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There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

45 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA
520 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139,
Rodney's Bookstore (0.1 miles)
698 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
731 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
201 Mass Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
MIT Rotch Library (0.6 miles)
77 Massachusetts Avenue, , Building 7-238, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
W20-473 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Lorem Ipsum Books (0.7 miles)
1299 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
222 Memorial Drive, Building 10, Room 500, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
Lame Duck Books (0.7 miles)
12 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
The Coop at MIT (0.8 miles)
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
160 Memorial Drive, Building 14S-100, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
160 Memorial Drive - Building 14S-100, Cambridge, MA 02139
160 Memorial Drive, Building 14E-109, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
160 Memorial Drive, Building 14S-100, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
160 Memorial Drive, Building 14N, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
826 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
Harvard Book Store (0.9 miles)
1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
25 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
6 Plympton Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Volpe Library (0.9 miles)
55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Local events

Mar
28
Miniature Wargaming Demo Day
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, March 28 at 10am
The 'Arvard 'Arboyz will be holding a miniature wargaming demo day at Pandemonium on Sautrday, March 28th from 10am to 6pm. Come by and learn miniatures wargames including X-Wing, Warhammer, Warmachine, Infinity, and more. The event is free to attend.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
28
Cooks and Gardeners Book Sale
Somerville Public Library, Saturday, March 28 at 11am
Attention Cooks and Gardeners!
The Friends of the Somerville Library will be at the Winter Farmers Market in The Somerville Armory today with a HUGE selection of cookery, gardening and landscape architecture books from 1950s to current. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Somerville Library and also support the farmer's market SNAP Match Initiative. SNAP payments, the "Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program" formerly known as Food Stamps are accepted and welcomed at the market in an effort to promote healthy food choices. See you there! (191 Highland Ave: bus #88 or #90) (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Mar
28
Jeanne Birdsall
Cambridge Public Library - Main Branch, Saturday, March 28 at 2pm
Jeanne Birdsall (The Penderwicks, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, The Penderwicks at Point Mouette, Nancy and Plum, The Penderwicks in Spring, The Penderwicks 3-book Boxed Set, The Penderwicks Collection)

Jeanne Birdsall grew up in the suburbs west of Philadelphia, where she attended wonderful public schools. Jeanne had lots of great teachers, but her favorites were: Mrs. Corkhill, sixth grade, who encouraged her intellectual curiosity; Mr. Tremonte, eighth grade algebra, who taught Jeanne to love and respect math; and Miss Basehore, second and fourth year Latin, to whom Jeanne (and Mr. Penderwick) will be forever grateful. Although she first decided to become a writer when she was ten years old, it took Jeanne until she was forty-one to get started. In the years in between, Jeanne had many strange jobs to support herself while working hard as a photographer–the kind that makes art. Some of Jeanne's photographs are included in the permanent collections of museums, including the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Art Museum. Jeanne's home now is with her husband in Northampton, Massachusetts. Their house is old and comfortable, full of unruly animals, and surrounded by gardens. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
29
Mariam Gates, Good Night Yoga
Porter Square Books, Sunday, March 29 at 5pm
For kids in early to middle childhood -- and the lucky people who have to get them to bed -- Good Night Yoga is both a bedtime story and a series of simple poses for following the natural world as it comes to rest at day's end.

Join us for combination reading and demonstration of yoga at its most soothing.

Mariam Gates is the founder of the Kid Power Yoga Program. Although she has left us for the West Coast, she spent many years teaching in Boston, and served as the director of Citizen Schools.

