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

Middle Grade Book Club
Townsend Public Library, Friday, October 21 at 4:30pm
Join Miss Molly for this fun middle school book group!
This month we are reading The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi
About the book:
When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, "WondLa." Tony DiTerlizzi honors traditional children's literature in this totally original space age adventure: one that is as complex as an alien planet, but as simple as a child's wish for a place to belong.
Breathtaking two-color illustrations throughout reveal another dimension of Tony DiTerlizzi's vision, and, for those readers with a webcam, the book also features Augmented Reality in several places, revealing additional information about Eva Nine's world. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Friends Members Preview Sale
Flint Public Library, Friday, October 21 at 7pm
Friends Members only tonight for the special preview night from 6 to 8pm. Not a member of the Friends? No problem. Join the Friends for $25 and begin shopping for books!
Please note: the library is otherwise closed. (added from Eventkeeper)
Annual Book Sale and Cafe
Flint Public Library, Saturday, October 22 at 11am
The doors open at 10am for the annual book sale and cafe!
Hard Covers $2; Paperbacks $1; DVD's and Music $1; Children's Items $.50.
Browse our collection then enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and a pumpkin pastry. Glenda the Good Witch will be happy to have her picture taken with any children who would like a picture with Glenda. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Flint Public Library.
Please note: The library is otherwise closed and we have received so many donations we can not accept anymore donations this year. Thank you! (added from Eventkeeper)
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Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival
Haverhill Public Library, Saturday, October 22 at 11am
Presented by River City Writers.
Join us as we celebrate books this Halloween season! 33 Authors and Artists gather to present panel discussions on New England horror traditions, ghost stories, why scary stories are good for kids, and much more! Authors will be selling and autographing their books. This event is sponsored by River City Writers and Jabberwocky Bookshop!
This event is FREE and open to the public!!!
Please share!!
Our lineup of participating authors, artists, and filmmakers includes:
Christopher Golden
Brian Keene
Mary Sangiovanni
James A. Moore
Thomas E. Sniegoski
Josh Malerman
Paul Tremblay
Leigh Perry
Craig Shaw Gardner
John Langan
Kat Howard
Nicholas Kaufmann
Rio Youers
Toni LP Kelner
John M. McIlveen
Glenn Chadbourne
Jack Haringa
Jason Ciaramella
Hillary Monahan
EJ Stevens
Bracken MacLeod
Errick Nunnally
Kristin Dearborn
Douglas Wynne
Christopher Irvin
Izzy Lee
Scott Goudsward
Tony Tremblay
Gardner Goldsmith
Jan Kozlowski
Daniel Braum
Gregory Bastianelli
Amber Fallon
Please note that most of our authors are planning to be set up for the entire event. The following authors will be signing for a limited time, as noted below:
Christopher Irvin (12-1)
Douglas Wynne (10-1)
Errick Nunnally (1-3)
John Langan (12-1)
Josh Malerman (1-3)
Kat Howard (1- 3)
Nicholas Kaufmann (10-12)
Paul Tremblay (1-3)
Rio Youers (1-3)
Also, please note that (obviously) authors signing all day will be absent from their tables during their scheduled panels.
The preliminary schedule of panels at this year's Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival is right here! Don't miss a moment!
10 – 11 a.m.
A Haunted Legacy: 100 Years of Shirley Jackson
Paul Tremblay, John Langan (M), Toni L.P. Kelner, Leigh Perry, Jack Haringa
In her brief life, Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) produced some of the most enduring horror novels and short stories of the 20th century, including "The Lottery," "The Summer People," We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and The Haunting of Hill House. Her work has recently been reissued and re-examined, there is a literary award named for her, and writers from Joyce Carol Oates to Stephen King have spoken of her influence. What makes her work so enduring and so powerful? How does she still influence the writers of today?
11 – 12 a.m.
Fear in Four Colors: Horror Comics from Past to Present
Jason Ciaramella, Christopher Irvin (M), Brian Keene, Amber Fallon, Glenn Chadbourne
Since comic books first hit the stands in the 1930s, horror tropes have been an essential part of the art form, providing villains and settings for the stories that filled those pulp pages. In the 1950s, the success of horror comics nearly brought the industry down, but the creepy, eerie, and monstrous made a return just a decade or so later and its been around ever since. How does the medium lend itself to the horror genre? What are the essential horror comics to read, from both the past and today? Readers and creators discuss how the oldest type of story fits with the original American art form.
12 – 1 p.m.
21st Century Frights: New Millennium Monsters in Fiction and Film
Daniel Braum, Izzy Lee, Josh Malerman, Rio Youers, Bracken MacLeod (M)
Each century brings us its new monsters and frights, either inventing them from whole cloth or refining folklore into literary and cinematic forms. What new creatures stalk the horror landscape in these media, and what might they say about our world and ourselves? Panelists will discuss both their own work and that of their contemporaries.
1 – 2 p.m.
How to Slay a Demon: Lessons from Growing Up with Horror
Thomas E. Sniegoski, Gardner Goldsmith, Christopher Golden, Hillary Monahan, Craig Shaw Gardner (M)
Neil Gaiman famously wrote, "Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." Horror novels and films hold lessons for children, too, both inspirational and cautionary. Panelists will discuss their childhood experiences with horror stories and suggest works for a variety of ages.
2 – 3 p.m.
Quaint Little Terrors: Small-Town New England and the Horror Tradition
Scott Goudsward, Kristin Dearborn, Gregory Bastianelli, John M. McIlveen, Tony Tremblay (M)
From H.P. Lovecraft's Dunwich, Massachusetts, to Stephen King's Derry, Maine, to John Carpenter's Hobb's End, New Hampshire, the small town in New England has been portrayed as a repository, generator, or magnet for the sinister and horrific. Native New Englanders and horror writers all, the panelists will discuss just why those little towns are such perfect settings for horror stories large and small.
3 – 4 p.m.
Some of my Best Friends Are Vampires: Diversity in Urban Fantasy
Kat Howard, Errick Nunnally, Nicholas Kaufmann (M), Douglas Wynne, E.J. Stevens
Much of the first wave of urban fantasy and paranormal mysteries didn't contain many characters that reflected the diverse nature of the real world. They tended to be white, middle class, and North American in both setting and population. A new wave of writers in these subgenres are exploring cities and characters that are more inclusive. Panelists will discuss approaches to broader perspectives, challenges they face, and the best works of urban fantasy that embrace the multicultural nature of our world.

