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Announcing Our First Writer-in-Residence

The Concord Free Public Library and the Trustees of CFPL Corporation are delighted to announce their very first Writer-in-Residence – George Jreije. Jreije is the Lebanese-American author of the Shad Hadid children's fantasy series as well as the upcoming graphic novel Tarik’s Bazaar Adventure, all with HarperCollins. He has also written short stories published in collaboration with UNICEF. Jreije is expected to begin his tenure in mid-April. Stay tuned for a special welcome event. [Learn More]

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The Charles Williams Scholarships 2023

The Williams Scholarship Committee, an initiative of the Concord Free Public Library Corporation, is now accepting scholarship applications from college-bound High School Seniors residing in Concord, MA for The Charles Williams Scholarship for Excellence in Music and The Charles Williams Scholarship for Excellence in the Visual Arts. The deadline for submissions for both scholarships is May 5, 2023. [Learn More]

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Author Talk: Ilyon Woo

Join author Ilyon Woo who will discuss her new book Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey From Slavery to Freedom on Thursday, March 30, 2023, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Goodwin Forum of the Main Library. The true story of William and Ellen Craft, a couple who escaped slavery through daring, determination, and disguise, with Ellen passing as a wealthy, disabled White man and William posing as “his” slave. This event is being co-sponsored by the Concord Free Public Library (CFPL) and the CFPL Corporation’s William Munroe Special Collections. [Learn More and Register]