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Location: Somerville, MA, United States

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
55 Elm St., Somerville, MA 02144
115 Broadway, Somerville, MA
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
1 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
Lorem Ipsum Books (1.0 miles)
1299 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
22 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
Barefoot Books (1.0 miles)
1771 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
34 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Book Shop (1.1 miles)
694 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
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
Science Center, Third Floor, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Local events

Mar
7
Nerd Musician Concert
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, March 7 at 2pm
Join us for a concert Saturday, March 2nd, 2pm to 4pm! Musicians Sarah Donner, Glen Raphael, and Joe Degeorge will be playing a concert in the store basement while they're in town for PAX. Come and enjoy!

The performers will be asking a $10 donation.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
8
Book Club
Porter Square Books, Sunday, March 8 at 11am
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
8
Chess Club
Storybook Cove, Sunday, March 8 at 2pm
STORYBOOK COVE CHESS CLUB: A Chess Club for Elementary Students on the South Shore It's Elementary! Come learn and play chess in a friendly supportive atmosphere! SEE CHESS LESSONS FOR NEW BEGINNER CLASSES ON SUNDAYS AND ONGOING INTERMEDIATE CLASSES ON WEDNESDAYS NO FEE FOR CHESS CLUB - FUN, FREE PLAY WITH, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, MATCHED-ABILITY OPPONENTS TIME: 2:00 TO 4:00 P.M. COME AT 2:00 P.M. AND STAY 1 OR 2 HORUS OR COME AT 3:00 AND STAY 1 HOUR. PREREGISTER SO THAT WE CAN ASSURE SPACE AND MATCHING. Call Janet Bibeau at 781-826-6060 or email jbcove@bibeau.us for more informaton and to sign up to attend AGES: children in grades 1 through 5 LOCATION: Storybook Cove event room

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Mar
8
Sunday, March 8 at 3pm - Linda Booth Sweeney, "When the Wind Blows"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, March 8 at 3pm
Linda Booth Sweeney is a Concord-based award-winning author and systems educator.

Linda works with people of all ages to integrate a deeper understanding of living systems into everyday decisions. She develops materials and online activities for systems thinking and works with a variety of organizations, including PBS Learning Media, Farm-Based Education Association, and local Audubon nature centers, to integrate the principles of living systems into their educational programs.

Location: Street: 65 Main Street City: Concord, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01742-2503 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
9
Book Club
Porter Square Books, Monday, March 9 at 4pm
Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Mar
9
Valerie Sperling, Sex, Politics, and Putin
Porter Square Books, Monday, March 9 at 7pm
In Sex, Politics, and Putin, Valerie Sperling investigates how gender stereotypes and sexualization have been used as tools of political legitimation in contemporary Russia. Despite their enmity, regime allies and detractors alike have wielded traditional concepts of masculinity, femininity, and homophobia as a means of symbolic endorsement or disparagement of political leaders and policies.

By repeatedly using machismo as a means of legitimation, Putin's regime (unlike that of Gorbachev or Yeltsin) opened the door to the concerted use of gendered rhetoric and imagery as a means to challenge regime authority. Sex, Politics, and Putin analyzes the political uses of gender norms and sexualization in Russia through three case studies: pro- and anti-regime groups' activism aimed at supporting or undermining the political leaders on their respective sides; activism regarding military conscription and patriotism; and feminist activism. Arguing that gender norms are most easily invoked as tools of authority-building when there exists widespread popular acceptance of misogyny and homophobia, Sperling also examines the ways in which sexism and homophobia are reflected in Russia's public sphere.

Valerie Sperling is Professor of Political Science at Clark University. She is the author of Altered States: The Globalization of Accountability and Organizing Women in Contemporary Russia: Engendering Transition.

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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Mar
10
Drop-In Storytime (ages 3-5) - POUT POUT FISH
Storybook Cove, Tuesday, March 10 at 10:30am
DROP-IN STORYTIME - POUT POUT FISH Ages 3-5 Tuesday, March 10 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Come listen to some POUT POUT FISH stories and do a coloring sheet. NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED

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)
Mar
10
Sonja Yoerg, House Broken, and Lissa Warren, The Good Luck Cat
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, March 10 at 7pm
For veterinarian Geneva Novak, animals can be easier to understand than people. They’re also easier to forgive. But when her mother, Helen, is injured in a vodka-fueled accident, it’s up to Geneva to give her the care she needs. Since her teens, Geneva has kept her self-destructive mother at arm’s length. Now, with two slippery teenagers of her own at home, the last thing she wants is to add Helen to the mix. But Geneva’s husband convinces her that letting Helen live with them could be her golden chance to repair their relationship. Geneva isn’t expecting her mother to change anytime soon, but she may finally get answers to the questions she’s been asking for so long. As the truth about her family unfolds, however, Geneva may find secrets too painful to bear and too terrible to forgive.

