December 2023

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Friday, December 110:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Alphabet Storytime

Alphabet StorytimeJoin us for stories, rhymes and songs focusing on a different letter of the alphabet each week!

Friday, December 12:00—3:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Fowler Afternoon Tea Book Club

Fowler Afternoon Tea Book Club** This will be our November/December meeting. Please note the changed date. **On the fourth Friday of each month, enjoy a selection of teas and discuss a blend of historical and contemporary fiction. Copies of the selected book are available at Fowler.…Learn More

Friday, December 13:30—4:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Lego Club at Fowler, Ages 12 and under

Come play with us! Join fellow builders to construct from our Lego collection. Try out weekly challenges or work on your own project. Drop in at any time during Lego Club to join the fun!
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Saturday, December 211:00—11:30 AMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Musical Morning with Ricardo in Spanish and English, Ages 7 & under

Ricardo Rosales will join us on the first Saturday of each month for a special music class in Spanish and English. Expand your musical and language skills in this program sponsored by the Friends of Concord Free Public Library. About Ricardo:Ricardo Rosales is a classically trained bassoonist from the school of music of Guanajuato University, Mexico.…Learn More

Saturday, December 212:00—2:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

LEGO Explorers

LEGO ExplorersEnjoy free building with your friends using LEGO bricks, Duplo blocks, Megabloks, and other building toys!

Saturday, December 21:00—2:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Next Chapter Book Club

Let's read together over lunch! Join our chapter of the national Next Chapter Book Club, a group dedicated to helping people with disabilities enjoy books, friends, and their community. Each meeting, we will read and discuss selected books together, starting with New Love, Spilt Milk, and Potbellied Pigs by Thomas Fish and Jillian Ober.…Learn More

Saturday, December 22:00—4:00 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sustainable Makes: Natural Fabric Dyes

Natural Fabric DyesLearn how to create your own fabric dyes out of common vegetables and spices and take home your own naturally dyed tea towel! Recommended for ages 10 to 110.
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Sunday, December 33:00—4:15 PMTrustees RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Poetry at the Library Series presents Cynthia Bargar and Wendy Drexler

Poetry at the Library Series presents Cynthia Bargar and Wendy DrexlerPoetry at the Library Series presents An Afternoon of Round Robin Reading and Discussion With Cynthia Bargar and Wendy DrexlerPLEASE REGISTER BELOW FOR A SEAT IN THE TRUSTEE'S ROOMYou are welcome to join award-winning poets Cynthia Bargar and Wendy Drexler for a moving afternoon of round robin reading and discussion.…Learn More
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Monday, December 410:30—11:15 AMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Musical Monday: Move & Play Your Way with Molly Delehey

Musical Monday: Move & Play Your Way with Molly DeleheyStart your week off right by dancing, singing, and having some fun at Musical Monday!Have you ever wondered what it feels like to dance like raindrops? Or move like starfish in a gentle ocean current? Join us for a lively expressive movement and music experience for children and their caretakers.…Learn More

Monday, December 43:00—4:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Embossed Gift Tags

Embossed Gift TagsUse the Workshop's stamp library and heat gun to create beautiful, custom embossed gift tags. Waiver required. Recommended for ages 8 to 108.

Monday, December 44:15—5:00 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Preschool Play at Fowler, Ages 5 & under

Drop by the Fowler weekly for hands-on activities, self-led exploration, and bubbles to help wind down after a busy day. Enjoy a soothing atmosphere and free-form play with other preschool children and their caregivers. If weather cooperates, we will meet outside.…Learn More

Monday, December 46:00—7:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Embossed Gift Tags

Embossed Gift TagsUse the Workshop's stamp library and heat gun to create beautiful, custom embossed gift tags. Waiver required. Recommended for ages 8 to 108.
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Tuesday, December 510:00—10:45 AMLabyrinth Garden at West Concord Union ChurchFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Fowler Storytime, Ages 5 & under

Join us at Fowler for storytime! We'll share stories, songs, and rhymes and do a simple hands-on activity. Indoor: In the case of poor weather, storytime will be held in our large meeting room.  Outdoor: If weather allows, we will meet across the street at the labyrinth garden at the West Concord Union Church (1317 Main St).…Learn More

Tuesday, December 510:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Crafty Tuesday

Crafty TuesdayGet your wiggles out with songs, rhymes, shorter stories, and a ton of movement at this storytime perfect for busy toddlers!

