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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
LibraryThing is collection-aware
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

Sep
30
Beyond the Book: Private Reception with Jenny Nordberg
Nashua Public Library, Friday, September 30 at 7pm
For members of the Friends of the Library, the $10 ticket to "Beyond the Book: An Evening With Jenny Nordberg" (see event description below) includes this private reception with the author at 6 pm. You must register for the reception by Tuesday, September 27. Click the Register button below.
If you have your ticket already and would like to join the Friends of the Library so you can attend this reception, go to www.nashualibrary.org/connect/friends-of-the-library/join.
To summarize, to attend this private reception, you must be a member of the Friends AND you need to buy a $10 ticket to Jenny Nordberg's presentation (either at the library or at www.mktix.com/npl). (added from Eventkeeper)
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Sep
30
Beyond the Book: An Evening with Jenny Nordberg
Nashua Public Library, Friday, September 30 at 8pm
In Afghanistan, the birth of a son is celebrated but a daughter's is often mourned. Yet a third kind of child exists here, in reaction to and subversion of this preference for male offspring--the bacha posh, a girl temporarily raised and presented as a boy. Meet Jenny Nordberg, the author of the 2016 Nashua Reads selection, The Underground Girls of Kabul, a powerful and moving account of these people secretly living on the other side of a deeply segregated society
Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. Available at the library or at mktix.com/npl.
Members of the Friends may attend a private reception with the author that begins at 6 pm. However,you need to register at tinyurl.com/nashuareads.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Ella Anderson Trust, Toadstool Books will bring copies of the book for sale and signing. For more information about this speaker visit prhspeakers.com.
Private reception for Friends members: 6 pm
Public presentation: 7 pm (added from Eventkeeper)
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Oct
1
Slacker Book Group
Townsend Public Library, Saturday, October 1 at 01am
Slackers is a self service book club and open to all readers. Stop by each month and pick up a copy of the most recent selection.
When: Whenever! Just help yourself to some good reading...no meetings to attend.
Where: Slackers titles are displayed at the beginning of each. If you are interested in sharing your opinions of the book, just fill out a Slackers bookmark comment form, and leave it in the book when you return it.
Who: For people who don't want to be committed!
The selection for October is: (added from Eventkeeper)
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Oct
1
Fall Book and Bake Sale
Marlborough Public Library, Saturday, October 1 at 10am
Friends' Fall Book and Bake Sale (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
1
Friends Book Sale
Haverhill Public Library, Saturday, October 1 at 10:30am
FINAL DAY! - Fill a bag for $5. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
1
Scene Readings for Upcoming Production, Mrs Packard
Weston Public Library, Saturday, October 1 at 3pm
Join actors from Bridge Repertory Theater and Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company for a reading of select scenes from their upcoming co-production of Emily Mann’s Mrs. Packard, followed by a Q&A to discuss this fascinating, true, American story.
Featuring: Olivia D'Ambrosio*, Robbie McCauley*, Ryan Winkles*, and Veronica Anastasio Wiseman.
*Indicates Member, Actors' Equity Association
Synopsis of Mrs. Packard: Illinois, 1861. Proclaimed insane, Elizabeth Packard is committed by her husband to an asylum. Inspired by true events, Emily Mann’s stunning American drama chronicles one woman’s struggle to fight for her life and, in the process, right a system gone wrong.
Sponsored by the Friends of Weston Library (added from Eventkeeper)
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Oct
1
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Longfellow National Historic Site, Saturday, October 1 at 6:30pm
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Speaking at Longfellow House National Historic Site (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
2
Wendy Garling presents "The Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha's Life"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, October 2 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, October 2 at 3pm, when Concord-based author Wenday Garling presents her new book, "Stars at Dawn."

This is a contemporary and provocative examination of the life of the Buddha highlighting the influence of women from his journey to awakening through his teaching career—based on overlooked or neglected stories from ancient source material.

