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February 2019

Teen Tech Petting Zoo

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
concord free public library – Fowler Branch, 1322 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Grades 6 - 12. The Concord Free Public Library is excited to invite students in grades 6-12 to come to a Tech Petting Zoo at the Fowler Branch of the Concord Free Public Library (1322 Main Street) on Tuesday, February 19 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Participants will be able to see and have hands-on fun with some of our tech toys including LittleBits and Snap Circuits. Bring a smartphone to create fun photos with our green screen or…

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Author John Kaag to speak at Concord Free Public Library

February 19 @ 7:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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CONCORD – Author John Kaag will discuss his book "Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are" at the Concord Free Public Library on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Periodical Room of the Main Library at 129 Main Street. Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are is a tale of two philosophical journeys—one made by John Kaag as an introspective young man of nineteen, the other seventeen years later, in radically…

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Mask Making for Kids (Fowler)

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fowler Library, 1322 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Join the Pop up Art School to make a colorful mask in the style of AJ Fosik. Fosik is a contemporary American artist who creates intricate, vividly colored three-dimensional pieces from wood and found materials. This event is for children ages 8-12. Advanced online registration is required, beginning January 2.

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Board Game Cafe

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Grades 6 - 12. The Concord Free Public Library invites teens in grades 6-12 to attend the Board Game Café at the Concord Free Public Library (129 Main Street) on Thursday, February 21 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Want to try out some games you’ve never played before? Or beat your friends at your favorite game? Come play with like-minded novice and expert gamers and enjoy some snacks. Participants are also welcome to bring board and card games from home.…

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Fun Fridays at the Library

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on January 18, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on January 25, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 1, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 8, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 15, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on February 22, 2019 at 10:00am

Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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FUN Fridays in the Children's Room! Come to the children's room on winter Fridays during January and February from 10 am - 11 am to take part in a fun activity. There will be a different program each week. See the poster to see what activity is taking place!

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March 2019

Friday Night Flicks at Fowler presents Midnight in Paris

March 1 @ 7:00 pm
Fowler Library, 1322 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Join the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library for a screening of Midnight in Paris (USA, Spain 2011) Summary: Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, and Carla Bruni star in Woody Allen's romantic comedy about a family on a business trip in the City of Light. As a young couple engaged to be married experiences a profound transformation during their visit to Paris, an idealistic man with a romanticized view of the city finds that there's plenty…

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Music From the Library presents the Myra Melford Trio

March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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The 22nd season of Music from the Library continues on March 2 with jazz composer/pianist Myra Melford, who will be joined by bassist Scott Colley and drummer Allison Miller. "Myra is the genuine article, the most gifted pianist/composer to emerge from jazz since Anthony Davis" The Philadelphia Inquirer The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Attendees are asked to use the Sudbury Road Entrance. Advance reservations are required. Beginning two weeks before each concert, reservations can…

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Oreo Cookie Taste-off: the Spring Edition!

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Grades 6-12 The Concord Free Public Library is excited to invite teens in grades 6-12 to participate in an Oreo Cookie Taste-off at the Concord Free Public Library (129 Main Street) on Monday, March 4 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. It’s the ultimate Oreo taste-off in honor of National Oreo Day (March 6)! We will have multiple flavors of Oreo cookies on hand to taste and rate, from best to worst flavors. We'll provide the cookies (and milk)! Space is…

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Middle School Teen Advisory Board (TAB) (at Fowler)

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fowler Library, 1322 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Grades 6 - 8. Do you like books, games, crafts, sharing your ideas, taking surveys, food, or just hanging out with your friends? If so, this group is for you! Each month we'll do a different activity. We’ll eat snacks and play a game or do a craft. You’ll also take home a free book! CONTACT: Olivia Durant 978-318-3379 odurant@minlib.net LOCATION: Fowler Library

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Bubbles Workshop with Discovery Museum (Fowler)

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fowler Library, 1322 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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How long does a bubble really last? What color is a bubble? Can you predict when a bubble will pop? Children ages 4-6 will challenge what they think they know about bubbles as they make new observations with the Discovery Museum staff. Advance online registration is required and will begin February 1.

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Music and Movement at Fowler Library

March 9 @ 10:00 am
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 9, 2019 at 10:00am

Fowler Library, 1322 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Like to shake an egg? Clap to the beat? Wave a scarf? Move your feet? It’s time for Music and Movement! Come have fun with music, stories, and simple instruments as we get our groove on. Children ages 5 and under will enjoy this creative monthly program.

