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Main Library Art Gallery

A Joint Exhibition:

Drinking the Sun
Anne Piessens
February 2019

Anne Piessens is a local resident who photographs the seed pods, fogs, ice, and vines of Concord and beyond. Her spare images capture nature’s forms, pared down to their essence, with sometimes elegiac and sometimes whimsical results.

















Look Closely!
Nature Photography by Neil Tischler

February 2019

Neil Tischler is a long-time resident of Acton who enjoys capturing the beauty and detail in nature in the hope that others will appreciate them also. His photographs are primarily of plants, insects, birds, or water forms found in his yard or neighborhood.
















Special Collections Display Cases 

Illustrating Little Women: Frank Thayer Merrill and the 1880 Edition

When Roberts Brothers decided to release a reconfigured edition of Little Women in 1880, they combined what had previously been two volumes into one, gave it a beautiful dark green cover with gilt accents and page edges, and chose Boston artist Frank Thayer Merrill to provide the illustrations. Merrill created two hundred meticulously rendered pen and ink drawings that charmingly bring to life the moments and moods created through the words of Louisa May Alcott. To honor the sesquicentennial of the publication of Little Women, the Concord Free Public Library presents a small exhibition displaying a selection of the sixty-six Frank Thayer Merrill illustrations in the library’s collection. The exhibit is in the Special Collections cases (Main Library/Lower Level), and is viewable during library hours through the end of the year.





In the Main Street Entrance Foyer Exhibit Case

A new exhibit in the front vestibule display case, entitled "Taking Care of Our 19th Century Periodicals," highlights the special attention we give older magazines in our Basement Collection.  Using Godey's Lady's Book as an example, you can learn how a damaged volume is preserved, with details on paper conservation.





















Fowler Branch Meeting Room Exhibit

To be announced



Fowler Branch Display Case

A History of the Damon Mill
















Art Jury: How to Exhibit Your Work at the Art Gallery