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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

Nov
20
Ha Jin
Newtonville Books, Thursday, November 20 at 7pm
Ha Jin (A Free Life, A Good Fall, In the pond, Ocean of Words, The Bridegroom, The Crazed, Waiting, War trash, Nanjing Requiem, A Map of Betrayal, Alive)

Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 to attend Brandeis University. He is the author of six novels, four story collections, three volumes of poetry, and a book of essays. He has received the National Book Award, two PEN/Faulkner Awards, the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award, the Asian American Literary Award, and the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. In 2014 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Ha Jin lives in the Boston area and is a professor of English at Boston University.Ha Jin is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com). (added from Random House)… (more)
Nov
20
Thomas Forrest Kelly, Capturing Music
Porter Square Books, Thursday, November 20 at 7pm
In today's digital landscape, we have the luxury of experiencing music anytime, anywhere. But before this instant accessibility and dizzying array of formats before CDs, the eight-track tape, the radio, and the turntable there was only one recording technology: music notation. It allowed singers and soloists to travel across great distances and perform their work with stunning fidelity, a feat that we now very much take for granted.

Thomas Forrest Kelly transports us to the lively and complex world of monks and monasteries, of a dove singing holy chants into the ear of a saint, and of bustling activity in the Cathedral of Notre Dame an era when the only way to share even the simplest song was to learn it by rote, church to church and person to person. With clarity and a sense of wonder, Kelly tells a story that spans five hundred years, leading us on a journey through medieval Europe and showing how we learned to keep track of rhythm, melody, and precise pitch with a degree of accuracy previously unimagined.

Kelly reveals the technological advances that led us to the system of notation we use today, placing each step of its evolution in its cultural and intellectual context. Companion recordings by the renowned Blue Heron ensemble are paired with vibrant illuminated manuscripts, bringing the art to life and allowing readers to experience something of the marvel that medieval writers must have felt when they figured out how to capture music for all time.

Thomas Forrest Kelly is professor of music at Harvard University. He studied musicology and chant on a Fulbright in France, and he has taught at Wellesley, Smith, Amherst, and Oberlin Colleges. His previous books include First Nights: Five Musical Premieres and First Nights at the Opera. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Nov
21
Jay Michaelson
Temple Israel - Beit Midrash - Library, Friday, November 21 at 6pm
Jay Michaelson (God vs. Gay?) (added from Random House)
Nov
21
Kathryn Davis & J. Robert Lennon
Porter Square Books, Friday, November 21 at 7pm
"Beautiful, mysterious, and philosophical, with a voice for landscape as lush as any Romantic, Davis has written one of my favorite books of the year. A novel that bends physics, warps time, and stretches myths, Duplex is a wise exploration of the passage of life into death. And there are robots. And a sorcerer. And at least one apocalypse. Maybe four." -- Josh, staff pick

On what seems like a fairly ordinary suburban street, the familiar resides with the unusual. A young girl falls in love with the boy next door, a kind teacher walks her dachshund down the sidewalk, a young man works toward a career in professional baseball, a family of robots prepare for their daughter’s first day of school, and a sorcerer speeds his flashy car down the street and zaps souls in exchange for making dreams come true. In the tradition of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go and Heidi Julavits’s The Vanishers, Duplex seamlessly blends elements of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and fairy tale, to deliver a truly unforgettable novel.

Kathryn Davis is the author of six novels. She has received the Kafka Prize, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Lannan Foundation Literary Award. She teaches at Washington University, and lives in Vermont and St. Louis, Missouri.

"Little stories with huge impact -- try reading them out loud to a friend and you will be laughing or gasping and always wanting more. They are short but not always sweet. They are sly, amusing, and moving. 'Fingers' is shocking, 'Directions' is quite funny, and 'Kiss' is almost sweet. All are very addicting, and a pleasure to read." -- Megan, staff pick for J. Robert Lennon's Pieces for the Left Hand

"I guess the things that scare you are the things that are almost normal," observes one narrator in this collection of effervescent and often uncanny stories. Drawing on fifteen years of work, See You in Paradise is the fullest expression yet of J. Robert Lennon’s distinctive and brilliantly comic take on the pathos and surreality at the heart of American life. In Lennon's America, a portal to another universe can be discovered with surprising nonchalance in a suburban backyard, adoption almost reaches the level of blood sport, and old pals return from the dead to steal your girlfriend.

J. Robert Lennon is the author of seven novels, including Familiar, Castle, and Mailman, and a story collection, Pieces for the Left Hand. His fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, Playboy, and The New Yorker. He lives in Ithaca, New York, where he teaches writing at Cornell University.

