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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, 7th Floor, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Science Center 1 Oxford Street, Room 318, Cambridge, MA 02138-2901
Science Center Room 250, One 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

Jan
26
Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Purdy, Serpents in the Cold
Porter Square Books, Monday, January 26 at 7pm
“Like Sara Gran's Dope, Serpents in the Cold lovingly revisits the hardboiled noir. From the dives of Dorchester to the Locke-Ober Café, John Garfield and Richard Widmark would feel right at home in O'Malley and Purdy's bygone, fallen Boston.” -- Stewart O’Nan, author of West of Sunset

Post-war Boston is down on its luck and looking for change. A year after the Brinks Robbery—the largest robbery in the history of the United States—Boston is known more for its seedy underbelly than for its rich, historical past. The winter of 1951 is the worst in recent memory, and the Bruins are suffering another losing season.

Like the city itself, lifelong residents Cal O'Brien and Dante Cooper are struggling to find their identities after World War II. Cal has built a mildly promising life for himself as an employee of a company providing private security, whether to an honorable businessman who needs a nightwatchman or to an Irish mafioso who needs to have someone’s legs broken. Dante is everything Cal is not. A heroin addict trying and failing to stay clean, Dante feels the call to do good after he discovers that his sister-in-law was the latest victim of a serial killer targeting disadvantaged women.

Woefully unqualified, but determined to help, Cal and Dante take it upon themselves to track the killer—but their daunting quest takes on dangerous consequences when the trail leads them to the highest ranks of city government. There are a few well-placed men who don't want Cal and Dante to solve this case.

An absorbing mixture of history and suspense, told with a meticulous eye for detail and character, Serpents in the Cold is a moving exploration about two men battling for second chances.

Thomas O'Malley was raised in Ireland and England. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and currently teaches on the faculty of creative writing at Dartmouth College. He is the author of the novels In the Province of Saints and This Magnificent Desolation. He lives in the Boston area.

Douglas Graham Purdy grew up in the Boston area. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston and currently works in Film & Media Studies at MIT. This is his first 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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Jan
26
Mystery Monday
Lincoln Public Library, Monday, January 26 at 7pm
The Child's Child by Barbara Vine. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
27
James Scott will be promoting The Kept
Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, January 27 at 7pm
James Scott will be promoting The Kept (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
27
Daniel Williman & Karen Corsano, John Singer Sargent and His Muse
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, January 27 at 7pm
This sensitive and compelling biography sheds new light on John Singer Sargent’s art through an intimate history of his family. Karen Corsano and Daniel Williman focus especially on his niece and muse, Rose-Marie Ormond, telling her story for the first time.

In a score of paintings created between 1906 and 1912, John Singer Sargent documented the idyllic teenage summers of Rose-Marie and his own deepening affection for her serene beauty and good-hearted, candid charm. Rose-Marie married Robert, the only son of André Michel, the foremost art historian of his day, who had known Sargent and reviewed his paintings in the Paris Salons of the 1880s. Robert was a promising historian as well, until the Great War claimed him first as an infantry sergeant, then a victim, in 1914. His widow Rose-Marie served as a nurse in a rehabilitation hospital for blinded French soldiers until she too was killed, crushed under a bombed church vault, in 1918. Sargent expressed his grief, as he expressed all his emotions, on canvas: He painted ruined French churches and, in Gassed, blinded soldiers; he made his last murals for the Boston Public Library a cryptic memorial to Rose-Marie and her beloved Robert.

Braiding together the lives and families of Rose-Marie, Robert, and John Sargent, the book spans their many worlds—Paris, the Alps, London, the Soissons front, and Boston. Drawing on a rich trove of letters, diaries, and journals, this beautifully illustrated history brings Sargent and his times to vivid life.

Daniel Williman and Karen Corsano are historians who have collaborated on studies of the Latin archives of the Middle Ages. Now they have turned their attention to a more contemporary subject, whose secrets they have uncovered in archives and eyewitness journals and letters.

