age of Climate Crisis at universities, high schools, and writers conferences. Mom to four kids and two dogs, Julie also owns and operates an organic farm in rural New Hampshire, the backdrop for her novel.
 
Publisher's description:

A startling and timely debut, Julie Carrick Dalton’s Waiting for the Night Song is a moving, brilliant novel about friendships forged in childhood magic and ruptured by the high price of secrets that leave you forever changed.

Cadie Kessler has spent decades trying to cover up one truth. One moment. But deep down, didn’t she always know her secret would surface?

An urgent message from her long-estranged best friend Daniela Garcia brings Cadie, now a forestry researcher, back to her childhood home. There, Cadie and Daniela are forced to face a dark secret that ended both their idyllic childhood bond and the magical summer that takes up more space in Cadie’s memory than all her other years combined.

Now grown up, bound by long-held oaths, and faced with truths she does not wish to see, Cadie must decide what she is willing to sacrifice to protect the people and the forest she loves, as drought, foreclosures, and wildfire spark tensions between displaced migrant farmworkers and locals.

Waiting for the Night Song is an exploration of the vagaries of friendship, a love song to the natural world, a call to fight for what we believe in, and a reminder that the truth will always rise.
CONTACT: Barbara Gugluizza  978-318-3345  bgugluizza@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Julie Carrick Dalton’s debut novel WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG has been named to Most Anticipated 2021 lists by several platforms including Buzzfeed and Medium. Her second novel, THE LAST BEEKEEPER, is due for release in 2022. As a journalist, Julie has published more than a thousand articles in publications including The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Hollywood Reporter, Electric Literature, and The Chicago Review of Books. A Tin House alum, 2021 Bread Loaf Environmental Writer’s Conference Fellow, and graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator, Julie holds a master’s in literature and creative writing from Harvard Extension School. She is the winner of the William Faulkner Literary Competition and a finalist for the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature and the Caledonia Novel Award. She blogs for DeadDarlings and The Writer Unboxed. She is a member of the Climate Fiction Writers League and is a frequent speaker and workshop leader on the topic of Fiction in the Age of Climate Crisis at universities, high schools, and writers conferences. Mom to four kids and two dogs, Julie also owns and operates an organic farm in rural New Hampshire, the backdrop for her novel.
 
Publisher's description:

A startling and timely debut, Julie Carrick Dalton’s Waiting for the Night Song is a moving, brilliant novel about friendships forged in childhood magic and ruptured by the high price of secrets that leave you forever changed.

Cadie Kessler has spent decades trying to cover up one truth. One moment. But deep down, didn’t she always know her secret would surface?

An urgent message from her long-estranged best friend Daniela Garcia brings Cadie, now a forestry researcher, back to her childhood home. There, Cadie and Daniela are forced to face a dark secret that ended both their idyllic childhood bond and the magical summer that takes up more space in Cadie’s memory than all her other years combined.

Now grown up, bound by long-held oaths, and faced with truths she does not wish to see, Cadie must decide what she is willing to sacrifice to protect the people and the forest she loves, as drought, foreclosures, and wildfire spark tensions between displaced migrant farmworkers and locals.

Waiting for the Night Song is an exploration of the vagaries of friendship, a love song to the natural world, a call to fight for what we believe in, and a reminder that the truth will always rise.
CONTACT:
  Barbara Gugluizza
  978.318.3345
   bgugluizza@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Monday February 1, 2021
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PJ Story Time from Fowler, Ages 5 and under

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link.

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  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.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 2, 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 6 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 6 spaces available.

Wednesday February 3, 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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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 February 4, 2021
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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 4 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 4 spaces available.

Friday February 5, 2021
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fowler Hour: A Virtual Meetup with Your Library People

Fowler staff will be available online for an hour, and we invite you to join us and your neighbors to chat about books, movies, and the world we live in. Register to receive the Zoom link, which will work every Friday. Get a cup of coffee and drop by!

 
CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are 20 spaces available.

Fowler staff will be available online for an hour, and we invite you to join us and your neighbors to chat about books, movies, and the world we live in. Register to receive the Zoom link, which will work every Friday. Get a cup of coffee and drop by!

 
CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are 20 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.

Monday February 8, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads - 101 Picture Book Program

Every Monday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

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

Every Monday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

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

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PJ Story Time from Fowler, Ages 5 and under

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link.

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  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.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Covid: What We Know Now

 Robin Schoenthaler, MD has been following and writing about Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, and has developed a world-wide following for her weekly posts on the subject. Join her online through the CFPL as she discusses the state of our knowledge about the disease, how to apply the science of Covid-19 to make informed decisions to help keep ourselves and our families safe, and the latest on vaccines and variants.

