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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Resources at the Library

On Friday night, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87. In 1972, she became the first tenured female faculty member in Columbia Law School's history. As a lawyer, she fought against gender discrimination, arguing six cases in front of the Supreme Court and winning five. Jimmy Carter appointed her…
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Black Voices & Anti-Racist Material Selections at the Pollard

As we approach Juneteenth, it's important to recognize that Lowell  has always been a diverse community and the Pollard Memorial Library remains an open and inclusive environment for all our citizens regardless of race, gender, or identity. This guide represents some materials on black voices and the issues of racism in our country from its roots…
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Join Us as We Offer a Collection of programs to Celebrate Kerouac’s Birthday Weekend – March 5 – 10, 2019.

Thank you to all of the local partners who are helping us to celebrate Jack's 97th birthday from March 5 - 9  including some excellent group discussions, our marathon reading of On the Road, and much more! Please join us for one or more of these amazing events. Kerouac Birthday Week Schedule of Events TUESDAY, MARCH…
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Independent Film Night Screening “Moka” – This Thursday

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 6:30—8:15 PM Ground Floor Community / Meeting Room Overwhelmed with grief and desperate for answers, Diane Kramer travels to Evian in search of the mocha-colored Mercedes that she believes killed her son in a hit-and-run accident. There, she tracks down Marlene, a beauty salon proprietor and owner of the vehicle. In order…
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Independent Film Night – TONIGHT!! – 1944

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11 6:30—8:15 PM Ground Floor Community / Meeting Room The year is 1944. As the Battle of Tannenberg Line rages, Estonia finds itself helplessly trapped in the crossfire of two opposing forces. With the Red Army on the offensive, the severely outnumbered SS dig in to repel the Soviet advance on the Third…
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Independent Film Night on Thursday July 14 at 6:30: Marie’s Story

Based on true events, Marie's Story recounts the inspiring life of a young girl born deaf  and blind and the courageous journey of the nun who helps her to communicate with the world around her. At the tun of the 19th century, a humble artisand and his wife send Marie, their deaf and blind fourteen-year-old daughter,…
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Independent Film Night on Thursday May 12 at 6:30: The Lesson

  In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher and devoted mother, struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, the agency where she translates legal documents for extra cash is going under, and a thief in her class has…
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Independent Film Night at the Pollard Memorial Library Thursday, October 8 at 6:30 – Dark Valley

A stranger arrives in a European high mountain village where he’s allowed to stay before the harsh winter. He introduces himself as a photographer from America, but nobody suspects he’s there to settle a score long since forgotten by everyone but him. Austria/Germany / 2014 / Drama German with English Subtitles / 115 min Director:…
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