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
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
588 Main St., Dunstable, MA

Local events

Milford - SARAH SMILEY dinner and book signing at the Masonic Temple, Milford.
Toadstool Bookshop - Milford, Tuesday, September 16 at 5:30pm
Please join us for a very special event featuring writer SARAH SMILEY and her book, Dinner with the Smileys.

The heartfelt true story of a wife and mother’s yearlong experience inviting one new guest to dinner for each week that her husband was deployed.

But Dinner with the Smileys isn’t really about dinner. And it’s not about the military. It’s about strangers who came together to help raise three boys in the absence of their father.

It’s a love story about marriage, motherhood, and the importance of community in all of our lives.

Inside this personal story are the universal issues of loss, grief, loneliness, regrets, sacrifice, and, ultimately, unexpected joy and finding one’s own strength.

In the spirit of community and Sarah's memoir, we invite you to join the Masons, Lion's Club, SHARE, and the Souhegan Transition Network for their weekly spaghetti (salad, garlic bread) dinner at the Masonic Temple on 30 Mont Vernon Rd, Milford (603-673-3681). Ample parking in the lot, next door at the Milford Post Office, and across the street at Rite Aid. After dinner, Sarah will present her wonderful book and be available to sign copies. Please don't miss this opportunity to step 'outside the box', meet friends old and new, and (re)discover the beauty and diversity in your community. It's as simple as saying "Yes".

The event is NO CHARGE for this event. We kindly ask an RSVP (673-1734) to insure ample seating, and that you each bring a non-perishable item. Monetary donations are always welcome to offset food expenses.

YOU can skip the meal and still attend Sarah's presentation. Dinner should be wrapping up between 6:30 and 7 p.m. We'll start the book portion of the program over coffee and dessert.

Location: Street: 614 Nashua Street, Lorden Plaza Additional: 603-673-1734 City: Milford, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03055 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Laurence Ralph, Renegade Dreams
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm
"Renegade Dreams is a tour de force—extremely well written and engaging, and replete with original insights. Once I began reading Ralph's book I had a difficult time putting it down. His field research is fascinating. And his explicit discussion of the interconnections of inner-city injury with government, community institutions, as well as how it is related to historical and social processes, is a major contribution." -- William Julius Wilson

Every morning Chicagoans wake up to the same stark headlines that read like some macabre score: "13 shot, 4 dead overnight across the city," and nearly every morning the same elision occurs: what of the nine other victims? As with war, much of our focus on inner-city violence is on the death toll, but the reality is that far more victims live to see another day and must cope with their injuries—both physical and psychological—for the rest of their lives. Renegade Dreams is their story. Walking the streets of one of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods—where the local gang has been active for more than fifty years—Laurence Ralph talks with people whose lives are irrecoverably damaged, seeking to understand how they cope and how they can be better helped.

Going deep into a West Side neighborhood most Chicagoans only know from news reports—a place where children have been shot just for crossing the wrong street—Ralph unearths the fragile humanity that fights to stay alive there, to thrive, against all odds. He talks to mothers, grandmothers, and pastors, to activists and gang leaders, to the maimed and the hopeful, to aspiring rappers, athletes, or those who simply want safe passage to school or a steady job. Gangland Chicago, he shows, is as complicated as ever. It’s not just a warzone but a community, a place where people's dreams are projected against the backdrop of unemployment, dilapidated housing, incarceration, addiction, and disease, the many hallmarks of urban poverty that harden like so many scars in their lives. Recounting their stories, he wrestles with what it means to be an outsider in a place like this, whether or not his attempt to understand, to help, might not in fact inflict its own damage. Ultimately he shows that the many injuries these people carry—like dreams—are a crucial form of resilience, and that we should all think about the ghetto differently, not as an abandoned island of unmitigated violence and its helpless victims but as a neighborhood, full of homes, as a part of the larger society in which we all live, together, among one another.

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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Brown Bag Book Club
Harvard Public Library, Wednesday, September 17 at 1pm
The Brown Bag Book Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at noon. Bring a lunch and the coffee is on us. Drop ins are welcome! (added from Eventkeeper)
Acton Memorial Library, Wednesday, September 17 at 4pm
Need help downloading library books to an e-reader? Creating a document or attaching it to an email? We can help with common situations. (added from Eventkeeper)
Spencer Quinn
Wellesley Books, Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm
Spencer Quinn is the author of six previous Chet and Bernie mystery novels: Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, To Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much, A Fistful of Collars, and The Sound and the Furry. He lives on Cape Cod with his dogs Audrey and Pearl. When not keeping them out of mischief, he is hard at work on the next Chet and Bernie mystery. Keep up with him—and with Chet and Bernie—by visiting ChetTheDog.com. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Judges Who Write: Gordon Martin and Michael Ponsor
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm
Join two Massachusetts judges who are writers as well, one with a memoir of his work in the civil rights movement and one with a legal thriller.

