Two-Day Online Workshop: The White Line Woodcut and Beyond with Kate Hanlon

Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10:00am–1:00pm
Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 10:00pm–1:00pm
M: $200 / NM: $250


After the Plague: Vocal Music of the High Renaissance

Presented Online by CCM Faculty Member Greta Feeney on Saturday, April 10, 10:00 – 11:00 am

After the Plague, how did the Black Death impact creativity and the arts? In this music appreciation workshop you will learn to contextualize the beautiful vocal music of Guillaume de Machaut and Francesco Landini, both famous composers who survived the plague in Europe in the 1300s.
Complimentary lecture but pre-registration required in order to receive the Zoom link:

Serialism for Kids!

Presented online by CCM Faculty Member Kitty Cheung-Evans, Saturday, March 20, 10:00 – 10:50 am
Register in advance to receive the link to the complimentary lecture:

Extensively deemed one of the most influential composers of the 20th century, Arnold Schoenberg invented Serialism. What is Serialism?

It is a unique way to write music without using major or minor keys. Instead composers use numbers, shapes, and extreme timbre in an “ordered” way.

Kitty says, “Music is like a cube, it can be upside down, forward, and backwards”. Plan to draw shapes and use your instrument to play a song.

In this interactive class, you’ll explore “how” to construct serial music and participants will discuss performance challenges. It’s for all kids who enjoy putting things in order and have a curious mind. Demonstrating and experimenting on your own instrument is encouraged!

Note: Kids should know the alphabet and understand negative numbers. Students will need to have paper and pencil for the workshop.

Cooking for 1 or 2 with Chef Liz Barbour (VIRTUAL)

Join the staff of the Concord Free Public Library, Fowler Branch, for a virtual “mini-feast” with Chef Liz Barbour as she shares how to cook for 1 or 2. In this session, Liz will help attendees learn how to maximize the use of their ingredients when preparing meals for only a few people.

Liz is the author of The Creative Feast and attendees will leave knowing how to fill their pantry with quick cooking, small batch and cost effective ingredients, and healthy meals that are easy to prepare.

The program will take place Wednesday, March 17, from 12pm to 1:30pm. Register at for the Zoom link. For more information about other 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.

Podcasting 101

If you’ve ever listened to a podcast and thought, “I can do that!” now’s your chance! Join us for a crash course that will give you all the tools you need to start planning and recording your own podcast. You will learn the ins and outs of a recording studio. You will become familiar with how to best use a microphone, how to record using professional software, how to adjust the sound quality, and how to save your file in the most useful format for your intended purpose. You’ll also learn voice-acting techniques from a professional voice and broadcasting coach. You will practice warming up and using your voice, learn breathing techniques, learn how to enunciate for “radio,” and will gain tips and tricks to get your podcast noticed. By the end of the course, you’ll have the know-how to prepare and record your first podcast episode!