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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
LibraryThing is collection-aware
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
30
Friends of the Library Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser
Somerville Public Library, Tuesday, September 30 at 6pm
The Friends will receive a donation for each flatbread pizza sold between 5pm-11pm tonight, including take out. They will have their 'small but perfectly formed' book sale on site as well, and a wicked raffle featuring gifts from local businesses.
Funds raised will go to support the Library's popular Museum Passes program, licensing fees for movie screenings, co-sponsoring Somerville Reads events and more, so the Library can offer a variety of children's, young adult, and adult programs which range from puppet shows to poetry readings. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Sep
30
Caspar Henderson, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, September 30 at 7pm
"A sublime rumination on existence. In twenty-seven exquisitely crafted cameos, Caspar Henderson reveals the hidden wonders of life in all its exuberant strangeness, at the same time illuminating our own place in the world. Simply stunning." -- Callum Roberts, author of Ocean of Life

"A rich mixture of science, mythology, and literature, whose plethora of entertaining digressions left me impressed." -- Richard Fortey, author of Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms

From medieval bestiaries to Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings, we’ve long been enchanted by extraordinary animals, be they terrifying three-headed dogs or asps impervious to a snake charmer’s song. But bestiaries are more than just zany zoology—they are artful attempts to convey broader beliefs about human beings and the natural order. Today, we no longer fear sea monsters or banshees. But from the infamous honey badger to the giant squid, animals continue to captivate us with the things they can do and the things they cannot, what we know about them and what we don’t.

With The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, Caspar Henderson offers readers a fascinating, beautifully produced modern-day menagerie. But whereas medieval bestiaries were often based on folklore and myth, the creatures that abound in Henderson’s book—from the axolotl to the zebrafish—are, with one exception, very much with us, albeit sometimes in depleted numbers. The Book of Barely Imagined Beings transports readers to a world of real creatures that seem as if they should be made up—that are somehow more astonishing than anything we might have imagined. The yeti crab, for example, uses its furry claws to farm the bacteria on which it feeds. The waterbear, meanwhile, is among nature’s “extreme survivors,” able to withstand a week unprotected in outer space. These and other strange and surprising species invite readers to reflect on what we value—or fail to value—and what we might change.

Caspar Henderson is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the Financial Times, the Independent, and New Scientist. He lives in Oxford, UK.

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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Oct
1
Non-Fiction Book Sale
Plainville Public Library, Wednesday, October 1 at 01am
During Regular Library Hours, great deals for $1 each. All divided into categories: History, cooking, crafts, religion, self help, medical, sports, animals, education and more! Support the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
1
Mystery Book Club
Winthrop Public Library, Wednesday, October 1 at 11:30am
The Selection of titles for the fourteenth season of the WPL&M Mystery Book Club features volumes that were published in the 2000's and recieved awards bestowed by the Mystery Writers of America.
Books are to be discussed are available at the Circulation Desk one month before each scheduled meeting. 
10/1/14 - Bones by Jan Burke (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
1
Somerville Farmers Market
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, October 1 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 picture books.

You can find us at the farmers market on these dates: 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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Oct
1
Senior Book Club
Plainville Public Library, Wednesday, October 1 at 2:15pm
Each month Seniors meet at the Plainville Senior Center to discuss a book chosen by the group. Books are available at the library for checkout. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
1
Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
The Memorial Church, Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm
Nicholas D. Kristof
Sheryl WuDunn (added from Random House)
Oct
1
Jim Vrabel, A People's History of the New Boston, and Kenneth Mack, Representing the Race
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm
Two new books explore the evolution of Boston and the city's role in the civil rights movement's legal battles.

"Vrabel has resurrected the voices of so many everyday (and yet extraordinarily fierce!) neighborhood folks who have stood up to the powers that be and grabbed the reins of leadership on all issues that directly impacted their lives. In this book, history is not only prelude to present, it is inspiration to all of us that we can indeed change our future." — Michael Patrick MacDonald, author of All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

Although Boston today is a vibrant and thriving city, it was anything but that in the years following World War II. By 1950 it had lost a quarter of its tax base over the previous twenty-five years, and during the 1950s it would lose residents faster than any other major city in the country.

Credit for the city’s turnaround since that time is often given to a select group of people, all of them men, all of them white, and most of them well off. In fact, a large group of community activists, many of them women, people of color, and not very well off, were also responsible for creating the Boston so many enjoy today. This book provides a grassroots perspective on the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s, when residents of the city’s neighborhoods engaged in an era of activism and protest unprecedented in Boston since the American Revolution.

Using interviews with many of those activists, contemporary news accounts, and historical sources, Jim Vrabel describes the demonstrations, sit-ins, picket lines, boycotts, and contentious negotiations through which residents exerted their influence on the city that was being rebuilt around them. He includes case histories of the fights against urban renewal, highway construction, and airport expansion; for civil rights, school desegregation, and welfare reform; and over Vietnam and busing. He also profiles a diverse group of activists from all over the city, including Ruth Batson, Anna DeFronzo, Moe Gillen, Mel King, Henry Lee, and Paula Oyola. Vrabel tallies the wins and losses of these neighborhood Davids as they took on the Goliaths of the time, including Boston’s mayors. He shows how much of the legacy of that activism remains in Boston today.

