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Location: Whitman, MA 02382, United States

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There are 9 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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100 Webster Street, Whitman, MA 02382
East Crossing Plaza 716A Crescent St, Brockton, MA 02302
600 Glinewicz Way, Abington, MA 02351
54 Kingman St., Brockton, MA 02302
32 Union Street, East Bridgewater, MA 02333
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20 Belmont Street, Rockland, MA 02370
304 Main St., Brockton, MA 02301
4632 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA 02635-2533
Superior Courthouse, 72 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301
1 Maquan Street, Hanson, MA 02341
132 Maquan Street, Hanson, MA 02341
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222 N. Main Street, West Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02379-1273
540 Forest Ave., Brockton, MA 02301
80 Howard Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379
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Hannover Mall, 1775 Washington St, Hannover, MA 02339
534 Hanover St, Hanover, MA 02339
280 West Main St., Avon, MA 02322
2 Plymouth Street, Holbrook, MA 02343
1 Columbian Square, South Weymouth, MA 02190
15 South Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324
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142 Center Street, Pembroke, MA 02359
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Storybook Cove (7.1 miles)
2053 Washington St., Hanover, MA 02339
96 Derby Street Suite 300, Hingham, MA 02043
64 South Street, Norwell, MA 02061
470 Plymouth St., Halifax, MA 02338
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Local events

Oct
1
APL Book Group Discussion
Attleboro Public Library, Wednesday, October 1 at 11am
This month, the Wednesday Morning Book Group will be discussing this year's Big Read, When the Emperor Was Divine. It is a marvelous, slim novel that paints the harshness of the Japanese internment camps of World War II with the delicate brushstrokes of a Japanese watercolor. The novel concerns a single California family's experiences from the time they are asked to pack up and report for relocation through their haunted return home. The narrative is an accumulation of quiet details that softly build up an indictment of the camps and the attitudes that led to them. Please join us at the APL for a lively discussion of this compelling book. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Oct
1
Mystery Book Club
Winthrop Public Library, Wednesday, October 1 at 11:30am
The Selection of titles for the fourteenth season of the WPL&M Mystery Book Club features volumes that were published in the 2000's and recieved awards bestowed by the Mystery Writers of America.
Books are to be discussed are available at the Circulation Desk one month before each scheduled meeting. 
10/1/14 - Bones by Jan Burke (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
1
Somerville Farmers Market
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, October 1 at 12pm
One local bookseller. One local publisher. One local farmers market.

Join Porter Square Books and Candlewick Press at the Davis Square Farmers Market in Somerville throughout this fall. Each week we'll be bringing a selection of books to share, and there will be fun activities and visits from some of our favorite authors.

This week's theme is picture books.

You can find us at the farmers market on these dates: October 1 October 8 October 15 November 19 November 26

Location: Street: Davis Square Farmers Market Additional: Day & Herbert Streets City: Somerville, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02144 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
1
1st Wednesday Book Club
Raynham Public Library, Wednesday, October 1 at 2pm
Oct
1
Senior Book Club
Plainville Public Library, Wednesday, October 1 at 2:15pm
Each month Seniors meet at the Plainville Senior Center to discuss a book chosen by the group. Books are available at the library for checkout. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
1
Jim Vrabel, A People's History of the New Boston, and Kenneth Mack, Representing the Race
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm
Two new books explore the evolution of Boston and the city's role in the civil rights movement's legal battles.

"Vrabel has resurrected the voices of so many everyday (and yet extraordinarily fierce!) neighborhood folks who have stood up to the powers that be and grabbed the reins of leadership on all issues that directly impacted their lives. In this book, history is not only prelude to present, it is inspiration to all of us that we can indeed change our future." — Michael Patrick MacDonald, author of All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

Although Boston today is a vibrant and thriving city, it was anything but that in the years following World War II. By 1950 it had lost a quarter of its tax base over the previous twenty-five years, and during the 1950s it would lose residents faster than any other major city in the country.

Credit for the city’s turnaround since that time is often given to a select group of people, all of them men, all of them white, and most of them well off. In fact, a large group of community activists, many of them women, people of color, and not very well off, were also responsible for creating the Boston so many enjoy today. This book provides a grassroots perspective on the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s, when residents of the city’s neighborhoods engaged in an era of activism and protest unprecedented in Boston since the American Revolution.

