Library Corner

January 26, 2024

Start the new year off with a new book, a new skill, or a new way to have fun — join us at the Main Library and Fowler Branch Library for a variety of programs serving all ages! Please note: both library branches will close at noon Friday, February 2 for staff training. 


Concord Poetry at the Library Celebrates Black History Month 

Sunday, February 4 at 3 p.m. at the Main Library 

Poet January Gill O’Neil will read from and discuss her new collection, Glitter Road. O’Neil’s poems portray joy as an act of resistance against the backdrop of pain and heartbreak during a Mississippi season. Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. 

Tuesday Book Discussion: Black Walden, by Elise Lemire 

Tuesday, February 13 at 10 a.m. at the Main Library 

Join other readers to discuss Black Walden: Slavery and Its Aftermath in Concord, Massachusetts, by Elise Lemire. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk. 


Sustainability Studio with Mothers Out Front (Ages 7 and under) 

Saturday, January 27 at 11 a.m. at Fowler 

Together with Mothers Out Front, we’ll explore the theme of “Reduce, Reuse” through a mix of stories, songs, and crafting. 

Beede & Books 

Monday, January 29 at 1:30 p.m. at the Beede Center 

Join us with the staff at Concord Recreation for an afternoon of reading and swimming! We’ll have storytime at 1:30 and then transition to the Children’s Pool for 30 minutes of water fun. This program is free and you do not need a Beede Center membership. 

How to Talk to Your Kids About Race and Racism (Caregivers) 

Friday, February 10 at 9:15 a.m. at the Main Library 

Walk away with tips and strategies for engaging kids of varying ages and readiness in conversations about differences. Activities will be provided for children during the event. All caregivers welcome! 

Teens and Tweens 

Video Game Tournament 

Tuesday, January 30 at 3:45 p.m. at the Main Library 

Grab a prize at this ranked Super Smash Brothers tournament, but bring your deodorant, because the competition in this classic brawler is going to be extra sweaty. Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. 

Teens Vs. Librarians: Injustice 

Thursday, February 8 at 4 p.m. at the Main Library 

You know you can destroy everyone’s parents and grandparents in Smash Bros., but let’s see how you fare against Teen Librarian Erick in the classic DC superhero fighting game Injustice. Prizes for those who best him! Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. 

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