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Happy 150th Birthday!

Join us to celebrate the Concord Free Public Library's 150th birthday on Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.! Please come to the Town House at 2:00 p.m. to hear local and state officials commemorate this historic day and hear special guest “Ralph Waldo Emerson” re-enact excerpts from his original Library Dedication speech on October 1, 1873. Immediately following, the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Pep Band will kick off a parade to the Main Library’s Front Lawn, where the celebration will continue with special guests, music, cake, activities, and giveaways for all ages. [Read More about the Celebration]

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Film Premiere: “Ralph Waldo Emerson: Give All to Love”

Film Premiere: “Ralph Waldo Emerson: Give All to Love” – A New Film by Michael Maglaras will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the Umbrella Arts Center (40 Stow Street, Concord, MA). Michael Maglaras and his Executive Producer and artistic partner Terri Templeton are known for their “essays in film” on the subject of the great cultural heritage of America. Give All to Love, filmed in and around Concord, including, over two days, at the Emerson House, will provide a new and deeply personal perspective on Emerson, his writing, his life, and his importance to contemporary life. [Register for the Film Premiere]