Tuesday, December 511:00—11:45 AMLabyrinth Garden at West Concord Union ChurchFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Fowler Storytime, Ages 5 and under

Join us at Fowler for storytime! We'll share stories, songs, and rhymes and do a simple hands-on activity. Indoor: In the case of poor weather, storytime will be held in our large meeting room.  Outdoor: If weather allows, we will meet across the street at the labyrinth garden at the West Concord Union Church (1317 Main St).…Learn More

Tuesday, December 51:00—2:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Stitch Circle at Fowler

Join fellow knitting, crocheting, needlework, etc. enthusiasts for an hour of social crafting. Help each other out of tough spots, share patterns and tips, and enjoy crafting together. We will meet in the backyard if weather permits, and in the large meeting room if it doesn't.…Learn More

Tuesday, December 53:00—4:00 PMTeen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory BoardTeen Advisory Board (TAB) is a monthly meeting of volunteers who work with the library to help us plan programs, buy materials, and run events. Attendees receive 1 hour of community service and get first crack at future community service opportunities…Learn More
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Wednesday, December 610:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Toddler Time

Toddler TimeGet your wiggles out with songs, rhymes, shorter stories, and a ton of movement at this storytime perfect for busy toddlers!

Wednesday, December 611:30 AM—12:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Baby Snugglebugs Storytime, pre-walkers

Baby Snugglebugs Storytime, pre-walkersJoin us for an opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers of infants and pre-walking babies in this introduction to the world of early literacy. Share parenting experiences with one another and bond with your baby through lap bounces, nursery rhymes, songs, and, of course, books!Recommended for infants and pre-walking babies.

Wednesday, December 62:00—3:00 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

MCBA Book Club at Fowler (grades 4, 5, and 6)

MCBA Book Club at Fowler (grades 4, 5, and 6)We will discuss books from the Massachusetts Children's Book Award 2023-24 nominees! Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Wednesday, December 63:30—4:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Make-It! Club

Make-It! ClubJoin us every Wednesday afternoon for an awesome craft, art project, or engineering puzzle geared towards kids ages 5 to 10 and their caregivers.

Wednesday, December 63:30—5:30 PMTeen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Dungeons and Dragons

Teen Dungeons and DragonsTry your hand at tabletop heroics in our new, ongoing game. Build a character, choose your weapon, and lay waste to nasty critters with a roll of the dice. E-mail Erick at egordy@minlib. net with any questions!

Wednesday, December 64:00—5:00 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Craft Lab at Fowler, Ages 12 & under

Drop by Fowler to craft, experiment, and create. Join us each week for hands-on artistic exploration.  When weather permits, we will meet in the Fowler backyard. Questions? Call Fowler at 978-318-3350.

Wednesday, December 65:00—6:00 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Girls Who Code, Grades 5-8

Over the course of the academic year (Oct-May), Concord Girls Who Code members learn a variety of coding skills and work together to design, create, and produce a project that addresses a real world problem. Our adult and teen facilitators have a range of coding and project development skills.…Learn More

Wednesday, December 66:00—7:30 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

The Climate Impact of Private Jet Expansion: A Concord Community Forum

The Climate Impact of Private Jet Expansion: A Concord Community ForumMassport is planning a massive hangar build-out for private jets at Hanscom Field (not Hanscom Air Force Base), which is the largest single development in Hanscom’s history. This will impact our community by increasing greenhouse gas emissions levels and more.…Learn More
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Thursday, December 78:30—9:00 AMZoom

Virtual Group Meditation with Be Well Be Here

Virtual Group Meditation with Be Well Be HereJoin Be Well Be Here 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.

Thursday, December 79:30—11:30 AMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Knitters' Workshop

Knitters' WorkshopStop by the Workshop every Thursday morning for a cup of coffee and two hours of informal, self-guided knitting with fellow Concord crafters! Needles and yarn scrap swap available for new knitters. All ages and experiences welcome.

Thursday, December 710:00—10:30 AMZoom

ZOOM Storytime from Fowler, Ages 5 and under

Join Fowler staff online for weekly songs, stories, and rhymes.  

Thursday, December 711:00 AM—12:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Messy Fun at Fowler, Ages 5 and under

What's more fun than getting messy? Getting messy somewhere that isn't in your house!Drop by the Fowler backyard weekly for a range of activities from play dough to blocks. Stay for 15 minutes or for the full hour. We will have different stations, allowing for child-guided play and socializing.…Learn More

Thursday, December 71:30—2:30 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Conversation Circle for English Language Learners at Fowler

Join us for a volunteer-led gathering to practice English. All levels welcome, including beginners. For more information, call 978-318-3350 or email dkarlin@minlib. net.  When weather allows, we will meet in the backyard. Otherwise, we will meet downstairs at Fowler.

