6-Week Mandarin Story Time

Join Jasmine Wang for Mandarin Story Time for parents and their children age 2-5 (siblings welcome). Registration is required for the 6-week program led by a facilitator who is certified in Mandarin Grade A and specializes in teaching Mandarin vocalization, speech, recitation and debate. This program is presented in Mandarin and funded by Concord-Carlisle Community Chest. Stories will begin at 10:15 with a short time to get to know each other each week at the end. Contact First Connections to register:

“How to Bake a Universe” with Author Alec Carvlin

Calling all cosmic chefs! Alec Carvlin will be reading his debut picture book, How to Bake a Universe, at the Concord Free Public Library (Main Library Branch) on Tuesday, July 12 at 10:30am! Kids will love decorating their own cosmic sunglasses, hearing the book read aloud by the author, and asking questions about the fun and funky science at the end. This program is geared for children ages 4 – 8 years old. No registration required.

Alec Carvlin is an author and designer drawn to all things creative. He is also a former choirboy, a Dartmouth College graduate, a cancer survivor, and a helpless romantic. In his free time, he cooks, bakes, and makes funny faces at his niece and nephew, Liana and Elliott. Baking universes is one of his favorite hobbies, though he’s still working on getting them to that perfect level of crispiness. He writes his picture books outside of Boston.

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Meet Children’s Author and Illustrator D.B. Johnson

On Wednesday, July 6 at 10:30am, children ages 4 and up can meet acclaimed children’s illustrator and author D.B. Johnson at the Main Library! Johnson has made a distinct mark in the world of children’s literature by introducing kids to the important ideas and work of Henry David Thoreau, George Orwell, M. C. Escher, and René Magritte. Children are invited to bring their own copies of D.B. Johnson’s books from home and get them autographed by the author!