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

Local events

Apr
1
Sarah Lewis
Harvard Book Store, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
Sarah Lewis has served on President Obama’s Arts Policy Committee, been selected for Oprah’s “Power List,” and is a Critic at the Yale University School of Art in the MFA program. She is also an active curator, having held positions at both the Tate Modern and The Museum of Modern Art. Her writing on contemporary art has been published extensively. She received her BA from Harvard University, an MPhil from Oxford University, and will receive her PhD from Yale University in March 2014. She lives in New York City. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Apr
1
Early Literacy Panel
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
Join three local experts for a discussion of strategies for bringing literacy skills to children.

Cheryl Dressler has specialized in creating literacy programs for English language learners. She is a researcher and has experience designing and implementing evaluation tools to assess learning outcomes of educational programs. Cheryl has a deep appreciation for Waldorf pedagogy and understands the healing nature of its potential.

Michelle Laskey is the literacy playgroup coordinator for Somerville Public Schools.

Julie Wood is a creative educational media developer, literacy advisor, writer, researcher, speaker, blogger, and digital media expert.

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
1
Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin (Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill, Happier at Home, The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal for Mothers, Better Than Before)

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on the linked subjects of habits, happiness, and human nature. She’s the author of many books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Happier at Home and The Happiness Project. Rubin has an enormous following, in print and online; her books have sold more than a million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages, and on her popular daily blog, gretchenrubin.com, she reports on her adventures in pursuit of habits and happiness. Rubin started her career in law, and was clerking for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
2
Mary McAlary & George Foreman III, The Fighting Spirit (Andover)
Spirit of '76 Bookstore, Thursday, April 2 at 6:30pm
The Fighting Spirit: The Art of Winning Your Fight is the first in the Everybody Fights book series, part of the heartfelt mission of 31-year-old George Foreman III, the son of the great boxing legend George Foreman, to build and foster a community of “everyday fighters” and inspire their journeys by sharing their stories. George III and Mary, who was diagnosed with MS 10 years ago, seem to be unlikely family at first, but their “fight” and philosophy of living bring them together to share their life-changing stories and personal hard-won lessons. Together, they pack a punch of inspiration. Readers will learn the key Fight Laws needed to win their own battles—and ultimately be able to join a growing community of truly inspirational people. The book is chockfull of motivating wisdom as well as tips for wellness and living with MS—and a few of Mary’s favorite healthy recipes, too. Why? Because EVERYBODYFIGHTS. As George III says, “It’s about chomping at the bit to wake up and defy the odds every day. It’s about being scared to death and saddling up anyway. It’s about turning your fight ON when you have a diagnosis! Fighting is not a sport—it’s a spirit.”

Location: Andover Bookstore Street: 89 R Main Street City: Andover, Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
2
Seth Koven, The Match Girl and the Heiress
Porter Square Books, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
Nellie Dowell was a match factory girl in Victorian London who spent her early years consigned to orphanages and hospitals. Muriel Lester, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, longed to be free of the burden of money and possessions. Together, these unlikely soulmates sought to remake the world according to their own utopian vision of Christ's teachings. The Match Girl and the Heiress paints an unforgettable portrait of their late-nineteenth-century girlhoods of wealth and want, and their daring twentieth-century experiments in ethical living in a world torn apart by war, imperialism, and industrial capitalism.

In this captivating book, Seth Koven chronicles how each traveled the globe--Nellie as a spinster proletarian laborer, Muriel as a well-heeled tourist and revered Christian peacemaker, anticolonial activist, and humanitarian. Koven vividly describes how their lives crossed in the slums of East London, where they inaugurated a grassroots revolution that took the Sermon on the Mount as a guide to achieving economic and social justice for the dispossessed. Koven shows how they devoted themselves to Kingsley Hall--Gandhi's London home in 1931 and Britain's first "people's house" founded on the Christian principles of social sharing, pacifism, and reconciliation--and sheds light on the intimacies and inequalities of their loving yet complicated relationship.

The Match Girl and the Heiress probes the inner lives of these two extraordinary women against the panoramic backdrop of shop-floor labor politics, global capitalism, counterculture spirituality, and pacifist feminism to expose the wounds of poverty and neglect that Christian love could never heal.

Seth Koven teaches history at Rutgers. He is also the author of Slumming: Social and Sexual Politics in Victorian London.