In this retelling of the ancient legends of the women in the Buddha’s intimate circle, lesser-known stories from Sanskrit and Pali sources are for the first time woven into an illuminating, coherent narrative that follows his life from his birth to his parinirvana or death. Interspersed with original insights, fresh interpretations, and bold challenges to the status quo, the stories are both entertaining and thought-provoking—some may even appear controversial. Focusing first on laywomen from the time before the Buddha’s enlightenment—his birth mother and stepmother, his co-wives, and members of his harem when he was known as Prince Siddhartha—then moving on to the Buddha’s first female disciples, early nuns, and to female patrons, Wendy Garling invites us to open our minds to a new understanding of their roles. (TooFondOfBooks)… (more)
Oct
5
Mrs. Thrift’s Savory Herbal Kitchen
Bigelow Free Public Library, Wednesday, October 5 at 6pm
Mrs. Thrift loves to grow culinary herbs and she loves to cook! Learn to make her favorite herb-enhanced condiments, vinegars, mustards, butters, pestos, salts, and nuts, and how to use them to lift ordinary, everyday meals to a new taste level. Enjoy a sampling of herb butter, vinegars, mustard, nuts, pestos and salt at the end of the program. Please call (978) 365-4160 X 101 to let us know you are coming. (AprilClinton)
Oct
7
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Porter Square Books, Friday, October 7 at 7pm
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Talk and signing, Porter Square Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
15
Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency
Boston Book Festival 2016 [Fall], Saturday, October 15 at 3:45pm
Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency

Speaking and signing, Boston Book Festival (added from Harvard University Press)
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], Saturday, 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
16
Linda Booth Sweeney presents "The Climate Change Playbook"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, October 16 at 3pm
The simple, interactive exercises in "The Climate Change Playbook" can help citizens better understand climate change, diagnose its causes, anticipate its future consequences, and effect constructive change.

Advocates and teachers often find it difficult to communicate the complexities of climate change, because the people they are trying to reach hold so many mistaken assumptions. They assume, for example, that when climate change becomes an obvious threat to our everyday lives, there will still be time enough to make changes that will avoid disaster. Yet at that point it will be too late. Or they assume we can use our current paradigms and policy tools to find solutions. Yet the approaches that caused damage in the first place will cause even more damage in the future.

Even the increasingly dire warnings from scientists haven’t shaken such assumptions. Is there another way to reach people?

Adapted from "The Systems Thinking Playbook," the twenty-two games are now specifically relevant to climate-change communications and crafted for use by experts, advocates, and educators. Illustrated guidelines walk leaders through setting each game up, facilitating it, and debriefing participants. Users will find games that are suitable for a variety of audiences—whether large and seated, as in a conference room, or smaller and mobile, as in a workshop, seminar, or meeting. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Oct
20
Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy, and other works
Knafel Center, Thursday, October 20 at 4:15pm
Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, An inquiry into modes of existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, Politics of nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy, and other works

Lecture, “On Not Joining the Dots: Land… Earth… Globe… Gaia,” (2016 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence), cosponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University (added from Harvard University Press)… (more)
Oct
23
Author Confidential Auction!
Bacon Free Library, Sunday, October 23 at 8pm
Bacon Free Library Announces 'Author Confidential’ Auction
Best Selling Authors to Answer Three Questions from Winning Bidders
#askyour3

Have you ever finished a book only to find yourself full of questions? What inspired the story? Did the husband do it? Is she going to live? Will there be a sequel? Now’s your chance to find out!

This fall the Bacon Free Library in Natick, Massachusetts is inviting the public to bid on the opportunity to ask more than 75 best-selling and award-winning authors three (3) questions. The highest bidders will have the chance to ask authors, whose works range from mystery/thrillers to literary fiction, historical fiction to children’s literature, romance to nonfiction, about anything regarding the author’s work or writing process. Winning bidders will receive a signed, keepsake letter written by the author with their responses by mail.

The online auction will take place on eBay from Sunday, October 23, 2016 8pm through Sunday, October 30, 2016 8pm EST. Starting bids range from $50-$75.

