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Location: Chelmsford, MA

Little Libraries

There are 11 "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
401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
84 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854
107 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852
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
279 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
256 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720

Local events

Mar
23
Ongoing Book Sale
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, Thursday, March 23 at 11am
It's booksale time! Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 17, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods. Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too. The public sale starts Saturday, 18th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8. Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers1@outlook.com or 978-468-2992. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Mar
23
Paulo Lemos Horta, Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights
Harvard Book Store, Thursday, March 23 at 7pm
Paulo Lemos Horta, Marvellous thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
23
Book Club
Newbury Town Library, Thursday, March 23 at 7pm
MARCH 23, 2017 BOOK CLUB:
READING: The Boys on the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Book Club meets the 4th Thursday of the month from 6-7pm. (added from Eventkeeper)
Mar
23
Lawrence Millman presents "At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, March 23 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, March 23 at 7pm, when Lawrence Millman presents his new book, At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic.

At the End of the World is the remarkable story of a series of murders that occurred in an extremely remote corner of the Arctic in 1941. Those murders show that senseless violence in the name of religion is not only a contemporary phenomenon, and that a people as seemingly peaceful as the Inuit can become unpeaceful at the drop of a hat or, in this instance, a meteor shower.

At the same time, the book is a warning cry against the destruction of what's left of our culture's humanity, along the destruction of the natural world. Has technology deprived us of our eyes? the author asks. Has it deprived the world of birds, beasts, and flowers?

Lawrence Millman's At the End of the World is a brilliant and original book by one of the boldest writers of our era.

Lawrence Millman is a man who wears many hats. He is the author of 16 books, including such titles as Last Places, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, A Kayak Full of Ghosts, Lost in the Arctic, Northern Latitudes, and Hiking to Siberia. As a mycologist, he has written the only guidebook to New England fungi, Fascinating Fungi of New England. And as an explorer, he has discovered a previously unknown lake in Borneo and a previously unknown island in the Canadian Arctic. He is a Fellow of the prestigious Explorers Club and keeps a post office box in Cambridge. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Mar
23
Paulo Lemos Horta, Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights
The Harvard Coop, Thursday, March 23 at 7pm
Paulo Lemos Horta, Marvellous thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights

Speaking and signing, The Harvard Coop (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
23
Let's Write - A Flash Nonfiction Workshop
Winthrop Public Library, Thursday, March 23 at 7:30pm
Let's Write - A Flash Nonfiction Workshop
6 weeks of instruction with Manal Khan 
We all have stories that are begging to be shared, but we feel overwhelmed when trying to put pen to paper.  In this workshop we will start small,
1,000 words or less in brief "flash" forms.  If interested, we have more information about the classes at the library. 
Free, but limited to 6 participants.  Sign up by calling or stopping by the library. 
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Mar
23
Nina MacLaughlin Author Talk
Woburn Public Library, Thursday, March 23 at 8pm
Author talk! Since we're about to move into a construction project, we thought we might wrap up our in-library programming with this particular author talk.  Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper, sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen. Yearning for more tangible work, she applied for a job she saw on Craigslist—Carpenter’s Assistant: Women strongly encouraged to apply—despite being a Classics major who couldn't tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver. She got the job, and in Hammer Head she tells the rich and entertaining story of becoming a carpenter.  Nina will read from her book and give us the behind-the-scenes tour of some of the experiences that led her to publishing a memoir that explores mortality, desire, the passage of time, and the meaning of work.
Brought to you by the Friends of the Woburn Public Library.
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Mar
23
Muggles Support Group
Marlborough Public Library, Thursday, March 23 at 8pm
Feeling pained withoutPotter?
Gather with other Muggles who are passionate about the fantasy genre!
Each month will feature a voted-on selection.  Then we'll meet to have a snack, discuss the book and the fantasy genre in general.  
For March we will be reading Below the Root by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
Copies of the month's book are available at the Children's Circ. Desk.
No sign-up required!
This book club is intended for advanced readers (grades: Fourth, Fifth and Sixth).  (added from Eventkeeper)
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Mar
24
Friday Morning Book Group
Lincoln Public Library, Friday, March 24 at 10:30am
Lincoln Library's oldest book group. This year's theme is Sports:Game on.
Coffee and refreshments 9:30am
This meeting's selection is The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach Copies in various formats available 2 weeks prior to meeting at the front desk (added from Eventkeeper)
Mar
24
Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)
Weston Public Library, Friday, March 24 at 11am
Discover your creativity by exploring the hidden stories in your mind. Every week is an adventure with in-class writing (fiction and non-fiction), writing topics and tips, and shared reading. A zeal for the zany and poignant, a sense of humor, and a willingness to be open and honest lead you to inspired writing. This free class is open to adults age 18 and over. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and San Francisco Bay area for two decades, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Mar
24
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
Harvard Book Store, Friday, March 24 at 3pm
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment

