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108 S. Main St.
Concord, MI 49237 United States
(517) 905-1379 http://myjdl.com/concord/

Past Events

February 2018

Free

Concord Book Jackets

February 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Join us on Monday, February 26 at 1 p.m. for a book discussion and socializing. Please call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 for titles and details. Intended for adults.

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March 2018

Free

March is Reading Month: No More Bows! Activities & Donations

March 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 21, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 24, 2018

Join us at the Concord Branch! Come in for coloring pages, crafts, and activities throughout March. Read No More Bows and enter for a chance to win a copy of the book. Bring in a donation any time during March 1-24 to give to the Cascades Humane Society. All ages welcome.   *This activity/event is in celebration of March is Reading Month, with a spotlight on No More Bows by Samantha Cotterill.   Here is a list of acceptable donations: Aluminum litter pans…

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March is Reading Month: No More Bows! Pet Photo Contest

March 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday and Friday, repeating until March 23, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 21, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 24, 2018

Join us at the Concord Branch! Submit a picture of your pet dressed up in bows to concord@myjdl.com. Photos will be posted at the branch and voting will be open to everyone. The photo with the most votes by the end of the month will win a Pet Smart gift card! All ages welcome.   *This activity/event is in celebration of March is Reading Month, with a spotlight on No More Bows by Samantha Cotterill.

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Free

Concord Book Jackets

March 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on April 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

One event on May 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Join us on the third Monday of the month at 1 p.m. for a book discussion. Call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 for more details. Intended for adults.

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Free

CANCELED: March is Reading Month: No More Bows! Adoptable Dog Event

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event has been canceled due to an emergency. Join us at the Concord Branch! The Cascades Humane Society stops by with some of their adoptable dogs and information about their services. Listen to a story and make a craft. Join us on Monday, March 24 at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. All ages welcome.   *This activity/event is in celebration of March is Reading Month, with a spotlight on No More Bows by Samantha Cotterill.

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April 2018

Free

Jackson District Library Concord Branch Opera House Open House and Dedication

April 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Celebrate to newly renovated Concord Opera House with us. This event will include: History of the Concord Opera House Dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony in memory of Margaret and Beryl Luttenton Music provided by the Jackson Symphony Orchestra String Trio Refreshments All ages welcome!

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Free

Open Mic- Poetry Night

April 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Concord Branch! Calling all poets! The Concord Branch is hosting an open mic poetry night. Read an original poem or one of your favorites. Join us on Friday, April 27 at 6-7 p.m. Intended for all ages.

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May 2018

Free

Music on Main Street

May 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2018

Join us at the Concord Branch! Every Saturday from 12-2 p.m., join us for an impromptu music jam! The Concord Branch Opera House will be open to the public to practice and perform music! Bring your instrument (piano provided). Bring your own snack and bottled water. Intended for teens & adults.

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Free

Drop N’ Knit

May 30, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 22, 2018 at 10:30 am

One event on August 29, 2018 at 10:30 am

Join us at the Concord Branch! Drop into the Concord Branch every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Bring your knitting supplies for your own project. Or ask us for a list of materials and patterns required or a pre-decided project. Intended for adults.

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June 2018

The Science of Music

June 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get ready to get noisy and learn about sound! Explore the science behind music and sound with lots of fun, hands-on experiences. There will even be special guests from the JSO!   Monday, June 18 at 2:00pm in Concord (517-905-1379)  

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Washi Tape Journals

June 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Libraries Rock! Make a washi tape journal to help you complete an activity badge for summer reading. Registration is required. Space is limited. Reserve you spot by calling: 517-905-1379.