Using interviews with many of those activists, contemporary news accounts, and historical sources, Jim Vrabel describes the demonstrations, sit-ins, picket lines, boycotts, and contentious negotiations through which residents exerted their influence on the city that was being rebuilt around them. He includes case histories of the fights against urban renewal, highway construction, and airport expansion; for civil rights, school desegregation, and welfare reform; and over Vietnam and busing. He also profiles a diverse group of activists from all over the city, including Ruth Batson, Anna DeFronzo, Moe Gillen, Mel King, Henry Lee, and Paula Oyola. Vrabel tallies the wins and losses of these neighborhood Davids as they took on the Goliaths of the time, including Boston’s mayors. He shows how much of the legacy of that activism remains in Boston today.

Jim Vrabel is a longtime Boston community activist and historian. He is author of When in Boston: A Time Line & Almanac and Homage to Henry: A Dramatization of John Berryman’s "The Dream Songs."

"Although civil rights lawyers occupy a central place in our nation’s history, the nuances of their own position with regard to race, class, and professional stature bear closer examination. In this compelling new book, Mack recreates their individual and collective struggles and the triumphs that defined an era.—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

Representing the Race tells the story of an enduring paradox of American race relations, through the prism of a collective biography of African American lawyers who worked in the era of segregation. Practicing the law and seeking justice for diverse clients, they confronted a tension between their racial identity as black men and women and their professional identity as lawyers. Both blacks and whites demanded that these attorneys stand apart from their racial community as members of the legal fraternity. Yet, at the same time, they were expected to be “authentic”—that is, in sympathy with the black masses. This conundrum, as Kenneth W. Mack shows, continues to reverberate through American politics today.

Mack reorients what we thought we knew about famous figures such as Thurgood Marshall, who rose to prominence by convincing local blacks and prominent whites that he was—as nearly as possible—one of them. But he also introduces a little-known cast of characters to the American racial narrative. These include Loren Miller, the biracial Los Angeles lawyer who, after learning in college that he was black, became a Marxist critic of his fellow black attorneys and ultimately a leading civil rights advocate; and Pauli Murray, a black woman who seemed neither black nor white, neither man nor woman, who helped invent sex discrimination as a category of law. The stories of these lawyers pose the unsettling question: what, ultimately, does it mean to "represent" a minority group in the give-and-take of American law and politics?

Kenneth Mack is Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

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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Oct
1
Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
The Memorial Church, Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm
Nicholas D. Kristof
Sheryl WuDunn (added from Random House)
Oct
1
Author Talk: Wide and Deep by Randy Spencer
Ames Free Library Of Easton, Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30pm
He’s back! Maine’s award winning author, singer and song writer, and Master Fishing Guide, Randy Spencer, has just published his second book,Wide and Deep: Tales and Recollections from a Master Maine Fishing Guide. At its most remote, rural Maine is truly breathtaking in its natural beauty, and Spencer is unrivaled in his ability to capture the experiences of fishing and hunting in some of the most hidden and undisturbed areas in the world. Whether they are stories of joy or of pain, Wide and Deep perfectly describes moments on the water that people wait their entire lives for and spend the rest of their lives remembering.
Free and open to all.
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Oct
1
Bookzilla Book Group
Sharon Public Library, Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30pm
The biggest, baddest book group in town! Please let Danielle know about any food allergies, as snacks will be served. This month's book: Mr. Terupt Falls Again by Rob Buyea. Pick up your copy at the Children's Circulation Desk. Ages 8-11. Pre-registration preferred. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
1
Blanding's BOOK CLUB
Blanding Public Library, Wednesday, October 1 at 8pm
Book lovers gather this month to discuss An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff &. Alex Tresniowski.Copies are available at the Blanding Library if you need one. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
2
Donal Ryan
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Thursday, October 2 at 00am
Donal Ryan (added from Random House)
Oct
2
Non-Fiction Book Sale
Plainville Public Library, Thursday, October 2 at 01am
During Regular Library Hours, great deals for $1 each. All divided into categories: History, cooking, crafts, religion, self help, medical, sports, animals, education and more! Support the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
2
Deborah Doucette: Raising Our Children's Children
Ugly Dog Books, Thursday, October 2 at 2pm
Based on Deborah Doucette’s personal experience raising a grandchild, RAISING OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN examines the myriad factors involved in kinship care, specifically when grandparents begin to raise their grandchildren. Filled with true stories from people who have raised their children’s children, and including advice from Dr. Jeffrey R. LaCure throughout, this family-focused book looks at this fairly common relationship from all sides. Now in its second edition, Raising Our Children’s Children has been updated to include recent social developments, such as the trend toward multigenerational family living where children, their parents, and their grandparents all live under one roof.

