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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
27
Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Dracut]
Parker Memorial Library, Tuesday, September 27 at 10:45am
The Northeastern Readers' Advisory Round Table reads Emerging World Literature
Benchmark: Everyone reads both Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wonderful Life of Oscar Wao & Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah
We are approaching this genre as a subset of Literary Fiction with an emphasis on Emerging Nations' point of view.  So authors or characters are not  from the United States, Great Britain or Eastern Europe unless it is about how it feels to be trying to find oneself's identity in these countries through the immigrant experience. The list of books and the notes on what we learned in our discussions can be found on our blog.
Please read a 3rd title in the Emergign World Literature -look on the RA RT blog: for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.
Appeal to be read for September 2016 meeting: Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about frame, character, and tone.
Meeting every other month, the NE RA RT reads from one genre--and then discusses the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. They cover a different genre every meeting, allowing each of the participants to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, as well as an initiation to broad genre categories. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capicity as readers' advisors.  The discussion leaders are Leane Ellis (ellis@noblenet.org) and Nanci Milone Hill (nhill@mvlc.org). (added from Eventkeeper)
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Sep
27
3rd Grade Book Club
Stevens Memorial Library, Tuesday, September 27 at 4:30pm
A book group for those in 3rd grade.
Help choose the next book to read. Signup in the Children's Room to get a copy of each month's book selection. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
28
Morning Book Group
Flint Memorial Library, Wednesday, September 28 at 11am
We will be discussing The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. All are welcome to attend. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
28
Life is Good: Brown Bag Book Discussion
Topsfield Public Library, Wednesday, September 28 at 1pm
Our first discussion of this year'sCommunity Read title, Life is Good: The Book.  Desserts and soft drinks will be provided by the library.  Bring your own bagged lunch! (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
28
Mystery Book Club
Whitman Public Library, Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30pm
A Test of Wills by Charles Todd (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
29
ESL: 'Lizzie Bright' Study Group
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, Thursday, September 29 at 1pm
Anyone learning or mastering English as a second language is welcome to join Library Director Jan Dempsey as we read through our community read book: Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. The group meets four times, registration is requested, copies of the book will be available. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
29
Jack Hamilton, Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination
The Harvard Coop, Thursday, September 29 at 7pm
Jack Hamilton, Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination

Speaking and signing, Harvard Coop (added from Harvard University Press)
Sep
29
Ted Reinstein Book Talk - Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds
Boyden Library, Thursday, September 29 at 7:30pm
Ted Reinstein Book Talk - Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
29
AUTHOR TALK:TOM BATOR
Weston Public Library, Thursday, September 29 at 8pm
Join Weston resident and town Trust Commissioner Tom Bator as he discusses his new book, The Boston Trustee, a new financial and legal history volume of interest toanyone seeking to understand trusts and the role of trustees, the evolution of Boston as a financial and regional hub, and the convergence of money and financial control centered in a few powerful members of Boston Brahmin society. The Boston Trustee tells the story of a unique Boston institution – men and women who serve as individual professional trustees and are known universally as “Boston Trustees.” To understand the Boston Trustees is in large part to understand what makes Boston and the Boston Brahmins exceptional.
Tom Bator is a partner in the private trustee office of Nichols & Pratt, LLP and is a member of that Firm’s investment committee and management committee. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He was the Secretary for the Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code committee and the Massachusetts Prudent Investor Act committee. He is a past co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's Estate Planning committee. An elected Commissioner of Trust funds for the Town of Weston, he has obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Harvard University.
Please join us in the Community Room for this event. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Sep
29
Evening Book Group
Fiske Public Library, Thursday, September 29 at 8pm
BOOK : Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desi
What does family tradition mean to you?
Join us for the Fall sessions of our Evening Book Discussion. Our first book is a cultural shift to South Asia and a tale of family assimilation and migration. How does any family reconcile past and present? A Man Booker prize winning novel by Indian author Kiran Desai.
Copies are available at the circulation desk.
Facilitator : Claire Mauro (added from Eventkeeper)
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Sep
29
Read It & Eat It : A Cookbook Discussion Group
Norfolk Public Library, Thursday, September 29 at 8pm
Join NPL staff and others who share a passion for cookbooks to discuss and sample the fares of some today's more celebrated cookbook titles. Copies of the selected title(s) will be available for checkout at the circulation desk weeks prior to the discussion. After we have all had a chance to peruse and perhaps sample some of the recipes at home, we will meet in the library to share our thoughts and samplings prepared from the selected title(s). Although, bringing a prepared dish is not required, it is encouraged. Registration is required. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Sep
30
Staff Book Discussion Group
Morrill Memorial Library, Friday, September 30 at 10am
Sep
30
Friday Morning Book Group
Lincoln Public Library, Friday, September 30 at 10:30am
Lincoln's oldest book group. This year's theme is Sports : Game On.
This meeting's selection is Bliss Remembered by Frank DeFord. Copies in various formats available 2 weeks prior to meeting at front desk (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
30
Friday Morning Book Group
Westwood Public Library, Friday, September 30 at 11am
Sep
30
Babes n Books
Morrill Memorial Library, Friday, September 30 at 11:30am
Sep
30
High School Book Club
Ipswich Public Library, Friday, September 30 at 5pm
A book club for high schoolers who love to read and talk about books!
Book Club will meet in the Teen Scene Room. The selected book is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Copies are now available for check out on the Adult Holds Shelf on the main floor of the library.
Registration is required. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
1
Scene Readings for Upcoming Production, Mrs Packard
Weston Public Library, Saturday, October 1 at 3pm
Join actors from Bridge Repertory Theater and Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company for a reading of select scenes from their upcoming co-production of Emily Mann’s Mrs. Packard, followed by a Q&A to discuss this fascinating, true, American story.
Featuring: Olivia D'Ambrosio*, Robbie McCauley*, Ryan Winkles*, and Veronica Anastasio Wiseman.
*Indicates Member, Actors' Equity Association
Synopsis of Mrs. Packard: Illinois, 1861. Proclaimed insane, Elizabeth Packard is committed by her husband to an asylum. Inspired by true events, Emily Mann’s stunning American drama chronicles one woman’s struggle to fight for her life and, in the process, right a system gone wrong.
Sponsored by the Friends of Weston Library (added from Eventkeeper)
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Oct
1
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Longfellow National Historic Site, Saturday, October 1 at 6:30pm
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Speaking at Longfellow House National Historic Site (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
2
Wendy Garling presents "The Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha's Life"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, October 2 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, October 2 at 3pm, when Concord-based author Wenday Garling presents her new book, "Stars at Dawn."

