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There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

The Book Oasis (0.3 miles)
311 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
431 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
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239 North Ave., Wakefield, MA 01880
36 Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801
345 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880
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69 West Emerson Street, Melrose, MA 02176
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Comically Speaking (2.8 miles)
575 Main Street, Reading, MA 01867
200 TradeCenter, 3rd Fl, Woburn, MA 01801
80 Washington Street, Winchester, MA 01890
Book Ends (3.0 miles)
559 Main Street, Winchester, MA 01890
64 Middlesex Avenue, Reading, MA 01867-2550
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444A Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906
36 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148
95 Pleasant St., Malden, MA 02148
111 High Street, Medford, MA 02155
295 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906
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18 Summer Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940
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40 Grove Street, Lynnfield, MA 01940
ReaderCon 25 (5.1 miles)
Burlington Marriott, One Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
22 Sears St., Burlington, MA 01803
781 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149
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35 Professors Row, Medford, MA 02155
13 Medford Street, Arlington, Massachusetts 02474
700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
410 Broadway, Everett, MA 02149
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Local events

Oct
18
Adult Afternoon Book Club
Holbrook Public Library, Wednesday, October 18 at 3pm
Each month, we meet to discuss a different book and enjoy light refreshments.
At this month's meeting, we will be talking aboutThe Hostage by Brockton author Deborah Hill. The author will be joining us at our book discussion!
Books can be picked up at the circulation desk. All are welcome to join us. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
18
3rd-4th Graders Book Eaters (Main Library)
Concord Free Public Library, Wednesday, October 18 at 5pm
Oct
18
Ipswich River Book Group
Ipswich Public Library, Wednesday, October 18 at 7pm
This month the group is participating in Ipswich Reads...One Book! and reading Romantic Outlaws by Charlotte Gordon.
All are welcome! Copies of the book are available to borrow at the library.
New members welcome! For questions please contact Denise Scarpa at shoe3001@aol.com (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
19
Cookbook Club Registration
Ipswich Public Library, Thursday, October 19 at 01am
Registration for the November 2nd Cookbook Club starts today! Click here to register. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
19
MCA Book Discussion
Framingham Public Library, Main Branch, Thursday, October 19 at 11am
MCA - Craft Room (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
19
Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter, with a foreword by Moselio Schaechter, Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World
Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter, with a foreword by Moselio Schaechter, Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World

Both authors speaking and signing, Harvard Museum of Natural History, in conjunction with the exhibition “World in a Drop: Photographic Explorations of Microbial Life” (running August 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018) (added from Harvard University Press)… (more)
Oct
19
Michael Holley presents "Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, October 19 at 7pm
Michael Holley will join us to discuss and sign the new paperback edition of "Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football."

No head coach-quarterback pair has been more successful in NFL history than Bill Belichick and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. They have won four Super Bowls, six AFC championships, and thirteen division titles. And now Holley takes us inside their relationship, dissecting how these men and their team came to dominate football.

Belichick, a genius as a defensive coordinator, had been a five-year flop as head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Upon his controversial arrival in Foxboro, though, he quickly began to remake the team at every level--scouts, coaches, and players. His bold, calculated approach had fans up in arms, sportswriters questioning his intelligence, and players wondering how long they would last on the team.

Meanwhile, buried down in the 2000 NFL draft, the 199th overall pick was a skinny kid from the University of Michigan named Tom Brady who many scouts thought would never succeed at a professional level. The lowest of the four quarterbacks on the team's depth chart, he appeard to be just one of the guys. Like Belichick, though, he lived for football, and he knew the playbook as well as Drew Bledsoe, the franchise quarterback. And when Bledsoe was injured in 2001, Brady took the job and vowed to never give it back.

The handsome Brady became a star, wearing hand-tailored suits, appearing in movies and on magazine covers, and marrying a supermodel. Belichick, with his trademark cut-off hoodies, was the opposite of a fashion plate. Together, the odd couple somehow rose above controversies and tragedies. Draft picks were lost, suspensions given, lawsuits filed. As their legends have grown, so have their critics, with some of those critics operating from NFL headquarters. Despite that, with Belichick's deft and brilliant strategy in the draft year in year out and Brady's exacting decision-making on the field, the Patriots cultivated an atmosphere of success and won a stunning 75 percent of their games together. Respected and reviled, Belichick and Brady have set the bar high for excellence in a league designed for parity. They have rarely been understood. Until now. Based on dozens of interviews with former and current players, coaches, and executives, Belichick and Brady is an eye-opening look at the minds, motives, and wild ambitions of two men who have left an indelible mark on the game of football. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Oct
19
Author Talk - Laura Harrington
Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library, Thursday, October 19 at 8pm
Local author and playwright, Laura Harrington, will be talking about her lastest book, A Catalog of Birds. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
22
Margot Livesey presents "The Hidden Machinery"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, October 22 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, October 22 at 3pm, when Margot Livesey presents her new collection of essays, The Hidden Machinery. The event is free and open to the public; there will be time for Q&A and book signing after her talk.

