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Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture for Young People: Katherine Paterson

The annual Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture for Young People will present children's author Katherine Paterson on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Rotunda.  The event is free and open to all.  Registration is strongly recommended and will begin on October 1.  Past speakers of the series include children's authors/illustrators David Macaulay, Chris Van Allsburg, Jerry Pinkney, Lois Lowry, Tomie dePaola and Grace Lin.  [Sign Up] [View Poster]

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Library Featured on C-SPAN

The Library's Special Collections Curator Leslie Perrin Wilson was interviewed by C-SPAN recently, in which she explained how the Library acquires its Special Collections items and showcased some of the rare finds, including a portion of the manuscript for the book Little Women.  [Watch the Interview]

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All Aboard To Fitchburg!

In honor of the bicentennial anniversary of Thoreau’s birth, the Concord Free Public Library (CFPL), the Concord Museum, the Massachusetts Center for the Book and the Fitchburg Public Library have planned a fun family event for Saturday, September 23, 2017.  The event will include a free round-trip train ride from Concord to FItchburg and activities at the CFPL's Main Library and the Fitchburg Public Library.   Snacks will be provided. All are welcome.  Advance registrations are required. [Read More about the Event] [Register]

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Girls Who Code Club

After having a successful season, the Library will host another Girls Who Code Club for girls 13 - 17 years old.  This free program will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. starting September 2017 and will end in May 2018.  An information session for interested participants will be held at the Fowler Branch Library on September 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  Open to all.  [Read about Girls Who Code Initiative]