Thursday, December 74:00—5:00 PMTeen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen D.I.Y. Snow Globe Jars

Teen D.I.Y. Snow Globe JarsCreate your own custom snowy decorative piece. Bring your own pictures and nicknacks to include, or choose from our selection.
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Friday, December 810:00—11:30 AMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

First Fridays with the League of Women Voters - Warner's Pond Update and Open Discussion

Come join us for an update and discussion about plans for Warner's Pond and the creation of a new Task force.  Speakers include Delia Kaye, Director of Concord Natural Resources Divison, Anna Feldweg, Friends of Warner's Pond, Alison Field-Juma, Executive Director of OARS, and Concord resident John Coleman.…Learn More

Friday, December 810:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Alphabet Storytime

Alphabet StorytimeJoin us for stories, rhymes and songs focusing on a different letter of the alphabet each week!

Friday, December 81:00—1:45 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Talk Yoga at Fowler, Ages 3-5

Talk Yoga at Fowler, Ages 3-5Join us Talk Yoga classes incorporate movement, mindfulness, games, and music to boost language, articulation, and sensory awareness. Benefitting children of all abilities, these classes help students connect their minds and body and gain acceptance, confidence, and self-awareness.…Learn More

Friday, December 83:30—4:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Lego Club at Fowler, Ages 12 and under

Come play with us! Join fellow builders to construct from our Lego collection. Try out weekly challenges or work on your own project. Drop in at any time during Lego Club to join the fun!
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Saturday, December 911:00—11:30 AMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Fowler Saturday Studio, Ages 5 & under

Join Fowler staff each week for a mix of stories, crafting, and other hands-on activities.  If weather permits, we will meet in the backyard. Otherwise, please join us in the large meeting room!

Saturday, December 912:00—2:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

LEGO Explorers

LEGO ExplorersEnjoy free building with your friends using LEGO bricks, Duplo blocks, Megabloks, and other building toys!

Saturday, December 91:00—4:00 PMFowler Branch (1322 Main St.)Fowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

West Concord Holiday Stroll at Fowler

West Concord Holiday Stroll at FowlerIt's time for the Holiday Stroll in West Concord, today from 1-5! Fowler will join local businesses and organizations to celebrate the season. Stop by to make citrus garlands and buttons and stay for cider! Mothers Out Front will be here from 2-4 to demonstrate an induction burner by making mulled cider for all.…Learn More

Saturday, December 93:00—3:15 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Read to Laddie the Collie, ages 5+ (Session 1)

Read to Laddie the Collie, ages 5+ (Session 1)Did you know that reading to dogs boosts reading skills & emotional & social skills for children? Read to Laddie the Collie, a good listener who loves stories!

Saturday, December 93:15—3:30 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Read to Laddie the Collie, ages 5+ (Session 2)

Read to Laddie the Collie, ages 5+ (Session 2)Did you know that reading to dogs boosts reading skills & emotional & social skills for children? Read to Laddie the Collie, a good listener who loves stories!

Saturday, December 93:30—3:45 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Read to Laddie the Collie, ages 5+ (Session 3)

Read to Laddie the Collie, ages 5+ (Session 3)Did you know that reading to dogs boosts reading skills & emotional & social skills for children? Read to Laddie the Collie, a good listener who loves stories!

Saturday, December 93:45—4:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Read to Laddie the Collie, ages 5+ (Session 4)

Read to Laddie the Collie, ages 5+ (Session 4)Did you know that reading to dogs boosts reading skills & emotional & social skills for children? Read to Laddie the Collie, a good listener who loves stories!
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Sunday, December 102:00—4:00 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council: Human Rights Tea and Climate For Freedom Award

Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council: Human Rights Tea and  Climate For Freedom AwardThis December is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To celebrate, the Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council and the Concord Public Library are co-sponsoring a tea in the Goodwin Forum in the Main Library on Sunday, December 10th at 2pm.…Learn More
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Monday, December 1110:30—11:15 AMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Musical Monday: Rockabye Beats

Musical Monday: Rockabye BeatsStart your week off right by dancing, singing, and having some fun at Musical Monday!Rockabye Beats is a fun, family group whose music is reminiscent of founder Marcos Valles’s Puerto Rico. Their songs offer a range of styles from rock n’ roll to calypso to funk and even blues.…Learn More

Monday, December 113:00—4:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Acid-Etched Wine Glasses

Acid Etched Wine GlassesLearn how to use the Workshop's Cricut machines to create custom vinyl stencils and etch your own personalized set of wine glasses. Waiver required. Recommended for ages 14 to 114.