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
2
Tom Derderian Boston Marathon
Winthrop Public Library, Thursday, April 2 at 7pm
Tom Derderian, a long-time resident of Winthrop and an authority on the Boston Marathon will be speaking at the Winthrop Public Library & Museum on Thursday, April 2nd from 6- 7:30 in the Hazlett Room. As well as being a runner and running coach, Tom serves as president of USA Track and Field, New England and is an accomplished writer, currently as a senior writer for New England Runner.  Among his books are: The Boston Marathon, The First Century of the World’s Premier Running Event, The Boston Marathon: A Century of Blood, Sweat, and Cheers, and The Boston Marathon: A Celebration of America’s Greatest Race, One Day, One Race, One Boston. Tom’s most recent work is as executive producer of an upcoming documentary of the Boston Marathon.  Tom will have some of his books with him for purchase.  Please join us at the Winthrop Public Library & Museum at 2 Metcalf Square for an enjoyable evening as we gear up for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Apr
2
Evening Adult Book Group
Holbrook Public Library, Thursday, April 2 at 7:30pm
The selection for April is "The Secret Life of Violet Grant" by Beatriz Williams. (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
2
Book Babble
Nevins Memorial Library, Thursday, April 2 at 8pm
This month, our book discussion group has chosen to read Three Little Words:A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter:
Ashley spent 9 years in foster care after being taken away from her mother. She endured many case workers, moving from school to school, and manipulative, humiliating, and abusive treatment from one foster family. See how she survives and eventually thrives against the odds.
Pizza and soda will be served.
This group is open to anyone in grades 7-12. New members are always welcome! Don't worry if you haven't had a chance to read the book first! (added from Eventkeeper)
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Apr
3
Leaky Pipes and Broken Windows [Randolph]-CANCELLED
Turner Free Library, Friday, April 3 at 10am
Librarians and archivists entrusted with the care of books, personal papers, and public records should be prepared to minimize damage to these materials from an emergency or disaster. By preparing a disaster plan staffs can reduce the possibility that a disaster might occur and can minimize the damage to materials from fires, floods, leaky pipes, leaky roofs, fire hoses, etc.  Most water-damaged materials can be salvaged if you know WHAT to do and WHEN to do it.  Come and learn about the initial steps of disaster preparedness and recovery and how you can begin to protect your collections.
Instructed by Gregor Trinkaus- Randall, Preservation Specialist at the MBLC.
**Please note this is an all day workshop if attending you should bring a bagged lunch that does not require refrigeration or reheating. Also wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little dirty.
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Apr
3
TWO YEAR OLD STORY TIME--Meeting Room
Acton Memorial Library, Friday, April 3 at 11am
Pre-registration required. (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
3
Just Think/Write Now
Flint Public Library, Friday, April 3 at 11:30am
Create the life you want through setting goals, positive thinking and purposeful journaling. This group explores the latest scientific discoveries about the brain and how it works, emotional well-being, and health as well as ancient philosophies about the nature of consciousness and the human experience. Self reflection and journal work enhance the group discussions. This month we will be embarking on a journey of self-discovery which will continue through the year 2015. A journey or quest can be a metaphor for life. As we begin this new year filled with possibilities, we will get to know the key elements of a successful and inspiring venture.
Please join us!
This month we will be discussing the Fish Philosophy as part of the Flint's Community Read Program. We will discuss the four ideas in the book: Choose your attitude; Make their day!; Be there; and Have fun! Rediscover the joy of every day living with the fish philosophy! (added from Eventkeeper)
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Apr
4
Grand Prix Trial: Providence
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, April 4 at 11am
Come earn byes for the upcoming Grand Prix in Providice, RI!

This GPT is a Standard tournament with a $10 entry fee. It begins promptly at 11:00am. The tournament runs per the official Grand Prix Trial rules. It will therefore run with Swiss and elimination rounds based on attendance.

Grand Prix Trials are run at REL Competitive. Make sure you are familiar with the tournament rules, and be aware that sloppy play carries penalties at REL Competitive that it doesn't at FNM or our weekly events, like official warnings and game losses. REL Competitive also requires decklists. Be sure to bring a decklist with you, or arrive with time to fill one out. We will not delay the tournament for players that did not leave enough time to fill out a decklist, so if you are still finishing it when the tournament begins you may get a game loss penalty for tardiness in round 1.

The winner of this event earns 2 byes at Grand Prix Providence. Top finishers will also earn store credit based on event attendance.

Grand Prix Providence is on June 20-21 and is also Standard.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
6
Lindsey Palmer
Newtonville Books, Monday, April 6 at 00am
Lindsey Palmer (added from Random House)
Apr
6
The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes
Hingham Public Library, Monday, April 6 at 12:40pm
(Video Conference Presentation from UMass Boston)
Brown Bag Lunch Series

