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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, 7th Floor, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Science Center Room 250, One Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Science Center 1 Oxford Street, Room 318, Cambridge, MA 02138-2901
Science Center, Third Floor, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Local events

Apr
24
Free English Conversation Circles
Maynard Public Library, Monday, April 24 at 11:30am
FREE ENGLISH CONVERSATION CIRCLES
MAYNARD PUBLIC LIBRARY

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS- Starting April 10th, 2017
Monday 10:00 TO 12:00 Noon Beginner/Intermediate
Wednesday 10:00 TO 12:00 Noon Intermediate /Advanced*

Are you new to studying English? Do you want to practice your speaking and listening
and develop more confidence in speaking English with others? In a Conversation
Circle you can to talk about daily life, ideas, books, movies, travel or food, science, parenting,
hobbies, or the the news, etc. In this group you can learn to comfortably speak English about
topics in everyday English. You can also practice your pronunciation and add words to your
everyday vocabulary by practicing your skills in a friendly environment.

Come to the free, drop-in Conversation Circles beginning on April 10th and April 12th
on the 2nd floor in the Library. No registration is required. The Circles are led by an
experienced English teacher who greatly enjoys being with English language learners. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Apr
24
Korean Moms Book Club--Conference Room
Acton Memorial Library, Monday, April 24 at 1pm
Apr
24
Monday Night Bookclub: Mary McGrory
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, Monday, April 24 at 8:15pm
This group is overfull and is currently closed to new members. Tonight Doris facilitates discussion on John Norris' biography of Mary McGrory, a Washington journalist who won the Pulitzer for commentary, her work spanned administrations.
The 'Spring Optional' title is Elizabeth Strout's My Name is Lucy Barton. A hospital visit breathes new life into a broken relationship between a mother & daughter. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Apr
25
Library Book Group
Weston Public Library, Tuesday, April 25 at 10:30am
The group will discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk several weeks before each meeting date. Contact librarian Donna Davies with questions, 781-786-6158. (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
25
Eat Your Words Cookbook Club
Flint Memorial Library, Tuesday, April 25 at 6:45pm
This book club is designed for those who like to try new foods and experiment with new recipes. The theme for this month's meeting is "grains". Registration is required. For more information, contact Teresa Penney at 978-664-4942 or email, tpenney@northreadingma.gov. (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
25
Crystal King presents "Feast of Sorrow"
Cambridge Public Library - Main Branch, Tuesday, April 25 at 7pm
Please join us in the auditorium on Tuesday, April 25th, when Crystal King presents her book, Feast of Sorrow. Porter Square Books will be on hand to purchase books.

Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King’s seminal debut features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. (crystallyn)… (more)
Apr
25
Parent-Child Book Club
John Curtis Free Library, Tuesday, April 25 at 8pm
 
Book club for children age 8 to 11, with a parent.  This month's book is Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.  Copies are available at the children's room desk.
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Apr
25
Book Chatters (4th to 6th grade)
Nevins Memorial Library, Tuesday, April 25 at 8:15pm
Join us to talk about this month's book choice. Choose any age - appropriate graphic novel to share with the group. New Members welcome! Please call ext. 26 for more information about the group. Please finish reading your book before our meeting. Refreshments will be served. (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
28
Yascha Mounk, The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State
Harvard Book Store, Friday, April 28 at 3pm
Yascha Mounk, The Age of Responsibility: Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Apr
30
Julie Lekstrom Himes presents "Mikhail and Margarita"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, April 30 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, April 30 at 3pm, when Julie Lekstrom Himes presents Mikhail and Margarita, a historic novel set in 1930s Russia.

Julie Lekstrom Himes’ short fiction has been published in Shenandoah, The Florida Review (Editor’s Choice Award 2008), Fourteen Hills (nominated for Best American Mysteries 2011), and elsewhere. She lives with her family in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

** A love triangle involving Mikhail Bulgakov, famed author of The Master and Margarita, an agent of Stalin’s secret police, and the bewitching Margarita has inescapable consequences for all three in 1930s Russia. **

It is 1933 and Mikhail Bulgakov’s enviable career is on the brink of being dismantled. His friend and mentor, the poet Osip Mandelstam, has been arrested, tortured, and sent into exile. Meanwhile, a mysterious agent of the secret police has developed a growing obsession with exposing Bulgakov as an enemy of the state. To make matters worse, Bulgakov has fallen in love with the dangerously outspoken Margarita. Facing imminent arrest, infatuated with Margarita, he is inspired to write his masterpiece, The Master and Margarita, a satirical novel that is scathingly critical of power and the powerful.