Dr. Robin Schoenthaler has been a long-time MGH radiation oncologist at the MGH Department of Radiation Oncology at Concord's Emerson Hospital, a published and award-winning essayist and story-teller, an obsessed student of epidemics, and the mother of two fabulous young men.

Please register below for the Zoom link for Dr. Robin's talk. 

After Dr. Robin's talk, boost your wellBeing with 30 minutes of simple, relaxing meditation with Lara Wilson, founder of Be Well Be Here, Concord's mindful wellness educational collaborative: Be Well Be Here Monday Night Meditation on Monday, February 8 at 8:30 - 9:00 pm.

 

CONTACT: Barbara Gugluizza  978-318-3345  bgugluizza.minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

 Robin Schoenthaler, MD has been following and writing about Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, and has developed a world-wide following for her weekly posts on the subject. Join her online through the CFPL as she discusses the state of our knowledge about the disease, how to apply the science of Covid-19 to make informed decisions to help keep ourselves and our families safe, and the latest on vaccines and variants.

Dr. Robin Schoenthaler has been a long-time MGH radiation oncologist at the MGH Department of Radiation Oncology at Concord's Emerson Hospital, a published and award-winning essayist and story-teller, an obsessed student of epidemics, and the mother of two fabulous young men.

Please register below for the Zoom link for Dr. Robin's talk. 

After Dr. Robin's talk, boost your wellBeing with 30 minutes of simple, relaxing meditation with Lara Wilson, founder of Be Well Be Here, Concord's mindful wellness educational collaborative: Be Well Be Here Monday Night Meditation on Monday, February 8 at 8:30 - 9:00 pm.

 

CONTACT:
  Barbara Gugluizza
  978.318.3345
   bgugluizza.minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 9, 2021
CONCORD/concord_reads
9:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Book Discussion Group (Main Library)

Please join us for the Tuesday book discussion group on Zoom!

 

For February, we will discuss the play Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare.

Please email bgugluizza@concordma.gov if you are interested in attending the discussion. 

 

CONTACT: Barbara Gugluizza  bgugluizza@concordma.gov
LOCATION: Online

Please join us for the Tuesday book discussion group on Zoom!

 

For February, we will discuss the play Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare.

Please email bgugluizza@concordma.gov if you are interested in attending the discussion. 

 

CONTACT:
  Barbara Gugluizza
  
   bgugluizza@concordma.gov

LOCATION: Online

Wednesday February 10, 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.

 
CONCORD/concord_reads
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Cookbook Club (via Zoom)

Let's take Cookbook Club online!

We can't meet in person, but it would still be great to discuss recipes and catch up! 

This month, we will make our favorite brunch recipes!

 

You may choose a family favorite, or choose a brunch recipe from of the websites listed below. 

https://www.delish.com/cooking/menus/g2645/brunch-breakfast-recipes/ 

https://www.epicurious.com/recipes-menus/best-brunch-recipes-relaxing-weekend-breakfast-gallery

https://www.skinnytaste.com/recipes/breakfast-brunch/

https://www.cookinglight.com/food/recipe-finder/brunch-recipes
 

Please register below and Barbara will send you the Zoom link for the discussion.

 

Click on the link to register your recipe (only after you have registered for the event):

 

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

To see which recipes have already been claimed see this site.

CONTACT: Barbara Gugluizza  bgugluizza@concordma.gov
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Let's take Cookbook Club online!

We can't meet in person, but it would still be great to discuss recipes and catch up! 

This month, we will make our favorite brunch recipes!

 

You may choose a family favorite, or choose a brunch recipe from of the websites listed below. 

https://www.delish.com/cooking/menus/g2645/brunch-breakfast-recipes/ 

https://www.epicurious.com/recipes-menus/best-brunch-recipes-relaxing-weekend-breakfast-gallery

https://www.skinnytaste.com/recipes/breakfast-brunch/

https://www.cookinglight.com/food/recipe-finder/brunch-recipes
 

Please register below and Barbara will send you the Zoom link for the discussion.

 

Click on the link to register your recipe (only after you have registered for the event):

 

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

To see which recipes have already been claimed see this site.

CONTACT:
  Barbara Gugluizza
  
   bgugluizza@concordma.gov

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  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
  
   cmstough@minlib.net

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 (on Kanopy and Zoom) movie discussion for Bacurau (2019)

Join Randall Warniers for a discussion of the movie Bacurau (2019) on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. Winner of six Cinema Brazil Grand Prize awards, including Best Picture. Mysterious events terrorize a small village in Brazil.

Please watch Bacurau on Kanopy before the discussion.

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

Join Randall Warniers for a discussion of the movie Bacurau (2019) on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. Winner of six Cinema Brazil Grand Prize awards, including Best Picture. Mysterious events terrorize a small village in Brazil.

