Aug
19

MRT Starts The Season with “The Lion” – Six Guitars & A Story – Aug 26- Sept 20

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“A good storyteller uses everything he has. So Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar — actually, six guitars — to tell one man’s gripping coming-of-age story. The award-winning songwriter inspires and disarms with his raw wit and emotional depth as he leads you on a musical journey from boyhood to manhood, through pain and healing, to discover the redemptive power of music.” Click here for more info. Come to the library and get your  $10 coupon for a generous ticket discount courtesy of the Merrimack Repertory Theater.

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Aug
17

Map Charts American Literature Road Trips, from ‘On the Road’ to ‘Wild’

map-literature-road-trip“I’ve always wanted to take a road trip across America. Due to a long history of getting pulled over for dumb stuff and a general fear of driving, it’s never happened. So I’ve lived vicariously through books, hitching a ride with Jack Kerouac or piggy backing along with Cheryl Strayed on toe-nail-murdering hiking trails.” Click here for more.

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Aug
14

Lego Club’s Special Guest

We had a special guest at last week’s Lego Club meeting from LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Master Model Builder, Mr. Ian Coffrey.  Mr. Coffrey talked to the kids about his job, showed off some of his favorite Lego builds, and then joined the kids at Lego Club to give them tips and tricks about building.  Thank you again Mr. Coffrey for visiting the Lego Club at the Pollard Library!  You can check out some more pictures from the event here.

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Aug
13

A Big Thank You for We Are Market Basket Event Last Night

Thank you to all those who came out to last night’s talk by Daniel Korschun and Grant Welker on their new book We Are Market Basket. We had audience of 44 which is amazing considering it’s still August and attendance numbers are usually dismal for summer events (except ballgames, festivals, and Lowell Walks). Korschun and Welker gave a great talk and really did a wonderful job contextualizing and detailing the company’s history, recent crisis, and its impact on the larger world of business. At the same time the book is a down to earth, objective blow by blow story of the events as they unfolded over the past two years told by the people who lived them. From the employees, vendors, customers and all who had a stake and a say in the movement to save Market Basket.

During the Q & A session the authors spoke about how they will be bringing this story and lessons learned from it forward to many different places in the coming months including Boston College and Oxford University. They also mentioned at the event last night  the book is going to be required reading for all incoming UMass Lowell business majors in the fall. It gives one hope for the future of business.

If you missed last night’s talk you can catch them tonight over at the Tewksbury Public Library.

Here are some photos from last night’s event:

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Daniel Korschun

Authors Grant Welker (left) and Daniel Korschun

Authors Grant Welker (left) and Daniel Korschun

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Grant Welker (left) and Sean Thibodeau, Pollard Library Coordinator of Community Planning

Daneil Korschun reading from We Are Market Basket

Daneil Korschun reading from We Are Market Basket

 

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Aug
11

Go Behind the Scenes in Merrimack Repertory Theater’s New Cohort Club

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Have you ever wanted to really see how a theater production is made – to be that proverbial fly on the wall? If so, then check out this new MRT program called Cohorts. This is a group of people MRT is assembling who will follow productions in the next year from a “backstage” perspective.  They are looking for people from all walks of life – from high schoolers to high society; from soccer dads to seniors. Click here for more info.

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