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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, 7th Floor, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Science Center Room 250, One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Local events

Mar
22
Mystery Book Club
Whitman Public Library, Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30pm
Discussion of exciting new and classic mystery and thriller books. All are welcome and no registration is needed. This month the book is The Lewis Man by Peter May. (added from Eventkeeper)
Mar
22
Author/Celebrity Series - Rick Beyer
Marlborough Public Library, Wednesday, March 22 at 8pm
Friends' Author/Celebrity Series hosted by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Featured author is Rick Beyer, author of Rivals Unto Death: Hamilton and Burr  
The epic history of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's illustrious and eccentric political careers and their fateful rivalry. (added from Eventkeeper)
Mar
23
Cookbook Club Registration
Ipswich Public Library, Thursday, March 23 at 01am
Registration for the April 6th Cookbook Club starts today! Click here to register. (added from Eventkeeper)
Mar
23
Ongoing Book Sale
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, Thursday, March 23 at 11am
It's booksale time! Bargains galore can be found all sorted by genre and format, join us for the Friends Preview Night on Friday 17, 6-8 PM to get first crack at the goods. Current Friends members are invited, and you can join at the door, too. The public sale starts Saturday, 18th from 9-3, and then continues during regular library hours Monday through Thursday, 10-8. Thursday is the fill-a-bag day. Volunteers are always needed, let us know if you can lend a hand & join the fun. Volunteers can contact Beth Myers at beth.myers1@outlook.com or 978-468-2992. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Mar
23
Paulo Lemos Horta, Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights
Harvard Book Store, Thursday, March 23 at 7pm
Paulo Lemos Horta, Marvellous thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
23
Paulo Lemos Horta, Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights
The Harvard Coop, Thursday, March 23 at 7pm
Paulo Lemos Horta, Marvellous thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights

Speaking and signing, The Harvard Coop (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
23
Lawrence Millman presents "At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, March 23 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, March 23 at 7pm, when Lawrence Millman presents his new book, At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic.

At the End of the World is the remarkable story of a series of murders that occurred in an extremely remote corner of the Arctic in 1941. Those murders show that senseless violence in the name of religion is not only a contemporary phenomenon, and that a people as seemingly peaceful as the Inuit can become unpeaceful at the drop of a hat or, in this instance, a meteor shower.

At the same time, the book is a warning cry against the destruction of what's left of our culture's humanity, along the destruction of the natural world. Has technology deprived us of our eyes? the author asks. Has it deprived the world of birds, beasts, and flowers?

Lawrence Millman's At the End of the World is a brilliant and original book by one of the boldest writers of our era.

Lawrence Millman is a man who wears many hats. He is the author of 16 books, including such titles as Last Places, Our Like Will Not Be There Again, A Kayak Full of Ghosts, Lost in the Arctic, Northern Latitudes, and Hiking to Siberia. As a mycologist, he has written the only guidebook to New England fungi, Fascinating Fungi of New England. And as an explorer, he has discovered a previously unknown lake in Borneo and a previously unknown island in the Canadian Arctic. He is a Fellow of the prestigious Explorers Club and keeps a post office box in Cambridge. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Mar
23
Good Taste Cookbook Club
Thayer Public Library, Thursday, March 23 at 7:30pm
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 March cookbook selection is Sara Moulton's Everyday Family Dinners by Sara Moulton. The alternate selection if we run out of copies is Home Cooking 101 by Sara Moulton. Copies will be available from the Circulation Desk starting February 23rd. 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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Mar
23
Let's Write - A Flash Nonfiction Workshop
Winthrop Public Library, Thursday, March 23 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
23
Muggles Support Group
Marlborough Public Library, Thursday, March 23 at 8pm
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 March we will be reading Below the Root by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
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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Mar
23
Nina MacLaughlin Author Talk
Woburn Public Library, Thursday, March 23 at 8pm
Author talk! Since we're about to move into a construction project, we thought we might wrap up our in-library programming with this particular author talk.  Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper, sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen. Yearning for more tangible work, she applied for a job she saw on Craigslist—Carpenter’s Assistant: Women strongly encouraged to apply—despite being a Classics major who couldn't tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver. She got the job, and in Hammer Head she tells the rich and entertaining story of becoming a carpenter.  Nina will read from her book and give us the behind-the-scenes tour of some of the experiences that led her to publishing a memoir that explores mortality, desire, the passage of time, and the meaning of work.
Brought to you by the Friends of the Woburn Public Library.
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Mar
24
Friday Morning Book Group
Lincoln Public Library, Friday, March 24 at 10:30am
Lincoln Library's oldest book group. This year's theme is Sports:Game on.
Coffee and refreshments 9:30am
This meeting's selection is The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach Copies in various formats available 2 weeks prior to meeting at the front desk (added from Eventkeeper)
Mar
24
Creative Writing for Fun (FULL)
Weston Public Library, Friday, March 24 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
24
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
Harvard Book Store, Friday, March 24 at 3pm
Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker, Courting death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment

