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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

May
28
SOCKS (AGES 4-5)
Storybook Cove, Thursday, May 28 at 10:15am
SOCKS Ages 4-5 Thursday, MAY 28 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We'll re-enact the story, but instead of making a soccer ball with socks, we'll make sock puppets. 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 WASHINGTION STREET (ROUTE 53) City: Hanover, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02339 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
28
J. A. White will be promoting The Thickety: A Path Begins
Buttonwood Books and Toys, Thursday, May 28 at 3pm
J. A. White will be promoting The Thickety: A Path Begins (added from HarperCollins)
May
28
James Webb
Cambridge Public Library - Main Branch, Thursday, May 28 at 6:30pm
James Webb, former Senator from Virginia, has been a combat Marine, a counsel in the Congress, an assistant secretary of defense and Secretary of the Navy, an Emmy-award winning journalist, a film-maker, and the author of ten books. Mr. Webb has six children and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Hong Le, who was born in Vietnam and is a graduate of Cornell Law School. (added from Simon & Schuster)
May
28
James Webb
Cambridge Public Library - Main Branch, Thursday, May 28 at unknown time
James Webb, former Senator from Virginia, has been a combat Marine, a counsel in the Congress, an assistant secretary of defense and Secretary of the Navy, an Emmy-award winning journalist, a film-maker, and the author of ten books. Mr. Webb has six children and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Hong Le, who was born in Vietnam and is a graduate of Cornell Law School. (added from Simon & Schuster)
May
28
Craig Lambert, Shadow Work
Porter Square Books, Thursday, May 28 at 7pm
"This book will revolutionize the way you look at how you spend your time—doing countless hours of unpaid work for The Man. Like Malcolm Gladwell, Craig Lambert brilliantly reveals the hidden currents of contemporary life." —Daniel Klein, co-author, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

With the exception of sleep, humans spend more of their lifetimes on work than any other activity. It is central to our economy, society, and the family. It underpins our finances and our sense of meaning in life. Given the overriding importance of work, we need to recognize a profound transformation in the nature of work that is significantly altering lives: the incoming tidal wave of shadow work.

Shadow work includes all the unpaid tasks we do on behalf of businesses and organizations. It has slipped into our routines stealthily; most of us do not realize how much of it we are already doing, even as we pump our own gas, scan and bag our own groceries, execute our own stock trades, and build our own unassembled furniture. But its presence is unmistakable, and its effects far-reaching.

Fueled by the twin forces of technology and skyrocketing personnel costs, shadow work has taken a foothold in our society. Lambert terms its prevalence as "middle-class serfdom," and examines its sources in the invasion of robotics, the democratization of expertise, and new demands on individuals at all levels of society. The end result? A more personalized form of consumption, a great social leveling (pedigrees don't help with shadow work!), and the weakening of communities as robotics reduce daily human interaction.

Shadow Work offers a field guide to this new phenomenon. It shines a light on these trends now so prevalent in our daily lives and, more importantly, offers valuable insight into how to counter their effects. It will be essential reading to anyone seeking to understand how their day got so full—and how to deal with the ubiquitous shadow work that surrounds them.

Craig Lambert is the author of Mind Over Water: Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing. He is the deputy editor at Harvard Magazine and has also written for Sports Illustrated and Town & Country. He graduated from Harvard College and received his Ph.D. in sociology, also from Harvard, in 1978.

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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May
28
Patry Francis will be promoting The Orphans of Race Point
Newtonville Books, Thursday, May 28 at 7pm
Patry Francis will be promoting The Orphans of Race Point (added from HarperCollins)
May
29
Nick Offerman
The Wilbur Theatre, Friday, May 29 at 7pm
Nick Offerman (added from Random House)
May
29
Neal Stephenson, Seveneves
Porter Square Books, Friday, May 29 at 7pm
This event takes place at First Parish Church in Harvard Square. Tickets are required.

From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic -- a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years.

What would happen if the world were ending?

A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in outer space.

But the complexities and unpredictability of human nature coupled with unforeseen challenges and dangers threaten the intrepid pioneers, until only a handful of survivors remain . . .

Five thousand years later, their progeny -- seven distinct races now three billion strong -- embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown . . . to an alien world utterly transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.

