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White City, Indeed

The Non-Fiction Book Club has it’s 2nd discussion on Thursday, February 3rd @ 6:30PM. We will be talking about The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. And no, the White City in the title does not refer to Lowell in the winter of 2011. It refers to the White City created as part of the grand World Columbian Exhibition a.k.a. Chicago’s Worlds Fair of 1893 (which is also, incidentally, the same year our beloved Pollard Library a.k.a. Memorial Hall and Lowell’s City Hall were built). As you might imagine, The Chicago’s World Fair was a tremendous event (and the inspiration for Ms. McKeown’s lovely song linked above). What’s more, Larson’s book is a tremendous read that tells the true story of the architects planning the great exposition and a killer stalking amongst the fair-goers. We recommend you check it out. Read it. Then come down Thursday to discuss it.

After School Craft Club will meet tomorrow February 2nd @ 3:30PM (weather permitting obviously…check back here to see if we’re closed). On the schedule for the club is to paint the Clay Creations of last week and to make some new Origami creations. This club is for young people grades 5-8. Sign up at the Childrens Reference Desk 978-970-4122.

Winterfest Matinee – Saturday, February 5th @ 1PM we will be showing the 2006 family friendly film “Eight Below” directed by Frank Marshall. Rated PG. This film tells the heartwarming adventure story of a sled dog team fighting for survival in the wilds of Antarctica. You think we have it bad! We’ll be showing this in concert with Lowell’s 11th Annual Winterfest Celebration — show some support/motivation for the Human Sled Dog teams. Free fun warm up for the entire family. Stop by and warm up or stay for the whole film.