Patriots’ Day Updates

April 20, 2020

Dear Families:

I offer a heartfelt thank you.  Yesterday, when I took a driving visit to Concord, it was clear that the priority is social distancing.  Thank you!

The recording of the Virtual Coffee from Friday is now posted:–mhGgjgvVXqpWklrS?startTime=1587149732000

This week celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!  There are many great resources out there.  Here is one with lots of activities for kids:

Below this email is a reminder of the library’s special programs this week with local authors, Josh Funk and Gregory Maguire.

Thanks to those who signed up for the virtual talent show!  Here is the information again.

We are hosting a virtual talent show for all interested students.  It will be available online on Friday (time and method TBD).  If you would like to enter a student talent, please use this form by Tuesday at 3 pm to indicate that you intend to enter:

You should create a video recording of the talent for no longer than 3 minutes.  Then, you can send the video to my email address ( so it can be shared with everyone on Friday.  Please send all submissions by Thursday at noon.  Thank you!

I do expect that we will soon have information about the Governor’s plans for school closures which looks to be at least extended past May 4.  I will provide updates as soon as we have any information.




#ConcordReads Author Talks with Josh Funk & Gregory Maguire 

In an effort to engage our community and help reading bring us together in this time of social distancing, the Concord Free Public Library is hosting two interviews with local well-loved Concord authors, Josh Funk and Gregory Maguire.

We’ll host an author talk with Josh Funk on Tuesday, April 21 at 3 pm on Facebook Premier. Josh Funk is the author of many silly, well-loved children’s books, most notably the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, the How to Code with Pearl and Pascal series, the A Story of Patience & Fortitude series, Dear DragonPirasaurs!Albie Newton, and more.

We’ll host an author talk with Gregory Maguire on Thursday, April 23 at 3 pm on Facebook Premier. Gregory Maguire is a prolific author of several dozen crossover books for adults and children. Perhaps his most acclaimed work is Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which was later adapted as a Broadway musical and won 10 Tony awards. The Concord Free Public Library invites our community to participate in these conversations. What questions do you want to ask each author? Submit your questions to and tune in to our Facebook page to see your questions answered on Facebook Premier.

Register for ConcordReads at:   Don’t forget to use #ConcordReads to share your reading progress and favorite books!