Concord, MA


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Wednesday July 8, 2020 - Thursday December 31, 2020
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Curbside Pickup (Main Library)

Available by appointment only at the Main Library Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Click here to book your Curbside Pickup appointment. 

LOCATION: Main Library

Available by appointment only at the Main Library Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Click here to book your Curbside Pickup appointment. 

LOCATION: Main Library

Friday October 23, 2020
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Family Day Scarecrow Festival

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  9783183358  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  9783183358
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

 
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads

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  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net

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
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

 
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10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Visit Special Collections By Appointment (Main)

LOCATION: Main Library
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Visit Fowler By Appointment (Fowler)

LOCATION: Fowler Library
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Visit Main Library By Appointment (Main)

LOCATION: Main Library
There are 117 spaces available.
 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Story Time with Karen

Join Karen for a fun Zoom storytime highlighting old and new favorite stories and songs!  

This program is geared toward children age 4 years and up, but anyone who enjoys listening to stories is invited.

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

Join Karen for a fun Zoom storytime highlighting old and new favorite stories and songs!  

This program is geared toward children age 4 years and up, but anyone who enjoys listening to stories is invited.

 
CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Concord Festival of Authors: Keynote Speaker Jennifer Haigh, Why Stories Still Matter

Why Stories Still Matter

In a time of national crisis – political, medical, financial, environmental and moral – storytelling is more important than ever. Novelist Jennifer Haigh talks about what literature has to teach us, and why it is urgently necessary in these troubled times.

Register Here!

Jennifer Haigh is a novelist and short story writer. Her sixth book, the novel Heat and Light, won a 2017 Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was named a Best Book of 2016 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and NPR.  Her previous books – Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers, Mrs. Kimble, and the story collection News From Heaven -- have won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Massachusetts Book Award and the PEN New England Award in fiction, and have been published in eighteen languages.  Her short stories have been published widely, in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Best American Short Stories and many other places.  She has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.  A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, she currently teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at UMass Boston. 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

Why Stories Still Matter

In a time of national crisis – political, medical, financial, environmental and moral – storytelling is more important than ever. Novelist Jennifer Haigh talks about what literature has to teach us, and why it is urgently necessary in these troubled times.

Register Here!

Jennifer Haigh is a novelist and short story writer. Her sixth book, the novel Heat and Light, won a 2017 Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was named a Best Book of 2016 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and NPR.  Her previous books – Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers, Mrs. Kimble, and the story collection News From Heaven -- have won the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Massachusetts Book Award and the PEN New England Award in fiction, and have been published in eighteen languages.  Her short stories have been published widely, in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Best American Short Stories and many other places.  She has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.  A graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, she currently teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at UMass Boston. 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

Saturday October 24, 2020
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9:00 AM
Concord Festival of Authors: Breakfast with the Authors

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present

Breakfast with the Authors

Moderated by Dr. Suzanne Koven

Register Here!

The CFA 2020 Breakfast with the Authors online features celebrated literary authors Adrienne Brodeur (Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover and Me), Caroline Leavitt (With or Without You), and Marjan Kamali (The Stationery Shop). Grab your favorite breakfast treats and join the conversation!

Suzanne Koven, received her B.A. in English literature from Yale and her M.D. from Johns Hopkins. She also holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars. After her residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital she joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has practiced primary care internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for 30 years. In 2019 she was named inaugural Writer in Residence at Mass General. Her essays, articles, blogs, and reviews have appeared in The Boston Globe, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The New Yorker.com, Psychology Today, The L.A. Review of Books, The Virginia Quarterly, STAT, and other publications. 


 

Adrienne Brodeur is the author of the memoir, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover and Me, which was described by The New York Times Book Review as: “Exquisite and harrowing. . . . The book is so gorgeously written and deeply insightful, and with a line of narrative tension that never slacks, from the first page to the last, that it’s one you’ll likely read in a single, delicious sitting.” Published in October 2019 by HMH Books, Wild Game’s film rights were bought by Chernin Entertainment with Kelly Fremon Craig, the director of Edge of Seventeen, attached to adapt and direct. Adrienne’s publishing career began with founding the fiction magazine, Zoetrope: All-Storywith filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, where she served as editor in chief from 1996-2002. The magazine has won the prestigious National Magazine Award for best fiction four times. In 2005, she became an editor at Harcourt (later, HMH Books), where she acquired and edited literary fiction and memoir. Adrienne left publishing in 2013 to become Creative Director — and later Executive Director — of Aspen Words, a literary arts nonprofit and program of the Aspen Institute. In 2017, she launched the Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000 annual award for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.


Marjan Kamali is the author of The Stationery Shop (Gallery/Simon&Schuster) and Together Tea (Ecco/HarperCollins). Marjan is a novelist and teacher whose work has been translated into a dozen languages, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and adapted for the stage. The Stationery Shop was a Boston Globe best-seller, one of NPR’s best books of 2019, one of Newsweek’s 30 Best Summer Books, an Indie Next Pick, and named to numerous “Best Books of 2019” lists. Marjan’s debut novel, Together Tea, was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection. Marjan graduated from U.C. Berkeley, and earned an MBA from Columbia University and an MFA from NYU.
 

Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Cruel Beautiful World, Is This Tomorrow, Pictures of You, Girls In Trouble, Coming Back To Me, Living Other Lives, Into Thin Air, Family, Jealousies, Lifelines, Meeting Rozzy Halfway. Various titles were optioned for film, translated into different languages, and condensed in magazines. Her many essays, stories, book reviews and articles have appeared in Salon, Psychology Today, The New York Times Sunday Book Review, The New York Times Modern Love, Publisher's Weekly, People, Real Simple, New York Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and numerous anthologies. She won First Prize in Redbook Magazine's Young Writers Contest for her short story, "Meeting Rozzy Halfway," which grew into the novel. The recipient of a New York Foundation of the Arts Award for Fiction for Into Thin Air, she was also a National Magazine Award nominee for personal essay, and she was awarded an honorable mention, Goldenberg Prize for Fiction from the Bellevue Literary Review, for "Breathe," a portion of Pictures of You. 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present

Breakfast with the Authors

Moderated by Dr. Suzanne Koven

Register Here!

The CFA 2020 Breakfast with the Authors online features celebrated literary authors Adrienne Brodeur (Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover and Me), Caroline Leavitt (With or Without You), and Marjan Kamali (The Stationery Shop). Grab your favorite breakfast treats and join the conversation!

Suzanne Koven, received her B.A. in English literature from Yale and her M.D. from Johns Hopkins. She also holds an M.F.A. in nonfiction from the Bennington Writing Seminars. After her residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital she joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has practiced primary care internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for 30 years. In 2019 she was named inaugural Writer in Residence at Mass General. Her essays, articles, blogs, and reviews have appeared in The Boston Globe, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The New Yorker.com, Psychology Today, The L.A. Review of Books, The Virginia Quarterly, STAT, and other publications. 


