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12.7.2020 - 01.31.2021

Natural Form: Three Journeys

December 7, 2020-January 31, 2021 Hours: 10AM-5PM (by appointment) The Umbrella Arts Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord MA Natural Form: Three Journeys in the main gallery at The Umbrella Arts Center features three Umbrella Studio Artists whose recent work, in a variety of media, has employed careful observation of nature and its structure at the micro, macro and human scales. Louise Arnold is a landscape painter working in oils; Craig Elliott is an architect and artist creating large-scale charcoal drawings;…

12.12.2020 - 03.1.2021

Winter Story Walk

The  Children’s Department at the Concord Free Public Library has installed a StoryWalk on the Main Library front lawn. Children, grandchildren and families can enjoy book pages from Hansel and Gretel, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky and retold by Rika Lesser. This book won a Caldecott Honor award in 1985 The StoryWalk is displayed along the brick walkway outside the Main Street entrance. After you finish reading the storywalk, enjoy the life-sized gingerbread house on the Library’s front portico. StoryWalks…

12.12.2020 - 03.1.2021

Letters to Children from the Concord Library

The  Concord Free Public Library is excited to offer a personalized letter service to children.  Would your child like to receive their own special letter from one of our library staff? Complete a form letting us know what they are reading and what their interests are and we will write a letter to them! https://forms.gle/fZXvUDPCxzTy64g18 Please allow for up to two weeks for your child's letter to arrive. Want a personalized list of book or movie suggestions as well? Fill…

Arts & Culture

12.12.2020 - 02.5.2021

Natural Form: Three Journeys

December 7, 2020-January 31, 2021 Hours: 10AM-5PM (by appointment) The Umbrella Arts Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord MA Natural Form: Three Journeys in the main gallery at The Umbrella Arts Center features three Umbrella Studio Artists whose recent work, in a variety of media, has employed careful observation of nature and its structure at the micro, macro and human scales. Louise Arnold is a landscape painter working in oils; Craig Elliott is an architect and artist creating large-scale charcoal drawings;…

01.18.2021

Virtual Conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna

Join us on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for a conversation on Thoreau, Gandhi, and King with Congressman Ro Khanna whose grandfather, Amarnath Vidyalankar, was inspired by Henry David Thoreau and was jailed as part of Gandhi’s independence movement. Congressman Khanna and Museum Director Tom Putnam will have a wide-ranging conversation on Mahatma Gandhi, Henry David Thoreau, Martin Luther King Jr., Congressman John Lewis, and the power of non-violent protests in American and world history – and in light of the recent events occurring in our…

01.19.2021

Virtual Film Screening of JFK: The Last Speech

On the eve of the 2021 presidential inaugural, join us for a virtual screening of a new film JFK: The Last Speech, which explores the dramatic relationship between two American icons—John F. Kennedy and Robert Frost. Immediately following the film will be a moderated panel discussion on Kennedy, Frost, and the role of the artist in a democratic society with Frost biographer Jay Parini, presidential scholar Ellen Fitzpatrick, literary scholar Rhonda Cobham-Sandler, and filmmaker Bestor Cram. This program is co-sponsored…

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