In The Hidden Machinery, Margot Livesey offers a masterclass for those who love reading literature and for those who aspire to write it. Through close readings, arguments about craft, and personal essay, Livesey delves into the inner workings of fiction and considers how our stories and novels benefit from paying close attention to both great works of literature and to our own individual experiences. Her essays range in subject matter from navigating the shoals of research to creating characters that walk off the page, from how Flaubert came to write his first novel to how Jane Austen subverted romance in her last one. As much at home on your nightstand as it is in the classroom, The Hidden Machinery will become a book readers and writers return to over and over again.

Margot Livesey is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Mercury, The Flight of Gemma Hardy, The House on Fortune Street, Banishing Verona, Eva Moves the Furniture, The Missing World, Criminals, and Homework. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vogue, and the Atlantic, and she is the recipient of grants from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. Born in Scotland, Livesey currently lives in the Boston area and is a professor of fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Oct
26
Cass R. Sunstein, Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, October 26 at 7pm
Cass R. Sunstein, Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide

Speaking and signing, The Concord Bookshop (part of the Concord Festival of Authors) (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
28
Venkatesh Narayanamurti and Toluwalogo Odumosu, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier
Harvard Book Store, Saturday, October 28 at 3pm
Venkatesh Narayanamurti and Toluwalogo Odumosu, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier

Both authors speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
28
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
The Harvard Coop, Saturday, October 28 at 8pm
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment

Speaking and signing, Harvard Coop (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
29
Barbara Ehrlich White presents "Renoir: An Intimate Biography"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, October 29 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, October 29 at 3pm, when local area author Barbara Ehrlich White presents her new book, "Renoir:An Intimate Biography."

Barbara Ehrlich White is Adjunct Professor Emerita of Art History at Tufts University, Massachusetts. She is also the author of Renoir: His LIfe, Art, and Letters, Impressionism in Perspective, and Impressionists Side by Side. She is the recipient of the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

Expertly researched and beautifully written by the world's leading authority on Auguste Renoir's life and work, "Renoir" fully reveals this most intriguing of Impressionist artists. The narrative is interspersed with more than 1,100 extracts from letters by, to, and about Renoir, 452 of which come from unpublished letters. Renoir became hugely popular despite great obstacles: thirty years of poverty followed by thirty years of progressive paralysis of his fingers. Despite these hardships, much of his work is optimistic, even joyful. Close friends who contributed money, contacts, and companionship enabled him to overcome these challenges to create more than 4,000 paintings. Renoir had intimate relationships with fellow artists (Caillebotte, Cezanne, Monet, and Morisot), with his dealers (Durand-Ruel, Bernheim, and Vollard) and with his models (Lise, Aline, Gabrielle, and Dedee). Barbara Ehrlich White's lifetime of research informs this fascinating biography that challenges common misconceptions surrounding Renoir's reputation. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Nov
1
Cass R. Sunstein, Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide
The Harvard Coop, Wednesday, November 1 at 7pm
Cass R. Sunstein, Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide

Speaking and signing, Harvard Coop (added from Harvard University Press)
Nov
2
James Delbourgo, Collecting the World: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum
The Harvard Coop, Thursday, November 2 at 7pm
James Delbourgo, Collecting the world: Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum

Speaking and signing, Harvard Coop (added from Harvard University Press)
Nov
2
Upton Bell and Ron Borges present "Present at the Creation: My Life in the NFL and the Rise of America's Game"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, November 2 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, November 2 at 7pm, when Upton Bell and Ron Borges will be here to discuss and sign Present at the Creation My Life in the NFL and the Rise of America’s Game.

This event is free and open to the public. There will be an author reading and presentation, Q&A and conversation with the audience, and book signing.

To understand how the NFL became the sports phenomenon it is today, you can study its history or you can live its history as an active participant. Upton Bell grew up at the knee of the NFL’s first great commissioner, his father, the legendary Bert Bell, who not only saved the game from financial ruin after World War II but was one of its greatest innovators. Coining the phrase “On any given Sunday,” Bert invented the pro football draft and proposed sudden death rules.

