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Holiday Happenings at the Library!

Now that the City of Lights Parade has concluded, the holidays are officially here! Don't miss any of the great events that we have coming up! Mark your calendars and get ready to enjoy the holidays with the Pollard Memorial Library. Jingle Jam - Saturday, December 1 - 10:30 am Let the music move you with…
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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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Amy Bass Author Visit – Wednesday, Oct. 3rd – 7:00 PM

Author Amy Bass will talk about her book and the major lessons she learned about refugees and the role that they do and can play in a community. UMass Lowell Bookstore will be on hand to sell copies of her book if you are interested in getting them signed. A presentation about local refugee services…
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Thursday Night: Lessons from Lewiston, Maine: A Refugee Story w/Cheryl Hamilton (Parker Lecture Series & Lowell Reads)

As part of Lowell Reads 2018, the Pollard Memorial Library presents Lessons from Lewiston, Maine: A Refugee Story with Cheryl Hamilton. In 2002, Lewiston, Maine garnered national attention when more than 2,500 Somali migrants chose to make the city their home. The unexpected migration changed the city forever, and the lives of many local residents,…
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Limited Services Available at Senior Center Branch Starting Tuesday, January 16th

Starting Tuesday, January 16th the library will be offering limited services at our Senior Center Branch - 276 Broadway Street, 2nd floor. Branch hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Patrons may pick up holds and museum passes, check out items from our branch collection and enjoy limited computer access. PLEASE NOTE: Patrons can use their Pollard Library cards…
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New Museum Pass Reservation System is on the Way!

We're excited to announce we'll be upgrading our museum pass reservation system next week. The new system will be a better experience for patrons and will feature email notifications and reminders. The new system will go live Monday, October 30th at 12pm. No museum pass reservations will be allowed in the morning of Oct. 30th while we…
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Build a Better World

This year the state's Summer Reading theme is "Build a Better World."  With that in mind, the library will be conducting a food drive.  The drive will run July 24 through July 28.  Drop off your nonperishable food items to the Children's Desk.  Library staff will donate the items to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank. …
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Non-Fiction Book Club to discuss – The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox, Thursday, July 6th @ 6:30 PM

The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code by Margalit Fox. Ecco: New York, 2013. From Book Jacket: "The Riddle of the Labyrinth is the true story of the quest to solve one of the most mesmerizing riddles in history—Linear B—and of the three brilliant, obsessed, and ultimately domed investigators whose combined…
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Meet the Author Night Featuring Andre Dubus III – May 4th 6PM – Memorial Hall

Pollard Library Foundation Meet the Author Night    [caption id="attachment_3544" align="alignnone" width="250"] Photo by Marion Ettlinger[/caption] Featuring  Andre Dubus III   Thursday, May 4 6PM   Meet the author of The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days and Townie. $50 suggested donation per person (tickets…
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Library this Week – March is coming in like a Lion!

We've got lots going on at the library this week. Including a Delayed Opening on Thursday, March 2nd—Library Hours 11 AM-9 PM. We have a staff training the first Thursday of every month. Elinor Lipman—On Turpentine Lane Tuesday, February 28 - 7 PM Acclaimed author Elinor Lipman returns to her hometown of Lowell to give…
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Non-Fiction Book Club to discuss – The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell, Thursday, February 2nd @ 6:30 PM

Pollard Library Non-Fiction book club meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30PM in the ground floor meeting room. Our group is free and open to the public. Copies of books up for discussion are available for patrons to borrow on a first come first serve basis at the 1st Floor Information Desk.…
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