Authors participating in the Library’s ‘Author Confidential Auction’ are some of the most beloved, diverse and prolific in current literature. They are known for popular and familiar titles such as Fates and Furies, The Perfect Storm, The Giver, The Heart of the Sea, Presumed Innocent and A Thousand Acres. Many of their works have been adapted as major motion pictures and television shows.

An interactive list of participating authors is available at

http://baconfreelibrary.org/gallery-of-authors/

and includes Lee Child, Nora Roberts, Bill Bryson, Diana Gabaldon, Jeff Kinney, JoJo Moyes, Dave Eggers, Laura Hillenbrand, Andy Weir, Peter H. Reynolds among many other notable writers.

Additional details and information on bidding rules are available at

http://baconfreelibrary.org/faqs/ (caleighkeating)
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Event location: ONLINE! You can bid in your pajamas!
Oct
27
Mary Sarah Bilder, Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention
Boston College Law Library, Thursday, October 27 at 5pm
Mary Sarah Bilder, Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention

Panel discussion on James Madison, Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
27
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
Barker Center, Thursday, October 27 at unknown time
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment

Speaking at the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
27
Jerry Thornton presents "From Darkness to Dynasty: The First 40 Years of the New England Patriots"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, October 27 at 7pm
Love them or hate them, what the New England Patriots have been able to do over the past fifteen years is nothing short of remarkable. In addition to their four Super Bowl championships, the Patriots have the best coach in the league, a smart and savvy front office, and a future Hall of Fame quarterback who is internationally recognized as the face of the NFL. The longer the Patriots continue to dominate on the field as well as in the media and the American pop culture landscape, the harder it becomes for anyone to remember them as something other than a model franchise and the ultimate paradigm of success and accomplishment.

Anyone, that is, except for Jerry Thornton. It wasn’t always sunshine and roses for the Patriots; in fact, for the bulk of their existence, it was exactly the opposite. Though difficult to fathom now, the New England Patriots of old weren’t just bad—they were laughably bad. Not so long ago, the Pats were the laughingstock of not only the NFL but also the entire sporting world.

From Darkness to Dynasty tells the unlikely history of the New England Patriots as it has never been told before. From their humble beginnings as a team bought with rainy-day money by a man who had no idea what he was doing to the fateful season that saw them win their first Super Bowl, Jerry Thornton shares the wild, humiliating, unbelievable, and wonderful stories that comprised the first forty years of what would ultimately become the most dominant franchise in NFL history.

Witty, hilarious, and brutally honest, From Darkness to Dynasty returns to the thrilling, perilous days of yesteryear—a welcome corrective for those who hate the Patriots and a useful reminder for those who love them that all glory is fleeting.

Jerry Thornton is cohost of the daily Dale and Holley Show on WEEI, Boston’s leading sports radio station and one of the first writers for Barstool Sports. In addition, Jerry is a standup comic who won the Boston Comedy Riot competition and has worked colleges and clubs all around New England. He has appeared on HBO's Emmy Award-winning "Curse of the Bambino" and Comcast Sports New England. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Oct
28
Venkatesh Narayanamurti and Toluwalogo Odumosu, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier
Harvard Book Store, Friday, 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, Friday, 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
30
John Kaag presents "American Philosophy: A Love Story"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, October 30 at 3pm
Please join us at 3pm on Sunday, October 30, when John Jacob Kaag discusses and signs his new book, American Philosophy: A Love Story.

Part intellectual history, part memoir, "American Philosophy" is an invigorating investigation of American pragmatism and the wisdom that underlies a meaningful life. The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life around.

In "American Philosophy," John Kaag--a disillusioned philosopher at sea in his marriage and career--stumbles upon a treasure trove of rare books on an old estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that once belonged to the Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. The library includes notes from Whitman, inscriptions from Frost, and first editions of Hobbes, Descartes, and Kant. As he begins to catalog and preserve these priceless books, Kaag rediscovers the very tenets of American philosophy--self-reliance, pragmatism, the transcendent--and sees them in a twenty-first-century context.

Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy. After studying under Harvard's Philosophical Four--William James, George Santayana, Josiah Royce, and George Herbert Palmer--he held the most prestigious chair at the university for the first three decades of the twentieth century. And when his teachers eventually died, he collected the great books from their libraries (filled with marginalia) and combined them with his own rare volumes at his family's estate. And there they remained for nearly eighty years, a time capsule of American thought. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Oct
30
Edgar Allan Poe, with an Introduction and notes by Kevin J. Hayes, and Foreword by William Giraldi, The Annotated Poe
Lilypad, Sunday, October 30 at 8pm
Edgar Allan Poe, with an Introduction and notes by Kevin J. Hayes, and Foreword by William Giraldi, The Annotated Poe

Edgar Allan Poe–themed Halloween party (costumes encouraged) sponsored by Harvard Book Store, featuring readings by horror author and Poe fan William Giraldi and a Poe lookalike contest (added from Harvard University Press)
Nov
3
Pamela Heyne and Jim Scherer present "In Julia's Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, November 3 at 7pm
Join us on Thursday, November 3 at 7pm when architect Pamela Heyne and long-time Julia Child photographer Jim Scherer discuss their new book.

American culinary icon Julia Child embraced the significance of the family meal and was devoted to sharing delicious food with friends and family at the comfortable dining table in her kitchen, a place where conversation was as important as cuisine. Pamela Heyne and Julia’s long-time food photographer Jim Scherer collaborate to share Julia’s kitchen design and lifestyle concepts in this book, which examines the kitchens in her Cambridge, Massachusetts, home; at la Pitchoune, the Childs’ French vacation retreat; and in her television studio.

The authors reveal which materials, layouts, and equipment Julia preferred and why, providing practical advice interspersed with Julia’s inimitable, wry humor. They bring Julia’s wisdom into the contemporary kitchen, exploring current trends, including modern green sensibilities, and varied styles of kitchens, featuring architectural designs by Heyne, Jacques Pepin’s kitchen, a renovation Julia Child consulted on for PBS’s This Old House, several celebrity home kitchens, and more. The authors have the full cooperation and assistance of The Julia Child Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, where Julia Child’s papers are housed. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Nov
3
Author, Peter Zheutlin will discuss his book Rescue Dog
Bigelow Free Public Library, Thursday, November 3 at 7pm
Listen to Peter Zheutlin, dog rescuer & author of Rescue Road (AprilClinton)
Nov
6
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot presents "Growing Each Other Up"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, November 6 at 3pm
From growing their children, parents grow themselves, learning the lessons their children teach. “Growing up”, then, is as much a developmental process of parenthood as it is of childhood. While countless books have been written about the challenges of parenting, nearly all of them position the parent as instructor and support-giver, the child as learner and in need of direction. But the parent-child relationship is more complicated and reciprocal; over time it transforms in remarkable, surprising ways. As our children grow up, and we grow older, what used to be a one-way flow of instruction and support, from parent to child, becomes instead an exchange. We begin to learn from them. The lessons parents learn from their offspring—voluntarily and involuntarily, with intention and serendipity, often through resistance and struggle—are embedded in their evolving relationships and shaped by the rapidly transforming world around them.

With Growing Each Other Up, Macarthur Prize–winning sociologist and educator Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot offers an intimately detailed, emotionally powerful account of that experience. Building her book on a series of in-depth interviews with parents around the country, she offers a counterpoint to the usual parental development literature that mostly concerns the adjustment of parents to their babies’ rhythms and the ways parents weather the storms of their teenage progeny. The focus here is on the lessons emerging adult children, ages 15 to 35, teach their parents. How are our perspectives as parents shaped by our children? What lessons do we take from them and incorporate into our worldviews? Just how much do we learn—often despite our own emotionally fraught resistance—from what they have seen of life that we, perhaps, never experienced? From these parent portraits emerges the shape of an education composed by young adult children—an education built on witness, growing, intimacy, and acceptance.

Growing Each Other Up is rich in the voices of actual parents telling their own stories of raising children and their children raising them; watching that fundamental connection shift over time. Parents and children of all ages will recognize themselves in these evocative and moving accounts and look at their own growing up in a revelatory new light. (TooFondOfBooks)
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