A writer of dazzling genius and imaginative vision, Neal Stephenson combines science, philosophy, technology, psychology, and literature in a magnificent work of speculative fiction that offers a portrait of a future that is both extraordinary and eerily recognizable. As he did in Anathem, Cryptonomicon, the Baroque Cycle, and Reamde, Stephenson explores some of our biggest ideas and perplexing challenges in a breathtaking saga that is daring, engrossing, and altogether brilliant.

Ticket purchases must be prepaid. Choose PayPal or credit card at checkout to buy online, or pick yours up in the store.

Location: Street: First Parish Church Additional: 3 Church St. City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02138 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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May
30
LINDA CLARKE SHEEHAN AUTHOR SIGNING
Storybook Cove, Saturday, May 30 at 11am
Linda Clarke Sheehan

Braintree teacher and local author IS COMING TO STORYBOOK COVE TO SIGN HER LATEST BOOK IN THE "CHRONICLES OF KITTY" SERIES: BOBO Linda Clarke Sheehan M. Ed, is a counseling pysychologist and an educator of young children. She has a Master's Degree in Reading and another in Counseling Psychology. She has three children and teaches in the Braintree, MA school system.

Diane Lucas is an artist and illustrator. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria. She has illustrated many well-loved picture books. She lives with her husband and two children in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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)
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May
30
Super Yu-gi-oh Day
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, May 30 at 1pm
Come play Yu-gi-oh all day with our Super Yu-gi-oh! Day! Our special event starts as soon as the store opens, with a booster box tournament starting at 1pm, then our regular weekly tournamenet at 6pm. Entry for booster box tournament is $10. Open play is free, space allowing.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
May
30
Paolo Bacigalupi
Brookline Booksmith, Saturday, May 30 at 5pm
Paolo Bacigalupi (added from Random House)
May
31
G.X. Chen will be interviewed by Jordan Rich, the late-night show host at WBZ
WBZ-AM Radio, Sunday, May 31 at 0am
Interview alive at 12:30 am on May 31, 2015 with Late-night talk show host Jordan Rich. The Fatal Sin of Love (Back Bay Investigation Book 2). (gxchen)
May
31
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer , Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Old South Meeting House, Sunday, May 31 at 10am
Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
, Capital in the Twenty-First Century

In conversation with United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (added from Harvard University Press)
May
31
AMERICAN GIRL CLUB - MOLLY (Members Only)
Storybook Cove, Sunday, May 31 at 3pm
American Girl Club meeting for MEMBERS ONLY. Must have read at least one Molly book.

Location: , Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Jun
1
Angela Carter, Kelly Link
Harvard Book Store, Monday, June 1 at 7pm
Angela Carter
Kelly Link (added from Random House)
Jun
1
James Wood, The Nearest Thing to Life
Porter Square Books, Monday, June 1 at 7pm
In this remarkable blend of memoir and criticism, James Wood, noted contributor to the New Yorker, has written a master class on the connections between fiction and life. He argues that, of all the arts, fiction has a unique ability to describe the shape of our lives and to rescue the texture of those lives from death and historical oblivion. The act of reading is understood here as the most sacred and personal of activities, and there are brilliant discussions of individual works--among others, Chekhov's story "The Kiss," W.G. Sebald's The Emigrants, and Penelope Fitzgerald's The Blue Flower.

Wood reveals his own intimate relationship with the written word: we see the development of a provincial boy growing up in a charged Christian environment, the secret joy of his childhood reading, the links he makes between reading and blasphemy, or between literature and music. The final section discusses fiction in the context of exile and homelessness. The Nearest Thing to Life is not simply a brief, tightly argued book by a man commonly regarded as our finest living critic -- it is also an exhilarating personal account that reflects on, and embodies, the fruitful conspiracy between reader and writer (and critic), and asks us to reconsider everything that is at stake when we read and write fiction.

