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Little Libraries

There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109
Lobby #101, 15 Court Square, Boston, MA 02108
Commonwealth Books (0.1 miles)
9 Spring Ln., Boston, MA 02109
2 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109
73 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02138
Social Law Library (0.2 miles)
One Pemberton Square, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
10½ Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108
120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02138
14 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02108
24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133
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25 Parmenter Street, Boston, MA 02113
Brattle Book Shop (0.4 miles)
9 West Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02111
UUA Bookstore (0.4 miles)
25 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
Dewey Square, Boston, MA 02111
151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
98 North Washington St., Suite 401, Boston, MA 02214
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2 South Station, Boston, MA 02110
Calamus Bookstore (0.5 miles)
92B South Street, Boston, MA 02111
144 Lincoln Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02111
80 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
64 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108
145 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111
10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

Local events

Sep
23
Becky Thompson
Brookline Booksmith, Tuesday, September 23 at 00am
Becky Thompson (Survivors on the Yoga Mat) (added from Random House)
Sep
23
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP: THE LOWLAND BY JUMPHA LAHIRI
Weston Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 10:30am
THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
23
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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Sep
23
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)
Sep
23
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)
Sep
23
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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Sep
23
Book to movie ; the movie
Hanson Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 2pm
This month we're reading Winter's Bone, by Daniel Woodrell.
See the movie here today and come discuss the book and movie on Thursday (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
23
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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Sep
23
BoOkMuNcHeRs Club
East Bridgewater Public Library, Tuesday, September 23 at 4pm
BoOkMuNcHeRs Club
Join us to discuss this month's books: The Ghost's Grave, by Peg Kehret. Each week you'll have a set of chapters to read which we'll be discussing. Also, bring some favorite book titles and authors that you enjoy to share with the group. We'll have a snack while Anne reads a chapter of the book! Pick up your free paperback copy at the Children's Desk before Sept. 16th!
Gr. 3-6 please!
HaPpY rEaDiNg! (added from Eventkeeper)
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Sep
23
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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Sep
23
Michael Cho
Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm
Michael Cho (added from Random House)
Sep
23
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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Sep
23
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)
Sep
24
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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Sep
24
Eric Schwarz
Edwards Wildman - Boston Office, Wednesday, September 24 at 12pm
Eric Schwarz (The Opportunity Equation) (added from Random House)
Sep
24
Book-a-Mystery Adult Book Club (Fowler)
Join us for the Book-A-Mystery Adult book club! This month we'll be reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Copies of the book are available at the Fowler Branch Library.
Questions? Contact the library at 978-318-3350 (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
24
Mystery Book Club
Whitman Public Library, Wednesday, September 24 at 7:30pm
Join us for at the Mystery Book Club. The selection for this month is: The Secret of Annexe 3 by Colin Dexter. No need to sign up, just read the book and come for the discussion. Open to all. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
24
BARK: GET TO KNOW YOUR TREES--Meeting Room
Acton Memorial Library, Wednesday, September 24 at 8pm
Celebrate and learn about trees with naturalist Michael Wojtech. He will also sign copies of his book, Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast. Sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
25
Andrea McDonnell, Reading Celebrity Gossip Magazines, and Deborah Feingold, Music
Porter Square Books, Thursday, September 25 at 7pm
A media scholar and a celebrated photographer discuss celebrity culture, the stories behind the pictures, and the power of words and images created and consumed by women.

Americans are obsessed with celebrities. While our fascination with fame intensified throughout the twentieth century, the rise of the weekly gossip magazine in the early 2000s confirmed and fueled our popular culture’s celebrity mania. After a decade of diets and dates, breakups and baby bumps, celebrity gossip magazines continue to sell millions of issues each week. Why are readers, especially young women, so attracted to these magazines? What pleasures do they offer us? And why do we read them, even when we disagree with the images of femininity that they splash across their hot-pink covers?

Andrea McDonnell answers these questions with the help of interviews from editors and readers, and her own textual and visual analysis. McDonnell’s perspective is multifaceted; she examines the notorious narratives of celebrity gossip magazines as well as the genre’s core features, such as the "Just Like Us" photo montage and the "Who Wore It Best?" poll. McDonnell shows that, despite their trivial reputation, celebrity gossip magazines serve as an important site of engagement for their readers, who use these texts to generate conversation, manage relationships, and consider their own ideas and values.

Andrea McDonnell is a media scholar and author, whose work examines the production, content, and audience reception of popular cultural texts that are produced for and consumed by women. Professor McDonnell holds a B.A. in American Culture from Vassar College and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan. Andrea also holds a graduate certificate in Museum Studies and has worked in fine arts and children's museums throughout the northeast.

Made over the past three decades, photographer Deborah Feingold's iconic portraits are filled with personality, simplicity and eloquence. Her portraits of figures as varied as musical icons, famed actors, award-winning authors, Nobel laureates and presidents, have appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Time and numerous international publications. This volume concentrates on Feingold's portraits of popular musicians such as Mick Jagger, Madonna, Pharrell Williams, Bono, Prince, Keith Richards, Chet Baker, James Brown, Joey Ramone and Cyndi Lauper, and bands such as The Replacements, The Beastie Boys, REM and more. Alongside Feingold's black-and-white and color photographs, this volume includes an introduction by Anthony DeCurtis, a Grammy Award winner and noted music writer.

