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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

Jul
30
Stephen L. Carter
Harvard Book Store, Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm
Stephen L. Carter (Jericho's Fall, New England White, Palace Council, The Culture of Disbelief, The Emperor of Ocean Park, The impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, Back channel)

Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University, where he has taught since 1982. He is also the author of seven books of nonfiction. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jul
30
Amy Bloom
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm
Amy Bloom (Persuasion, A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, away, Love invents us, Normal, Lucky us, Where the God of Love Hangs Out, The Wings of the Dove, Between Here and Here (short story))

Amy Bloom is the author of the bestselling and acclaimed away; Come to Me, a National Book Award finalist; A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Love invents us; and Normal. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Short Stories, The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction, and many other anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, Granta, and Slate, among other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award. Bloom teaches creative writing at Yale University. (added from Random House)… (more)
Jul
31
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Science (Ages 3-5)
Storybook Cove, Thursday, July 31 at 10:30am
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 SCIENCE families of K/Preschool children come join us and

Carol Carver of on Thursday, July 31, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Use this LINK for more information Science manipulatives and tools will be out at the beginning to explore and discover with and then the children will create a science wand to hlep do the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 experiments! Songs and movement, relating to inventors and planet zones will be played as well as a teamwork project of buidling with solo cups! There will be time for art and some interesting activities to do for each family to bring home and continue to be scientists there! REGISTRATION: Sign up at Storybook Cove.

Location: Street: Storybook Cove - HANOVER MALL Additional: 1775 Washington St. - Route 53 City: Hanover, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02339 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
31
WHERE'S WALDO CELEBRATION PARTY
Storybook Cove, Thursday, July 31 at 3pm
Where's Waldo? PARTY! In Hanover/Norwell of course. ►The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. From one end of Route 53 to the other including 11 stores in HANOVER MALL, Waldo figures will be hidden in local business establishments. Starting July 4, anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Hanover/Norwell!” passport AT STORYBOOK COVE OR AT ANY OF THE OTHER 24 SITES. The Passport will have the names of all the participating sites You then need to get your passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot at one of the 25 sites. ONE PASSPORT PER FAMILY ONLY! Waldo seekers who get their passports stamped or signed at twenty or more businesses are entitled to entry in a drawing on July 31, with MANY PRIZES FROM THE PARTICIPATING STORES including a 6-volume deluxe set of Waldo books. ONE ENTRY PER FAMILY ONLY! In addition, Waldo seekers who visit 20 or more sites and return their passport to Storybook Cove will receive an invitation to the Find Waldo party at Storybook Cove on Thursday, July 31 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Drawing will take place at 3:30. Watch this space for more information! ►LIST OF PRIZES ►First 125 people who show their passports to Storybook Cove with the stamps/signatures from 15 or more stores will receive the following: Waldo button, sticker and coupons and surprise gift for ALL CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY. ►Every person who turns in their passport to Storybook Cove with the stamps/signatures from 20 or more stores will be entered into the drawing to take place at the WALDO PARTY on July 31 (3:00-4:00 P.M.) at STORYBOOK COVE. The drawing will take place at 3:30 P.M. ONE ENTRY PER FAMILY ONLY! Drawing Prizes include the following (more being added . . . ) 6 volume deluxe set of hardcover Waldo books from Storybook Cove Waldo postcard books from Storybook Cove Where’s Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 58 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into eighteen languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of wandering companions. In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, is once again teaming up with the American Booksellers Association and independent bookstores all across the country, including Storybook Cove for some hide and seek fun as well as to encourage communities to patronize their local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the month of July.

Location: Street: STORYBOOK COVE Additional: HANOVER MALL City: Hanover, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02339-1655 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
31
Where's Waldo Party
Porter Square Books, Thursday, July 31 at 5pm
You've spent the last month looking for Waldo all over the neighborhood. Celebrate the end of the hunt for Waldo with a party at Porter Square Books, complete with food and prizes!

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jul
31
Suzanne Strempek Shea, This Is Paradise
Porter Square Books, Thursday, July 31 at 7pm
This is Paradise is the story of the Billy Riordan Memorial Clinic in Malawai, founded by Mags Riordan following her son's death.

Suzanne Strempek Shea is the author of five novels and three memoirs. Winner of the 2000 New England Book Award, which recognizes a literary body of work's contribution to the region, Suzanne began writing fiction in her spare time while working as reporter for the Springfield (Massachusetts) Newspapers and The Providence (Rhode Island) Journal.