 

Adrienne Brodeur is the author of the memoir, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover and Me, which was described by The New York Times Book Review as: “Exquisite and harrowing. . . . The book is so gorgeously written and deeply insightful, and with a line of narrative tension that never slacks, from the first page to the last, that it’s one you’ll likely read in a single, delicious sitting.” Published in October 2019 by HMH Books, Wild Game’s film rights were bought by Chernin Entertainment with Kelly Fremon Craig, the director of Edge of Seventeen, attached to adapt and direct. Adrienne’s publishing career began with founding the fiction magazine, Zoetrope: All-Storywith filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, where she served as editor in chief from 1996-2002. The magazine has won the prestigious National Magazine Award for best fiction four times. In 2005, she became an editor at Harcourt (later, HMH Books), where she acquired and edited literary fiction and memoir. Adrienne left publishing in 2013 to become Creative Director — and later Executive Director — of Aspen Words, a literary arts nonprofit and program of the Aspen Institute. In 2017, she launched the Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000 annual award for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture.


Marjan Kamali is the author of The Stationery Shop (Gallery/Simon&Schuster) and Together Tea (Ecco/HarperCollins). Marjan is a novelist and teacher whose work has been translated into a dozen languages, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and adapted for the stage. The Stationery Shop was a Boston Globe best-seller, one of NPR’s best books of 2019, one of Newsweek’s 30 Best Summer Books, an Indie Next Pick, and named to numerous “Best Books of 2019” lists. Marjan’s debut novel, Together Tea, was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist, an NPR WBUR Good Read, and a Target Emerging Author Selection. Marjan graduated from U.C. Berkeley, and earned an MBA from Columbia University and an MFA from NYU.
 

Caroline Leavitt is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Cruel Beautiful World, Is This Tomorrow, Pictures of You, Girls In Trouble, Coming Back To Me, Living Other Lives, Into Thin Air, Family, Jealousies, Lifelines, Meeting Rozzy Halfway. Various titles were optioned for film, translated into different languages, and condensed in magazines. Her many essays, stories, book reviews and articles have appeared in Salon, Psychology Today, The New York Times Sunday Book Review, The New York Times Modern Love, Publisher's Weekly, People, Real Simple, New York Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and numerous anthologies. She won First Prize in Redbook Magazine's Young Writers Contest for her short story, "Meeting Rozzy Halfway," which grew into the novel. The recipient of a New York Foundation of the Arts Award for Fiction for Into Thin Air, she was also a National Magazine Award nominee for personal essay, and she was awarded an honorable mention, Goldenberg Prize for Fiction from the Bellevue Literary Review, for "Breathe," a portion of Pictures of You. 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

 
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Family Day Scarecrow Festival

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  9783183358  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  9783183358
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Concord Festival of Authors: Young Adult Writers

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present

Young Adult Writers

Register Here!

Susan Kaplan Carlton teaches writing at Boston University. Her latest novel, In the Neighborhood of True, has been named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and scored 10/10 in YOYA. Carlton’s writing has appeared in Self, Elle, Mademoiselle, SeventeenParentsThe Boston Globe, and elsewhere. She is also the author of the young adult novel Love & Haight, which was named a Best Book for Young Adults by YALSA and a Best Book by the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street Books.
 


Jennifer De Leon is the author of Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, August 2020) and the editor of Wise Latinas (University of Nebraska Press). An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Framingham State University, and a GrubStreet instructor and board member, she has published prose in over a dozen literary journals, including Ploughshares, Iowa Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Her essay collection, White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing, will be published by UMass Press in Spring 2021. She lives outside of Boston with her husband two sons. 

 


 

 

Marcella Pixley teaches eighth grade Language Arts at the Carlisle Public Schools. Her poetry has been published in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner, Feminist Studies, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review and Poet Lore, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Ms. Pixley has written four acclaimed books for children that explore issues of mental health and family dynamics.  Freak (FSG 2007) received four starred reviews and was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, Without Tess (FSG 2011) was a Junior Library Guild selection, and Ready To Fall (FSG 2017) was nominated for a Teen Choice Award. Her most recent novel, Trowbridge Road (Candlewick 2020) comes out in October. It has been named a Best Book of 2020 by Pernille Ripp and is a Junior Library Guild selection. When she is not writing stories, Ms. Pixley teaches 8th grade Language Arts at Carlisle Public Schools.  She is a graduate of Vassar College, University of Tennessee and Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.
 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present

Young Adult Writers

Register Here!

Susan Kaplan Carlton teaches writing at Boston University. Her latest novel, In the Neighborhood of True, has been named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and scored 10/10 in YOYA. Carlton’s writing has appeared in Self, Elle, Mademoiselle, SeventeenParentsThe Boston Globe, and elsewhere. She is also the author of the young adult novel Love & Haight, which was named a Best Book for Young Adults by YALSA and a Best Book by the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street Books.
 


Jennifer De Leon is the author of Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster, August 2020) and the editor of Wise Latinas (University of Nebraska Press). An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Framingham State University, and a GrubStreet instructor and board member, she has published prose in over a dozen literary journals, including Ploughshares, Iowa Review, and Michigan Quarterly Review. Her essay collection, White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing, will be published by UMass Press in Spring 2021. She lives outside of Boston with her husband two sons. 

 


 

 

Marcella Pixley teaches eighth grade Language Arts at the Carlisle Public Schools. Her poetry has been published in literary journals such as Prairie Schooner, Feminist Studies, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review and Poet Lore, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Ms. Pixley has written four acclaimed books for children that explore issues of mental health and family dynamics.  Freak (FSG 2007) received four starred reviews and was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, Without Tess (FSG 2011) was a Junior Library Guild selection, and Ready To Fall (FSG 2017) was nominated for a Teen Choice Award. Her most recent novel, Trowbridge Road (Candlewick 2020) comes out in October. It has been named a Best Book of 2020 by Pernille Ripp and is a Junior Library Guild selection. When she is not writing stories, Ms. Pixley teaches 8th grade Language Arts at Carlisle Public Schools.  She is a graduate of Vassar College, University of Tennessee and Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.
 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

 
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7:00 PM
Concord Festival of Authors: Children's Authors Rajani LaRocca and Susan Tan

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present

Children’s Authors

Rajani LaRocca and Susan Tan

Register Here!

 

Rajani LaRocca was born in Bangalore, India and immigrated to the U.S. as a baby. She spent most of her childhood in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the author of middle grade novels and picture books that reflect her experiences as an immigrant, book nerd, and foodie; some explain medical topics to kids. Rajani attended Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

 

 

 

Susan Tan began writing funny stories from my childhood while riding the bus in the mornings, and in bed before falling asleep at night. These stories gradually came together into her first book, Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire. The Cilla series is based on Susan's own family and deals with the questions, challenges, and many joys that navigating different racial and cultural identities can bring. Susan earned her PhD at the University of Cambridge in Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature and was the 2015 Gish Jen Emerging Writers Fellow at the Writers’ Room of Boston.

 

 

For more information, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org.

LOCATION: Online

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present

Children’s Authors

Rajani LaRocca and Susan Tan

Register Here!

 

Rajani LaRocca was born in Bangalore, India and immigrated to the U.S. as a baby. She spent most of her childhood in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the author of middle grade novels and picture books that reflect her experiences as an immigrant, book nerd, and foodie; some explain medical topics to kids. Rajani attended Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

 

 

 

Susan Tan began writing funny stories from my childhood while riding the bus in the mornings, and in bed before falling asleep at night. These stories gradually came together into her first book, Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire. The Cilla series is based on Susan's own family and deals with the questions, challenges, and many joys that navigating different racial and cultural identities can bring. Susan earned her PhD at the University of Cambridge in Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature and was the 2015 Gish Jen Emerging Writers Fellow at the Writers’ Room of Boston.

