Library Hours The Main Library Sunday hours (1-5) will resume this weekend on Oct. 18. [View Main Library Hours] [Fowler Hours] [Special Collections Hours]


STEAM Grant The Library was recently awarded a Full STEAM Ahead: Supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the ARTS grant for $7,500 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. [View Press Release] [Watch Promo Video]

What's NewNew books are added to the library collections daily. Click here to view our What's New in real time. For New York Times Bestsellers, click here.


Book CoverTuesday Book Discussion Group will meet on October 13, 2015 at 9:30-11:15 a.m. in the Main Library Trustees' Room reading The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Open to all.

Concord Festival of AuthorsConcord Festival of Authors will present Poetry and "Spin Cycles" on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at our Fowler Branch Library with Cambridge writer Charles Coe reading from his poetry as well as his novella Spin Cycles. Free and open to all.

Robert Dallek The 2015 Ruth Ratner Miller Award for Excellence in American History will be presented by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library to Robert Dallek, author of Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House on Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Tickets: Adults $15, Students $5.

Concord Festival of AuthorsNew Literary Voices
will feature three emerging writers James Scott, Lenore Myka, Thomas McNeely on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at our Fowler Branch Library with moderator Dottie MacKeen. Free and open to all.

Concord Festival of AuthorsMystery Night will present three mystery writers Howie Carr, Frankie Y. Bailey, Daniel Palmer on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Main Library with moderator Kate Flora. Free and open to all.

Halloween PartyCalling all Concord K-5 graders! Join us for a Halloween Party on
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at our Fowler Branch Library with some not-so-spooky Halloween games and fun! Costumes are encouraged.

Computer ClassNew! Getting to Know Encore: The New Minuteman Library Catalog class will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library. Open to all. Note the new time. [Sign Up]

Read to Phoebe the DogRead to Phoebe the Dog will take place in the Main Library Children's Room the first Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. during the months of September through December. Each child will read for 15 minutes to Phoebe. [Sign Up for November 3rd Session]

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Thoreau's Compass

“The Reality Which Surrounds Us”:
Thoreau’s Landscape in Survey, Text, and Image: An Exhibition Drawn from the Library's William Munroe Special Collections
[View Press Release]

Art Gallery
Oct. 13 – Dec. 30, 2015 (Reception: Friday, Oct. 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. to 978-318-3355 or


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