Monday, December 114:15—5:00 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Preschool Play at Fowler, Ages 5 & under

Drop by the Fowler weekly for hands-on activities, self-led exploration, and bubbles to help wind down after a busy day. Enjoy a soothing atmosphere and free-form play with other preschool children and their caregivers. If weather cooperates, we will meet outside.…Learn More

Monday, December 116:00—7:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Acid-Etched Wine Glasses

Acid Etched Wine GlassesLearn how to use the Workshop's Cricut machines to create custom vinyl stencils and etch your own personalized set of wine glasses. Waiver required. Recommended for ages 14 to 114.
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Tuesday, December 129:30—11:15 AMTrustees RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Tuesday Book Discussion: Billy Budd, by Herman Melville

Tuesday Book Discussion:  Billy Budd, by Herman MelvilleEach month, join other readers to discuss a range of books, from classics to contemporary.  For December, we will discuss Billy Budd by Herman Melville.   Copies of the book are available at the Main Library circulation desk. Eletronic copies of the book can be found on Hoopla.…Learn More

Tuesday, December 1210:00—10:45 AMLabyrinth Garden at West Concord Union ChurchFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Fowler Storytime, Ages 5 & under

Join us at Fowler for storytime! We'll share stories, songs, and rhymes and do a simple hands-on activity. Indoor: In the case of poor weather, storytime will be held in our large meeting room.  Outdoor: If weather allows, we will meet across the street at the labyrinth garden at the West Concord Union Church (1317 Main St).…Learn More

Tuesday, December 1210:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Crafty Tuesday

Crafty TuesdayGet your wiggles out with songs, rhymes, shorter stories, and a ton of movement at this storytime perfect for busy toddlers!

Tuesday, December 1211:00—11:45 AMLabyrinth Garden at West Concord Union ChurchFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Fowler Storytime, Ages 5 and under

Join us at Fowler for storytime! We'll share stories, songs, and rhymes and do a simple hands-on activity. Indoor: In the case of poor weather, storytime will be held in our large meeting room.  Outdoor: If weather allows, we will meet across the street at the labyrinth garden at the West Concord Union Church (1317 Main St).…Learn More

Tuesday, December 121:00—2:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Stitch Circle at Fowler

Join fellow knitting, crocheting, needlework, etc. enthusiasts for an hour of social crafting. Help each other out of tough spots, share patterns and tips, and enjoy crafting together. We will meet in the backyard if weather permits, and in the large meeting room if it doesn't.…Learn More

Tuesday, December 124:30—6:00 PMTeen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Magic Hour

Teen Magic HourJoin our pod of Magic the Gathering collectible card game players. Bring your own deck, or, try out one of our pre-built decks. All skill levels and formats welcome!
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Wednesday, December 1310:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

CANCELED Toddler Time

CANCELED Toddler TimeGet your wiggles out with songs, rhymes, shorter stories, and a ton of movement at this storytime perfect for busy toddlers!

Wednesday, December 1311:30 AM—12:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Baby Snugglebugs Storytime at Main (for pre-walking babies & caregivers)

Baby Snugglebugs Storytime at Main (for pre-walking babies & caregivers)Join us for an opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers of infants and pre-walking babies in this introduction to the world of early literacy. Share parenting experiences with one another and bond with your baby through lap bounces, nursery rhymes, songs, and, of course, books!Recommended for infants and pre-walking babies.

Wednesday, December 1311:30 AM—12:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Baby Snugglebugs Storytime, pre-walkers

Baby Snugglebugs Storytime, pre-walkersJoin us for an opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers of infants and pre-walking babies in this introduction to the world of early literacy. Share parenting experiences with one another and bond with your baby through lap bounces, nursery rhymes, songs, and, of course, books!Recommended for infants and pre-walking babies.

Wednesday, December 1312:00—1:30 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Cookbook Club

Cookbook ClubFor December, we will make recipes for Holiday Side Dishes! You are also welcome to bring holiday cookies.  This month's book is The side dish bible : 1001 perfect recipes for every vegetable, rice, grain, and bean dish you'll ever need / America's Test Kitchen.…Learn More

Wednesday, December 132:00—3:00 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Craft Lab at Fowler, Ages 12 and under

Drop by Fowler to craft, experiment, and create. Join us each week for hands-on artistic exploration.  When weather permits, we will meet in the Fowler backyard. Questions? Call Fowler at 978-318-3350. *Please note -- we will not meet on the third…Learn More

Wednesday, December 133:30—4:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Make-It! Club

Make-It! ClubJoin us every Wednesday afternoon for an awesome craft, art project, or engineering puzzle geared towards kids ages 5 to 10 and their caregivers.