 

 

For more information, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org.

LOCATION: Online

Sunday October 25, 2020
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Family Day Scarecrow Festival

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  9783183358  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  9783183358
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Concord Festival of Authors:Language for a New Century

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present

Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond

Register Here!

Join panelists Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal and Ravi Shankar, three award-winning poets and editors as they discuss their seminal W.W. Norton anthology of Asian and Middle Eastern poetry as well as their own recent work. Language for a New Century collects together over 450 contemporary poets writing in 40 different languages, some being translated into English for the first time. The editors will discuss how the book came together, and how they feel the questions they were asking back then have or have not been answered in our current moment as well as their own new work. 

Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate, is the author of Half-Lit Houses, Of Gods & Strangers, and Hybrida (W.W. Norton, 2019). She is co-editor of the Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. Her poems have been published in journals such as American Poet, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, and Ploughshares. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Poets & Writers, among others. Hybrida was named one of the best books of 2019 by NPR, Publisher's Weekly, Lit Hub, and was the Paris Review's Contributor's Favorite Book of 2019. She is the Director of Creative Writing at Binghamton University.
 

 

Nathalie Handal was raised in Latin America, France and the Middle East, and educated in Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Claire Messud writes, she “illuminates the luxuriance and longing of deracination—a contemporary Orpheus.” Her recent poetry books include Life in a Country Album, a Finalist for the Foreword Book Award and the Palestine Book Award; the flash collection The Republics, lauded as “one of the most inventive books by one of today’s most diverse writers,” and winner of the Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing, and the Arab American Book Award; the critically acclaimed Poet in Andalucía; and Love and Strange Horses, winner of the Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award. She is the author of eight plays, editor of two anthologies, and her poetry, essays and creative nonfiction have appeared in Vanity Fair, Guernica Magazine, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Nation, The Irish Times, among others. Handal is the recipient of awards from the PEN Foundation, The Lannan Foundation, Centro Andaluz de las Letras, Fondazione di Venezia, among others. She is a professor at Columbia University, and writes the literary travel column “The City and the Writer” for Words without Borders  magazine. 
 

Ravi Shankar, Pushcart prize winning poet, translator and professor has published, edited or has forthcoming over 15 books, including the Muse India award-winning translations of 9th century Tamil poet/saint, Andal, 'The Autobiography of a Goddess' (Zubaan/University of Chicago), 'The Golden Shovel: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks" (University of Arkansas) and 'The Many Uses of Mint: New and Selected Poems 1997-2017' (Recent Works Press). Along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, he co-edited W.W. Norton's "Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond" called "a beautiful achievement for world literature" by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer and he founded one of the world's oldest electronic journals of the arts, Drunken Boat. He has taught and performed around the world and appeared in print, radio and TV in such venues as The New York Times, NPR, BBC and the PBS Newshour. He has won awards to the Corporation of Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and most recently, his collaborative chapbook, 'A Field Guide to Southern China' written with T.S. Eliot Prize winner George Szirtes, was published in in the UK by Eyewear Publishing. He currently holds an international research fellowship from the University of Sydney and his memoir “Correctional” is forthcoming in 2021 with University of Wisconsin Press.


For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present

Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia and Beyond

Register Here!

Join panelists Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal and Ravi Shankar, three award-winning poets and editors as they discuss their seminal W.W. Norton anthology of Asian and Middle Eastern poetry as well as their own recent work. Language for a New Century collects together over 450 contemporary poets writing in 40 different languages, some being translated into English for the first time. The editors will discuss how the book came together, and how they feel the questions they were asking back then have or have not been answered in our current moment as well as their own new work. 

Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate, is the author of Half-Lit Houses, Of Gods & Strangers, and Hybrida (W.W. Norton, 2019). She is co-editor of the Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. Her poems have been published in journals such as American Poet, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, and Ploughshares. She has received awards from the Academy of American Poets, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Poets & Writers, among others. Hybrida was named one of the best books of 2019 by NPR, Publisher's Weekly, Lit Hub, and was the Paris Review's Contributor's Favorite Book of 2019. She is the Director of Creative Writing at Binghamton University.
 

 

Nathalie Handal was raised in Latin America, France and the Middle East, and educated in Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Claire Messud writes, she “illuminates the luxuriance and longing of deracination—a contemporary Orpheus.” Her recent poetry books include Life in a Country Album, a Finalist for the Foreword Book Award and the Palestine Book Award; the flash collection The Republics, lauded as “one of the most inventive books by one of today’s most diverse writers,” and winner of the Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing, and the Arab American Book Award; the critically acclaimed Poet in Andalucía; and Love and Strange Horses, winner of the Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award. She is the author of eight plays, editor of two anthologies, and her poetry, essays and creative nonfiction have appeared in Vanity Fair, Guernica Magazine, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Nation, The Irish Times, among others. Handal is the recipient of awards from the PEN Foundation, The Lannan Foundation, Centro Andaluz de las Letras, Fondazione di Venezia, among others. She is a professor at Columbia University, and writes the literary travel column “The City and the Writer” for Words without Borders  magazine. 
 

Ravi Shankar, Pushcart prize winning poet, translator and professor has published, edited or has forthcoming over 15 books, including the Muse India award-winning translations of 9th century Tamil poet/saint, Andal, 'The Autobiography of a Goddess' (Zubaan/University of Chicago), 'The Golden Shovel: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks" (University of Arkansas) and 'The Many Uses of Mint: New and Selected Poems 1997-2017' (Recent Works Press). Along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, he co-edited W.W. Norton's "Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond" called "a beautiful achievement for world literature" by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer and he founded one of the world's oldest electronic journals of the arts, Drunken Boat. He has taught and performed around the world and appeared in print, radio and TV in such venues as The New York Times, NPR, BBC and the PBS Newshour. He has won awards to the Corporation of Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and most recently, his collaborative chapbook, 'A Field Guide to Southern China' written with T.S. Eliot Prize winner George Szirtes, was published in in the UK by Eyewear Publishing. He currently holds an international research fellowship from the University of Sydney and his memoir “Correctional” is forthcoming in 2021 with University of Wisconsin Press.


For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

Monday October 26, 2020
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Family Day Scarecrow Festival

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  9783183358  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  9783183358
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

 
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10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Visit Special Collections By Appointment (Main)

LOCATION: Special Collections
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Visit Fowler By Appointment (Fowler)

LOCATION: Fowler Library
There are 56 spaces available.
 
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10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Visit Main Library By Appointment (Main)

LOCATION: Main Library
There are 120 spaces available.
 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Flower Family Yoga

Join Tara Rachel Jones for joyful and creative ways to explore asana, breathing and meditation together through inspiring stories, games and partner poses. 

Family life has a milieu of details to balance each day. Practicing yoga together can offer some insight into another way to meet the day to day happenings between parents, caregivers and children.

Parents, caregivers and children are invited to play yoga and cultivate a life-long practice together! Classes are designed to meet and share experiential what the developmental needs of the children are and be a place where families have fun and grow collectively. 

​This program is geared for ages 2 - 7 years old.

Register below to receive the Zoom link.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library 

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

Join Tara Rachel Jones for joyful and creative ways to explore asana, breathing and meditation together through inspiring stories, games and partner poses. 