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
30
Leah Cypess will be promoting Death Sworn
Brookline Booksmith, Monday, March 30 at 7pm
Leah Cypess will be promoting Death Sworn (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
30
Katherine Grandjean, American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England
Porter Square Books, Monday, March 30 at 7pm
Katherine Grandjean, American passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England

Talk and signing, Porter Square Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
31
Alan Lightman
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, March 31 at 00am
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
31
Drop-In Storytime (Ages 3-5) - Llama Llama
Storybook Cove, Tuesday, March 31 at 10:30am
DROP-IN STORYTIME - LLAMA LLAMA Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 31 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Come listen to some LLAMA LLAMA stories and do a coloring activity. NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED

Location: Street: Storybook Cove Event Room Additional: Hanover Mall - 1775 Washington Street City: Hanover, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02339 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
31
Alan Lightman, Screening Room
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, March 31 at 7pm
"The cumulative effect of Lightman’s memories is wrenching: loss and illness and death wander freely in his pages, reminding us of the evanescence of youth and promise. The author shows us many small moments, igniting each with sparks of passion, memory and intelligence." — Kirkus (starred review)

From the acclaimed author of the international best seller Einstein’s Dreams, a lyrical memoir of Memphis from the 1930s through the 1960s: the music and the racism, the early days of the movies, and a powerful grandfather whose ghost continues to haunt the family.

Alan Lightman’s grandfather M.A. Lightman was the family’s undisputed patriarch: it was his movie theater empire that catapulted the family to prominence in the South; his fearless success that both galvanized and paralyzed his descendants, haunting them for a half century after his death. In this lyrical and impressionistic memoir, Lightman writes about returning to Memphis in an attempt to understand the people he so eagerly left behind forty years earlier. As aging uncles and aunts begin telling family stories, Lightman rediscovers his southern roots and slowly realizes the errors in his perceptions of his grandfather and of his own father, who had been crushed by M.A. Here is a family saga set against a throbbing century of Memphis—the rhythm and blues, the barbecue and pecan pie, and the segregated society—that includes personal encounters with Elvis, Martin Luther King, Jr., and E. H. "Boss" Crump. At the heart of it all is a family haunted by the ghost of the domineering M.A., and the struggle of the author to understand his conflicted loyalties to his father and grandfather.

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.

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
31
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Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, March 31 at 7pm
Mar
31
Leah Cypess will be promoting Death Sworn
Wellesley Books, Tuesday, March 31 at 7pm
Leah Cypess will be promoting Death Sworn (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
1
Jacqueline Winspear
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, April 1 at 00am
Apr
1
Early Literacy Panel
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
Join three local experts for a discussion of strategies for bringing literacy skills to children.

Cheryl Dressler has specialized in creating literacy programs for English language learners. She is a researcher and has experience designing and implementing evaluation tools to assess learning outcomes of educational programs. Cheryl has a deep appreciation for Waldorf pedagogy and understands the healing nature of its potential.

Michelle Laskey is the literacy playgroup coordinator for Somerville Public Schools.

Julie Wood is a creative educational media developer, literacy advisor, writer, researcher, speaker, blogger, and digital media expert.

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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Apr
1
Sarah Lewis
Harvard Book Store, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
Sarah Lewis has served on President Obama’s Arts Policy Committee, been selected for Oprah’s “Power List,” and is a Critic at the Yale University School of Art in the MFA program. She is also an active curator, having held positions at both the Tate Modern and The Museum of Modern Art. Her writing on contemporary art has been published extensively. She received her BA from Harvard University, an MPhil from Oxford University, and will receive her PhD from Yale University in March 2014. She lives in New York City. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Apr
1
Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin (Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill, Happier at Home, The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal for Mothers, Better Than Before)

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Happier at Home and The Happiness Project. Rubin has an enormous following, in print and online; her books have sold more than a million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages, and on her popular daily blog, gretchenrubin.com, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. Rubin started her career in law, and was clerking for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
2
Mary McAlary & George Foreman III, The Fighting Spirit (Andover)
Spirit of '76 Bookstore, Thursday, April 2 at 6:30pm
The Fighting Spirit: The Art of Winning Your Fight is the first in the Everybody Fights book series, part of the heartfelt mission of 31-year-old George Foreman III, the son of the great boxing legend George Foreman, to build and foster a community of “everyday fighters” and inspire their journeys by sharing their stories. George III and Mary, who was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago, seem to be unlikely family at first, but their “fight” and philosophy of living bring them together to share their life-changing stories and personal hard-won lessons. Together, they pack a punch of inspiration. Readers will learn the key Fight Laws needed to win their own battles—and ultimately be able to join a growing community of truly inspirational people. The book is chockfull of motivating wisdom as well as tips for wellness and living with MS—and a few of Mary’s favorite healthy recipes, too. Why? Because EVERYBODYFIGHTS. As George III says, “It’s about chomping at the bit to wake up and defy the odds every day. It’s about being scared to death and saddling up anyway. It’s about turning your fight ON when you have a diagnosis! Fighting is not a sport—it’s a spirit.”

