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Location: Somerville, MA

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

Feb
27
Middle Grade Book Share
Lincoln Public Library, Monday, February 27 at 7pm
Are you in 7th and 8th grade and wondering what to read next? Join the library's Book Share Group! Discover new books based on other kids' recommendations and to share what you've been reading. Snacks provided. No registration necessary. Group will meet Sept - May 7-8pm.
Contact Debbie Leopold at 781-259-8465 x4 or dleopold@minlib.net (added from Eventkeeper)
Feb
27
Monday Night Bookclub: Circling the Sun
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, Monday, February 27 at 7:15pm
This group is overfull and is currently closed to new members. Tonight Doris facilitates discussion on Paula McLaine's Circling the Sun. It is a fictional biography of Beryl Markham, who grew up unconventionally in colonial Kenya in the 1920's. (added from Eventkeeper)
Feb
28
Library Book Group
Weston Public Library, Tuesday, February 28 at 09:30am
The group will discuss Chasing the North Star by Robert Morgan. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. Please call librarian Donna Davies at 781-786-6158 with questions. (added from Eventkeeper)
Feb
28
Youth Services Book Club
Flint Memorial Library, Tuesday, February 28 at 4pm
Join Youth Services for book club on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. as we discuss Marissa Meyer's book Cinder (Book #1 of the Lunar Chronicles). Book Club meets on the fourth floor. First-time attendees are welcome! Don't worry if you haven't finished the book, discussions can work around the ending. (added from Eventkeeper)
Feb
28
Eat Your Words Cookbook Club
Flint Memorial Library, Tuesday, February 28 at 5:45pm
The assigned cookbook for February is any Ina Garten ("Barefoot Contessa") cookbook. We are holding several copies at the main circulation desk. Our theme is "Sweets"! Please choose a recipe and prepare it for our potluck get-together. Registration is required. For more information, contact Teresa Penney at 978-664-4942 or email, tpenney@northreadingma.gov. (added from Eventkeeper)
Feb
28
Book Chatters (4th to 6th grade)
Nevins Memorial Library, Tuesday, February 28 at 7pm
Join us to talk about this month's book, Space Case:a Moon Base Alpha novel by Stuart Gibbs. New Members welcome! Please call ext. 26 to get a copy of the book; please read it before our meeting. Refreshments will be served.
Summary: The sudden, mysterious death of Moon Base Alpha's physician threatens the entire underfunded lunar-colonization program. Worse, though the base commander and her NASA superiors insist it was an accident. An overheard conversation leads 12-year-old Dashiell to suspect that it was nothing of the sort. Shrugging off hostility from the powers that be and even an anonymous threat, he enlists the aid of a pair of tech-savvy peers and—encouraged by an oddly elusive new arrival—goes digging. Source: Booklist Reviews
On snowy days, please call the Children's department to confirm that the program will take place as scheduled. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Mar
1
Mystery Book Club
Winthrop Public Library, Wednesday, March 1 at 10:25am
MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
Lawrence Block's A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF features Matthew Scudder who is tracking the killer of his longtime friend while he battles to conquer his own demons.
A light breakfast is served.  No prior sign-up is necessary.  All are welcome. (added from Eventkeeper)
Mar
1
Parent/Child Bookclub
Hudson Public Library, Wednesday, March 1 at 7pm
Read a great book and come and discuss it with your adult! Books are chosen by the group. (added from Eventkeeper)
Mar
1
Wed. Night Bookclub: Grunt
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, Wednesday, March 1 at 7pm
Nonfiction, 2016. "Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries-- panic, exhaustion, heat, noise-- and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them." -library catalog Available in hardcover, large print, CD, ebook, & eaudio. (added from Eventkeeper)
Mar
1
STEALING FROM THE DEAD: MYSTERY WRITERS' IDEAS AND WHERE THEY GET THEM--Meeting Room
Acton Memorial Library, Wednesday, March 1 at 7pm
You don’t need to be an international spy to write a page-turning thriller. Join us as three local Sisters in Crime authors discuss how to put a new twist on an old plot by searching newspapers, visiting courtrooms, and discovering plots right in your own neighborhood.
Panelists:
Deborah Doucette, a blogger for the Huffington Post, began her writing career as a free-lance journalist . Her books include Raising our Children’s Children and her debut novel, The Forgotten Roses.
J. A. Hennrikus has written short stories for Dead Calm, Thin Ice, and Blood Moon. Under the name Julianne Homes, she authored the Clock Shop Mysteries Just Killing Time, Clock and Dagger, and Chime and Punishment.
Hank Phillippi Ryan is an award winning reporter and author. Her bestselling books include The Other Woman, The Wrong Girl, Truth Be Told, Writes of Passage, What You See, and Say No More.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Mar
2
Cookbook Club
Ipswich Public Library, Thursday, March 2 at 12pm
What do you get when you cross a cookbook with a book group? A Cookbook Club, of course!
Check out a copy of the selected book (starting on February 16) at the library, pick a recipe (we'll keep track to avoid duplicates), and prepare it for the program. We'll sample lots of good food, talk about what worked and what didn't, and select future cookbooks.
This club meets every first Thursday of the month at noon.
*March's cookbook title is New England Open House Cookbook by Sarah Leah Chase.
Registration is required and begins on Thursday, February 16. |
Neither the food served at cookbook club nor the facilities have been inspected by the state or the local public health agency. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Mar
2
Brunonia Barry presents "The Fifth Petal"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, March 2 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, March 2 at 7pm, when Brunonia Barry presents her new novel, The Fifth Petal.