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Stevens Puppets

June 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Founded in 1933, this renowned troupe has produced unforgettable and one of a kind productions for over 74 years. Our hand-carved, wooden marionettes have been touring the world for decades, bringing laughter and joy to families with heartwarming stories. They will be performing: Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin. Concord – Sleeping Beauty

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July 2018

The Storytellers – World Music & Stories

July 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

World Music & Stories features musical selections, captivating stories, hands-on fun with musical instruments from around the world, a short interactive poem, a hilarious musical skit and more.  The show features music and musical instruments from the Caribbean, Western Africa, North America, Australia, Brazil and other countries/continents.  Steel drums, didgeridoo, balafone, cuica, m’bira, m’bwata and berimbau are a few of the unique instruments that are showcased. The Storytellers will be at the following branches: Monday, July 16 at 2:00pm in…

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Beach Fairy Garden

July 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Relax with a view of the beach. Make your own beach fairy garden. Registration is required. Space is limited. Call: 517-905-1379

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August 2018

ABC Sisters

August 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

By popular request, the ABC sisters will return for a summer performance in the Concord Branch Opera House. The ABC Sisters are an Andrew Sisters Tribute Act. Performing in the Midwest, we bring the old favorite scat classics home with perfect three-part harmony, 40’s dancing style, and sisterly fun-making audiences laugh, cry, clap and sing along. For the whole family.

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September 2018

Tai Chi with Chris Blackwell

September 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Every Wednesday

Join Tai Chi certified person trainer Chris Blackwell in the Concord Branch Opera House every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Chris will teach Cheng Man Ching’s 37 Movement Form focusing on correct body mechanics along with a practical application in daily life. Suggested donation of $5.00 a session.

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Story Ballet

September 5, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Every Wednesday starting in September

Join Miss Faith for a creative movement class based on developing coordination, musical awareness, and storytelling. Participants will learn the basic elements of movement as well as how to tell a story without words. $3.00 suggested donation per child—children must be accompanied by an adult. Length approximately 30 minutes. Faith Dever has taught ballet for the younger age groups for 15 years at Grace School of Dance in Jackson, Academy of the Arts in Spring Arbor, and Heaven’s Least Ballet…

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Free

Escape Room 4 Kids – “If You Take a Mouse to the Library”

September 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Solve the clues and make a craft! A Mouse broke into the Library overnight and locked up all the crayons! He has given us 45 minutes to free the crayons by following the clues. Good Luck! This Breakout is inspired by the book, “If You Take a Mouse to School,” by Laura Numeroff. Hosted by the Concord Branch in cooperation with Breakout EDU. Intended for ages 5-9 years.

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StoryWalk® at Concord

September 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

TODAY’S STORYWALK HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER! Calling families, students, teachers, and the Concord Community! Join us at Concord Elementary and Finish at the Concord Branch! Promote reading and wellness in a fun new way with a story walk! Stroll around the community and read a book. You are invited to join the Concord Branch for a special Concord Community StoryWalk featuring the book, Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Take a walk from Concord Elementary to the…

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Crafts ‘n’ More

September 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 15, 2018

Drop in to work on your current craft project or join a scheduled craft program. Get together and enjoy a night of good company and fun! October 10th – Register for Wine Cork Pumpkins by calling the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379. Coffee and water provided. You may bring store-purchased refreshments to share. Listen to “Music on Main Street” while you are crafting. Choose your own library experience! Intended for Adults.      

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Music On Main Street

September 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until November 15, 2018

Join us at the Concord Branch for an impromptu music jam! We are changing things up with a new day and time! Music on Main Street has moved to the 2nd Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. During this time, the Opera House will be open tot he public to practice and perform music! Please bring your own instrument (a piano is available). Everyone is welcome to come and listen! Crafts ‘n’ More will also be offered at this…

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Concord Book Jackets Coffee Hour

September 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Join the Concord Branch for a book discussion with coffee and dessert!  Contact the branch at (517) 905-1379 for upcoming titles or just bring a book you want to share. Intended for adults.

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Student Success

September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Concord Branch’s “Student Success” event! Thinking of how to prepare your student/child for success? Meet with a panel of professionals who are dedicated to making sure you have the information you need. Information provided will include: the importance of reading, available programs and services at Jackson College, and options on saving for college. Presenters include: Olivia Hotchkin, a teacher at Concord Elementary; Darrell Norris, Jackson College CFO; and Katie Morgan, financial advisor at Edward Jones Intended for adults/parents.

