Oct
24

Fun Packed Halloween Week begins in Lowell

 Happy Friday everyone! We thought we’d share a fun video of a Thriller Flash Mob in front of St. Ann’s Church as part of the 2011 Monster Bash. As Halloween nears and autumn deepens, there are lots of great ways to get in the spirit of the season. Our friends over at COOL have compiled a list of Halloween Fun – including  of course Monster Bash & Downtown Stroll, and the Scarecrow Festival both happening tomorrow. And don’t forget we’re having our annual UN-Scary Halloween celebration for the kids at the library next Tuesday at 10:30am. Lots of reasons to dress up and eat candy. What could be better to get you primed up for Trick or Treating in Lowell (6pm-8pm on Friday, Oct. 31.)? Don’t forget to check out the LPD Halloween Hours and Safety Tips before you head out on the big night. Have Fun, Be Safe!

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Oct
24

On this day The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series

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The magic happened in 1992 when they defeated the Atlanta Braves. Gas was $1.05, the most popular toy was the Super Soaker and Tom Hanks was telling us “There’s no crying in baseball.”

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Oct
23

At Western Ave Studios Tonight at 7:30PM: An Evening of Film Noir and Graphic Novels

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Dark City: an evening of film noir, graphic novels, and live performances will be presented by Flying Orb Productions at Western Ave Studios on the first floor in the Onyx Room. The evening will feature the premiere of Flying Orb’s new film, Kismet 91, and the publication of their new graphic novel, NetherWorld – based on their film Netherworld: A Fairy’s Tale. Western Ave Studios are located at 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA 01851.

For more information about this event contact Jim Higgins at  jim@flyingorb.com

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Oct
22

Celebrate Audubon – Year of Audubon Kick Off – Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30pm

celebrate audubonHave  you heard there’s about to be a bunch of rare bird sightings right here in Lowell? Well, not exactly live birds. We’ll be showcasing full color prints from the 18th century work “Birds of America” which were acquired by the library in 1880 and have been kept in storage for much of the time since. Now, thanks to the Library Trustee’s John A. Davis Trust Fund, the Library has generously invested in the archival framing of several Audubon “Birds of America” prints, purchased in 1880. These prints will be hung on the walls of the library in 2015 so the public can get their shot at seeing them in person before they fly back to storage. Keep a look out for more events in 2015 from Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, the Pollard Memorial Library and the Foundation will be offering a year of programming related to birds, birding, and the rich natural resources of the City of Lowell. 

 

 

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Chris Leahy of Mass Audubon

 

The Kick-Off event for this Year of Audubon also happens to be the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust annual meeting and will happen in the 2nd floor reference room on Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30pm.  Mass Audubon Ornithologist Chris Leahy will be giving a talk on the prints and Audubon.  Audubon calendars and notecards, featuring the collection, will also be available for purchase. This is a free event, but we kindly request your RSVP to info@LowellLandTrust.org. Light refreshments provided.

 

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Oct
21

“The Librarian” is a painting by Giuseppe Arcimboldo #art #lowell

Porträtt._Karikatyr._Bibliotekarien._Guiseppe_Arcimboldo_-_Skoklosters_slott_-_73759.tifThe Pollard Library does not own this but we do have about 100 Audubon bird prints that are ready for display. Come see them at their grand opening on November 5 when we kick off the Year of Audubon.  Click here for more details.

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