Library Hours The Library will be closed on Monday, April 17, 2017 in observance of Patriot's Day. [View Main Library Hours] [Fowler Hours] [Special Collections Hours]


Mind in the makingThe Library was recently awarded a Library Services and Technology Act Mind in the Making grant for $7,500 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to develop innovative programming and spaces that encourage invention and tinkering for young children. [Read Press Release] [Read About Our Pirate Playland]

What's NewNew books are added to the library collections daily. Click here to view our What's New in real time. For New York Times Bestsellers, click here.


Music from the LibraryMusic from the Library will feature pianist Anastasia Seifetdinova on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Library Rotunda. Free admission. Advance registrations are required. [Registration opens on 2/25 at 9:00 a.m.]

Book Talk

Randall Warniers will give a talk on the life of Charles Dickens and his novel Great Expectations at our Fowler Branch Library on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Open to all. [Register]

March ClassesThe next computer class Learn About Apps on Your Devices will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Main Library. Open to all. [Sign Up]

Josh BellPoetry at the Library Series will present a Reading and Q&A with Josh Bell on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. Free and open to all.

Book CoverTuesday Book Group will read My Antonia by Willa Cather on March 14, 2017 at 9:30 - 11:15 a.m. in the Trustees' Room. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library's Circulation Desk. Open to all.

Book CoverThursday Author Series will present Audrey Raden reading from her book When I came to die: Process and Prophecy in Thoreau's Vision of Dying on March 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Open to all. [Register]

Friday FlicksFriday Flicks at Fowler continues on March 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. with a 1997 Russian film based on Tolstoy's 1872 novella The Prisoner of the Caucasus. Free admission. Open to all. [View Full Film Schedule]

Food For FinesFood for Fines will take place from Sunday, March 19 - Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Main Library and the Fowler Branch. Overdue fines will be waived in exchange for food donations to support Concord's Open Table. [Read More]

EmersonThe Picturing Emerson: A Selection of Lifetime Portraits of Ralph Waldo Emerson Exhibit Opening will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Library Rotunda. Light refreshments will be served. Open to all. Registrations are required. [Read More] [Register]

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Art Jury NEW DATE: Art Jury will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Main Library.  [Read More]

Concord Academy Student Art Work Show Concord Academy Student Art, Curated by Students

Art Gallery
February 2017

EmersonComing Soon: A Selection of Lifetime Portraits of Ralph Waldo Emerson [Read More]

Art Gallery
March 7-May 30, 2017

Thoreau "Concord, which is my Rome”: Henry Thoreau and His Home Town [Thoreau Bicentennial Offerings]

Art Gallery
July 7 - October 30, 2017

MLN AppCheck out the Minuteman Library Network mobile app available for both the iOS and Android platforms. [Read More] [Download App]

HotspotThe Library is pleased to offer wireless Hotspot devices for loan to Concord residents who are 18 years of age and older. [Read Hotspot Circulation Policy]

Lynda.comIntroducing our newest online database subscription - an online learning website with over 4,000 courses. Remote access is available to Concord residents only. [Go to database]


Zinio Digital Magazines an online newsstand available to our Concord patrons. [Click here to sign in with your library card] [How to Access Zinio]

hooplaHoopla Digital offers Concord residents free access to 440,000+ movies, TV episodes, music albums, eBooks and audiobooks. Instantly available. [How to Access Hoopla]

OverDriveFree library eBooks, eAudiobooks & Streaming Videos for Your Computer or Mobile Device Powered by OverDrive [View More Info]

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