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Little Libraries

There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

79 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
226 Pearl St., Somerville, MA 02145
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, 7th Floor, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Science Center Room 250, One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Science Center 1 Oxford Street, Room 318, Cambridge, MA 02138-2901

Local events

Apr
28
Drop-In Storytime (Ages 3-5) - Mo Willems
Storybook Cove, Tuesday, April 28 at 10:30am
DROP-IN STORYTIME - MO WILLEMS Ages 3-5 Tuesday, April 28 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Come listen to some MO WILLIAMSON'S 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)
Apr
28
Michael Patrick MacDonald
Michael Patrick MacDonald (added from Random House)
Apr
28
Untitled event
Brookline High School & Auditorium, Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30pm
Apr
28
Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis, Voices Beyond Bondage
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm
Slaves in chains, toiling on master’s plantation. Beatings, bloodied whips. This is what many of us envision when we think of 19th century African Americans; source materials penned by those who suffered in bondage validate this picture. Yet slavery was not the only identity of 19th-century African Americans. Whether they were freeborn, self-liberated, or born in the years after the Emancipation, African Americans had a rich cultural heritage all their own, a heritage largely subsumed in popular history and collective memory by the atrocity of slavery.

The early 19th century birthed the nation's first black-owned periodicals, the first media spaces to provide primary outlets for the empowerment of African American voices. For many, poetry became this empowerment. Almost every black-owned periodical featured an open call for poetry, and African Americans, both free and enslaved, responded by submitting droves of poems for publication. Yet until now, these poems -- and an entire literary movement -- have been lost to modern readers.

The poems in Voices Beyond Bondage address the horrific and the mundane, the humorous and the ordinary and the extraordinary. Authors wrote about slavery, but also about love, morality, politics, perseverance, nature, and God. These poems evidence authors who were passionate, dedicated, vocal, and above all resolute in a bravery which was both weapon and shield against a world of prejudice and inequity. These authors wrote to be heard; more than 150 years later it is at last time for us to listen.

Erika DeSimone earned her undergraduate degree from Westfield State University (Massachusetts), where she engaged with poetry and other creative writing projects. She later earned a Certificate of Editorial Study from New York University’s School of Professional Studies. She is currently an editorial assistant at the Modern Language Association, where she has worked for more than a decade.

Fidel Louis attended New York University, where he earned both a bachelor’s degree in linguistics (1991) and a master’s degree in mass communications (1994). While in school, he wrote and edited newspaper articles for Haiti Observateur and The Alliance. He joined the New York Amsterdam News as a contributing writer and the Caribbean News Network as managing editor. He has also written several screenplays. He speaks five languages fluently and is certified as interpreter and translator for the New York state court system.

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
29
Michael Patrick MacDonald
Westin Copley Place, Boston, Wednesday, April 29 at 6pm
Michael Patrick MacDonald (added from Random House)
Apr
29
Book Event: "Interval" Alice B. Fogel
The First Parish in Cambridge - Parish House, Wednesday, April 29 at unknown time
Alice Fogel, author of "Interval," will be presenting at the NEIBA Conference: "All About Books" at Crothers Chapel, First Parish Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 29. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Apr
29
Michael Gerhard Martin, Easiest If I Had a Gun, and Pablo Medina, The Weight of the Island
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm
Like his mentors Chuck Kinder and Lewis Nordan, Michael Gerhard Martin writes deeply textured stories that take you into the minds and souls of the people you see in discount stores, grocery aisles, and gas stations. In the tradition of Raymond Carver, Martin’s tales give dignity and grace to adults caught in the cold grip of poverty and to their children, who struggle mightily with broken homes, bullying, racism, and the constant hum of anger, violence, and resentment that is their lives.

In a voice ringing with emotion, the stories in Easiest If I Had A Gun will remind you what literature is for—that great project of taking us deeper into life, laying it bare, and transforming it with words into something we can hold in our hearts.

