Just a reminder that this Thursday, October 2nd is the first Thursday of the month and as such we will be opening our doors later to accommodate a staff meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience. Library Hours: 11AM-9PM. Thank you.
Maria Mitchell’s feat in 1865 transfixed the nation. If you would like to read about the real Maria, click here. If you would like some great historical fiction about such a women consider “The Movement of Stars” by Amy Brill.
In this novel, “amatuer astronomer Hannah Gardner Price has lived all twenty-four years of her life according to the principles of the Nantucket Quaker community in which she was raised. Then she meets Isaac Martin, a young, dark-skinned whaler from the Azores who, like herself, has ambitions beyond his expected station in life. Drawn to his intellectual curiosity and honest manner, Hannah agrees to take Isaac on as a student. But when their shared interest in the stars develops into something deeper, Hannah’s standing in the community begins to unravel “Probing yet accessible, beautifully written and richly characterized: fine work from a writer to watch.”
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A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state. Features Robert De Niro. |1985| UNRATED | 142 min.
Our 4th annual Fall Festival is on Saturday, October 18, 2014. This year’s featured performer is Mystic Drumz. Children ages 2 to 12 years are invited to this magical musical safari which starts at 10:30 AM. Sign up is required and begins today. Call 978-674-4129 to reserve your spots. From 1 PM to 3 PM join us for an afternoon of crafts and games. The Friends of the Library will also be holding bake and book sales. We look forward to seeing you!
With the help of our resident American Textile History Museum, Lowell was chosen by the Smithsonian Lemelson Center as a pilot for it’s innovation project: ” Places of Invention” and LTC was engaged as an outstanding local partner to help them tell Lowell’s story. After two years of research, interviews, and filming, their collaborative efforts are scheduled to debut at the National Museum of American History in 2015.
On Tuesday, September 30th at 6:30pm you can be the first to see what visitors from all over the world will see at the Smithsonian. You’ll learn about the Lowell project and the interactive exhibit that will feature the city amng a dozen of America’s “Places of Invention.” Then you can help us brainstorm ways we can continue telling Lowell’s remarkable story!
The program is presented with the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation as part of the Places of Invention Affiliates Project, made possible thanks to a generous grant from the National Science Foundation.