Location: Belmont, MA 02478, United States

Little Libraries

There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

Belmont Center, 43 Leonard Street, Belmont, MA 02478
336 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478
Annie's Book Stop (1.6 miles)
193 Belmont St., Belmont, MA 02478
380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452
700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
13 Medford Street, Arlington, Massachusetts 02474
175 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, ma 02474
64 Aberdeen Avenue, Cambridge, MA
123 Main Street, Watertown, MA 02472
1271 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
1281 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
373 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
934 Mass Ave, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02467
Professional Books (2.4 miles)
232 California St, Newton, MA
245 Concord Ave., Cambridge, MA
70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, MA
Annie's Book Stop (2.8 miles)
85 River St., Waltham, MA 02154
40 College Avenue, Somerville, MA
Comicazi (2.9 miles)
407 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
99 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Barefoot Books (3.0 miles)
1771 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Soldiers Field, Boston, MA 02163
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140

Local events

Dinner with Laird Hunt
Porter Square Books, Sunday, September 21 at 7pm
Join Laird Hunt, author of Neverhome, for an evening of food, drink, and books.

Dinner is at Christopher's, across Mass. Ave. from the bookstore, and the ticket price includes appetizer, entree, beverage (beer or wine), tax, and tip.

Neverhome is available now, and we will also have copies for sale at the dinner. Because Neverhome is an Indie Next List Pick, it will be 20% off during the month of September.

"The Civil War has given us so many great literary works that I couldn't have imagined a new fictional approach that was both stunningly original and yet utterly natural, even inevitable. But this is just what Laird Hunt brilliantly delivers in his new novel. The key is his central character: in her voice, her personality, her yearning, she deeply touches our shared and enduring humanity. Neverhome is masterful work by one of our finest writers."—Robert Olen Butler, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

"Laird Hunt's new novel is a beguiling and evocative story about love and loss, duty and deceit. Through the assured voice of his narrator and the subtle beauty of his writing, Neverhome took me on a journey so thoroughly engrossed that there were times the pages seemed to turn themselves."—Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds

She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. Neverhome tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.

Laird Hunt's dazzling new novel throws a light on the adventurous women who chose to fight instead of stay behind. It is also a mystery story: why did Ash leave and her husband stay? Why can she not return? What will she have to go through to make it back home?

In gorgeous prose, Hunt's rebellious young heroine fights her way through history, and back home to her husband, and finally into our hearts.

Laird Hunt is the author of several works of fiction and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, a two-time finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in Fiction, and the winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award. A former United Nations press officer currently on the faculty of the University of Denver's creative writing program, he and his wife, the poet Eleni Sikelianos, live in Boulder, Colorado, with their daughter, Eva Grace.

Location: Street: Christopher's Additional: 1920 Massachusetts Ave. City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Storytime Registration opens
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, Monday, September 22 at 01am
It's Time! Pop on by to register for our weekly storytime programs. Please, no phone or email registrations will be accepted today. (added from Eventkeeper)
Acton Memorial Library, Monday, September 22 at 11am
Need help downloading library books to an e-reader? Creating a document or attaching it to an email? We can help with common situations. (added from Eventkeeper)
Alternatives Book Group
Milford Town Library, Monday, September 22 at 1:30pm
Book group for Alternatives Unlimited (added from Eventkeeper)
Homeschoolers Alert!
Ames Free Library Of Easton, Monday, September 22 at 2pm
If you are a homeschooling parent or thinking about it, here is your opportunity to get together!
Queset House has been offering programs that would be of great appeal to the homeschooling community. Makerspace events including 3-D printing, Game Nights, Sketchbook Pro and film-making tutorials and Teen Movie nights are both instructional and entertaining.
The Main library also stocks material that would be of use to homeschooling parents such as an expanded Museum Pass collection and books about homeschooling. You do not have to be an Easton resident to take advantage of these programs.
Monthly meetings would help in sharing both information and material so all are welcome to this inaugural session. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Book Club
Porter Square Books, Monday, September 22 at 4pm
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Lodro Rinzler
Brookline Booksmith, Monday, September 22 at 7pm
Lodro Rinzler (added from Random House)
Mary Gordon, The Liar's Wife
Porter Square Books, Monday, September 22 at 7pm
The beloved author at her storytelling best: four wonderful novellas of Americans abroad and Europeans in America. In these tales of relationships at home and abroad, both historical and contemporary, we meet the ferocious Simone Weil during her final days as a transplant to New York City; a vulnerable American grad student who escapes to Italy after her first, compromising love affair; the charming Irish liar of the title novella, who gets more out of life than most of us; and an American high school kid meeting Thomas Mann. These stories dazzle on the surface, with beautifully rendered settings and vistas, and dig deep psychologically. At every turn Gordon reveals in her characters' interactions those crucial flashes of understanding that change lives forever. So richly developed it is hard to believe they fit into novella-sized packages, these tales carry us away both as individual stories and as a larger, book-length experience of Gordon's mastery and human sympathy.