Please watch Bacurau on Kanopy before the discussion.

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 February 11, 2021
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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
Film NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine and Movie Discussion (on Kanopy and Zoom)

Join in a community discussion of the movie NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine on Monday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Please watch NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine on Kanopy before the discussion. "Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine we all call Earth. Why do scientists overwhelmingy agree that our climate is changing, and how can we be resilient - even thrive - in the face of enormous change?" 

Please register below to receive a Zoom link for the discussion. 

This program is supported by "Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change", a pilot program of the American Library Association. 

CONTACT: Reni Cunningham  978-318-3378  rcunningham@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Join in a community discussion of the movie NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine on Monday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Please watch NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine on Kanopy before the discussion. "Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine we all call Earth. Why do scientists overwhelmingy agree that our climate is changing, and how can we be resilient - even thrive - in the face of enormous change?" 

Please register below to receive a Zoom link for the discussion. 

This program is supported by "Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change", a pilot program of the American Library Association. 

CONTACT:
  Reni Cunningham
  978.318.3378
   rcunningham@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Monday February 15, 2021
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Closed for Presidents Day (Main & Fowler)
LOCATION: Both Locations
 
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads - 101 Picture Book Program

Every Monday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

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

Every Monday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

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

Tuesday February 16, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 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.

Wednesday February 17, 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. January's title is Murder in July by Barbara Hambly . Print copies of the title are available at the Fowler Branch to check out. An eBook copy of the title is instantly available on Hoopla. Please 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. January's title is Murder in July by Barbara Hambly . Print copies of the title are available at the Fowler Branch to check out. An eBook copy of the title is instantly available on Hoopla. Please register below for Zoom link.
 
 
 
LOCATION: Online

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!

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!

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


Thursday February 18, 2021
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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 February 19, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Family Singalong with Ed Morgan

 

Join us for an interactive sing-along with Ed Morgan, “The Music Man.”

Learn fun ways to connect with your family through music. This family-friendly performance will have everyone up moving, dancing and singing.

Register below and we'll send you the Zoom link.

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.

 

Join us for an interactive sing-along with Ed Morgan, “The Music Man.”

Learn fun ways to connect with your family through music. This family-friendly performance will have everyone up moving, dancing and singing.

Register below and we'll send you the Zoom link.

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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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  (978) 318-3300  cmstough@minlib.net
There are 11 spaces available.

 

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

 

via Zoom and Kahoot. 

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

There are 11 spaces available.

Monday February 22, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads - 101 Picture Book Program

Every Monday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

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

Every Monday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

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

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PJ Story Time from Fowler, Ages 5 and under

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link.

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  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.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday February 23, 2021
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Kids Cook! - Snickerdoodles

Wellness coach Julie Manning will lead kids in a microwave cooking class and teach you to make a snickerdoodle cookies! 

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! 

 

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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 a snickerdoodle cookies! 

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! 

 

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CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Talk: Carolyn Gold author of When I Died: Rx for Traumatic Brain Injury


When I Died is the remarkable story of the author’s recovery of her identity after a traumatic medical event, and the struggle against all odds––brain loss, depression, family and doctor conflict, psychosis and more–– to regain her life. When author Carolyn Gold woke up in an acute rehab, she had no memory of the month in an Intensive Care Unit on complete life support, the coma or cardiac arrest that brought her to this facility. One moment she had a vibrant and active life; the next month, she could barely function. Anyone facing or fearing a severe illness or caring for someone with medical challenges will benefit from learning the breadth of recovery strategies the author employs to return to life.
  
Carolyn Gold, a Harvard M.Ed, founded The Gold Group, a management-consulting firm she led for over twenty years, where she consulted with Fortune 500 companies. She is also a certified executive coach and has coached many executives. For over twenty years, Carolyn has been working with Communities for Restorative Justice,  actively involved in working with people who commit their first offense, developing training courses for new facilitators, and fundraising. She won their volunteer award in 2017. She is an active member and past president of Kerem Shalom in Concord, Massachusetts. 
 
Register below for the Zoom link.
CONTACT: Barbara Gugluizza  978-318-3345  bgugluizzia@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.


When I Died is the remarkable story of the author’s recovery of her identity after a traumatic medical event, and the struggle against all odds––brain loss, depression, family and doctor conflict, psychosis and more–– to regain her life. When author Carolyn Gold woke up in an acute rehab, she had no memory of the month in an Intensive Care Unit on complete life support, the coma or cardiac arrest that brought her to this facility. One moment she had a vibrant and active life; the next month, she could barely function. Anyone facing or fearing a severe illness or caring for someone with medical challenges will benefit from learning the breadth of recovery strategies the author employs to return to life.
  
