The Concord Free Public Library, the Concord Free Public Library Corporation, the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, and the Concord Free Public Library Committee want to thank our lovely Town for celebrating our 150th anniversary with us on October 1st, and for joining us at various other festivities last weekend. We are incredibly lucky to serve a community where freedom of information, reverence for history, and celebration of creativity and innovation are so highly valued. Thank you!
“Family Nature Walk: Concord Land Conservation Trust’s Nashawtuc Hill Circuit”
Sunday, October 8 at 2 PM at Nashawtuc Hill Circuit
Join Peter Alden for a family nature walk of the Egg Rock and Nashawtuc Hill Circuit. We will assemble at the start of Squaw Sachem Trail, and we’ll see Egg Rock, the hemlock grove along the Assabet River, fields, woodlands, and more! Register online.
“Building Community Book Club”
Monday, October 16 at 12:30 PM
What does it take to build community? We will seek inspiration in books and talk to others interested in creating and strengthening connections in this book club started by our friends at Art for All. For October, we will read Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek Murthy. Books available for pickup at Fowler. Fowler Branch Library. Register online.
“The Right to Read Screening”
Sunday, October 15 at 3 PM
In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, we are screening the documentary The Right to Read, which follows several individuals who fight to provide children with the foundation for lifelong success: the ability to read. When a child can’t read, their chances of incarceration, homelessness, and unemployment increase. That’s why activist Kareem Weaver believes literacy is one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time and is fighting for better reading instruction. “What good is winning the right to vote if we can’t even read the ballot?” Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. Virtual. Register online.
“Family Hindi Storytime”
Thursdays, October 12 and 26 at 4:30 PM
Join us for Hindi stories, songs, and a hands-on activity! Families with children ages 12 and under are welcome to join, whether you speak Hindi or wish to learn a new language. Fowler. No registration required.
“Teen Ultimate Werewolf”
Friday, October 20 at 3:30 PM
Someone in the room is a monster. Can you figure out their identity before it’s too late? Alternatively… can you convince your paranoid prey to eliminate potential witnesses for you? Main Library. No registration required.
Friday, October 27 at 3:30 PM
Get tips on how to turn your plain pumpkin into a grisly gourd that guts faster, carves easier, and keeps longer! Sponsored by the Concord Free Public Library Corporation. Main Library. Register online.
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