Monday, November 26, 2012
The library hosts their Holiday Book Sale, the Umbrella hosts their Winter Market, and the Health Survey is here.
Well, here we are, Thanksgiving behind us, and hurtling headlong into the holiday season. Gifts to buy, cookies and other goodies to bake – in our house, fudge is the goody of choice – lights to put up, dead trees to decorate. All the fun stuff that will fill our spare time over the next month. Where to start?? Good news is, we have the library’s annual Holiday Book Sale coming up at the end of this week! All year long, people drop off their used books for the library to sort and catalog; twice a year, the Friends of the Library take all those books and hold a sale, selling perfectly good books for a mere fraction of what you’d pay on Amazon. The bigger sale happens on the lawn in June, but their winter sale is just as fabulous, and is a…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Library Book Sale raises big money; get out your used sporting equipment; and thank a teacher with a donation to CEF.
Good morning and welcome to Thursday! Hasn’t it been nice to have some sunny weather, after the deluge of rain at the beginning of the month? Even though the gardens and lawns need it, the wet weather gets a little tiresome. So it was especially nice that last weekend turned out sunny and beautiful, the perfect weather for the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The sale has become an annual event, with throngs of people coming from all over to peruse the very excellent selection of used books available. Really, the sale started at 10 a.m., but by 9:30 a.m., people were lining up all around the perimeter of the library lawn. The great thing about the sale is, not only is there something for everyone, but it’s all so reasonably priced. For …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Giant book sale this weekend, park passes for military, and graduation is upon us.
Good morning everyone! I’m sure you’ve heard by now, that the giant book sale, which was supposed to take place this past Saturday is now being held THIS Saturday, June 9. Books don’t fare well in the rain, I’m told. But not to worry, our good Friends of the Concord Free Public Library were ready for all weather conditions. Only the date has changed. Same place, the triangular lawn there in front of the main library at Sudbury Road and Main Street. Same time, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Same good cause, proceeds benefit professional development programs for library staff, purchase passes to our favorite Boston museums, and such. Instead of rain, the Friends would love to see some $20,000 pour into its coffers that day. Same incredible …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Former Concord resident is looking to place her Spanish students; Picnic in the Park is looking for your time and/or money.
Here we are, at the last day of May – where does the time go?? I can hardly believe it’s already June, with three months of glorious summer ahead of us. I do love the warm weather! I need to send out belated birthday wishes to my wonderful grandmother, Nellie Dexter – she turned ninety-nine last Sunday. I am so lucky to still have a grandmother! Her late husband, my grandfather Ralph, had roots here in Concord: his grandmother grew up here, and her family before that, all the way back to the late 1600’s. One of these days I’m going to head to our local library and look up exactly where in Concord they lived, and find out why they didn’t leave any valuable farmland to future generations, like me. For those of you who do have a home here …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Back from New Orleans, and Book Sale kicks off the summer reading season.
Hello and I hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday. I am just back from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and have to brag about having the most wonderful time. I guess there were a few other Concordians in the flock of 300,000 people enjoying the music of Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, ELS, and many more. I didn't see you there but next year we will have to meet up for a muffelata and some fried green tomatoes. I'm including a video I took of the Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters. These guys were a blast to watch and dance to, and though they're not as well known here, they are a main attraction throughout the south and around the world. enjoy. Nearly 90 degree temps every …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Friends meet to talk about volunteer needs, CCPOPS hosts spring Shakespeare outdoors, and an animal is rescued.
I do love our library, which is why I was happy to attend Tuesday night’s annual meeting-slash-party for the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. It was fabulous: they not only recapped a year’s worth of business in one evening, very efficiently, but they also encouraged everyone to tour the art gallery on the second floor. The gallery is currently featuring items from Special Collections in honor of the 100th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House as a museum. So we got to see things like pictures of Louisa May sitting at her writing desk, and the ink well she used to write her books. There’s a lot more really cool stuff, as well as historical information, and it all has to do with a famous author who lived right here …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
There was plenty to do in Concord this past weekend – did you get to any of it?
Last week I told you about a whole lot of holiday happenings here in town, and I’m happy to say I managed to check out a few of them. It helped me get into the holiday spirit, and jump-started my holiday shopping, so all in all it was a big success. But honestly, I expected nothing less. I started with the Holiday Book Sale at the library on Friday. I volunteered to help out – really, the best way to be in the know is to volunteer – and it was an eye-opening experience. First off, there was a line of people waiting to get into the book sale before it even opened. These were serious shoppers, some with empty bags waiting to be filled with excellent quality used books. The Friends of the library, who were in charge of this event, did a …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Santa Claus is coming to town!
Hello everyone and welcome to the Friday that kicks off a wonderful weekend. Festivities begin today at 9 a.m., with the 2011 Holiday Book Sale, hosted by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. Volunteers have been busy gathering donated books and organizing them like a high-class bookstore, to make your shopping easier. Some ultra-talented volunteers have gone so far as to create beautiful gift baskets that encase used books with new items like corresponding Beanie Babies. You may purchase a basket for $10, but don’t wait. Last year they sold out quickly. Who can resist a gift that’s already wrapped. The Friends are going all out to make this a stress-free shopping season for you. The sale goes on at the main library today …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The license was approved by Concord selectmen.
Diners at Comella’s on Walden Street will be able to take their meals outside this summer, thanks to a license that was approved this week. The Italian eatery received a license to have an outdoor seating area during Monday’s Board of Selectmen meeting. The area was capped at eight seats. Also receiving a license this week was Reasons To Be Cheerful, the homemade ice cream shop planned for West Concord. The business was granted a Common Victualler license, taking it one step closer to a reality. Owner Wade Rubinstein said he hopes to open the store at the end of June or beginning of July. Also of note during this week’s meeting was Town Manager Christopher Whelan’s news that the Concord Free Public Library’s recent book sale raised $20,000.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
A big weekend in Concord includes the Ducky Race, a book sale and a carnival.
It’s Thursday, the weekend is right around the corner. Patch has your back with a few fun things to do. Check our picks for the activities to hit and some places to explore. Here's what's happening in and around your town. Sixth Annual Ducky Race and Fair - Milldam Nursery School Friends Annual Book Sale Concord Conservatory Open House CCYB All-Star Game Willard Carnival