IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
A Live Radio Play
Adapted by Joe Landry
No man is a failure who has friends.
Nov. 25 – Dec. 20
Bring your whole family and come together with the community to celebrate the holiday season. This heartwarming classic is presented as a 1940’s radio show, with sound effects performed live on stage. Whether you’ve heard it a hundred times or never before, George Bailey’s timeless story of renewal will surely ring true. Click here for more info on this play.
To get your coupon
1) reserve the date on the library website or in person at the library, Click here for the library website.
2) come in to the library and pick up the coupon
3) use the coupon when you pay for your ticket at the theater
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Monday, November 16 – 7:00pm
Book Signing. Our Memories of Lowell Claire Ignacio & Dave Hudon
Local Authors Claire Ignacio and Dave Hudon will sign and sell copies of their self-published book Our Memories of Lowell. The book is the result of 20 years of collecting memories of Lowell as far back as the 1940’s.
Thursday, November 19 – 7:00pm
Parker Lecture: Carlo Rotella “Music, Memory, and the City: A Journey Back to the Old Neighborhood”
Music has profound power to shape and cue memory, returning us to vivid images and mental states normally left far behind us in the past. This talk explores the ways in which the popular songs of an era can serve as vehicles for traveling to and exploring a time and place—in this case, the South Side of Chicago in the 1970s. Professor Rotella is Director of the American Studies Program and Director of the Lowell Humanities Series at Boston College. More information about the Parker Lecture Series is available at www.parkerlectures.com.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 – 10:00am
Book Launch. Richard Howe: Lowell: Images of Modern America
Join us for a book talk and signing for Richard Howe’s new Images of Modern America book being published this fall by Arcadia. Book description: Lowell, Massachusetts, stands apart as an exceptional city. Bursting onto the scene in the 1820s, Lowell quickly became the workshop of America, powered by the mighty Merrimack River and staffed by tens of thousands of immigrants. Even as the mill era faded, people from around the world kept coming to live and work in Lowell. In the 1970s, community leaders imagined a new Lowell built on its legendary past and echoing its early innovation, a renewed city that is now a global model for urban revitalization. Since then, more than 400 buildings have been preserved, and the city has become a hub of higher education, a center for the arts, and home to a National Historical Park. This remarkable transformation has been fueled by the cultural vitality of its people, which is continuously refreshed by new arrivals from every corner of the globe.
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Johnny Depp stars as the Mad Hatter in this classic tale of Queens, a White Rabbit, a Cheshire Cat and a girl looking for the way home. Enjoy and celebrate the 150th anniversary of this beloved children’s tale.
Directed by Tim Burton | 109 Min|2010|Rated PG
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The library and non-emergency city offices will be closed on Wednsday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day.
We thank all our veterans for their service. Here are some local veterans related news and resources:
Hiring Veterans: A Step-by-Step Toolkit for Employers
The U.S. Department of Labor has designed America’s Heroes at Work — Veterans Hiring Toolkit which is aimed at assisting and educating employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning service members, veterans, and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives. The toolkit describes six steps for hiring: 1) Design a strategy for your veterans hiring program; 2) Create a welcoming and educated workplace for veterans; 3) Actively recruit veterans, wounded warriors, and military spouses; 4) Hire qualified veterans and learn how to accommodate wounded warriors; 5) Promote an inclusive workplace to retain your veteran employees; 6) Keep helpful tools and resources at your fingertips.
6th Annual AFA Veterans Fun Run Hosted by Bedford VA 5k Fun Run or Walk
Saturday, November 14, 2015. 9:00am
200 Springs Road Bedford, MA. Register Today!
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The Neighborhood Innovation Grants Program provides mini-grants of up to $1000 for collaborative, community driven neighborhood improvement projects across the city. Grant applications and program guidelines are available at www.lowellma.gov. For more information please contact Yovanni Baez-Rose, Neighborhood Planner: firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-674-1413.
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