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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

Mar
30
Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy Book Club
Hazen Memorial Library, Thursday, March 30 at 7pm
The Hazen Memorial Library is hosting a book club for adults who are interested in reading and discussing Science Fiction and Fantasy literature. The next meeting is on Thursday, March 30th at 6:00pm to discuss David Mitchell’s novel Slade House.
Down the road from a working-class British pub, along the brick wall of a narrow alley, if the conditions are exactly right, you’ll find the entrance to Slade House. A stranger will greet you by name and invite you inside. At first, you won’t want to leave. Later, you’ll find that you can’t. Every nine years, the house’s residents—an odd brother and sister—extend a unique invitation to someone who’s different or lonely: a precocious teenager, a recently divorced policeman, a shy college student. But what really goes on inside Slade House? For those who find out, it’s already too late. . . .
Spanning five decades, from the last days of the 1970s to the present, leaping genres, and barreling toward an astonishing conclusion, this intricately woven novel will pull you into a reality-warping new vision of the haunted house story—as only David Mitchell could imagine it.
Refreshments will be provided and new members always welcome!
Please call 978-425-2620 or visit the Hazen Memorial Library to order your copy of the book.
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Mar
30
Let's Write - A Flash Nonfiction Workshop
Winthrop Public Library, Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm
Let's Write - A Flash Nonfiction Workshop
6 weeks of instruction with Manal Khan 
We all have stories that are begging to be shared, but we feel overwhelmed when trying to put pen to paper.  In this workshop we will start small,
1,000 words or less in brief "flash" forms.  If interested, we have more information about the classes at the library. 
Free, but limited to 6 participants.  Sign up by calling or stopping by the library. 
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Mar
31
Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)
Weston Public Library, Friday, March 31 at 11am
Discover your creativity by exploring the hidden stories in your mind. Every week is an adventure with in-class writing (fiction and non-fiction), writing topics and tips, and shared reading. A zeal for the zany and poignant, a sense of humor, and a willingness to be open and honest lead you to inspired writing. This free class is open to adults age 18 and over. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Pamela Wight has an M.A. in Literature and has taught creative writing classes in New England and San Francisco Bay area for two decades, and is the author of two books of fiction and a weekly blog called Roughwighting. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Mar
31
Iris Bohnet, What Works: Gender Equality by Design
Boylston Hall, Friday, March 31 at 8:30pm
Iris Bohnet, What Works: Gender Equality by Design

An Evening with Iris Bohnet, sponsored by the Alumnae/i Network for Harvard Women and the Harvard Alumni Association (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
31
Book Trivia Night
Swampscott Public Library, Friday, March 31 at 8:30pm
Come join us for a Book Trivia Night, a part of our Centennial Celebration. Register yourself or gather a team and register everyone.
No charge. Refreshments include wine, beer and appetizers. (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
1
Slacker Book Group
Townsend Public Library, Saturday, April 1 at 01am
Slackers is a self service book club and open to all readers. Stop by each month and pick up a copy of the most recent selection.
When: Whenever! Just help yourself to some good reading...no meetings to attend.
Where: Slackers titles are displayed at the beginning of each. If you are interested in sharing your opinions of the book, just fill out a Slackers bookmark comment form, and leave it in the book when you return it.
Who: For people who don't want to be committed!
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Apr
1
Brunch Bunch Booktime
Hudson Public Library, Saturday, April 1 at 11:30am
Parents can bring their own beverages or coffee is available for purchase at the Adult Desk. (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
2
Free author event with Cass Sunstein and "#republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, April 2 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, April 2 at 3pm, when Cass Sunstein presents his new work, "#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media." This is a free event; there will be time after the presentation for Q&A and book signing.

Cass R. Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School. His many books include the New York Times bestsellers "Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness" (with Richard H. Thaler) and "The World According to Star Wars." He lives in Massachusetts.

As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people of different political views cannot even understand each other. It's also no surprise that terrorist groups have been able to exploit social media to deadly effect.

Welcome to the age of #Republic.

In this revealing book, Cass Sunstein shows how today's Internet is driving political fragmentation, polarization, and even extremism--and what can be done about it.

Thoroughly rethinking the critical relationship between democracy and the Internet, Sunstein describes how the online world creates "cybercascades," exploits "confirmation bias," and assists "polarization entrepreneurs." And he explains why online fragmentation endangers the shared conversations, experiences, and understandings that are the lifeblood of democracy.

