The annual Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture for Young People will present children's author Katherine Paterson on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Rotunda. The event is free and open to all. Registration is strongly recommended and will begin on October 1. Past speakers of the series include children's authors/illustrators David Macaulay, Chris Van Allsburg, Jerry Pinkney, Lois Lowry, Tomie dePaola and Grace Lin. [Sign Up] [View Poster]
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 in September 2017. [Read More about Girls Who Code]
The Library's Special Collections Curator Leslie Wilson was interviewed by C-SPAN recently, in which she explained how the Library acquires its items and showcased some of their rarer finds, including a portion of the manuscript for the book Little Women. [Watch the Interview]
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The 2017 Ruth Ratner Miller Award for Excellence in American History will be presented to Gordon S. Wood, author of Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on Saturday, October 28, 7:30 p.m. in the Main Library Rotunda. Tickets are available at the Main Library and the Concord Bookshop. Adults $15, Students $5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.