Events

Read to Luna the Dog Live! Beginning in June

The Concord Free Public Library invites children to Read to Luna the Dog on the Main Library lawn the second Friday of each month beginning in June between 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Luna is a certified therapy dog through Pets and People Foundation. Did you know that reading to dogs boosts reading skills and emotional and social skills for children?

This event is for children ages 5+. Children are invited to register for their own individual 15 minute session with Luna. Register in advance: https://concordlibrary.org/news-events/events-calendar

For more information about Library programs and services, call 978-318-3301 (Main Branch) or 978-318-3350 (Fowler Branch), sign up for our e-Newsletter, or visit us online at concordlibrary.org. Engage with us by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Baby Time at the Concord Free Public Library

The Children’s Department at the Concord Free Public Library will offer a free weekly, outdoor program for babies every Monday at 11am. We’ll gather in the side garden near the Sudbury Street entrance for stories, songs and rhymes in this gentle half hour story time for our very youngest patrons.

Register at https://concordlibrary.org/news-events/events-calendar

For more information about Library programs and services, call 978-318-3301 (Main Branch) or 978-318-3350 (Fowler Branch), sign up for our e-Newsletter, or visit us online at concordlibrary.org. Engage with us by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Rockabye Beats Virtual Concerts

The Concord Free Public Library hosts a free family-friendly concert featuring Rockabye Beats the last Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Rockabye Beats’ music is reminiscent of founder Marcos Valles’ Puerto Rico. Participants will enjoy an interactive 30 minute concert that includes movement, dancing, counting, singing, and a little bit of Spanish vocabulary. There will also be an instrument show and tell featuring drums, guitars, rhythm instruments, xylophones, and more!

Concerts will take place [Feb 24] [March 31] [April 28] [May 26] [June 30] . Register here to receive the Zoom link: https://concordlibrary.org/news-events/events-calendar
This event is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.

June Journeys StoryWalk at the Concord Free Public Library

The Concord Free Public Library is celebrating June Journeys with Communities Organizing Against Racism (COAR) by sharing a StoryWalk on the Main Library lawn from June 1st through June 30th. The StoryWalk features Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Ekua Holmes.

Featuring stunning mixed-media art and stirring poems, Voice of Freedom celebrates civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer’s life with a message of hope, determination, and strength. Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. The book won the 2016 Caldecott Honor award as well as the 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor.

For more information about Library programs and services, call 978-318-3301 (Main Branch) or 978-318-3350 (Fowler Branch), sign up for our e-Newsletter, or visit us online at concordlibrary.org. Engage with us by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Learn more about Communities Organizing Against Racism and their work by visiting coaraction.org.

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Celebrate Juneteenth Day with the CFPL and CCHS Crossroads Club

The Children’s Department at the Concord Free Public Library is inviting children to celebrate Juneteenth Day! Join us for a Juneteenth read along Thursday, June 17 from 5 – 6pm with the Crossroads group – a student organization created by Concord Carlisle High School students to discuss important cultural, social, and diverse topics! Children can celebrate Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, by listening to books, readings, and participating in a discussion with the Crossroads high-school students.

Register at https://concordlibrary.org/news-events/events-calendar to receive a Zoom invite.

For more information about Library programs and services, call 978-318-3301 (Main Branch) or 978-318-3350 (Fowler Branch), sign up for our e-Newsletter, or visit us online at concordlibrary.org. Engage with us by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Unity Farm Sanctuary Virtual Tour

The Concord Free Public Library will host a free virtual tour of Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn, MA to celebrate the start of our Summer Reading 2021 program on Wednesday, June 16 at 11 am.

Have you ever met a Scottish Highland Bull? Or a fluffy llama? Those are just two members of the herd here at Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn MA. Join us on Zoom for a tour through the beautiful sanctuary grounds of Unity Farm. You will have the chance to meet some of our 60 mammals and 200+ feathered friends. Everyone here is a rescued farm animal! Learn more about their stories, reflecting the diverse plights of farm animals worldwide. Get to know their unique personalities and see the power of love, care, and kindness!

Unity Farm Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) farm animal sanctuary. The mission of Unity Farm Sanctuary is to provide a safe and loving lifelong home for farm animals, to offer the public unique educational programs, and to promote a culture of kindness and connection.

Register in advance to receive the Zoom link: https://concordlibrary.org/news-events/events-calendar

For more information about Library programs and services, call 978-318-3301 (Main Branch) or 978-318-3350 (Fowler Branch), sign up for our e-Newsletter, or visit us online at concordlibrary.org. Engage with us by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.