Where do you wear your Concord Free Public Library 150th Anniversary t-shirt? The Concord Free Public Library Corporation Director of Development got hers signed by Dire Straits! T-shirts and additional swag are still available for sale at cfpl.info/150swag.

Concord Free Public Library Corner 

October 19, 2023

It’s October and that means the Concord Festival of Authors is back! Join us at the Main Library for a variety of Festival programs, including 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 concordfestivalofauthors.org. 

All Ages 

Discover West Concord Day: Snacks and Conversations with the Artists 

Saturday, October 21 at 12 p.m. 

Join artists featured in The Walking Show, a community art exhibit curated by ArtScape at Bradford Mill. Learn more about their work, their process, their materials, and more. Snacks provided. Fowler. No registration required. 


Concord Festival of Authors: 150th Anniversary Gallery Talk 

Tuesday and Thursday, October 24 and 26 at 12 p.m. 

Join the curators of the William Munroe Special Collections for a lecture about the current Main Library exhibition: “Connecting the Community — An Exhibition to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Concord Free Public Library.” Main Library. No registration required. 

Afternoon Tea Book Club 

Friday, October 27 at 2 p.m. 

Enjoy a selection of teas and discuss a blend of historical and contemporary fiction. Copies of the selected book, Widowland by C.J. Carey, will be available at Fowler. Please feel free to bring in food related to the recipe theme! Fowler. 


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. 

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 (beginning at 5 p.m.) for the chance to win special prizes! Main Library. 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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