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2022 Ruth Ratner Miller Award for Excellence in American History

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library will present the 2022 Ruth Ratner Miller Award to Sean Wilentz on Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Goodwin Forum of the Main Library. The event will kick off this year's Concord Festival of Authors (October 13 - 31). Sean Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History at Princeton University. His primary research interests include U.S. social and political history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Tickets for the in-person event are $15 ($5 for students). They can be purchased (cash or check only) at the Barrow Bookstore or (using cash, check or PayPal) at the Main Library's Circulation Desk. Tickets will be available on or after October 1. The event can also be watched live on Zoom free of charge. [Read More About the Event &  Register to Receive the Zoom Link]  

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Fall 2022 Poetry at the Library Series

The Fall 2022 Poetry at the Library Series features three Sunday afternoon readings with award-winning poets, beginning with a virtual reading in October included in the Concord Festival of Authors and followed by in-person readings in November and December in the Goodwin Forum. At each reading, poets also engage in a Q & A with the audience and each other about inspirations, influences, and their poetic practices. This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. [Read More About the Series]