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Quite A Week Upcoming!!

This week has been so hectic it took until Tuesday to even write anything about it. The busyness of Summer Reading has bled right on into fall. But we don’t mind. We like being busy here at the library. So, while you’re going about your business reserving and checking out library materials I just want to call your attention to a few interesting programs we have coming up this week.

1) Friends of the Library Meeting – Thursday, September 20th at 6pm in the Library Director’s Office on the 2nd floor of the library. At this meeting, the Friends will be presenting a draft of proposed bylaw revisions for membership approval. They’ll also be introducing new additions to the Executive Board and an outline of this year’s events and initiatives (including the exciting Children’s Holiday Shopping event for which they are soliciting new or gently used gift donations—more info on their webpage). All interested are welcome! For more info email

2) Parker Lecture – Tom Toohey, Irish Genealogy 101 – Thursday, September 20th – 7pm. The first Parker at the Pollard of  Fall 2012. Come along for an animated explanation of the classic six steps to find your ancestral Irish home.   Tom Toohey’s parents were great storytellers. When they passed away he published their stories in a two-volume book entitled Images of Other Lives. In the 1990’s Tom began to study genealogy in a more serious way. He became interested in learning about the lives of his grandfathers who came from Ireland. Let Tom get you started down this fascinating road of discovery. This event is part of the Moses Greeley Parker Lectures. More information available at

3) Sustainablity Week! September 22nd-29th! Engage in Lowell’s Green Scene. That’s right it’s Sustainability Week! We’re very excited to be part of this year’s Lowell Sustainablity Week which kicks off this Saturday with the annual Lowell Riverfest!

We will be showing a special environmental documentary on Saturday at 3pm (so you don’t have to miss the fun down on the Concord).  This film is based upon lectures by Bjorn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. Lomborg is the founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, a globally respected think tank that brings together the world’s leading economists to prioritize major global problems, Âťamong them malaria, the lack of potable water and HIV/AIDS based upon a cost/benefit analysis of available solutions. Amidst the strong and polarized opinions within the global warming debate, the film follows Lomborg on his mission to bring the smartest solutions to climate change, environmental pollution, and other major problems in the world. Documentary Feature; Directed by Ondi Timoner Rated PG; 87 minutes; 2011. For title call 978-674-1542.

If you have any questions about any of the above programs or anything library related drop me a line: or 978-674-1542.