Nov
25

2014 Library Hours – Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 26—9 AM-2 PM (CLOSING EARLY)

Thursday, November 27—CLOSED

Friday, November 28—CLOSED

Saturday, November 29—9 AM – 5 PM (CHILDREN’S SHOPPING DAY)

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Nov
25

Paul Marion – Mill Power – Wednesday, December 3rd – 7PM

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Please join us next week for the latest in Paul Marion’s hyper local book tour of his recently published book Mill Power: The Origin and Impact of Lowell Lowell’s National Historical Park. We are very excited to welcome again a longtime Lowell library friend and supporter who just happens to have written a compelling and fascinating book (with full color pictures) about a subject near and dear to anyone interested in the history and betterment of Lowell.

Mill Power documents the making of a national park that changed the concept of what a national historical park could be. For a time in the 1800s, Lowell was Massachusetts’s cosmopolitan, must-see second city. The city’s industrial model was as high-tech then as Silicon Valley is today. It drew the attention of luminaries like Charles Dickens, Congressmen Davy Crockett and Abraham Lincoln, feminist sociologist Harriet Martineau, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. This insider’s account of the creative, bold community-driven process to establish the park explains why today Lowell National Historical Park is renowned as “the partnership park.” The park’s establishment was an integral piece of an urban revival strategy that has made Lowell the subject of scores of newspaper articles, magazine profiles, TV and radio reports, scholarly papers, and book chapters. For more info about this and other writings and works of Paul Marion please visit his website: http://www.paulmarion.com/writings

Book selling/signing will follow this reading.

About the Author:

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Paul Marion is a writer and poet with deep ties to Lowell. He is currently executive director of community and cultural affairs at UMass Lowell.

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Nov
21

Non-Fiction Book Club to Discuss The Vertical Farm by Dr. Dickson Despommier – Thursday, December 4th @ 6:30PM

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Up next for you Non-Fiction book lovers is a little book that proclaims itself to be an instant classic. Sting is very impressed with the agricultural theories of this Columbia Professor. He says so on in his blurb on the hardcover edition: “The Vertical Farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. This visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the world’s food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today.” So read along with us and tell us what you think. Is Sting correct? Has Dr. Despommier solved the worlds food, water and energy crises? In any case, it’s sure to be good food for thought to go along with all the food for our bellies as we celebrate eating, er, Thanksgiving next week.

The Pollard Library Non Fiction Book Club meets at 6:30pm on the first Thursday of every month and is free an open to the public. Copies of the books to be discussed are available for patrons to borrow at the 1st floor check out. We will be discussing The Vertical Farm on December 4th at 6:30pm. The next book (to be discussed January 8, 2015 will be Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo). If you have any questions or want more information about this club please contact Sean Thibodeau, Coordinator of Community Planning at 978-674-1542 or sthibodeau@mvlc.org.

 

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Nov
21

Thanksgiving Statistics According to the Census Bureau

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6,500 Wampanoags and 4 Turkeys…

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2014/cb14-ff25.html

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Nov
20

PJ Storytime: Monsters!

We had a frightfully good time at Pajama Storytime this week!  We read books and sang songs about monsters, met Twickety the monster puppet, and made our own monster masks.  You can sign up for the next PJ Storytime at the Children’s Reference Desk or you can call: (978) 674-1529.  The next PJ Storytime will be on Monday, December 15th at 6:45 P.M. and it is for children ages 3-7.  Children will be able to sign up upcoming PJ storytimes beginning in January on December 15th as well!

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