Her freelance journalism and fiction has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Yankee, The Bark, Golf World, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Organic Style and ESPN the Magazine. She was a regular contributor to Obit magazine.

Suzanne is a member of the faculty at the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast MFA program in creative writing and is writer-in-residence and director of the creative writing program at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Mass. She has taught in the MFA program at Emerson College and in the creative writing program at the University of South Florida.

She lives in Bondsville, Mass., with Tommy Shea, most recently the senior foreign editor at The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi, and their dogs Tiny and Bisquick.

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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Aug
1
Nell Bernstein, Burning Down the House
Porter Square Books, Friday, August 1 at 7pm
"Meticulously reported and sensitively written, Bernstein’s book draws upon a decade of research and astounding personal interviews. Rather than abstracting the issue, she lets her child narrators lead readers through each stage of the criminal justice system..."—Salon.com

One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders. In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults.

Bernstein introduces us to youth across the nation who have suffered violence and psychological torture at the hands of the state. She presents these youths all as fully realized people, not victims. As they describe in their own voices their fight to maintain their humanity and protect their individuality in environments that would deny both, these young people offer a hopeful alternative to the doomed effort to reform a system that should only be dismantled.

Nell Bernstein discusses her research on children in the justice system with Lisa Thurau, executive director of Strategies for Youth.

Nell Bernstein’s All Alone in the World was a Newsweek "Book of the Week." She is a former Soros Justice Media Fellow in New York, and winner of a White House Champion of Change award. Her articles have appeared in Newsday, Salon, Mother Jones, and the Washington Post, among other publications. She lives outside of Berkeley, California.

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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Aug
2
Charity Event: Play Magic for the Pan-Mass Challenge!
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, August 2 at 11am
Play Magic for Charity!

All profits from this event will be donated to support Pandemonium's regular Griffin Kadar's ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge bike race to cure cancer.

PMC main page: www.pmc.org

Griffin's page: www2.pmc.org/profile/GK0063

All profits from this tournament will go directly to Griffin's PMC ride.

Time: 11 am

Registration starts: 10 am

Price: $10 / Entry

Format: Standard

Prizes: All prizes are donated by Pandemonium and our customers. If you want to donate a prize, send email to events@pandemoniumbooks.com.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
4
John Dean, The Nixon Defense
Porter Square Books, Monday, August 4 at 6:30pm
Based on Nixon’s overlooked recordings, New York Times bestselling author John W. Dean connects the dots between what we’ve come to believe about Watergate and what actually happened.

Former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon’s secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the National Archives and the Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to the question: What did President Nixon know and when did he know it?

John Dean was White House legal counsel to President Nixon for a thousand days. Dean also served as chief minority counsel for the House Judiciary Committee and as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice.

This event takes place at Cambridge Public Library.

Location: Street: Cambridge Public Library Additional: 449 Broadway City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02138 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
5
Annie Weatherwax, All We Had
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm
The stunning debut novel from sculptor and painter Annie Weatherwax, a wry and sharply observed portrait of a gritty mother and daughter, living on the edge of poverty, who find an unlikely home amid the quirky residents of small town America.

For thirteen-year-old Ruthie Carmichael and her mother, Rita, life has never been stable. The only sure thing is their love for each other. Though Rita works more than one job, the pair teeters on the edge of poverty. When their landlord kicks them out, Rita resorts to her movie-star looks and produces carpet-installer Phil, "an instant boyfriend," who takes them in.

Before long, Ruthie convinces her mother to leave and in their battered Ford Escort, they head East in search of a better life. When money runs out and their car breaks down, they find themselves stranded in a small town called Fat River where their luck finally takes a turn. Rita lands a steady job waitressing at Tiny's, the local diner. With enough money to pay their bills, they rent a house and Fat River becomes the first place they call home.

Into this quirky utopia comes smooth-talking mortgage broker Vick Ward, who entices Rita with a subprime loan. Why rent when you can own? Almost as soon as Rita buys a house their fortunes change. Faced once again with the prospect of homelessness, Rita reverts to survival mode, and the price she pays to keep them out of poverty changes their lives forever.

