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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

Apr
25
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier Milwaukee
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, April 25 at 10am
Qualify to play in the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier of your choice with this April 25th PPTQ. Entry is $10, Standard format. The winner earns the right to play in a Regional PTQ for Pro Tour Milwaukee. These RPTQs are held at regional locations (not at Pandemonium) on June 27th.

This event is held in-store at Pandemonium, unlike our last PPTQ, and begins promptly at 10am. Doors open at 9am to accomodate this.

PPTQs are serious, competitive events, and so unlike our FNM and other weekly events are run at REL Competitive. Make sure you know what this means and understand that careless or sloppy play carries serious penalties at these events, like official warnings or game losses.

Decklists are required for all REL Competitive events. Make sure to fill out your decklist in advance, or arrive early enough to have time to fill it out completely before 10am. If you are not prepared to play promptly when the event starts, you may recieve tardiness penalties, such as a game loss.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
25
Grown Up Book Club - The Good Girl
Storybook Cove, Saturday, April 25 at 3:30pm
Join us on Saturday, April 25 at 3:30 pm to discuss the novel, The Good Girl. Please RSVP TO jbcove@bibeau.us if you plan to join us. No fee. 20% off purchase price of book.

Location: Street: Storybook Cove Event Room Additional: Hanover Mall - 1775 Washington St. City: Hanover, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02339-1655 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Apr
25
Jessica Herthel, I Am Jazz
Porter Square Books, Saturday, April 25 at 4pm
"All young people — regardless of difference — deserve the things Jazz shares in her lovely book: a loving family, supportive friends, and the freedom to be their true selves. A beautifully illustrated and accessible primer on one trans girl's journey of living her truth." — Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness

"A terrific and timely book that explains to kids what it means to be transgender and — more importantly — that reminds kids our similarities are much more important than our differences." — Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and Between the Lines

The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere.

From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.

Jessica Herthel is the Director of the Stonewall National Education Project. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Jessica spent several years in private law practice before taking time off to raise her three daughters and travel abroad in the United Arab Emirates. Upon returning to Florida, Jessica began working on LGBTQ-inclusive projects with Broward County Public Schools' Office of Diversity, Cultural Outreach & Prevention. In that office Jessica oversaw the development of LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum and lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school students; she was also the primary editor of Broward County's "LGBTQ Critical Support Guide" which is currently being implemented throughout the district. Jessica feels privileged to have worked with the indomitable Jazz on this book, and knows that Jazz's message of courage and self-worth will continue to inspire children and adults from around the world.

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
26
Michaela MacColl presents "The Revelations of Louisa May"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, April 26 at 3pm
Join us on Sunday, April 26th at 3pm for an author presentation by Michaela MacColl, with her new novel for Young Adults.

Louisa May Alcott can't believe it—her mother is leaving for the summer to earn money for the family and Louisa is to be in charge of the household.

How will she find the time to write her stories, much less have any adventures of her own?

But before long, Louisa finds herself juggling her temperamental father, a mysterious murder, a fugitive seeking refuge along the Underground Railroad, and blossoming love.

Intertwining fact, fiction, and quotes from Little Women, Michaela MacColl has crafted another spunky heroine whose story will keep readers turning pages until the very end.

Michaela MacColl studied multidisciplinary history at Vassar College and Yale University, which turns out to be the perfect degree for writing historical fiction. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Connecticut. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Apr
26
Mitali Perkins, Jamie Hogan
Newtonville Books, Sunday, April 26 at 4pm
Mitali Perkins
Jamie Hogan (added from Random House)
Apr
26
My Little Pony Absolute Discord Prerelease
Pandemonium Books and Games, Sunday, April 26 at 6:30pm
Come play with cards from the Absolute Discord set before they release! Sign up includes six packs of the upcoming set, plus a participation promo. You'll use the cards to build a deck to battle with! Prizes include addtional packs, promos, T-Shirt, and exclusive playmat, some of which will be given out to winners, some as door prizes. Everyone has a chance at additional loot!

Event begins promptly on April 26th at 6:30pm. Entry $25.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
27
Lori Goldstein, Becoming Jinn
Porter Square Books, Monday, April 27 at 7pm
Azra Nadira's Jinn ancestry means magic has always been inside her. But the rules don't allow her to begin drawing upon it until the day she turns sixteen. The day she receives the silver bangle that releases her powers and transforms her into a genie.

It doesn’t have to be tight like a handcuff to achieve the same effect.

Her destiny is now controlled by the powerful Afrit who rule over the Jinn world, and she must keep her true identity a secret from all but the fellow Jinn who make up her Zar sisterhood.

Though she grew up with these five Jinn "sisters," they’ve always wanted the one thing Azra never has: to become a Jinn. This fact separates Azra from them now more than ever. When she reconnects with Henry, the human boy across the street she used to play with as a child, she finds in him the best friend her Zar sisters are supposed to be.

The more she uses her powers, the less she feels like a Jinn. Maybe that’s because her focus begins to shift to Nate, the lifeguard with the underwear model exterior and sweet, shy interior.

Her attachments to Henry and Nate and the human world begin to further strain her ties to her Zar and the Jinn. With her attention divided, she skirts the rules, and her genie mistakes begin to mount, along with the consequences.

As Azra uncovers the darker world of Becoming Jinn, she realizes when genies and wishes are involved, there’s always a trick.

Lori Goldstein was born into an Italian-Irish family and raised in a small town on the New Jersey shore. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lehigh University and worked as a writer, editor, and graphic designer before becoming a full-time author. She currently lives and writes outside of Boston.

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
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
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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
Padraig O'Malley
Harvard Book Store, Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
Padraig O'Malley (added from Random House)
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
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
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
1
Anne Fadiman
Brookline Booksmith, Friday, May 1 at 7pm
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