Margot Anne Kelley FOODTOPIA: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love & Homegrown Food

Debra's Next Door 98 Commonwealth AVenue, Concord, MA, United States

Join author Margot Anne Kelley, author of FOODTOPIA, as she traces the line from utopian back-to-the-earth pioneers like Thoreau to today's millennial back-to-landers, revealing how each generation of small-scale farmers and devoted foodies influenced the next - and our planet! This deeply researched book is the story of five back-to-the land movements, from 1840 to […]

Family Narratives Writing Workshop sponsored by Be Well Be Here with author Lynne Reeves

Concord Main Library Concord, MA, United States

Family narratives are endlessly fascinating for readers to read and they are deeply emotional for writers to craft. In this in-person program facilitated by family counselor and novelist Lynne Reeves Griffin, participants will consider the particulars of the family story, learning to make craft decisions about the best, and most thoughtful way to approach writing […]

Concord and Carlisle: Our Communities Viewed Through a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lens Featuring Lily Geismer

Trinitarian Congregational Church 54 Walden St, Concord, MA, United States

Today, Concord and Carlisle face new challenges as we strive to be welcoming, inclusive communities. Join this panel discussion sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Concord-Carlisle Adult Education (CCACE) focused on Housing: An understanding of the factors which influenced housing in these communities and how housing and land use has influenced social, economic […]

CFA: Emerson’s Circle Walking Tour through the Concord Museum

Concord Museum Concord, MA, United States

In the 1800s, Concord was the center for American authors and thinkers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott. They gathered together with other Concordians to discuss issues of the day such as slavery, war, the natural world, and many other topics. Led by a Museum educator, explore 1800s Concord and […]

A School. Sugar. A Slave Bell. A Presentation by Concord’s African American History Museum

Concord Main Library Concord, MA, United States

Our 544 square foot historic house in Concord jars visitors' experience by presenting the Black history of America's founding. Our success in spreading these messages has resulted in a local previously all-white elite private boys’ school "bequeathing" a 500 pound sugar plantation 'slave bell' to our historic site. Through sharing our recent brochure publications, we […]

Concord Festival of Authors: Barefoot Books presents author, Sheetal Sheth

Fowler Library 1322 Main Street, Concord, MA, United States

Please join us for a family-friendly story hour with Sheetal Sheth, children's author, actress, producer, and activist. Sheetal will read her new Fall book, Making Happy, followed by a chance to ask her questions. Copies will be available for purchase, and signings. In addition, there will be a craft for children to depict what makes […]


2022 Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture for Young People

Concord Main Library Concord, MA, United States

Concord’s Rajani LaRocca, the author of many children’s and young adult books, will be honored as the 2022 Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture Series presenter. Porter Square Books will provide a selection of titles for an autograph session after the talk. All are invited to hear from Rajani as she talks about her books, the most […]

CFA: Orchard House: From Page to Screen

Orchard House 399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA, United States

Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House presents From Page to Screen: John Matteson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Professor of History in conversation with screenwriter, Scott Havorson Concord School of Philosophy at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House

CFA: Writing Collections: Essays & Short Stories E.B. Bartels and Tom McNeely

Concord Main Library Concord, MA, United States

Writers E.B. Bartels and Tom McNeely will share insights about the art of writing collections. Bartels will discuss her essay collection Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Herafter. McNeely will speak about his short story collection, Pictures of the Shark.

CFA Mystery Night 2022

Concord Main Library Concord, MA, United States

CFA Mystery Night 2022 moderated by Kate Flora Join us for this popular annual event with mystery authors Edwin Hill, Edith Maxwell and Carolyn Marie Wilkins.