Carol S. Steiker speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
25
Daytime Book Group
Maynard Public Library, Saturday, March 25 at 12pm
Mar
26
Harriet Scott Chessman presents "The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, March 26 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, March 26 at 3pm, when Harriet Chessman presents her new historical novel, The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas.

There will be an opportunity for conversation with the author and a book-signing after the presentation.

This event is a free event. Should you wish to purchase a signed/inscribed copy of the book, but are unable to attend the author presentation, please give us a call to pre-order.

** A lyrical novel about what art can reveal, and a nuanced imagining of the people who influenced Edgar Degas and his work. With key roles for beloved Degas paintings. **

Ten years after Edgar Degas’ 1872 visit to New Orleans, a lost sketchbook surfaces. His Creole cousin Tell -- who lost her sight as a young woman -- listens as her former child-servant describes the drawings and reads Degas’ enigmatic words. It’s both cryptic and revelatory, leading Tell to new understandings of her marriage, her difficult, brilliant cousin Edgar, her daughter Josephine, and herself.

Harriet Scott Chessman is the author of the acclaimed novels "The Beauty of Ordinary Things," "Someone Not Really Her Mother," "Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper," and "Ohio Angels." She is also the author of the libretto for My Lai, a contemporary operatic piece commissioned by Kronos Quartet in 2015. She has taught literature and creative writing at Yale University, Bread Loaf School of English, and Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Mar
28
Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke, Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy
Wasserstein Hall, Tuesday, March 28 at 12pm
Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke, Virtual competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy

Coauthor Maurice Stucke speaking and signing, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (cosponsored by the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Harvard Law School) (added from Harvard University Press)… (more)
Mar
28
Noam Maggor, Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age
Boston Public Library, Tuesday, March 28 at 8pm
Noam Maggor, Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age

Speaking at the Boston Public Library (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
29
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Medford Public Library, Wednesday, March 29 at 7pm
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Speaking at the Medford Public Library (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
31
Iris Bohnet, What Works: Gender Equality by Design
Boylston Hall, Friday, March 31 at 8:30pm
Iris Bohnet, What Works: Gender Equality by Design

An Evening with Iris Bohnet, sponsored by the Alumnae/i Network for Harvard Women and the Harvard Alumni Association (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
2
Free author event with Cass Sunstein and "#republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, April 2 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, April 2 at 3pm, when Cass Sunstein presents his new work, "#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media." This is a free event; there will be time after the presentation for Q&A and book signing.

Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School. His many books include the New York Times bestsellers "Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness" (with Richard H. Thaler) and "The World According to Star Wars." He lives in Massachusetts.

As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand each other. It's also no surprise that terrorist groups have been able to exploit social media to deadly effect.

Welcome to the age of #Republic.

In this revealing book, Cass Sunstein shows how today's Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism--and what can be done about it.

Thoroughly rethinking the critical relationship between democracy and the Internet, Sunstein describes how the online world creates "cybercascades," exploits "confirmation bias," and assists "polarization entrepreneurs." And he explains why online fragmentation endangers the shared conversations, experiences, and understandings that are the lifeblood of democracy.

In response, Sunstein proposes practical and legal changes to make the Internet friendlier to democratic deliberation. These changes would get us out of our information cocoons by increasing the frequency of unchosen, unplanned encounters and exposing us to people, places, things, and ideas that we would never have picked for our Twitter feed.