Jim Vrabel is a longtime Boston community activist and historian. He is author of When in Boston: A Time Line & Almanac and Homage to Henry: A Dramatization of John Berryman’s "The Dream Songs."

"Although civil rights lawyers occupy a central place in our nation’s history, the nuances of their own position with regard to race, class, and professional stature bear closer examination. In this compelling new book, Mack recreates their individual and collective struggles and the triumphs that defined an era.—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

Representing the Race tells the story of an enduring paradox of American race relations, through the prism of a collective biography of African American lawyers who worked in the era of segregation. Practicing the law and seeking justice for diverse clients, they confronted a tension between their racial identity as black men and women and their professional identity as lawyers. Both blacks and whites demanded that these attorneys stand apart from their racial community as members of the legal fraternity. Yet, at the same time, they were expected to be “authentic”—that is, in sympathy with the black masses. This conundrum, as Kenneth W. Mack shows, continues to reverberate through American politics today.

Mack reorients what we thought we knew about famous figures such as Thurgood Marshall, who rose to prominence by convincing local blacks and prominent whites that he was—as nearly as possible—one of them. But he also introduces a little-known cast of characters to the American racial narrative. These include Loren Miller, the biracial Los Angeles lawyer who, after learning in college that he was black, became a Marxist critic of his fellow black attorneys and ultimately a leading civil rights advocate; and Pauli Murray, a black woman who seemed neither black nor white, neither man nor woman, who helped invent sex discrimination as a category of law. The stories of these lawyers pose the unsettling question: what, ultimately, does it mean to "represent" a minority group in the give-and-take of American law and politics?

Kenneth Mack is Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

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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Oct
1
Author Talk: Wide and Deep by Randy Spencer
Ames Free Library Of Easton, Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30pm
He’s back! Maine’s award winning author, singer and song writer, and Master Fishing Guide, Randy Spencer, has just published his second book,Wide and Deep: Tales and Recollections from a Master Maine Fishing Guide. At its most remote, rural Maine is truly breathtaking in its natural beauty, and Spencer is unrivaled in his ability to capture the experiences of fishing and hunting in some of the most hidden and undisturbed areas in the world. Whether they are stories of joy or of pain, Wide and Deep perfectly describes moments on the water that people wait their entire lives for and spend the rest of their lives remembering.
Free and open to all.
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Oct
1
Bookzilla Book Group
Sharon Public Library, Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30pm
The biggest, baddest book group in town! Please let Danielle know about any food allergies, as snacks will be served. This month's book: Mr. Terupt Falls Again by Rob Buyea. Pick up your copy at the Children's Circulation Desk. Ages 8-11. Pre-registration preferred. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
2
Donal Ryan
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Thursday, October 2 at 00am
Donal Ryan (added from Random House)
Oct
2
Non-Fiction Book Sale
Plainville Public Library, Thursday, October 2 at 01am
During Regular Library Hours, great deals for $1 each. All divided into categories: History, cooking, crafts, religion, self help, medical, sports, animals, education and more! Support the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
2
Sunil S. Amrith, Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants
Center for History and Economics, Thursday, October 2 at 4:15pm
Sunil S. Amrith, Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants

Lecture and signing, Harvard University Joint Center for History and Economics (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
2
Daniel Mendelsohn and William Giraldi discuss Augustus
Porter Square Books, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Daniel Mendelsohn, who wrote the introduction to this new edition of John Williams' award-winning novel Augustus, discusses the book and Williams' body of work with novelist and critic William Giraldi.

In Augustus, the third of his great novels, John Williams took on an entirely new challenge, a historical novel set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire, whose greatness was matched by his brutality. To tell the story, Williams also turned to a genre, the epistolary novel, that was new to him, transforming and transcending it just as he did the western in Butcher’s Crossing and the campus novel in Stoner. Augustus is the final triumph of a writer who has come to be recognized around the world as an American master.

"John Williams re-creates the Roman Empire from the death of Julius Caesar to the last days of Augustus, the machinations of the court, the Senate, and the people, from the sickly boy to the sickly man who almost dies during expeditions to what would seem to be the ruthless ruler. He uses an epistolary, polylogic format, and in the end all these voices, like a collage, meld together around the main character. Monologue becomes action, but action never becomes character. Instead, an image of brutality questions its own origins. Read it in conjunction with Robert Graves’s more flamboyant Claudius and Claudius the God, Hermann Broch’s The Death of Virgil, and Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian." —Harold Augenbraum, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation

Daniel Mendelsohn, the author of the international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, is an award-winning writer, critic and translator. His essays, reviews and articles appear in many publications, most frequently in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and the New York Times Book Review, where he is a columnist for "Bookends." Formerly the weekly book critic for New York magazine, he is presently a Contributing Editor at Travel + Leisure.