This is a contemporary and provocative examination of the life of the Buddha highlighting the influence of women from his journey to awakening through his teaching career—based on overlooked or neglected stories from ancient source material.

In this retelling of the ancient legends of the women in the Buddha’s intimate circle, lesser-known stories from Sanskrit and Pali sources are for the first time woven into an illuminating, coherent narrative that follows his life from his birth to his parinirvana or death. Interspersed with original insights, fresh interpretations, and bold challenges to the status quo, the stories are both entertaining and thought-provoking—some may even appear controversial. Focusing first on laywomen from the time before the Buddha’s enlightenment—his birth mother and stepmother, his co-wives, and members of his harem when he was known as Prince Siddhartha—then moving on to the Buddha’s first female disciples, early nuns, and to female patrons, Wendy Garling invites us to open our minds to a new understanding of their roles. (TooFondOfBooks)… (more)
Oct
7
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Porter Square Books, Friday, October 7 at 7pm
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Talk and signing, Porter Square Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
15
Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency
Boston Book Festival 2016 [Fall], Saturday, October 15 at 3:45pm
Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency

Speaking and signing, Boston Book Festival (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
15
Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
Boston Book Festival 2016 [Fall], Saturday, October 15 at unknown time
Elizabeth Hinton, From the war on poverty to the war on crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Panelist (signing to follow), Boston Book Festival (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
16
Linda Booth Sweeney presents "The Climate Change Playbook"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, October 16 at 3pm
The simple, interactive exercises in "The Climate Change Playbook" can help citizens better understand climate change, diagnose its causes, anticipate its future consequences, and effect constructive change.

Advocates and teachers often find it difficult to communicate the complexities of climate change, because the people they are trying to reach hold so many mistaken assumptions. They assume, for example, that when climate change becomes an obvious threat to our everyday lives, there will still be time enough to make changes that will avoid disaster. Yet at that point it will be too late. Or they assume we can use our current paradigms and policy tools to find solutions. Yet the approaches that caused damage in the first place will cause even more damage in the future.

Even the increasingly dire warnings from scientists haven’t shaken such assumptions. Is there another way to reach people?

Adapted from "The Systems Thinking Playbook," the twenty-two games are now specifically relevant to climate-change communications and crafted for use by experts, advocates, and educators. Illustrated guidelines walk leaders through setting each game up, facilitating it, and debriefing participants. Users will find games that are suitable for a variety of audiences—whether large and seated, as in a conference room, or smaller and mobile, as in a workshop, seminar, or meeting. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Oct
20
Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy, and other works
Knafel Center, Thursday, October 20 at 4:15pm
Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, An inquiry into modes of existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, Politics of nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy, and other works

Lecture, “On Not Joining the Dots: Land… Earth… Globe… Gaia,” (2016 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence), cosponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University (added from Harvard University Press)… (more)
Oct
23
Author Confidential Auction!
Bacon Free Library, Sunday, October 23 at 8pm
Bacon Free Library Announces 'Author Confidential’ Auction
Best Selling Authors to Answer Three Questions from Winning Bidders
#askyour3

Have you ever finished a book only to find yourself full of questions? What inspired the story? Did the husband do it? Is she going to live? Will there be a sequel? Now’s your chance to find out!

This fall the Bacon Free Library in Natick, Massachusetts is inviting the public to bid on the opportunity to ask more than 75 best-selling and award-winning authors three (3) questions. The highest bidders will have the chance to ask authors, whose works range from mystery/thrillers to literary fiction, historical fiction to children’s literature, romance to nonfiction, about anything regarding the author’s work or writing process. Winning bidders will receive a signed, keepsake letter written by the author with their responses by mail.

The online auction will take place on eBay from Sunday, October 23, 2016 8pm through Sunday, October 30, 2016 8pm EST. Starting bids range from $50-$75.

Authors participating in the Library’s ‘Author Confidential Auction’ are some of the most beloved, diverse and prolific in current literature. They are known for popular and familiar titles such as Fates and Furies, The Perfect Storm, The Giver, The Heart of the Sea, Presumed Innocent and A Thousand Acres. Many of their works have been adapted as major motion pictures and television shows.

An interactive list of participating authors is available at

http://baconfreelibrary.org/gallery-of-authors/

and includes Lee Child, Nora Roberts, Bill Bryson, Diana Gabaldon, Jeff Kinney, JoJo Moyes, Dave Eggers, Laura Hillenbrand, Andy Weir, Peter H. Reynolds among many other notable writers.

Additional details and information on bidding rules are available at

http://baconfreelibrary.org/faqs/ (caleighkeating)
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Event location: ONLINE! You can bid in your pajamas!
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