From December 1811 to February 1812, massive earthquakes shook the middle Mississippi Valley. In her book, The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes, Conevery Bolton Valencius weaves together scientific and historical evidence to demonstrate the vast role the New Madrid earthquakes played in the United States in the early nineteenth century. She explores the intertwined reasons—environmental, scientific, social, and economic—why something as consequential as major earthquakes can be lost from public knowledge, offering a cautionary tale in a world struggling to respond to global climate change amid widespread willful denial.
Presenter: Professor Conevery Bolton Valencius writes and teaches about U.S. environmental history, the history of science and medicine, and the American Civil War at UMass Boston. Her recent projects have focused on the history of earthquakes and seismology, the history of the environmental sciences, and journeys of trade and exploration in the American West.
This program is sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UMass Boston. Participants must be pre-registered OLLI members or Hingham residents. Call 617-287-7312 or email ollireg@gmail.com for more information (added from Eventkeeper)
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Apr
6
One Book! Discussion - Ipswich Museum
Ipswich Public Library, Monday, April 6 at 1pm
Please join us for a brown bag discussion of the main reading selection for this year's Ipswich Reads...One Book! Event.
About The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro:
In the early morning hours of March 18, 1990, two men dressed as police officers bound and gagged two guards at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, and stole thirteen works of art worth today over $500 million. Despite thousands of hours of police work and a $5 million reward, the artwork has never been recovered. Claire Roth, a struggling young artist, is about to discover that there's more to this crime than meets the eye.
Copies of the book are available at the library - please pick up your copy and read it in advance of the discussion. (added from Eventkeeper)
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Apr
6
Book Discussion Group
Sharon Public Library, Monday, April 6 at 2pm
Book Discussion Group meets. (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
6
Shelf Manager Training for Teens
Marlborough Public Library, Monday, April 6 at 5:30pm
Enjoy putting books in order according to call number? Like shifting books so there's room at the end of every shelf? This position is for you! For 7weeks, you'll be partnered with a Library Page and will be trained in the art of shelf reading. Available shifts: Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, Saturday late mornings, or Sunday afternoons. Must attend a training session (4/6 or 4/9) to take the shelving test and select your shift. Open to grades 6-12. (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Apr
6
Vivek Bald, Bengali Harlem and Lost Histories of South Asian America
Porter Square Books, Monday, April 6 at 7pm
In the final years of the nineteenth century, small groups of Muslim peddlers arrived at Ellis Island every summer, bags heavy with embroidered silks from their home villages in Bengal. The American demand for Oriental goods took these migrants on a curious path, from New Jersey's beach boardwalks into the heart of the segregated South. Two decades later, hundreds of Indian Muslim seamen began jumping ship in New York and Baltimore, escaping the engine rooms of British steamers to find less brutal work onshore. As factory owners sought their labor and anti-Asian immigration laws closed in around them, these men built clandestine networks that stretched from the northeastern waterfront across the industrial Midwest.

The stories of these early working-class migrants vividly contrast with our typical understanding of immigration. Vivek Bald's meticulous reconstruction reveals a lost history of South Asian sojourning and life-making in the United States. At a time when Asian immigrants were vilified and criminalized, Bengali Muslims quietly became part of some of America's most iconic neighborhoods of color, from Tremé in New Orleans to Detroit's Black Bottom, from West Baltimore to Harlem. Many started families with Creole, Puerto Rican, and African American women.

As steel and auto workers in the Midwest, as traders in the South, and as halal hot dog vendors on 125th Street, these immigrants created lives as remarkable as they are unknown. Their stories of ingenuity and intermixture challenge assumptions about assimilation and reveal cross-racial affinities beneath the surface of early twentieth-century America.

Vivek Bald is Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the director of three documentary films: Taxi-vala/Auto-biography, Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music, and In Search of Bengali Harlem (forthcoming).

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
6
Michael Sears
Brookline Booksmith, Monday, April 6 at 7pm
Michael Sears

Michael Sears spent over twenty years on Wall Street, rising to become a managing director at Paine Webber and Jeffries & Co., before leaving the business in 2005. He lives in Sea Cliff, New York, where he is at work on a second book featuring Jason Stafford and his son. (added from Random House)
Apr
6
Simon Schama will be promoting Story of the Jews, The
The New Center for Arts and Culture, Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm
Simon Schama will be promoting Story of the Jews, The (added from HarperCollins)
Apr
6
Friends of the Ames Free Library Meeting
Ames Free Library Of Easton, Monday, April 6 at 8pm
The Friends is a nonprofit organization integral to promoting and supporting the library. Donations raised by the Friends are used to purchase exciting museum passes and to support important library programs. Join this vibrant group. Benefits of membership include reduced admission to certain events, special previews at book sales, and the chance to meet some really great Easton neighbors. New members are very welcome! (added from Eventkeeper)… (more)
Apr
6
Muggle Support Group (Fantasy Book Club)
Marlborough Public Library, Monday, April 6 at 8pm
If you love to read fantasy, come join the Muggle Support Group! This month's fantasy book is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J. K. Rowling!!
Read the book, then come to the event for a fun discussion and a snack. Copies of the book are available at the Children's circulation desk. Registration is required and space is limited to 12 children. You can sign up in person, online, or by calling the Children's Room. This book group is recommended for ages 10 and up.
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Apr
6
Scrapbook Craft for Adults and Teens
Thayer Public Library, Monday, April 6 at 8pm
As part of our One Braintree, One Book program, adults and teens are invited to this special craft where we will turn memories into beautiful scrapbook designs using altered books and colorful
papers. Bring your ideas as well as any photos or special papers you like to use to customize your scrapbook. (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
6
Who picked this book? club
Lincoln Public Library, Monday, April 6 at 8pm
A good book shouldn't have to be work to get through! Join us for a lively & fun book discussion group!
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan is our selection this month
Copies in various formats will be available 2 weeks prior to meeting
First Monday of the Month! (added from Eventkeeper)
Apr
6
Monday Night Book Club
Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, Monday, April 6 at 8:15pm
The Monday Night Bookclub, lead by Doris Gallant, meets to discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown. The group is closed to new members given the size of the current active membership. (added from Eventkeeper)
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