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Library Hours

Main Library
Mon-Thu: 9:30 am - 9 pm
Fri-Sat: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sun: Closed

MacKay Branch
Mon: 1 pm - 5 pm
Wed: 1 pm - 8 pm
Fri: 10 am - 5 pm
Closed Sun, Tue, Thu, & Sat 

All of our book groups are free and open to all!
Novel Conversation Book Group 
Glory Over Everything
by Kathleen Grissom on 9/1 at 12:30 pm 
Morning Book Group
Will be reading authors James Grippando and J. D. Robb 9/27 at MacKay at 6:45 pm
History Book Group
Bibliobites Book Group
Dinner Pies
by Ken Haedrich
  Ebooks, magazines, movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks are available anytime on your computer or mobile device!    
Saturday, September 9 at 1 pm
Please join us for the grand opening of the Marjorie Scoboria Greenway, to recognize all of the folks w ho made this wonderful park possible. Light refreshments will be served.   

Friday, September 15: 9 am-9 pm
Saturday, September 16: 9 am-6 pm  
Sunday, September 17: 9 am-1 pm
S upport the Library by sh opping at the Friends of the Library annual bo ok sale! There will be a selection of DVDs and CDs in addition to recent best selling books, children's books, and more. 

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, September 8 at 1 pm
Dr. Lee Poirier returns to the library to present a history of the Fanny Farmer Candy Company. He will also lead a discussion about its unique candy boxes and methods used to date them. Fanny Farmer memorabilia and boxes will be displayed.

Tech Talk
Thursday, September 14 at 10 am
Guest speaker Jennifer Koerber, a freelance writer, librarian, and co-author of Emerging Technologies: a Primer for Librarians, will explain how to make safe, sensible choices online. We'll discuss keeping your personal information more secure, evaluating websites, and guarding your physical safety on social media. Please register in advance for this event.

Saturday, September 16: 3 pm-4:30 pm
Artist Priti Lathia's "American Landscapes and Gardens" will be on display from September 2 to September 30 in the Library's McCarthy Meeting Room. This reception will include light refreshments and live piano music.

Thursday, September 14: 7 pm-9 pm
Using old hardcovers that we don't mind cutting a hole in, we'll create decorative planters for succulent plants. The final product gives the illusion that the plant is emerging right from the pages of the book! A selection of books for the project will be available, but feel free to bring your own! Essential tools and materials will be provided. Space is limited so register in advance!

Friday, September 22: 10:30 am-12 pm 
We'll bring y ou a great selection of new and soon to be rel eased titles (from all ge nres!) to enjoy as th e leave s start to change.

Saturday, September 23: 2 pm-4 pm
Members of the Country Lane Garden Club will present a talk on the top ten things to do in your garden in the Fall. This event includes a presentation inside as well as a tour and demonstration outside in the Library's Heritage Garden. Light refreshments will be provided.

Monday, September 25 at 7 pm
This fall, join us monthly for a discussion of current scientific and technological research and topics. For our September Science Café, our guest speaker will be UMass Lowell's Dr. Walter Thomas, who will give a brief presentation about renewable energies.

Friday, September 29: 6:30 pm-9pm
Do yo u have what it takes to rule the library? There's only one way to find out-bring your crew to a special after hours trivia night! Groups of up to six can compete for prizes. Snacks and drinks will be available. Please register your team for this event in advance online or by calling the library.

Teen Highlights
Make It! Club: Galaxy in a Jar
Welcome to The MIC (Make It! Club), where you'll make and take home an awesome DIY project or snack. This month, we'll be making a galaxy in a jar! Drop in while supplies last. Grades 4-8 and home school teens welcome!

Wednesday, September 20 at 4 pm
Come craft an art project that you'll be able to take and exhibit in your home! This month, learn how to make geometric abstract paintings using tape as a guide. Registration required for this event. Open to grades 4-8 and home school teens. 

Goodbye Summer!
The Children's Department would like to thank all of this year's participants who collectively, r ead over 10,000 hours this summer, turning in over 800 reading logs! Not only is that a wonderful achievement for all but it is for a great cause, too - the Friends of the Library will be making a charitable donation to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell. Thank you for helping us Build a Better World this summer!  
Fall Storytimes  
Storytimes are on break until the week of September 18th. The Fall Storytime schedule is:
  • Mondays at 10 am-Toddler Rhyme Time (ages 1 & 2)
  • Mondays at 11 am-Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6) 
  • Tuesdays at 10 am - Stay & Play (ages 1+)
  • Wednesdays at 10 am-Baby Yoga (pre-crawling)
  • Wednesdays at 11 am-Yoga storytime (ages 3-6)
  • Thursdays at 11 am-PlaySpace (ages 2 & 3)
  • Fridays at 10 am-Baby Storytime (pre-walking babies)
  • Fridays at 11 am-Toddler Rhyme Time (ages 1 & 2)
  • Fridays at 10:30 am at the MacKay Branch Preschool Storytime (ages 3-6)
For more details check out our online Events Calendar.
After School Programs  
Our fun after school program s for students in grades K-2 are back:  
  • Creative Crafts returns on Tuesday, September 26 at 4:15 pm. Each month features a different craft for children to make and take home.
  •  Terrific Tales returns on Tuesday, October 10 at 4:15 pm. Read a folktale, do an activity, and create a craft!
Coming in October:  Computerless Coding!
D esigned for children with no coding experience, this program features activities that teach basic computer science skills without using actual computers! We'll learn some coding basics through games and play involving little to no technology. It's computer science- unplugged!
Click on the links below for registration details:
October 5 at 4:15 pm Grades 4 & 5 (ages 9-11)
October 12 at 4:15 pm Grades 2 & 3 (ages 7-9) 
Saturday Programs
The Construction Zone: Our LEGO Club is levelin g up!  Join us at the Construction Zone to b uild with a v ariety of materials, inc luding LEGO bricks, magnetic tiles, gears, and more. The Construction Zone meets at 10:30 am the first Saturday of most months starting September 2nd.  
Our pop ular Dads & Donuts Storytime (all caregivers welcome!) will continue to meet at 10:30 am on the second Saturday of the month. Join us Septem ber 9th for stories, songs, and snacks!
For a full calendar of Children's events, click here