Wednesday, December 133:30—5:30 PMTeen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Dungeons and Dragons

Teen Dungeons and DragonsTry your hand at tabletop heroics in our new, ongoing game. Build a character, choose your weapon, and lay waste to nasty critters with a roll of the dice. Note: Space is limited! Please contact Erick at egordy@minlib. net prior to attending!

Wednesday, December 134:00—5:00 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Craft Lab at Fowler, Ages 12 & under

Drop by Fowler to craft, experiment, and create. Join us each week for hands-on artistic exploration.  When weather permits, we will meet in the Fowler backyard. Questions? Call Fowler at 978-318-3350.

Wednesday, December 135:00—6:00 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Girls Who Code, Grades 5-8

Over the course of the academic year (Oct-May), Concord Girls Who Code members learn a variety of coding skills and work together to design, create, and produce a project that addresses a real world problem. Our adult and teen facilitators have a range of coding and project development skills.…Learn More
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Thursday, December 148:30—9:00 AMZoom

Virtual Group Meditation with Be Well Be Here

Virtual Group Meditation with Be Well Be HereJoin Be Well Be Here 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.

Thursday, December 149:30—11:30 AMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Knitters' Workshop

Knitters' WorkshopStop by the Workshop every Thursday morning for a cup of coffee and two hours of informal, self-guided knitting with fellow Concord crafters! Needles and yarn scrap swap available for new knitters. All ages and experiences welcome.

Thursday, December 1410:00—10:30 AMZoom

ZOOM Storytime from Fowler, Ages 5 and under

Join Fowler staff online for weekly songs, stories, and rhymes.  

Thursday, December 1411:00 AM—12:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Messy Fun at Fowler, Ages 5 and under

What's more fun than getting messy? Getting messy somewhere that isn't in your house!Drop by the Fowler backyard weekly for a range of activities from play dough to blocks. Stay for 15 minutes or for the full hour. We will have different stations, allowing for child-guided play and socializing.…Learn More

Thursday, December 141:30—2:30 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Conversation Circle for English Language Learners at Fowler

Join us for a volunteer-led gathering to practice English. All levels welcome, including beginners. For more information, call 978-318-3350 or email dkarlin@minlib. net.  When weather allows, we will meet in the backyard. Otherwise, we will meet downstairs at Fowler.

Thursday, December 146:30—7:30 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Author Talk: Stephen Lane, author of Long Run to Glory

Author Talk: Stephen Lane, author of Long Run to GloryJoin local author Stephen Lane for a discussion of his book Long Run to Glory: The Story of the Greatest Marathon in Olympic History and the Women Who Made It Happen. Description: On the morning of August 5, 1984, four of the greatest marathoners of all time lined up for one of the most important and long-awaited races in history.…Learn More
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Friday, December 1510:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Alphabet Storytime

Alphabet StorytimeJoin us for stories, rhymes and songs focusing on a different letter of the alphabet each week!

Friday, December 151:00—1:45 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Talk Yoga at Fowler, Ages 3-5

Talk Yoga at Fowler, Ages 3-5Talk Yoga classes incorporate movement, mindfulness, games, and music to boost language, articulation, and sensory awareness. Benefitting children of all abilities, these classes help students connect their minds and body and gain acceptance, confidence, and self-awareness.…Learn More

Friday, December 153:30—4:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Lego Club at Fowler, Ages 12 and under

Come play with us! Join fellow builders to construct from our Lego collection. Try out weekly challenges or work on your own project. Drop in at any time during Lego Club to join the fun!
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Saturday, December 1611:00—11:30 AMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Fowler Saturday Studio, Ages 5 & under

Join Fowler staff each week for a mix of stories, crafting, and other hands-on activities.  If weather permits, we will meet in the backyard. Otherwise, please join us in the large meeting room!

Saturday, December 1612:00—2:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

LEGO Explorers

LEGO ExplorersEnjoy free building with your friends using LEGO bricks, Duplo blocks, Megabloks, and other building toys!

Saturday, December 1612:00—4:00 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sustainable Makes: Visible Mending

Learn how you can use embroidery, Sachiko, patching, and darning techniques to turn your damaged clothes and textiles into unique works of art in this hands-on workshop with local artist Catherine Karp! Recommended for ages 12 to 112.

