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Location: Lowell, MA 01852, United States

Little Libraries

There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

Lowell Law Library (0.9 miles)
Superior Courthouse, 360 Gorham Street, Lowell, MA 01852
50 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852
107 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852
40 French Street, Lowell, MA 01852
491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854-4221
401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
276 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854
84 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854
28 Arlington St, Dracut, MA 01826
The Book Vendor (2.8 miles)
101 Broadway Road #17, Dracut, MA 01826
Annie's Book Stop (3.4 miles)
1280 Westford St., Lowell, MA 01851
300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
The Book Rack (4.6 miles)
1996 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, MA 01826
43 Newfield Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
15 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
24 Village Green, Pelham, NH 03076
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
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25 Bryants Lane, Tyngsborough, MA 01879
22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA 01741
Elm Square, Andover, MA 01810
Andover Bookstore (8.0 miles)
89-R Main St., Andover, MA 01810
Got Books Inc. (8.1 miles)
255 Andover Street, Wilmington, MA 01887
180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810
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Local events

Sep
27
Evening Book Group
Wadleigh Memorial Library - GMILCS, Tuesday, September 27 at 8pm
Our selection this month is The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg
An award-winning foreign correspondent who contributed to a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series reveals the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners.
Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers welcome. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Sep
28
Get a Grip on Business Writing
Bigelow Free Public Library, Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30pm
Learn the six steps to successful business writing! (AprilClinton)
Sep
29
Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter
Bigelow Free Public Library, Thursday, September 29 at 6:30pm
Author, Kate Larson, talks about her book on Rosemary Kennedy. (AprilClinton)
Sep
29
Jack Hamilton, Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination
The Harvard Coop, Thursday, September 29 at 7pm
Jack Hamilton, Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination

Speaking and signing, Harvard Coop (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
1
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Longfellow National Historic Site, Saturday, October 1 at 6:30pm
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Speaking at Longfellow House National Historic Site (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
2
Wendy Garling presents "The Stars at Dawn: Forgotten Stories of Women in the Buddha's Life"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, October 2 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, October 2 at 3pm, when Concord-based author Wenday Garling presents her new book, "Stars at Dawn."

This is a contemporary and provocative examination of the life of the Buddha highlighting the influence of women from his journey to awakening through his teaching career—based on overlooked or neglected stories from ancient source material.

In this retelling of the ancient legends of the women in the Buddha’s intimate circle, lesser-known stories from Sanskrit and Pali sources are for the first time woven into an illuminating, coherent narrative that follows his life from his birth to his parinirvana or death. Interspersed with original insights, fresh interpretations, and bold challenges to the status quo, the stories are both entertaining and thought-provoking—some may even appear controversial. Focusing first on laywomen from the time before the Buddha’s enlightenment—his birth mother and stepmother, his co-wives, and members of his harem when he was known as Prince Siddhartha—then moving on to the Buddha’s first female disciples, early nuns, and to female patrons, Wendy Garling invites us to open our minds to a new understanding of their roles. (TooFondOfBooks)… (more)
Oct
5
Mrs. Thrift’s Savory Herbal Kitchen
Bigelow Free Public Library, Wednesday, October 5 at 6pm
Mrs. Thrift loves to grow culinary herbs and she loves to cook! Learn to make her favorite herb-enhanced condiments, vinegars, mustards, butters, pestos, salts, and nuts, and how to use them to lift ordinary, everyday meals to a new taste level. Enjoy a sampling of herb butter, vinegars, mustard, nuts, pestos and salt at the end of the program. Please call (978) 365-4160 X 101 to let us know you are coming. (AprilClinton)
Oct
7
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Porter Square Books, Friday, October 7 at 7pm
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Talk and signing, Porter Square Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
15
Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency
Boston Book Festival 2016 [Fall], Saturday, October 15 at 3:45pm
Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency

Speaking and signing, Boston Book Festival (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
15
Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
Boston Book Festival 2016 [Fall], Saturday, October 15 at unknown time
Elizabeth Hinton, From the war on poverty to the war on crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Panelist (signing to follow), Boston Book Festival (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
16
Linda Booth Sweeney presents "The Climate Change Playbook"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, October 16 at 3pm
The simple, interactive exercises in "The Climate Change Playbook" can help citizens better understand climate change, diagnose its causes, anticipate its future consequences, and effect constructive change.

Advocates and teachers often find it difficult to communicate the complexities of climate change, because the people they are trying to reach hold so many mistaken assumptions. They assume, for example, that when climate change becomes an obvious threat to our everyday lives, there will still be time enough to make changes that will avoid disaster. Yet at that point it will be too late. Or they assume we can use our current paradigms and policy tools to find solutions. Yet the approaches that caused damage in the first place will cause even more damage in the future.

Even the increasingly dire warnings from scientists haven’t shaken such assumptions. Is there another way to reach people?

