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Location: Chelmsford, MA

Little Libraries

There are 12 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
Annie's Book Stop (1.8 miles)
1280 Westford St., Lowell, MA 01851
43 Newfield Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854-4221
Lowell Law Library (3.6 miles)
Superior Courthouse, 360 Gorham Street, Lowell, MA 01852
276 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854
250 Pawtucket Boulevard, Tyngsborough, MA 01879-2199
401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
84 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854
50 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852
40 French Street, Lowell, MA 01852
50 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886
22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA 01741
15 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
28 Arlington St, Dracut, MA 01826
The Book Rack (5.7 miles)
1996 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, MA 01826
The Book Vendor (6.0 miles)
101 Broadway Road #17, Dracut, MA 01826
25 Bryants Lane, Tyngsborough, MA 01879
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
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300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
41 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA 01460
291 Great Road, Acton, MA 01730
256 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
588 Main St., Dunstable, MA

Local events

Sep
21
Beginner Bookworm
Fitchburg Public Library (The Wallace Library), Thursday, September 21 at 5:30pm
Beginner Bookworm with Eva Kelly from Fitchburg Public Schools. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
21
Laura Harrington presents "A Catalog of Birds"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, September 21 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, September 21 at 7pm, when Gloucester resident Laura Harrington discusses her new novel, A Catalog of Birds.

Laura Harrington is a playwright and the author of the novel Alice Bliss. She teaches playwriting at MIT, where she was awarded the Levitan Prize. She has been the guest artist at Tufts, Harvard, Wellesley, The University of Iowa and UMASS Lowell.
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Set in 1970, a watershed moment in American History, A Catalog of Birds tells the story of the Flynn family and the devastating impact of the Vietnam War. At the heart of the novel is the relationship between siblings Nell and Billy Flynn. Nell excels academically and is headed to college and a career in science. Billy, a passionate artist, enlists as a pilot to fulfill his lifelong dream of flying. He is the only survivor when his helicopter is shot down. When he returns home his wounds limit his ability to sketch or even hold a pencil. As Billy struggles to regain the life he once had, Nell and their family will have to do all that’s possible to save him.

Lyrical and affecting, Laura Harrington has written an artful family drama about innocence lost and wounds that may never be healed. This is a tale of forgiveness: of ourselves, of those we love best. Illuminated by grief and desire, the novel is full of spirit, wonder and the possibilities of the future. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Sep
21
Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library Meeting
Hazen Memorial Library, Thursday, September 21 at 7pm
Join the Friends of the Hazen Memorial Librarytonight! The Friends is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to foster closer relations between the Library and the community; to promote awareness of the Library’s services and programs; and to raise funds for Library programs and Museum Passes. The Friends funding comes primarily from membership, donations and fund raising. The largest fund raising events are the Annual Holiday Fair and Cookie Sale, the Paint and Wine Night, and the Used Book Sales. 
The Friends offer ample opportunity for community involvement. Chairing an activity, working on the Holiday Fair, book sale, or simply offering experience and ideas, are all wonderful ways to become involved.
Donations are tax deductible and always appreciated! If you'd like to become more involved please join us tonight as we discuss the Fall and Winter events. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Sep
21
TTL Book Club
Topsfield Public Library, Thursday, September 21 at 8pm
A meeting of the Topsfield Town Library Book Club. All are welcome!  Tonight we will be discussing The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead.  Copies of the book may be picked up at the main desk. (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
22
Closed at Main Library till 1 pm
Framingham Public Library, Main Branch, Friday, September 22 at 10am
DO NOT BOOK ANY ROOMS AT MAIN FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM(CLOSED FOR ALICE TRAINING) (added from Eventkeeper)
Sep
23
Yoga Time
Wadleigh Memorial Library - GMILCS, Saturday, September 23 at 10:30am
Join us to strengthen your body and mind! We'll be combining books and yoga for some flexible fun. Breath like the ocean, stack like Legos or become a warrior as you learn new poses and make new friends! Yoga and meditation are proven to help manage stress, gain flexibility, improve ability to focus, and give a sense of overall wellbeing. Wear comfy clothing you can move in!
For grades K-5. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Sep
23
Read to a Dog
Swampscott Public Library, Saturday, September 23 at 12pm
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Read to Tundra our reading education assistance dog. Tundra, a certified therapy dog, will be accompanied by his owner Pamela Wall who is volunteering her time for the program. There will be four 15-minuted slots for reading. Registration is required for this program and will begin on
Septembner 16.
Why read to a dog?
Animals are ideal reading companions because they:
* listen attentively * do not judge, laugh or criticize
* allow children to proceed at their own pace * are less intimidating than peers
When a dog is "listening" fear of failure is removed allowing a child to learn more effectively. The dog's handler is a skilled facilitator who provides subtle support without creating performance pressure in the child. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Sep
23
Harvey Cox, The Market as God
Harvard Book Store, Saturday, September 23 at 3pm
Harvey Cox, The Market as God

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Sep
28
Author talk and book signing with Donna Lucey and "Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, September 28 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, September 28, when Donna Lucey presents her multi-layered biography, Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas.

