Coming up at the Concord Free Public Library

March 9, 2023

Adult Programs

“Tuesday Book Discussion: Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan” Tuesday, March 14, 9:30 a.m.

Each month, join other readers to discuss a range of books, from classics to contemporary. For March, we will discuss Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library circulation desk. Program will take place in the Trustees Room at the Main Library.

“VIRTUAL: Boston African American National Historic Site Presents ‘Explore The Black Heritage Trail’” Wednesday, March 15, 12 p.m.

Enjoy a virtual lunchtime lecture from the Boston African American National Historic Site, entitled “Explore the Black Heritage Trail.” The Black Heritage Trail showcases residences and community buildings associated with a Black community that thrived on, and near, the north slope of Beacon Hill before, during, and after the American Civil War. Throughout that time, this community struggled and organized for equal rights and access to equal education. Community members championed the movement to abolish slavery and even housed freedom seekers on their journey along the Underground Railroad. Led by National Park Ranger Shawn Quigley. Please note this is a virtual program that will take place via Zoom. Register directly on Zoom HERE.

“Book-A-Mystery” Wednesday, March 15, 2 p.m.

Join Madeline from Fowler on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to discuss a range of mysteries, from thrillers to whodunnits. This month we are discussing the cozy mystery, “Peg and Rose solve a murder” by Laurien Berenson. Copies of the selected book are available at Fowler in both regular and large print. Registration is not required for this event, but is encouraged for reminders or details of the meeting. Program will take place at the Fowler Branch Library.

“Music from the Library: David Deveau, piano” Saturday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.

David Deveau presents Beethoven’s powerful last three piano sonatas, opus 109, 110, and 11. He is a graduate of New England Conservatory and Juilliard and has performed with major orchestras, including many in Boston, and taught at MIT until his recent retirement. He was the Artistic Director of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival for 23 years, seeing it through the building of the Shalin Liu Performance Center.

Starting two weeks before the concert, make reservations by phone at 978-318-3301 or online at Program will take place in the Rotunda at the Main Library. The doors open at 7 p.m.

Teen Programs

“Teen Dungeons and Dragons” Wednesday, March 15, 3:30 p.m.

Teens! Join Dungeons and Dragons. Play casual one-off games or start a campaign with others. Beginners encouraged. Experts expected to help out! Ages 11-18 welcome. Program will take place in the Teen Room at the Main Library. No registration required.

Children’s Programs

“Concord Puppet Theatre at Main” Friday, March 17, 10:30 a.m.

Each week will feature different puppets, new songs to learn and sing along to, and occasional crafts. Feel free to bring your own puppet (sock or otherwise) or instruments from home to join in on the fun. Program will take place in the Goodwin Forum at the Main Library. No registration required.

“Celebrate the Earth with the CCHS Green Team” Saturday, March 18, 11 a.m. (Grades K-2), 1 p.m. (Grades 3-5)

Let’s celebrate the Earth as we prepare for Earth Week. At 11 a.m., join members of the CCHS Green Team for a storytime and hands-on activity for grades K-2. At 1 p.m., grades 3-5 can join members of the CCHS Green Team to share Braiding Sweetgrass (For Young Adults): Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. We will read excerpts together to launch our discussion and work together to do a hands-on activity. Program will take place in the Fowler Meeting Room at the Fowler Branch Library.

“Read to Laddie the Collie” Saturday, March 18, 3 p.m.

Did you know that reading to dogs boosts reading, emotional, and social skills for children? Children ages 5 years and up are invited to “Read to Laddie the Collie” on the third Saturday of each month. Register for your own 15-minute session with Laddie and bring along a favorite book. Laddie is a certified therapy dog through Pets and People Foundation. Program will take place in the Children’s Activity Room at the Main Library.

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