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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Aug
5
Off the Leash
Brookline Booksmith, Tuesday, August 5 at 7pm
Meet Matthew Gilbert as he reads from his debut memoir Off the Leash. (added from Macmillan)
Aug
6
YA Author Panel: Marjorie Agosin and Eileen O'Connor, John Plotz, and Laurie Stolarz
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
Three authors and one translator, all from the Cambridge area, present their newest books for young adults. Marjorie Agosin and Eileen O'Connor, I Lived on Butterfly Hill John Plotz, Time and the Tapestry Laurie Stolarz, Welcome to the Dark House

In I Lived on Butterfly Hill, an eleven-year-old's world is upended by political turmoil in this searing novel from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile--until the time comes when even Celeste, with her head in the clouds, can't deny the political unrest that is sweeping through the country. Warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates disappear from class without a word. Celeste doesn't quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore.

Marjorie Agosín was raised in Chile by Jewish parents. Her family moved to the United States to escape the horrors of the Pinochet takeover of their country. Coming from a South American country and being Jewish, Agosín’s writings demonstrate a unique blending of these cultures. She has received the Letras de Oro Prize for her poetry, presented by Spain’s Ministry of Culture to writers of Hispanic heritage living in the United States. Her writings about, and humanitarian work for, women in Chile have been the focus of feature articles in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Ms. Magazine. She has also won the Latino Literature Prize for her poetry. She is a Spanish professor at Wellesley College.

Eileen O'Connor is a lecturer at Lesley University, specializing in postcolonial literature and translation. She is the translator of I Lived on Butterfly Hill. In Welcome to the Dark House, writing about their deepest fears wins Ivy and Parker an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake's latest, confidential project. Ivy doesn't even like scary movies, but she's ready to face her real-world fears. Parker's sympathetic words and perfect smile help keep her spirits up. . . at least for now.

Not everyone is so charming, though. Horror-film fanatic Garth Vader wants to stir up trouble. It's bad enough he has to stay in the middle of nowhere with this group-the girl who locks herself in her room; the know-it-all roommate; "Mister Sensitive"; and the one who's too cheery for her own good. Someone has to make things interesting.

Except, things are already a little weird. The hostess is a serial-killer look-alike, the dream-stealing Nightmare Elf is lurking about, and the seventh member of the group is missing. By the time Ivy and Parker realize what's really at stake, it's too late to wake up and run.

Laurie Faria Stolarz (www.LaurieStolarz.com) is the author of Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, and Deadly Little Lessons, as well as Project 17; Bleed; and the highly popular Blue Is for Nightmares; White Is for Magic; Silver Is for Secrets; Red Is for Remembrance; and Black Is for Beginnings. Born and raised in Salem, Massachusetts, Stolarz attended Merrimack College and received an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston. Laurie lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Time and the Tapestry tells the story of a 13 year old, would-be artist Jen and her not-quite-as-nerdy-as-he used-to-be- 10 year old brother Ed. They find themselves adrift in 19th century England, unable to make their way back home until they've gathered the missing pieces to make that tapestry whole. It's great that they can ride on Mead's back. But not so great that his feathers are falling off, too fast to count. Great that they keep meeting up with the rugmaker himself, Jen's hero, British radical William Morris. But not so great that he always seems to be yelling at somebody or tossing something at them. Great that as they travel from London to Oxford to Iceland, they begin to figure out a way to save the Tapestry (and Granny's house along with it). But downright terrifying that Mead's going to be grounded soon, leaving them trapped with Morris and his wacky daughter May in a Victorian London that may be filled with cranky artists and loveable animals, but....it's a long long way from home.

John Plotz teaches Victorian literature at Brandeis University. He is the author of The Crowd and Portable Property.

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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Aug
6
Annie Weatherwax
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
Annie Weatherwax was the 2009 winner of the Robert Olen Butler Prize for Fiction and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, for years she earned a living sculpting superheroes and cartoon characters for Nickelodeon, DC Comics, Pixar, and others. She is currently a full time painter and writer. Visit her at AnnieWeatherwax.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Aug
6
Off the Leash
Buttonwood Books and Toys, Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
Meet Matthew Gilbert as he reads from his debut memoir Off the Leash. (added from Macmillan)
Aug
7
Lev Grossman
Brookline Booksmith, Thursday, August 7 at unknown time
Aug
7
David Cleveland, Love's Attraction
Porter Square Books, Thursday, August 7 at 7pm
From literary Concord to the backwater canals of Venice, Love’s Attraction takes readers on a tantalizing and thought-provoking journey as Michael Collins, a Washington political fixer facing an impending bribery scandal, is suddenly confronted with a past he never knew and a legacy of heartbreak and deception from which he failed to escape.