Family life has a milieu of details to balance each day. Practicing yoga together can offer some insight into another way to meet the day to day happenings between parents, caregivers and children.

Parents, caregivers and children are invited to play yoga and cultivate a life-long practice together! Classes are designed to meet and share experiential what the developmental needs of the children are and be a place where families have fun and grow collectively. 

​This program is geared for ages 2 - 7 years old.

Register below to receive the Zoom link.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

 
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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
Concord Festival of Authors: Debut Authors

A Mighty Blaze and the Friends of the CFPL present

Debut Authors

Register Here!
 

Rachel Barenbaum, Debut Author panel moderator, is a prolific writer and reviewer for the LA Review of Books and DeadDarlings. She is a graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator. In a former life she was a hedge fund manager and a spin instructor. Rachel coordinates and moderates debut panel presentations online for A Mighty Blaze. She has degrees from Harvard in Business, and Literature and Philosophy. She lives in Hanover, NH with her husband, three children, and dog named Zishe—after the folk hero who inspires many tales around her family’s dinner table. Rachel is represented by Eve Attermann at WME.

 


 

Kelli Jo Ford’s Crooked Hallelujah is a novel-in-stories about four generations of Cherokee women. She has work published or forthcoming in The Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly ReviewThe Missouri Review, and Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, among other places. “Hybrid Vigor,” a story from Crooked Hallelujah, won The Paris Review’s 2019 Plimpton Prize, and the manuscript for Crooked Hallelujah won the University of Central Oklahoma’s 2019 Everett Southwest Literary Award. [She’s] been awarded a National Artist Fellowship by the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, an Elizabeth George Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, and a Katharine Bakeless Nason Award in Fiction by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. In 2016, she served as the Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. She received an MFA from George Mason University, and is stoked to be represented by Adam Eaglin at The Cheney Agency.


 

Natalie Jenner is the international bestselling author of THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY, a fictional telling of the start of the society in the 1940s in the village of Chawton, England, where Austen once lived. A USA Today, LA Times and #1 Canadian fiction bestseller, THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY will be published around the world in fifteen different languages. She obtained her B.A. and her LL.B. from the University of Toronto and, in addition to a brief career as a corporate lawyer, worked as a recruiter, career coach and consultant to leading law firms in Canada for over twenty years.

 

 

 


 

Rishi Reddi is the author of two books of fiction, Karma and Other Stories, and Passage West. Karma and Other Stories was the winner of the 2008 PEN New England / L.L. Winship prize for fiction. Stories from that collection were published in Best American Short Stories, broadcast on National Public Radio, performed at New York City’s Symphony Space, received honorable mention for the Pushcart Prize, and chosen for the Boston Book Festival’s “One City, One Story” community read. Rishi’s debut novel, Passage West, has been recommended by The BustleBook RiotMs. Magazine, and The Millions. A sweeping saga set in rural California at the onset of World War I, it relates the story of a Punjabi family, their Mexican in-laws, and their Japanese neighbors during an era of tightening immigration laws.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Adel West was born and raised in Chicago, IL where she currently resides. She graduated with both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois - Urbana. Her work is published in Black  Fox Literary Magazine, Five2One, Better than Starbucks, Doors Ajar, 805  Lit + Art, The Helix Magazine, Lunch Ticket and Gay Magazine. In between writing and  traveling, Catherine works as an editor.
 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

A Mighty Blaze and the Friends of the CFPL present

Debut Authors

Register Here!
 

Rachel Barenbaum, Debut Author panel moderator, is a prolific writer and reviewer for the LA Review of Books and DeadDarlings. She is a graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator. In a former life she was a hedge fund manager and a spin instructor. Rachel coordinates and moderates debut panel presentations online for A Mighty Blaze. She has degrees from Harvard in Business, and Literature and Philosophy. She lives in Hanover, NH with her husband, three children, and dog named Zishe—after the folk hero who inspires many tales around her family’s dinner table. Rachel is represented by Eve Attermann at WME.

 


 

Kelli Jo Ford’s Crooked Hallelujah is a novel-in-stories about four generations of Cherokee women. She has work published or forthcoming in The Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly ReviewThe Missouri Review, and Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, among other places. “Hybrid Vigor,” a story from Crooked Hallelujah, won The Paris Review’s 2019 Plimpton Prize, and the manuscript for Crooked Hallelujah won the University of Central Oklahoma’s 2019 Everett Southwest Literary Award. [She’s] been awarded a National Artist Fellowship by the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, an Elizabeth George Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, a Dobie Paisano Fellowship, and a Katharine Bakeless Nason Award in Fiction by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. In 2016, she served as the Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. She received an MFA from George Mason University, and is stoked to be represented by Adam Eaglin at The Cheney Agency.


 

Natalie Jenner is the international bestselling author of THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY, a fictional telling of the start of the society in the 1940s in the village of Chawton, England, where Austen once lived. A USA Today, LA Times and #1 Canadian fiction bestseller, THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY will be published around the world in fifteen different languages. She obtained her B.A. and her LL.B. from the University of Toronto and, in addition to a brief career as a corporate lawyer, worked as a recruiter, career coach and consultant to leading law firms in Canada for over twenty years.

 

 

 


 

Rishi Reddi is the author of two books of fiction, Karma and Other Stories, and Passage West. Karma and Other Stories was the winner of the 2008 PEN New England / L.L. Winship prize for fiction. Stories from that collection were published in Best American Short Stories, broadcast on National Public Radio, performed at New York City’s Symphony Space, received honorable mention for the Pushcart Prize, and chosen for the Boston Book Festival’s “One City, One Story” community read. Rishi’s debut novel, Passage West, has been recommended by The BustleBook RiotMs. Magazine, and The Millions. A sweeping saga set in rural California at the onset of World War I, it relates the story of a Punjabi family, their Mexican in-laws, and their Japanese neighbors during an era of tightening immigration laws.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Adel West was born and raised in Chicago, IL where she currently resides. She graduated with both her Bachelors and Masters of Science in Journalism from the University of Illinois - Urbana. Her work is published in Black  Fox Literary Magazine, Five2One, Better than Starbucks, Doors Ajar, 805  Lit + Art, The Helix Magazine, Lunch Ticket and Gay Magazine. In between writing and  traveling, Catherine works as an editor.
 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

Tuesday October 27, 2020
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Family Day Scarecrow Festival

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  9783183358  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  9783183358
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

 
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10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Visit Special Collections By Appointment (Main)

LOCATION: Special Collections
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Visit Fowler By Appointment (Fowler)

LOCATION: Fowler Library
There are 56 spaces available.
 
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10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Visit Main Library By Appointment (Main)

LOCATION: Main Library
There are 120 spaces available.
Wednesday October 28, 2020
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Family Day Scarecrow Festival

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  9783183358  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  9783183358
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

 
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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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10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Visit Special Collections By Appointment (Main)

LOCATION: Special Collections
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Visit Fowler By Appointment (Fowler)

LOCATION: Fowler Library
There are 56 spaces available.
 
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10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Visit Main Library By Appointment (Main)

LOCATION: Main Library
There are 120 spaces available.
 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cooking program - Banana Bread in a mug

Want to learn to cook delicious

Banana Bread in a mug?

Wellness coach Julie Manning will lead kids in a microwave cooking class and teach you to make your own meals or snacks!

This workshop is perfect for teens and tweens. Younger children are welcome to join but will need an adult helper.

