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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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Non-Fiction Book Club! Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Thursday, March 3, 2011 @ 6:30PM

Non-Fiction Booklovers! Thank you all for last month's engaged and thoughtful discussion of The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.If you haven't already, it's time to start reading the next selectionHalf the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn to be discussed on Thursday, March…
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Birthday Matinee – “What Happened to Kerouac?” by Richard Lerner and Lewis MacAdams, Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 1PM

Come celebrate what would have been Jack Kerouac's 89th Birthday by taking in Richard Lerner and Lewis MacAdams' affecting documentary "What Happened to Kerouac?" Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 1PM.This powerful documentary shows Jack Kerouac's unique creative process and rise to fame as a writer, while also shedding light on his turbulent personal life and…
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Totally Twisted Team Tongue Twister Tournament

Teens! Take heed of this February Vacation Fun! Team up with some verbally dextrious friends and enter the Pollard's Totally Twisted Team Tongue Twister Tournament. Each tongue twister will get trickier and we'll be throwing in some extra challenges. Try saying "Sally sells seashells by the seashore" with a mouthful of jelly donut. Tournament will…
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Friends are Gearing Up For the Annual Booksale! You can help!

The Friends of the Pollard Libary are gearing up for their annual booksale fundraiser to be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway St.The first of three book donation drop offs will be held at the Lowell Senior Center on Saturday, March 5 from 9am-12noon.Come by their meeting next…
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Library CLOSED Today – February 2, 2011

This just in...the Library will be CLOSED today due to the weather conditions. Take care out there in the snow.In other, Groundhog related news--Spring is on it's way! Phil could not see his shadow. So there's a silver lining.
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