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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
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
588 Main St., Dunstable, MA

Local events

Mar
4
Matthew Quick will be promoting The Good Luck of Right Now
Boston Public Library, Wednesday, March 4 at 6pm
Matthew Quick will be promoting The Good Luck of Right Now (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
4
Peter Swanson will be promoting The Girl with a Clock for a Heart
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm
Peter Swanson will be promoting The Girl with a Clock for a Heart (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
4
Emily Monosson, Unnatural Selection
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm
Gonorrhea. Bed bugs. Weeds. Salamanders. People. All are evolving, some surprisingly rapidly, in response to our chemical age. In Unnatural Selection, Emily Monosson shows how our drugs, pesticides, and pollution are exerting intense selection pressure on all manner of species. And we humans might not like the result. Monosson reveals that the very code of life is more fluid than once imagined. When our powerful chemicals put the pressure on to evolve or die, beneficial traits can sweep rapidly through a population. Species with explosive population growth -- the bugs, bacteria, and weeds -- tend to thrive, while bigger, slower-to-reproduce creatures, like ourselves, are more likely to succumb.

Monosson explores contemporary evolution in all its guises. She examines the species that we are actively trying to beat back, from agricultural pests to life-threatening bacteria, and those that are collateral damage -- creatures struggling to adapt to a polluted world. Monosson also presents cutting-edge science on gene expression, showing how environmental stressors are leaving their mark on plants, animals, and possibly humans for generations to come.

Unnatural Selection is eye-opening and more than a little disquieting. But it also suggests how we might lessen our impact: manage pests without creating super bugs; protect individuals from disease without inviting epidemics; and benefit from technology without threatening the health of our children.

Emily Monosson is an environmental toxicologist, writer, and consultant. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, author of Evolution in a Toxic World: How Life Responds to Chemical Threats, and editor of Motherhood: The Elephant in the Laboratory.

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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Mar
4
Joel Baden will be promoting The Historical David
Temple Beth Elohim, Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30pm
Joel Baden will be promoting The Historical David (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
5
Brown Bag Book Discussion Group
Leominster Public Library, Thursday, March 5 at 12pm
Orphan Train by Cristiana Baker Kline (Sydney2462)
Mar
5
Alan Lightman
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, March 5 at 6pm
Alan Lightman (Ideas and opinions, A Sense of the Mysterious, Dance for Two, Einstein's Dreams, Ghost, GOOD BENITO, Reunion, The Diagnosis, The Discoveries, Screening Room, Mr g, The accidental universe)

Alan Lightman is the author of six novels, including the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams and The Diagnosis, which was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of two collections of essays and several books on science. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Nature, among other publications. A theoretical physicist as well as a writer, he has served on the faculties of Harvard and MIT, where he was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment in science and the humanities. He lives in the Boston area. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
5
Marc Goodman
Harvard Book Store, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
Marc Goodman (Future Crimes)

Marc Goodman has spent a career in law enforcement, including work as Futurist with the FBI, Senior Advisor to Interpol and street police officer. As the founder of the Future Crimes Institute and chair for Policy, Law & Ethics at Singularity University, he has continued to investigate the intriguing, often terrifying intersection of science and crime, uncovering nascent threats and combating the darker side of technology. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
5
Thursday, March 5 at 7pm - Alan Lightman, "Screening Room: Family Pictures"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, March 5 at 7pm when we welcome Alan Lightman back to the Bookshop with his newest book, a family memoir of Memphis in the 1930s-1960s, Screening Room: Family Pictures.

Alan Lightman is the author of six novels, including Einstein’s Dreams and The Diagnosis, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He is also the author of three collections of essays and several books on science. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Granta, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Nature, among other publications. Trained as a theoretical physicist, Lightman has taught at Harvard and at MIT, where he was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment in science and the humanities. He lives locally.

Location: Street: 65 Main Street City: Concord, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01742-2503 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
5
Linda Blum, Raising Generation Rx
Porter Square Books, Thursday, March 5 at 7pm
Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with "invisible disabilities" such as ADHD, mood and conduct disorders, and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. Whether they are viewed as biological problems in brain wiring or as results of the increasing medicalization of childhood, the burden of dealing with the day-to-day trials and complex medical and educational decisions falls almost entirely on mothers. Yet few ask how these mothers make sense of their children's troubles, and to what extent they feel responsibility or blame. Raising Generation Rx offers a groundbreaking study that situates mothers' experiences within an age of neuroscientific breakthrough, a high-stakes knowledge-based economy, cutbacks in public services and decent jobs, and increased global competition and racialized class and gender inequality.

