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Suitcase Stories in the Neighborhood – THIS Sunday, September 23rd @ 2:00 in the Visitor’s Center Auditorium of Lowell National Historical Park (246 Market St)

Everyone has an immigration story. Listen to three inspiring stories from U.S. and foreign-born residents with local Lowell ties. Program includes a talk-back with the storytellers about his or her perspective on immigrant integration. Sponsored by the Pollard Memorial Library Foundation in partnership with the International Institute. This event is free and open to the public.  REGISTER HERE
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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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Happy City Indeed

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years Lowell Reads Happy City program. Whether you read the book, participated in the discussion, or took in the documentary Urbanized, or the Lowell Walks panel discussion, or the jazz concert, or danced laughed and smiled at our block party—we were truly happy to see so many people…
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Non-Fiction Book Club to discuss “Happy City” by Charles Montgomery – Thursday, September 8 – 6:30PM (LOWELL READS 2016 Kick-off Event)

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. You may also reserve a copy by calling the Community Planning Department at 978-674-1542. For more information about this group please contact…
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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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Family Movie Night: Wed Sept 10 at 6:30pm

Filmmaker Luc Jacquet spent over a year braving the frigid temperatures of the South Pole to film this annual ritual of the penguins, and this family friendly movie documents their brave struggle to survive, as well as the close emotional bonds between the penguin families. (2005) Rated G | 85 min.
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Lowell Reads What Lowell Writes Wrap Up @ UTEC

Thank you to all the talented writers and enthusiastic audience members for Lowell Reads What Lowell Writes - 2013 Lowell Reads Wrap Up Party. It was a lot of fun to hold a library event outside of the Library. The staff at UTEC couldn't have been more gracious and the space couldn't have been cooler.…
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