Newsletter                                           June 2018
Greetings from the Director

Through the Concord Free Public Library's membership in the Minu teman Library Network, soon CFPL will offer Concord residents a subscription to the Digital New York Times, complete with remote access, and a ccess to 50 eMagazines as part of the familiar OverDrive digital media platform. In addition to these services, the Library is also pleased to offer access to TumbleBooks, a collection of animated talking picture books for kids, and Kanopy, a collection of more than 30,000 documentaries, classic, and independent films for streaming on demand. It also includes the Teaching Company's collection, the Great Courses, which are popular for lifelong learning. Please see below f or more information about these new services.
The popular CCHS Student Study Day will take place on 6/3 with the Main Library opening the additional h ours of 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. for students preparing for final exams. Sunday hours
at the Main Library will continue through 6/24 and then resume on 9/9. Book Sale Sign
Please be sure to mark your calendars to attend 
the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library's Annual Book Sale on Saturday, 6/2 (rain date: 6/9), the proceeds from which will fund library programs, 
museum passes, and books and materials.   
In addition, the kick-off to our annual summer reading program Libraries Rock! will take place on 6/5 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

                                       Best wishes,

                                         -----  Kerry Cronin  
"No picture could be more lovely" Exhibition and Accompanying Lecture

Villa Montauto, Florence, Italy Photo credit: Leslie P. Wilson
The "No picture could be more lovely": Ada Shepard with the Hawthornes in Florence, 1858 exhibition lecture series continues on Saturday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. in the Main Library's Periodical Room with Reverend Jenny Rankin speaking on "The Hawthornes' Italian Journey". Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Rev. Jenny Rankin is a Unitarian Universalist 
minis ter and independent scholar; she fell in love with the  Transcendentalists while serving as Minister of the First
Parish in Concord and now serves as a consulting minister to Unitarian Universalist
churches in the area. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Divinity School, Jenny has taught classes and led walking tours on Emerson, Margaret Fuller and other Transcendentalists, both here in the Boston/Concord area and in Europe.  
Gallery Tour 
A Guided Gallery Tour led by Curator Leslie Perrin Wilson  
will take place on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. Open to all. 
Adult Book Groups
Tuesday Book Group
June 12, 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Main Library Trustees' Room
The Group will read and discuss Silas Marner, by George Eliot. Copies of the selected book are available at the Main Library Circulation Desk . All are welcome.

Cookbook Club  
Wednesday, June 13, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Fowler Branch
Summer is here! Let's celebrate with picnic food. This month's book titles are  Jamie at Home: Cook your way to the good life, by Jamie Oliver, and Country Living: Eating Outdoors: Sensational Recipes for Cookouts, Picnics, and Take-Along Food, by Country Living. We will also be selecting picnic recipes from Jamie Oliver's website. Copies of the selected cookbooks are available at the Main and Fowler Libraries to check out. Advanced registration is required.  [Register ]
Book-A-Mystery Discussion

Wednesday, June 20, 2:00 p.m. 
Fowler Branch
Copies of this month's selection The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware, are available at the Branch to check out. Open to all. 

Book Discussion at Debra's Natural Gourmet
Monday, June 18, 7:00 p.m.
Debra's Natural Gourmet
The Library is teaming up with Debra's Natural Gourmet for a book discussion, which will take place at Debra's at 98 Commonwealth Avenue in West Concord. Copies of this month's selection, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin, will be made available at both the Main and Fowler Libraries to check out.  Please email Debra Stark at to register. 
Family, Children's & Teen Events
Winnie the Pooh Meet and Greet
Monday, June 4, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fowler Branch
Listen to stories and meet Winnie the Pooh, at the kick-off for the summer reading program, Libraries Rock. This event is presented by the U. Fund Start U. Reading Literacy Program, underwritten by MEFA. 
Beede and Books
Monday, June 4, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Beede Center, 498 Walden St, Concord
The Beede Center of Concord and the Concord Free Public Library have teamed up to bring you stories and a swim. Meet at the Beede Center lobby for a storytime at 11:00 a.m. and then enjoy a swim in the Kiddie Pool until noon. This free program is perfect for children age three years and up.
Giant Candy Land with Summer Reading Club Kick-off
Tuesday, June 5, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Main Library
Race through the Peppermint Forest & Gumdrop Mountains while enjoying sweet treats along the way. Register for the Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Club!

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie
Tuesday, June 5, 3:00 p.m.
Main Library
Enjoy a film in the Children's Room. 
Family Sing-along with Ed Morgan* 
Fridays, June 8 & 15, 10:00 a.m. (Fowler Branch)
Friday, June 22, 3:00 p.m. (Main Library)
Come sing and dance along with The Music Man, singer and musician Ed Morgan.
* Click here for a complete list of Children's Programs at both libraries. 

*= Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.  
New Digital Media Services 
The Library is pleased to add two new digital content subscriptions. They are Kanopy and TumbleBook Library eBooks for Kids.

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for public libraries and educational institutions that provides users access to a large collection of films including award-winning documentaries, international films, children's movies, and educational videos from The Teaching Company. Major subjects covered are the arts, business and training, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, and teacher education. Kanopy is accessible to Concord residents with a valid library card. [Read more about Kanopy service]

TumbleBook Library eBooks for Kids is a collection of animated, talking picture books which teach children the joy of reading in a format they will love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which kids can read, or have read to. Available to Concord residents and Concord Public Schools. [Explore Tumble eBooks]

For questions about the above services, email:

Visit here for a complete listing of the digital media services the Library offers to Concord patrons.
June Classes & Drop-In Tech Help
Introduction to Google Docs
Wednesday, June 6, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  
Main Library Lower Level Meeting Room
In this one hour class we will demonstrate how to create and share documents using Google Docs. Free and open to all. [ Register]

Introduction to Library's Digital Media        
Wednesday, June 20, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Main Library Lower Level Meeting Room
In this one hour class we will go over all the digital media services the Library offers to Concord patrons, including OverDrive/Libby, Hoopla, RB Digital, and our new streaming services Kanopy and Tumble eBooks for Kids. Free and open to all. [ Register]

Drop-In Tech Help 
Fridays, June 8 & 22, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Main Library Lobby
Stop in with any tech questions you may have. Bring your laptops and/or mobile devices. Open to all
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