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Free

Genealogy 101

September 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn how to do genealogy research. Explore your family’s past using the Ancestry and HeritageQuest websites. In addition, find out about the library’s local history collection housed in the Minter-VanOrman Room. Registration Required. Call the hosting branch to reserve a spot. Wednesday, Sep. 26 @ 11 a.m.

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October 2018

Free

Escape Room 4 Kids – “Monster Mash Jr”

October 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Help! Who knew Igor’s Dance Dungeon was an actual Dungeon?! We just wanted to learn the Monster Mash. Now we have 45 minutes to escape before the monsters return from lunch. This Breakout is inspired by the song, “Monster Mash,” performed by Bobby Pickett. Hosted by the Concord Branch in cooperation with Breakout EDU. Intended for ages 3-9 years.

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Story Ballet

October 31, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Miss Faith for a creative movement class based on developing coordination, musical awareness, and storytelling. Participants will learn the basic elements of movement as well as how to tell a story without words. $3.00 suggested donation per child—children must be accompanied by an adult. Length approximately 30 minutes. Faith Dever has taught ballet for the younger age groups for 15 years at Grace School of Dance in Jackson, Academy of the Arts in Spring Arbor, and Heaven’s Least Ballet…

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November 2018

Free

Escape Room 4 Kids: “Run, Turkey, Run”

November 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Gobble, Gobble! Oh, no! Turkey’s idea to change Farmer’s mind about dinner was locked in a box. You have 45 minutes to unlock the box before Farmer catches Turkey. Based on the book, “Run, Turkey, Run,” by Diane Mayr.                   Concord Branch in cooperation with BreakoutEDU.

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Holiday Crafts with Amy

November 7, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Join crafter Amy Korman in making a holiday gift tag, gift bag, and a holiday luminary. Registration required. Call the Concord Branch at (517) 895-1379 to save your spot. Intended for Adults.

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Free

Genot Winter Elk Picor Presents “The Coming of Winter: Stories, Songs, and Dances of the Great Lake’s First People.”

November 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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One event on November 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Genot Winter Elk Picor Presents “The Coming of Winter: Stories, Songs, and Dances of the Great Lake’s First People.” Seasonal changes to the land were explained in scared narratives of the First People. Why does squirrel teach us that it is good to be prepared? Why does the sky change quickly in Michigan? How did the first potlatch-Thanksgiving come to be? Learn these stories with voice and Native American hand-talking. We marvel at the wonders of the earth, sky, and…

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December 2018

Free

Snowman Crafts

December 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Warm up with these wintery snowman crafts! Make a melted snowman sensory bottle and snowman snow measuring stick. Registration is required, so please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot. Intended for kids 4 to 8 years old. Concord Branch 517-905-1379 Monday, Dec. 3rd at 4 pm Eastern Branch 517-788-4074 Thursday, Dec. 6th at 5 pm Hanover Branch 517-905-1399 Monday, Dec. 10th at 4 pm Parma Branch 517-531-4908 Wednesday, Dec. 12th at 12 pm (noon) Springport Branch 517-905-1459 Saturday, Dec.  22nd at 12 pm (noon)…

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The Concord Branch’s Holiday Open House

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get into the Holiday spirit with music, dance, caroling, and more! Hot chocolate and cookies. It’s a night of fun for the whole family! Included in the fun are performances by the Bethel Celebration Ringers and dancers from the Grace School of Dance! Friends of the Concord Branch will be collecting scarves, hats, mittens, and socks for our Holiday tree to donate to Concord Community Schools. LIGHT UP CONCORD!!! Winners of the Outdoor Christmas Decorating Contest will be announced. For…

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Music on Main Street

December 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on January 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on February 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Join the Concord Branch for Music on Main Street every 2nd Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. During this time, the Opera House will be open to the public to practice and perform on stage. Please bring your own instrument, but our piano will be available to use. Come on down for an impromptu music jam! Everyone is welcome to come and listen. Bring your own snacks and bottled water. Call the Concord Branch at (517) 905-1379 for more information.

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January 2019

Free

Teen Game Night

January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Tweens and Teens are invited to join us for a night of fun!  Nerf wars, minute to win it, virtual reality, games, and pizza!  Bring a friend! Intended for Teen and Tweens (ages 9+).  

