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

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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!

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Art Ramble: Something in the Air

On display through November 14 in Hapgood Wright Town Forest, the 6th annual Art Ramble Exhibition continues The Umbrella Arts Center’s thematic exploration of “Air” that began with the spring’s Earth Month and Artfest celebrations. “Something in the Air” is presented by The Umbrella Arts & Environment Program and curated by Laurie Bogdan and Kimberley Harding, who asked artists to creatively grapple with an element that is invisible and yet essential to life.
“Our call seek works that illustrate human, animal and botanical interactions with air,” the curators wrote, “and encourage exploration of the atmospheric aspects of the Hapgood Wright Town Forest” – the historic site of the Emerson-Thoreau “amble” to Walden Pond.
The phrase “Something in the Air” suggests drama, mystery, change, or movement. The 15 diverse works selected for the 2021 Art Ramble are all evocative of these concepts in one way or another. Fiber works Windblown (Kiyomi Yatsuhashi), The In-Between Series (Nilou Moochhala) and The Shutter Dresses (Martha Heller) embody movement, as they shimmy in the breezes. Air Currents (Johanna Finnegan-Topitzer) suggests movement despite its rigid metal construction.
There is an air of mystery in the dancing figures of Forest Air (Melissa Shaak), the quiet cubes of Collected Breath (Janet Kawada), the floating, pillowy Foggy Morning (Liz Helfer), the translucent birds and frogs of Waves of the Aerial Sea (Lisa Nelson), and the tall creatures Breathing (Paul Angiolillo). In and Out (BARD) dramatizes the relationship between trees and human breath while Every Breath You Take (Silvina Mizrahi) shows the drama of humans interacting with the environment. The Ethereal Dreamer (Laurie Bogdan & Kimberley Harding) dragonfly is a symbol of change; The Luna Moth Life Cycle (Jude Griffin) and Up in the Air (Jennifer Fuchel) depict the amazing metamorphoses of insects; and Airing Out the House (Rebecca Tuck) symbolizes a hope for positive changes in our lives.
This free, family- and dog-friendly exhibition is presented in collaboration with Concord’s Division of Natural Resources, and supported in part by a grant from the Foundation for Metrowest.
Artist statements, wayfinding, audio and other details can be found at

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 Engage with us by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.