April 2024

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Monday, April 110:30—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, April 13:30—4:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Reduce, Reuse, Repair with Mothers Out Front, ages 0-7

Reduce, Reuse, Repair with Mothers Out Front, ages 0-7Explore the theme of "Reduce, Reuse, Repair" through a mix of stories, songs, and crafting during this special event for families. Inspired by kids and their knack for wearing out their favorite outfits, this program is packed with fun ideas for mending clothes and crafting with recycled fabric.…Learn More

Monday, April 14:15—5:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Preschool Play at Fowler

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, April 16:00—7:30 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

CANCELED - Bizarre Birds

Bizarre BirdsWith over 10,000 bird species in the world, there are some extreme examples that stretch our understanding of what it means to be a bird. Join as we kick off Earth Month with Dr. Steve Hale of Open World Explorers for this entertaining and educational program featuring extreme examples of birds and bird biology.…Learn More
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Tuesday, April 210:00—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, April 210:00—11:00 AMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Open Studio with Minuteman Media Network

Open Studio with Minuteman Media NetworkMinuteman Media Network is coming to you live and in-person at the Workshop every Tuesday morning this March! Make a one-on-one appointment with one of their community media experts for personalized advice, training, and brainstorming help. They can help…Learn More

Tuesday, April 210:30—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, April 211:00—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, April 211:00 AM—12:00 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Open Studio with Minuteman Media Network

Open Studio with Minuteman Media NetworkMinuteman Media Network is coming to you live and in-person at the Workshop every Tuesday morning this March! Make a one-on-one appointment with one of their community media experts for personalized advice, training, and brainstorming help. They can help…Learn More

Tuesday, April 21:00—2:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Stitch Circle at Fowler

Join fellow knitting, crocheting, needlework, etc. enthusiasts for weekly social crafting. Help each other out of tough spots, share patterns and tips, and enjoy creating together.  

Tuesday, April 24:00—4:30 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sensory-Friendly Storytime, ages 0-5

Sensory-Friendly Storytime, ages 0-5Join us for a supportive experience that welcomes children of all abilities who benefit from calmer, quieter storyime with sensory-friendly elements. This storytime will be limited to 12 families admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Recommended for ages 0-5.…Learn More
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Wednesday, April 310:00—11:00 AMFowler Branch (1322 Main St.)Fowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Fowler Afoot: A Walking Book Club

Fowler Afoot: A Walking Book ClubInstead of meeting on March 27, Fowler Afoot will be meeting, one week later, on April 3.   We will gather at the Fowler Branch Library at 10 am, and then walk together on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. The plan is to walk the trail for about twenty minutes and then turn around.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 310:30—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, April 311:30 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, April 32:00—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, April 32:00—4:00 PM151 Main StreetMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Teen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Dungeons and Dragons: Option A

Teen Dungeons and Dragons: Option ADemand for Dungeons & Dragons games is climbing, so we're testing out some new times to accommodate more players! Sign up for the session that fits you best! Then, choose your character, slay all of the monsters, loot all of the rooms, and gain all of the XP with a roll of the dice.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 33:30—4:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Make-It! Club: Eclipse Glasses Party

Make It Club: Eclipse PartyJoin us every Wednesday afternoon for an awesome craft, art project, or engineering puzzle!This week, we're decorating a pair of solar eclipse glasses! BYO or use one of ours while supplies last. Recommended for kids ages 5+ and their caregivers. If your child is ages 5-9, please be prepared to stay with your child for the duration of the event.

Wednesday, April 34:00—5:00 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Poetry Lab at Fowler, Grades K-8

Join members of the West Concord Junction Cultural District Committee and write poetry! Let's kick off National Poetry Month!On May 18, during Spring into West Concord, their committee will be unveiling the solar powered Poetry Phone on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 34:00—6:00 PM151 Main StreetMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Teen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Dungeons and Dragons: Option B

Teen Dungeons and Dragons: Option BDemand for Dungeons & Dragons games is climbing, so we're testing out some new times to accommodate more players! Sign up for the session that fits you best! Then, choose your character, slay all of the monsters, loot all of the rooms, and gain all of the XP with a roll of the dice.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 35:00—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, April 48:30—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, April 49:30—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, April 410:00—10:30 AMZoom

