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Visions of Gerard Reading Tonight – 6:30PM at the Old Court

Hey Jack Kerouac fans. Head on over to the Old Court tonight for the final session in a stellar discussion series hosted by UML Libraries. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Visions of Gerard and tonight's event features live readings of selected passages from this Lowell book. The event will have…
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Join us Thursday, April 18th for an Author Night with Judy Bushwick @ 7PM

We are excited to welcome local author Judy Bushwick this Thursday, April 18th at 7pm to give a talk on her new book Sally Palmer Field, New England Quilter.  This book is biography, women's history, and quilting history, now available in paperback with B&W images and with a color CD attached. E-book formats are also available. Books…
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Got Books? Donation Drop-Offs for the Annual Friends Book Sale, Saturdays, March 30th & April 20th 9am-1pm at the library.

[caption id="attachment_580" align="alignnone" width="500"] Luka Sladek and his mother, Jana Sladkova[/caption] The Friends of the Library are gearing up for their annual book sale (May 15th-18th). This year they'll be back at the library. In advance of the event they are holding two book donation drop off events Saturdays, March 30th & April 20th 9am-1pm…
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Non-Fiction Book Club to Discuss – “The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye View of the World” by Michael Pollan – Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6:30PM

Hey! All you Mill City Growers* out there! Excited for Spring? While you're getting your gardens ready, read up and then head on down to the library, Thursday, April 4th at 6:30pm to discuss Michael Pollan's classic horticultural non-fiction gem "The Botany of Desire: A Plant's Eye View of the World." If you haven't' read this…
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Local Literature Events at your Lowell Library

Couldn't help the alliterative allusion to the illustrious week of March 18th. We have in lots in store for Lowell's lit-lovers:           Author Night: Richard Howe, Jr. & Chaim Rosenberg "Legendary Locals of Lowell" Monday, March 18th at 7pm Richard Howe, Jr. and Chaim M. Rosenberg will give a talk on their…
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Can Ebooks & Print Books Coexist?

Our friend and neighbor, Brian Herzog, Head of Reference, over at the Chelmsford Public Library recently shared an interesting Infographic on his blog which I couldn't help but repost because I agree it has some interesting statistics on the co-existence of printed books and e-books. It also goes a long way to answer a question…
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Non-Fiction Book Club to Discuss – “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery” by Eric Foner – Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 6:30PM

In honor of Lincoln's Birthday, and in recognition of the recent Steven Spielberg film Lincoln starring Daniel Day Lewis, the Non-Fiction book club will discuss on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 6:30PM the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winning history book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner. From the bookjacket: "In this landmark work…
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Best Books of the Year–Nonfiction

'Tis the season for many things--joy, cheer, singing, shopping, and end-of-the-year lists. You might find yourself watching the top sports plays or the craziest reality television moments of the year. Radio stations will broadcast countdowns of the top songs of 2012. Many publications and websites, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Amazon,…
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