Mary Gordon is the author of six novels, including Final Payments, Pearl, and The Love of My Youth; the memoirs The Shadow Man and Circling My Mother; and The Stories of Mary Gordon, which was awarded the Story Prize. She has received numerous other honors, including a Lila Wallace-Reader′s Digest Writers′ Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Academy Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Teen Family Movie Night - 'Divergent'
Morrill Memorial Library, Monday, September 22 at 7pm
Join us for another family movie night - this one's for the teens! The 2014 movie, "Divergent," based on the hit YA book series of the same name, stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. The movie is directed by Neil Burger, who also directed "The Illusionist" and "Limitless." Complimentary popcorn will be provided by Bellingham Theatre. "Divergent" is rated PG-13 and runs 140 minutes. The library is able to show films thanks to a movie license funded by the Friends of the Library. Please register by calling the Information or Reference Desk at 781-769-0200 x110 or 222. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Becky Thompson
Brookline Booksmith, Tuesday, September 23 at 00am
Becky Thompson (Survivors on the Yoga Mat) (added from Random House)
Weston Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 10:30am
The Day the Crayons Quit
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Bellingham, Tuesday, September 23 at 11am
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)

Storytime, Special Event, Children's Event We are planning a series of events featuring this wonderful book. Details are still being finalized for this month-long campaign but please check back for further information. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Storytime: Skippyjon Jones
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Braintree, Tuesday, September 23 at 11am
Special Event, Storytime, Children's Event Join us for a reading of the book Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner and fun activities. Check back on September 4 for exciting details that will be added to this event. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Doing More with Your iPad
Hingham Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 11am
If you want to know more about what you can do with your iPad and how to do it, this class is for you. You'll be doing step-by-step, hands-on exercises to learn how to surf the web, add friends to your address book, schedule calendar events, make lists, take photos and videos and share them with friends and family, find and download books, music and videos, and send text messages to your grandchildren. You will also learn security and privacy settings, how to back up your iPad, and iCloud features including "Find My iPad." If there is time, you'll learn about the interesting new features in iOS 8. One-on-one help will be available. You should have some experience with your iPad (former class members recommend "playing" with it before coming to the class). Class is limited to 12. You must bring an iPad running the latest version of iOS 7 and know your Apple ID and password. The latest version of iPad, the Missing Manual is recommended.
Presenter: Connie Coleman is retired from the IT department of the JHU Applied Physics laboratory. During her career, she designed and developed large computer systems, led project teams, planned training programs, wrote manuals, and taught classes for users. She is an avid user of her iPhone and iPad.
This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.
Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Preschool Storytime
Somerville Public Library - West Branch, Tuesday, September 23 at 12pm
Please note: The West Branch Library is not wheelchair accessible. Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication or any other reasonable accommodation are invited to make their needs known to the City's ADA Coordinator, Betsy Allen. She can be reached at 617-625-6600 x2323 or ballen@somervillema.gov. The City of Somerville's disability policy can be found on the City's Commision for Persons with Disabilities page. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Council on Aging Book Discussion - The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Ames Free Library Of Easton, Tuesday, September 23 at 2pm
Come join us for a discussion on this month's selected book,The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman.
Over five years in the writing, The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman's most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of imagination and research, set in ancient Israel. In 70 C.E., nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman's novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets-about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love. The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman's masterpiece.
The Council on Aging Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM. Our Meetings take place at Frothingham Hall, 15 Barrows Street, N. Easton, MA. We welcome all new members! (added from Eventkeeper)
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The Great War: Four Years of War, A Century of Controversy
Hingham Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 3pm
(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)
The four-year Great War has been the subject of a century of controversy, focusing primarily on the causes of the war and the leaders of the Great Powers: Germany, Britain, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the United States. The consequences of the war not only affect international politics to this day, but are the subject of both scholarly and political controversy. Participants in this seminar are encouraged to read books selected for the course, preferably in advance of the course. (Anyone interested in taking this course should check the OLLI website for a list of recommended reading.)
Presenter: Rita Peters, PhD is a Professor in the Political Science Department at UMass Boston. She is also an Associate of Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian Studies. Among other courses, Rita teaches International Relations and War, and she has lectured on various aspects of conflict and security at the University of Latvia, the School of Diplomacy in Talinn, and for OLLI. She earned her PhD at Boston University. Her research has been published in various scholarly journals.
This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members.
Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Reading Garden and Peace Pole Dedication
Flint Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 4:30pm
The community is invited to celebrate the International Day of Peace as we dedicate a peaceful reading space outside the library. Please meet on the Pleasant Street side of the library in the Reading Garden. A short ceremony will be held and we will plant a peace pole. All ages are invited to this celebration as we join together to create a special area designated for quiet reading and world peace. The Reading Garden is sponsored by the Friends of Flint.
In case of rain, the dedication ceremony will be held inside in the Meeting Room. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Charles Burns
The Brattle Theatre, Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm
Charles Burns (Black Hole, X'ed Out, The Hive, Sugar Skull)