Location: Andover Bookstore Street: 89 R Main Street City: Andover, Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
Seth Koven, The Match Girl and the Heiress
Porter Square Books, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
Nellie Dowell was a match factory girl in Victorian London who spent her early years consigned to orphanages and hospitals. Muriel Lester, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, longed to be free of the burden of money and possessions. Together, these unlikely soulmates sought to remake the world according to their own utopian vision of Christ's teachings. The Match Girl and the Heiress paints an unforgettable portrait of their late-nineteenth-century girlhoods of wealth and want, and their daring twentieth-century experiments in ethical living in a world torn apart by war, imperialism, and industrial capitalism.

In this captivating book, Seth Koven chronicles how each traveled the globe--Nellie as a spinster proletarian laborer, Muriel as a well-heeled tourist and revered Christian peacemaker, anticolonial activist, and humanitarian. Koven vividly describes how their lives crossed in the slums of East London, where they inaugurated a grassroots revolution that took the Sermon on the Mount as a guide to achieving economic and social justice for the dispossessed. Koven shows how they devoted themselves to Kingsley Hall--Gandhi's London home in 1931 and Britain's first "people's house" founded on the Christian principles of social sharing, pacifism, and reconciliation--and sheds light on the intimacies and inequalities of their loving yet complicated relationship.

The Match Girl and the Heiress probes the inner lives of these two extraordinary women against the panoramic backdrop of shop-floor labor politics, global capitalism, counterculture spirituality, and pacifist feminism to expose the wounds of poverty and neglect that Christian love could never heal.

Seth Koven teaches history at Rutgers. He is also the author of Slumming: Social and Sexual Politics in Victorian London.

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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Apr
4
Grand Prix Trial: Providence
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, April 4 at 11am
Come earn byes for the upcoming Grand Prix in Providice, RI!

This GPT is a Standard tournament with a $10 entry fee. It begins promptly at 11:00am. The tournament runs per the official Grand Prix Trial rules. It will therefore run with Swiss and elimination rounds based on attendance.

Grand Prix Trials are run at REL Competitive. Make sure you are familiar with the tournament rules, and be aware that sloppy play carries penalties at REL Competitive that it doesn't at FNM or our weekly events, like official warnings and game losses. REL Competitive also requires decklists. Be sure to bring a decklist with you, or arrive with time to fill one out. We will not delay the tournament for players that did not leave enough time to fill out a decklist, so if you are still finishing it when the tournament begins you may get a game loss penalty for tardiness in round 1.

The winner of this event earns 2 byes at Grand Prix Providence. Top finishers will also earn store credit based on event attendance.

Grand Prix Providence is on June 20-21 and is also Standard.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
6
Lindsey Palmer
Newtonville Books, Monday, April 6 at 00am
Lindsey Palmer (added from Random House)
Apr
6
Vivek Bald, Bengali Harlem and Lost Histories of South Asian America
Porter Square Books, Monday, April 6 at 7pm
In the final years of the nineteenth century, small groups of Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island every summer, bags heavy with embroidered silks from their home villages in Bengal. The American demand for Oriental goods took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey's beach boardwalks into the heart of the segregated South. Two decades later, hundreds of Indian Muslim seamen began jumping ship in New York and Baltimore, escaping the engine rooms of British steamers to find less brutal work onshore. As factory owners sought their labor and anti-Asian immigration laws closed in around them, these men built clandestine networks that stretched from the northeastern waterfront across the industrial Midwest.