In response, Sunstein proposes practical and legal changes to make the Internet friendlier to democratic deliberation. These changes would get us out of our information cocoons by increasing the frequency of unchosen, unplanned encounters and exposing us to people, places, things, and ideas that we would never have picked for our Twitter feed.

#Republic need not be an ironic term. As Sunstein shows, it can be a rallying cry for the kind of democracy that citizens of diverse societies most need. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Apr
3
Stephen Burt, The Poem Is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them
Harvard Book Store, Monday, April 3 at 7:30pm
Stephen Burt, The poem is you: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them

In conversation with Chloe Garcia Roberts, editor of the Harvard Review (signing to follow), Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
4
Iris Bohnet, What Works: Gender Equality by Design
The Brattle Theatre, Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm
Iris Bohnet, What Works: Gender Equality by Design

In conversation with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Max Bazerman (signing to follow), Brattle Theatre (sponsored by Harvard Book Store) (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
4
Adam S. Wilkins, illustrated by Sarah Kennedy, Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face
The Harvard Coop, Tuesday, April 4 at 8pm
Adam S. Wilkins, illustrated by Sarah Kennedy, Making Faces: The Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face

Speaking and signing, The Harvard Coop (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
6
Catherine J. Ross, Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Thursday, April 6 at 1pm
Catherine J. Ross, Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights

Speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
6
Richard Higgins presents "Thoreau and the Language of Trees"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, April 6 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, April 6 at 7pm, when Concordian Richard Higgins discusses his new book, "Thoreau and the Language of Trees."

There will be a time for questions, conversation, and a book signing after the presentation. This is a free event.

Trees were central to Henry David Thoreau’s creativity as a writer, his work as a naturalist, his thought, and his inner life. His portraits of them were so perfect, it was as if he could see the sap flowing beneath their bark. When Thoreau wrote that the poet loves the pine tree as his own shadow in the air, he was speaking about himself. In short, he spoke their language.

In this original book, Richard Higgins explores Thoreau’s deep connections to trees: his keen perception of them, the joy they gave him, the poetry he saw in them, his philosophical view of them, and how they fed his soul. His lively essays show that trees were a thread connecting all parts of Thoreau’s being—heart, mind, and spirit. Included are one hundred excerpts from Thoreau’s writings about trees, paired with over sixty of the author’s photographs. Thoreau’s words are as vivid now as they were in 1890, when an English naturalist wrote that he was unusually able to “to preserve the flashing forest colors in unfading light.” Thoreau and the Language of Trees shows that Thoreau, with uncanny foresight, believed trees were essential to the preservation of the world.

Richard Higgins is a former longtime staff writer for the Boston Globe, the coauthor of "Portfolio Life: The New Path to Work, Purpose, and Passion after 50," and the coeditor of "Taking Faith Seriously." His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Christian Century, and Smithsonian. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
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Apr
6
Daniel R. Coquillette and Bruce A. Kimball, On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century
Isaac Royall House and Slave Quarters, Thursday, April 6 at 7:30pm
Daniel R. Coquillette and Bruce A. Kimball, On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century

Bruce Coquillette speaking and signing, New England Historical Society (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
9
Andrew Forsthoefel presents "Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, April 9 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, April 9 at 3pm, when Andrew Forsthoefel talks about Walking to Listen, which shares his journey across the country, and the tales of the people he met along the way.

Andrew Forsthoefel is a writer, radio producer, and public speaker. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2011, he spent nearly a year walking across the United States. It was the greatest privilege and blessing of his life. He now facilitates workshops on walking and listening as practices in personal transformation, interconnection, and conflict resolution. He is currently based in Northampton, Massachusetts.

A memoir of one young man’s coming of age on a cross-country trek—told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the highways of America.

Life is fast, and I’ve found it’s easy to confuse the miraculous for the mundane, so I’m slowing down, way down, in order to give my full presence to the extraordinary that infuses each moment and resides in every one of us.

At twenty-three, Andrew Forsthoefel walked out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, his copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read WALKING TO LISTEN. He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn’t know how. So he decided he’d walk. And listen. It would be a cross-country quest for guidance, and everyone he met would be his guide.

Walking toward the Pacific, he faced an Appalachian winter and a Mojave summer. He met beasts inside: fear, loneliness, doubt. But he also encountered incredible kindness from strangers. Thousands shared their stories with him, sometimes confiding their prejudices, too. Often he didn’t know how to respond. How to find unity in diversity? How to stay connected, even as fear works to tear us apart? He listened for answers to these questions, and to the existential questions every human must face, and began to find that the answer might be in listening itself.

