Library HoursThe Library will be closed on Monday, October 10, 2016 for Columbus Day. The Main Library will resume Sunday hours on October 16. [View Main Library Hours] [Fowler Hours] [Special Collections Hours]


MLN AppThe Minuteman Library Network has launched a library mobile app.  Users now have the ability to carry the library in their pocket. The app is released for both the iOS and Android platforms. [Read More] [Download App]

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.


Computer ClassesThe next computer class Social Media 101 will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Main Library Lower Level Meeting Room. Open to all. [Sign Up]

Book CoverTuesday Book Group will read and discuss Candide by Voltaire on October 11, 2016 at 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. in the Main Library's Trustees' Room. Discussion will be led by Randall Warniers. Open to all.

Lynda.comCome and learn how to use with a staff librarian on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Open to all. [Sign Up]

West Concord Postcard "A Very Pretty Place": West Concord in the Postcard Collection exhibit opening with remarks by our Special Collections staff member Janaya Kizzie will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fowler Large Meeting Room. Light refreshments will be served. Open to all.

Book coverIn collaboration with The Thoreau Society, the Library will present A Book Launch & Signing: Thoreau at 200: Essays and Reassessments edited by Kristen Case and K.P. Van Anglen on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Lobby. Open to all.

UlrichThe annual Ruth Ratner Miller Award for Excellence in American History will be presented by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, author of Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750 on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Library Lobby. Tickets are available at the Main Library and the Concord Bookshop.  Adults $15, Students $5.

Author FestivalConcord Festival of Authors will present New Literary Voices on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at our Fowler Branch Library. Three emerging writers Jennifer S. Brown, Louise Miller and Mary Waters-Sayer will discuss and read from their work. Moderator: Dottie MacKeen. Free and open to all.

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Align: Magical Symmetries: Mixed Media by Siri Smedvig

Art Gallery
October 2016

HotspotThe Library is pleased to offer wireless Hotspot devices for loan to Concord residents who are 18 years of age and older. [Read Hotspot Circulation Policy]

Seed Lending LibraryOur Seed Lending Library will close for the season soon. Visit the website for the Seed Lending Library's October events.

Lynda.comIntroducing our newest online database subscription - an online learning website with over 4,000 courses. Remote access is available to Concord residents only. [Go to database]


Zinio Digital Magazines an online newsstand available to our Concord patrons. [Click here to sign in with your library card] [How to Access Zinio]

hooplaHoopla Digital offers Concord residents free access to 440,000+ movies, TV episodes, music albums, eBooks and audiobooks. Instantly available. [How to Access Hoopla]

OverDriveFree library eBooks, eAudiobooks & Streaming Videos for Your Computer or Mobile Device Powered by OverDrive [View More Info]

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