Carol S. Steiker speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
24
Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency
Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency

In conversation with WGBH’s Callie Crossley, Kennedy Library Forum (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
25
Community Mural Project
Thayer Public Library, Saturday, March 25 at 11am
We're building a mural and you can be one of our artists!
In celebration of One Braintree, One Book: The Muralist, we are making our own community mural!
We are very excited about this and anyone from adults, teens, and kids 9 & older can participate in this painting program. So roll up your sleeves and come be a part of this mural project! The mural will be on display for the duration of our One Braintree One Book celebration.
No registration required.
One Braintree One Book is reading The Muralist. The One Braintree One Book program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Mar
25
Daytime Book Group
Maynard Public Library, Saturday, March 25 at 12pm
Mar
26
Adventures in Wonderland with the Friends
Thayer Public Library, Sunday, March 26 at 2pm
Please join the Friends of the Library on Sunday afternoon, March 26th, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM when we bring Alice's Wonderland to Braintree! Our afternoon of adventures will include games; visits and photos with the Mad Hatter, raffles; Alice themed activities; and an English-style Marketplace with vintage accessories, dolls, books, teapots, and jewelry for sale. Fun for all ages...families to seniors.
Tickets are available by request at the Reference Desk on the Lower Level of the library. Tickets are FREE, but limited. Attendees will be asked to sign up when they pick up tickets. Remember, the library is open most Sunday afternoons now, 1-5 p.m., through May 7th!
Brighten up these last days of winter by spending some time in our delightful Wonderland. Come be enchanted! (added from Eventkeeper)
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Mar
26
Harriet Scott Chessman presents "The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, March 26 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, March 26 at 3pm, when Harriet Chessman presents her new historical novel, The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas.

There will be an opportunity for conversation with the author and a book-signing after the presentation.

This event is a free event. Should you wish to purchase a signed/inscribed copy of the book, but are unable to attend the author presentation, please give us a call to pre-order.

** A lyrical novel about what art can reveal, and a nuanced imagining of the people who influenced Edgar Degas and his work. With key roles for beloved Degas paintings. **

Ten years after Edgar Degas’ 1872 visit to New Orleans, a lost sketchbook surfaces. His Creole cousin Tell -- who lost her sight as a young woman -- listens as her former child-servant describes the drawings and reads Degas’ enigmatic words. It’s both cryptic and revelatory, leading Tell to new understandings of her marriage, her difficult, brilliant cousin Edgar, her daughter Josephine, and herself.

Harriet Scott Chessman is the author of the acclaimed novels "The Beauty of Ordinary Things," "Someone Not Really Her Mother," "Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper," and "Ohio Angels." She is also the author of the libretto for My Lai, a contemporary operatic piece commissioned by Kronos Quartet in 2015. She has taught literature and creative writing at Yale University, Bread Loaf School of English, and Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Mar
28
Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke, Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy
Wasserstein Hall, Tuesday, March 28 at 12pm
Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke, Virtual competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy

Coauthor Maurice Stucke speaking and signing, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (cosponsored by the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Harvard Law School) (added from Harvard University Press)… (more)
Mar
28
Noam Maggor, Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age
Boston Public Library, Tuesday, March 28 at 8pm
Noam Maggor, Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age

Speaking at the Boston Public Library (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
29
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Medford Public Library, Wednesday, March 29 at 7pm
Jeffrey L. Amestoy, Slavish shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr.

Speaking at the Medford Public Library (added from Harvard University Press)
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)
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 7pm
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)
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