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Little Libraries

There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

226 Pearl St., Somerville, MA 02145
79 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Hub Comics (0.5 miles)
19 Bow St., Somerville, MA 02143
115 Broadway, Somerville, MA
55 Elm St., Somerville, MA 02144
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Book Shop (1.1 miles)
694 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
Lorem Ipsum Books (1.1 miles)
1299 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
1 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Barefoot Books (1.2 miles)
1771 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
34 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
826 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
Knafel Building, Concourse Level, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
450 Jefferson Laboratory 17 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
12 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Science Center 1 Oxford Street, Room 318, Cambridge, MA 02138-2901
Science Center Room 250, One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Science Center, 7th Floor, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Local events

Jan
23
Collection Development Team
Marlborough Public Library, Monday, January 23 at 4pm
Volunteer your time to select materials for the library's Young Adult collection. We need your opinions on books, manga, videos games, and more!
Open to teens in grades 6-12. Participation counts as community service. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
23
Cliffhanger Book Club
Abington Public Library, Monday, January 23 at 5:30pm
The book selection for theJanuary Cliffhanger meeting is The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Parents and kids should meet in the Anderson Story Room and be ready to discuss! (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
23
Boston Strong with Dave Wedge
Flint Memorial Library, Monday, January 23 at 7pm
Co-writer of the best selling book "BOSTON STRONG" Dave Wedge will be here to discuss the true stories of the Boston marathon bombing that inspired the Mark Wahlberg film "PATRIOTS DAY". (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
23
Monday Night Bookclub: Florence Gordon
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, Monday, January 23 at 7:15pm
This group is overfull and is currently closed to new members. Tonight Doris facilitates discussion on Brian Morton's Florence Gordon. This 2014 title is comprised of a sharp-witted 75 year old woman who is finally settling down to write her memoirs, when an excellent cast of characters invade her life. There are few hardcovers available, you can try Commonwealth Catalog for additional copies and CD audio versions.
The 'Winter Optional' title is Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters: a tale of secrets, lies and truths, within the parallel paths of a grandmother and her granddaughter. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Jan
24
Northeast MA Readers' Advisory Round Table [Wakefield]
Lucius Beebe Memorial Library - Wakefield, Tuesday, January 24 at 09:45am
The Northeastern Readers' Advisory Round Table's Nonfiction History Arc: Defining Times
Benchmark: Everyone Reads Steven Johnson's The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Deadliest Epidemic--and How It Changed the Way We Think About Disease, Cities, Science, and the Modern World.
This is the first of a three-meeting arc covering Historical Nonfiction. In March 2017 we will discuss Microhistories, and in May 2017, Specific Settings. The list of books and the notes on what we learned in our discussions can be found on our blog.
Please read a 2nd title in the Nonfiction History Arc: Defining Times--look on the RA RT blog: for a list of suggested titles and some supporting materials.
Appeal to be read for January meeting: Focus on all the appeal factors, but really think about frame, place, time, and tone.
Meeting every other month, the NE RA RT reads from one genre--and then discusses the appeal of that genre with each other emphasizing the building of a skill set of appeal categories and familiarity of genre particulars. They cover a different genre every meeting, allowing each of the participants to be introduced to the discipline of reading for appeal, as well as an initiation to broad genre categories. Everyone participating will be able to share analysis of titles and authors in unfamiliar genres that will stretch their capicity as readers' advisors. The discussion leaders are Leane Ellis (ellis@noblenet.org) and Nanci Milone Hill (nhill@mvlc.org). (added from Eventkeeper)
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Jan
24
Is there Value in Your Old and Rare Books?
Weston Public Library, Tuesday, January 24 at 3pm
Mr. Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop, one of America's oldest and largest used book shops,will give a free and open talk in the library's Community Room. Mr. Gloss will bring to the lecture several examples of notable books, magazines and ephemera from the store's private collection. Mr. Gloss will answer questions from people in attendance and then offer free verbal appraisals of all books that attendees have brought with them. To sign up, please call 781-786-6165 or e-mail wsnmail2@minlib.net. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Jan
24
Eat Your Words Book Club
Flint Memorial Library, Tuesday, January 24 at 5:45pm
This NEW book club is designed for those who like to try new foods and experiment with new recipes. A potluck meal will be held where each member prepares a "themed" recipe from a chosen cookbook(s). Registration is required. For more information, contact Teresa Penney at 978-664-4942 or email, tpenney@northreadingma.gov.
(snow date January 31) (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
24
Adult Craft Fun
Whitman Public Library, Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30pm
We are making ribbon bookmarks. Space is limited sign up is required. Older teens are permitted as space allows. This is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
24
Danny Clinkscale book talk and signing
Framingham Public Library, Main Branch, Tuesday, January 24 at 7pm
McA Community Room. Auditorium style set up for 40-50. Please set up easel at front too and table near front door with chair for books, booksigning.
"Leaving Cancer for the Circus" book talk and signing by local sportscaster. First in series of local author talks for 2017. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
25
Morning Book Group
Flint Memorial Library, Wednesday, January 25 at 10am