Michael Gerhard Martin grew up in rural Pennsylvania, and took his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. He teaches at Babson College and for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Summer Programs. He is the winner of the 2013 James Knudsen Prize from the University of New Orleans for his story, "Shit Weasel Is Late For Class." His work has appeared in Junctures, Bayou Magazine, and The Ocean State Review. Easiest If I Had A Gun is his first book.

Dramatist, novelist, critic and poet Virgilio Piñera (1912-1979) was one of the greatest writers of twentieth-century Cuba. Little known outside the island, his poems have been called "feverishly tropical" and "champions against indifference." With a linguistic skill reminiscent of Borges and a gift for metaphor that rivals Neruda and García Lorca, Piñera's poems celebrate daily life in Cuba with brilliance and humor. Pablo Medina's remarkable translations from The Weight of the Island (La isla en peso), the first book-length collection of Piñera's work in English, now renew Piñera's gifts to the world.

Pablo Medina was born in Havana, Cuba, and moved with his family to New York City at the age of twelve. Medina's writing has been acclaimed as "lyrical and powerfully evocative" and "deserving a prominent spot in today's literature of exile." He teaches at Emerson College.

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
29
Dorie Clark
Harvard Book Store, Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm
Dorie Clark (added from Random House)
Apr
30
Hats (ages 4-5)
Storybook Cove, Thursday, April 30 at 10:15am
HATS Ages 4-5 Thursday, April 30 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We'll listen to some hat stories and decorate a hat for our favorite season. Reservations required (call 781-826-6060 or e-mail to jbcove@bibeau.us with "Storytime Reservations" in subject line)

Location: Street: Storybook Cove Event Room Additional: Hanover Mall - 1775 Washington Street City: Hanover, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02339-1655 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
30
Anne Fadiman
Wellesley Books, Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
Apr
30
Anne Fadiman
Wellesley Books, Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
Apr
30
Marge Piercy, Made in Detroit
Porter Square Books, Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
A treasure trove of new poems by one of our most sought-after poets: poems that range from descriptions of the Detroit of her childhood to her current life on Cape Cod, from deep appreciations of the natural world to elegies for lost friends and relationships, from a vision of her Jewish heritage to a hard-hitting take on today’s political ironies.

In her trademark style, combining the sublime with the gritty, Marge Piercy describes the night she was born: "the sky burned red / over Detroit and sirens sharpened their knives. / The elms made tents of solace over grimy / streets and alley cats purred me to sleep." She writes in graphic, unflinching language about the poor, banished now by politicians because they are no longer "real people like corporations." There are elegies for her peer group of poets, gone now, whose work she cherishes but from whom she cannot help but want more. There are laments for the suicide of dolphins and for her beloved cats, as she remembers "exactly how I loved each." She continues to celebrate Jewish holidays in compellingly original ways and sings praises of her marriage and the small pleasures of daily life.

This is a stunning collection that will please those who already know Marge Piercy’s work and offer a splendid introduction to it for those who don’t.

Marge Piercy is the author of eighteen previous poetry collections and seventeen novels. Her work has been translated into sixteen languages and she has won many honors, including the Golden Rose, the oldest poetry award in the country. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband, Ira Wood, the novelist, memoirist, community radio interviewer, and essayist.

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
30
Padraig O'Malley
Harvard Book Store, Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
Padraig O'Malley (added from Random House)
Apr
30
Untitled event
Papercuts J.P., Thursday, April 30 at 7:30pm
May
1
Marge Piercy
Salem Five Bank Community Room, Friday, May 1 at 2:30pm
Marge Piercy (added from Random House)
May
1
Patricia Park
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Friday, May 1 at 3:45pm
Patricia Park (added from Random House)
May
1
Red Hen Press Presents Ellen Meeropol, Kate Gale, John Barr, and Dean Kostos
Porter Square Books, Friday, May 1 at 7pm
Ellen Meeropol is the author of two novels, House Arrest (2011) and On Hurricane Island, (Red Hen Press 2015). A former nurse practitioner, a part-time bookseller, and a literary late bloomer.She holds an MFA from the Stonecoast Program, University of Southern Maine. Her short stories and essays have been published in Bridges, Pedestal, Rumpus, Portland Magazine, Shaking Magazine, Women’s Times, Off Our Backs and others. Her dramatic script, "Carry it Forward," tells the story of the Rosenberg Fund for Children; it was produced most recently June 2013 in Manhattan, starring Eve Ensler, Angela Davis, and Cotter Smith. Ellen lives with her husband in Western Massachusetts.