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Book Discussion Group at the Library

March 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Please join us for the Tuesday book discussion group! We will read The Awakening, by Kate Chopin. Copies of the selected book will be available for checkout at the Main Library Circulation desk. CONTACT: Barbara Gugluizza 978-318-3365 bgugluizza@concordma.gov

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Tech Tuesday: 3D Design & Printing Workshop Kids

March 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fowler Library, 1322 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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3D Design and Printing Workshop

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Tech Tuesday

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fowler Library, 1322 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Open to kids in grades 4-6

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T(w)een Tech Tuesday: Stop Motion Animation

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Grades 6 - 8. Now’s your chance to play with tech gadgets you haven’t seen before! We’ll try out a different technology each month. All sessions are hands on. Space is limited. Registration is required. March's activity is Stop Motion Animation. CONTACT: Olivia Durant 978-318-3379 odurant@minlib.net LOCATION: Main Library

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Friday Night Flicks at Fowler presents Lost in Paris

March 15 @ 7:00 pm
Fowler Library, 1322 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Join the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library for a screening of Lost in Paris (France/Belgium 2016). Summary: Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, and stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical French vagabond. When Fiona's orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her elderly Aunt Martha who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover…

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DIY Glass Magnets

March 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Grades 6-12. Create your own magnets using recycled book pages, magazines, or craft paper. We will supply everything, but you are also welcome to bring your own pictures. Space is limited. Registration is required. CONTACT: Olivia Durant 978-318-3379 odurant@minlib.net

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Concord Free Public Library Art Jury

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, 01742 United States
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Free

Between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m., bring five pieces of your work (framed or unframed) to Special Collections (downstairs at the CFPL.) Be sure that your work is clearly labeled with your name and contact information. The Jury itself meets between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Please return for your work between 8:00-8:30 p.m.

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STEAM Sunday at the Library for kids

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 13, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on January 20, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on January 27, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on February 3, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on February 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on February 17, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on March 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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STEAM Sundays at the Children's Room 2 pm - 3 pm | Main Library, 129 Main St., Concord, MA Learn while creating a different activity each week. See the poster for today's project!

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Cupcakes and Canvas

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Grades 6 - 12. No previous art experience necessary! You choose and trace the design you’d like to paint, and we’ll provide the materials and cupcakes. Everyone will be able to take home their own masterpiece. Space is limited. Registration is required. CONTACT: Olivia Durant 978-318-3379 odurant@minlib.net LOCATION: Main Library (Trustee Room)

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April 2019

Middle School Teen Advisory Board

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fowler Library, 1322 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Are you in grades 6-8? Do you like books, games, crafts, sharing your ideas, or just hanging out with your friends? If so, this group is for you! We’ll do a different fun activity each month! Refreshments will be served. Please register. Check our online calendar to find out each month’s activity. CONTACT: Olivia Durant 978-318-3379 odurant@minlib.net LOCATION: Fowler Library

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Achieve in School with Less Stress

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Achieve in School with Less Stress Students in grades 6-12 and their parents Presented by Jessica Finnegan of DIY Homework, this workshop is an introduction to research-based study skills. The workshop will include: · Techniques to increase test scores with less stress · Tips for making effective study tools · Ways to avoid procrastination · An overview of planning for projects and tests Students in grades 6-12 and their parents are welcome to attend. Registration is required. CONTACT: Olivia Durant…

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Book Discussion Group at the Library

April 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Please join us for the Tuesday book discussion group! We will read A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. Copies of the selected book will be available for checkout at the Main Library Circulation desk. CONTACT: Barbara Gugluizza 978-318-3365 bgugluizza@concordma.gov

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T(w)een Tech Tuesday: Flickerbugs and Blinky Bugs

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Grades 6-8. After constructing some simple insects, we’ll use LEDs and batteries to make them glow! What new bug can you create? Space is limited. Registration is required. CONTACT: Olivia Durant 978-318-3379 odurant@minlib.net LOCATION: Main Library

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DIY Magnetic Poetry Kit

April 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Grades 6 – 12. Celebrate National Poetry Month by making your own magnetic poetry kit! Supplies will be provided; just bring your creativity. Space is limited. Registration is required. CONTACT: Olivia Durant 978-318-3379 odurant@minlib.net LOCATION: Main Library

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The Next Chapter at CFPL

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Join us for another fun night in the Rotunda. The Next Chapter welcomes an engaged crowd of locals who are focused on helping to sustain and enhance the Library for years to come. Connect with your community while enjoying unique social and educational opportunities. For more information and to RSVP, contact Marcy Bouley Eckel at 978-318-3355 or via email at MEckel@CFPLCorp.org.

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May 2019

Anti-Cram Finals Plan

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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For students in Grades 6 - 12 and their parents. Presented by Jessica Finnegan of DIY Homework, this workshop will help you plan for final exams with less stress. This workshop will demonstrate how to: Build a backward study plan Make time visible Study in a brain-friendly way Assess exam readiness Registration is required. CONTACT: Olivia Durant 978-318-3379 odurant@minlib.net

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