Ranging between lively readings in the homes of Moscow’s literary elite to the Siberian Gulag, Mikhail and Margarita recounts a passionate love triangle while painting a portrait of a country with a towering literary tradition confronting a dictatorship that does not tolerate dissent. Margarita is a strong, idealistic woman, who is fiercely loved by two very different men, both of whom will fail in their attempts to shield her from the machinations of a regime hungry for human sacrifice. Himes launches a rousing defense of art and the artist during a time of systematic deception and she movingly portrays the ineluctable consequences of love for one of history’s most enigmatic literary figures. (TooFondOfBooks)
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May
6
Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
Harvard Book Store, Saturday, May 6 at 3pm
Elizabeth Hinton, From the war on poverty to the war on crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
May
7
Nina Sankovitch presents a free author event with "The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, May 7 at 3pm
Please join us on Sunday, May 7 at 3pm, when Nina Sankovitch presents her new biography, "The Lowells of Massachusetts," a fascinating chronicle of one of the most powerful families in the United States during the country’s early years.

The Lowells of Massachusetts were a remarkable family. They were settlers in the New World in the 1600s, revolutionaries creating a new nation in the 1700s, merchants and manufacturers building prosperity in the 1800s, and scientists and artists flourishing in the 1900s. For the first time, Nina Sankovitch tells the story of this fascinating and powerful dynasty in "The Lowells of Massachusetts."

Though not without scoundrels and certainly no strangers to controversy. The Lowells realized the promise of America as the land of opportunity by uniting Puritan values of hard work, community service, and individual responsibility with a deep-seated optimism that became a well-known family trait. Long before the Kennedys put their stamp on Massachusetts, the Lowells claimed the bedrock.

Nina Sankovitch is the author of "Tolstoy and the Purple Chair" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing." She was born in Evanston, Illinois and is a graduate Tufts University and Harvard Law School. She lives with her family in Connecticut.

This is a free author talk, Q&A, and book signing -- join us! (TooFondOfBooks)
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May
11
Clyde Farnsworth presents "Tangled Bylines: A Father and Son Cover the Twentieth Century"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, May 11 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, May 11 at 7pm, when Clyde Farnsworth presents his new book, "Tangled Bylines: A Father and Son Cover the Twentieth Century."

This is a free event. There will be time after the author talk for Q&A and book signing.

This memoir of father and son journalists--both named Clyde Farnsworth--draws on the unfinished autobiography of the author's father. Largely biographical, this book can be read as a panoramic history of American newspaper journalism in the twentieth-century, covering Prohibition gangs, prison fires, and botched executions in the 1920s and 1930s, to global war, the shaping of postwar Europe and Asia, and America's emergence from the Cold War. Tangled Bylines includes off-beat encounters with Amelia Earhart, Douglas MacArthur, Charles de Gaulle, Winston Churchill, and Simon Wiesenthal.

Clyde Henri Farnsworth was born in Cleveland in 1931, and joined the US Army after graduating from Yale. He served in Korea as a combat medic and later ran the 179th Infantry regimental newspaper. His was award the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service. He and fellow soldiers from the 45th Division were selected to march in a New York City ticker tape parade at war's end.

Upon his discharge, he walked into UP at 3rd Avenue and 42nd Street in New York to land his first paying news job.

He then worked as an American journalist for more than four decades, writing for United Press International, The New York Herald Tribune and The New York Times. For the Times he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe, Canada and Australia. In 1968 he won the E. W. Fairchild Award of the Overseas Press Club of America for Best Business News Reporting from Abroad. In 1969 he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist with Tad Szulc and Henry Kamm for articles on the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. (TooFondOfBooks)
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May
11
Daniel R. Coquillette and Bruce A. Kimball, On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century
Social Law Library, Thursday, May 11 at 7:30pm
Daniel R. Coquillette and Bruce A. Kimball, On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century

Coauthor Daniel Coquillette speaking and signing at the Social Law Library (added from Harvard University Press)
May
15
J. Courtney Sullivan presents "Saints for All Occasions"
The Concord Bookshop, Monday, May 15 at 7pm
Please join us for a special MONDAY evening event, when J. Courtney Sullivan reads from and signs her new novel, Saints for All Occasions. This is a sweeping, unforgettable novel from The New York Times best-selling author of Maine, about the hope, sacrifice, and love between two sisters and the secret that drives them apart.