Sonja Yoerg grew up in Stowe, Vermont, and earned her Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. Her non-fiction book about animal intelligence, Clever as a Fox was published in 2001. She currently lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband. Together they run, garden, remodel houses, cook, eat, drink wine, then run some more. House Broken is her first novel.

Lissa Warren's father needed a retirement companion while his wife and daughter were at work. Enter Ting, a seven-pound Korat who changed his life, and the life of the family. All kittens are mischievous, but Ting, "the cat grenade," was real trouble. She was also smart, endearing, and the soul of the Warren family.

In late 2008, Lissa's father died of a heart attack. The images from that night still haunt her especially the EKG readout ending in one long, devastating em dash. Less than a year later, Lissa and her mother stared at another EKG readout, this time for Ting. A living feline extension of the man they missed so much the man they had tried, but failed, to save, she was diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition. The only option was to have a human pacemaker implanted in the cat -- a procedure even the best animal hospital in Boston hadn't performed in a decade.

Determined not to lose another family member, they embarked on a medical odyssey on behalf of the gray cat who had been her father's shadow -- a journey that would prepare one of them for her own serious diagnosis. A gorgeously written memoir about grief, hope, and how pets both complicate and enrich our lives, The good luck cat is a testament to the power of the human and the feline spirit.

Lissa Warren is vice president and senior director of publicity at Da Capo Press. She is the author of The Savvy Author's Guide to Book Publicity, and 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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Mar
11
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool
Boston Public Library - West End Branch, Wednesday, March 11 at 6pm
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
11
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool
Boston Public Library, Wednesday, March 11 at 6pm
Kim Harrison will be promoting The Undead Pool (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
11
Angela DiTerlizzi
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Framingham, Wednesday, March 11 at unknown time
Angela DiTerlizzi is a mom, wife, and author who loves writing books for children. She and her husband, bestselling author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, reside with their daughter in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Jupiter, Florida. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
11
Adam Wilson will be promoting What's Important Is Feeling
Harvard Book Store, Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
Adam Wilson will be promoting What's Important Is Feeling (added from HarperCollins)
Mar
11
Thomas O'Malley and Douglas Purdy, Serpents in the Cold
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
"Like Sara Gran's Dope, Serpents in the Cold lovingly revisits the hardboiled noir. From the dives of Dorchester to the Locke-Ober Café, John Garfield and Richard Widmark would feel right at home in O'Malley and Purdy's bygone, fallen Boston." -- Stewart O’Nan, author of West of Sunset

Post-war Boston is down on its luck and looking for change. A year after the Brinks Robbery—the largest robbery in the history of the United States—Boston is known more for its seedy underbelly than for its rich, historical past. The winter of 1951 is the worst in recent memory, and the Bruins are suffering another losing season.

Like the city itself, lifelong residents Cal O'Brien and Dante Cooper are struggling to find their identities after World War II. Cal has built a mildly promising life for himself as an employee of a company providing private security, whether to an honorable businessman who needs a nightwatchman or to an Irish mafioso who needs to have someone’s legs broken. Dante is everything Cal is not. A heroin addict trying and failing to stay clean, Dante feels the call to do good after he discovers that his sister-in-law was the latest victim of a serial killer targeting disadvantaged women.

Woefully unqualified, but determined to help, Cal and Dante take it upon themselves to track the killer—but their daunting quest takes on dangerous consequences when the trail leads them to the highest ranks of city government. There are a few well-placed men who don't want Cal and Dante to solve this case.

An absorbing mixture of history and suspense, told with a meticulous eye for detail and character, Serpents in the Cold is a moving exploration about two men battling for second chances.

Thomas O'Malley was raised in Ireland and England. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and currently teaches on the faculty of creative writing at Dartmouth College. He is the author of the novels In the Province of Saints and This Magnificent Desolation. He lives in the Boston area.

Douglas Graham Purdy grew up in the Boston area. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston and currently works in Film & Media Studies at MIT. This is his first novel.

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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Mar
11
Angela DiTerlizzi
Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Framingham, Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm
Angela DiTerlizzi is a mom, wife, and author who loves writing books for children. She and her husband, bestselling author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, reside with their daughter in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Jupiter, Florida. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
12
SOUP (Ages 4-5)
Storybook Cove, Thursday, March 12 at 10:15am
SOUP Ages 4-5 Thursday, March 12 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We'll listen to some soup stories and make clay vegetables to add to the "soup." Take home a bowl of "soup" in honor of "homemade soup day." 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 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
12
Timothy D. Lytton, Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food
Timothy D. Lytton, Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food

