The governor has declared a state of emergency and a travel ban in effect at 12 midnight. In advance of this, our library will be closing at 6pm today (Monday, January 26th) – (tonight’s Pajama Storytime is cancelled). The Library will be closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27th. We will post more information here as we have it. Stay safe and warm.
Before Tom Glavine, Pedro Martinez or John Smoltz there was…Jackie Robinson.
Join us to celebrate Jackie Robinson’s birth anniversary by watching a recent popular biopic from writer/director Brian Helgeland. Robinson paved a new road for minorities by being the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the racial barrier was put in place in the late 1800s. Voted National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1949 and elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
Tonight’s PJ Storytime has been cancelled. Our next PJ Storytime is February 23. It’s for children ages 3 – 7 years. Sign up is required. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Jan. 24th MA Audubon Bird Show CANCELLED Due to Snow, – tentatively rescheduled Jan. 31st, 10AM-11AM
Drumlin Farm will be closed tomorrow because of the incoming snow storm. And with the farm closed the birds have a no fly order so we’re sad to say tomorrow’s MA Audubon’s Bird Show is off. Which may be for the best anyway since the City of Lowell has issued a Parking Ban staring at 8AM tomorrow.
We have tentatively re-scheduled the bird show for next Saturday, January 31, from 10AM-11AM so check back early next week for the official word. We thank you for your understanding and ask that you stay safe during tomorrow’s wintry weather.
On this Day in 1861, the Sixth Mass. Volunteer Militia was formally organized. With war approaching, men who worked in the textile cities of Lowell and Lawrence
joined this new infantry regiment. They were issued uniforms and rifles; they learned to drill. They waited for the call. It came on April 15th, three days after the attack on Fort Sumter. They were needed to defend Washington, D.C.. The mood when they left Boston was almost festive. When they arrived in the border state of Maryland three days later, everything changed. An angry mob awaited them. In the riot that followed, 16 people lost their lives. Four were soldiers from Massachusetts. These men were the first combat fatalities of the Civil War. A memorial in front of city hall is dedicated to two of them – Ladd and Whitney.
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