Through in-depth interviews, observations of parents' meetings, and analyses of popular advice, Linda Blum examines the experiences of diverse mothers coping with the challenges of their children’s "invisible disabilities" in the face of daunting social, economic, and political realities. She reveals how mothers in widely varied households learn to advocate for their children in the dense bureaucracies of the educational and medical systems; wrestle with anguishing decisions about the use of psychoactive medications; and live with the inescapable blame and stigma in their communities.

Linda M. Blum is Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. She is the author of Between Feminism and Labor: The Significance of the Comparable Worth Movement (1991) and At the Breast: Ideologies of Breastfeeding and Motherhood in the Contemporary United States (1999).

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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Mar
6
PAX East - Store Hours Limited
Pandemonium Books and Games, Friday, March 6 at 09am
PAX East is March 6-8, 2015 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC).

Pandemonium is attending! Come visit us at our booth if you're there, or attend our board game demos or My Little Pony events!

The store will be open 2pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 8pm on Sunday. All regular events that fall within those times will occur normally. Cancelled events: FNM Standard and Modern, Sunday night MLP and Open Board Gaming.

For more info see the PAX East web site.

Location: Street: BCEC Additional: City: Boston, Province: Massachusetts Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
6
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer , Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Harvard College, Friday, March 6 at 2pm
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
, Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Lecture and signing at the Harvard Faculty Club, sponsored by the History Department (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
6
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer , Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
, Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Lecture and signing, Harvard University, presented by the History Department with support from the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
6
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer , Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Harvard Law School, Friday, March 6 at 4pm
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
, Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Lecture and conversation with discussants Christine Desan, David Kennedy, and Stephen Marglin of Harvard University, presented by the History Department; Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies; Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History; and others (added from Harvard University Press)… (more)
Mar
6
Alan Lightman
Harvard Book Store, Friday, March 6 at 7pm
Alan Lightman (Ideas and opinions, A Sense of the Mysterious, Dance for Two, Einstein's Dreams, Ghost, GOOD BENITO, Reunion, The Diagnosis, The Discoveries, Screening Room, Mr g, The accidental universe)

Alan Lightman is the author of six novels, including the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams and The Diagnosis, which was a National Book Award finalist. He is also the author of two collections of essays and several books on science. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and Nature, among other publications. A theoretical physicist as well as a writer, he has served on the faculties of Harvard and MIT, where he was the first person to receive a dual faculty appointment in science and the humanities. He lives in the Boston area. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
6
Dan Gunn, The Emperor of Ice-Cream
Porter Square Books, Friday, March 6 at 7pm
Claire Messud introduces a debut novelist with a respected literary reputation.

In The Emperor of Ice-Cream, we are introduced to Lucia. Now in her eighties, this daughter of Italian immigrants looks back on her youth spent in Scotland during the 1920s and 30s. She remembers her three brothers, Dario, Giulio and Emilio, and the very different ways they lived through these decades: the eldest establishes the Edinburgh Fascist club, the second sets up a luxurious ice-cream parlor, the youngest hones his verbal skills for a future as a poet. Lucia learns what it is to be an immigrant and to wonder where 'home' is; she encounters religious sectarianism, idealism, and disillusionment. She experiences passion, hope, and disappointment.

When she falls in love in Rome, it appears that happiness is Lucia's for the asking, until unstoppable forces intervene—in both of her countries. With mounting tension, her tale leads through the rise of Fascism to the terrible moment in June 1940 when Mussolini declares war, and British Italians are interned. When hundreds are herded as 'enemy aliens' onto a ship bound for exile, among their number are two of her brothers. Determined to tell their story before it is too late, Lucia gives an account of one of the most shameful episodes in Britain’s Second World War.

Through his portrayal of Lucia's singular vision and voice, Dan Gunn has created an unforgettable character who, while registering the buffets of history, is—just possibly—writing herself toward some overdue inner peace.

Dan Gunn is a professor of comparative literature and English at the American University of Paris, where he is also the director of the Center for Writers and Translators. He writes regularly for the Times Literary Supplement and is editor of the chapbooks collectively entitled The Cahiers Series (Sylph Editions).

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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Mar
6
Louisa Catherine Adams, edited by Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor, with a foreword by Laura Bush, A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams
Massachusetts Historical Society, Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm
Louisa Catherine Adams, edited by Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor, with a foreword by Laura Bush, A Traveled First Lady: Writings of Louisa Catherine Adams

Editors Margaret A. Hogan and C. James Taylor at “A Traveled First Lady: An Evening with Louisa Catherine Adams,” Massachusetts Historical Society (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
7
Once Upon a Cloud Storytime
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Manchester, Saturday, March 7 at 11am
Once Upon a Cloud by Claire Keane

Storytime, Special Event, Children's Event Join us March 7 at 11:00 am for Storytime featuring our Picture Book of the Month, Once Upon a Cloud. Celeste wants to give her mother something special, but what? Join Celeste on her journey to find the perfect gift! (added from Barnes & Noble)
Mar
7
Nerd Musician Concert
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, March 7 at 2pm
Join us for a concert Saturday, March 2nd, 2pm to 4pm! Musicians Sarah Donner, Glen Raphael, and Joe Degeorge will be playing a concert in the store basement while they're in town for PAX. Come and enjoy!