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Free

Nebula Slime

January 7 @ 4:00 pm

Have a galactic time making glitter nebula slime! We’ll explore the wonders of space along the way. Registration is required, please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot. Intended for Kids Ages 6-14. Hosting Branches, Dates, & Times: Spring Arbor Branch Wednesday, January 2nd @ 11 am Carnegie Library Saturday, January 5th @ 2 pm Concord Branch Monday, January 7th @ 4 pm Parma Branch Wednesday, January 9th @ 12 pm Hanover Branch Monday, January 14th @ 4 pm…

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Free

Build Your Cat a Castle

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Need something fun to do!  Join us on Saturday, Jan 12 from 10 am to 1 pm to build your cat (or other small pet) a fun castle!  Families and adults welcome.  Adults only will use sharp tools and glue guns.  All materials are provided.  You are welcome to bring any old wrapping paper, contact paper or extras. Intended for Families.

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Create Your Vision for 2019

January 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Vision boards are a powerful visualization tool representing your goals and dreams with pictures and inspirational phrases.  Create your personalized vision board to help you focus on and achieve your goals. All materials provided. Intended for Ages  14 & Up. “Your vision and how you think will determine your reality, which will eventually determine the result you get in life.” Dale Carnegie

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February 2019

Yoga with Dana

February 2 @ 10:00 am
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Weekly

Join Dana for Yoga every Saturday at 10 am. Don’t forget to bring a mat and bottled water! Suggested donation $3.00 per class. Intended for Adults.

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Free

DIY Organic Lip Balm & Bath Bombs

February 4 @ 5:30 pm

Simple ingredients come together to make an organic lip balm and bath bombs. Makes a great gift! Registration is required, please call the hosting branch to reserve a spot. Locations/Times: NAPOLEON BRANCH Thursday,  12/13 @ 4pm CARNEGIE BRANCH Wednesday, 1/9 @ 6pm EASTERN BRANCH Saturday, 1/26 @ 3pm GRASS LAKE BRANCH Wednesday, 1/30 @ 5:30pm CONCORD BRANCH Monday, 2/4 @ 5:30pm HANOVER BRANCH Wednesday, 2/6 @ 5:30pm SPRING ARBOR BRANCH Monday, 2/11 @ 5:30pm MEIJER BRANCH Saturday, 2/16 @ 3pm  

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Sweet on Elvis

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come see this dynamic Vegas-style show for all ages. Lee Piper will sing many of Elvis’s biggest hit songs, performing in costume and even including the audience in the fun. Go back in time for a night of music, dance and fun!  Dress in 50’s attire (if you would like), dance floor open, photo booth, and refreshments! All Ages Welcome!

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April 2019

Lonnie & Clyde: An Evening of Poetry and Music

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Poetry, Music, and more…don’t miss Lonnie & Clyde’s magical musical performance! Want more information? Call: Concord 517.905.1379

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Bunny “on board”

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come make your won bunny out of fabric. Then Modge-Podge the bunny on a stained board. Add a cute tail and there you  go…the cutest spring bunny decor! Save your spot – 517.905.1379

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May 2019

Mother’s Day Essential Oil Bath Salts

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mother/daughter or grandmother/granddaughters, join us for a fun night! Melissa Friedrick from Monkey Run Naturals will be teaching you how to make bath salts with essential oils. Melissa will also give you a chance to explore different oils and explain what they are good for.

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Squishy Circuits

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn about electricity in a fun and safe way, all while playing with play dough! We’ll use conductive and non-conductive play dough, LEDs and batteries to learn about circuits and then we’ll use what we’ve learned to light up our play dough creations.

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June 2019

A Universe of Stories Fun!

June 7 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 14, 2019

June 1 through June 15, come join the summer reading fun! Sign up for summer reading, make a craft, enjoy activities, participate in a scavenger hunt and check out the list of summer programs.