ZOOM Storytime from Fowler, Ages 5 & under

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

Thursday, April 411:00 AM—12:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Messy Fun at Fowler, Ages 5 & 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, April 41:30—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, April 46:00—7:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sustainable Makes: Upcycled Stuffed Animals

Sustainable Makes: Upcycled Stuffed AnimalsCelebrate earth month by sewing your own stuffed animal out of upcycled textiles in this 4-week series! Bring your own materials (old sweaters and flannel shirts are great!) or use some of ours. Recommended for makers ages 10 to 110.
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Friday, April 510:00—11:30 AMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Zoom

First Friday with the League of Women Voters: Concord Warrant Article Reviews

First Friday with the League of Women Voters: Concord Warrant Article ReviewsConcord Warrant Article Sponsors will discuss their Articles with Concord ResidentsArticles to be Addressed:School Budgets (Dr. Laurie Hunter, Superintendent) Warrant Articles 20, 21, 23, 24 Stormwater Fund and Nagog Treatment /PFAs Funding (Alan Cathcart, Public Works Director) Warrant Articles 16 & 17 Finance Committee (Eric Dahlberg, FinCom Vice Chair) Commentary on Articles and other concerns Moderated by Diane Proctor, LWVCC Board memberPlease click HERE for the Zoom Link.…Learn More

Friday, April 510:30—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, April 52:45—4:45 PM151 Main StreetMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Teen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Dungeons and Dragons: Option C

Teen Dungeons and Dragons: Option CDemand for Dungeons & Dragons games is climbing, so we're testing out some new times to accommodate more players! Sign up for the session that fits you best! Then, choose your character, slay all of the monsters, loot all of the rooms, and gain all of the XP with a roll of the dice.…Learn More

Friday, April 53:30—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, April 611:00—11:45 AMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Musical Morning with Ricardo at Fowler, 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, April 612:00—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, April 61:00—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, April 62:00—3:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sustainable Makes: Recycle-Your-Own Paper

Sustainable Makes: Recycle-Your-Own PaperLearn to use a mold and deckle to recycle your own decorative papers from damaged Library books and newspapers! Recommended for makers ages 6 to 106.

Saturday, April 63:00—4:00 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

20 Minute Music Man with The Concord Players

20 Minute Music Man with The Concord PlayersEnjoy a sneak peek of The Concord Players' spring production of The Music Man!This beloved musical tells the tale of the fast-talking salesman Harold Hill as he arrives in River City with plans to charm the town, form a children’s band and make a quick buck.…Learn More
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Sunday, April 73:00—4:15 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Concord Poetry at the Library Series presents Nadia Colburn and Sandra Lim

Concord Poetry at the Library Series presents Nadia Colburn and Sandra LimConcord Poetry at the Library Series presents Nadia Colburn and Sandra LimSunday, April 7 from 3:00-4:15 PM The Goodwin Forum, Main Branch PLEASE REGISTER BELOW FOR A SEAT IN THE FORUMJoin us in celebrating National Poetry Month with the meditative and empathic Nadia Colburn and Sandra Lim.…Learn More
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Monday, April 810:30—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, April 83:00—4:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

CANCELED Book-Binding for Beginners

Book-Binding for BeginnersLearn how to use the Workshop’s papercrafting tools to bind your own simple journal! Recommended for makers ages 8 to 108.

Monday, April 84:30—5:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Read to a Dog at Fowler

Read to a Dog at FowlerAre you looking to improve your reading? Join Emma, a Bernese Mountain Dog, on 2/5, 3/4, 4/8, 5/13, and 6/10 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

Monday, April 86:00—7:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Book-Binding for Beginners

Book-Binding for BeginnersLearn how to use the Workshop’s papercrafting tools to bind your own simple journal! Recommended for makers ages 8 to 108.
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Tuesday, April 910:00—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, April 910:00—11:45 AMTrustees RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Tuesday Book Discussion: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

Tuesday Book Discussion: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley*Please note the new time. The book discussion group will now meet at 10am.  Each month, join other readers to discuss a range of books, from classics to contemporary.  For April, we will discuss Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library circulation desk.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 910:00—11:00 AMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Open Studio with Minuteman Media Network

Open Studio with Minuteman Media NetworkMinuteman Media Network is coming to you live and in-person at the Workshop every Tuesday morning this March! Make a one-on-one appointment with one of their community media experts for personalized advice, training, and brainstorming help. They can help…Learn More

Tuesday, April 910:30—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, April 911:00—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, April 911:00 AM—12:00 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Open Studio with Minuteman Media Network

Open Studio with Minuteman Media NetworkMinuteman Media Network is coming to you live and in-person at the Workshop every Tuesday morning this March! Make a one-on-one appointment with one of their community media experts for personalized advice, training, and brainstorming help. They can help…Learn More

Tuesday, April 91:00—2:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Stitch Circle at Fowler

Join fellow knitting, crocheting, needlework, etc. enthusiasts for weekly social crafting. Help each other out of tough spots, share patterns and tips, and enjoy creating together.  