Brunonia Barry returns to her contemporary, otherworldly Salem with this spellbinding new thriller, a complex brew of suspense, seduction, and murder.

Salem’s chief of police, John Rafferty, now married to gifted lace reader Towner Whitney, investigates a 25-year-old triple homicide dubbed “The Goddess Murders,” in which three young women, all descended from accused Salem witches, were slashed one Halloween night.

Were the women victims of an all-too-human vengeance, or was the devil raised in Salem that night? And if they cannot discover what truly happened, will evil rise again?Please join us on Thursday, March 2 at 7pm, when Brunonia Barry presents her new novel, The Fifth Petal.

Brunonia Barry is the New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader and The Map of True Places. She was the first American author to win the International Women’s Fiction Festival’s Baccante Award and was a past recipient of Ragdale Artists Colony’s Strand Invitational Fellowship, as well as the winner of New England Book Festival’s award for Best Fiction. Her reviews and articles on writing have appeared in the London Times and the Washington Post. Brunonia co-chairs the Salem Athenaeum Writers Committee. She lives in Salem with her husband, Gary Ward, and their dog, Angel. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Mar
2
History Book Club
Turner Free Library, Thursday, March 2 at 7pm
More details to follow (added from Eventkeeper)
Mar
2
Book Club for Adults
Flint Public Library, Thursday, March 2 at 7pm
Join us the first Thursday of every month for a lively discussion!
March's selection is The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy (added from Eventkeeper)
Mar
3
Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency
Stellina Restaurant, Friday, March 3 at 6:30pm
Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency

“Author’s Night” (Speaking and signing followed by dinner with the author), Stellina Restaurant (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
5
Sally Sanford and Ilse Plume present "Henry and the Huckleberries: A Visit with Mr. Thoreau at Walden Pond"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, March 5 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, March 5 at 3pm for an author/illustrator event for Henry and the Huckleberries: A Visit with Mr. Thoreau at Walden Pond, a beautiful picture book celebrating Henry David Thoreau on the occasion of the bicentennial of his birth.

The great naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, takes his young friends berry picking near Walden Pond and turns a mishap into a gentle lesson about nature.

Based on a true story, this delightful and beautifully illustrated work of “reality fiction” uses a technique inspired by Louisa May Alcott, who is portrayed as a child in the book. Louisa was a frequent visitor to Henry David Thoreau’s famous cabin at Walden Pond and went berry picking with Mr. Thoreau on many occasions. Thoreau taught Louisa a great deal about the natural world and also about the rich world of the imagination.

Sally Sanford has deftly woven these strands into the book, and Caldecott Honor winner Ilse Plume’s images capture the enduring beauty and tranquility of Walden Pond and its neighboring woods.

Author Sally Sanford lives in a restored barn in Concord, Massachusetts not far from Walden Pond. She has two grown children. In addition to writing, she loves to cook, hike, and canoe. She is also an accomplished singer.

Illustrator Ilse Plume is a collector and illustrator of children’s songs and folktales from around the world. Her first book, "The Bremen Town Musicians," was a Caldecott Honor book for 1981. Since then she has created many other beautiful works including "The Farmer in the Dell" and "The Year Comes Round." (TooFondOfBooks)
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Mar
9
Jim Shepard presents "The World to Come"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, March 9 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, March 9 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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Mar
10
Julian Gewirtz, Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China
Harvard Book Store, Friday, March 10 at 3pm
Julian Gewirtz, Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
10
Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency
Newtonville Books, Friday, March 10 at 7pm
Ellen Fitzpatrick, The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency

Speaking and signing, Newtonville Books (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
12
Women's History Month! Deborah Kops and Heather Lang present biographies for young readers
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, March 12 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, March 12 at 3pm, when local authors Deborah Kops ("Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights: From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment") and Heather Lang ("Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark") present their new biographies for young readers.

March is Women's History Month, and we're delighted to host Deborah and Heather discussing their newest works, drawing our attention to Alice Paul and Eugenie Clark. (TooFondOfBooks)… (more)
Mar
19
Andrew Krivak presents "The Signal Flame"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, March 19 at 3pm
The stunning second novel from National Book Award finalist Andrew Krivak - a heartbreaking, captivating story about a family awaiting the return of their youngest son from the Vietnam War.

The Signal Flame is a stirring novel about generations of men and women and the events that define them, brothers who take different paths, the old European values yielding to new world ways, and the convalescence of memory and war.

Beginning shortly after Easter in 1972 and ending on Christmas Eve this ambitious novel beautifully evokes ordinary time, a period of living and working while waiting and watching and expecting. The Signal Flame is gorgeously written, honoring the cycles of earth and body, humming with blood and passion, and it confirms Andrew Krivak as a writer of extraordinary vision and power.

Andrew Krivák is also the author of the National Book Award finalist, The Sojourn, which also won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Chautauqua Prize. He lives with his wife and three children in Somerville, Massachusetts. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Mar
19
Samuel J. Redman, Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums
Tewksbury Public Library, Sunday, March 19 at 3:30pm
Samuel J. Redman, Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums

Speaking and signing, Tewksbury Public Library (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
21
Robert M. Thorson, Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, March 21 at 7pm
Robert M. Thorson, Walden’s Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science

Speaking and signing, Porter Square Books (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, Harvard Coop (added from Harvard University Press)
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)
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