Saturday, December 162:00—3:00 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Author Talk: Kate Stout, author of Ambient Light

Author Talk: Kate Stout, author of Ambient LightJoin author Kate Stout for a discussion of her novel Ambient Light on Saturday, December 16 at 2PM at the Main Library.  Friendships have a funny way of getting under your skin. In Ambient Light seven friends navigate the tricky teenaged years by clinging to each other.…Learn More

Saturday, December 162:00—4:00 PMTeen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Gingerbread Wars

Teen Gingerbread WarsDestroy your opponents’ gingerbread bases with your selection of sugary soldiers while defending your own from their candy cutthroats! Please note: Those with food allergies may wish to skip this program.
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Monday, December 18Closed

Fowler Library

Monday, December 1810:30—11:15 AMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Musical Monday: Hugh Hanley

Musical Monday: Hugh HanleyStart your week off right by dancing, singing, and having some fun at Musical Monday!Come join the fun at this music/play activity session led by Hugh Hanley, a nationally–known early childhood educator and musical entertainer who specializes in programs for young children and their teachers and families.…Learn More

Monday, December 1812:30—1:30 PMTrustees RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Building Community Book Club

**Note the change in location! Fowler is closed for maintenance, so we will be meeting at the Main Library!**What does it take to build community? We'll seek inspiration in books and talk to others interested in creating and strengthening connections in this book club founded with our friends at Art for All.…Learn More

Monday, December 181:30—2:00 PMBeede Center

Beede & Books

Beede & BooksJoin us at the Beede Center for an afternoon of reading and swimming.
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Tuesday, December 19Closed

Fowler Library

Tuesday, December 1910:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Crafty Tuesday

Crafty TuesdayGet your wiggles out with songs, rhymes, shorter stories, and a ton of movement at this storytime perfect for busy toddlers!
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Wednesday, December 20Closed

Fowler Library

Wednesday, December 2010:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Toddler Time

Toddler TimeGet your wiggles out with songs, rhymes, shorter stories, and a ton of movement at this storytime perfect for busy toddlers!

Wednesday, December 2011:30 AM—12:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Baby Snugglebugs Storytime, pre-walkers

Baby Snugglebugs Storytime, pre-walkersJoin us for an opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers of infants and pre-walking babies in this introduction to the world of early literacy. Share parenting experiences with one another and bond with your baby through lap bounces, nursery rhymes, songs, and, of course, books!Recommended for infants and pre-walking babies.

Wednesday, December 202:00—3:00 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Book-A-Mystery

**Fowler will be closed today due to maintenance; please note that we will meet at the Main Library this month!**Join Madeline from Fowler on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to discuss a range of mysteries, from thrillers to whodunnits. This month we will be discussing Hiss and Tell, a cozy holiday mystery by Rita Mae Brown.…Learn More

Wednesday, December 203:30—4:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Make-It! Club

Make-It! ClubJoin us every Wednesday afternoon for an awesome craft, art project, or engineering puzzle geared towards kids ages 5 to 10 and their caregivers.

Wednesday, December 203:30—5:30 PMTeen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Dungeons and Dragons

Teen Dungeons and DragonsTry your hand at tabletop heroics in our new, ongoing game. Build a character, choose your weapon, and lay waste to nasty critters with a roll of the dice. Note: Space is limited! Please contact Erick at egordy@minlib. net prior to attending!

Wednesday, December 205:00—6:00 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Girls Who Code, Grades 5-8

Over the course of the academic year (Oct-May), Concord Girls Who Code members learn a variety of coding skills and work together to design, create, and produce a project that addresses a real world problem. Our adult and teen facilitators have a range of coding and project development skills.…Learn More
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Thursday, December 218:30—9:00 AMZoom

CANCELED - Virtual Group Meditation with Be Well Be Here

Virtual Group Meditation with Be Well Be HereJoin Be Well Be Here 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.

Thursday, December 219:30—11:30 AMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Knitters' Workshop

Knitters' WorkshopStop by the Workshop every Thursday morning for a cup of coffee and two hours of informal, self-guided knitting with fellow Concord crafters! Needles and yarn scrap swap available for new knitters. All ages and experiences welcome.

Thursday, December 2110:00—10:30 AMZoom

ZOOM Storytime from Fowler, Ages 5 and under

Join Fowler staff online for weekly songs, stories, and rhymes.  

