Concord Public Library

LIBRARY HOURS 

Tuesday 10-6

Wednesday 12-7

Thursday 10-6 

Friday 12-7

Saturday 10-3

Closed Sunday and Monday

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY

Printable Summer Program Brochure

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Family Storytime Thursdays @ 10:30am Join us for in-person storytime!. This is a weekly program of stories, songs and a craft. Recommended for ages 8 and under. Registration recommended but not required. 

 

Drop-in Technology Help - Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm (beginning June 8th)

Need help with your smartphone, tablet or laptop or have questions about downloading ebooks or audiobooks, using email or the internet?. Stop in for one-on-one assistance – no appointment needed.

 

SUMMERTIME AT THE LIBRARY!

 

Kids Summer Program: Oceans of Possibilities Kids Club 

Tuesdays June 28th –August 16th 1:30-3 pm

Are you interested in learning about the ocean? Each week will be loads of fun as we explore a different topic through exciting books, crafts, science experiments and games. Topics include things like pirates & treasure, sharks, maritime archaeology, and sea-curiosities.

Ages 7 and up. Registration required - call 716-592-7742 or sign up at the library. 

  • June 28th: Pirates & Treasures
  • July 5th: Discovering Ocean Population
  • July 12th: Shark Week
  • July 19th: Japanese "Marine" Day (honoring the ocean)
  • July 26th: Shipwrecks & Maritime Archaeology 
  • August 2nd: Sea Creatures (Mythical Creatures)
  • August 9th: Octopus STEAM
  • August 16th: Bermuda Triangle Escape Room

Every attendee who attends each week will receive a fun ocean themed button and will also receive a raffle ticket to be entered into our weekly (and grand prize) summer prize drawings. Stop in the library for more information. 

 

Kids Summer Program: Silly Time!

Wednesdays June 29th – August 10th  1-2 pm

Join us as every Wednesday June 29th - August 10th as we have fun discovering the silliest stories, playing games and making crafts. 

Recommended for ages 5 and up. Registration required - call 716-592-7742 or stop by the library to register.

  • June 29th Tacos Misbehaving 
  • July 6th Food Misbehaving 
  • July 13th: Kites
  • July 20th: Magic
  • July 27th: Jokes
  • August 3rd: YoYo's Featuring Dr. Joseph Rumfola
  • August 10th: The "Worst" Books Ever!

Every attendee who attends each week will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into our weekly (and grand prize) summer prize drawings. Stop in the library for more information. 

 

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association 

July 15th 2-3 pm

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Call or stop in to register 716-592-7742

 

Kids Summer Program:  Wonderspark Puppets Presents: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Saturday July 16th 1-2 pm 

A highly interactive puppet show of the classic fable of three goats, a bridge, and a hungry troll.

Call 716-592-7742 or stop in to register

 

Tech Training: Introduction to Podcasting

Friday July 29th 1-3 pm

This 2-hour interactive workshop is an introduction to the basics of podcasting. Through hands-n activities and demonstrations, participants will learn how to record, edit and promote their own podcasts.

Registration required – call 716-592-7742 or stop in to reserve your seat 

 

ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS

Let us know if a device, service or modification would improve your access to a library program or event. Please call the library at 716-592-7742 no later than seven (7) business days before the scheduled event to allow time to arrange for the necessary accommodations. 

 

 

2022 BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB TITLES

All meetings are at held at 1:30 pm in our meeting room. 

Copies are available to request by clicking on the link next to the title or by calling 716-592-7742

Friday February 18th

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah https://tinyurl.com/4zzc4hes

Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods. The crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli, like so many of her neighbors, must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life.

 

Friday April 22nd

Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin https://tinyurl.com/s2jeex66

Following three lonely strangers in a rural Oregon town, each working through grief and life's curveballs, who are brought together by happenstance on a local honeybee farm where they find surprising friendship, healing--and maybe even a second chance--just when they least expect it.

 

Friday June 17th

Virgil Wander by Leif Enger https://tinyurl.com/3b4y2jyu

An enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.

 

Friday August 19th

Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell https://tinyurl.com/2p9bdd9

When a recently retired family patriarch clears out his bank account and disappears during a sweltering summer in 1976, his three children converge on their mother's home for the first time in years and track clues to an ancestral village in Ireland, where they uncover illuminating family secrets.

 

Friday October 21st

Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett https://tinyurl.com/yfapb6ny

When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. What follows is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic, and the story of how, over the span of decades, his younger siblings-the responsible Celia and the tightly controlled Alec-struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled existence.

 

Friday December 16th

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich https://tinyurl.com/yc6myftr

A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store's most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls' Day, but she simply won't leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.

 

YOUR LIBRARY HAS MORE THAN JUST BOOKS!

Did you know you can now borrow a WiFi hotspot & Chromebook at the Concord Public Library with your Library card? Get Internet for free where you need it! Stop at the desk for more information. https://bepl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=t-mob…

 

Check out our Library of Things - a telescope and karaoke machine!

 

Nature Activity Backpacks 

We currently have a Birding and a Nature Explorer backpack with more to come.  Backpacks must be checked out and returned at the Concord Public Library only. 

https://bepl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=natur…

 

Borrow board games from the library!

Over 100 games available from the Central Library. May be borrowed by adult patrons (17 and over) using their library card and sent to any library in the B&ECPL system!  https://www.buffalolib.org/services/gaming-unplugge

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