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“UFOs Over Michigan”

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know that Michigan has some of the biggest UFO cases on record? The 1966 sightings over southeast Michigan and 1994 sightings over Grand Rapids each had literally hundreds of eye-witnesses to them, including law enforcement and radar returns. Find out more about these incredible events as well as several other unusual and well-documented UFO sightings from the Great Lakes State. Bill Konkolesky is the State Director of the Michigan Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network and a regular…

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Blast Off with Books Magic Show

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Blast off with Baffling Bill into a universe of magic and wonder! See a portable black hole transport objects back in time! See Gus the Bunny launch a magic wand into space! This 40-minute show encourages summer reading through magic, audience participation and laughter!!

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Star Gazing in the Night Sky

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Jackson District Library and the Friends of Concord Branch Library invite the public to explore the wonders of the night sky during the Concord Classic Weekend on Saturday, June 22nd. An inflatable star filled planetarium will take the stage at the Concord Opera House from 5:00 – 7:00 pm and all ages will be amazed at this fascinating scientific experience and more. The presenter is Don Newman of Dynamic School Assemblies.

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Bubbleology

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ron Loyd “The Bubbleman” and Gloria Loyd “The Bubblewoman” have performed their bubble magic for over 30 years. During this 45-minutes program, they use ordinary soap bubble solution to create volcano bubbles, tornado bubbles, kaleidoscope bubbles, square bubbles, merry-go-round bubbles and much more. Their program is filled with ideas to be tried at home, involves audience participation and is designed to teach children and adults the joy of exploring science by playing with the simple bubble.

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Little Gardeners

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Does your child love to play in the dirt and garden? Let your little one dig, water, plant, and harvest to their hearts content at our gardening-themed sensory experience.

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July 2019

Cameron Zvara, Magician and Entertainer

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cameron Zvara will make SURE your guests leave with a memory they will NEVER forget. Cameron’s show is JAM PACKED with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music and TONS of audience participation! His show is designed for the entire family to enjoy, keeping everything 100% squeaky clean at all times.

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Phase of the Moon Cups

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This DIY toy helps kids understand and track the changing phases of the moon! As the cup turns, the child will see the moon change throughout the lunar phases.

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Eat Healthy, Be Active

July 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 21, 2019

In partnership with the MSU Extension, Jackson District Library’s Concord Branch will host “Eat Healthy, Be Active.” Join Angela Maniaci from MSU Extension for six sessions (July 17, 24, & 31, August 7, 14, 21) where you will learn about the benefits of healthy food and regular physical activity. Reach and maintain a healthy weight Prepare quick, healthy, budget-friendly meals and snacks. Manage your food resources. Get a certificate and gift for attending at least 4 classes!

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Book Upcycle Craft

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Upcycle your old book! Join Heather to turn your book into a memory box, zen garden or clutch. Some materials provided (book, ribbon, container, sand & crafting materials). Bring additional items for your zen garden. Call the Concord Branch at 517-905-1372 to register.

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Intro to Ozobots

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have fun with our Ozobots robots, which move in patterns, play games, and dance! A fun and easy introduction to coding and robotics. Please call the individual branch to save your spot. Summit: Monday, July 8, 4:00 p.m. Hanover: Monday, July 15, 2:00 p.m. Napoleon: Wednesday, July 17, 11:00 a.m. Brooklyn: Tuesday, July 23, 2:00 p.m. Concord: Monday, July 29, 2:00 p.m.

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Exotic Zoo

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Live Animal Presentation Exotic Zoo is an Educational Wildlife Program. They are a traveling zoo that will bring exotic animals for a hands-on learning experience. They will educate everyone on topics such as the animal’s natural habitat, diet, and more! In addition, there is a question and answer session. Lastly, everyone can see and touch the animals as the show is 80% hands-on. The Exotic Zoo Animal Show is fun and educational for all ages!

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August 2019

Kahoot Trivia at the Library

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a fun night of trivia with Kahoot at the library! Play in teams or individually. Test your knowledge and have fun with friends! Chances to win prizes! Snacks and pop provided. Stop in or call the Concord Branch to register 517-905-1379.

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Mess Free Finger Painting

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sounds unlikely, but it is true! This art activity is a perfect way for children to explore paints and color mixing while keeping the mess to a minimum. Children can create a finger painting masterpiece to take home, and grownups will appreciate taking the art home without the messy child.