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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Jan
27
Hingham Public Library Book Discussion-The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
Hingham Public Library, Tuesday, January 27 at 7:30pm
Book Selection: The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
New participants are always welcome. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
28
Helene Wecker will be promoting The Golem and the Jinni
Hadassah Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University, Wednesday, January 28 at 09:30am
Helene Wecker will be promoting The Golem and the Jinni (added from HarperCollins)
Jan
28
Great Books Discussion Group
Hingham Public Library, Wednesday, January 28 at 10:15am
Jan
28
Evening Book Group
Rockland Memorial Library, Wednesday, January 28 at 7pm
Tonight we will be discussing Maine: a novel by J. Courtney Sullivan. All are welcome.Light refreshments will be served. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
28
Alexandra Fuller, Leaving Before the Rains Come
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, January 28 at 7pm
The author of Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness and Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight returns with a new memoir.

A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller’s own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally confronts the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. A breathtaking achievement, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a memoir of such grace and intelligence, filled with such wit and courage, that it could only have been written by Alexandra Fuller.

Leaving Before the Rains Come begins with the dreadful first years of the American financial crisis when Fuller’s delicate balance—between American pragmatism and African fatalism, the linchpin of her unorthodox marriage—irrevocably fails. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia—elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day—Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller soon realizes what is missing from her life is something that was always there: the brash and uncompromising ways of her father, the man who warned his daughter that "the problem with most people is that they want to be alive for as long as possible without having any idea whatsoever how to live." Fuller’s father—"Tim Fuller of No Fixed Abode" as he first introduced himself to his future wife—was a man who regretted nothing and wanted less, even after fighting harder and losing more than most men could bear.

Leaving Before the Rains Come showcases Fuller at the peak of her abilities, threading panoramic vistas with her deepest revelations as a fully grown woman and mother. Fuller reveals how, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves. An unforgettable book, Leaving Before the Rains Come is a story of sorrow grounded in the tragic grandeur and rueful joy only to be found in Fuller’s Africa.

Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972, she moved with her family to a farm in southern Africa. She lived in Africa until her midtwenties. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming. She has three children.

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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Jan
29
The Role of Islam in the Politics of the Middle East: Let's think together.
Hingham Public Library, Thursday, January 29 at 3pm
Is there a fundamental clash of values between Islam and the West? Can an Islamic government be democratic? What are we to make of ISIS? These are some of the questions to be considered in a six session discussion group, meeting weekly from January 15 to March 5. Topics, in reading assignments of approximately 35-40 pages, will include the origins and growth of Islam, its interaction with the West, and recent political developments in a few specific countries.
Discussion will be facilitated by historian Andy Hertig.
Thank you for your interest, this class is now full. Questions?? 781-741-1405 x1404. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Jan
29
Into the Words . . . Writing Workshop for 18+
Storybook Cove, Thursday, January 29 at 6:30pm
Into the Words . . . A Writing Workshop for Adults (Ages 18+) Four 2-hour sessions (January 15, 22, 29, February 5) Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM Sign up for one, two, three or all four sessions $20 per session

Workshop facilitator: Andrea Lovett who has been leading workshops for 20+ years and has been a member of Storyteller Jay O'Callahan's Writer's Worshop "Spoken Voices" for 15+ years.

Call 781-826-6060 or email jbcove@bibeau.us by January 13 to sign up.

Location: Street: Storybook Cove Event Room Additional: Hanover Mall - 1775 Washington Street City: Hanover, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02339 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
29
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Newtonville Books, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Jan
29
Michael Ignatieff, Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics
Harvard Book Store, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Michael Ignatieff, Fire and ashes: Success and Failure in Politics

Discussion and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Jan
29
Thursday, January 29 at 7pm - John Vaillant, "The Jaguar's Children"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
Join us on Thursday, January 29 at 7pm, when John Vaillant returns to the bookshop to read from, take Q&A, and sign his new novel, The Jaguar's Children.

John Vaillant's work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Atlantic, National Geographic, and Outside, among other magazines. His two previous, award-winning books, The Tiger and The Golden Spruce, were international bestsellers.

Location: Street: 65 Main Street City: Concord, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01742-2503 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Jan
29
Mary Lundquist, Cat & Bunny
Porter Square Books, Thursday, January 29 at 7pm
From the heartwarming text to the adorable illustrations of little kids dressed as animals, there's so much to love about Mary Lundquist's debut picture book, Cat & Bunny. Cat and Bunny. Bunny and Cat.

