Laura’s Narrative: A Cabarrus Story of Slavery and Freedom (CON)

Editor Bernard Davis Jr. shares the story of Laura Misenheimer-Dry, a Cabarrus woman who was born into slavery and emancipated at age sixteen. Hear how he worked with descendants to make sure the experiences of Laura and her mother Luce continue to be known and shared. Sponsored by the Concord Friends of the Library. No registration.

Roots Roundtable*

The Genealogical Proof Standard teaches best practices for conducting research. See how it helps to plot your course, track your progress, resolve conflicts, and reach an accurate conclusion. Registration required.

Col. Quincy Collins: Stories From a Remarkable Life (CON)

Concord native USAF Col. Quincy Collins (Ret.) is a decorated Vietnam War veteran and former POW. Join us as he reads from his memoir, Out of the Blue, and shares stories about growing up in Concord, lessons in leadership, and overcoming adversity. Sponsored by the Concord Friends of the Library. 

Adventures from the Lore Room (KAN)

Adult – Are you interested in Cabarrus County history? Join staff from the Concord Library Lore Room to hear about some fun facts, most asked local history questions, and maybe learn some odd local lore! 

Roots Roundtable (CON)*

Adult – An unexpected natural disaster can create a genealogical catastrophe. Join us as we discuss how to protect your research, artifacts, and heirlooms with a genealogy disaster preparedness plan. Registration is required.

Researching African American Family History, the Same and Different*

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, call 704-920-2061 or email

Adult Genealogy educator Sharon B. Gillins uses case studies and examples to demonstrate strategies helpful for researching African American ancestors. Participate virtually from home or at the Concord Library. Presented in partnership with KAA-MaCC. Registration required.  

This program is part of the African American Genealogy series, led by genealogy educators from Black GenEx. These professional genealogists specialize in teaching methods and strategies for researching African American family history. Call (704) 920-2061 to request a schedule for the full series.