William Giraldi teaches at Boston University and is Senior Fiction Editor for AGNI. His nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Georgia Review, Bookforum, Southern Review, The Believer, Kenyon Review, Poets & Writers, Yale Review, The American Scholar, Antioch Review, TriQuarterly, and Salmagundi. His essay on amateur bodybuilding, “Freaky Beasts,” received a Pushcart Prize and was listed among Most Notable Essays in Best American Essays 2010. His essay “The Physics of Speed” was a finalist for a 2011 National Magazine Award. Giraldi lives in Boston with his wife and son.

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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Oct
2
Randy Susan Meyers
Tufts Library, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Randy Susan Meyers is the author of The Comfort of Lies and The Murderer’s Daughters and a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award. Her writing is informed by her work with batterers and victims of domestic violence, as well her experience with youth impacted by street violence. She lives with her husband in Boston, where she teaches writing seminars at the Grub Street Writers’ Center. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Oct
2
Strong Women in Literature
Whitman Public Library, Thursday, October 2 at 7:30pm
Book discussion, always looking for new members. October's selection is: "Paris: A Love Story" by Kati Marton. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
2
Boston in 1919
Somerville Public Library, Thursday, October 2 at 7:30pm
Join us as we welcome Suffolk University professor Patricia A. Reeve, who will give a talk on Boston in 1919, illuminating the historical context of this year's Somerville Reads book, Dark Tide: the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo.
Patricia A. Reeve is an Associate Professor and Director of American Studies at Suffolk University where her research interests include working-class and labor history and the histories of gender, law and medicine. Her recent publications include The 'Bone and Sinew of the Nation': Antebellum Workingmen on Health and Sovereignty, Bodily Subjects: Essays on Gender and Health, 1800 – 2000 (forthcoming); Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea, Symposium: The New Labor History Museum: A Status Report; Labor and Working Class History of the Americas (2012), and "Industrial Disaster, Meaning Making and Reform: Readings of the Collapse of the Pemberton Mills, 1860" in Working Disasters: The Politics of Recognition and Response, (2006). (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Oct
2
The Flint Bookettes
Flint Public Library, Thursday, October 2 at 8pm
Oct
2
Author Talk: Third Rail: An Eddy Harkness Novel (Main)
Concord Free Public Library, Thursday, October 2 at 8:30pm
Author Talks series will host Rory Flynn (pseudonym of novelist, Stona Fitch) on Thursday, October 2, 2014.
Stona will talk about his new book, "Third Rail: An Eddy Harkness Novel". This is a suspense novel "that takes you deep into a gritty world of wronged heroes, corrupt politicians, and sinister kingpins, where your friends can't be trusted, a sleepy town breeds deadly crimes, and nothing ever happens by accident.*"  
Please join us at 7:30 in the Periodical Room, 2nd Floor, at the Concord Free Public Library. Copies of Third Rail will be available for purchase.
*Courtesy of GoodReads (added from Eventkeeper)
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Oct
3
Friday Morning Book Group
Lincoln Public Library, Friday, October 3 at 10:30am
Coffee at 9:30 meeting at 10:00 This session will will discuss Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
copies in various formats available at the front desk 2 weeks prior to meeting (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
3
Storytime with Michael Muller and Mirabelle
Porter Square Books, Friday, October 3 at 11am
Join the star of the Mirabelle books for a special storytime event!

Michael Muller is a photographer, collage artist, and proprietor of the Mirabelle line of greeting cards. He and Mirabelle, a real Boston terrier, began their lives together in 2006. They live in Washington, D.C., and online at adventuresofmirabelle.com.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Oct
3
TWO YEAR OLD STORY TIME--Meeting Room
Acton Memorial Library, Friday, October 3 at 11am
Pre-registration required. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
3
Just Think/Write Now
Flint Public Library, Friday, October 3 at 11:30am
Create the life you want through setting goals, positive thinking and purposeful journaling. This group explores the latest scientific discoveries about the brain and how it works, emotional well-being, and health as well as ancient philosophies about the nature of consciousness and the human experience. Self reflection and journal work enhance the group discussions. This month we will be talking about the practice of consciously living in the present moment. We will be using the book, "Seven Lessons in Conscious Living" by Eugene Roy Davis. You do not have to read the book to enjoy the group. You are also welcome to read anything that catches your attention on the the idea of living in the present moment. Sharing insights or personal experiences with the group is encouraged. Please join us! (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Oct
3
Creepy Carrots
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Peabody, Friday, October 3 at 7pm
Creepy Carrots! by Aaron Reynolds, Peter Brown (Illustrator)

Storytime Join us tonight as we read Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots and eats them all the time, until it seems the vegetables are starting to follow him! Are the carrots out to get Jasper, or is it just his imagination? (added from Barnes & Noble)
Oct
4
Non-Fiction Book Sale
Plainville Public Library, Saturday, October 4 at 01am
During Regular Library Hours, great deals for $1 each. All divided into categories: History, cooking, crafts, religion, self help, medical, sports, animals, education and more! Support the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. 12noon - 2pm TODAY ONLY BAG SALE $5 - We provide the Bag, you fill it for $5. Pack well. (added from Eventkeeper)
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