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December 2022

Poetry at the Library: Helena Minton and Maya Janson

December 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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All are invited to an in-person poetry program in the Concord Free Public Library's Goodwin Forum on Sunday, December 11, from 3 - 4:15 p.m. Highly-praised poets Helena Minton, former Concord resident, and Maya Janson of Western, MA will read from their recent collections and engage in a Q & A about craft, influences, and the writing life. Books can be purchased before and after the reading. All are welcome to stay after the program for conversation and refreshments. "Helena…

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Gingerbread House Kits at the Concord Free Public Library

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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The Concord Free Public Library Children's Department is offering children gingerbread house kits for the holiday season beginning Monday, December 12! Stop by the Main Library Children’s Department or the Fowler Branch Library to pick up your free kit. The kits will be provided on a first come, first served basis. One kit per family. Please note: these kits contain small pieces. We recommend adult supervision for our youngest participants. Thank you to The Concord Free Public Library Corporation for…

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Introductory Language Classes for Children at the Concord Free Public Library

December 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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One event on November 2, 2022 at 10:30 am

One event on November 16, 2022 at 10:30 am

One event on November 30, 2022 at 10:30 am

One event on December 14, 2022 at 10:30 am

Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

The Concord Free Public Library is partnering with Concord Scholars Institute for Arts and Languages to host free monthly introductory language classes for children and their caregivers. Led by highly qualified, experienced, and creative native-speaking teachers, these foreign language classes focus on developing communicative skills while enhancing a cultural understanding of these languages. All sessions take place in the Main Library Children's Activity Room and do not require registration. Join us for Introduction to American Sign Language, geared for children…

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A Christmas Carol, featuring actors Stephen Collins and Poornima Kirby at the Concord Free Public Library

December 14 @ 6:30 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
Free

Join actors Stephen Collins and Poornima Kirby for a funny, heartfelt journey through Charles’ Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 PM at the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St. in Concord. This 1-hour adaptation shows Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a grumpy, selfish misanthrope to a generous, wise and kindly man, full of the spirit of Christmas. With Stephen playing Scrooge and Poornima swiftly changing between the other characters, this…

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Read to Laddie the Collie

December 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Did you know that reading to dogs boosts reading skills, emotional, and social skills for children? Read to a good listener who loves stories! The Concord Free Public Library invites children ages 5 years and up to “Read to Laddie the Collie” at the Children’s Library on the third Saturday of each month at 3pm on the following dates: Oct 15 Nov 19 December 17 January 21 February 18 March 18 April 15 May 20 June 17 Laddie is a…

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Beede and Books Storytime 2022 – 2023

December 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on October 31, 2022 at 1:30 pm

One event on November 28, 2022 at 1:30 pm

One event on December 19, 2022 at 1:30 pm

One event on January 30, 2023 at 1:30 pm

One event on February 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm

One event on March 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm

One event on April 24, 2023 at 1:30 pm

One event on May 22, 2023 at 1:30 pm

One event on June 19, 2023 at 1:30 pm

Beede Center, 498 Walden St
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

The Beede Swim and Fitness Center and the Concord Free Public Library are teaming up to bring you Beede and Books. This is a free program available to all. Join us at the Beede Center for a Friday collaboration of reading and swimming. A librarian will read books at 1:30pm, then we transition to the Children’s Pool for water fun! This free program happens once a month, usually (but not always!) on the last Monday of each month: September 26…

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