Author Gish Jen will speak at the Main Library on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. as part of this year's Concord Festival of Authors. Jen will discuss her new book The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap. The event is free and open to all.
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.
On Sunday, October 29, 3:00 p.m. at the Fowler Branch, three emerging writers, two novelists and a non-fiction writer, discuss their writing careers and the creative process and read from their work. They are Lisa Duffy, Holly Fitzgerald, and Sophie Chen Keller. The event is free and open to all. Sponsored by the Concord Festival of Authors.