The Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library is a nonprofit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization that supports the library and promotes its vital role in our community. Chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1970, the Friends has a board of 12 volunteers, elected annually by the members. With about 450 member families, the Friends help the library by organizing programs listed below, volunteering at events, book signings, semi-annual book sales, as well as funding educational activities for the library staff and museum passes for patrons. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering for any of these events.
Benefits of membership include early notification to many of the programs supported by the Friends, including author & poetry readings, musical performances, museum passes, film series, summer concerts and more.
To join the all-volunteer Friends, please download and return our membership form, below.
Current Friends Officers:
Anne Irza-Leggat, President
Aiyana Currie, Vice President
Stephan & Faith Bader, Co-Treasurers
Jacqueline Barnard, Film Series
Janet Kaminstein, Chair of Booksales
Monika Kennedy, Membership
Betsy Levinson, Publicity
Lorraine Martin, Author Series
E. Glenn Mitchell, Adult Programs
Nancy Lyons, Clerk
Matt Boger, member at-large
Anne Marie McGarry, Book Sorters Liaison (non-elected)
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All Passes (unless otherwise noted) are funded by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library and may be used for free or reduced admission. Please contact the library if you have suggestions on museums that you would like to see added to our list.
Friday Flicks at Fowler is a FREE event sponsored by the Friends and include popcorn and refreshments. All are critically acclaimed international films carefully selected by the Film Program Coordinator that invite conversation both before and after each film. Films are at 7:00 pm and doors open at 6:30. Please refer to the Events calendar for an upcoming schedule.
The Poetry at the Library Series brings established and emerging poets to the Concord Library community. Each year, the Friends host six to seven readings with Q and A, followed by book signings and light refreshments. Most readings occur on Sundays at 3 PM in the Main Library, with an occasional Saturday evening poetry event.
Music on the Lawn is a free enjoyable, notable and diverse music offerings on the Main Library front lawn on select Wednesdays during the summer at 7:00 p.m. Additionally, Music from the Library every year from late January through March/April. Notable musicians from the greater Boston area and other parts of the country perform at the Music from the Library series. The Music from the Library Series celebrated its 20th season winter of 2017.
Inspiring and topically relevant author readings throughout the year.
Awarded annually in the Fall.