May
20

Family Matinee on Saturday May 28 at 1PM

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When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Directed by Mark Burton & Richard Starzak | 84 min. | 2015| Rated PG

 

 

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May
16

Help Us Help Lowell – Community Visioning Session – May 23rd – 7PM (UPDATED TIME) at Lowell Senior Center

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How Can We Help Lowell?

Please Join Our
Community Visioning Session
Monday, May 23rd – 7 PM – 8:30 PM (Time changed from 6PM)
Lowell Senior Center – 276 Broadway St.

Light Refreshments Served

Thank you to those who attended the SOAR exercise on May 9th.

The Community Visioning Session is an opportunity for participants to contribute to an ideal vision for Lowell in the years to come and to help the library set priorities to help make a difference with Lowell’s vision.

Please RSVP to Sean Thibodeau, Coordinator of Community Planning at sthibodeau@LowellLibrary.org or 978-674-1542.

After this session you can still contribute your feedback in a survey going out this June. A wrap up session and draft presentation of the library’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan will follow in September.
We thank you in advance for your consideration and participation in this process.

 

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May
13

Non-Fiction Book Club to discuss “A Curious Man” by Neal Thompson – Thursday, June 2 – 6:30PM

Pollard Library Non-Fiction book club happens at 6:30 on the first Thursday of every month. It is free and open to the public. Copies of books up for discussion are available for patrons to borrow on a first come first serve basis at the 1st Floor Information Desk. You may also reserve a copy by calling the Community Planning Department at 978-674-1542. For more information about this group please contact Sean Thibodeau, Coordinator of Community Planning, at sthibodeau@LowellLibrary.org or 978-674-1542.

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From the Book Jacket:

A Curious Man is the marvelously compelling biography of Robert “Believe It or Not!” Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globe-trotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world’s strangest oddities and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable.

About the Author:

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Neal Thompson is the author of Light This Candle, Driving with the Devil, and Hurricane Season and his contributed to such publications as Outside, Esquire, and Sports Illustrated. he lives in Seattle with his wife and their two sons. You can find him at www.nealthmpson.com

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May
05

Independent Film Night on Thursday May 12 at 6:30: The Lesson

 

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In a small Bulgarian town, Nade is an honest, hard-working elementary school teacher and devoted mother, struggling to keep her life together. Her unemployed, alcoholic husband has secretly spent their mortgage payments on booze, the agency where she translates legal documents for extra cash is going under, and a thief in her class has stolen the last of her money out of her purse. With few options left, Nade turns to a local loan shark for help, but with the repossession of her home looming, she finds herself with little hope. Resorting to measures her former self would have found depraved, Nade attempts one last desperate act to get the money she needs.

Canada/ 2014/ Bulgarian with English Subtitles/ 105 Min

Directors: Kristina Grozeva & Petar Valchanov

 Please note that independent films are not rated by the

MPAA and should be considered for mature audiences. 

 

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Apr
30

Non-Fiction Book Club to discuss “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight” by Alexandra Fuller – Thursday, May 5 – 6:30PM

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From the book jacket:
In Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller remembers her African childhood with candor and sensitivity. Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, it is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller’s debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time.
From 1972 to 1990, Alexandra Fuller—known to friends and family as Bobo—grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa. Her father joined up on the side of the white government in the Rhodesian civil war, and was often away fighting against the powerful black guerrilla nations. Her mother, in turn, flung herself into their African life and its rugged farm work with the same passion and maniacal energy she brought to everything else. Though she loved her children, she was no hand-holder and had little tolerance for neediness. She nurtured her daughters in other ways: She taught them, by example, to be resilient and self-sufficient, to have strong wills and strong opinions, and to embrace life whole-heartedly, despite and because of difficult circumstances. And she instilled in Bobo, particularly, a love of reading and of storytelling that proved to be her salvation.
A worthy heir to Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, Alexandra Fuller writes poignantly about a girl becoming a woman and a writer against a backdrop of unrest, not just in her country but in her home. But Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is more than a survivor’s story. It is the story of one woman’s unbreakable bond with a continent and the people who inhabit it, a portrait lovingly realized and deeply felt.

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About the author:
Alexandra Fuller has written five books of non-fiction including her award winning first book, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (Random House, 2001). The Legend of Colton H Bryant told the story of a modern-day Wyoming cowboy working on that state’s oil rigs The New York Times Best Selling, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (August, 2011), is a prequel/sequel to Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. Her latest book, a memoir of marriage and divorce, is entitled Leaving Before the Rains Come (January, 2015). Fuller has written for The New Yorker, Vogue, and is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Magazine.

Pollard Library Non-Fiction book club happens at 6:30 on the first Thursday of every month. It is free and open to the public. Copies of books up for discussion are available for patrons to borrow on a first come first serve basis at the 1st Floor Information Desk. You may also reserve a copy by calling the Community Planning Department at 978-674-1542. For more information about this group please contact Sean Thibodeau, Coordinator of Community Planning, at sthibodeau@mvlc.org or 978-674-1542.

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