It's always been just the two of them -- daydreaming, having adventures, playing their special game. Until the day someone else asks, "Can I play?"

Mary Lundquist captures all the charm and magic of first friendship in her winning debut picture book.

Mary Lundquist grew up in Massachusetts and is the youngest of seven children. She graduated with a BFA from Mass College of Art and Design in Boston in 2008 and moved with her husband to England for three years. They now live with their son Calvin in Los Angeles where they enjoy the endless sunshine and visit the beach almost every week.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jan
31
Islamic World Studies Group
Hingham Public Library, Saturday, January 31 at 10:30am
Class to be lead by Andy Hertig. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
31
Game of Thrones Store Championship
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, January 31 at 12pm
Winter is coming, and with it Pandemonium's Game of Thrones LCG Store Championship! Battle for the Iron Throne, the glory of your house, and the prizes in the official FFG Winter OP kit and Store Championship kits. Additional store credit may be available based on attendance.

Entry is $10. Iron Price not an acceptable alternative. Event begins promptly at noon, doors open for registration at 10am.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Feb
1
Robert M. Thorson, Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science
Harvard Museum of Natural History, Sunday, February 1 at 2pm
Robert M. Thorson, Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science

Lecture, “Discovering Thoreau the Geologist,” Harvard Museum of Natural History (added from Harvard University Press)
Feb
1
Sunday, February 1 at 3pm - Heather Webb, "Rodin's Lover"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, February 1 at 3pm
Join us on February 1 at 3pm, when historic fiction author Heather Webb returns to the bookshop. Ms. Webb will read from, take Q&A, and sign copies of her new novel, Rodin's lover.

Heather Webb is a former French teacher and a member of the Historical Novel Society. She is the author of Becoming Josephine, and lives with her family in Connecticut.

Location: Street: 65 Main Street City: Concord, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01742-2503 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Feb
2
The Roundtable at Porter Square Books: Journal of the Month
Porter Square Books, Monday, February 2 at 7pm
Join Porter Square Books for a monthly reading series curated by Boston area literary magazines and journals.

This month's event is hosted by Journal of the Month.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Feb
3
Martha McManamy, The Big Trip
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm
Taking a year off from the rat race is an idle dream for many, but the McManamy family, including their three teenagers, decided to make it happen. The Big Trip: A Family Gap Year tells how they put high school, college and work on hold while they learned Spanish in Spain and volunteered in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Kenya. Choosing home stays and local transportation over hotels and rental cars, they undertook a deeply immersive journey of "slow travel," living simply and experiencing life as the locals do. The teenagers contributed their own creative poems and stories to The Big Trip. A vivid account full of adventures and lively observations, the story also offers a template for anyone yearning to undertake an intellectual, emotional and spiritual journey of discovery. It is possible for families to take a Big Trip and enrich their lives without breaking the bank, losing a job, or falling behind in school. This compelling travel memoir motivates us all to follow even the wildest of our dreams.

Martha McManamy is a multi-lingual Quaker activist with a serious travel bug and a desire to make a difference in this troubled world. She planned and carried out the Big Trip, bringing to life a long-held dream. Martha lives with her husband and children in Newburyport, 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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Feb
3
Isabel Allende will be promoting Ripper
Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, February 3 at 7pm
Isabel Allende will be promoting Ripper (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
4
Cokie Roberts will be promoting Founding Mothers
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, February 4 at 4:30pm
Cokie Roberts will be promoting Founding Mothers (added from HarperCollins)
Feb
4
Ian Bostridge
The Brattle Theatre, Wednesday, February 4 at 7pm
Ian Bostridge (Schubert's Winter Journey)

Ian Bostridge performs regularly throughout Europe, North America and the Far East to outstanding critical acclaim. He read Modern History at Oxford and received a D.Phil in 1990. He is the author ofWitchcraft and Its Transformations c.1650-c.1750 and A Singer's Notebook. He is Humanitas Professor of Music at the University of Oxford and a regular contributor to The Guardian and the TLS. He is married to the writer and critic Lucasta Miller. They live in London with their two children. (added from Random House)… (more)
Feb
5
Richard S. Dunn, A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia
Richard S. Dunn, A tale of two plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia

Lecture, discussion, and signing, Harvard University, sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research (added from Harvard University Press)
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