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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Jun
2
Drop-In Storytime (ages 3-5) - REPTILES
Storybook Cove, Tuesday, June 2 at 10:30am
DROP-IN STORYTIME - REPTILES Ages 3-5 JUNE 2 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Come listen to some reptile 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)
Jun
2
Tuesday Morning Storytime
Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman, Jacky Davis

Storytime Today's story is Ladybug Girl at the Beach. Lulu has never been to the beach, but she knows she is going to love it until she sees just how big and loud the ocean is. This story is the perfect preparation for a first beach vacation. (added from Barnes & Noble)
Jun
2
Lucas Mann
Harvard Book Store, Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm
Lucas Mann (added from Random House)
Jun
2
Deborah Cramer, The Narrow Edge
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm
"The Narrow Edge is at once an intimate portrait of the small red knot and a much larger exploration of our wondrous, imperiled world." — Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction

Each year tiny sandpipers—red knots—undertake a near miraculous 19,000-mile journey from one end of the earth to the other and back. In this firsthand account, Deborah Cramer accompanies them on their extraordinary odyssey along the length of two continents, tracking birds from remote Tierra del Fuego to the icy Arctic. On the full moon of spring’s highest tides, she seeks out horseshoe crabs, ancient, primordial animals whose eggs are essential to migrating shorebirds, and whose blue blood, unbeknownst to most people, safeguards human health. The Narrow Edge offers unique insight into how the lives of humans, red knots and horseshoe crabs are intertwined, and is an inspiring portrait of loss and resilience, of the tenacity of birds, and the courage of the many people who bird by bird and beach by beach, keep red knots flying.

Deborah Cramer lives with her family at the edge of a salt marsh in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she awaits the spring return of alewives in tidal creeks and migrating sandpipers and herons into the marshes and sand bars. She writes about science, nature, and the environment, and is currently a visiting scholar at MIT.

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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Jun
2
Matthew Palmer
Brookline Booksmith, Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm
Matthew Palmer (added from Random House)
Jun
2
Author Signing: Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Pandemonium Books and Games, Tuesday, June 2 at 7pm
Sharon and Steven will be signing their new novel, Dragon in Exile. This will be the release event for this new book! Wine and cheese will be supplied by the publixher to add to the festivities.

More details closer to the event.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Jun
3
Andrea Chapin, The Tutor
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, June 3 at 7pm
"The Tutor is a terrific achievement, one that in recounting the story of Katharine and Will allows us a glimpse into the workings of Shakespeare’s mind and heart." —James Shapiro, author of 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare

"The Tutor plunges fearlessly into the uncharted years of history’s greatest bard to give us a sumptuous, page-turning account of 1590s England in the brutal throes of the Tudor dynasty… I was completely captivated. Andrea Chapin is a writer to watch." —Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife

“History springs to vivid life in this beautifully written novel about a young William Shakespeare and the passionate, intelligent woman who changed the course of his life—not to mention literature—forever.”—Christina Baker Kline, author of The Orphan Train

A bold and captivating novel about love, passion, and ambition that imagines the muse of William Shakespeare and the tumultuous year they spend together.

The year is 1590, and Queen Elizabeth’s Spanish Armada victory has done nothing to quell her brutal persecution of the English Catholics. Katharine de L'Isle is living at Lufanwal Hall, the manor of her uncle, Sir Edward. Taught by her cherished uncle to read when a child, Katharine is now a thirty-one-year-old widow. She has resigned herself to a life of reading and keeping company with her cousins and their children. But all that changes when the family's priest, who had been performing Catholic services in secret, is found murdered. Faced with threats of imprisonment and death, Sir Edward is forced to flee the country, leaving Katharine adrift in a household rife with turmoil.

At this time of unrest, a new schoolmaster arrives from Stratford, a man named William Shakespeare. Coarse, quick-witted, and brazenly flirtatious, Shakespeare swiftly disrupts what fragile peace there is left at Lufanwal. Katharine is at first appalled by the boldness of this new tutor, but when she learns he is a poet, and one of talent, things between them begin to shift, and soon Katharine finds herself drawn into Shakespeare’s verse, and his life, in ways that will change her forever.

Inventive and absorbing, The Tutor is a masterful work of historical fiction, casting Shakespeare in a light we've never seen.

Andrea Chapin acted professionally, touring Germany in Edward Albee’s Seascape. She has been an editor at movie, theater, and literary magazines, including The Paris Review, Conjunctions and The Lincoln Center Theater Review. She has written for More, Redbook, Town & Country, Self, Martha Stewart Living, and other publications. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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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Jun
4
Joanna Rakoff
Andover Bookstore, Thursday, June 4 at 00am
Joanna Rakoff (added from Random House)
Jun
4
Growing Flowers (Ages 2-3)
Storybook Cove, Thursday, June 4 at 10:15am
GROWING FLOWERS Ages 2-3 THURSDAY, June 4 21 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Let's make a big paper sunflower and plant one as well. 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)
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