Charles Burns grew up in Seattle in the 1970s. His work rose to prominence in Art Spiegelman's Raw magazine in the mid-1980s and took off from there, in an extraordinary range of comics and projects, from Iggy Pop album covers to the latest ad campaign for Altoids. In 1992 he designed the sets for Mark Morris's restaging of The Nutcracker (renamed The Hard Nut) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He illustrated covers for Time, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. He was also tapped as the official cover artist for The Believer magazine at its inception in 2003. Black Hole received Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz awards in 2005. Burns lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters. (added from Random House)… (more)
Lauren Beukes in conversation with Joe Hill
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm
Lauren Beukes visits Cambridge to share her new book, Broken Monsters, in conversation with novelist Joe Hill.

A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes's new genre-bending novel of suspense.

Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams?

If you're Detective Versado's geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you're desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story. If you're Thomas Keen, known on the street as TK, you'll do what you can to keep your homeless family safe--and find the monster who is possessed by the dream of violently remaking the world.

If Lauren Beukes's internationally bestselling The Shining Girls was a time-jumping thrill ride through the past, her Broken Monsters is a genre-redefining thriller about broken cities, broken dreams, and broken people trying to put themselves back together again.

Lauren Beukes writes novels, comics and screeplays. She's the author of the critically-acclaimed international best-seller, The Shining Girls, about a time traveling serial killer, Zoo City, a phantasmagorical Joburg noir which won the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award, the neo political thriller, Moxyland. She worked as a journalist and as show runner on one of the South Africa's biggest animated TV shows, directed an award-winning documentary and wrote the New York Times best-selling graphic novel, Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Joe Hill is the author of three novels, Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, and NOS4A2, as well as a prize-winning collection of stories, 20th Century Ghosts. He also wrote a pair of comics: Locke & Key and Wraith (which ties into the world of NOS4A2). Some nice people gave him an Eisner Award for his work in funny books, which is a great honor, even if "funny" probably doesn’t do a good job of describing the kinds of things that happen in the comics.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Michael Cho
Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm
Michael Cho (added from Random House)
Mystery Book Club
Reuben Hoar Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 8pm
On October 21, the Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library is sponsoring An Evening with Archer Mayor! In preparation for this event, the mystery reading group members will each read one of Archer Mayor's books. Please select your book and be prepared to discuss the author and his style at our meeting. (added from Eventkeeper)
Murder in Wellesley: Author Visit With Tom Farmer, Boston Herald Reporter & Detective Marty Foley
Hudson Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 8pm
The bizarre case of the 1999 murder of May Greineder of Wellesley, Mass., is explored in all its unsettling detail by Boston Herald reporter Farmer and former Massachusetts State Police detective Foley, a key investigator. The Greineder family seemed picture-perfect: a rock-solid 31-year marriage and three successful children. But on Halloween, 1999, Dr. Dirk Greineder and his wife, May, took their dog for a walk in the woods; hours later, May was dead with a fractured skull and multiple stab wounds. From the outset, Dirk was the main suspect. The police found work gloves, a folding knife, and a small hammer hurriedly stashed near where witnesses saw Dirk emerge from the woods, contradicting Dirk's story that he left May, who had a bad back, took their dog to the pond, and returned to find May's mutilated corpse. While his guilt is never in question for the reader, Farmer and Foley imbue the investigation and subsequent trial with suspense, going to great lengths to flesh out the players. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Eric Schwarz
Edwards Wildman - Boston Office, Wednesday, September 24 at 12pm
Eric Schwarz (The Opportunity Equation) (added from Random House)
Somerville Farmers Market
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, September 24 at 12pm
One local bookseller. One local publisher. One local farmers market.

Join Porter Square Books and Candlewick Press at the Davis Square Farmers Market in Somerville throughout this fall. Each week we'll be bringing a selection of books to share, and there will be fun activities and visits from some of our favorite authors.

This week's theme is local authors.

You can find us at the farmers market on these dates: September 24 October 1 October 8 October 15 November 19 November 26

Location: Street: Davis Square Farmers Market Additional: Day & Herbert Streets City: Somerville, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02144 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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