Thursday, December 2111:00 AM—12:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Messy Fun at Fowler, Ages 5 and under

What's more fun than getting messy? Getting messy somewhere that isn't in your house!Drop by the Fowler backyard weekly for a range of activities from play dough to blocks. Stay for 15 minutes or for the full hour. We will have different stations, allowing for child-guided play and socializing.…Learn More

Thursday, December 211:30—2:30 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Conversation Circle for English Language Learners at Fowler

Join us for a volunteer-led gathering to practice English. All levels welcome, including beginners. For more information, call 978-318-3350 or email dkarlin@minlib. net.  When weather allows, we will meet in the backyard. Otherwise, we will meet downstairs at Fowler.

Thursday, December 214:00—5:00 PMTeen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Winter Treat Test Tubes

Teen Winter Treat Test TubesMad science and deliciousness meet in the middle. Customize a selection of goodies to give as a gift, or to conduct your own experiments! 

Thursday, December 214:30—5:30 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Read to a Dog at Fowler

Photograph of Samantha, a golden retriever.Are you looking to improve your reading? Join Samantha, a young golden retriever, on the 3rd Thursday of the month for a 10-15 minute reading session. No advance registration required. When you arrive, sign up and choose a book to read, and we will do our best to accommodate all interested participants! This program is designed for developing readers of all ages.…Learn More
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Friday, December 2210:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Alphabet Storytime

Alphabet StorytimeJoin us for stories, rhymes and songs focusing on a different letter of the alphabet each week!

Friday, December 2211:00 AM—4:45 PMTeen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Yule Be Sorry

Avoid holiday stress with some non-traditional seasonal films and re-gifted goodies.

Friday, December 223:30—4:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Lego Club at Fowler, Ages 12 and under

Come play with us! Join fellow builders to construct from our Lego collection. Try out weekly challenges or work on your own project. Drop in at any time during Lego Club to join the fun!
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Saturday, December 2311:00—11:45 AMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

CANCELED - Fowler Saturday Studio

--Apologies, Saturday Studio is canceled due to extenuating circumstances. --Join Fowler staff each week for a mix of stories, crafting, and other hands-on activities. If weather permits, we will meet in the backyard. Otherwise, please join us in the…Learn More

Saturday, December 2312:00—2:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

LEGO Explorers

LEGO ExplorersEnjoy free building with your friends using LEGO bricks, Duplo blocks, Megabloks, and other building toys!
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Sunday, December 24All Closed

Main Library

Fowler Library

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Monday, December 25All Closed

Main Library

Fowler Library

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Tuesday, December 26All DayChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Children's GardenMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Winter Scavenger Hunt, all ages

Winter Scavenger Hunt, all agesCan you find all the stuffed friends hiding on the first floor of the library? Find all ten, and then visit the Children's Desk for a prize!

Tuesday, December 2610:00—10:45 AMLabyrinth Garden at West Concord Union ChurchFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Fowler Storytime, Ages 5 & under

Join us at Fowler for storytime! We'll share stories, songs, and rhymes and do a simple hands-on activity. Indoor: In the case of poor weather, storytime will be held in our large meeting room.  Outdoor: If weather allows, we will meet across the street at the labyrinth garden at the West Concord Union Church (1317 Main St).…Learn More

Tuesday, December 2610:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Crafty Tuesday

Crafty TuesdayGet your wiggles out with songs, rhymes, shorter stories, and a ton of movement at this storytime perfect for busy toddlers!

Tuesday, December 2611:00—11:45 AMLabyrinth Garden at West Concord Union ChurchFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Fowler Storytime, Ages 5 and under

Join us at Fowler for storytime! We'll share stories, songs, and rhymes and do a simple hands-on activity. Indoor: In the case of poor weather, storytime will be held in our large meeting room.  Outdoor: If weather allows, we will meet across the street at the labyrinth garden at the West Concord Union Church (1317 Main St).…Learn More

Tuesday, December 261:00—2:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Stitch Circle at Fowler

Join fellow knitting, crocheting, needlework, etc. enthusiasts for an hour of social crafting. Help each other out of tough spots, share patterns and tips, and enjoy crafting together. We will meet in the backyard if weather permits, and in the large meeting room if it doesn't.…Learn More
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Wednesday, December 2710:00—11:00 AMFowler Branch (1322 Main St.)Fowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

CANCELED - Fowler Afoot: A Walking Book Club

Fowler Afoot: A Walking Book ClubJoin Fowler Afoot, the fourth Wednesday of the month. We will meet at the Fowler Branch Library at 10 am, and then walk together on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will meet inside. The plan is to walk the trail for about twenty minutes and then turn around.…Learn More

Wednesday, December 2710:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Toddler Time

Toddler TimeGet your wiggles out with songs, rhymes, shorter stories, and a ton of movement at this storytime perfect for busy toddlers!