David Adams Cleveland is a novelist and art historian. His first novel, With a Gemlike Flame, drew wide praise for its evocation of Venice and the hunt for a lost masterpiece by Raphael. His most recent art history book, A History of American Tonalism, won the Silver Medal in Art History in the Book of the Year Awards, 2010; and Outstanding Academic Title 2011 from the American Library Association; it was the best selling American art history book in 2011 and 2012. He and his wife live in New York where he works as an art advisor with his son, Carter Cleveland, founder of Artsy.net, the new internet site making all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an internet connection.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Aug
8
Boston Comic Con 2014
Pandemonium Books and Games, Friday, August 8 at 00am
This is a preliminary posting about Comic Con 2014.

Pandemonium will be at Boston Comic Con on August 8-11! Come see us!

We are the primary gaming event organizer at Comic Con. All events announced in this message will occur At the convention site: the Hynes Convention Center.

See http://www.bostoncomiccon.com/ for more information about the convention.

Store hours will not be interrupted.

Location: Street: 200 Seaport Boulevard Additional: Seaport World Trade Center City: Boston, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02210 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
8
Comic Con
Pandemonium Books and Games, Friday, August 8 at 2pm
Pandemonium is running gaming at Boston Comic Con! We will have a booth and many of our Magic singles will be there. Con hours: Fri 2pm-8pm Sat 10am to 7pm Sun 10am to 6pm Event Schedule: Magic Events: All Weekend: 8 Player Side Constructed Win-a-Box and Side Draft events offered as they fill during con hours. $15 each. Friday: Four round sealed deck. 3pm start, $30. Pack prizes based on attendance. Saturday: Standard Game Day Tournament. 11am start, $10. Pack prizes based on attendance, plus Game Day promos and playmat prizes. Sunday: Four round Modern tournament. Noon start, $10. Pack prizes based on attendance. Yugioh Events: Saturday: Con Championship Tournament, 11am start, $15. At least two total boxes in prize support, plus an exclusive playmat for the champion. Sunday: Four Round Constructed, noon start, $10. Pack prizes based on attendance. My Little Pony CCG Events Learn-to-Play: Come any time during con hours to learn the game and get 20% off starter decks at our booth, plus free gifts from Enterplay while supplies last. All Weekend: 8 Player Side Constructed and Side Draft events offered as they fill during con hours. Constructed $10, Draft $20, pack prizes and promo cards for all events. Friday: Four Round 7-pack Sealed Deck (4 Canterlot Nights, 3 Premier), 3pm start, $30, pack and promo card prizes based on attendance. Saturday: Con Championship Tournament, Constructed, 11am start, $15. Booster pack and promo card prizes based on attendance, plus exclusive winner playmat. Sunday: Four Round Constructed, noon start, $10. pack and promo card prizes based on attendance. Board Game Events Learn-to-Play: Come any time during con hours to learn various popular and new board games from our experienced staff. Learn a game, get 20% off buying that game at our booth.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Aug
8
David Adams Cleveland - Love's Attraction
Love's Attraction by David Adams Cleveland

Author Signing Meet and greet author David Cleveland on August 8 for his new book, Love's Attraction, at 2:00 pm. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Aug
9
MTG Game Day
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, August 9 at 00am
Magic The Gathering Game day!

This is a preliminary placeholder event listing for Game day, currently scheduled for August 9. Come back here for more details closer to the event.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Aug
10
Rachelle Doorley, Tinkerlab
Porter Square Books, Sunday, August 10 at 3pm
Join Rachelle Doorley for a hands-on workshop for kids ages two and up!

Kids are natural tinkerers. They experiment, explore, test, and play, and they learn a great deal about problem-solving through questions and hands-on experiments. They don't see lines between disciplines; rather, they notice interesting materials and ideas that are worth exploring. This book is about creative experiments, in all fields, that help kids explore the world.

Children gravitate toward sensory experiences (playing with slime), figuring out how things work (taking toys apart), and testing the limits of materials (mixing a tray of paint together until it makes a solid mass of brown). They're not limited by their imaginations, and a wooden spoon can become a magic wand as quickly as a bag of pom-poms can become a hot bowl of soup. This book is about helping parents and teachers of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers understand and tap into this natural energy with engaging, kid-tested, easy-to-implement projects that value process over product. The creative experiments shared in this book foster curiosity, promote creative and critical thinking, and encourage tinkering--mindsets that are important to children growing up in a world that values independent thinking.

