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Mobile Photography Techniques

This is a special computer class offering.  Come and learn how to take better photos with your smartphone or tablet, use filters & edit images, save photos, and share them online.  This free class will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the Main Library.  Registrations are required. [ Sign Up]

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Presence: An Exploration of Identity through Portraiture

Join us for a gallery tour of Picturing Emerson: A Selection of Lifetime Portraits of Ralph Waldo Emerson with Curator Leslie Perrin Wilson on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. followed by an illustrated talk by Meghan Murray, the Umbrella's current artist-in-residence Presence: an Exploration of Identity through Portraiture.  Open to all.

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Book Talk with Author/Illustrator D. B. Johnson

Author/illustrator D.B. Johnson will share his popular Henry Hikes to Fitchburg series with young readers on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library.  This event is part of April's Concord Reads Walking by Henry David Thoreau program.  Open to all.

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Poetry at the Library Series

The Poetry at the Library Series will host three-term U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Library's Periodical Room.  Open to all.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. [Read More]

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Mother’s Day Tea with Poet and Chinese Translator Eleanor Goodman

The Poetry at the Library Series hosts Eleanor Goodman, poet and translator of contemporary Chinese poetry on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 3:00 p.m – 4:15 p.m. at the Main Library.  Goodman will read from both her own poems and the award-winning translation of Wang Xiaoni’s poetry of the everyday and talk about her approach to the art of translation.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.  Open to all.

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Author Series: Robin Hazard Ray

Thursday Author Series will present Robin Hazard Ray, author of The Strangers’ Tomb on May 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library's Periodical Room.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, the event is free and open to all. 

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Concord Stone Walls & Barns:  An Illustrated Talk by Pierce Browne

Join us for Concord Stone Walls & Barns: An Illustrated Talk by Pierce Browne on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Lobby to learn more about the history and beauty that lie at the intersection of  Concord’s built and natural landscapes.  The event is free and open to the public.

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A Night of Chinese Music and Dance

Concord- Carlisle Chinese Club and the Concord Free Public Library will present A Night of Chinese Music and Dance performed by the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Assocition Music Ensembles and Angel Performing Arts on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Umbrella Community Arts Center (40 Stow Street, Concord, MA).  Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.  In-kind donation by the Umbrella Community Arts Center.  Registrations are required and will begin on May 1. [Register]