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Little Libraries

There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
Knafel Building, Concourse Level, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Lame Duck Books (0.3 miles)
12 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
25 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
311 Sever Hall, Boston, MA 02138
32 Quincy St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-3802
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
1 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
34 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Book Store (0.3 miles)
1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
6 Plympton Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Pusey Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Science Center, Third Floor, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Science Center Room 250, One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Science Center 1 Oxford Street, Room 318, Cambridge, MA 02138-2901
Science Center, 7th Floor, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
1350 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 573, Cambridge, MA 02138
1805 Cambridge St., Harvard University North Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
12 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Local events

Jul
24
Marbleizing Paper
Woburn Public Library, Thursday, July 24 at 11:30am
Learn how to create a marbleized look using acrylic paints and a special solution to use for journal covers, pictures, bookmarks, and more. Ages 5+ (added from Eventkeeper)
Jul
24
Teen Program: Flip Books & Animated Drawings
Thayer Public Library, Thursday, July 24 at 4pm
Learn how to make basic animations using just paper and pencil. We'll start out creating our own flipbook stories, and then explore two other ways to animate your drawings and make them come to life.
For teens ages 12-17. Registration Required. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jul
24
Celeste Ng
Brookline Booksmith, Thursday, July 24 at unknown time
Jul
24
Livia Blackburne, Midnight Thief
Porter Square Books, Thursday, July 24 at 7pm
Celebrate the launch of a new YA fantasy series from debut author Livia Blackburne!

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival — and vengeance — might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives. In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner — and danger is a way of life.

Livia Blackburne has a PhD in neuroscience from MIT, where she conducted research on the neural correlates of reading. She still blogs on the intersection of writing and brain science. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband. This is her debut novel.

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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Jul
25
Teen Summer Read-Outs
Ames Free Library Of Easton, Friday, July 25 at 11am
Too many distractions at home to even think about your summer reading list?  Bring your books and your favorite beach towel or lawn chair and enjoy relaxing on the Queset lawn. 
No need to register - just stop by and read! (added from Eventkeeper)
Jul
25
Ball Park Mysteries Book Club, ages 6-10
Hanson Public Library, Friday, July 25 at 4pm
Baseball fans will delight in "The Fenway Foulup" chapter book. Join your friends for this weekly bookclub. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jul
25
Roger Roffman, Marijuana Nation
Porter Square Books, Friday, July 25 at 7pm
"When it comes to the war on marijuana, it’s easy to be passionately pro or con. Roger Roffman goes much deeper. For 40 years he’s been passionate about actually understanding America’s fascinating and painful relationship with this drug and what policy is best for our society when it comes to pot. In Marijuana Nation, Roger shares a unique perspective from the trenches of Vietnam to the halls of academia to the eventual legalization of pot in two states. The story he tells is a page-turner for anyone curious about the social and historical context of America’s war on pot." – Rick Steves

Roger Roffman first discovered marijuana while serving as a US Army officer in Vietnam. From these seemingly innocuous beginnings, Roffman has been fascinated by marijuana, as a researcher, scholar, therapist, activist, and user. Ever since America's youth first marched in opposition to the war in Vietnam, pot's popularity has periodically ebbed and surged. Calls for greater, fewer, or no marijuana penalties also have swung on their own pendulum. From lobbying in Washington, to talking to doctors and nurses in oncology wards, and watching his brother struggle with addiction, Roffman has experienced the layered and complex relationship Americans have with marijuana first-hand.

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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Jul
26
Star Wars X-Wing Regional Tournament
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, July 26 at 11am
Regionals!

Join us for the official X-Wing 2014 Regional tournament!

Start Time: 11 am

Registration starts: 10 am

Entry Fee: $10

Format: Swiss rounds based on attendance, dinner break, cut to elimination rounds based on attendance.

