CFPL's Build a Better World Summer Reading Program for Kids and Teens is June 10 - August 12, 2017. For Pre-Readers: Complete a Ducky bingo card; For Kids and Teens: Read 60+ minutes a week or 10+ hours during the summer. All participants will have a chance to win a prize. Build a Better World is sponsored by the CFPL, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. [Sign Up for the Reading Program] [Visit Here for More Summer Reading Info]
A new Girls Who Code Club for ages 13 -17 meets weekly on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.in the Main Library's Lower Level Meeting Room. We have had a successful season thanks to the volunteer instructors and participants. The next season will begin later this year. [Read More about Girls Who Code]
The Library was recently awarded a Library Services and Technology Act Mind in the Making grant for $7,500 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to develop innovative programming and spaces that encourage invention and tinkering for young children.
"Concord, which is my Rome": Henry Thoreau and His Home Town Exhibition is July 7 - October 30, 2017 in the Art Gallery.
The Friends Annual Book Sale on June 3 raised $23,421 for the Library, a new record! Congratulations to the Friends and many thanks to those who contributed to the Book Sale!
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“Concord, which is my Rome”: Henry Thoreau and His Home Town exhibition and accompanying events will take place July 7 through October 30, 2017 at the Main Library with a gala opening on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Main Library Rotunda. Open to all. Advance registrations are required for the gala opening. [Register for the Gala Opening] [Read More About the Exhibition]
Music on the Lawn will present three concerts this summer on the Main Library front lawn. All concerts will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push (Polish music) on July 12; Veronica Robles and Her Mariachi Band (Mexican) July 26 and The Fellswater Scottish Band on August 2. Free admission and open to all. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. (Rain location: Umbrella Arts Center)