Carolyn Gold, a Harvard M.Ed, founded The Gold Group, a management-consulting firm she led for over twenty years, where she consulted with Fortune 500 companies. She is also a certified executive coach and has coached many executives. For over twenty years, Carolyn has been working with Communities for Restorative Justice,  actively involved in working with people who commit their first offense, developing training courses for new facilitators, and fundraising. She won their volunteer award in 2017. She is an active member and past president of Kerem Shalom in Concord, Massachusetts. 
 
Register below for the Zoom link.
CONTACT:
  Barbara Gugluizza
  978.318.3345
   bgugluizzia@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday February 24, 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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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  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
  
   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 February 25, 2021
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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 - 8:15 PM
Dial-a-Mystery: Dinner Theater

Make dinner, and join us for an evening of murder, mystery, and detection. Register to receive the Zoom link and further instruction. Registration closes two days before the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of Concord Free Public Library

"A Mugful of Murder" is set on the eve of a run-off election for Somerville's next mayor on a cold night in 1921. Michael Martini, the Democratic candidate, has gathered his friends, supporters, and perhaps a few enemies for a fundraising party when a blizzard sweeps down Prospect Hill and snows the whole group in... and they are not full of cheer after Mr. Martini takes a sip of hot chocolate and drops to the floor, dead. The only person who isn't a suspect is Oswald Oslo, the young caterer who's been trapped in the dumbwaiter for hours. Once he's released, Oslo gathers railroad tycoons, Marshmallow Fluff entrepreneurs, journalists for the Prospect Phoenix and more for his very first investigation.

 

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  9789183350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
There are 32 spaces available.

Make dinner, and join us for an evening of murder, mystery, and detection. Register to receive the Zoom link and further instruction. Registration closes two days before the event.

Sponsored by the Friends of Concord Free Public Library

"A Mugful of Murder" is set on the eve of a run-off election for Somerville's next mayor on a cold night in 1921. Michael Martini, the Democratic candidate, has gathered his friends, supporters, and perhaps a few enemies for a fundraising party when a blizzard sweeps down Prospect Hill and snows the whole group in... and they are not full of cheer after Mr. Martini takes a sip of hot chocolate and drops to the floor, dead. The only person who isn't a suspect is Oswald Oslo, the young caterer who's been trapped in the dumbwaiter for hours. Once he's released, Oslo gathers railroad tycoons, Marshmallow Fluff entrepreneurs, journalists for the Prospect Phoenix and more for his very first investigation.

 

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  9789183350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are 32 spaces available.

Friday February 26, 2021
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7:00 PM
Films at Fowler (on Kanopy and Zoom) movie discussion for Back to Burgundy (2017)

Join Randall Warniers for a discussion of the movie Back to Burgundy (2017) on Friday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. Three adult siblings struggle to keep their late father’s winery intact. A gem from French director Cédric Klapisch (L’auberge espagnole).

Please watch Back to Burgundy on Kanopy before the discussion.

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

Join Randall Warniers for a discussion of the movie Back to Burgundy (2017) on Friday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. Three adult siblings struggle to keep their late father’s winery intact. A gem from French director Cédric Klapisch (L’auberge espagnole).

Please watch Back to Burgundy on Kanopy before the discussion.

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

Monday March 1, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads - 101 Picture Book Program

Every Monday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

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

Every Monday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

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

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PJ Story Time from Fowler, Ages 5 and under

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link.

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  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.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday March 3, 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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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 March 4, 2021
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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 4 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 4 spaces available.

Monday March 8, 2021
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads - 101 Picture Book Program

Every Monday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

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

Every Monday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

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

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PJ Story Time from Fowler, Ages 5 and under

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link.

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  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.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday March 10, 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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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 March 11, 2021
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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
Films at Fowler (on Kanopy and Zoom) movie discussion for The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)

Join Randall Warniers for a discussion of the movie The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) on Thursday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. An award-winning police thriller from Sweden about crime and corruption in Cairo before the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.

Please watch The Nile Hilton Incident on Kanopy before the discussion.

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

Join Randall Warniers for a discussion of the movie The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) on Thursday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. An award-winning police thriller from Sweden about crime and corruption in Cairo before the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.

Please watch The Nile Hilton Incident on Kanopy before the discussion.

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

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

Every Monday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

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

Every Monday, 13 year-old Jacob Edelman reads a special story from a curated list of 101 Picture Books Concord Free Public Library Loves!

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

 
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5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
PJ Story Time from Fowler, Ages 5 and under

Get a jumpstart on bedtime with stories, songs, and rhymes! Register to receive the zoom link.

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  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.

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday March 16, 2021
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10:30 AM - 11:00 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.