The virtual cooking program will be held on Zoom. Register in advance to receive the Zoom link. Ingredient list will be shared with all participants before the program.

Our program runs every Wednesday through the month of October. Sign up for any or all workshops!

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

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

Want to learn to cook delicious

Banana Bread in a mug?

Wellness coach Julie Manning will lead kids in a microwave cooking class and teach you to make your own meals or snacks!

This workshop is perfect for teens and tweens. Younger children are welcome to join but will need an adult helper.

The virtual cooking program will be held on Zoom. Register in advance to receive the Zoom link. Ingredient list will be shared with all participants before the program.

Our program runs every Wednesday through the month of October. Sign up for any or all workshops!

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

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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

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
There are 12 spaces available.

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

There are 12 spaces available.

Thursday October 29, 2020
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Thursday Morning Meditation

Thursday Mornings in October: 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 in October from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Please register below for the Zoom link.  

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Thursday Mornings in October: 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 in October 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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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Family Day Scarecrow Festival

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  9783183358  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  9783183358
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

 
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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. Registration is for the entire series (September through November). You will receive the zoom link weekly, and we hope that you will attend when you are able!

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
The registration period has ended.

Join Branch Librarian Dorrie for stories, songs, and rhymes. Please register to receive the zoom link. Registration is for the entire series (September through November). You will receive the zoom link weekly, and we hope that you will attend when you are able!

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

The registration period has ended.

 
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10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Visit Special Collections By Appointment (Main)

LOCATION: Special Collections
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Visit Fowler By Appointment (Fowler)

LOCATION: Fowler Library
There are 56 spaces available.
 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Genealogy Research for Beginners - Six Week Series (via Zoom)

Genealogy Research for Beginners with Linda MacIver (6-Week Series)

Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach a six-week introduction to genealogy research workshop via Zoom on Thursdays from 2 – 4 p.m. from September 17 to October 29 (there will be no class on Sept. 24). The series will include an introduction to researching your family tree, using the library's resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors.

The dates for the classes are as follows:

September 17
October 1
October 8
October 15
October 22
October 29

The first two classes are mandatory, and attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. The six-week series is limited to 20 participants.

Advanced registration is required for the entire series. Please register on the library's online calendar of events at www.concordlibrary.org or call 978-318-3301.

 

CONTACT: Barbara Gugluizza  978-318-3345  bgugluizza@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online

Genealogy Research for Beginners with Linda MacIver (6-Week Series)

Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach a six-week introduction to genealogy research workshop via Zoom on Thursdays from 2 – 4 p.m. from September 17 to October 29 (there will be no class on Sept. 24). The series will include an introduction to researching your family tree, using the library's resources, and finding your immigrant ancestors.

The dates for the classes are as follows:

September 17
October 1
October 8
October 15
October 22
October 29

The first two classes are mandatory, and attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. The six-week series is limited to 20 participants.

Advanced registration is required for the entire series. Please register on the library's online calendar of events at www.concordlibrary.org or call 978-318-3301.

 

CONTACT:
  Barbara Gugluizza
  978.318.3345
   bgugluizza@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

 
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7:00 PM
Concord Festival of Authors: Chunky Monkey Writing Group

Join the CFA 2020 for an online conversation with Boston’s most successful, entertaining writing group!

BOSTON’S CELEBRATED WRITING GROUP, THE CHUNKY MONKEYS

Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library

Register Here!

                                      

What Makes a Good Writing Group? The Chunky Monkeys Share Tips

So you want to start a writing group, or perhaps improve how your existing group is working. What are some excellent tips and tricks? Join authors Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Celeste Ng, Christopher Castellani, Jennifer De Leon, Adam Stumacher, Whitney Scharer, Calvin Hennick, Grace Talusan, Chip Cheek, Becky Tuch, and Sonya Larson as they discuss what they've learned from their own writing group, the Chunky Monkeys, over the last 7+ years. When they began, the group had no published books-- now they have several titles under the belt, including The Age of Light, Little Fires Everywhere, Leading Men, Don't Ask Me Where I'm From, Once More to the Rodeo, The Body Papers, Cape May, and The Fact of a Body, as well as numerous articles, essays, and stories.

 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

Join the CFA 2020 for an online conversation with Boston’s most successful, entertaining writing group!

BOSTON’S CELEBRATED WRITING GROUP, THE CHUNKY MONKEYS

Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library

Register Here!

                                      

What Makes a Good Writing Group? The Chunky Monkeys Share Tips

So you want to start a writing group, or perhaps improve how your existing group is working. What are some excellent tips and tricks? Join authors Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Celeste Ng, Christopher Castellani, Jennifer De Leon, Adam Stumacher, Whitney Scharer, Calvin Hennick, Grace Talusan, Chip Cheek, Becky Tuch, and Sonya Larson as they discuss what they've learned from their own writing group, the Chunky Monkeys, over the last 7+ years. When they began, the group had no published books-- now they have several titles under the belt, including The Age of Light, Little Fires Everywhere, Leading Men, Don't Ask Me Where I'm From, Once More to the Rodeo, The Body Papers, Cape May, and The Fact of a Body, as well as numerous articles, essays, and stories.

 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

Friday October 30, 2020
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Family Day Scarecrow Festival

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT: Royce McGrath  9783183358  rnmcgrath@minlib.net
LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

Come to a Scarecrow Fesitval!

See all the creative scarecrows decorating the Main Library's Lawn from

Sat Oct 17 - Fri Oct 30, 2020

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

 

CONTACT:
  Royce McGrath
  9783183358
   rnmcgrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Main Library Lawn

 
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10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Jacob Reads

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  978-318-3358  RnMcGrath@minlib.net

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
  978.318.3358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

 
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10:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Visit Special Collections By Appointment (Main)

LOCATION: Special Collections
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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10:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Visit Fowler By Appointment (Fowler)

LOCATION: Fowler Library
There are 56 spaces available.
 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Story Time with Karen

Join Karen for a fun Zoom storytime highlighting old and new favorite stories and songs!  

This program is geared toward children age 4 years and up, but anyone who enjoys listening to stories is invited.

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

Join Karen for a fun Zoom storytime highlighting old and new favorite stories and songs!  

This program is geared toward children age 4 years and up, but anyone who enjoys listening to stories is invited.

 
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
Concord Festival of Authors: LGBTQ Memoir Authors

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present

LGBTQ Memoir Authors

Register Here!

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir, which received a Lambda Literary Award, the Chautauqua Prize, the Grand Prix des Lectrices ELLE, the Prix des libraires du Quebec 2020, and the Prix France Inter-JDD, an award for one book of any genre in the world. Named one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Audible.com, Bustle, Book Riot, The Times of LondonThe GuardianParis MatchLireTelerama, and The Sydney Press Herald, it was an Indie Next Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection, long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize, short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, a finalist for a New England Book Award and a Goodreads Choice Award, and has been translated into ten languages. The recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, as well as a Rona Jaffe Award, Marzano-Lesnevich has written for The New York TimesThe New York Times Sunday MagazineThe Boston GlobeOxford AmericanHarper’s, and many other publications. 

Michelle Bowdler’s book, Is Rape a Crime? was published by Flatiron Books in the summer of 2020. She is represented by agent Nicki Richesin of Wendy Sherman Associates in New York.

