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

All programs and events are free and open to everyone.

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

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.

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY 

The Yoga Lifestyle with Maria from LifePath Yoga - a discussion and practice on the foundations of yoga. Registration Required - bring your own mat. Free and open to all. 

Wednesday December 7th 2-3 pm

 

Meet Local Author Isaiah Rashad, II

Wednesday December 14th 5:30-6:30 pm

Join local author Isaiah Rashad, II as he discusses his latest non-fiction book, Man's Search for Peace.

In Man's Search for Peace, Isaiah will be discussing in an open forum the fall of the American empire through the eyes of Julius Caesar, and the calamities that led to the fall of Rome. 

Isaiah Rashad, II is a Buffalo, NY, native who has had an array of life experiences such as being a former gang member, later becoming a United States Soldier, Police Officer, Assistant Professor, turned Author. Isaiah specializes in leadership behaviorism, and has earned a Master's: Global Leadership in Ministry, Bachelor's: Christian Ministry in Counseling, Bachelor's: Global and Cultural Studies; Associates: Research & Investigations. 

Copies of his book will be available that evening.

No registration necessary – free and open to everyone.

 

Adult Program: Stitch Circle - Saturday December 17th 1-3pm Join us with your stitchery, any type, knitting or crocheting, quilting, cross-stitch, etc. Bring your current project and materials or start a new project to learn and chat with others!.

All levels welcome – this is not an instructional class but an opportunity to learn and to share whatever knowledge and skills we have with each other. Stitch Circle will be held the third Saturday of the month.

No registration necessary – free and open to everyone.

 

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!

Borrow a Fishing Rod! Fishing Rod Lending Program - a partnership with the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation 

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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