Prizes: Top 64, top 8, top 4, and winner prizes as standard for X-Wing regionals, plus store credit based on attendance.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jul
27
Family Film
Memorial Hall Library, Sunday, July 27 at 3pm
Bring your popcorn and a covered drink and watch a family friendly film in the Activity Room. Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Books related to the theme of the movie will be available for check out. Families welcome! (added from Eventkeeper)
Jul
28
Mini Book Sale - Suspense & YA
Plainville Public Library, Monday, July 28 at 01am
During regular Library hours - Suspense and Young Adult books will be for sale in the conference room. $1 for hardcovers and trade paperbacks. 50 cents for mass market paperbacks. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jul
28
Section Managers Training
Marlborough Public Library, Monday, July 28 at 11:30am
Enjoy keeping things in order? Interested in making spaces look visually pleasing?  Become a Section Manger and help put books in order, add genre stickers to book spines, and find missing books in series!  Register for one of four training sessions and then pick your shifts for when you are available in July and August!  Training runs on Mondays: July 7, 14, 28 and August 4, 10:30-11:30am Note: you only need to attend just ONE training.  They are held in the Teen Room, which is downstairs, right before the Children's Room.  Open only to grades 6-12. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Jul
28
Brigid Pasulka in Conversation with Julia Glass
Porter Square Books, Monday, July 28 at 7pm
This is a wondrous novel that radiates with poignant, witty insights on love, loss, loyalty, and sacrifice. Pasulka's sharp, engaging prose transports readers to a seaside Italian village and immerses them in community gossip, family dramas, and personal discoveries spurred by an obsession with soccer. It is a delightfully consuming story that will leave readers satiated and smiling. -- Anderson McKean, Page & Palette, Fairhope, AL

"How in the world did I just lose my heart to the entire village of San Benedetto, to its butchers and playboys and slackers and, most of all, its large population of swaggering elderly (mea culpa) soccer fans? Or maybe the question is this: How can a story about unbearable grief be so funny, so bawdy, so vibrant with the earthy joys of ordinary life? To that one, I know the answer: when it is told by someone with the uncommon wit of the fearless, tender, wise Brigid Pasulka. The Sun and Other Stars is, as its title promises, a wondrous and radiant novel." -- Julia Glass

Brigid Pasulka spent the summer of 1998 as an au pair for a family in Alassio, Italy, where she was first introduced to small town Riviera life, the Italian obsession with soccer, and the butcher shop that features in her second novel, The Sun and Other Stars. Her debut novel, A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True, won the 2010 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Pasulka currently lives in Chicago with her husband and runs the writing center at a public high school. Visit her website at BrigidPasulka.com.

Julia Glass is the author of Three Junes, winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction; The Whole World Over; I See You Everywhere, winner of the 2009 Binghamton University John Gardner Book Award; and The Widower’s Tale. Her essays have been widely anthologized. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Glass also teaches fiction writing, most frequently at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She lives with her family in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

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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Jul
28
Banned Book Club
Whitman Public Library, Monday, July 28 at 7:30pm
Celebrate your Freedom to Read by reading a banned book! This month's selection is Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. All are welcome and no registration is required. If you would like to place the book on hold please call the circulation desk at 781-447-7613. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jul
29
Preschool Storytime
Somerville Public Library - West Branch, Tuesday, July 29 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)
Jul
29
Rebecca Gordon, Mainstreaming Torture
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, July 29 at 7pm
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reopened what many people in America had long assumed was a settled ethical question: Is torture ever morally permissible? Within days, some began to suggest that, in these new circumstances, the new answer was "yes." Rebecca Gordon argues that September 11 did not, as some have said, "change everything," and that institutionalized state torture remains as wrong today as it was on the day before those terrible attacks. Furthermore, U.S. practices during the "war on terror" are rooted in a history that began long before September 11, a history that includes both support for torture regimes abroad and the use of torture in American jails and prisons.

Rebecca Gordon received her B.A. from Reed College and her M.Div. and Ph.D. in Ethics and Social Theory from Graduate Theological Union. She teaches in the Philosophy department at the University of San Francisco and for the university’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. Previous publications include Letters From Nicaragua and Cruel and Usual: How Welfare "Reform" Punishes Poor People .

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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Jul
29
TFL FRIENDS BOOK GROUP
Turner Free Library, Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30pm
Join your FRIENDS to discuss this month's selection "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Questions?  Are you interested in joing this book goup?  Please contact Lorraine Simon. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jul
30
Amy Bloom
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, July 30 at 00am
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
30
New England Authors Expo
Danversport Yacht Club, Wednesday, July 30 at 4pm
The Expo will consist of numerous New England authors, illustrators, publishers, associated businesses and sponsors. This event is free and open to the public. M. P. Barker a difficult boy mending horses (mpbarker)
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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