Loading Events

« All Events

Library Friends host Sean Wilentz at annual lecture

October 15 @ 7:00 PM

The Friends of the Concord Library are pleased to announce that Princeton University Professor Sean Wilentz has been selected as the 2022 Ruth Ratner Miller Award winner. The Miller Award lecture will be held on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the new Goodwin Forum of the library on Main Street. The ticketed event is part of the Concord Authors Festival.

Prof. Wilentz is the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American HIstory at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1979. Wilentz’ research includes works on American social and political history. He has written award-winning books including The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, which won a Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, among other titles.

After the lecture, the Friends will hold a reception and book signing in the newly expanded library building. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students, available at both libraries, Barrow Books and the Concord Bookshop. An online presentation will be available free, with donations to the Friends kindly accepted.

Tickets for this in-person event are $15 ($5 for students). They can be purchased (cash or check only) at the Barrow Bookstore or (using cash, check or PayPal) at the Main Library’s circulation desk.
To receive the link to attend the event virtually, please register by visiting the Event Calendar at concordlibrary.org. While the virtual event link is free, a donation to the Friends is always appreciated! Please note that by providing your email address when registering, you agree that your contact information will be shared with the event sponsor, the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, Inc.
  • This event has passed.


October 15, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Concord Free Public Library