Nora and Theresa Flynn are twenty-one and seventeen when they leave their small village in Ireland and journey to America. Nora is the responsible sister; she’s shy and serious and engaged to a man she isn’t sure that she loves. Theresa is gregarious; she is thrilled by their new life in Boston and besotted with the fashionable dresses and dance halls on Dudley Street. But when Theresa ends up pregnant, Nora is forced to come up with a plan—a decision with repercussions they are both far too young to understand. Fifty years later, Nora is the matriarch of a big Catholic family with four grown children: John, a successful, if opportunistic, political consultant; Bridget, privately preparing to have a baby with her girlfriend; Brian, at loose ends after a failed baseball career; and Patrick, Nora’s favorite, the beautiful boy who gives her no end of heartache. Estranged from her sister and cut off from the world, Theresa is a cloistered nun, living in an abbey in rural Vermont. Until, after decades of silence, a sudden death forces Nora and Theresa to confront the choices they made so long ago. A graceful, supremely moving novel from one of our most beloved writers, Saints for All Occasions explores the fascinating, funny, and sometimes achingly sad ways a secret at the heart of one family both breaks them and binds them together.

J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels The Engagements, Maine, and Commencement. Maine was named a 2011 Time magazine Best Book of the Year and a Washington Post Notable Book. The Engagements was one of People Magazine’s Top Ten Books of 2013 and an Irish Times Best Book of the Year, and has been translated into seventeen languages. She has contributed to The New York Times Book Review, the Chicago Tribune, New York magazine, Elle, Glamour, Allure, Real Simple, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among many other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York (TooFondOfBooks)
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May
17
Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
Social Law Library, Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30pm
Elizabeth Hinton, From the war on poverty to the war on crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Speaking at the Social Law Library (added from Harvard University Press)
Jun
15
Daniel R. Coquillette and Bruce A. Kimball, On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century
Massachusetts Historical Society, Thursday, June 15 at 6pm
Daniel R. Coquillette and Bruce A. Kimball, On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century

Discussion and signing with both authors, Massachusetts Historical Society (added from Harvard University Press)
Jun
21
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing
Harvard Book Store, Wednesday, June 21 at 7pm
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Track changes: A Literary History of Word Processing

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Jul
6
Samuel J. Redman, Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums
Massachusetts Historical Society, Thursday, July 6 at 5:30pm
Samuel J. Redman, Bone rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums

Reception, lecture, and signing, Massachusetts Historical Society (added from Harvard University Press)
Jul
6
Patrick Dacey presents "The Outer Cape"
The Concord Bookshop, Thursday, July 6 at 7pm
Please join us on Thursday, July 6 at 7pm, when Patrick Dacey presents his new novel, The Outer Cape.

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.

Patrick Dacey holds an MFA from Syracuse University. He has taught English at several universities in the U.S. and Mexico, and has worked as a reporter, landscaper, door-to-door salesman, and most recently on the overnight staff at a homeless shelter and detox center. His stories have been featured in The Paris Review, Zoetrope All-Story, Guernica, Bomb magazine, and Salt Hill among other publications.

** A piercing and compassionate debut novel about the twisting ways in which the young atone for the sins of the old in small town America **

Robert Kelly and his wife Irene were a golden couple of the late 70s she an artist, he a businessman, each possessed by a dynamism that seemed to promise them a place in a new and vibrant age. But with two young boys to care for, Irene finds herself confined by the very things she d dreamed of having, and her painting ambitions atrophy as she struggles to invest meaning into her role as wife and mother. And Robert, pressured by Irene's demands and haunted by the failure he sees looming, risks the family name and business to pursue a can t-miss real estate scheme.

In "The Outer Cape" we revisit the fictional town of Wequaquet, the setting of his short fiction collection, We've Already Gone This Far and see Patrick Dacey's talent stretch and soar. He delivers a story of four people grappling with the ghost of infinite possibility, a book in which chasing the American dream and struggling to survive are one and the same. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Sep
16
Micki McElya, The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery
Harvard Book Store, Saturday, September 16 at 3pm
Micki McElya, The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Sep
23
Harvey Cox, The Market as God
Harvard Book Store, Saturday, September 23 at 3pm
Harvey Cox, The Market as God

Speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
Sep
29
Jack Hamilton, Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination
The Harvard Coop, Friday, September 29 at 7pm
Jack Hamilton, Just around Midnight: Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination

Speaking and signing, Harvard Coop (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
15
Elizabeth Hinton, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
Boston Book Festival 2016 [Fall], Sunday, October 15 at unknown time
Elizabeth Hinton, From the war on poverty to the war on crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Panelist (signing to follow), Boston Book Festival (added from Harvard University Press)
Oct
28
Venkatesh Narayanamurti and Toluwalogo Odumosu, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier
Harvard Book Store, Saturday, October 28 at 3pm
Venkatesh Narayanamurti and Toluwalogo Odumosu, Cycles of Invention and Discovery: Rethinking the Endless Frontier

Both authors speaking and signing, Harvard Book Store (added from Harvard University Press)
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