Seminar (followed by discussion until 2 PM), Gerald J. and Dorothea R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
12
Angela DiTerlizzi
Wellesley Books, Thursday, March 12 at 4pm
Angela DiTerlizzi is a mom, wife, and author who loves writing books for children. She and her husband, bestselling author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, reside with their daughter in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Jupiter, Florida. (added from Simon & Schuster)
Mar
12
Thursday, March 12th at 7pm - Diana Rodgers, "The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Join us on Thursday, March 12 at 7pm when we welcome local author Diana Rodgers, returning to the Bookshop with her new book, The Homegrown Paleo Cookbook. Diana Rodgers, NTP is the owner of Radiance Nutritional Therapy where she councils people across the world on the benefits of the Paleo lifestyle. Her first book, Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts on the Go, was an international bestseller. She is the nutrition consultant to several CrossFit gyms, conducts cooking classes and lectures at conferences, businesses and colleges on sustainability issues surrounding food production and human nutrition. She is also the owner of the popular blog Sustainable Dish, focused on food, farming and sustainability. At the publishing of this book, she is 2 months shy of completing her coursework in the D.P.D. program at Simmons College, in order to become a Registered Dietitian. Diana lives in Carlisle on a working organic animal and vegetable farm with her husband and two children.

Location: Street: 65 Main Street City: Concord, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01742-2503 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Mar
12
William Buffett, An Old Man's ABCs
Porter Square Books, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
"You do not have to BE old to get a kick out of this little masterpiece. If you know an old person, or are going to GET old someday (and you will if you are lucky!) then the mixture of humor, insight, wisdom and antic fun that bubbles through its pages makes it a must read. The pictures alone are worth the price. Bill Buffett has been around." -- Harvey Cox

Remember your ABCs? A is for Apple, B is for Ball, C is for Carrot? In his book An Old Man’s ABCs, Bill looks at the alphabet again after eight decades of life. What comes to mind in old age? Bill’s A includes, Aging and Advice, his B includes Beds and Begging at Burger King, his C includes Clever and Cookies.

He hopes his book will inspire others to write about some of their experiences. In P for Posterity, he tells the reader he or she can tell some of their stories. People don’t have to write a book. There are simpler ways. Bill talks about what they are.

An Old Man’s ABCs is Bill’s fifth book. It follows Dear Katherine, Foods You will Enjoy, Recollections and Recipes, and Grubbed Stumps, Fixed Fence, Pa To Town: The Story of Our Nebraska Farm—1871-2010.

Bill holds degrees from Carleton College, Yale University, Harvard University and Boston University. He lives in Arlington with his wife, Susan Kennedy. They have three children and four grandchildren.

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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Mar
12
Susan Engel, The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood
Brookline Booksmith, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Susan Engel, The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood

Talk and signing, Brookline Booksmith (added from Harvard University Press)
Mar
12
Erik Larson
The First Parish in Cambridge, Thursday, March 12 at 7pm
Erik Larson (Isaac's Storm, Lethal passage, In the Garden of Beasts, The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck, Dead wake)

Erik Larson is the bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist and Edgar Award–winning The Devil in the White City. He lives in Seattle with his wife, three daughters, and a dog named Molly. (added from Random House)… (more)
Mar
13
Breakfast with Tracy Kidder at Henrietta's Table
Porter Square Books, Friday, March 13 at 08:30am
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder, author of Mountains Beyond Mountains and The Soul of a New Machine, for a breakfast talk held at Henrietta's Table at the Charles Hotel.

Tickets are $25, which covers meal and tip, and are available through the Charles Hotel's website. We're keeping this to a small, comfortable number of attendees, so ticket quantities are limited.

Location: Street: Henrietta's Table Additional: 1 Bennett St. City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02138 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
13
Literary Jeopardy with 826 Boston
Porter Square Books, Friday, March 13 at 7pm
Test your knowledge of books and writers -- while enjoying refreshments and having fun -- and support an organization that brings the power of words to the youth of Boston. Local authors, including Celeste Ng and Kelly Link, will make appearances throughout the evening, and all donations will go to 826 Boston.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Their services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this understanding in mind, they provide drop-in tutoring, field trips, after-school workshops, in-schools tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of their free programs seek to strengthen each student's power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in his or her individual voice.

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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Mar
13
In-store appearance and book signing: Boston, Irish Author Bill Brett
Award winning Boston photographer Bill Brett will be signing copies of his new book 'Boston,Irish', a collection of more than 260 black-and-white photographs, Friday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, Braintree.

Boston, Irish covers every aspect of the region’s Irish-American community with portraits and stories ranging from a 99-year-old nun to a colorful funeral home director to an Irish tenor to a New York Times best-selling novelist. It also explores the full breadth of the Irish immigrant experience.

Barnes & Noble, Braintree is located at 150 Granite Street, Braintree, one block west of the South Shore Plaza, exit 6 off Highway 93.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 781.380.3655. (crm1989)
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Mar
14
Warhammer 40,000: Conquest Store Championship
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, March 14 at 11am
Join us Saturday, March 14th for our Warhammer 40,000: Conquest LCG Store Championship!

Event begins at 11am, and the store opens at 10am. Entry is $10. We will award the standard prizes from the official Store Championship kit, plus additional store credit based on attendance.

We will be collecting decklists for this event. You should prepare one in advance, or arrive with enough time to spare to allow you to prepare one. We will have blank sheets available.

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