Tuesday, April 94:00—4:30 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sensory-Friendly Storytime, ages 0-6

Sensory-Friendly Storytime, ages 0-6Join us for a supportive experience that welcomes children of all abilities who benefit from calmer, quieter storyime with sensory-friendly elements. This storytime will be limited to 12 families admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Recommended for ages 0-5.…Learn More
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Wednesday, April 1010:30—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, April 1011:30 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, April 1012:00—1:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Cookbook Club

Cookbook ClubFor April, we will make Caribbean Food! Please choose a recipe from the following websites: https://www. allrecipes. com/recipes/230/world-cuisine/latin-american/caribbean/ https://caribbeanpot. com/recipe-index/ - In addition, there will be a very limited number of books at each library.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 101:00—3:00 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Zoom

League of Women Voters: Concord Warrant Article Reviews

League of Women Voters: Concord Warrant Article ReviewsConcord Warrant Article Sponsors will discuss their Articles with Concord ResidentsArticles to be Addressed:Public Safety Funding for Concord250 (Gary Clayton, Concord250 Chair, and Fred Ryan, Public Safety Chair)Warrant Article 13MBTA Communities Act (Linda Miller, Planning Board Chair)Warrant Article 34Community Preservation Committee (Burton Flint, CPC Chair)Warrant Article 40Climate Action Committee Recommendation (Brad Hubbard-Nelson,  CAC Chair)Warrant Article 31In Town Solar Expansion (Dean Banfield, Chair)Warrant Article 33Moderated by Diane Proctor, LWVCC Board memberPlease click HERE for the Zoom Link.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 101:30—2:30 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Children's GardenMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Green Routes to School: Stories and Crafting

Passionate about protecting both people and the Earth? Join us to learn about green transportation! We will read a few books together, and we will learn why turning car engines off when parked (no idling!) will help protect air quality and everyone's health.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 102:00—3:00 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, April 103:30—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!Recommended for kids ages 5+ and their caregivers. If your child is ages 5-9, please be prepared to stay with your child for the duration of the event.

Wednesday, April 104:00—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, April 104:00—6:00 PM151 Main StreetMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Teen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Dungeons and Dragons: Option A

Teen Dungeons and Dragons: Option ADemand for Dungeons & Dragons games is climbing, so we're testing out some new times to accommodate more players! Sign up for the session that fits you best! Then, choose your character, slay all of the monsters, loot all of the rooms, and gain all of the XP with a roll of the dice.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 105:00—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, April 107:00—8:00 PMZoom

Virtual Films at Fowler: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Virtual Films at Fowler: Marcel the Shell with Shoes OnFilms at Fowler continues in spring 2024 with Faraway Places!For 26 years Concord film viewers gathered on winter evenings at Fowler Library to see some of the most interesting and stimulating examples of current and classic cinema from around the world.…Learn More
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Thursday, April 118:30—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, April 119:30—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, April 1110:00—10:30 AMZoom

ZOOM Storytime from Fowler, Ages 5 & under

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

Thursday, April 1111:00 AM—12:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Messy Fun at Fowler, Ages 5 & 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, April 111:30—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, April 116:00—7:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sustainable Makes: Upcycled Stuffed Animals

Sustainable Makes: Upcycled Stuffed AnimalsCelebrate earth month by sewing your own stuffed animal out of upcycled textiles in this 4-week series! Bring your own materials (old sweaters and flannel shirts are great!) or use some of ours. Recommended for makers ages 10 to 110.