The personal account of a community and a lawyer united to battle one of the most recalcitrant bastions of resistance to civil rights.

In 1961, Forrest County, Mississippi, became a focal point of the civil rights movement when the United States Justice Department filed a lawsuit against its voting registrar Theron Lynd. While 30 percent of the county's residents were black, only twelve African Americans were on its voting rolls. United States v. Lynd was the first trial that resulted in the conviction of a southern registrar for contempt of court. The case served as a model for other challenges to voter discrimination in the South and was an important influence in shaping the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Count Them One by One is a comprehensive account of the groundbreaking case written by one of the Justice Department's trial attorneys. Gordon A. Martin, Jr., then a newly minted lawyer, traveled to Hattiesburg from Washington to help shape the federal case against Lynd. He met with and prepared the government's sixteen courageous black witnesses who had been refused registration, found white witnesses, and was one of the lawyers during the trial.

Decades later, Martin returned to Mississippi to find these brave men and women he had never forgotten. He interviewed the still-living witnesseses, their children, and friends. Martin intertwines these current reflections with vivid commentary about the case itself. The result is an impassioned, cogent fusion of reportage, oral history, and memoir about a trial that fundamentally reshaped liberty and the South.

Gordon A. Martin, Jr., Boston, Massachusetts, is a retired trial judge and an adjunct professor at New England School of Law. His work has been published in the Boston Globe, Commonweal, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, various law reviews, and other periodicals.

When a drive-by shooting in Holyoke, Massachusetts, claims the lives of a Puerto Rican drug dealer and a hockey mom volunteering at an inner-city clinic, the police arrest a rival gang member. With no death penalty in Massachusetts, the US attorney shifts the double homicide out of state jurisdiction into federal court so he can seek a death sentence.

The Honorable David S. Norcross, a federal judge with only two years on the bench, now presides over the first death penalty case in the state in decades. He must referee the clash of an ambitious female prosecutor and a brilliant veteran defense attorney in a high-stress environment of community outrage, media pressure, vengeful gang members, and a romantic entanglement that threatens to capsize his trial—not to mention the most dangerous force of all: the unexpected.

Michael Ponsor graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed him a life-tenured US district judge. From 2000 to 2001, he presided over a five-month death penalty trial, the first in Massachusetts in over fifty years. Judge Ponsor continues to serve as a senior US district judge in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Western Division. The Hanging Judge is his first novel.

