Sweet Congratulations!

Congratulations to Mason, our National Library Week Candy Guessing Contest winner.  There were 710 pieces of candy in the jar.  Mason guessed 523.

Enjoy your candy, Mason!

And we hope your mom has the dentist on speed dial!

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Meet the Author Night Featuring Andre Dubus III – May 4th 6PM – Memorial Hall

Pollard Library Foundation Meet the Author Night 
Photo by Marion Ettlinger

Photo by Marion Ettlinger

Andre Dubus III
Thursday, May 4
Meet the author of The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days and Townie. $50 suggested donation per person (tickets at door). Book Signing. Wine and hors d’oeuvres.

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Friends of the Library Accepting Book Donations for Annual Book Sale

PML_Friends final color

Friends of the Library 2017 Annual Book Sale is May 18-20

Donation Drop offs
10 AM- 1PM Saturdays: April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13
Ground Floor Meeting Room, 401 Merrimack St.

Bring your gently used books to the library as donations for the Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale (May 18-20, 2017). We will accept hardcover and paperback books for all age groups, audio books [both cassettes and CDs], music CDs and DVDs, movie DVDs, and computer software/games. Sorry, we cannot accept magazines, videotapes, or any items that are tattered, musty, or mildewed. Please drop off your donations at the library between 10AM and 1PM on April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, or email info@friendsofpml.org to arrange a special drop-off time

Ground Floor Meeting Room, 401 Merrimack St.

Preview – Friends members only
Thursday, May 18 – 5 PM – 7 PM

General Public Welcome
Thursday, May 18 – 7 PM – 9 PM
Friday, May 19 – 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday, May 20 – 9 AM – 2 PM

Interested in Volunteering? Email Co-Coordinators Kerry Craven, or Helen Littlefield at

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Super Dads Play Group!

Super Dads Playgroups!
Calling all dads, uncles, grandfathers, and friends!

Come sing, laugh and create a project with your child!
Bring a friend or make friends!
Snacks for kids and support for families provided.

Saturday, April 22 and Saturday May 6, 2017 at 10 AM

This play group is being offered by staff from Thom Child & Family Services.
Pick a Saturday that works for you or come to both
To register please contact:
Erica Kennedy-Cruz at 978-453-8331 ext 1234
or email at ecruz@thomchild.org

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Happy National Library Week!

After waiting all year it’s finally here – National Library Week (April 9 – April 15, 2017!)  The Children’s Department is celebrating with a candy guessing contest because the library is the sweetest deal in town.  Kids twelve years old and younger can stop by the department and take a guess on our chock full jar of treats.  The kid that guesses the amount or closest without going over, wins the candy.  One guess per child.

The candy was processed in a plant that manufactures products made with dairy and nuts.  But children with food allergies can still participate as we will provide an alternative prize should a child with food allergies win.

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