Concord Free Public Library Corner 

October 12, 2023

It’s October and that means the Concord Festival of Authors is back! Join us at the Main Library to hear keynote speaker Jennifer De Leon kickoff the Festival with a discussion of her new novel Borderless on Friday, October 20 at 7 p.m.  

The Library will also be hosting “The Stories of Us” on October 25 at 6:45 p.m., a collaborative inclusive storytelling project that provides a platform to share unforgettable personal narratives for Festival attendees. More information about these programs and additional Festival programs can be found at 

All Ages 

“Building Community Book Club” 

Monday, October 16 at 12:30 p.m. 

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 Branch Library. Register online. 


The Right to Read Screening  

Sunday, October 15 at 3 p.m. 

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 life-long 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 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. 


Spooky Storytime (for Big Kids!) 

Saturday, October 28 at 2 p.m. 

Join us for some (slightly!) spooky stories on an autumn afternoon! Recommended for spooky story fans ages 4 and up. Main Library. No registration required. 

Pumpkin Decorating for Kids 

Monday, October 30 at 4:30 p.m. Drop in for a festive evening decorating pumpkins! We’ll provide the pumpkins and decorations; you provide the creativity. Then, enter your pumpkin in our Pumpkin Decorating Contest for the chance to win special prizes! Main Library. No registration required. 

Family Hindi Storytime 

Thursday, October 26 at 4:30 p.m. 

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 p.m. 

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. 

Teen Hack-o-Lanterns 

Friday, October 27 at 3:30 p.m. 

Get tips on how to turn your plain pumpkin into a grisly gourd that guts faster, carves easier, and keeps longer! This event is made possible by the generous support of the Concord Free Public Library Corporation. Main Library. Register online. 

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