Michelle is a recipient of a 2017 Barbara Deming Memorial Award for non-fiction and has been a Fellow at Ragdale and MacDowell Colony. She has been published in the New York Times and in the anthologies The Anatomy of Silence (Red Press) and We Rise to Resist: Voices from a New Era in Women’s Political Action (McFarland). Her essays: Eventually You Tell Your Kids and Babelogue were both nominated for Pushcart Prizes.

Michelle has worked in the public health field for years on issues of addiction, violence prevention, sexual health, HIV education and prevention. She has been involved, as well, for over a decade working on social justice issues related to rape and crimes of violence. Currently, she has the pleasure and honor of working as Executive Director of Health & Wellness at a major university in Boston where her work involves efforts to provide excellent sexual assault prevention and treatment for students in addition to mental health and health care.

 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present

LGBTQ Memoir Authors

Register Here!

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir, which received a Lambda Literary Award, the Chautauqua Prize, the Grand Prix des Lectrices ELLE, the Prix des libraires du Quebec 2020, and the Prix France Inter-JDD, an award for one book of any genre in the world. Named one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Audible.com, Bustle, Book Riot, The Times of LondonThe GuardianParis MatchLireTelerama, and The Sydney Press Herald, it was an Indie Next Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection, long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize, short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, a finalist for a New England Book Award and a Goodreads Choice Award, and has been translated into ten languages. The recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, as well as a Rona Jaffe Award, Marzano-Lesnevich has written for The New York TimesThe New York Times Sunday MagazineThe Boston GlobeOxford AmericanHarper’s, and many other publications. 

Michelle Bowdler’s book, Is Rape a Crime? was published by Flatiron Books in the summer of 2020. She is represented by agent Nicki Richesin of Wendy Sherman Associates in New York.

Michelle is a recipient of a 2017 Barbara Deming Memorial Award for non-fiction and has been a Fellow at Ragdale and MacDowell Colony. She has been published in the New York Times and in the anthologies The Anatomy of Silence (Red Press) and We Rise to Resist: Voices from a New Era in Women’s Political Action (McFarland). Her essays: Eventually You Tell Your Kids and Babelogue were both nominated for Pushcart Prizes.

Michelle has worked in the public health field for years on issues of addiction, violence prevention, sexual health, HIV education and prevention. She has been involved, as well, for over a decade working on social justice issues related to rape and crimes of violence. Currently, she has the pleasure and honor of working as Executive Director of Health & Wellness at a major university in Boston where her work involves efforts to provide excellent sexual assault prevention and treatment for students in addition to mental health and health care.

 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Spooky Trivia Night
Bring your friends, or make it a family affair, with teen-oriented TRIVIA NIGHTS. We'll cover topics like Marvel, World History, Politics.
 
This month...IT'S SPOOKY TIME!
 
Have a suggestion for a future topic? Drop a line to our host, Cary, at cmstough@minlib.net.
 
Register now to receive the Zoom link.
CONTACT: Cary Stough  (978) 318-3358  cmstough@minlib.net
There are 2 spaces available.
Bring your friends, or make it a family affair, with teen-oriented TRIVIA NIGHTS. We'll cover topics like Marvel, World History, Politics.
 
This month...IT'S SPOOKY TIME!
 
Have a suggestion for a future topic? Drop a line to our host, Cary, at cmstough@minlib.net.
 
Register now to receive the Zoom link.
CONTACT:
  Cary Stough
  (978) 318.3358
   cmstough@minlib.net

There are 2 spaces available.

Saturday October 31, 2020
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Concord Festival of Authors: Mystery Night

Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library

Mystery Night

Casting Call: How We Find Our Characters

Register Here!

Kate Flora returns to CFA 2020 as Mystery Night emcee! Kate is the author of nineteen books and more than twenty short stories, and has been a finalist for the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Derringer awards. She won the Public Safety Writers Association award for nonfiction. She’s a five time finalist, and twice won the Maine Literary Award for crime fiction. Her latest fiction includes, Death Warmed Over, her 8th Thea Kozak mystery, was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award, and Careful What You Wish For, a collection of crime stories. For more info, visit kateclarkflora.com

 

 

Charlene D’Avanzo, author of the Maine Oceanographer Mara Tusconi mysteries, marine ecologist, and emerita professor at Hampshire College, has numerous awards both as an author and educator. Her mysteries help readers learn about climate change and other issues in the context of a fast-paced, exciting story. She was motivated to write her mystery series when a famous climate scientist described tactics climate change deniers used to harass him. Read about this and her life as a marine scientist and college professor in this interview and in this video interview.

Foreward Review calls Charlene’s books “great beach reading with meat on its bones, rich characterization, and an intriguing mystery at its core,” and Paul Doiron, author of the Mike Bowditch crime novels says she is “a natural storyteller and a passionate scientist.” For more info, visit charlenedavanzo.com
 

With the publication of A Fatal FictionKaitlyn Dunnett (aka, Kathy Lynn Emerson) has had sixty-two books traditionally published. She won the Agatha Award, was an Anthony and Macavity finalist for best mystery nonfiction of 2008 for How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, and was an Agatha Award finalist in 2015 in the best mystery short story category. She was the Malice Domestic Guest of Honor in 2014. Currently, she writes the contemporary Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries and the "Deadly Edits" series as Kaitlyn.

As Kathy, her most recent book is a collection of short stories, Different Times, Different Crimes, but there is a new, standalone historical mystery, The Finder of Lost Things, in the pipeline for October. 



 

Edwin Hill is the Edgar- and Agatha-award nominated author of Little Comfort, The Missing Ones, and Watch Her.

After attending Wesleyan University and graduating with a B.A. in American Studies, he headed west to San Francisco for the dotcom boom. Later, he returned to Boston, earned an MFA from Emerson College, and switched gears to work in educational publishing. He served as the vice president and editorial director for Bedford/St. Martin's, a division of Macmillan Learning for many years before turning to writing full time.

A lot of people helped him create this series, and he is a big believer in paying forward. Don't be a stranger. 

 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library

Mystery Night

Casting Call: How We Find Our Characters

Register Here!

Kate Flora returns to CFA 2020 as Mystery Night emcee! Kate is the author of nineteen books and more than twenty short stories, and has been a finalist for the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Derringer awards. She won the Public Safety Writers Association award for nonfiction. She’s a five time finalist, and twice won the Maine Literary Award for crime fiction. Her latest fiction includes, Death Warmed Over, her 8th Thea Kozak mystery, was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award, and Careful What You Wish For, a collection of crime stories. For more info, visit kateclarkflora.com

 

 

Charlene D’Avanzo, author of the Maine Oceanographer Mara Tusconi mysteries, marine ecologist, and emerita professor at Hampshire College, has numerous awards both as an author and educator. Her mysteries help readers learn about climate change and other issues in the context of a fast-paced, exciting story. She was motivated to write her mystery series when a famous climate scientist described tactics climate change deniers used to harass him. Read about this and her life as a marine scientist and college professor in this interview and in this video interview.

