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Staff Selections – Victoria

Victoria W. – Library Director What I like about our Library:  I meet different people every day from all walks of life and different countries.  It makes me happy that we can help fulfill their needs. Favorite Book Genres:  Historical fiction, nonfiction (especially history and biographies). Current Bookmark:  Don’t need one if you read e-books.…
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Staff Selections – Liz

Liz – Head of Circulation What I like about our library – Our Graphic Novel collection. My last job was in a comics store and it’s great that I get to feed that love by ordering books for the section here. Favorite genres of books (and audios): Horror, Sci-fi, Fantasy, True Crime, Gardening Favorite Star…
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Lowell Reads Summer Edition 2019 is available now!

Summer Reading… Not Just for Kids! Why should kids have all the fun this summer? The Pollard Memorial Library is happy to announce that we will be offering a special adult only summer reading challenge again this year for patrons entitled “Lowell Reads – Summer Edition.” Pick up your game card starting today and opportunities…
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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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