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Barks & Bites

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate your K-9 furry family members! We will be making easy and healthy dog treats for participants to take home to their K-9 friends. Fun for all ages of humans, but please leave your pets at home.

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Little Coders

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Coding is cool! Learn the basics of computer logic in this play-based, hands-on program. Please call the Hanover Branch (517) 905-1399 or the Concord Branch (517) 905-1379 to save your spot! Hanover: Wednesday, July 13, 10:30 a.m. Concord: Wednesday, August 7, 2:00 p.m.

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DIY Upcycled Dog Leash

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Make a dog leash from old t-shirts. Bring your old t-shirts (we will have some extras available). Please call the branch to register 517-905-1379.

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September 2019

DIY Library Card Holder

September 1
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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Bowled Over

September 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a fun day of bowling to celebrate U.S. Bowling League Day! We will have bowling games for all ages and skill levels. Snacks provided! Did you know? The Concord Branch used to be a bowling alley!

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Let’s Share a Story

September 4
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Storytime has a new look at the Concord Branch starting in September!Any Monday or Wednesday, look for the person wearing the “share a story” button and ask them to share a storytime with you!

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Let’s Talk About: A Storytime for Tough Topics

September 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Why can’t anyone say my name? Why is my friend’s skin darker than mine? Why are people standing in line for food? Kids ask tough questions. With all they see and hear in the media, as parents and caregivers, we often don’t have all the answers. Beginning this fall, children ages 5-9 with parents and caregivers are invited to a Storytime for Tough Topics. Community experts will help foster and guide conversations on topics such as stereotypes, race and poverty…

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 17
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 18
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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Let’s Share a Story

September 18
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Storytime has a new look at the Concord Branch starting in September!Any Monday or Wednesday, look for the person wearing the “share a story” button and ask them to share a storytime with you!

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Invite Nature into Your Garden with Native Plants

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wildlife is running out of space. Birds, bees, and butterflies are in decline. Wildflowers are disappearing from our roadsides. But we can take action to reverse this trend by making wise planting choices in our own yards. Come and learn how to turn your yard into a habitat for the wild creatures you love. This program is offered in partnership with the Concord Garden Club, Friends of the Jackson District Library-Concord Branch and the Concord Branch library. Presented by Betty…

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 19
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 23
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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Let’s Share a Story

September 23
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Storytime has a new look at the Concord Branch starting in September!Any Monday or Wednesday, look for the person wearing the “share a story” button and ask them to share a storytime with you!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 24
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 25
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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Let’s Share a Story

September 25
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Storytime has a new look at the Concord Branch starting in September!Any Monday or Wednesday, look for the person wearing the “share a story” button and ask them to share a storytime with you!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 26
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 27
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 28
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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Mariachi Music

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with mariachi music! About the Performers: David Chantaca and Roxanne Chantaca, a father-daughter duo, have been performing mariachi music for many years throughout the state of Michigan.

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 29
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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DIY Library Card Holder

September 30
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2019

A library card is your ticket to fun! From borrowing audiobooks, movies or museum passes, to enjoying storytimes, yoga classes or maker spaces, there’s no end to the exciting activities you can access with a library card. Stop by the Concord Branch during the month of September to make your own library card holder. All ages welcome!

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Let’s Share a Story

September 30
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Storytime has a new look at the Concord Branch starting in September!Any Monday or Wednesday, look for the person wearing the “share a story” button and ask them to share a storytime with you!

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October 2019

Pop Up STEAM Activities

October 1
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Join us every Tuesday in October for fun pop up STEAM activities!

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Let’s Share a Story

October 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Storytime has a new look at the Concord Branch starting in September!Any Monday or Wednesday, look for the person wearing the “share a story” button and ask them to share a storytime with you!

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Let’s Share a Story

October 7
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Storytime has a new look at the Concord Branch starting in September!Any Monday or Wednesday, look for the person wearing the “share a story” button and ask them to share a storytime with you!

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Pop Up STEAM Activities

October 8
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Join us every Tuesday in October for fun pop up STEAM activities!