Ultimately, it’s the stories of others living all along the roads of America that carry this journey and sing out in a hopeful, heartfelt book about how a life is made, and how our nation defines itself on the most human level. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Apr
11
Allyson Hobbs, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life
Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, April 11 at 7pm
Allyson Hobbs, A chosen exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
13
David A. Moss, Democracy: A Case Study
David A. Moss, Democracy: A Case Study

Speaking and signing, Baker Library, Harvard Business School (Books@Baker series) (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
13
Jim Shepard presents "The World to Come"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, April 13 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, April 13 at 7pm, when Jim Shepard presents his new short fiction collection, "The World to Come: Stories."

“Without a doubt the most ambitious story writer in America,” according to The Daily Beast, Jim Shepard now delivers a new collection that spans borders and centuries with unrivaled mastery.

These ten stories ring with voices belonging to - among others - English Arctic explorers in one of history’s most nightmarish expeditions, a young contemporary American negotiating the shockingly underreported hazards of our crude-oil trains, eighteenth-century French balloonists inventing manned flight, and two mid-nineteenth-century housewives trying to forge a connection despite their isolation on the frontier of settlement. In each case the personal is the political as these characters face everything from the emotional pitfalls of everyday life to historic catastrophes on a global scale. In his fifth collection, Shepard makes each of these wildly various worlds his own, and never before has he delineated anything like them so powerfully.

Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels and four previous story collections. He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, with his wife, three children, and three beagles. He teaches at Williams College. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Apr
17
Linda M. Heywood, Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen
Harvard Book Store, Monday, April 17 at 7pm
Linda M. Heywood, Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
18
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
21
Samuel J. Redman, Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums
Porter Square Books, Friday, April 21 at 7pm
Samuel J. Redman, Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums

Speaking and signing, Porter Square Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
22
Loren Graham, Lysenko’s Ghost: Epigenetics and Russia
Harvard Book Store, Saturday, April 22 at 3pm
Loren Graham, Lysenko’s Ghost: Epigenetics and Russia

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
25
Crystal King presents "Feast of Sorrow"
Cambridge Public Library - Main Branch, Tuesday, April 25 at 7pm
Please join us in the auditorium on Tuesday, April 25th, when Crystal King presents her book, Feast of Sorrow. Porter Square Books will be on hand to purchase books.

Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King’s seminal debut features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. (crystallyn)… (more)
Apr
28
Yascha Mounk, The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State
Harvard Book Store, Friday, April 28 at 3pm
Yascha Mounk, The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
30
Julie Lekstrom Himes presents "Mikhail and Margarita"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, April 30 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, April 30 at 3pm, when Julie Lekstrom Himes presents Mikhail and Margarita, a historic novel set in 1930s Russia.

Julie Lekstrom Himes’ short fiction has been published in Shenandoah, The Florida Review (Editor’s Choice Award 2008), Fourteen Hills (nominated for Best American Mysteries 2011), and elsewhere. She lives with her family in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

** A love triangle involving Mikhail Bulgakov, famed author of The Master and Margarita, an agent of Stalin’s secret police, and the bewitching Margarita has inescapable consequences for all three in 1930s Russia. **

It is 1933 and Mikhail Bulgakov’s enviable career is on the brink of being dismantled. His friend and mentor, the poet Osip Mandelstam, has been arrested, tortured, and sent into exile. Meanwhile, a mysterious agent of the secret police has developed a growing obsession with exposing Bulgakov as an enemy of the state. To make matters worse, Bulgakov has fallen in love with the dangerously outspoken Margarita. Facing imminent arrest, infatuated with Margarita, he is inspired to write his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita, a satirical novel that is scathingly critical of power and the powerful.

Ranging between lively readings in the homes of Moscow’s literary elite to the Siberian Gulag, Mikhail and Margarita recounts a passionate love triangle while painting a portrait of a country with a towering literary tradition confronting a dictatorship that does not tolerate dissent. Margarita is a strong, idealistic woman, who is fiercely loved by two very different men, both of whom will fail in their attempts to shield her from the machinations of a regime hungry for human sacrifice. Himes launches a rousing defense of art and the artist during a time of systematic deception and she movingly portrays the ineluctable consequences of love for one of history’s most enigmatic literary figures. (TooFondOfBooks)
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