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Suggestions for your Sunday

After you swing by the library tomorrow to get your  Wikipedia editing skills honed while at the same time learning for yourself and sharing with the world wide web nuggets from Lowell History you should then head down to the newest, tastiest, morsel in the JAMBRA pie. That's right:  Mill No. 5 will be hosting…
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Ted Reinstein talk rescheduled for March 19, 2015

You may know we had to postpone last Thursday's Parker Lecture featuring Chronicle reporter Ted Reinstien on his book "New England Notebook." Mr. Reinstein was called in to work to for a special tribute show to the late Boston Mayor, Thomas Menino. The Parker Lecture featuring Ted Reinstein has been rescheduled for March 19, 2015…
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Fun Packed Halloween Week begins in Lowell

 Happy Friday everyone! We thought we'd share a fun video of a Thriller Flash Mob in front of St. Ann's Church as part of the 2011 Monster Bash. As Halloween nears and autumn deepens, there are lots of great ways to get in the spirit of the season. Our friends over at COOL have compiled…
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“Lowell: A Place of Invention” screening and discussion at LTC – Tuesday, September 30th at 6:30PM

With the help of our resident American Textile History Museum, Lowell was chosen by the Smithsonian Lemelson Center as a pilot for it's innovation project: " Places of Invention" and LTC was engaged as an outstanding local partner to help them tell Lowell's story. After two years of research, interviews, and filming, their collaborative efforts…
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Are You A First Time Home Buyer or Know Someone Who Is?

The Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership is giving several workshops for first time home buyers at their offices in downtown Lowell. The following topics are covered: 1. Overview of the Home Buying Process 2. Mortgage Application Process 3. Down Payment Assistance Programs 4. Legal Aspects of Purchasing 5. Home Inspections 6. Household Budgeting 7. Building Good…
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Bird Bird Bird – The Bird is the Word

[caption id="attachment_1972" align="alignnone" width="300"] still shot from "Birders: The Central Park Effect" showing at the library 9/17 at 6:30pm[/caption] Lowell Reads: The Big Year by Mark Obmasick. A delightful romp thru the world of competitive birding. The aim of our annual Lowell Reads program is to encourage community members to read and discuss the same…
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ALS #IceBucketChallenge Video

We were nominated to take the ALS Icebucket Challenge by our good friends over at the Tewksbury Public Library. We will be making a donation to the ALS Association and yada yada yada we dumped some ice water on our heads yada yada yada, and called out a few other area libraries. Namely, Beverly Public…
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Cambodian Water Festival this Weekend at Sampas Pavilion

"Since 1997, the Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival has celebrated the varied cultures and traditions of Khmer, Thai, Laotian and other Southeast Asian communities from all over the world. In the past couple years, the Lowell SEAWF has also warmly welcomed new additional Southeast Asian groups such as the varied Burmese communities, who have a…
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Two-Way Traffic Coming Soon to Downtown Lowell – Info Meeting TONIGHT at Senior Center

Have you heard? Lowell's Planning and Development department are hard at work getting the word out that construction is currently being done to convert some of Lowell's downtown streets to two-way traffic. They are having a public information session about the conversion tonight (Wednesday, July 30) at 6:30PM at the Lowell Senior Center at 276…
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