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April Nears…

April is the cruelest month, breeding ¬†- T.S. Eliot,¬†The WastelandWe know you're excited! April begins on Friday, and apart from the usual April foolery type¬†shenanigans,¬†April 1st means National Poetry Month has begun. It's time to celebrate and the Pollard is here to help. You can find some great resources and ways to celebrate at the…
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Don’t Miss The Perfect Storm – Saturday, April 23rd 1PM – FREE

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio¬†as Linda Greenlaw in The Perfect StormOn Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 1PM, to gear up for the¬†Pollard Memorial Foundation‚Äôs Author Night with Linda Greenlaw¬†(Thursday, April 28th at 6PM - $40 Donation per person) we‚Äôre showing a free screening the movie that first brought Ms. Greenlaw to the public‚Äôs attention. Set in 1991,…
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Friends Meeting Tomorrow, March 24th @ 6PM

Don't forget there's a meeting for the Friends of the Pollard Library tomorrow night. They'll be coordinating their efforts for the 2011 Annual Booksale. They can always use, and most definitely appreciate helping hands. So, come on by and bring a friend to meet some friends. If you can't come to the meeting tomorrow night…
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Independent Film Night – Thursday, April 14th @ 6:30: “Bad Day To Go Fishing” a film by √Ālvaro Brechner

Join us for our ongoing Independent Film Series in partnership with¬†Film Movement. Up next is¬† Bad Day to go Fishing a film by √Ālvaro Brechner.¬†Thursday, April 14th @ 6:30PM. Jacob van Oppen ‚Äď formerly the ‚Äústrongest man on earth,‚ÄĚ now a washed up alcoholic‚ÄĒand his crafty manager, Orsini, make good money staging bogus wrestling matches…
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The Pollard is going Green (Evergreen, That Is)

Since its St. Patrick's Day and we're all enjoying the color green we thought we might ask if you've heard the news that the Pollard Library, along with the other members of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) will soon move its library catalog and circulation system to Evergreen, an open-source integrated library system used…
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The Pollard Memorial Foundation Presents – Linda Greenlaw – Thursday April 28, 2011, 6:00PM

Linda Greenlaw, renowned author and fisherman and America's only female swordfishing captain, is author of three New York Times bestselling books about life as a commercial fisherman: The Hungry Ocean (1999), The Lobster Chronicles (2002), and All Fishermen Are Liars (2004). Linda is featured in the hit Discovery Channel series Swords: Life on the Line.…
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10,000 people will read 7 poems in April. Will you be one of them?

April is National Poetry Month and we at the Pollard are excited to take part in an ambitious project titled Common Threads: Seven Poets and a Wealth of Readers, sponsored by the third Massachusetts Poetry Festival. The idea is to have 10,000 Massachusetts citizens reading seven poems by seven poets who work currently or have…
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This Week At the Pollard – Two Films

In addition to some great and ongoing Children's events (full details available at the Children's Happenings Blog or our Library Calendar). We have two great films showing for free at the library this week:Come Undone a film by¬† Silvio SoldiniThursday, March 10th at 6:30PMThe latest installment of our Independent Film Night (2nd Thursday of Every…
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Book Donation Drop-off – Tomorrow – Saturday, March 5th from 9am-12noon @ The Senior Branch of the Pollard Library in the Lowell Senior Center

Don't forget¬†the¬†Friends of the Pollard¬†are accepting¬†donations of¬†your gently used books and videos¬†tomorrow from 9am-12noon at the Senior Branch of the Pollard Library¬†located in the Lowell Senior Center¬†- 276 Broadway St. Lowell. Their Annual Booksale is on May 21st from 9-3pm at the Senior Center and the Friends will be accepting donataions the first Saturday of…
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Are eReaders more environmentally friendly than printed books? The library might just have the answer.

In case you were wondering if using an eReader would have a positive impact on the environment you might want to check out this recent Slate magazine article comparing the relative carbon imprints of eReaders vs. printed materials. The conclusions are interesting, especially the fact that ultimately, the most environmentally¬†conscious¬†choice might just be to patronize…
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Don’t Forget, Book Group meeting Thursday Night @ 6:30 PM & Grace Ross Saturday @ 1PM

Happy Women's Week everyone! A member of the newly formed non-fiction book club asked to share with the group¬†an apropos editorial from last Friday's New York Times,¬†in advance of our meeting this Thursday, at 6:30PM when we shall discuss Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide¬†by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.And…
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Stenciling Restoration at the Library

Good news abounds. With the temperatures in the 50's it's beginning to feel like this winter is finally over. It's Friday afternoon. What could be better? Well, here's a heartwarming story about a beautiful restoration project on the handstenciled¬†wall trim in the southeast corner¬†our Memorial Hall Reference Room on the Second Floor of the¬†Library.¬†This project¬†was¬†recently…
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Independent Film Night – Thursday, March 10th @ 6:30: “Come Undone” a film by Silvio Soldini

Join us for our ongoing Independent Film Series in partnership with¬†Film Movement. Up next is¬†Come Undone - a film by Silvio Soldini.¬†Thursday, March 10th @ 6:30PM. As Jay Weissberg put it in Variety, "Silvio Soldini again crafts a handsome well-considered relationship drama." This film is not for the shy or faint-hearted. The protagonists strike up…
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