eborah Doucette began her writing career as a freelance journalist, subsequently becoming involved in the issue of grandparents raising grandchildren, providing support groups, and working with the Massachusetts Department of Elder Affairs. In addition to Raising Our Children’s Children, she is the author of a novel, The Forgotten Roses, a blogger for the Huffington Post, and an artist and mother of four. She lives in a small town west of Boston with her red standard poodle, Fiamma (Italian for flame), surrounded by her art and enjoying the comings and goings of her twin grandchildren. She is currently working on a new novel. Her blog can be found at www.huffingtonpost.com/deborah-doucette, and her website is www.deborahdoucette.weebly.com. (TaylorTrade)
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Oct
2
Sunil S. Amrith, Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants
Center for History and Economics, Thursday, October 2 at 4:15pm
Sunil S. Amrith, Crossing the Bay of Bengal: The Furies of Nature and the Fortunes of Migrants

Lecture and signing, Harvard University Joint Center for History and Economics (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
2
Randy Susan Meyers
Tufts Library, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Randy Susan Meyers is the bestselling author of The Comfort of Lies and The Murderer’s Daughters and a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award. Her writing is informed by her work with batterers and victims of domestic violence, as well her experience with youth impacted by street violence. She lives with her husband in Boston, where she teaches writing seminars at the Grub Street Writers’ Center. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Oct
2
Daniel Mendelsohn and William Giraldi discuss Augustus
Porter Square Books, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Daniel Mendelsohn, who wrote the introduction to this new edition of John Williams' award-winning novel Augustus, discusses the book and Williams' body of work with novelist and critic William Giraldi.

In Augustus, the third of his great novels, John Williams took on an entirely new challenge, a historical novel set in classical Rome, exploring the life of the founder of the Roman Empire, whose greatness was matched by his brutality. To tell the story, Williams also turned to a genre, the epistolary novel, that was new to him, transforming and transcending it just as he did the western in Butcher’s Crossing and the campus novel in Stoner. Augustus is the final triumph of a writer who has come to be recognized around the world as an American master.

"John Williams re-creates the Roman Empire from the death of Julius Caesar to the last days of Augustus, the machinations of the court, the Senate, and the people, from the sickly boy to the sickly man who almost dies during expeditions to what would seem to be the ruthless ruler. He uses an epistolary, polylogic format, and in the end all these voices, like a collage, meld together around the main character. Monologue becomes action, but action never becomes character. Instead, an image of brutality questions its own origins. Read it in conjunction with Robert Graves’s more flamboyant Claudius and Claudius the God, Hermann Broch’s The Death of Virgil, and Marguerite Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian." —Harold Augenbraum, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation

Daniel Mendelsohn, the author of the international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, is an award-winning writer, critic and translator. His essays, reviews and articles appear in many publications, most frequently in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and the New York Times Book Review, where he is a columnist for "Bookends." Formerly the weekly book critic for New York magazine, he is presently a Contributing Editor at Travel + Leisure.

William Giraldi teaches at Boston University and is Senior Fiction Editor for AGNI. His nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Georgia Review, Bookforum, Southern Review, The Believer, Kenyon Review, Poets & Writers, Yale Review, The American Scholar, Antioch Review, TriQuarterly, and Salmagundi. His essay on amateur bodybuilding, “Freaky Beasts,” received a Pushcart Prize and was listed among Most Notable Essays in Best American Essays 2010. His essay “The Physics of Speed” was a finalist for a 2011 National Magazine Award. Giraldi lives in Boston with his wife and son.

