February Vacation is Almost Here!

Next week is February Vacation.  Did you know that in Lowell February Vacation is also known as “Kids Week?”  Lots of free, fun, family activities are happening throughout the city sponsored by various agencies.  To see what is happening in Lowell during Kids Week, click here.

We’ve also got some fun in store here at the library during Kids Week.  To see what we’ve got planned, click here.

Enjoy your vacation and we hope stopping by the library is part of your plans!

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Lowell Kid’s Week Events: Pirate Party & Legos & Movie

lowell kids week logoTuesday, Feb. 16 @ 10 AM  Pirate Party
All hands ahoy! Calling all ferocious buccaneers of the Seven Seas!  Report
to the library’s poop deck for some pirate ruckus.  Open to scallywags in
Kindergarten and older.  Booty is limited so sign up is required and begins
on Feb. 1.  Landlubbers need not apply!

Wednesday, Feb. 17 @ 10 AM  Lego Club
Like Legos?  Then join us for a morning of building. For children in grade 1 and older. This program is drop-in.

Tuesday, Feb 16  3 PM – 5 PM  Movie and Hot Chocolate

Enjoy a “small” feature film starring Paul Rudd.


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Family Matinee at Library on Saturday February 13 at 1PM

26-inside-out-reviewCome enjoy the animated hit film about emotions. After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

Directed by Pete Doctor & Ronnie Del Carmen | 95 min. | 2015| Rated PG

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Stonewall LGBTQ Book Awards for 2016

stonewall_logoThe Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience and include the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award, the Stonewall Book Awards – Barbara Gittings Literature award and the Stonewall Book Awards – Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award. The awards will be presented to the winning authors or editors at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando in June.

“This year, the Children/YA and adult Stonewall Book Award committees considered and read over 450 works featuring gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender themes.

The Barbara Gittings Literature Award goes to: The God’s of Tango by Carolina De Robertis

The  Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award goes: Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial by  by Kenji Yoshino

The Children’s Award goes to:  George by Alex Gino

The Young Adult’s Award goes to:  Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg

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February Vacation at the Library

Join us for some vacation fun at the library!  Here’s what is happening:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10 AM – Pirate Party!
Scalawags in Kindergarten and older are invited to this buccaneer morning!  Space is limited and sign up required.  Reserve your spot by stopping by the Children’s Desk or calling 978-674-1529.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 3 PM – Hot Chocolate and a Movie.
Enjoy a “small” feature film from Marvel Studios starring Paul Rudd. Free and Open to all

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10 AM – Lego Club
Come build your Lego Masterpiece!  This drop-in activity is for children in first grade and older.


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