We will be discussing Birds of a Feather by Billie Letts. All are welcome to attend. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
25
Mystery Book Club
Whitman Public Library, Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30pm
A stranger is watching by Mary Higgins Clark (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
25
Getting More Done
Thayer Public Library, Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm
Thayer Public Library presents Streamline your Workflow Workshop
Do you have trouble starting or completing projects that are important to your business or personal life? Do you want to be more productive, and achieve greater focus. Then join Stefan Kalt, Certified Executive Coach for a workshop on ways to reach your goals through effective task organization.
~~Mr. Kalt has worked in higher education for over ten years and has vast experience as a teacher, adviser, and mentor. Mr. Kalt completed his graduate studies in philosophy at Boston University. He went on to teach Humanities and Social Sciences in Boston University's "Great Books" Core Curriculum, where he facilitated in-depth discussions about the central texts of the Western and Eastern philosophical traditions. He later trained at the Center for Executive Coaching. With this background and experience, Stefan is uniquely capable of helping clients apply rigorous thinking to their business and career challenges, especially in the areas of leadership, communication, collaboration, and stress management.
~~This program is made possible through the use of library state aid funds. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Jan
26
Book Club
Topsfield Public Library, Thursday, January 26 at 10am
Jan
26
Friends Book Sale Set-up--Meeting Room
Acton Memorial Library, Thursday, January 26 at 4pm
Jan
26
Good Taste Cookbook Club
Thayer Public Library, Thursday, January 26 at 6:30pm
Cookbook lovers, unite! Now there is a library book club just for you! Borrow the cookbook selection from the library and make a dish from it to share. Let Laurie know what you're planning on making ahead of time so we can have a variety of dishes to sample. No need to double recipes; we just need enough for everyone to have a taste.
The January cookbook selection is My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl. Copies will be available from the Circulation Desk starting December 29th. Please register through the library event calendar or contact Laurie by phone (781-848-0405, x4430) or email (lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov) to join the group.
The plan is for the group to meet every other month to try out a different cookbook each time. New members are always welcome! (added from Eventkeeper)
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Jan
26
Muggles Support Group
Marlborough Public Library, Thursday, January 26 at 7pm
Feeling pained withoutPotter?
Gather with other Muggles who are passionate about the fantasy genre!
Each month will feature a voted-on selection.  Then we'll meet to have a snack, discuss the book and the fantasy genre in general.  
For January we will be reading The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold.
Copies of the month's book are available at the Children's Circ. Desk.
No sign-up required!
This book club is intended for advanced readers (grades: Fourth, Fifth and Sixth).  (added from Eventkeeper)
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Jan
26
Read It & Eat It : A Cookbook Discussion Group
Norfolk Public Library, Thursday, January 26 at 7pm
Join NPL staff and others who share a passion for cookbooks to discuss and sample the fares of some today's more celebrated cookbook titles. Copies of the selected title(s) will be available for checkout at the circulation desk weeks prior to the discussion. Although, bringing a prepared dish is not required, it is encouraged. Registration is requested.
This is a library sponsored event. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Jan
27
Friday Morning Book Group
Westwood Public Library, Friday, January 27 at 10am
Jan
27
High School Book Club
Ipswich Public Library, Friday, January 27 at 4pm
A book club for high schoolers who love to read and talk about books!
The book has not yet been selected. Copies will be available for check out on the Adult Holds Shelf on the main floor of the library after the December book club meeting.
Registration is required. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
27
FRIENDS BOOK SALE PREVIEW--Meeting Room
Acton Memorial Library, Friday, January 27 at 7pm
The Friends of the Acton Libraries will hold theirWinter Book Sale Friday, January 27, through Sunday, January 29. The Preview Sale for Friends members is Friday, January 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Book Sale is open to the general public Saturday, January 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 29, is ‘Half-Price Day’ from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 
The sale will feature thousands of used hardcovers and paperbacks for children and adults; there are also a limited number of audiovisual items.
The Friends of the Acton Libraries support Memorial Library, West Acton Citizens Library, and Acton Boxborough School District libraries.
Snow dates for the event are February 3 to 5. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Jan
28
FRIENDS BOOK SALE--Meeting Room
Acton Memorial Library, Saturday, January 28 at 09am
The Book Sale is open to the general public Saturday, January 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 29, is ‘Half-Price Day’ from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
The sale will feature thousands of used hardcovers and paperbacks for children and adults; there are also a limited number of audiovisual items.
The Friends of the Acton Libraries support Memorial Library, West Acton Citizens Library, and Acton Boxborough School District libraries.
Snow dates for the event are February 3 to 5. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Jan
28
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Framingham Public Library, Main Branch, Saturday, January 28 at 11:05am
MCA Craft Room (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
28
Friends Book Group
Turner Free Library, Saturday, January 28 at 2pm
Join your Friends to discuss this month's selection "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough. Questions? Are you interested in joining this book group? Please contact Lorraine Simon. (added from Eventkeeper)
Jan
29
Leigh Gilmore presents "Tainted Witness"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, January 29 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, January 29 at 3pm, when Leigh Gilmore presents her new book, "Tainted Witness."