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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Oct
2
Boston in 1919
Somerville Public Library, Thursday, October 2 at 7:30pm
Join us as we welcome Suffolk University professor Patricia A. Reeve, who will give a talk on Boston in 1919, illuminating the historical context of this year's Somerville Reads book, Dark Tide: the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo.
Patricia A. Reeve is an Associate Professor and Director of American Studies at Suffolk University where her research interests include working-class and labor history and the histories of gender, law and medicine. Her recent publications include The 'Bone and Sinew of the Nation': Antebellum Workingmen on Health and Sovereignty, Bodily Subjects: Essays on Gender and Health, 1800 – 2000 (forthcoming); Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea, Symposium: The New Labor History Museum: A Status Report; Labor and Working Class History of the Americas (2012), and "Industrial Disaster, Meaning Making and Reform: Readings of the Collapse of the Pemberton Mills, 1860" in Working Disasters: The Politics of Recognition and Response, (2006). (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Oct
2
Strong Women in Literature
Whitman Public Library, Thursday, October 2 at 7:30pm
Book discussion, always looking for new members. October's selection is: "Paris: A Love Story" by Kati Marton. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
2
Oral History Writing Skills Workshops
Attleboro Public Library, Thursday, October 2 at 8pm
The Big Read Writers Workshop will embark on a mission to provide a community forum for "When the Emperor Was Divine" by Julie Otsuka. The historical novel evokes a humanistic look at the displacement and cultural ramifications endured by the American Japanese during World War II. The workshop sessions will endeavor to provide literary and cultural paradigm from different perspectives. The elements of cultural identity and displacement will serve as book discussions and the writing of a key event in one's life. Writing strategies and skills are to be presented in an easy format for the creation of the KEY Event. The workshop goal is to bring out the passionate writer within all of us with the extraordinary storytelling of Julie Otsuka.
To sign up call the Library or register at http://attleborolibrary.org/register/ (added from Eventkeeper)
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Oct
3
Storytime with Michael Muller and Mirabelle
Porter Square Books, Friday, October 3 at 11am
Join the star of the Mirabelle books for a special storytime event!

Michael Muller is a photographer, collage artist, and proprietor of the Mirabelle line of greeting cards. He and Mirabelle, a real Boston terrier, began their lives together in 2006. They live in Washington, D.C., and online at adventuresofmirabelle.com.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Oct
4
Non-Fiction Book Sale
Plainville Public Library, Saturday, October 4 at 01am
During Regular Library Hours, great deals for $1 each. All divided into categories: History, cooking, crafts, religion, self help, medical, sports, animals, education and more! Support the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. 12noon - 2pm TODAY ONLY BAG SALE $5 - We provide the Bag, you fill it for $5. Pack well. (added from Eventkeeper)
Oct
4
Friends of the Kingston Public Library Annual Book Sale
Kingston Public Library, Saturday, October 4 at 10am
The Friends of the Kingston Public Library Annual Book Sale will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (RAIN OR SHINE) at the Kingston Public Library, 6 Green Street. This year's collection includes thousands of paperbacks, children's books, novels in almost perfect condition, art books, and a whole Dewey Decimal System of other subjects. A great collection with great prices! Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kingston Public Library, which supports the Library through programs and the donations of museum passes, books, and other special purchases.
Volunteers are still needed for help on the day of the sale. Please call Booksale Coordinator Gayle Metcalf at (781) 585-1540 to volunteer. This is a great community service project for kids! Donations of books in good condition (no textbooks or magazines, please) will be accepted at the Library during open hours.
The Library is open on Mondays from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; and Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Oct
6
Nick Bunker
Harvard Book Store, Monday, October 6 at 7pm
Nick Bunker (added from Random House)
Oct
6
The Roundtable at Porter Square Books
Porter Square Books, Monday, October 6 at 7pm
Join Porter Square Books for a monthly reading series curated by Boston area literary magazines and journals.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
6
Friends of the Ames Free Library Meeting
Ames Free Library Of Easton, Monday, October 6 at 8pm
The Friends is a nonprofit organization integral to promoting and supporting the library. Donations raised by the Friends are used to purchase exciting museum passes that allow you to visit places like the Boston Children's Museum, the  Museum of Fine Arts, the Aquarium, Mystic Seaport, and Plimoth Plantation, for a fraction of the regular cost! Join this vibrant group. Benefits of membership include reduced admission to certain events, special previews at book sales, and  the chance to meet some really great Easton neighbors. New members are very welcome!
 Meeting held 7pm at the Queset House at 51 Main Street. (added from Eventkeeper)
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