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All Aboard To Fitchburg!

In honor of the bicentennial anniversary of author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau’s birth, the Concord Free Public Library, 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.  Families will gather at the train depot at 80 Thoreau Street, Concord, MA at 11:00 a.m. in order to catch the 11:25 a.m. train to Fitchburg.  Onboard participants will learn about train safety and enjoy local author Sally Sanford’s reading of her book, Henry and the Huckleberries. Upon arrival staff from the Fitchburg Public Library will welcome Concord guests at 12:11 p.m. and lead them to an area park to read a StoryWalk® of D.B. Johnson’s Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, create a journal, and enjoy some blackberry ice cream. The fun will continue when Fitchburg families join Concord families on the inbound 2:05 p.m. train to Concord to participate in hands-on activities at the Concord Free Public Library.  A short walk will bring families to the historic Main Library at 129 Main Street, Concord, MA for highlights that will include weaving natural materials and working on the journals.  We will bid our Fitchburg friends good-bye as they leave for home on the 4:05 p.m. train.  Thanks to the generosity of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the round-trip train ride is free to all!  Reservations are required.  Snacks will be provided, but families are encouraged to pack a lunch.  [Register for the Event]