Thursday, April 116:00—7:30 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Growing with Climate Change

Growing with Climate ChangeClimate change is affecting our local farms in many ways. Join us for a presentation by Erin Lane from the USDA Northeast Climate Hub and a panel discussion with Concord farmers Brian Cramer of Hutchins Farm; Lise Holdorf of Barrett’s Mill Farm;  Dan Schmid of Walden Woods Farm; and Steve Verrill of Verrill Farm about how they are adapting to the changing growing conditions.…Learn More
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Friday, April 1210:00—11:30 AMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Zoom

League of Women Voters: Concord Warrant Article Reviews

League of Women Voters: Concord Warrant Article ReviewsConcord Warrant Article Sponsors will discuss their Articles with Concord ResidentsArticles to be Addressed:Authorize New Middle School Naming (Joe Palumbo) Warrant Article 22 Town Meeting Study Committee (Carmin Reiss, Moderator) Warrant Article 26 Citizen Petitions: Town Meeting Voting Reform (Dinos Gonatas) Warrant Article 27 Remote Participation at Annual Town Meeting and Special Town Meeting (Scott Gillis) Warrant Article 28Use of Hand-Held Electronic Voting at Town Meeting (Mark Martines)Warrant Article 29Citizen Support for cell tower at Landfill (Alisha Boyajian and Jason Bulger, Chief Technology Officer) Warrant Article 38Citizen Support for new cell tower at Keyes Road (Alisha Boyajian and Jason Bulger, Chief Technology Officer) Warrant Article 39Moderated by Diane Proctor, LWVCC Board memberPlease click HERE for the Zoom Link.…Learn More

Friday, April 1210:30—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, April 122:45—4:45 PM151 Main StreetMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Teen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

CANCELED - Teen Dungeons and Dragons: Option C

Teen Dungeons and Dragons: Option CDemand for Dungeons & Dragons games is climbing, so we're testing out some new times to accommodate more players! Sign up for the session that fits you best! Then, choose your character, slay all of the monsters, loot all of the rooms, and gain all of the XP with a roll of the dice.…Learn More

Friday, April 123:30—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, April 1310:00 AM—12:00 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

CANCELED - I Contain Multitudes: Life Writing for Older LGBTQ+ Adults and Allies

I Contain Multitudes:  Life Writing for Older LGBTQ+ Adults and Allies In this eight-week course designed for older (age 60+) members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies, students will write and share stories exploring the moments and events, big and small, that have shaped our lives. Led by Julia Bucci, PhD and Alex Bucci, each two-hour session will provide writing exercises, small group brainstorms, and reading of short excerpts from compelling memoirs by queer writers across the decades. No previous writing experience required.

Saturday, April 1311:00—11:45 AMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Fowler Saturday Studio

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, April 1312:00—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, April 131:00—2:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Learn to Felt: Tulips!

Learn to Felt TulipsLearn the basics of wet felting from local artist Laurie Engdahl by sculpting your own colorful wool tulip! Recommended for makers ages 10 to 110.

Saturday, April 132:00—3:30 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

From Pasadena to Concord: Telling The Whole Story

From Pasadena to Concord: Telling The Whole StoryFor 129 years, Black educator and activist Ellen Garrison lay unsung and forgotten in an unmarked grave in Altadena, California’s Mountain View Cemetery. Ellen Garrison, native daughter of Concord, was the granddaughter of a freedman who fought in the Revolutionary War and spent years traveling alone through the South to teach formerly enslaved people how to read and write, protected only by a paper “passport” to show she was a free person.…Learn More

Saturday, April 132:30—4:30 PM151 Main StreetMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Teen RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

CANCELED - Teen Dungeons and Dragons: Option D

Teen Dungeons and Dragons: Option DDemand for Dungeons & Dragons games is climbing, so we're testing out some new times to accommodate more players! Sign up for the session that fits you best! Then, choose your character, slay all of the monsters, loot all of the rooms, and gain all of the XP with a roll of the dice.…Learn More
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Tuesday, April 1610:00—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, April 1610:00—11:00 AMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

CANCELED - Open Studio with Minuteman Media Network

Open Studio with Minuteman Media NetworkMinuteman Media Network is coming to you live and in-person at the Workshop every Tuesday morning this March! Make a one-on-one appointment with one of their community media experts for personalized advice, training, and brainstorming help. They can help…Learn More

Tuesday, April 1610:30—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, April 1611:00—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, April 1611:00 AM—12:00 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

CANCELED - Open Studio with Minuteman Media Network

Open Studio with Minuteman Media NetworkMinuteman Media Network is coming to you live and in-person at the Workshop every Tuesday morning this March! Make a one-on-one appointment with one of their community media experts for personalized advice, training, and brainstorming help. They can help…Learn More

Tuesday, April 161:00—2:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Stitch Circle at Fowler

Join fellow knitting, crocheting, needlework, etc. enthusiasts for weekly social crafting. Help each other out of tough spots, share patterns and tips, and enjoy creating together.  