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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The Copernicus Complex
Harvard Book Store, Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm
Meet astrophysicist Caleb Scharf as he reads from his new book The Copernicus Complex. (added from Macmillan)
Derry Library Evening Book Group
Derry Public Library - GMILCS, Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm
Do you like to read? Do you often wish to discuss the book or want to know what others thought of it?  Well we have just the thing. Take part in our new evening book group!  Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 17th and we will meet from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The book will be: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou and will be available for pick-up at the front desk.   Come join the discussion!   (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Somerville Reads Kickoff: Stephen Puleo, author of Dark Tide
Somerville Public Library, Wednesday, September 17 at 8pm
Please join us as we welcome Stephen Puleo, author of Dark Tide: the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919.
Shortly after noon on January 15, 1919, a 50-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed on Boston's waterfront, disgorging its contents in a 15-foot-high wave of molasses that traveled at 35 miles per hour. The Great Boston Molasses Flood claimed the lives of 21 people and caused widespread destruction. For the first time, the story of the flood is told here in its full historical context, from the tank's construction in 1915 through the multiyear lawsuit that followed the disaster. Dark Tide uses the gripping drama of the flood to examine the sweeping changes brought about by World War I, Prohibition, the anarchist movement, immigration, and the expanding role of big business in society. It's also a chronicle of the courage of ordinary people, from the firemen caught in an unimaginable catastrophe to the soldier-lawyer who presided over the lawsuit with heroic impartiality.
This critically acclaimed Boston-area bestseller was selected by the Boston Authors Club as a finalist for its prestigious Julia Ward Howe Award for literary merit, and the Associated Press included it in its "round-up" selection of books to read, a recommendation that appeared in more than 80 newspapers nationwide. The Boston Globe wrote that "giving a human face to tragedy is part of the brilliance" of Dark Tide. The book was also the subject of a History Channel program, and Steve discussed Dark Tide on C-Span's Book TV.
Stephen Puleo is an author, historian, university teacher, public speaker, and communications professional. His books include The Caning: The Assault That Drove America to Civil War; A City So Grand: The Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston 1850-1900; The Boston Italians: A Story of Pride, Perseverance and Paesani, from the Years of the Great Immigration to the Present Day; and Due to Enemy Action: The True World War II Story of the USS Eagle 56.
Somerville Reads is a project that promotes literacy and community engagement by encouraging people all over the City to read and discuss the same book. Copies of Dark Tide are available for check out at all Somerville Public Library locations. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Monthly Book Discussion Group
Merrimack Public Library - GMILCS, Wednesday, September 17 at 8pm
The first in a 4-part series themed "Sherlock Holmes".
This month's book is The Sherlockian by Graham Moore. Modern day researcher and Sherlock Holmes enthusiast Harold White is shocked when a fellow scholar is murdered ... while in 1890s London, Conan Doyle hunts a serial killer to prove his superiority to his famous character. Chapters alternate between White's amateur sleuthing in Europe and Doyle's own account of his search for a killer
This group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from September-June and is open to adults and teens. Extra copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk in the month before the discussion date. Registration is helpful for planning purposes. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Novel Ideas: Fiction Book Club for Adults
Woburn Public Library, Wednesday, September 17 at 8pm
Join us for theinaugural meeting of our new fiction book club Novel Ideas! We will discuss Life after Life by Kate Atkinson, a novel that illuminates how seemingly minute changes in choice can alter one's path and impact the larger world in which one lives. Thought-provoking yet not devoid of humor, Atkinson's latest harkens back to the choose your own adventure stories of our youth. Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. Light refreshments will be served, and all are welcome. For more information or to arrange for accessibility, please contact Andrea Bunker by calling (781) 933-0148 or emailing abunker@minlib.net.  (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Night Readers
Memorial Hall Library, Wednesday, September 17 at 8pm
Night Readers is a popular book discussion program for children between the ages of 9-12 (with a favorite adult). It will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from 7:00-8:00 pm. Please register online (child's name only), and request and read the book before the meeting. This month's selection is Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea. (added from Eventkeeper)
Room Booked
George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Thursday, September 18 at 01am
Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
The Harvard Coop, Thursday, September 18 at 4pm
Peter Thiel
Blake Masters (added from Random House)
Peter Thiel
Harvard Business School Burden Auditorium, Thursday, September 18 at 4pm
Peter Thiel (added from Random House)
Molasses Storytime & Cookie Decorating!
Somerville Public Library - West Branch, Thursday, September 18 at 4:30pm
We'll be reading Molasses Flood by Blair Lent, then we'll decorate yummy molasses cookies. Join us! This program will be repeated at the East Branch Library on Thursday, September 25th at 3:30 p.m.

Please note: The West Branch Library is not wheelchair accessible. Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication or any other reasonable accommodation are invited to make their needs known to the City's ADA Coordinator, Betsy Allen. She can be reached at 617-625-6600 x2323 or ballen@somervillema.gov. The City of Somerville's disability policy can be found on the City's Commision for Persons with Disabilities page. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Second Hand Prose Used Book Sale
George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Thursday, September 18 at 6pm
Come check out Second Hand Prose at Night. The Friends of the Library USED BOOK SALE is now open twice monthly, on the 2nd Sunday from 11am-3pm, AND the 3rd Thursday from 5pm - 8pm.
Hardcovers $1. Paperbacks $0.50. Bag of Romance books for $1. CDs and DVDs $2. FREE magazines. New stock each month.
All book sales are held in the lower level of the Hills Memorial Library Building at 18 Library Street. Please enter via the ramp at the rear of the building. DONATIONS of DVDs, CDs, and gently used books may be brought to Second Hand Prose or to the Library during regular hours. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks
Porter Square Books, Thursday, September 18 at 6:30pm
Join us at First Parish Church in Harvard Square to hear David Mitchell in conversation with Joe Hill, reading from his latest novel.

This is a ticketed event. One ticket is included with each copy of the book.

(If you are ordering online, please put "ticket" in the comments. Online orders must be prepaid. Choose "pay by credit card" at checkout.)

Books and tickets can be picked up in the store after the book goes on sale on September 2, or at the event.

"Is The bone clocks the most ambitious novel ever written, or just the most Mitchell-esque? . . . From gritty realism to far-out fantasy, each section has its own charm and surprises. With its wayward thoughts, chance meetings, and attention to detail, David Mitchell’s novel is a thing of beauty."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and master prose stylist, David Mitchell—the prizewinning author of Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet—has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The bone clocks, crackles with invention and wit—fiction at its most spellbinding and memorable.

Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: A sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as "the radio people" Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Now, as she wanders deeper into the English countryside, visions and coincidences reorder her reality until they assume the aura of a nightmare brought to life. For Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics—and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly's life, affecting all the people Holly loves—even the ones who are not yet born. A Cambridge scholarship boy grooming himself for wealth and influence, a conflicted father who feels alive only while reporting from occupied Iraq, a middle-aged writer mourning his exile from the bestseller list—all have a part to play in this surreal, invisible war on the margins of our world. From the medieval Swiss Alps to the nineteenth-century Australian bush, from a hotel in Shanghai to a Manhattan townhouse in the near future, their stories come together in moments of everyday grace and extraordinary wonder.

David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Black Swan Green, Cloud Atlas, Number9Dream, and Ghostwritten. Twice shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Mitchell was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2007. With KA Yoshida, Mitchell translated from the Japanese the internationally bestselling memoir The Reason I Jump. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

Joe Hill is the author of three novels, Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, and NOS4A2, as well as a prize-winning collection of stories, 20th Century Ghosts. He also wrote a pair of comics: Locke & Key and Wraith (which ties into the world of NOS4A2). Some nice people gave him an Eisner Award for his work in funny books, which is a great honor, even if "funny" probably doesn’t do a good job of describing the kinds of things that happen in the comics.

Location: Street: First Parish Church Additional: 1 Church St. City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02138 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Andrew Coburn, "Spouses and Other Crimes" (Andover)
Andover Bookstore, Thursday, September 18 at 6:30pm
Rendered with Edgar-nominated author Andrew Coburns signature style of chilly elegance, here are eleven stories that touch us with the headiness of an American saga. In the genre-defying territory of his bestselling novels these are the lyrical and beautiful struggles of small-town characters playing out the equations of their lives in this, Coburn s first ever collection of short fiction.

This title is available for pre-order at the Andover Bookstore

Spouses and Other Crimes releases October 17, 2014, but early copies will be available for purchase at our event!

Location: Andover Bookstore Street: 89 R Main Street City: Andover, (added from IndieBound)
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Milford - CLASSICS CROWD meets to discuss timeless literature.
Toadstool Bookshop - Milford, Thursday, September 18 at 6:30pm
The Classics Crowd meets every other month on the third* Thursday to discuss books voted on by concensus. Join them for lively chats on treasured favorites, or discover a new gem. Interested members are always welcome. Don't be shy!

Next meeting: SEPTEMBER 18 for Dubliners by James Joyce.

*almost every 3rd Thursday, sometimes they move the meeting up or down a week to accomodate the most members. Call to confirm if you interested in attending.

Location: Street: 614 Nashua Street, Lorden Plaza Additional: 603-673-1734 City: Milford, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03055 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Room Booked
George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library, Thursday, September 18 at 7pm
Chapter and Verse Book Club
Stevens Memorial Library, Thursday, September 18 at 7:30pm
Designed for children's literature enthusiasts, anyone who enjoys reading and discussing books written for children and teenagers. The Chapter and Verse Book Club, part of the Children's Literature Network (CLN), is a nationwide activity. On the third Thursday of every month, each participating chapter discusses the same titles, chosen by CLN from a wide range of genres and reading levels, and then share their responses. To get a copy of this month's books, sign-up in the Children's Room, call or email your request. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
NEW DATE - Tarot Reading and Intuition Fun with Val Duda
Townsend Public Library, Thursday, September 18 at 8pm
Join Valerie Duda for a fun and interactive workshop designed to help you tap into your intuition. Through a series of techniques,
you'll learn how to utilize oracle/tarot cards as a powerful tool in assisting you in your personal life!
This program is run on donations. A suggested donation of $5 to Val would be welcome. (added from Eventkeeper)
Khans of Tarkir pre-release Midnight Madness
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, September 20 at 00:01am
This weekend is the Magic Khans of Tarkir pre-release weekend.

Friday night (Saturday at 12:01 am) Midnight Madness!

Pre-release Sealed Deck Event starts at midnight. Registration starts at 11:30 pm Friday night.

Price: $25 / Entry

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Magic Prerelease: Khans of Tarkir
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, September 20 at 10am
PRE-RELEASE Cost: $30 / Entry per event Registration begins one hour before each event 4 Events: 10 AM Noon 4 pm 6 pm Format: Sealed Deck Prize: Packs based on record Maps of the UMASS campus can be viewed on the UMASS web site. Pre-registration for UMass events is not available, just come in and register on site.

Location: Street: 100 William Morrisey Drive Additional: UMass Campus Center City: Boston, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02125 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
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