Kate Gale is managing editor of Red Hen Press, editor of the Los Angeles Review and president of the American Composers Forum, LA. She is the author of seven books of poetry, including Echo Light (Red Mountain Press), and The Goldilocks Zone, from the University of New Mexico Press in 2014, and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis, which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.

John Barr has taught in the graduate writing program of Sarah Lawrence College and has served on the boards of the Poetry Society of America, Yaddo, and Bennington College. He was also appointed the first president of the Poetry Foundation from 2004 to 2013. His collections include: The Hundred Fathom Curve (1997)—expanded and updated as The Hundred Fathom Curve: New & Collected Poems (2011)—and the mock-epic Grace: Book One of the Adventures of Ibn Opcit (1999, 2013) and Opcit at Large: Book Two of The Adventures of Ibn Opcit (2013). He lives in New York and Chicago.

Dean Kostos's collections include This Is Not a Skyscraper (recipient of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, selected by Mark Doty, published by Red Hen Press in 2015), Rivering, Last Supper of the Senses, The Sentence That Ends with a Comma (taught at Duke University), and Celestial Rust. He edited Mama’s Boy: Gay Men Write about Their Mothers and Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry (its debut was held at the United Nations). His work has appeared in leading journals, such as Boulevard, Chelsea, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Southwest Review, Western Humanities Review, and on Oprah Winfrey's website. Having taught at Wesleyan, the Gallatin School of NYU, and the City University of New York, he also wrote a libretto for Voices of Ascension, and his poem "Subway Silk" was translated into a short film, which was screened at Tribeca and at San Francisco's IndieFest.

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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May
1
Anne Fadiman
Brookline Booksmith, Friday, May 1 at 7pm
May
1
Matthew Pearl
Harvard Book Store, Friday, May 1 at 7pm
Matthew Pearl (added from Random House)
May
1
Bernard Wasserstein, The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews
Bernard Wasserstein, The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews

Book talk at Center for European Studies, Harvard University (added from Harvard University Press)
May
2
Independent Bookstore Day
Porter Square Books, Saturday, May 2 at 08am
Celebrate reading, books, and community on May 2! Porter Square Books is one of more than 400 bookstores taking part in this nationwide book party.

The festivities will contine throughout the day, with demonstrations, activities, author appearances, giveaways, and more.

We'll also have special limited-edition posters, books, and broadsides produced especially for Independent Bookstore Day, featuring works by Roxane Gay, Alie Brosh, and Stephen King, and other favorite authors.

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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May
2
Kotei Tournament (Legend of the Five Rings)
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, May 2 at 10am
Come play in this regional Legend of the Five rings event!

Event starts at 10am, doors open at 9am.

Prizes as standard for Kotei tournaments.

Entry $30.

Format: Twenty Festivals Arc.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
2
Anne Fadiman
Harvard Book Store, Saturday, May 2 at 7pm
May
3
AMERICAN GIRL CLUB - KIT (Members Only)
Storybook Cove, Sunday, May 3 at 3pm
American Girl Club meeting for MEMBERS ONLY. Must have read at least one Kit book.

Location: , Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
May
3
Settlers of Catan Celebration
Pandemonium Books and Games, Sunday, May 3 at 6pm
Come celebrate the release of the new Settlers of Catan during our open board game night! In addition to our usual library of games, we will have demo copies of the new version on hand to check out. Attendance is free.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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