Newsletter                                   November 2017
Poetry at the Library 
 
Join us for an afternoon with Henry Walters: poet, translator, naturalist, and author of Field Guide A Tempo on Sunday, November 19, 3:00-4:45 p.m. at the Main Library.  Walters will be introduced by poet John Hodgen. 
 
Walters is a New Hampshire poet and translator. His work has roots in a tradition of naturalists for whom writing is a cultivation of their own landscape: Theocritus and Virgil, Thoreau and Stevens, Henry Beston and Annie Dillard.  
 
In a short letter to Thoreau hinting at his indebtedness, Walters writes: "A democrat of scale, magician of the minuscule, you make bonsai of our oldest oaks and pull whole forests out of an acorn cap. Gulliver, too big for his britches, and Alice, having shut up like a telescope, and Pinocchio, having forgotten what was true, and I, a fly cobwebbed in fine print-all of us pressed our respective noses like species of aster between the pages of your Journal, and when we pulled them out again, voilĂ , we fell straightway in love with the world's proportions." 

Born in Chicago and raised along Michigan's River Raisin, Walters studied Latin and Greek at Harvard University, beekeeping in Sicily, and falconry in Ireland. His first book of poems, Field Guide A Tempo, was a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award.

The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library and part of Concord's celebration of the Thoreau Bicentennial. (Photo credit: Madeline Bruce)
 
Adult Book Groups
Tuesday Book Group
November 14, 9:30-11:15 a.m.
Main Library, Trustees' Room
We will read and discuss  The Woodlanders, by Thomas Hardy.  All are  welcome.


Cookbook Club 
Wednesday, November 8, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Fowler Branch
Check out a copy of The Thanksgiving Table or The New Thanksgiving Table, by Diane Morgan , or Thanksgiving 101, by Rick Rodgers, at the Circulation Desk, pick a recipe, and prepare it for the program. We will sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what did not, and select future cookbooks.  Advance registration is required. [ Waiting List]
 
Book-A-Mystery Discussion
Wednesday, November 15, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Fowler Branch
Love a good mystery? All are welcome to join the discussion. Copies of this month's selection Tough Cookie, by Diane Mott Davidson, are available at the Fowler Branch.  All are welcome.
Concord Festival of Authors
Mystery Night 2017   
Friday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.
Main Library

Three mystery writers, Katherine Hall PageJessica Treadway, and
Joseph Finder, discuss and read from their work.

Free admission. Open to all.  Part of Concord Festival of Authors.
More Adult Programs
Finding your Military Ancestors using Online Genealogy Databases
Thursday, November 2, 7:00 p.m.
Main Library
Join us for a class in searching the online databases Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest for your ancestors that fought in the military. 
Registration Required. [Register]

Staying Safer Online: Internet Safety for Parents and Caregivers
Saturday, November 4, 2:00 pm
Technology Consultant, Jennifer Koerber will discuss Internet safety with parents and caregivers.  She will cover general Internet safety practices and how to bring these up with kids and teens. Whether your child is online/using apps or not, this class will teach you how to support your child online and prepare them for future success. She will also touch upon online bullying and hacking. The class will be 60 minutes long with a 30-minute Q & A to follow.  [Register]

Lecture: Thomas Hardy Without Fear

Monday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.
Fowler Branch
Randall Warniers will present a talk and slideshow about the works of Thomas Hardy. Free and open to all. Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.
[Register]

Travels in Warlord China: the Journals and Photos of James A. Mitchell
Thursday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. 
Main Library
John Hanson Mitchell will present a talk and slideshow about the journals kept by his father, James Archibald Mitchell, while he was living in China from 1915-1918. Free and open to all. [Register]

Children's and Family Programs 
Read to Diamond the Dog
Tuesday, November 7, 3:00 p.m.
Main Library
This program encourages children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener and furry friend to read to.  Each young reader may register for a 15 minute time slot. (We are sorry but the event is full.)

Toddler Sing-a-long with Ed Morgan  
Fridays, November 10 & 17, 10:00 a.m. 
Fowler Branch
Come sing and dance along with The Music Man, singer and musician Ed Morgan. Families are invited to enjoy this family friendly concert sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board)
Tuesday, November 14, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Fowler Branch
All Middle Schoolers are welcome to join! Once a month, meet in Fowler Library's big room downstairs to enjoy yummy snacks, make crafts, talk about books and shows, watch movies, share your ideas, and more! 

3rd Grade BookEaters Book Group

Wednesday, November 15, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Main Library
Share your favorite books, play games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. 

Lego Challenge
Thursday, November 16, 4:00 p.m.
Fowler Branch
Kids in grades K through 5 are invited to come build whatever they can dream up. We provide the Legos; you bring the imagination!

BookMarkers Book Group     
Tuesday, November 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Kids in grades 4 and 5 will read a selected book (to be determined). Refreshments will be served.  

* Click here for a complete list of Children's Programs at both libraries. 

November Classes & Drop-In Tech Help
Introduction to Library Digital Media
Wednesday, November 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Main Library 
In this one-hour class, we will demonstrate all the digital media services the Library has to offer including Overdrive, Hoopla, RBDigital Magazines (formerly Zinio), Commonwealth eBook Collections and RBDigital OneClick Classics. [ Register ]

3D Print Workshop: Make Your Fidget Spinner
Tuesday, November 7, 1:30 pm
Fowler Branch
After teaching a successful Make Your Key Chain 3D Print Workshop at the Fowler Branch in August, Toysinbox Associates will return to Concord to teach another 3D print class. This time, learn how to design a four-hole fidget spinner and have it printed in two colors! Advance registration is required.  [ Register]

Gmail: Beyond Basics  
Wednesday, November 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Main Library Lower Level Meeting Room
This class is intended for those who have an email account and know the basics, such as composing and replying. The class will show you how to delete emails, save them to folders, create an email address book, and send and open attachments. 
Participants must have an email account, although a Gmail account is not required. Please bring your email address and password to class.[ Register]
 
Drop-In Tech Help at 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday, November 3
Monday, November 13
Main Library Lobby
Stop in with any questions you may have about your mobile devices,  laptops and/or Library's eBooks etc.  Open to all.
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