In addition to offering a host of activities that parents and teachers can put to use right away, this book also includes a buffet of recipes (magic potions, different kinds of play dough, silly putty, and homemade butter) and a detailed list of materials to include in the art pantry.

Rachelle Doorley is an arts educator, community builder, and founder of the popular creativity blog Tinkerlab. She studied costume design at the University of California, Los Angeles, and worked on Hollywood films before finding her true calling as an arts educator. After teaching art in Los Angeles schools, Rachelle earned a master’s in arts education from Harvard, and then oversaw docent and education programs at the San Jose Museum of Art. Rachelle lives with her husband and her two curious daughters in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, where she leads workshops on visual thinking and hands-on creativity. Rachelle believes in finding fun and meaningful ways to make every day creative, and can often be found experimenting in her sketchbook, taking her kids on adventures, and asking lots of open-ended questions. Rachelle enjoys chai tea, hand-drawn letters, train travel, hikes in the woods, artist studios and ocean air.

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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Aug
10
Get Pop-Cultured: John Green Trivia Party!
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Peabody, Sunday, August 10 at 3pm
Other, Special Event Come out for a John Green Trivia Party! We invite all of nerdfightaria into the store to test your knowledge of all things John Green, from The Fault in our Stars, to Brotherhood 2.0 and all things in between! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Aug
10
Rick Perlstein
Rick Perlstein is the author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications; Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, which won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history and appeared on the best books of the year lists of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. His essays and book reviews have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Village Voice, and Slate, among others. He has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for independent scholars. He lives in Chicago. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Aug
11
Prajwal Parajuly, The Gurkha's Daughter
Porter Square Books, Monday, August 11 at 7pm
A number-one bestseller in India and a shortlisted nomination for the Dylan Thomas Prize, The Gurkha’s Daughter is a distinctive debut from a rising star in South Asian literature. This collection of stories captures the textures and sounds of the Nepalese diaspora through eight intimate, nuanced portraits, taking us from the hillside city of Darjeeling, India to a tucked away Nepalese restaurant in New York City.

The daily struggles of Parajuly’s characters reveal histories of war, colonial occupation, religious division, systemized oppression, and dispossession in the diverse geographical intersection of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, and China. In a cruel remark by a wealthy doctor to her tenant shopkeeper, we hear the persistent injustice of the caste system; in the contentious relationship between a wealthy widow and her sister-in-law, we glimpse the restricted lives and submissive social roles of Nepalese women; and in a daughter’s relationship with her father, we find a dissonance between modernity and tradition that has echoed through the generations in unexpected ways.

Across different ethnicities, religions, and other social distinctions, the characters in these share a universal yearning, not just for survival but for a better life; one with love, dignity, and community. In The Gurkha’s Daughter, Parajuly reveals the small acts of bravery—the sustaining, driving hope—that bind together the human experience.

Prajwal Parajuly, the son of an Indian father and a Nepalese mother, divides his time between New York and Oxford, England, but disappears to Gangtok, his hometown in the Indian Himalayas, at every opportunity. He draws inspiration for his writing from the many places he has traveled and lived. Parts of The Gurkha’s Daughter were written while he was a writer-in-residence at Truman State University, in Kirksville, Missouri. He also worked as an advertising executive at The Village Voice 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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Aug
12
Matthew Gilbert, Off the Leash
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, August 12 at 7pm
Off the Leash is about the strange, wonderful, neurotic, and eccentric dog people who gather daily at Amory Park, overlooking Boston. And it’s about Matthew Gilbert’s transformation from dedicated homebody to joyful member of the dog park club: an oddball group of dog people with fur on their jackets and biscuits in their pockets. Gilbert, the TV critic at the Boston Globe, describes his reluctant journey into the park subculture, as the first-time dog owner of a yellow lab named Toby. Like so many Americans right now, he has been steeped in the virtual, digital world. At the park, though, amid the chaotic energy of dogs and people gathered in packs, he is unprotected by the screen and forced to let go. The dogs go off-leash, and so do the people.

There is something eternal and deeply satisfying about both the group experience at the park and the simple pleasure of playing fetch with one’s canine companion in a large, green, open space. A charmingly written narrative that will appeal to anyone who has ever enjoyed watching a puppy scamper through a park, Off the Leash is a paean to dog lovers and their pets everywhere. (But especially the ones in the Boston area.)

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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