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Fall Leaves Wreath

October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Make a beautiful wreath for fall with leaves cut from book pages and painted in watercolor. Add a bow and enjoy this decorative fall decor! Please call the Concord Branch at 517-905-1379 to register.

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Let’s Share a Story

October 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Storytime has a new look at the Concord Branch starting in September!Any Monday or Wednesday, look for the person wearing the “share a story” button and ask them to share a storytime with you!

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Teen Book Character Art Exhibit!

October 12
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 19, 2019

One event on October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Pick your favorite book character and make them into an art project (drawing, painting, sculpture or other form of art). Drop your project off at any branch with an entry form by October 11. Pieces will be displayed at the Concord Branch during Teen Read Week, October 13-19. Come vote on your favorite piece! Pictures will be posted to our Facebook page where you can also cast your vote. On October 22, at 7:00 PM there will be a reception…

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Teen Book Character Art Exhibit!

October 13
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 19, 2019

One event on October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Pick your favorite book character and make them into an art project (drawing, painting, sculpture or other form of art). Drop your project off at any branch with an entry form by October 11. Pieces will be displayed at the Concord Branch during Teen Read Week, October 13-19. Come vote on your favorite piece! Pictures will be posted to our Facebook page where you can also cast your vote. On October 22, at 7:00 PM there will be a reception…

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Let’s Share a Story

October 14
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Storytime has a new look at the Concord Branch starting in September!Any Monday or Wednesday, look for the person wearing the “share a story” button and ask them to share a storytime with you!

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Teen Book Character Art Exhibit!

October 14
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 19, 2019

One event on October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Pick your favorite book character and make them into an art project (drawing, painting, sculpture or other form of art). Drop your project off at any branch with an entry form by October 11. Pieces will be displayed at the Concord Branch during Teen Read Week, October 13-19. Come vote on your favorite piece! Pictures will be posted to our Facebook page where you can also cast your vote. On October 22, at 7:00 PM there will be a reception…

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Pop Up STEAM Activities

October 15
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Join us every Tuesday in October for fun pop up STEAM activities!

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Teen Book Character Art Exhibit!

October 15
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 19, 2019

One event on October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Pick your favorite book character and make them into an art project (drawing, painting, sculpture or other form of art). Drop your project off at any branch with an entry form by October 11. Pieces will be displayed at the Concord Branch during Teen Read Week, October 13-19. Come vote on your favorite piece! Pictures will be posted to our Facebook page where you can also cast your vote. On October 22, at 7:00 PM there will be a reception…

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Let’s Share a Story

October 16
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

Storytime has a new look at the Concord Branch starting in September!Any Monday or Wednesday, look for the person wearing the “share a story” button and ask them to share a storytime with you!

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Teen Book Character Art Exhibit!

October 16
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 19, 2019

One event on October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Pick your favorite book character and make them into an art project (drawing, painting, sculpture or other form of art). Drop your project off at any branch with an entry form by October 11. Pieces will be displayed at the Concord Branch during Teen Read Week, October 13-19. Come vote on your favorite piece! Pictures will be posted to our Facebook page where you can also cast your vote. On October 22, at 7:00 PM there will be a reception…

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Teen Book Character Art Exhibit!

October 17
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 19, 2019

One event on October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Pick your favorite book character and make them into an art project (drawing, painting, sculpture or other form of art). Drop your project off at any branch with an entry form by October 11. Pieces will be displayed at the Concord Branch during Teen Read Week, October 13-19. Come vote on your favorite piece! Pictures will be posted to our Facebook page where you can also cast your vote. On October 22, at 7:00 PM there will be a reception…

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Teen Book Character Art Exhibit!

October 18
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 19, 2019

One event on October 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Pick your favorite book character and make them into an art project (drawing, painting, sculpture or other form of art). Drop your project off at any branch with an entry form by October 11. Pieces will be displayed at the Concord Branch during Teen Read Week, October 13-19. Come vote on your favorite piece! Pictures will be posted to our Facebook page where you can also cast your vote. On October 22, at 7:00 PM there will be a reception…

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