The performers will be asking a $10 donation.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
8
Book Club
Porter Square Books, Sunday, March 8 at 11am
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
8
Sunday, March 8 at 3pm - Linda Booth Sweeney, "When the Wind Blows"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, March 8 at 3pm
Linda Booth Sweeney is a Concord-based award-winning author and systems educator.

Linda works with people of all ages to integrate a deeper understanding of living systems into everyday decisions. She develops materials and online activities for systems thinking and works with a variety of organizations, including PBS Learning Media, Farm-Based Education Association, and local Audubon nature centers, to integrate the principles of living systems into their educational programs.

Location: Street: 65 Main Street City: Concord, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01742-2503 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
9
Book Club
Porter Square Books, Monday, March 9 at 4pm
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
9
Valerie Sperling, Sex, Politics, and Putin
Porter Square Books, Monday, March 9 at 7pm
In Sex, Politics, and Putin, Valerie Sperling investigates how gender stereotypes and sexualization have been used as tools of political legitimation in contemporary Russia. Despite their enmity, regime allies and detractors alike have wielded traditional concepts of masculinity, femininity, and homophobia as a means of symbolic endorsement or disparagement of political leaders and policies.

By repeatedly using machismo as a means of legitimation, Putin's regime (unlike that of Gorbachev or Yeltsin) opened the door to the concerted use of gendered rhetoric and imagery as a means to challenge regime authority. Sex, Politics, and Putin analyzes the political uses of gender norms and sexualization in Russia through three case studies: pro- and anti-regime groups' activism aimed at supporting or undermining the political leaders on their respective sides; activism regarding military conscription and patriotism; and feminist activism. Arguing that gender norms are most easily invoked as tools of authority-building when there exists widespread popular acceptance of misogyny and homophobia, Sperling also examines the ways in which sexism and homophobia are reflected in Russia's public sphere.

Valerie Sperling is Professor of Political Science at Clark University. She is the author of Altered States: The Globalization of Accountability and Organizing Women in Contemporary Russia: Engendering Transition.

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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Mar
10
Sonja Yoerg, House Broken, and Lissa Warren, The Good Luck Cat
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm
For veterinarian Geneva Novak, animals can be easier to understand than people. They’re also easier to forgive. But when her mother, Helen, is injured in a vodka-fueled accident, it’s up to Geneva to give her the care she needs. Since her teens, Geneva has kept her self-destructive mother at arm’s length. Now, with two slippery teenagers of her own at home, the last thing she wants is to add Helen to the mix. But Geneva’s husband convinces her that letting Helen live with them could be her golden chance to repair their relationship. Geneva isn’t expecting her mother to change anytime soon, but she may finally get answers to the questions she’s been asking for so long. As the truth about her family unfolds, however, Geneva may find secrets too painful to bear and too terrible to forgive.

Sonja Yoerg grew up in Stowe, Vermont, and earned her Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. Her non-fiction book about animal intelligence, Clever as a Fox was published in 2001. She currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband. Together they run, garden, remodel houses, cook, eat, drink wine, then run some more. House Broken is her first novel.

Lissa Warren's father needed a retirement companion while his wife and daughter were at work. Enter Ting, a seven-pound Korat who changed his life, and the life of the family. All kittens are mischievous, but Ting, "the cat grenade," was real trouble. She was also smart, endearing, and the soul of the Warren family.

In late 2008, Lissa's father died of a heart attack. The images from that night still haunt her especially the EKG readout ending in one long, devastating em dash. Less than a year later, Lissa and her mother stared at another EKG readout, this time for Ting. A living feline extension of the man they missed so much the man they had tried, but failed, to save, she was diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition. The only option was to have a human pacemaker implanted in the cat -- a procedure even the best animal hospital in Boston hadn't performed in a decade.

Determined not to lose another family member, they embarked on a medical odyssey on behalf of the gray cat who had been her father's shadow -- a journey that would prepare one of them for her own serious diagnosis. A gorgeously written memoir about grief, hope, and how pets both complicate and enrich our lives, The good luck cat is a testament to the power of the human and the feline spirit.

Lissa Warren is vice president and senior director of publicity at Da Capo Press. She is the author of The Savvy Author's Guide to Book Publicity, and teaches at Emerson College.

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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Mar
11
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool
Boston Public Library - West End Branch, Wednesday, March 11 at 6pm
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
11
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool
Boston Public Library, Wednesday, March 11 at 6pm
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool (added from HarperCollins)
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