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Independent Film Night – “HospitalitĂ©” by Koji Fukada Thursday, November 8th @ 6:30pm

Join us 6:30pm, Thursday, November 8th, for our monthly Independent Film Night. November brings us an excellent comedy of manners HospitalitĂ© by Koji Fukada.  At the outset Mikio Kobayashi lives quietly with his wife, daughter, and divorced sister in downtown Tokyo, where xenophobic neighbors insist on them participating in community meetings, and the most exciting…
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Wah-Tut-Ca Display of Camp History at the Library – Opening Reception Wednesday, October 24, 6-8pm

A Lowell Legacy-"Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation" Pollard Memorial Library October 24- December 2012 Wah-Tut-Ca's camp history will be on display in our ground floor and first floor display cases from October-December. The display shows how Wah-Tut-Ca came to be, how it struggled through World War II, how it dealt with the social upheavals of the 60s,…
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Parker Lecture Thursday October 25th @ 7PM – Christopher Daley “Haunted History of New England”

[gallery link="file" columns="2"] Just in time for Halloween! Christopher Daley's "Haunted History of New England" melds historical fact together with legend and myth to produce an interesting and fascinating new look at events that really happened and the stories of haunting that followed them. The topics addressed in the lecture will be Mercy Brown “The…
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Rainforest Animals

Sign up has begun for Creature Teachers' rainforest animal program. Creature Teachers will be here on Saturday, October 6th at 10 AM and will be bringing along some rainforest critters. This event is for children in Kindergarten and older. Reserve your spot by calling the Children's Department at 978-674-1529.
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Parker Lecture this Thursday September 27th @ 7PM – Michael Charney “Chasing Glenn Beck”

[gallery columns="2"] Michael Charney a local publisher and author located in Bedford, New Hampshire has recently published a book of narrative non-fiction that chronicles an attempt to uncover why political conversation suffers such polarization and, in particular, why the loudest voices–regardless of content–so easily see their messages amplified endlessly through Twitter and other social media.  …
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Non-Fiction Book Club – Hedy’s Folly by Richard Rhodes – Thursday September 6th @ 6:30pm

We've got a stunning read about a stunning lady for this month's book club discussion. So get yourself a copy of Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World by Richard Rhodes. Description from book jacket: "From a Pulitzer prize winning author, the fascinating and completely…
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Second and Final Round of Great Expectations Book Discussions THIS Thursday and Friday, August 17th-18th

Calling all readers, calling all readers. We hope you've had a chance to revel in the wonderwork that is Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and want to quickly remind you that our second round of book discussions will be happening this Thursday August 17th from 6:30pm-7:30pm and Friday, August 18th from 10am-11am. No registration is necessary.  It's not too…
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Non-Fiction Book Club – Opening Skinner’s Box by Lauren Slater to be discussed Thursday, August 2nd @ 6:30pm

A long time member of the our Non-fiction book club suggested and lobbied for what looks to be a fascinating read that will surely engender an interesting discussion. We have before us Lauren Slater's Opening Skinners Box:  Great Psychological Experiments of the Twentieth Century. Part memoir, part investigative history, the book traces the evolution of…
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