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Kids and Families

Afternoon Family Storytime

Mondays - 1:30PM
May 1, 8, 22

Join us for a story-time for children and their grownups. No registration is necessary. All ages!  Bring the whole family!

Mother Goose on the Loose

Tuesdays - 10:30AM
May 2, 9, 23, 30

Saturdays - 10 AM
May 13

Mother Goose On The Loose is a series of nursery rhyme programs for children from birth through age three. Big sisters and brothers are welcome too. Come to Mother Goose and give your brood a boost! Please note: One (1) session per date. No registration required.

Lego Club

Saturdays - 9:30AM
May 6

Like Legos? Then join us for some friendly competition to make the best Lego masterpiece! Lego club is designed for kids in grades 1 through 6. Registration is not required. 

Toe Tapping Thursdays

Thursday - 10:30AM
May 25

Come get your wiggles out with us! We will stretch, dance, and move to the beat! All children and their grownups are welcome to this drop-in activity. Yes, even "prewalkers" are invited because they can move and groove with the assistance of their grownups.
No registration required.
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Teen Writers Group

Every Other Wednesday
3 PM - 4 PM

April 26
Are you working on a novel, a short story, poetry or fan fiction? Join the PML Teen Writers Group. Open to 7th - 12th grade  No sign up is needed.  Questions? contact Beth Brassel
Interactive Fiction
3 PM - 4:30 PM
You could be a super hero saving the world from possible destruction, a high school student battling invaders from another planet, or an amateur detective solving a murder mystery.  Join the Interactive Fiction Club on Thursdays at 3:00 as we work our way through these stories.  Interactive fiction is a computer based game in which you are always the main character.  Open to young people 6th - 12th grade.  No sign up needed. 
Questions? contact Beth Brassel
New Online Catalog Coming May 18th
Our library along with the rest of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) will be switching over to a new online catalog starting May 18th. The new system is called Symphony and we're very excited to try out the new features which include enhanced searching, favorites and suggestions, multi-languages, and online payments. Stay tuned for updates and let us know if you have any questions! 
Hours / Closures
Monday: 9AM-9PM
Tuesday: 9AM-9PM
Wednesday: 9AM-9PM
Thursday: 9AM-9PM
Friday: 9AM-5PM
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Monday-Friday: 6:30AM-4PM 

Staff Training
May 4, 2017
Pollard Library Open: 
11 AM - 9 PM

Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day
April 26, 2017
Dear Patrons,
April showers bring may flowers. Mayflowers bring....pilgrims, of course. There's tons of reasons for you to make the trip downtown this month. The library Foundation has their annual Meet the Author talk featuring Andre Dubus III, the Friends have their annual book sale later in May. There's a Local Author Marketplace planned and we're excited to be featured in Doors Open Lowell again and to host some interesting talks/seminars by COOL and the Lowell Historical Society. We'll be switching over to a new improved online catalog. And we've got summer reading plans waiting in the wings. So read up, stay tuned, and come on down!
Foundation Author Night

Pollard Library Foundation Meet the Author Night 

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. Book Signing. Wine and hors d'oeuvres.
Friends Annual Book Sale
Friends of the Library 
2017 Annual Book Sale

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 29, May 6, 13, or email 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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Independent Film Night

Schneider vs. Bax
Netherlands | 2015 | Drama | Dutch with English Subtitles | 96 min.

Thursday, May 11
6:30 PM 

Schneider, a hitman, gets a call from Mertens on the morning of his birthday. He has a last-minute assignment for Schneider who refuses the request because it is his birthday. Mertens insists that it is an important matter. When they meet in Mertens' office, Schneider is told that the target is Ramon Bax, a writer. He lives alone in a secluded place. "It's an easy job. With a little luck you're back home before noon." Schneider accepts the assignment. What was promised to be a simple hit turns out to be more than expected.

Please note: independent films are not rated by the MPAA and should be considered for mature audiences
Social Media 101 with John Welch

Saturday, May 13
1PM - 3PM

Learn what social media is, why it is important, and how to create your own presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Then we delve into more advanced techniques such as using hashtags, and growing your audience using interaction. Please bring your web-enabled cellular device with you so you can follow along. 

Thursday, May 18

Join the Lowell Historical Society for their annual meeting featuring a talk by Joe Orfant about the history of the conceiving and building of Lowell City Hall and Memorial Hall. 
May 18 - 20

This is just a placeholder to tell you your library will be participating again this year in Doors Open Lowell. Final schedule of tours to be announced. Stay tuned to our website or
The Eagle's Throne by Carlos Fuentes
Tuesday, May 23

Copies of this book will be available to borrow first come, first serve, at the first floor information desk. For more information about the World Literature Book Club please contact Pam Colt at

Copies of these books will be available to borrow first come, first serve, at the first floor information desk. 

Local Author Marketplace

Thursday, May 25, April 18

Support local literature and get some great summer reads! This marketplace will feature light refreshments and some wonderful local fiction, non-fiction, and poetry straight from the source! 
NonFiction Book Club

The Power Broker 
by Robert Caro
Thursday, June 1

Copies of this book will be available to borrow first come, first serve, at the first floor information desk. For more information about the Non-Fiction Book Club please contact Sean Thibodeau at

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Unless otherwise noted, all programs 
occur in the Ground Floor Meeting room of the Library.

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