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Music Through the Decades with David Polansky
Newbury Town Library, Saturday, October 22 at 2pm
Music Through the Decades
Recently The Norman Rockwell Museum commissioned David to develop "Music Through The Decades", a fun filled hour in which the audience learns how the last hundred-plus years of American and world history have influenced the great American Popular Song Book. Using keyboard, trumpet, and vocals David brings alive the music of George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Fats Waller, George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, and a host of others. These are songs inspired by the gay 90?s, the advent of the automobile, World War I, the Roaring 20?s, The Great Depression, WWII, Big Band, Atomic Age, Swing Eras, Broadway and the Wild West (OverThere, Sweet Georgia Brown, Brother Can You Spare a Dime,Rosie the Riveter and much more). The show very often ends with a standing ovation. David engages the audience, taking questions, performing requests, and telling anecdotes about famous musicians as well as some about his own life as a musician. David?s Louis Armstrong impersonation is legendary and never fails to thrill everyone. A career musician, David has played with Sandler and Young, Phyllis Diller, Henny Youngman, Ray Bolger, Arthur Fiedler, The Platters, The Coasters....The list goes on and on.
This program is a real winner. Sign up to reserve your spot! (added from Eventkeeper)
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Book Sale continues
Flint Public Library, Sunday, October 23 at 2pm
The Book Sale continues 1pm to 5pm and next week when the library is open for regular business hours. Lots of good bargains still to be found! (added from Eventkeeper)
Acton Memorial Library, Sunday, October 23 at 3:30pm
This year's title isCaptive Histories: English, French, and Native Narratives of the 1704 Deerfield Raid. Authors Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney draw from  original sources—both captive narratives and Indian oral traditions—that describe the attack on Deerfield, Massachusetts. Alternatively, readers may read Captors and Captives by the same writers which synthesizes the core documents. Kevin Sweeney will attend the discussion and add his insights. Copies of the books will be available at the circulation desk in late September.
The program is presented by the Friends of Pine Hawk, Acton's local archaeological organization. (added from Eventkeeper)
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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