In 1991, Anita Hill brought testimony and scandal into America's living rooms during televised Senate confirmation hearings in which she detailed the sexual harassment she had suffered at the hands of Clarence Thomas. The male Senate Judiciary Committee refused to take Hill seriously, and the veracity of Hill's claims were sullied in the mainstream media. Hill was defamed as "a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty," and Thomas was confirmed. The tainting of Hill and her testimony are part of a larger social history in which women find themselves caught up in a system that refuses to believe what they say. The Anita Hill case shows how a tainted witness is not who someone is, but what someone can become.

Tainted Witness elucidates how persistent and pernicious patterns of doubt attach to women who bring forward accounts of sexual and racial violence. Reactions to Anita Hill's testimony as well as Rigoberta Menchú's account of genocide in Guatemala, contemporary memoirs that chronicle experiences of gendered and racialized violence, and news stories like Nafissatou Diallo's claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn raped her, demonstrate the reflexive processes of judgment that discredit women's complex accounts of harm, both in legal courts and courts of public opinion. The accelerated tempo of scandal is crucial to tainting women witnesses. The rush to judgment encourages framing testimonial conflicts in terms of who is telling the truth and who is lying, with the presumption that this is an adequate and meaningful testimonial test. Such a framing, however, prevents witnesses from providing adequate context for their testimony and especially elides histories of slavery and colonialism. Leigh Gilmore examines what happens when women's testimony is discredited, but also traces the circulation of testimony beyond the frame of scandal and its capacity to bear witness anew.

Leigh Gilmore is Distinguished Visiting Professor in Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley College. She is the author of The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony and Autobiographics: A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation and coeditor of Autobiography and Postmodernism. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Feb
1
David A. Moss, Democracy: A Case Study
Harvard Book Store, Wednesday, February 1 at 7pm
David A. Moss, Democracy: A Case Study

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
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