Adapted from "The Systems Thinking Playbook," the twenty-two games are now specifically relevant to climate-change communications and crafted for use by experts, advocates, and educators. Illustrated guidelines walk leaders through setting each game up, facilitating it, and debriefing participants. Users will find games that are suitable for a variety of audiences—whether large and seated, as in a conference room, or smaller and mobile, as in a workshop, seminar, or meeting. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Oct
20
Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy, and other works
Knafel Center, Thursday, October 20 at 4:15pm
Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, An inquiry into modes of existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, Politics of nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy, and other works

Lecture, “On Not Joining the Dots: Land… Earth… Globe… Gaia,” (2016 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence), cosponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University (added from Harvard University Press)… (more)
Oct
23
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
#askyour3

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

http://baconfreelibrary.org/gallery-of-authors/

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!
Oct
27
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)
Oct
27
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)
Oct
27
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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Oct
28
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)
Oct
28
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)
Oct
30
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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Oct
30
Edgar Allan Poe, with an Introduction and notes by Kevin J. Hayes, and Foreword by William Giraldi, The Annotated Poe
Lilypad, Sunday, October 30 at 8pm
Edgar Allan Poe, with an Introduction and notes by Kevin J. Hayes, and Foreword by William Giraldi, The Annotated Poe

Edgar Allan Poe–themed Halloween party (costumes encouraged) sponsored by Harvard Book Store, featuring readings by horror author and Poe fan William Giraldi and a Poe lookalike contest (added from Harvard University Press)
Nov
3
Author, Peter Zheutlin will discuss his book Rescue Dog
Bigelow Free Public Library, Thursday, November 3 at 7pm
Listen to Peter Zheutlin, dog rescuer & author of Rescue Road (AprilClinton)
Nov
3
Pamela Heyne and Jim Scherer present "In Julia's Kitchen: Practical and Convivial Kitchen Design Inspired by Julia Child"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, November 3 at 7pm
Join us on Thursday, November 3 at 7pm when architect Pamela Heyne and long-time Julia Child photographer Jim Scherer discuss their new book.

American culinary icon Julia Child embraced the significance of the family meal and was devoted to sharing delicious food with friends and family at the comfortable dining table in her kitchen, a place where conversation was as important as cuisine. Pamela Heyne and Julia’s long-time food photographer Jim Scherer collaborate to share Julia’s kitchen design and lifestyle concepts in this book, which examines the kitchens in her Cambridge, Massachusetts, home; at la Pitchoune, the Childs’ French vacation retreat; and in her television studio.

The authors reveal which materials, layouts, and equipment Julia preferred and why, providing practical advice interspersed with Julia’s inimitable, wry humor. They bring Julia’s wisdom into the contemporary kitchen, exploring current trends, including modern green sensibilities, and varied styles of kitchens, featuring architectural designs by Heyne, Jacques Pepin’s kitchen, a renovation Julia Child consulted on for PBS’s This Old House, several celebrity home kitchens, and more. The authors have the full cooperation and assistance of The Julia Child Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, where Julia Child’s papers are housed. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Nov
6
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot presents "Growing Each Other Up"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, November 6 at 3pm
From growing their children, parents grow themselves, learning the lessons their children teach. “Growing up”, then, is as much a developmental process of parenthood as it is of childhood. While countless books have been written about the challenges of parenting, nearly all of them position the parent as instructor and support-giver, the child as learner and in need of direction. But the parent-child relationship is more complicated and reciprocal; over time it transforms in remarkable, surprising ways. As our children grow up, and we grow older, what used to be a one-way flow of instruction and support, from parent to child, becomes instead an exchange. We begin to learn from them. The lessons parents learn from their offspring—voluntarily and involuntarily, with intention and serendipity, often through resistance and struggle—are embedded in their evolving relationships and shaped by the rapidly transforming world around them.

With Growing Each Other Up, Macarthur Prize–winning sociologist and educator Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot offers an intimately detailed, emotionally powerful account of that experience. Building her book on a series of in-depth interviews with parents around the country, she offers a counterpoint to the usual parental development literature that mostly concerns the adjustment of parents to their babies’ rhythms and the ways parents weather the storms of their teenage progeny. The focus here is on the lessons emerging adult children, ages 15 to 35, teach their parents. How are our perspectives as parents shaped by our children? What lessons do we take from them and incorporate into our worldviews? Just how much do we learn—often despite our own emotionally fraught resistance—from what they have seen of life that we, perhaps, never experienced? From these parent portraits emerges the shape of an education composed by young adult children—an education built on witness, growing, intimacy, and acceptance.

Growing Each Other Up is rich in the voices of actual parents telling their own stories of raising children and their children raising them; watching that fundamental connection shift over time. Parents and children of all ages will recognize themselves in these evocative and moving accounts and look at their own growing up in a revelatory new light. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Nov
17
Middle Eastern Studies Association Annual Meeting 2016
Boston Marriott Copley Place, Thursday, November 17 at unknown time
IPG will be at the Middle Eastern Studies Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA from November 17 - 20, 2016. Booth TBA.
For more information about this event, please go to MESA's website. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Nov
18
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
Harvard Law School, Friday, November 18 at 08am
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment

Multi-panel conference, “The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment,” Harvard Law School (sponsored by the Criminal Justice Program) (added from Harvard University Press)
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