Events

Twenty Classic Hollywood Musicals and Why They Are Good for You, a talk by Randall Warniers

Join Randall Warniers for a talk on Twenty Classic Hollywood Musicals and Why They Are Good for You! The talk will take place at the Fowler Branch of the Concord Free Public Library (1322 Main Street) on Monday, September 23 at 7:00 PM.

Music has been an essential component of movies since the early days of silent cinema, when live musicians accompanied each show. Hollywood musicals were born after the arrival of talking pictures in the late 1920s, and they quickly became a hugely successful and popular genre. This talk and slide presentation will discuss the twenty most important musicals made in the studio era, from the early 1930s to the 1950s, including classic Paramount pictures with Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier, romantic RKO musical comedies with Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, brilliant Busby Berkeley extravaganzas from Warner Brothers with Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell, and lavish MGM color films with Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. We will not watch any of the films during the talk, but all are available on DVD, and every attendee will receive a list of the twenty selected films (plus other examples) for future reference and viewing.

Randall Warniers has pursued interests in 19th-century British literature and early 20th-century American cinema for decades. He has worked in the world of publishing since 1989, and he is currently a freelance editor and book publisher.

This free event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. For more information, please visit www.concordlibrary.org.

Peace Crane Origami for Adults at the Concord Free Public Library

Join us at the Concord Free Public Library for Peace Crane Origami for Adults. The event will take place at the Main Library at 129 Main Street on Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Lisa B. Corfman, from Rocky Arts Unfolded, will show you some tricks and techniques to fold your own unique origami. Hear the peace crane tale, and then fold with paper, plastic and metal.

Registration is required (limited to 15 participants). Please register at www.concordlibrary.org.

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

Ice Cream Social and Middle School Teen Advisory Board Meeting

The Concord Free Public Library invites teens in grades 6-8 to attend a special ice cream social as part of its monthly Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting at the Fowler Branch of the Concord Free Public Library (1322 Main Street) on Tuesday, September 10 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

At this first meeting of the 2019-2020 school year, we’ll eat ice cream with lots of toppings (dairy-free option available). We’ll get to know each other, play a game or two, and teens will even take home a free book!

Free. Please email odurant@minlib.net to register, or call (978) 318-3379. You may also register on the Library’s calendar of events at https://concordlibrary.org/news-events/events-calendar/.

Mindful Meditation and Creativity at the Concord Library

Join Be Well Be Here for Mindful Meditation and Creativity! The event will take place on the lawn of the Main Library at 129 Main Street on Saturday, August 31 at 9:30 a.m.

As summer wanes and fall begins, the mind and body can spin with transitional energy. Step from the whirlwind and discover your personal way to reflect and settle. Experience flow through meditative exercises that invite you to let go, reside in the present moment, and allow your creativity to flow.

For more information, please visit www.concordlibrary.org.

Yoga for Strength and Empowerment at the Concord Library

Join Be Well Be Here for Yoga for Strength and Empowerment! The event will take place on the lawn of the Main Library at 129 Main Street on Thursday, August 29 at 9:30 a.m.

Many of us seem to be under the impression that yoga is all about flexibility, but not entirely. It’s about mobility and strength! Come find out what it means to be strong in yoga through this core-empowering practice that explores the steadiness required to soften into flexibility. This is yoga for EVERY body!

For more information, please visit www.concordlibrary.org.