Events

TimberNook: A local Nature Program for Children

TimberNook is an outdoor program for children. We are a service of Extra Step Pediatric Therapies, open to ALL children. We focus on the need for children to have child-led free play while immersed in the beautiful Conant Woods in Carlisle.

We are offering several programs this fall including:
*Wednesday half-day programs for children aged 7-12 (To coincide with the Wednesday short-day school schedule)
*Preschool aged drop off programs on Tuesday and Thursday mornings
*Parent and toddler programs on Wednesday and Friday Mornings
*Custom Programs for groups of 10 or more
*Scholarships are available

For further information visit our web page: https://www.timbernook.com/provider/timbernook-middlesex-county/

or our Facebook page (you MIGHT see some faces you know): https://www.facebook.com/Timbernook-Middlesex-County-113816546822973

Further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at: amanda.timbernook@gmail.com

Read to Luna the Dog Live! Fall 2021 Sessions

The Concord Free Public Library invites children to “Read to Luna the Dog Live!” on the Main Library Lawn the third Wednesday of each month between 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The upcoming dates to read to Luna are Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, and Dec 15. When the weather gets cooler or if there is rain, Luna will meet with readers inside the Main Library.

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 and up. 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.

Nature Connections Fall and Winter Programs at the Concord Free Public Library

The Concord Free Public Library (CFPL) is teaming up with The Nature Connection for monthly programs and storytimes! We invite children to a nature themed storytime where they get to meet an animal and explore nature hands-on. Programs will take place in-person at the Main Library.

On Tuesday, September 28 at 4 pm, we will have a special program for all ages exploring the theme of climate change.
Starting in October, we will offer a storytime for pre-K children on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am – October 12, November 9, and December 8. We will also offer a program for elementary students on the second Wednesday of each month at 2 pm – October 13, November 10, and December 14.

We encourage families to register ahead of time on the CFPL website so that we can provide enough materials, but registration is not required! The Nature Connection designs programs to be accessible and inclusive for children of all backgrounds and abilities. We welcome all children to attend!

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.

Virtual Children’s Author Talk with Lucia Van Bebber

The Concord Free Public Library is excited to host a virtual author talk with children’s author Lucia Van Bebber on Wednesday, October 6 at 2pm on Zoom. Learn more about how she writes stories for children in the hope of inspiring them to learn more about wildlife and wildlife conservation. Lucia’s goal is to help educate young minds in order to save animals that are now on the endangered species list and are on the verge of extinction.

Lucia started The LVB Project to promote education about wildlife as well as wildlife conservation and the protection of animals in all countries. A portion of all proceeds received through the sale of all Life of Kai books and products on the LVB Project website will go to organizations that help protect endangered or abused animals.

Lucia currently lives in Gaborone, Botswana where she continues her passion of wildlife photography and writing children’s adventure books.

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.

Going Green In Your Backyard

The Children’s Department at the Concord Free Public Library is excited to host Going Green in Your Backyard on Wednesday, September 29 from 2:00—3:00 PM on the front lawn of the Main Library. Help us celebrate Climate Preparedness Week and also learn about local wildlife and what you can do to help the environment beginning in your own backyard! This program is open to all ages! In case of rain, the program will be rescheduled. No registration required.

This event is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.

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.