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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Sep
26
Magic Release: Khans of Tarkir Midnight Madness!
Pandemonium Books and Games, Friday, September 26 at 00:30am
RELEASE Draft

(No pre registration available since this event is not expected to sell out)

Start: Midnight (Thursday nite / Friday Morning)

Event Fee: $15

Registration begins 11:30 pm Thursday night

Game starts at 12:30 am Friday morning (to allow people to buy boxes and sign up).

A powerful Khan strikes as early as possible!

In this case, by drafting at midnight.

Prizes in packs or store credit for top finishers in each pod.

Store will also be open for box, fat pack, etc sales until around 12:30.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
26
Marc Abrahams, This Is Improbable Too
Porter Square Books, Friday, September 26 at 7pm
Marc Abrahams collects the odd, the imaginative, and the brilliantly improbable from around the world. Here he investigates research on the ins and outs of the very improbable evolutionary innovation that is the human body (brain included). This is Improbable Too explores the odd questions that researchers are asking, such as: What's the best way to get a monkey to floss regularly? How much dandruff do soldiers in Pakistan's army have? If you add an extra henchman to your bank-robbing gang, how much more money will you earn? Why is it so impossible to estimate the number of stupid people in circulation? How many dimples will be found on the cheeks of 28,282 Greek children? Who is the Einstein of pork carcasses? This is Improbable Too also investigates unlikely medical cases, including a boy with an "Eiffel head injury" (involving a toy tower), and even more unlikely inventions, such as a patented system for attacking your enemy with a bio-waste bomb.

Marc Abrahams writes the "Improbable Research" column for the Guardian and is the author of This Is Improbable. He is an editor of the science humor magazine Annals of Improbable Research and a founder of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are presented annually at Harvard. A monthly guest on NPR's nationally syndicated Science Friday, Abrahams and the Igs have been covered by The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Scientific American, and numerous other outlets. He and his wife, Robin, a columnist for The Boston Globe, live in Cambridge, MA.

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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Sep
27
Boston Teen Author Festival
Porter Square Books, Saturday, September 27 at 11am
Porter Square Books is delighted to be selling books at the Boston Teen Author Festival at the Cambridge Public Library again this year.

The Boston Teen Author Festival is the first of its kind in Boston, geared entirely toward the young adult genre! This year, twenty-five local authors will descend upon the Cambridge Public Library for a day of literary fun including a writing workshop, five fun panels, book sales provided by Porter Square books, and a massive group signing. Readers of all ages are welcome, and attendance is 100% free!

Featured authors this year include MT Anderson, Julie Berry, Alexandra Bracken, Cammie McGovern, Francisco Stork, and many more. There will be opportunities for teens to win free books, ask successful authors questions, and celebrate a general love of reading. Priority seating is also available for school groups coming together.

Visit the Boston Teen Author Festival website for schedule and more information.

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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Sep
27
Khans of Tarkir Release Saturday: Sealed Deck
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, September 27 at 12pm
RELEASE

Registration: Starts at 10 am Start Time: NOON

Format: Sealed Deck

Entry Fee: $25

Additional Info.: Four rounds of sealed.

Prizes: Based on record.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
27
Ben Clanton, Dana Alison Levy, & Paul Czajack, Children's event! (Andover)
Andover Bookstore, Saturday, September 27 at 1pm
REX WRECKS IT! by Ben Clanton -

Look out! Here comes Rex! Children who love to construct — and those who love to destroy — will relate to this kid-pleasing tale that builds to a smashing finale.

Gizmo, Sprinkles, and Wild are fed up. Every time they build something with their blocks, Rex wrecks it! Whether it’s an out-of-this-world rocket, a magical heart, or the biggest, strongest, most awesomerific castle ever, Rex sends it crashing down with a "Rawr!" (and sometimes a sheepish"Rawry!"?). Isn’t there any way to make playtime fun for everyone? With Rex-size humor, Ben Clanton explores the challenges of friendship, the benefits of working together, and the joys of destruction.

*** BLOCK BUILDING CONTEST!*** Win a signed copy of local author/illustrator Ben Clanton's new book REX WRECKS IT! and an original drawing by Ben! To enter, please pick up a contest sheet at the Andover Bookstore, and create your own awesomerific block creation. It can be a drawing of something made out of blocks, or attach a photo of something you made with blocks. Entries are due by October 1, and the winner will be announced by October 3.

Monster Needs a Costume by Paul Czajak - It’s almost Halloween, and Monster needs to decide what he’s going to be. With so many options — a fireman, a ballerina, a cowboy, a ninja—how will he ever decide? In this playful, rhyming story, Monster shows young readers that sometimes being creative and daring to try something new are the best solutions. The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy - The start of the school year is not going as the Fletcher brothers hoped. Each boy finds his plans for success veering off in unexpected and sometimes diastrous directions. And at home, their miserable new neighbor complains about everything. As the year continues, the boys learn the hard and often hilarious lesson that sometimes what you least expect is what you come to care about the most.

Location: Andover Bookstore Street: 89 R Main Street City: Andover, Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
28
Star Wars X-Wing Tournament
Pandemonium Books and Games, Sunday, September 28 at 1pm
Registration starts: Noon Gametime: 1:00 -6:00 PM 4-round tournament Entry Fee: $5.00 New Players Welcome! Take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission! Learn the game, hone your skills, save the galaxy, and ummm -- have some fun!

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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