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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, 7th Floor, 1 Oxford 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

Local events

Jul
27
2016 New England Authors Expo
Danversport Yacht Club, Wednesday, July 27 at 4pm
2016 New England Authors Expo

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Danversport Yacht Club – 161 Elliott St, Danvers, MA 01923

This event will be held at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA. Set up starts at 10:00 am and the doors open to the public at 4:00 pm. The event runs till 9:00 pm. We have room for up to 140 authors and illustrators.

The New England Authors Expo is the largest grassroots literary event in New England. It has over 1,000 authors, illustrators, publishers, printers and other publishing professionals on its contact list. By working together we put on book sales and other book related events though out the year. We try to keep our fees as low as possible so that every author will be able to attend our events. The event is free to the public. (Chris177)
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Jul
27
Mystery Book Club
Whitman Public Library, Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30pm
Midnight Fugue by Reginald Hill (added from Eventkeeper)
Jul
28
TECH HELP DROP IN
Turner Free Library, Thursday, July 28 at 10am
Curious about our new "Universal Classroom" classes? Trying to figure out that new phone or laptop? Have specific questions about using different programs (Word, Excel, Facebook, etc)? Need help downloading books to your device? Drop by during our tech hour for help!
First come-first served, no registration required!
Make Sure To Bring The Following:
-Your library card (any library card from Old Colony Library Network will do) and pin#.
-If you are bringing a laptop or device please remember your power cable and mouse.
-Any passwords you may need to access your accounts.
-If you do not have a library card come early to sign up for one at the desk (bring a photo id and current piece of mail with your address).
Don’t forget you can sign up for free classes at your convenience with your Randolph library card through Universal Class: http://turnerfreema.universalclass.com
Ask about Tech Help now available in Creole!!! (added from Eventkeeper)
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Jul
28
The Jester of Notre Dame
Norfolk Public Library, Thursday, July 28 at 3pm
Ages 6-106
Children under 8 must have a caregiver present.
Alexander, King of Jesters, stars as a Medieval monk who sneaks away from the quiet abbey where he copies books and transforms himself into the Jester of Notre Dame! Featuring stunts, comedy, and music, this programs is for anyone who loves comedy and is interested in the dramatic arts.

This show is performed in Grammelot, a universal gibberish language first developed by traveling clowns and minstrels during The Middle Ages. It consists of a few real words from various languages, and lots of nonsense sounds in between. Grammelot cut through the many language barriers that existed back in those days of isolated villages and hamlets. It serves Alex today, as he often works abroad.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Norfolk Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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Alex O'Brien Feldman has throughout the U.S. , as well as at The Just for Laughs Comedy festival in Montreal , The Singapore Arts Festival, World Performance Festival in Japan, Showtime Comedy Special, America's Got Talent, and theatres from Northern Alaska to The South Island of New Zealand. He was interviewed on Public Radio International for his work in Russia as a cultural Ambassador for the US State Department. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Jul
28
Thurs Evenings: Massacre on the Merrimack with author Jay Atkinson
Stevens Memorial Library, Thursday, July 28 at 8pm
Contact: Reference Desk ext 42016
Thursday Evenings: a little something to start your weekend fun. This week: Author Jay Atkinson will join us to discuss his latest title, Massacre on the Merrimack: Hannah Duston's Captivity and Revenge in Colonial America, published in 2015, in the Community Meeting Room. The nonfiction epic tells the tale of a young woman abducted by Abneki tribesman from Haverhill in 1697 and recounts the bloody fight for the land we now know to be the United States of America. Find copies of the book here.
Free, all are welcome.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring "Summer at the Stevens," events for all ages.
Join us to read all summer long, for just 20 minutes a day. Sign up for summer reading using the "Get in the Game" icon to log your reading time. Be eligible to earn prizes and drawing tickets. And, this automatically adds your reading time to the Library's "Million Minute Challenge". (added from Eventkeeper)
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Aug
18
Lisa Scottoline Visits Chelmsford
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline will be visiting Chelmsford on Thursday, August 18th, at 7pm in the CHS Performing Arts Center. Reserve your seat today to hear about her latest book, Damaged (due out Aug 16th) and her 20+ other mystery novels. (herzogbr)
Sep
10
Josh Funk presents the storytime launch event for "Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale"
The Concord Bookshop, Saturday, September 10 at 11am
Please join us on Saturday, September 10 at 11am for a very special children's book launch event. Josh Funk will be here to read his hot-off-the-presses new picture book, Dear Dragon!

A clever picture book in verse about looking past external differences to make friends with the person (or dragon) underneath.

George’s and Blaise’s teachers assign them to be pen pals. Through letters back and forth about their families, hobbies, and pets, they find that they have a lot in common. But what the reader knows—and they do not—is that one of them is a little boy, and one of them is a little dragon! What will happen when these two friends finally meet face-to-face?

Josh Funk lives in Concord with his wife and children and works as a computer programmer. He is a board member of The Writers’ Loft in Sherborn, MA, and the co-coordinator of the 2016 and 2017 New England Regional SCBWI Conferences. He’s the author of Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast and Pirasaurs!, and more. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Sep
11
Leonard Cassuto, The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It
Harvard Book Store, Sunday, September 11 at 3pm
Leonard Cassuto, The Graduate School Mess: What Caused It and How We Can Fix It

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Sep
16
Micki McElya, The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery
Harvard Book Store, Friday, September 16 at 3pm
Micki McElya, The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Sep
23
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Massachusetts Historical Society, Friday, September 23 at 7pm
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Lecture at the Massachusetts Historical Society (added from Harvard University Press)
Sep
23
Mara Prentiss, Energy Revolution: The Physics and the Promise of Efficient Technology
Harvard Science Center, Friday, September 23 at 7pm
Mara Prentiss, Energy revolution: The Physics and the Promise of Efficient Technology

Science Research Lecture at Harvard University (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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
Nov
18
Katherine Grandjean, American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England
Isaac Royall House and Slave Quarters, Friday, November 18 at 7:30pm
Katherine Grandjean, American passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England

Speaking and signing, Royall House and Slave Quarters (added from Harvard University Press)
Dec
2
Katherine Grandjean, American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England
Old North Church, Friday, December 2 at 8:30pm
Katherine Grandjean, American passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England

Lecture, “Publishing Terror: Reflections on the Rise of Printing in Early Boston” (signing to follow), The Old North Church (added from Harvard University Press)
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