Donna M. Lucey, author of the best-selling Archie and Amélie: Love and Madness in the Gilded Age and other books, recipient of two NEH grants, and a 2017 writer-in-residence at Edith Wharton's the Mount, is media editor at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

In this seductive, multilayered biography, based on original letters and diaries, Donna M. Lucey illuminates four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent. With uncanny intuition, Sargent hinted at the mysteries and passions that unfolded in his subjects’ lives.

Elsie Palmer traveled between her father’s Rocky Mountain castle and the medieval English manor house where her mother took refuge, surrounded by artists, writers, and actors. Elsie hid labyrinthine passions, including her love for a man who would betray her. As the veiled Sally Fairchild—beautiful and commanding—emerged on Sargent’s canvas, the power of his artistry lured her sister, Lucia, into a Bohemian life. The saintly Elizabeth Chanler embarked on a surreptitious love affair with her best friend’s husband. And the iron-willed Isabella Stewart Gardner scandalized Boston society and became Sargent’s greatest patron and friend.

Like characters in an Edith Wharton novel, these women challenged society’s restrictions, risking public shame and ostracism. All had forbidden love affairs; Lucia bravely supported her family despite illness, while Elsie explored Spiritualism, defying her overbearing father. Finally, the headstrong Isabella outmaneuvered the richest plutocrats on the planet to create her own magnificent art museum.

These compelling stories of female courage connect our past with our present—and remind us that while women live differently now, they still face obstacles to attaining full equality. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Sep
29
Jack Hamilton, Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination
The Harvard Coop, Friday, 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)
Oct
1
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

Scott Chimileski presenting on “Invisible Life: Exploring the World through Microscopes,” Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard Science Center (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
5
Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb present "Last Christmas in Paris"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, October 5 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, October 5, when Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb present their new novel, Last Christmas in Paris.

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.

August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes—as everyone does—that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris.

But as history tells us, it all happened so differently…

Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict—but how?—and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father’s newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears—and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene?

Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris—a cherished packet of letters in hand—determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him…

Hazel Gaynor is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home and A Memory of Violets. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Hazel now lives in Ireland with her husband and two children.

Heather Webb is the acclaimed author of historical novels Becoming Josephine and Rodin’s Lover. Heather is a member of the Historical Novel Society and lives in New England with her children and husband, and one feisty rabbit. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Oct
12
Free book talk with Ray Anthony Shepard and "Now or Never!"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, October 12 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, October 12 at 7pm, when local author Ray Anthony Shepard discusses and signs his new book, Now or Never: 54th Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery.

Ray Anthony Shepard is a grandson of a slave, a former teacher, and retired editor-in-chief of a major education publishing company., He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Education and the Harvard Graduate School Education where he received a Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

Now or Never! The story of two Civil War freedom-fighters, journalists, and abolitionists who answered Frederick Douglass’s clarion call: "Men of Color - To Arms! To Arms! - Now or Never"

Told from the war dispatches of George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding, free Black men from the North who risked enslavement and their lives to liberate African Americans imprisoned in Southern slave camps.

Stephens and Gooding felt duty-bound to enlist in the Union Army and prove to the country that “they were worthy to be freemen.” Among the first to volunteer for Massachusetts’ 54th Infantry, an all-Black regiment, they eagerly recruited other free men to join. But it wasn’t long before they discovered the harsh realities of army life. As soldiers and also the war’s first Black correspondents, they wrote eyewitness reports exposing the dangers and tragedies experienced on and off the battlefield, as well as the shocking injustices they endured in their own army.

Now or Never! is an enthralling but factual story that gives young adult readers, ages 12 to 80, a deeper understanding of how and why the Civil War changed from a war to save the Union to a war of emancipation. It reveals the critical weapon a hesitant Abraham Lincoln waited two years to deploy—a weapon the Confederates possessed in greater numbers but dared not use —180,000 armed Black men.

Shepard tells the courageous stories of Stephens and Gooding, little-known but extraordinary men whose service and sacrifices provide an intensely personal perspective on the Civil War. (TooFondOfBooks)
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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], Sunday, 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
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
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)
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)
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