Wednesday, December 2711:30 AM—12:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Baby Snugglebugs Storytime, pre-walkers

Baby Snugglebugs Storytime, pre-walkersJoin us for an opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers of infants and pre-walking babies in this introduction to the world of early literacy. Share parenting experiences with one another and bond with your baby through lap bounces, nursery rhymes, songs, and, of course, books!Recommended for infants and pre-walking babies.

Wednesday, December 272:00—3:00 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Craft Lab at Fowler, Ages 12 and under

Drop by Fowler to craft, experiment, and create. Join us each week for hands-on artistic exploration.  When weather permits, we will meet in the Fowler backyard. Questions? Call Fowler at 978-318-3350. *Please note -- we will not meet on the third…Learn More

Wednesday, December 273:30—4:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Make-It! Club

Make-It! ClubJoin us every Wednesday afternoon for an awesome craft, art project, or engineering puzzle geared towards kids ages 5 to 10 and their caregivers.

Wednesday, December 273:30—5:30 PMTeen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Dungeons and Dragons

Teen Dungeons and DragonsTry your hand at tabletop heroics in our new, ongoing game. Build a character, choose your weapon, and lay waste to nasty critters with a roll of the dice. Note: Space is limited! Please contact Erick at egordy@minlib. net prior to attending!

Wednesday, December 274:00—5:00 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Craft Lab at Fowler, Ages 12 & under

Drop by Fowler to craft, experiment, and create. Join us each week for hands-on artistic exploration.  When weather permits, we will meet in the Fowler backyard. Questions? Call Fowler at 978-318-3350.
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Thursday, December 288:30—9:00 AMZoom

CANCELED - Virtual Group Meditation with Be Well Be Here

Virtual Group Meditation with Be Well Be HereJoin Be Well Be Here 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.

Thursday, December 289:30—11:30 AMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Knitters' Workshop

Knitters' WorkshopStop by the Workshop every Thursday morning for a cup of coffee and two hours of informal, self-guided knitting with fellow Concord crafters! Needles and yarn scrap swap available for new knitters. All ages and experiences welcome.

Thursday, December 2810:00—10:30 AMZoom

ZOOM Storytime from Fowler, Ages 5 and under

Join Fowler staff online for weekly songs, stories, and rhymes.  

Thursday, December 2811:00 AM—12:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Messy Fun at Fowler, Ages 5 and under

What's more fun than getting messy? Getting messy somewhere that isn't in your house!Drop by the Fowler backyard weekly for a range of activities from play dough to blocks. Stay for 15 minutes or for the full hour. We will have different stations, allowing for child-guided play and socializing.…Learn More

Thursday, December 281:30—2:30 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Conversation Circle for English Language Learners at Fowler

Join us for a volunteer-led gathering to practice English. All levels welcome, including beginners. For more information, call 978-318-3350 or email dkarlin@minlib. net.  When weather allows, we will meet in the backyard. Otherwise, we will meet downstairs at Fowler.

Thursday, December 283:30—4:30 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

"Drive-In" Movie (Ages 2-6)

Join us for our very first drive-in movie for kids, where you'll be able to customize your very own cardboard box car and then use it as your seat while enjoying a short movie and snacks! You'll be able to take your car home, too!Registration required, recommended for ages 2-6.…Learn More

Thursday, December 284:00—5:30 PMTeen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teens Vs. Librarians: Switch

Teens Vs. Librarians: SwitchSure, you talk a good game, but do you really think you can beat the librarian? Battle Erick to find out. On the line: pride and prizes. Game on.
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Friday, December 2910:30—11:00 AMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Alphabet Storytime

Alphabet StorytimeJoin us for stories, rhymes and songs focusing on a different letter of the alphabet each week!

Friday, December 293:30—4:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Lego Club at Fowler, Ages 12 and under

Come play with us! Join fellow builders to construct from our Lego collection. Try out weekly challenges or work on your own project. Drop in at any time during Lego Club to join the fun!
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Saturday, December 3011:00—11:45 AMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

A Family Noon Year's Eve Party at Fowler!

A Family Noon Year's Eve Party at Fowler! Let's ring in 2024 early! Wear your sparkly best, and join Fowler staff and Concord Family Network for crafts, music, and a countdown for when the clock strikes 12! We will cheer in the new year with snacks.

Saturday, December 3012:00—2:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

LEGO Explorers

LEGO ExplorersEnjoy free building with your friends using LEGO bricks, Duplo blocks, Megabloks, and other building toys!
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Sunday, December 31All Closed

Main Library

Fowler Library