Tuesday, April 162:00—3:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Peepapalooza! Candy Crafting Contest, ages 5+

Peepapalooza! Candy Crafting Contest, ages 5+Calling all creative kids! Come to the Peepapalooza and create a Peeps diorama from candy and craft materials on any theme you can dream up. The only rules? You must complete your creation within one hour, it must fit inside a shoebox, and, of course, it must include at least one marshmallow Peep!Leave your creation at the library during the week of April Vacation (4/16-4/19), and the community will submit their votes for the winner! Pick up your diorama and learn who won at the Peeps Party on Friday, April 19 at 2pm.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 163:00—4:00 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teens Make-It!

Teens Make-It!No younger siblings to bug you, no random adults to take up all the spots. Come to the first of what we hope will be many Make-It Club programs developed exclusively by and for teens. Come have some snacks, check out our materials, and help us choose exactly the crafts, skills, and tools you want to learn in future programs.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 164:00—4:30 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sensory-Friendly Storytime, ages 0-6

Sensory-Friendly Storytime, ages 0-6Join us for a supportive experience that welcomes children of all abilities who benefit from calmer, quieter storyime with sensory-friendly elements. This storytime will be limited to 12 families admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Recommended for ages 0-5.…Learn More
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Wednesday, April 1710:30—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, April 1711:30 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, April 172:00—3:00 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Book-A-Mystery

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 discuss "Mother-daughter murder night" by Nina Simon. Copies of the book are available at Fowler in both standard and large prints.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 173:30—4:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Make-It! Club with Unicorn Sparkle Association

Make-It! Club with Unicorn Sparkle AssociationJoin us every Wednesday afternoon for an awesome craft, art project, or engineering puzzle!Recommended for kids ages 5+ and their caregivers. If your child is ages 5-9, please be prepared to stay with your child for the duration of the event.

Wednesday, April 174:00—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, April 176:00—7:30 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Concord, There Is More To Our Story - with Joe Palumbo

Concord, There Is More To Our Story - with Joe PalumboFor over 10,000 years, humans have lived in this area, which we know as modern Concord, yet many of their stories have not been entirely told. With new research and a greater understanding of past events, we open new windows and opportunities to tell fuller stories of our community's people.…Learn More
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Thursday, April 188:30—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, April 189:30—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, April 1810:00—10:30 AMZoom

ZOOM Storytime from Fowler, Ages 5 & under

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

Thursday, April 1811:00 AM—12:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Messy Fun at Fowler, Ages 5 & 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, April 181:30—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, April 182:00—4:00 PMChildren's GardenMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Games in the Garden

Games in the GardenBring your friends for outdoor games and activities in the Children's Garden! There will be cornhole, hopscotch, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and more. You'll also have the opportunity to make your own beanbag to use in cornhole! If the weather is rainy, we will play inside.…Learn More

Thursday, April 184:30—5:30 PMMeeting 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

Thursday, April 186:00—7:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sustainable Makes: Upcycled Stuffed Animals

Sustainable Makes: Upcycled Stuffed AnimalsCelebrate earth month by sewing your own stuffed animal out of upcycled textiles in this 4-week series! Bring your own materials (old sweaters and flannel shirts are great!) or use some of ours. Recommended for makers ages 10 to 110.
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Friday, April 1910:30—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, April 191:00—1:45 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Talk Yoga at Fowler, Ages 3-5

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, April 192:00—3:00 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Peeps Party

Peeps PartyHey, party peeps! Come to the Peeps Party to celebrate all things marshmallow Peep! Enjoy a Peep tasting (with wild flavors including Sour Watermelon, Peppermint, and more), sew your own stuffed Peep, and play Peep games and activities!Most importantly, vote for your favorite Peep Diorama from the Peepapalooza Candy Crafting Contest! Winners of the Peepapalooza will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the close of the Peeps Party at 3pm.…Learn More

Friday, April 193:30—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, April 2011:00—11:45 AMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

CANCELED - Fowler Saturday Studio

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, April 2012:00—1:00 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

