Ice Cream at the Library, New Music Program, and Awards

Concord Library welcomes Deb Ervin; Concord Conservatory teams up to offer music program for tots, and Concord Players bring home the bacon.


Oh, man, I cannot believe it’s Aug. 30 already!! How the time does fly – seems like only yesterday we were welcoming in the lazy days of summer, sipping our ice tea and lemonade, and basking in the warmth that stays for too short a time in these parts. And now here we are, ready to close out another summer season. Sigh.

Good news is there are still five more days till Labor Day, so there’s still time to cram in some last minute summer fun. And fortunately, our fabulous library is here to help you do just that. With ice cream, my favorite frozen treat.

You may have heard that Director Kerry Cronin is welcoming an Assistant Library Director, Deb Ervin, to the library. And what better way to introduce her to the community she’ll be serving than by inviting everyone for ice cream? But here’s the thing: it’s TODAY, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Trustee’s room at the main library. So drop whatever else you’re doing and hightail it over there for some last minute summer sweets, and of course, to say a big Concord welcome to Deb. You know you want to.

Music for the youngest set

Books alone are a worthwhile reason to visit the library, but there are oh so many more reasons, and now there’s a new one. The Concord Free Public Library has teamed up with the Concord Conservatory of Music to offer an Early Childhood Music program. Designed for the littlest kids, ages one to five, along with their caregivers, it will introduce them to the wonderful world of music, through singing, playing with instruments, and movement. Led by Linda Emmanuel, a Dalcroze Eurythmics teacher at CCM, this monthly, hour-long class will alternate between the main library and Fowler branch, to give everyone equal access. No registration is required, just show up at 10 am next Friday, Sept. 7, at the main library. Thereafter, it will be the first Friday of the month. For full information, go here, or call 978-318-3358.

As always, this opportunity is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, those nice people who bring you poetry and author readings, museum passes, and movie nights. Lucky, lucky us!

Applause, applause

Last month, I told you that the Concord Players had garnered a for DASH awards, the community theater equivalent of the Tonys. Well, the awards ceremony was last Saturday, and those nominations yielded four awards: Best Stage Manager of a Musical (John Murtagh), Best Stage Costume Designer of a Musical (Linda Burtt), Best Actor in a Musical (David Berti), and Best Ensemble, Musical Category ( the Cast of The Drowsy Chaperone).

This should tell you, if you didn’t already know, that we have access to world-class theater right here in town. Now’s the time to buy your subscription for the year, so check out their season here, and see next year’s award nominees.

That’s all for now; go out and party like it’s the end of summer – because it is!

Do you have something you would like to share? Contact me at stefanieac@comcast.net and I will be happy to help you spread the good news. And follow me on Twitter: @stefanie3131.



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