CONCORD CONSERVATORY MUSIC’S SUMMERENSEMBLE GROUPKids and teens can learn and play classical, jazz, and pop songs with others this summer! The Concord Conservatory of Music’s Summer Ensemble Group for kids and teens is an enrichment program that provides excellent practice sessions, encourages musical conversations, and creates friendships among musicians of various abilities. CCM welcomes wind instruments, viola, cello, and double bass players to participate. Interested pianists and violinists can also inquire. Intermediate and advanced ensemble groups will cater to musician abilities—with no more than 5 musicians per group. Each group performs in a concert at the end of the session, and ensemble performers may also perform individual solos. (978) 369-0010 or Financial assistance is available.

Points of Return Closing with Final Curator Tour & Film Screening

On June 25, The Umbrella Arts Center will host a final curator-led tour of the expansive “Points of Return” multimedia art exhibition (on view May 1-June 25, 2023), followed by a free companion screening of the documentary film, “Call of the Orcas”.

At 3PM, environmental artists and curators Gonzaga Gómez-Cortázar Romero and David Cass (collectively known as A La Luz) will be in Concord for the final weekend to provide a personalized narrative of the exhibition’s journey from an pandemic-era online exhibition to this first-ever large-scale physical exhibition. Comprising indoor and outdoor installations, sculpture, sound, photography and video art, the exhibition has transformed two floors of gallery space, converted lobby space, and the Black Box Theater to create a journey through themed “rooms” from Eclipse to Return, from environmental crisis to optimism. Each room allows visitors to experience the work of diverse international artists who have immersed themselves in a wide range of global environments undergoing different stages of the climate crisis.

Orca photo by Katy Foster for NOAA

The tour will be immediately followed by a free private screening of a new short film, “Call of the Orcas,” about the life quest of Ken Balcomb to save an endangered Pacific species of Orcinus Orca, the southern resident killer whale. The documentary will be introduced by Brian Rosborough, Concord resident and founder of, who conceived the program. The curators and Mr. Rosborough will facilitate discussion after the film. Light refreshments will be served.

Free with RSVP at


(Photos: Umbrella tour by Joseph Donica; Orca photo by Katy Foster for NOAA)

Do you know about the The Workshop at The Library?


The Workshop is a new public makerspace – a collaborative workspace with tools and equipment designed to help the community explore, learn, and make together.

The Workshop will offer both structured classes and workshops and self-guided open making hours! A Makerspace is a collaborative workspace with tools and equipment designed to help with community explore, learn and make together.

Help us make it awesome by completing our Workshop Community Survey, then stop by Saturday, June 10 between 1-4 PM for an Open House before our first day of Open Maker Hours Monday, June 12.



Our complete tool list includes more than a hundred individual items, but they fall into one of two categories:

In-Workshop Tools

You’ll be able to use your library card to reserve our in-Workshop tools for use during our Open Maker Hours (TBA) up to 2 weeks in advance for 1-4 hour time slots depending on demand.

Workshop To-Go Kits

Some projects are just too big to fit in a couple of hours, so we also offer a variety of Workshop To-Go Kits and Build-Your-Own Textile Kits for 4-week checkout on a first-come, first-served basis.


Just like the Library, the Workshop is absolutely free to all Massachusetts residents with a Minuteman library card. To help us maintain our supplies, we ask that experienced makers or those working on larger projects during Open Maker Hours either bring their own materials from home or donate a few dollars to The Workshop Fund.