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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Nov
22
Boston, Spirit of Place: Cape Ann to Cape Cod
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Walpole, Saturday, November 22 at 11am
Boston, Spirit of Place by John McQuarrie

Special Event In this richly illustrated title, the reader is treated to a visual feast of over 250 images, many of which are arranged alongside historic illustrations. John McQuarrie has put together the ultimate coffee table book tribute to Boston. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Nov
22
Vintage $1k Tournament
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, November 22 at 11am
The event begins at 12pm. Registration starts at 11:00. $30 entry fee 10 Proxy free with Entry fee with the option to buy 5 additional proxies for $1 each Decklists required. PRIZES! Guaranteed! We will continue to offer the same 1k guaranteed prize support for this event. Pandemonium as usual will be stocked with vintage staples for your purchasing pleasure. PROXY RULES: Acceptable Proxy Methods: 1. Full Card Printed on Card Stock. (ie: you blanked a normal magic card and then ran it through a printer.) 2. Clearly Hand written fully blank card. (ie: You blanked a normal magic card and then neatly hand wrote all relevant information on it.) 3. Relevant Information neatly written on a basic land with Sharpie **Note: Relevant Information is defined as follows: 1. Card Name 2. Mana Cost 3. Card type 4. Full card text or a reasonable abbreviation 5. Power/Toughness/Loyalty where applicable Failure to provide adequate proxies will result in a warning or game loss should a judge need to be called. I hate to be so harsh on this, but a lot of players put a lot of time and effort into making their decks and expect some effort from their opponents. If you have any questions regarding your proxies please approach myself or one of the other organizers or judges and have us check them before the tournament starts.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
22
Boston Marathon History by the Mile
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Walpole, Saturday, November 22 at 1pm
Boston Marathon History by the Mile by Paul C. Clerici, Dave McGillivray (Foreword by) , Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb (Foreword by)

Author Signing From Hopkinton to Boylston, follow author, journalist and runner Paul Clerici as he goes deeper into each town and city and chronicles the historical moments and memories of the 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon dating back to 1897. (added from Barnes & Noble)… (more)
Nov
23
Alan Wolfe
Congregation Beth Elohim, Sunday, November 23 at 09am
Alan Wolfe (At Home in Exile) (added from Random House)
Nov
23
X-Wing Tournament
Pandemonium Books and Games, Sunday, November 23 at 1pm
Join us for an x-wing dogfighting game tournament! Entry is $5. Event will run no more than four rounds of swiss. Prizes in store credit based on record and attendance.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Nov
23
My Little Pony: Crystal Games Prerelease
Pandemonium Books and Games, Sunday, November 23 at 6:30pm
Join us for the prerelease for Crystal Games, the new My Little Pony set! $20 entry includes six booster packs of Crystal Games. Build a sealed deck and battle for promo cards and additional booster packs!

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Nov
24
Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Concord Bookshop, Monday, November 24 at 3pm
Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of the runaway bestseller Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. She won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II and is also the author of the bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, Richard N. Goodwin. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Nov
24
Russell Banks will be promoting Permanent Member of the Family, A
Harvard Book Store, Monday, November 24 at 7pm
Russell Banks will be promoting Permanent Member of the Family, A (added from HarperCollins)
Nov
24
Mary Sarotte, The Collapse
Porter Square Books, Monday, November 24 at 7pm
"A lucid, compelling account that illuminates the most astonishing event of the late twentieth century. With verve and impeccable scholarship, Mary Elise Sarotte tells a tale no novelist could have invented—the decline and fall of the Berlin Wall." -- Rick Atkinson

On the night of November 9, 1989, massive crowds surged toward the Berlin Wall, drawn by an announcement that caught the world by surprise: East Germans could now move freely to the West. The Wall--infamous symbol of divided Cold War Europe--seemed to be falling. But the opening of the gates that night was not planned by the East German ruling regime--nor was it the result of a bargain between either Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

It was an accident.

In The collapse, prize-winning historian Mary Elise Sarotte reveals how a perfect storm of decisions made by daring underground revolutionaries, disgruntled Stasi officers, and dictatorial party bosses sparked an unexpected series of events culminating in the chaotic fall of the Wall. With a novelist's eye for character and detail, she brings to vivid life a story that sweeps across Budapest, Prague, Dresden, and Leipzig and up to the armed checkpoints in Berlin.

We meet the revolutionaries Roland Jahn, Aram Radomski, and Siggi Schefke, risking it all to smuggle the truth across the Iron Curtain; the hapless Politburo member Gunter Schabowski, mistakenly suggesting that the Wall is open to a press conference full of foreign journalists, including NBC's Tom Brokaw; and Stasi officer Harald Jager, holding the fort at the crucial border crossing that night. Soon, Brokaw starts broadcasting live from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, where the crowds are exulting in the euphoria of newfound freedom--and the dictators are plotting to restore control.

