Library Hours The Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 for Columbus Day. Sundays hours will resume on Oct. 18. [View Main Library Hours] [Fowler Hours] [Special Collections Hours]


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Cardboard ChallengeFamilies are invited to participate in the annual Global Cardboard Challenge event at our Fowler Branch Library on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Ages 5 & up. Pre-registrations are required. [Sign Up] [View Poster for More Info]

MinutemanIn celebration of October's Massachusetts Archaeology Month, Margaret Watters, Ph.D, the principal investigator of the Parker's Revenge project at Minute Man National Historical Park, will give an update on the archaeological investigation on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. Open to all.

AuthorThursday Author Talk will present Endicott College English Professor Charlotte Gordon, author of Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley on October 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Open to all. [View Poster]

Read to Phoebe the DogRead to Phoebe the Dog will take place in the Main Library Children's Room the first Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. during the months of September through December. Each child will read for 15 minutes to Phoebe. [Sign Up for October 6th Session]

Book CoverTuesday Book Discussion Group will meet on October 13, 2015 at 9:30-11:15 a.m. in the Main Library Trustees' Room reading The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Open to all.

Computer ClassNew! Getting to Know Encore: The New Minuteman Library Catalog class will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library. Note the new time. [Sign Up] The next Tech Help Drop-In will be on Monday, October 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the Main Library Lobby. Open to all.

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Thoreau's Compass

“The Reality Which Surrounds Us”:
Thoreau’s Landscape in Survey, Text, and Image: An Exhibition Drawn from the Library's William Munroe Special Collections
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Art Gallery
Oct. 13 – Dec. 30, 2015 (Reception: Friday, Oct. 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. to 978-318-3355 or


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