NOW AT FOWLER: Cat Tales: A Family Play, ages 5+

*Due to predicted rain, please note the change of location and time!*Celebrate our whiskered friends with a delightful afternoon starting with a sing-along including �Hey Diddle, Diddle" and "The Song of the Jellicles" by T. S. Eliot. Then, actors and puppets will perform "The Cat That Walked By Himself," a fable about the domestication of animals from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories for Children.…Learn More

Saturday, April 2012:00—4:00 PMOther

Cooler Concord Climate Festival RAIN LOCATION - Concord Carlisle High School, 500 Walden St Concord

Cooler Concord Climate Festival  RAIN LOCATION - Concord Carlisle High School, 500 Walden St ConcordWe are moving the Festival to Concord-Carlisle High School!Rain or shine, we're excited for an unforgettable day filled with activities, games, art, and more, all aimed at building a more sustainable future. Join us at Concord-Carlisle High School for a day dedicated to learning, connecting, and building a shared vision for our collective future.…Learn More

Saturday, April 203:00—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, April 203:15—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, April 203:30—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, April 203:45—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!

Saturday, April 207:30—9:30 PMRotundaMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Music from the Library 2024: Robert Ward and Alexander Dunn, duo guitarists

Music from the Library 2024: Robert Ward and Alexander Dunn, duo guitaristsMusic from the Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, presents three concerts in the library rotunda in its 2024 spring season: February 24, March 16, and April 20. All concerts are Saturday evenings at 7:30 p. m. The doors open at 7 p.…Learn More
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Sunday, April 212:00—3:30 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Concord Wetland Wildlife: Close Looks at the Animals of Thoreau’s Favorite Swamp-with Ron McAdow

Concord Wetland Wildlife: Close Looks at the Animals of Thoreau’s Favorite Swamp-with Ron McAdowThis slide presentation will feature videos and photos of wildlife from Well Meadow, the pristine wetland off Fairhaven Bay, on Concord’s southeast boundary. Well Meadow was a frequent destination for Henry David Thoreau. Ron’s trail camera monitors traffic on a beaver dam that crosses the swamp.…Learn More

Sunday, April 215:00—6:30 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

A Personal History of the 1960s - with Doris Kearns Goodwin

A Personal History of the 1960s - with Doris Kearns GoodwinPlease join us in the Goodwin Forum for a presentation and book signing with the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin for her newest book, An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s.
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Monday, April 2210:30—11:15 AMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Musical Monday: Sulinha Boucher Trio

Musical Monday: Sulinha Boucher TrioStart your week off right by dancing, singing, and having some fun at Musical Monday!Sulinha's trio performs educational children’s music influenced by traditional Brazilian music. You will hear Itzy Bitzy spider in a Bossa Nova beat, as well as many original songs with topics that matter to children like brushing teeth, counting, the 4 seasons, and crossing the street.…Learn More

Monday, April 2212:00—1:00 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Building Community Book Club

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 started by our friends at Art for All. Books for each month will be available for pickup at Fowler.…Learn More

Monday, April 224:15—5:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Preschool Play at Fowler

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, April 225:30—7:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Linocut Printmaking with Brooke Lambert

Learn the basics of linoleum carving and printing from local artist Brooke Lambert! Create and carve your own linoleum block, then learn how to ink and print your block  by hand. Recommended for makers ages 16 to 116.
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Tuesday, April 2310:00—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, April 2310:30—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, April 2311:00—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, April 231:00—2:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Stitch Circle at Fowler

Join fellow knitting, crocheting, needlework, etc. enthusiasts for weekly social crafting. Help each other out of tough spots, share patterns and tips, and enjoy creating together.  

Tuesday, April 233:30—4:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Teen Library (Robot) Fight Club

Library (Robot) Fight ClubFirst rule of Library (Robot) Fight Club: tell all your friends about Library (Robot) Fight Club.

Tuesday, April 234:00—4:30 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sensory-Friendly Storytime, ages 0-6

Sensory-Friendly Storytime, ages 0-6Join us for a supportive experience that welcomes children of all abilities who benefit from calmer, quieter storyime with sensory-friendly elements. This storytime will be limited to 12 families admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Recommended for ages 0-5.…Learn More
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Wednesday, April 2410:00—11:00 AMFowler Branch (1322 Main St.)Fowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

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. The plan is to walk the trail for about twenty minutes and then turn around. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 2410:30—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, April 2411:30 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, April 242:00—3:00 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, April 243:30—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!Recommended for kids ages 5+ and their caregivers. If your child is ages 5-9, please be prepared to stay with your child for the duration of the event.