The stories of these early working-class migrants vividly contrast with our typical understanding of immigration. Vivek Bald's meticulous reconstruction reveals a lost history of South Asian sojourning and life-making in the United States. At a time when Asian immigrants were vilified and criminalized, Bengali Muslims quietly became part of some of America's most iconic neighborhoods of color, from Tremé in New Orleans to Detroit's Black Bottom, from West Baltimore to Harlem. Many started families with Creole, Puerto Rican, and African American women.

As steel and auto workers in the Midwest, as traders in the South, and as halal hot dog vendors on 125th Street, these immigrants created lives as remarkable as they are unknown. Their stories of ingenuity and intermixture challenge assumptions about assimilation and reveal cross-racial affinities beneath the surface of early twentieth-century America.

Vivek Bald is Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the director of three documentary films: Taxi-vala/Auto-biography, Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music, and In Search of Bengali Harlem (forthcoming).

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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Apr
6
Michael Sears
Brookline Booksmith, Monday, April 6 at 7pm
Michael Sears

Michael Sears spent over twenty years on Wall Street, rising to become a managing director at Paine Webber and Jeffries & Co., before leaving the business in 2005. He lives in Sea Cliff, New York, where he is at work on a second book featuring Jason Stafford and his son. (added from Random House)
Apr
6
Simon Schama will be promoting Story of the Jews, The
The New Center for Arts and Culture, Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm
Simon Schama will be promoting Story of the Jews, The (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
7
Lily King, Euphoria
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, April 7 at 7pm
"With Euphoria, Lily King gives us a searing and absolutely mesmerizing glimpse into 1930’s New Guinea, a world as savage and fascinating as Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, where obsessions rise to a feverish pitch, and three dangerously entangled anthropologists will never be the same again. Jaw-droppingly, heart-stoppingly beautiful. I loved this book." —Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

From New England Book Award winner Lily King comes a breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the ‘30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.

English anthropologist Andrew Banson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers’ deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell’s poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone’s control.

Set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice from accomplished author Lily King.

Lily King’s first novel, The Pleasing Hour, won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award and was a New York Times Notable Book and an alternate for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her second book, The English Teacher, was a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year, a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and the winner of the Maine Fiction Award. Father of the Rain was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Novel of the Year, and winner of the 2010 New England Book Award for Fiction. Lily King lives with her family in Maine.

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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Apr
8
Breakfast with Lily King at Henrietta's Table
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, April 8 at 08:30am
Join Lily King, award-winning author of Euphoria, for a breakfast talk held at Henrietta's Table at the Charles Hotel.

Tickets are $25, which covers meal and tip, and are available through the Charles Hotel's website. We're keeping this to a small, comfortable number of attendees, so ticket quantities are limited.

From New England Book Award winner Lily King comes a breathtaking novel about three young anthropologists of the ‘30’s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and, ultimately, their lives.

English anthropologist Andrew Banson has been alone in the field for several years, studying the Kiona river tribe in the Territory of New Guinea. Haunted by the memory of his brothers’ deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues, the controversial Nell Stone and her wry and mercurial Australian husband Fen, pulls him back from the brink. Nell and Fen have just fled the bloodthirsty Mumbanyo and, in spite of Nell’s poor health, are hungry for a new discovery. When Bankson finds them a new tribe nearby, the artistic, female-dominated Tam, he ignites an intellectual and romantic firestorm between the three of them that burns out of anyone’s control.

Set between two World Wars and inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria is an enthralling story of passion, possession, exploration, and sacrifice from accomplished author Lily King.

Location: Street: Henrietta's Table Additional: 1 Bennett St. City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02138 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
8
Peter Slevin
Brookline Booksmith, Wednesday, April 8 at 7pm
Peter Slevin (Michelle Obama)

Peter Slevin spent a decade on the national staff of The Washington Post before joining Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, where he is an associate professor. He has written extensively about Barack and Michelle Obama, as well as on political campaigns and policy debates from one end of the country to the other. Slevin graduated from Princeton and Oxford. He lives with his family in Evanston, Illinois. (added from Random House)… (more)
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