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


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!
Book Sale Set-up
Topsfield Public Library, Monday, October 24 at 01am
Book Sale continues
Flint Public Library, Monday, October 24 at 11am
Adult Coloring Group
Nashua Public Library, Monday, October 24 at 3pm
Rediscover the joys and relaxation of coloring, every Monday at 2 pm. Come with friends or meet new ones! Bring your own coloring books, colored pencils, and markers, or use ours. (added from Eventkeeper)
Grades 4 & 5 Book Group
Wadleigh Memorial Library - GMILCS, Monday, October 24 at 7pm
Book clubs are a fun way to have your children form new friendships while engaging in activities that are geared to promote a love of reading. What's more, membership in a book group can help children stay motivated to read if they otherwise have difficulty picking a book and sticking with it.
Tonight we will be discussing our assigned reading: Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally).
This group is for students in grades 4 and 5 only. Registration is required. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Adult Coloring Night!
Derry Public Library - GMILCS, Monday, October 24 at 7:30pm
It's our monthly Adult Coloring night! Bring your books, colored pencils, and creativity! We provide materials as well! Come join your fellow artists! (added from Eventkeeper)
Color Me Calm
Topsfield Public Library, Monday, October 24 at 7:30pm
Adult coloring is the newest way to be artistic. Bring your own colored pencilsand coloring books, or use the library's. The library has purchased new adult coloring books and dot-to-dot books. No pressure, just drop in and color!  Must be 16 or older to attend. (added from Eventkeeper)
Middle Grade Book Share
Lincoln Public Library, Monday, October 24 at 8pm
Are you in 7th and 8th grade and wondering what to read next? Join the library's Book Share Group! Discover new books based on other kids' recommendations and to share what you've been reading. Snacks provided. No registration necessary. Group will meet Sept - May 7-8pm.
Contact Debbie Leopold at 781-259-8465 x4 or dleopold@minlib.net (added from Eventkeeper)
Monday Night Bookclub: The Wrong Girl
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, Monday, October 24 at 8:15pm
This group is overfull and is currenlty closed to new members. Tonight Doris facilitates discussion on Hank Phillippi Ryan's The Wrong Girl. This 2013 mystery involves an adoption agency scandal,a murder and a missing infant, and yes, this is the Hank Phillippi Ryan, investigative reporter for Channel 7 news. (added from Eventkeeper)
Venkatesh Narayanamurti and Toluwalogo Odumosu, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier
Venkatesh Narayanamurti and Toluwalogo Odumosu, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier

Panel discussion and Q&A, Harvard Kennedy School (added from Harvard University Press)
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)
Library Card Secrets
Bigelow Free Public Library, Thursday, October 27 at 6pm
Did you know?
Your library card gives you access to:
Free classes
Free music
Free video streaming
All that without leaving your house!

Learn about what your card can do! (AprilClinton)
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard, Thursday, October 27 at 6pm
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment

Speaking and signing with both authors (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence) and additional discussants Lawrence D. Bobo, Charles Fried, Gregory Fried, and Elaine Scarry, moderated by Homi Bhabha, presented by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University (added from Harvard University Press)… (more)
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)
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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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)
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)
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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