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October 2020

Virtual Family Concert – Rockabye Beats

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Rockabye Beats is a fun, family group whose music is reminiscent of founder’s Marcos Valles’s Puerto Rico.  Join us the last Wednesday of each month at 10 am. Register below and we'll share the Zoom link. Enjoy an interactive 30 minute concert that includes movement, dancing, counting, singing, a little bit of Spanish vocabulary. We'll also have an instrument show and tell with drums, guitar, rhythm instruments, and xylophone. 

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Concord Festival of Authors: Chunky Monkey Writing Group

October 29 @ 7:00 pm
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Free

Join the CFA 2020 for an online conversation with Boston’s most successful, entertaining writing group, the Chunky Monkeys! What Makes a Good Writing Group? The Chunky Monkeys Share Tips. So you want to start a writing group, or perhaps improve how your existing group is working. What are some excellent tips and tricks? Join authors Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Celeste Ng, Christopher Castellani, Jennifer De Leon, Adam Stumacher, Whitney Scharer, Calvin Hennick, Grace Talusan, Chip Cheek, Becky Tuch, and Sonya Larson as…

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The Umbrella @ Home Coffee House Cabaret

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Free

Join us as we welcome back some of The Umbrella Stage Company's favorite alumni for a virtual mini-concert. Talented performers including Vanessa Calantropo (Hedwig & the Angry Inch, The Wild Party), Andrea Giangreco (Hundred Days, Bonnie & Clyde), Anthony Pires, Jr. (Tuck Everlasting, Parade), and Kayla Shimizu (Avenue Q) will perform from their own homes, singing a few songs and telling a few stories, followed by a chance to catch up with each other and our wider stage community via…

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Concord Festival of Authors: LGBTQ Memoir Authors

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present LGBTQ Memoir Authors. Alex Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir, which received a Lambda Literary Award, the Chautauqua Prize, the Grand Prix des Lectrices ELLE, the Prix des libraires du Quebec 2020, and the Prix France Inter-JDD, an award for one book of any genre in the world. Named one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, Audible.com, Bustle,…

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Concord Festival of Authors: Mystery Night

October 31 @ 7:00 pm
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Free

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library present Mystery Night! Register today to discover how celebrated mystery writers create memorable characters! Kate Flora returns to CFA 2020 as Mystery Night emcee! Kate is the author of nineteen books and more than twenty short stories, and has been a finalist for the Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, and Derringer awards. She won the Public Safety Writers Association award for nonfiction. She’s a five time finalist, and twice won the Maine Literary Award…

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November 2020

A Soldier’s Kit

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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What did Provincial troops carry with them into battle in 1775? How do you change a flint and fire a musket? Muster with living Historian Nick Johnson in this virtual program to find out! Please note that this family program is virtual.  Participants will be emailed a link to watch the program live on Sunday, November 1. This is a free event.  Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives.

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Cooking with Jeremy: Buttercream workshop

November 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Accomplished chef and noted pasta maker Jeremy Pietropaolo is back with five new cooking classes. Each one-hour class takes on a different recipe, teaching tips and techniques, including plating where appropriate. At the end of the class you’ll have something finished and ready to serve! Join us for one or any combination of classes. Ingredients list will be provided ahead of time. Buttercream workshop – Step up your dessert game with a vanilla Italian meringue buttercream and a chocolate swiss…

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Screen Time and Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Donations accepted

Parenting in the digital world is overwhelming and complicated, especially today as we cope with social distancing and working from home. We strive for balance in our own lives while trying to balance screens and technology. What can we do to ensure our children are developing the necessary “soft skills,” like resilience, cooperation, independence, and curiosity, to be successful in school and in the future? And how does technology interfere with the development of these skills? Join us for a…

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Virtual Concord Poetry at the Library Series, Fall,’20: Jeffrey Harrison & Matthew Lippman

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Jeffrey Harrison reads from his sixth full-length book of poetry, Between Lakes (Four Way Books, September, 2020),  where the death of the speaker’s father places him in the ever-shifting zone between the living and the dead while also sending him back into his journey to manhood.  Old arguments are reimagined: What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a participant in one’s life as well as a witness and recorder of the lives of others? The exploration of these…

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“Buried In Treasures” – Changing Cluttering Behaviors (on ZOOM) 15 wks. on Mondays

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on November 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2020 at 3:00 pm

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Free

It seems the pandemic and the stay at home advisory has encouraged many people to start clearing out their homes. Tempting things are left on the curb or the lawn and it can be hard to resist picking them up. For those with homes filled to the brim and who are having difficulty parting with treasured possessions, or have an uptick of acquiring during this stressful time, the COA is offering a 15-week skills training workshop and peer support group.…

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Let’s Talk with Special Guest Jenifer Joy Madden: Keeping Toddlers and Preschoolers Busy.

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Toddlers and preschoolers are always on the move and demand our full attention. Can we help them develop independent play skills at this young age? Let’s talk about. In this informal conversation, participants can chat with Jenifer Joy Madden, author and Digital Wellness expert, and share challenges, successes and tips in a supportive environment. Registration for this event is required by 11/13. Please register here. You will receive a meeting invitation the day before the event. About our guest: Jenifer…

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The Virtual Writing Studio

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 14, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on November 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 12, 2020 at 10:00 am

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That's right, The Virtual Writing Studio is BACK! And this time, we're open to individuals grades 3-8. Bring your brothers, your sisters, your little cousins or older siblings. No writing experience required. Led by resident poet and Children's Assistant Cary Stough.   Join us the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month for brain-storming, story-telling, genre-busting, and totally kid-oriented WRITING. Register now to receive zoom link.

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Cooking with Jeremy: Introduction to Duck

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Accomplished chef and noted pasta maker Jeremy Pietropaolo is back with five new cooking classes. Each one-hour class takes on a different recipe, teaching tips and techniques, including plating where appropriate. At the end of the class you’ll have something finished and ready to serve! Join us for one or any combination of classes. Ingredients list will be provided ahead of time. Introduction to Duck – Make a pan-seared duck breast with a red wine sauce accompanied by blistered grapes.

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December 2020

Cooking with Jeremy: NY Strip Steak workshop

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Accomplished chef and noted pasta maker Jeremy Pietropaolo is back with five new cooking classes. Each one-hour class takes on a different recipe, teaching tips and techniques, including plating where appropriate. At the end of the class you’ll have something finished and ready to serve! Join us for one or any combination of classes. Ingredients list will be provided ahead of time. NY Strip Steak workshop – We’ll learn to make a pan-seared NY strip steak.

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Virtual Poetry at the Library Series: Steven Cramer & Joyce Peseroff

December 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Steven Cramer reads from his sixth collection, Listen (MadHat Press, 2020),  lucid, smart portrayals of  the “darker corners” of despair through scores of illuminating juxtapositions.  Experimenting with many verse forms to give shape to the mind’s restless shifts and associations—sometimes absurdly funny, bracingly honest, and always sharp in thought and craft—the lyric testimony of Listen reaffirms the indispensable, if fragile, consolations of art.  Cramer’s previous books of poetry are The Eye that Desires to Look Upward (1987), The World Book (1992), Dialogue for the Left and Right Hand (1997), Goodbye to…

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