Oct
23

At Western Ave Studios Tonight at 7:30PM: An Evening of Film Noir and Graphic Novels

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Dark City: an evening of film noir, graphic novels, and live performances will be presented by Flying Orb Productions at Western Ave Studios on the first floor in the Onyx Room. The evening will feature the premiere of Flying Orb’s new film, Kismet 91, and the publication of their new graphic novel, NetherWorld – based on their film Netherworld: A Fairy’s Tale. Western Ave Studios are located at 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA 01851.

For more information about this event contact Jim Higgins at  jim@flyingorb.com

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Oct
22

Celebrate Audubon – Year of Audubon Kick Off – Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30pm

celebrate audubonHave  you heard there’s about to be a bunch of rare bird sightings right here in Lowell? Well, not exactly live birds. We’ll be showcasing full color prints from the 18th century work “Birds of America” which were acquired by the library in 1880 and have been kept in storage for much of the time since. Now, thanks to the Library Trustee’s John A. Davis Trust Fund, the Library has generously invested in the archival framing of several Audubon “Birds of America” prints, purchased in 1880. These prints will be hung on the walls of the library in 2015 so the public can get their shot at seeing them in person before they fly back to storage. Keep a look out for more events in 2015 from Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, the Pollard Memorial Library and the Foundation will be offering a year of programming related to birds, birding, and the rich natural resources of the City of Lowell. 

 

 

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Chris Leahy of Mass Audubon

 

The Kick-Off event for this Year of Audubon also happens to be the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust annual meeting and will happen in the 2nd floor reference room on Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30pm.  Mass Audubon Ornithologist Chris Leahy will be giving a talk on the prints and Audubon.  Audubon calendars and notecards, featuring the collection, will also be available for purchase. This is a free event, but we kindly request your RSVP to info@LowellLandTrust.org. Light refreshments provided.

 

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Oct
21

“The Librarian” is a painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo #art #lowell

Porträtt._Karikatyr._Bibliotekarien._Guiseppe_Arcimboldo_-_Skoklosters_slott_-_73759.tifThe Pollard Library does not own this but we do have about 100 Audubon bird prints that are ready for display. Come see them at their grand opening on November 5 when we kick off the Year of Audubon.  Click here for more details.

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Oct
20

Read for the Record – Bunny Cakes!

“Read for the Record” is a national early literacy campaign created by Jumpstart.  Adults and children come together to read.  Last year 2,462,860 adults and children around the world read together – breaking a world record!  This year we will “Read for the Record” on October 21, 2014 at 2:30 PM.  We will read “Bunny Cakes” by Rosemary Wells, make a craft, sing and do lots of fun things.  There will even be a mini workshop for parents.  This program is free and for children ages 3 – 5 years.

This program is brought to you by Jumpstart, Raising a Reader Massachusetts, and the Pollard Memorial Library.

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Oct
17

Fall Festival 2014

Tomorrow is our 4th annual Fall Festival!  Join us at 10:30 AM for a performance featuring Mystic Drumz.  From 1 PM – 3 PM come on down for some drop-in fall crafts and games.  We look forward to seeing you and your family!

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