Wednesday, April 244:00—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, April 245:00—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, April 247:00—8:00 PMZoom

Virtual Films at Fowler: Past Lives

Virtual Films at Fowler: Past LivesFilms at Fowler continues in spring 2024 with Faraway Places!For 26 years Concord film viewers gathered on winter evenings at Fowler Library to see some of the most interesting and stimulating examples of current and classic cinema from around the world.…Learn More
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Thursday, April 258:30—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, April 259:30—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, April 2511:00 AM—12:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Messy Fun at Fowler, Ages 5 & 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, April 251:30—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, April 256:00—7:30 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sustainable Makes: Upcycled Stuffed Animals

Sustainable Makes: Upcycled Stuffed AnimalsCelebrate earth month by sewing your own stuffed animal out of upcycled textiles in this 4-week series! Bring your own materials (old sweaters and flannel shirts are great!) or use some of ours. Recommended for makers ages 10 to 110.

Thursday, April 256:30—7:30 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Journeying with Harriet Tubman: Selfless, Courageous, Committed

Journeying with Harriet Tubman: Selfless, Courageous, CommittedHarriet Tubman (1822-1913) is an important figure in African American and the nation’s history. Heralded for escorting many slaves from bondage to freedom, her life had many riveting facets. Living History Performer Eddie Murphy brings Harriet Tubman radiantly back to life for audiences throughout the country.…Learn More
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Friday, April 2612:30—1:30 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Seed Starting Workshop

As part of our Concord Seed Lending Library, we are partnering with Codman Community Farms in Lincoln to offer a Seed Starting Workshop! Learn more about the farm and their mission: codmancommunityfarms. orgThis workshop will be led by Jess Myles, Codman's Outreach, Education, and Volunteer Manager.…Learn More

Friday, April 262:00—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 ClubOn 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. Weather permitting, we will meet outside in Fowler's backyard. Otherwise, we will meet in the Fowler Meeting Room.…Learn More

Friday, April 263:30—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, April 2711:00—11:45 AMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Fowler Sustainability Studio with Mothers Out Front

Join us a special edition of Fowler's Saturday Studio in collaboration with Mothers Out Front. This month's theme is Earth Day, and we are excited to welcome guest reader Representative Simon Cataldo to help us explore the roots of this important important day of action.…Learn More

Saturday, April 272:00—4:00 PMThe WorkshopMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sustainable Makes: Native Seed Bombs

Sustainable Makes: Native Seed BombsGet messy and help the planet - mix up your own seed bombs to spread native flowers in your area! Recommended for makers ages 5 to 105.

Saturday, April 273:00—4:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Writing a Book When You Don't Know Where to Start (Fowler)

Have you thought about writing a book, but believe it's only for professional writers? In this lighthearted presentation, Dora will show you how everyday life, such as parenting, career challenges, pets, and health issues, can be an inspiration to write your first (or next) book, even if you never had any training in writing.…Learn More
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Monday, April 2910:30—11:15 AMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Musical Monday: TBA

Musical Monday: TBAStart your week off right by dancing, singing, and having some fun at Musical Monday! This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, a patron-supported non-profit organization. Learn more and support the Friends’ work.…Learn More

Monday, April 291:30—2:00 PMBeede Center

Beede & Books

Beede & BooksJoin us at the Beede Center for an afternoon of reading and swimming.

Monday, April 294:15—5:00 PMBackyardFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742
Meeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Preschool Play at Fowler

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
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Tuesday, April 3010:00—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, April 3010:30—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, April 3011:00—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, April 301:00—2:30 PMMeeting RoomFowler Library1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Stitch Circle at Fowler

Join fellow knitting, crocheting, needlework, etc. enthusiasts for weekly social crafting. Help each other out of tough spots, share patterns and tips, and enjoy creating together.  

Tuesday, April 304:00—4:30 PMChildren's Activity RoomMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

Sensory-Friendly Storytime, ages 0-6

Sensory-Friendly Storytime, ages 0-6Join us for a supportive experience that welcomes children of all abilities who benefit from calmer, quieter storyime with sensory-friendly elements. This storytime will be limited to 12 families admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Recommended for ages 0-5.…Learn More