Present at the Creation details Bell’s firsthand experiences, which started as he watched his father draw up the league schedule each year at the kitchen table using dominoes. There he learned the importance of parity, which is a hallmark of the league’s success, and also how to create it. Over the past fifty-three years, Bell has been an owner, a general manager, a personnel executive, a scouting director for two Super Bowl teams, a television commentator and analyst, and a talk-radio host. He has seen the NFL from the inside and has experienced many of the most important moments in NFL history.

Bell was player-personnel director for the Baltimore Colts when the team played in three championship games and appeared in two Super Bowls (1968 and 1970). At thirty-three, he became the youngest general manager in NFL history when he joined the Patriots in that role in 1971. He left the NFL in 1974 to compete against it, joining the upstart World Football League as owner of the Charlotte Hornets, which lasted just two years. In 1976 Bell began his forty‑year career as a radio and TV talk-show host, yet he remains a football guy who was in the middle of the game’s most significant moments and knows that half the story has never been told, until now. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Nov
3
Elizabeth Bucar, Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress
Harvard Book Store, Friday, November 3 at 3pm
Elizabeth Bucar, Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Nov
3
Linda Greenhouse, Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between
Harvard Book Store, Friday, November 3 at 7pm
Linda Greenhouse, Just a Journalist: On the Press, Life, and the Spaces Between

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Nov
5
Nancy Hayes Kilgore presents "Wild Mountainr"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, November 5 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, November 5 at 3pm, when Nancy Hayes Kilgore speaks about her new novel, Wild Mountain. This is a free event; there will be time for Q&A and book signing after the presentation.
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Vermonter Mona Duval loves the covered bridge beside her store. She loves local history and the rugged, rural nature of her home state. But when an ice storm collapses the bridge, she is bereft. Frank MacFarland, a seasonal resident who is beguiled by Mona, lends his political expertise to help rebuild the bridge. But they meet with powerful opposition. Tensions arise in the town, compounded by resistance to the soon-to-be-voted on Freedom to Marry bill.

Wild Mountain is a page-turning, beautifully written novel about the love between Frank and Mona, the love of place, freedom to marry, and freedom from the past, by a writer whose prose has been compared to Alice Munro's.
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Nancy Kilgore, a writer and psychotherapist, is the winner of the Vermont Writers Prize 2016. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her first novel, Sea Level, was a Book of the Year from Foreword Reviews. Formerly a parish pastor, Nancy leads workshops on writing and spirituality for clergy, therapists, and writers throughout the U.S. Formerly a Concord resident, she lives in Vermont with her husband, a painter. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Nov
9
Nancy Koehn presents "Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, November 9 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, November 9 at 7pm, when Nancy Koehn speaks about her new book, "Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times."

Nancy Koehn is an historian at the Harvard Business School where she holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration. Koehn's research focuses on how leaders, past and present, craft lives of purpose, worth, and impact.

An enthralling historical narrative filled with critical leadership insights that will be of interest to a wide range of readers—including those in government, business, education, and the arts—Forged in Crisis, by celebrated Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn, spotlights five masters of crisis: polar explorer Ernest Shackleton; President Abraham Lincoln; legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass; Nazi-resisting clergyman Dietrich Bonhoeffer; and environmental crusader Rachel Carson.

What do such disparate figures have in common? Why do their extraordinary stories continue to amaze and inspire? In delivering the answers to those questions, Nancy Koehn offers a remarkable template by which to judge those in our own time to whom the public has given its trust.

She begins each of the book’s five sections by showing her protagonist on the precipice of a great crisis: Shackleton marooned on an Antarctic ice floe; Lincoln on the verge of seeing the Union collapse; escaped slave Douglass facing possible capture; Bonhoeffer agonizing over how to counter absolute evil with faith; Carson racing against the cancer ravaging her in a bid to save the planet. The narrative then reaches back to each person’s childhood and shows the individual growing—step by step—into the person he or she will ultimately become. Significantly, as we follow each leader’s against-all-odds journey, we begin to glean an essential truth: leaders are not born but made. In a book dense with epiphanies, the most galvanizing one may be that the power to lead courageously resides in each of us. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Nov
12
Linda Booth Sweeney presents "When the Snow Falls"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, November 12 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, November 12 at 3pm, when local author Linda Booth Sweeney presents her new childen's picture book, When the Snow Falls.

Linda's previous books include When the Wind Blows and The Climate Change Playbook.