#Republic need not be an ironic term. As Sunstein shows, it can be a rallying cry for the kind of democracy that citizens of diverse societies most need. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Apr
3
Stephen Burt, The Poem Is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them
Harvard Book Store, Monday, April 3 at 7pm
Stephen Burt, The poem is you: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them

In conversation with Chloe Garcia Roberts, editor of the Harvard Review (signing to follow), Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
4
Iris Bohnet, What Works: Gender Equality by Design
The Brattle Theatre, Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm
Iris Bohnet, What Works: Gender Equality by Design

In conversation with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Max Bazerman (signing to follow), Brattle Theatre (sponsored by Harvard Book Store) (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
4
Adam S. Wilkins, illustrated by Sarah Kennedy, Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face
The Harvard Coop, Tuesday, April 4 at 8pm
Adam S. Wilkins, illustrated by Sarah Kennedy, Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face

Speaking and signing, The Harvard Coop (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
6
Catherine J. Ross, Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Thursday, April 6 at 1pm
Catherine J. Ross, Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights

Speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
6
Richard Higgins presents "Thoreau and the Language of Trees"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, April 6 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, April 6 at 7pm, when Concordian Richard Higgins discusses his new book, "Thoreau and the Language of Trees."

There will be a time for questions, conversation, and a book signing after the presentation. This is a free event.

Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing beneath their bark. When Thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself. In short, he spoke their language.

In this original book, Richard Higgins explores Thoreau’s deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the joy they gave him, the poetry he saw in them, his philosophical view of them, and how they fed his soul. His lively essays show that trees were a thread connecting all parts of Thoreau’s being—heart, mind, and spirit. Included are one hundred excerpts from Thoreau’s writings about trees, paired with over sixty of the author’s photographs. Thoreau’s words are as vivid now as they were in 1890, when an English naturalist wrote that he was unusually able to “to preserve the flashing forest colors in unfading light.” Thoreau and the Language of Trees shows that Thoreau, with uncanny foresight, believed trees were essential to the preservation of the world.

Richard Higgins is a former longtime staff writer for the Boston Globe, the coauthor of "Portfolio Life: The New Path to Work, Purpose, and Passion after 50," and the coeditor of "Taking Faith Seriously." His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Christian Century, and Smithsonian. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
Books ⋅ Literature (TooFondOfBooks)
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Apr
6
Daniel R. Coquillette and Bruce A. Kimball, On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century
Isaac Royall House and Slave Quarters, Thursday, April 6 at 7:30pm
Daniel R. Coquillette and Bruce A. Kimball, On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century

Bruce Coquillette speaking and signing, New England Historical Society (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
9
Andrew Forsthoefel presents "Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, April 9 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, April 9 at 3pm, when Andrew Forsthoefel talks about Walking to Listen, which shares his journey across the country, and the tales of the people he met along the way.

Andrew Forsthoefel is a writer, radio producer, and public speaker. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2011, he spent nearly a year walking across the United States. It was the greatest privilege and blessing of his life. He now facilitates workshops on walking and listening as practices in personal transformation, interconnection, and conflict resolution. He is currently based in Northampton, Massachusetts.

A memoir of one young man’s coming of age on a cross-country trek—told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the highways of America.

Life is fast, and I’ve found it’s easy to confuse the miraculous for the mundane, so I’m slowing down, way down, in order to give my full presence to the extraordinary that infuses each moment and resides in every one of us.

At twenty-three, Andrew Forsthoefel walked out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, his copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read WALKING TO LISTEN. He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn’t know how. So he decided he’d walk. And listen. It would be a cross-country quest for guidance, and everyone he met would be his guide.

Walking toward the Pacific, he faced an Appalachian winter and a Mojave summer. He met beasts inside: fear, loneliness, doubt. But he also encountered incredible kindness from strangers. Thousands shared their stories with him, sometimes confiding their prejudices, too. Often he didn’t know how to respond. How to find unity in diversity? How to stay connected, even as fear works to tear us apart? He listened for answers to these questions, and to the existential questions every human must face, and began to find that the answer might be in listening itself.

Ultimately, it’s the stories of others living all along the roads of America that carry this journey and sing out in a hopeful, heartfelt book about how a life is made, and how our nation defines itself on the most human level. (TooFondOfBooks)
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