Drawing on new archival sources and dozens of interviews, The collapse offers the definitive account of the night that brought down the Berlin Wall.

Mary Sarotte is a visiting professor in both the government and history departments at Harvard.

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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Nov
25
Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Billerica]
Billerica Public Library, Tuesday, November 25 at 09:45am
The Northeastern Readers' Advisory Round Table's Genre: Historical Fantasy
Benchmark: Everyone Reads Naomi Novik's His Majesty's Dragon.
We begin our Fantasy arc (three sequential meetings) with Historical Fantasy, to be followed by Fantasy Romance in January 2015 and Fatansy Sagas in March 2015. In some ways this can be considered the fifth session on Historical Fiction; although we now change our primary focus to Fantasy and will be discussing the use of Historical elements in a Fantasy title. Notes on our Historical arc from September 2013 (Literary Historicals), November 2013 (Historical Sagas), January 2014 (Christian/Inspirational Historicals), and March 2013 (Historical Biography) can be found on our blog. The list of books and the notes on what we learned in our discussions on other genres are also available there.
Please read a 2nd title in the Historical Fantasy--look on the RA RT blog: for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.
Appeal to be read for November meeting: ***Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about setting 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 capacity 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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Nov
25
Head-Banging, Dice-Rolling, and Summoning Demons: A Talk about Rock, Dungeons & Dragons, the Occult, and Philosophy
Pandemonium Books and Games, Tuesday, November 25 at 7pm
How does Led Zeppelin connect to Gary Gygax? Can rock and roll be a religion? Is the Dungeon Master's guide a holy text? Other than that weird kid who taught you how to play D&D in middle school, is anyone actually chaotic evil? Join three writers and gamers -- Christopher Robichaud (http://www.hks.harvard.edu/about/faculty-staff-directory/christopher-robichaud), editor of Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy; Peter Bebergal (mysterytheater.blogspot.com), author ofSeason of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll; and Ethan Gilsdorf (ethangilsdorf.com) author of Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks -- for a free-ranging discussion about rock, D&D, the occult, philosophy, dungeonmastery, morality, soul craft, and spiritually. We'll probably talk about the Satan Panic of the 1980s, too, and try to decode that mysterious art on Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy. Followed by a Q&A and book signing with the authors.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
26
Somerville Farmers Market
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, November 26 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 fall holidays.

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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Nov
27
Pandemonium Closed on November 27 for Thanksgiving
Pandemonium Books and Games, Thursday, November 27 at 00am
Pandemonium will be closed on November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Note: all regularly scheduled events are cancelled this day as well.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Nov
29
My Little Pony Theme Draft
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, November 29 at 1pm
One of our own home-brew Magic draft formats comes to Equestria! Start the draft with a Theme Deck of your choice, then draft four packs to supplement it. See how your creation holds up against other players! Crystal Games Theme Decks should be out and available for use in this event. Entry is $15 plus the theme deck. (You can buy the theme deck at the store, or re-create one out of your own collection using the official deck lists.) Prizes are store credit based on record.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
30
Untitled event
Wenham Museum, Sunday, November 30 at 2pm
Dec
1
Untitled event
Book Ends, Monday, December 1 at 6pm
Dec
1
James W. Russell
Boston Public Library, Monday, December 1 at 7pm
James W. Russell (Social insecurity) (added from Random House)
Dec
2
Katy Butler
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, December 2 at 7pm
Katy Butler’s articles have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Science Writing, and The Best American Essays. A finalist for a National Magazine Award, she lives in Northern California. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Dec
2
Untitled event
Wellesley Books, Tuesday, December 2 at 7pm
Dec
3
Jill Lepore
The Brattle Theatre, Wednesday, December 3 at 6pm
Jill Lepore (The Autobiography and Other Writings, Blindspot, A Is for American, New York Burning, THE NAME OF WAR, The Mansion of Happiness, Book of Ages, The Secret History of Wonder Woman)

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her Book of Ages was a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (added from Random House)… (more)
Dec
3
Ha Jin
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm
Ha Jin (A Free Life, A Good Fall, In the pond, Ocean of Words, The Bridegroom, The Crazed, Waiting, War trash, Nanjing Requiem, A Map of Betrayal, Alive)

Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 to attend Brandeis University. He is the author of six novels, four story collections, three volumes of poetry, and a book of essays. He has received the National Book Award, two PEN/Faulkner Awards, the PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award, the Asian American Literary Award, and the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. In 2014 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Ha Jin lives in the Boston area and is a professor of English at Boston University.Ha Jin is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com). (added from Random House)… (more)
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