Foreward Review calls Charlene’s books “great beach reading with meat on its bones, rich characterization, and an intriguing mystery at its core,” and Paul Doiron, author of the Mike Bowditch crime novels says she is “a natural storyteller and a passionate scientist.” For more info, visit charlenedavanzo.com
 

With the publication of A Fatal FictionKaitlyn Dunnett (aka, Kathy Lynn Emerson) has had sixty-two books traditionally published. She won the Agatha Award, was an Anthony and Macavity finalist for best mystery nonfiction of 2008 for How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, and was an Agatha Award finalist in 2015 in the best mystery short story category. She was the Malice Domestic Guest of Honor in 2014. Currently, she writes the contemporary Liss MacCrimmon Mysteries and the "Deadly Edits" series as Kaitlyn.

As Kathy, her most recent book is a collection of short stories, Different Times, Different Crimes, but there is a new, standalone historical mystery, The Finder of Lost Things, in the pipeline for October. 



 

Edwin Hill is the Edgar- and Agatha-award nominated author of Little Comfort, The Missing Ones, and Watch Her.

After attending Wesleyan University and graduating with a B.A. in American Studies, he headed west to San Francisco for the dotcom boom. Later, he returned to Boston, earned an MFA from Emerson College, and switched gears to work in educational publishing. He served as the vice president and editorial director for Bedford/St. Martin's, a division of Macmillan Learning for many years before turning to writing full time.

A lot of people helped him create this series, and he is a big believer in paying forward. Don't be a stranger. 

 

For more details, please visit www.concordfestivalofauthors.org

LOCATION: Online

Monday November 2, 2020
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Flower Family Yoga

Join Tara Rachel Jones for joyful and creative ways to explore asana, breathing and meditation together through inspiring stories, games and partner poses. 

Family life has a milieu of details to balance each day. Practicing yoga together can offer some insight into another way to meet the day to day happenings between parents, caregivers and children.

Parents, caregivers and children are invited to play yoga and cultivate a life-long practice together! Classes are designed to meet and share experiential what the developmental needs of the children are and be a place where families have fun and grow collectively. 

​This program is geared for ages 2 - 7 years old.

Register below to receive 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
The registration period has ended.

Join Tara Rachel Jones for joyful and creative ways to explore asana, breathing and meditation together through inspiring stories, games and partner poses. 

Family life has a milieu of details to balance each day. Practicing yoga together can offer some insight into another way to meet the day to day happenings between parents, caregivers and children.

Parents, caregivers and children are invited to play yoga and cultivate a life-long practice together! Classes are designed to meet and share experiential what the developmental needs of the children are and be a place where families have fun and grow collectively. 

​This program is geared for ages 2 - 7 years old.

Register below to receive 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

The registration period has ended.

 
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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

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

Wednesday November 4, 2020
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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  978-3183-358  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
  978.3183.358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Teen/ Tween -Take and Make Craft - TAB
Hello Tweens and Teens! Concord Library TAB (Teen Advisory Board) has signed up to make a tree for the Concord Museum's annual Family Trees event. We picked a pretty cool picture book to display, and a really cool craft to represent it....THAT'S WHERE YOU COME IN.
 
We're making "memory jars" inspired by In A Jar by Deborah Marcero.
 
Register and we'll be in contact with you to schedule your pickup. But don't miss the exclusive reading of the book and craft tutorial on Wednesday, November 4th. 1:30-2:30pm
 
Deadline: 11/13, drop off at Concord Main Library
CONTACT: Cary Stough  9783183300  cmstough@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.
Hello Tweens and Teens! Concord Library TAB (Teen Advisory Board) has signed up to make a tree for the Concord Museum's annual Family Trees event. We picked a pretty cool picture book to display, and a really cool craft to represent it....THAT'S WHERE YOU COME IN.
 
We're making "memory jars" inspired by In A Jar by Deborah Marcero.
 
Register and we'll be in contact with you to schedule your pickup. But don't miss the exclusive reading of the book and craft tutorial on Wednesday, November 4th. 1:30-2:30pm
 
Deadline: 11/13, drop off at Concord Main Library
CONTACT:
  Cary Stough
  9783183300
   cmstough@minlib.net

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

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

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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7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
The Practice of Presence (Online)

Explore simple mindful wellness practices that settle the mind, honor the body and enhance overall well-being. Together, we’ll examine the path toward freedom from stress and experience the power of the pause in a time of crisis. Lara Wilson, founder of Concord’s non-profit mindful wellness collaborative, Be Well Be Here, will share ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life through meditation and movement tailored to your natural way of BEing. Free and open to ALL!

Bio

Lara JK Wilson, MA, GMCS, a 35-year meditator and award-winning short story writer, devotes her life to exploring the intersection of personal narrative and mindful well-being. After more than a decade teaching master fiction workshops and serving on the board at Grub Street in Boston, she took a Great Pause to battle stage III breast cancer for 18 months. This meaningful journey prompted Lara to establish Be Well Be Here, a non-profit mindful wellness educational collaborative in Concord, which offers personalized programming, community outreach and well-being retreats. Lara holds a master's degree in English and American literature and a graduate certificate in mindfulness studies, as well as RYT-200 (yoga) and Reiki Level II designations. Currently, she serves on the board of the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, where she organizes the Authors Series and Mindfulness Programming. In January 2019, Lara was appointed curator of the Concord Festival of Authors. For more information, please visit BeWellBeHere.org

Please register below for the Zoom link. 

LOCATION: Online
There are many spaces available.

Explore simple mindful wellness practices that settle the mind, honor the body and enhance overall well-being. Together, we’ll examine the path toward freedom from stress and experience the power of the pause in a time of crisis. Lara Wilson, founder of Concord’s non-profit mindful wellness collaborative, Be Well Be Here, will share ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life through meditation and movement tailored to your natural way of BEing. Free and open to ALL!

Bio

Lara JK Wilson, MA, GMCS, a 35-year meditator and award-winning short story writer, devotes her life to exploring the intersection of personal narrative and mindful well-being. After more than a decade teaching master fiction workshops and serving on the board at Grub Street in Boston, she took a Great Pause to battle stage III breast cancer for 18 months. This meaningful journey prompted Lara to establish Be Well Be Here, a non-profit mindful wellness educational collaborative in Concord, which offers personalized programming, community outreach and well-being retreats. Lara holds a master's degree in English and American literature and a graduate certificate in mindfulness studies, as well as RYT-200 (yoga) and Reiki Level II designations. Currently, she serves on the board of the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, where she organizes the Authors Series and Mindfulness Programming. In January 2019, Lara was appointed curator of the Concord Festival of Authors. For more information, please visit BeWellBeHere.org

Please register below for the Zoom link. 

LOCATION: Online

There are many spaces available.

Thursday November 5, 2020
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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. Registration is for the entire series (September through November). You will receive the zoom link weekly, and we hope that you will attend when you are able!

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
The registration period has ended.

Join Branch Librarian Dorrie for stories, songs, and rhymes. Please register to receive the zoom link. Registration is for the entire series (September through November). You will receive the zoom link weekly, and we hope that you will attend when you are able!

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

The registration period has ended.

 
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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  978-318-3301  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
  978.318.3301
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

There are 3 spaces available.

Sunday November 8, 2020
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Virtual Concord Poetry at the Library Series, Fall,’20: Jeffrey Harrison & Matthew Lippman

Poetry at the Library presents Jeffrey Harrison & Matthew Lippman

                                

Please register here for the Zoom link!

