May
25

The Library Has a New Museum Pass: the Harvard Art Museums

harvard art museums logoThe Friends group has generously donated funds for us to purchase the pass for this brand new museum located in Harvard Square. It is the combination of three of Harvard’s famous art museums now under one glass roof.  Come see art from all over the world from the ancient world to today. Experience the innovative Lightbox Gallery at the top of the museum that uses  technology to allow you to explore the collections in new and imaginative ways. The museum is located in Harvard Square and is open daily from 10AM to 5PM (Closed major holidays).

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May
22

Prize Winning Poet Will Be Reading From Her Spanish Translation of Robert Frost’s Poetry at Lawrence Library Tomorrow

Poet Rhina Espaillat will be reading from her newest book, a literary translation of forty of the poems of Robert Frost, at the Lawrence Public Library on Saturday, May 23rd at 2:00 in the local history room on the third floor of the Lawrence Public Library. Lawrence is the hometown of Robert Frost – considered by many to be the premier modern American poet.  His work being translated into the Spanish idiom (Spanish being the de facto second language of our country) is a hugely significant thing.  Free and open to the public.

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May
19

A Message from Amy Woo, President of the Friends of the Library…

May 18, 2015

Dear Friends,

Terrific news!  This past weekend we held our annual book sale and made over $2000 from book sales, bake sales, new memberships, and general donations.  These proceeds will go directly into fully funding several of Pollard’s more expensive museum passes that come due this time of year, including the New England Aquarium, the Children’s Museum, and the Museum of Science.

Thank you very much to those of you who donated so many wonderful, gently-used books – it was a banner year for book donations! – as well as to those of you who volunteered so much time and good cheer sorting books and making this year’s book sale successful.

See you next year!  Until then, we hope you’ll keep treating yourself to good cheap reads for sale in our ongoing book sale area located by the circulation desk on the library’s ground floor.

Best wishes,

Amy Woo, President
Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library

 

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May
19

Family Matinee on Saturday, May 23 at 1PM at the Lowell Library

Judith Viorst’s acclaimed children’s book is brought to the big screen. The tale recounts a day in the life of a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong, all in one day. Featuring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Dylan Minnette. Directed by Miguel Arteta (2014) 81 min., Rated PG

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May
19

Independent Film Night at the Lowell Library: Grisgris

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Despite a bum leg, 25-year-old Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer, making some extra cash putting his killer moves to good use on the dance floor of his local club every weekend. His dreams are tested when his step-father falls critically ill and he’s forced to risk his future by smuggling oil to pay the hospital bills.

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun| Drama| 2013| French & Arabic with English subtitles | 101 Min

Please note that independent films are not rated by the MPAA and should be considered for mature audiences.

 

 

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