Linda is a writer, speaker, game maker and trampoline jumper. She writes fiction and non-fiction for children and non-fiction for adults. Her writing has appeared in Highlights Magazine for Children and on PBS Learning Media.
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** A snow-day journey with Grandma highlights all of the beauty, magic, and fun of winter. **

With sparkling flakes calling from outside, this sister and brother bundle up for an outdoor adventure with Grandma. In the hushed woods, they see and hear wildlife thriving under a new blanket of snow. In the bustle of town, they help their grateful Grandpa dig out. Then, it's time to get sledding

Snowy scenes capture the beauty of freshly fallen snow, and the lyrical verse delights in the magic of playing in the snow and the warm comfort of family. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Nov
18
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
Harvard Law School, Saturday, November 18 at 08am
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment

Multi-panel conference, “The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment,” Harvard Law School (sponsored by the Criminal Justice Program) (added from Harvard University Press)
Nov
30
Marcella Pixley presents "Ready to Fall"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, November 30 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, November 30 at 7pm, when local author (and teacher!) Marcella Pixley talks about her new Young Adult novel, Ready to Fall.

This event is free and open to the public. After the author presentation, there will be time for Q&A and conversation with the audience, and book signing.

Marcella Pixley is a middle school language arts teacher (Carlisle) and writer. Her poetry has been published in various literary journals, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her first book, Freak, received four starred reviews and was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and her second book, Without Tess, was a Junior Library Guild selection and a Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books recommended title. She lives in Westford
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** A young adult novel about a teen who finds hope and a fresh start through theater. **

After his mother dies, Max Friedman struggles to live without the one person who understood him, and slips into a world of secrets and solitude. Desperate, his father enrolls him in a private school for creative teens. There, Max begins emerging from his darkness as he connects for the first time with other artistic kids. He meets Fish, a girl with pink hair and a troubled past; Ravi, a set designer with secrets of his own; and the Monk, an upperclassman who refuses to let go of the things he loves. When Max joins them in a production of Hamlet, he discovers that everyone struggles with something—and perhaps it is our imperfections that make life worth living. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Dec
3
Claire Messud presents "The Burning Girl"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, December 3 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, December 3 at 3pm, when Claire Messud presents her novel The Burning Girl. The event is free and open to the public; there will be tiime for Q&A and book signing.

** A bracing, hypnotic coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends, from the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children.**

Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship. The Burning Girl is a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about youth and friendship, and straddles, expertly, childhood’s imaginary worlds and painful adult reality—crafting a true, immediate portrait of female adolescence.

Claire Messud, one of our finest novelists, is as accomplished at weaving a compelling fictional world as she is at asking the big questions: To what extent can we know ourselves and others? What are the stories we create to comprehend our lives and relationships? Brilliantly mixing fable and coming-of-age tale, The Burning Girl gets to the heart of these matters in an absolutely irresistible way.

Claire Messud is a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Author of five previous works of fiction including The Emperor's Children and The Woman Upstairs. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her family. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Dec
6
Caroline Preston presents "The War Bride's Scrapbook: A Novel in Pictures"
The Concord Bookshop, Wednesday, December 6 at 7pm
Please join us for a special WEDNESDAY evening event, when Caroline Preston presents her new book, The War Bride's Scrapbook: A Novel in Pictures.

This is A World War II love story, narrated through a new bride’s dazzling array of vintage postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more.

Caroline Preston presented a previous novel in pictures - The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt - here, and we're delighted to welcome her back with this captivating addition to her work.

Ms. Preston is the author of three previous novels, Jackie by Josie (a New York Times Notable Book), Lucy Crocker 2.0, and Gatsby’s Girl, and one scrapbook novel, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt. She has collected antique scrapbooks since she was in high school, and has worked as an archivist at the Peabody Essex Museum and Harvard University. She and her husband, the writer Christopher Tilghman, live in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Lila Jerome has never been very lucky in love, and has always been more interested in studying architecture and, more recently, supporting the war bond effort on the home front. But in the fall of 1943, a chance spark with a boarder in her apartment sets Lila on a course that shakes up all of her ideas about romance.

Lila is intoxicated by Perry Weld, the charismatic army engineer who’s about to ship out to the European front, and it isn’t long before she discovers that the feeling is mutual. After just a few weeks together, caught up in the dramatic spirit of the times and with Perry’s departure date fast approaching, the two decide to elope. In a stunning kaleidoscope of vibrant ephemera, Lila boldly attempts to redefine her life in America as she navigates the heartache and longing of a marriage separated by ocean and war.

In her second scrapbook novel after the lauded The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, Caroline Preston has once again pulled from her own extraordinary collection of vintage memorabilia, transporting us back to the lively, tumultuous 1940s and introducing us to an unforgettable, ambitious heroine who must learn to reconcile a wartime marriage with a newfound self-confidence. (TooFondOfBooks)
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