Jeffrey Harrison reads from his sixth full-length book of poetry, Between Lakes (Four Way Books, September, 2020),  where the death of the speaker’s father places him in the ever-shifting zone between the living and the dead while also sending him back into his journey to manhood.  Old arguments are reimagined: What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a participant in one’s life as well as a witness and recorder of the lives of others? The exploration of these questions leads to new discoveries, including the way time reshapes the vision of one’s life and alters relationships, remaking a shared history.  Harrison’s other collections include The Singing Underneath (1988), selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series, Signs of Arrival (1996), Feeding the Fire (2001), winner of the Sheila Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club, Incomplete Knowledge (2006), runner-up for the Poets’ Prize, and  Into Daylight, published in 2014 by Tupelo Press as the winner of the Dorset Prize and selected by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as a Must-Read Book.  View Harrison’s website  for interviews in which he talks about the poet’s craft and samples of  his widely-published poetry. He lives in Massachusetts.

Matthew Lippman reads from Mesmerizingly Sadly Beautiful (Four Way Books, 2020),  which won the 2018 Levis Prize in Poetry – a collection  that “takes on issues of sex, politics, race, religion, and poetry, all subjects our mothers warned us not to bring up at a dinner party. At times dreamily or nightmarishly surreal, at others so realistic we laugh or cringe in recognition. It's outrageously American, crass, funny, fast talking, unbound, and yes, sadly beautiful.” – notes Levis poetry judge Dorianne Laux.  Lippman is the author of five additional collections:  A LITTLE GUT MAGIC (2018), SALAMI JEW (2014), AMERICAN CHEW (2013), winner of the Burnside Review Book Prize, MONKEY BARS (2010), and THE NEW YEAR OF YELLOW (2007) winner of The Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize and finalist for the 2008 Patterson Poetry Prize. Lippman is the Editor and Founder of the web-based project Love’s Executive Order (www.lovesexecutiveorder.com) and calls its weekly poems by different poets a chronicle of poetic protest during the current political time. Lippman holds an MFA with a concentration in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives in Massachusetts.

 

                                                                                           

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library

LOCATION: Online

Poetry at the Library presents Jeffrey Harrison & Matthew Lippman

                                

Please register here for the Zoom link!

Jeffrey Harrison reads from his sixth full-length book of poetry, Between Lakes (Four Way Books, September, 2020),  where the death of the speaker’s father places him in the ever-shifting zone between the living and the dead while also sending him back into his journey to manhood.  Old arguments are reimagined: What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a participant in one’s life as well as a witness and recorder of the lives of others? The exploration of these questions leads to new discoveries, including the way time reshapes the vision of one’s life and alters relationships, remaking a shared history.  Harrison’s other collections include The Singing Underneath (1988), selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series, Signs of Arrival (1996), Feeding the Fire (2001), winner of the Sheila Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club, Incomplete Knowledge (2006), runner-up for the Poets’ Prize, and  Into Daylight, published in 2014 by Tupelo Press as the winner of the Dorset Prize and selected by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as a Must-Read Book.  View Harrison’s website  for interviews in which he talks about the poet’s craft and samples of  his widely-published poetry. He lives in Massachusetts.

Matthew Lippman reads from Mesmerizingly Sadly Beautiful (Four Way Books, 2020),  which won the 2018 Levis Prize in Poetry – a collection  that “takes on issues of sex, politics, race, religion, and poetry, all subjects our mothers warned us not to bring up at a dinner party. At times dreamily or nightmarishly surreal, at others so realistic we laugh or cringe in recognition. It's outrageously American, crass, funny, fast talking, unbound, and yes, sadly beautiful.” – notes Levis poetry judge Dorianne Laux.  Lippman is the author of five additional collections:  A LITTLE GUT MAGIC (2018), SALAMI JEW (2014), AMERICAN CHEW (2013), winner of the Burnside Review Book Prize, MONKEY BARS (2010), and THE NEW YEAR OF YELLOW (2007) winner of The Kathryn A. Morton Poetry Prize and finalist for the 2008 Patterson Poetry Prize. Lippman is the Editor and Founder of the web-based project Love’s Executive Order (www.lovesexecutiveorder.com) and calls its weekly poems by different poets a chronicle of poetic protest during the current political time. Lippman holds an MFA with a concentration in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives in Massachusetts.

 

                                                                                           

Sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library

LOCATION: Online

Monday November 9, 2020
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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 November 10, 2020
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9:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Tuesday Book Discussion Group (Main)

 

 

In November, the book discussion group will discuss The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. All are welcome.

Copies of the eBook are available through Hoopla at https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13518629.


Please email bgugluizza@minlib.net for the Zoom link. 

 

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

 

 

In November, the book discussion group will discuss The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. All are welcome.

Copies of the eBook are available through Hoopla at https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13518629.


Please email bgugluizza@minlib.net for the Zoom link. 

 

CONTACT:
  Barbara Gugluizza
  978.318.3365
   bgugluizza@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

Wednesday November 11, 2020
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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  978-3183-358  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
  978.3183.358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

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

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

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 November 12, 2020
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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. Registration is for the entire series (September through November). You will receive the zoom link weekly, and we hope that you will attend when you are able!

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
The registration period has ended.

Join Branch Librarian Dorrie for stories, songs, and rhymes. Please register to receive the zoom link. Registration is for the entire series (September through November). You will receive the zoom link weekly, and we hope that you will attend when you are able!

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

The registration period has ended.

Monday November 16, 2020
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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 November 17, 2020
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Nature Connection

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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.

.       

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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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nature Connection

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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.

Wednesday November 18, 2020
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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  978-3183-358  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
  978.3183.358
   RnMcGrath@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book A Mystery (Fowler Branch)

Book A Mystery Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 18, 2 pm at Fowler Branch

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

 

 

CONTACT: Pat Pluskal  978 318 3350  fowler@concordlibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

Book A Mystery Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 18, 2 pm at Fowler Branch

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

 

 

CONTACT:
  Pat Pluskal
  978 318 3350
   fowler@concordlibrary.org

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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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nature Journaling

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This program for tweens and teens introduces the practice of keeping a nature journal in order to develop a greater awareness and appreciation of the natural world that surrounds and supports us. Participants will be encouraged to create their own nature journal (paper or digital) and to share their observations, questions, and discoveries at our monthly Nature Connection program. 

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. 

This virtual program is geared to ages 11 and up. Register below and we'll share the link.

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

.       

This program for tweens and teens introduces the practice of keeping a nature journal in order to develop a greater awareness and appreciation of the natural world that surrounds and supports us. Participants will be encouraged to create their own nature journal (paper or digital) and to share their observations, questions, and discoveries at our monthly Nature Connection program. 

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. 

This virtual program is geared to ages 11 and up. 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 - 6:00 PM
Girls Who Code Club

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

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 November 19, 2020
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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. Registration is for the entire series (September through November). You will receive the zoom link weekly, and we hope that you will attend when you are able!

CONTACT: Dorrie Karlin  978-318-3350  dkarlin@minlib.net
LOCATION: Online
The registration period has ended.

Join Branch Librarian Dorrie for stories, songs, and rhymes. Please register to receive the zoom link. Registration is for the entire series (September through November). You will receive the zoom link weekly, and we hope that you will attend when you are able!

CONTACT:
  Dorrie Karlin
  978.318.3350
   dkarlin@minlib.net

LOCATION: Online

The registration period has ended.

Friday November 20, 2020
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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.

Monday November 23, 2020
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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 November 25, 2020
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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.