Libary Open Normal Business Hours

While the dig out continues from yesterday’s storm the library (and city hall, and all city offices) will be open normal business hours today, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Be careful out there.

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Registers of Work Permits issued by the Lowell School Department now available!

Walter and Karen Hickey

Walter and Karen Hickey

Diane Laferriere

Diane Laferriere

Many thanks to Walter and Karen Hickey and Diane Laferrierre for the many hours (years!) transcribing record holdings at the Pollard Memorial Library.   The first set of records is “work permits” from the 1920’s/1930’s.   There is a tremendous amount of information for genealogists including some birth dates, place of birth, address and employment.   Click here to get access to the transcriptions. They are also available under “Genealogy” on our Electronic Resources page.

Additional genealogical resources at their website Lowell MA Genealogy:

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Independent Film Night – Mad Tiger – Thursday, March 9 – 6:30PM

Join us this Thursday, March 9th at 6:30pm for our monthly independent film night. This month features the documentary Mad Tiger directed by Jonathan Yi. Free and open to the public. Please note films are not rated by the MPAA and should be considered for a mature audience.

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Library this Week – March is coming in like a Lion!

We’ve got lots going on at the library this week. Including a Delayed Opening on Thursday, March 2nd—Library Hours 11 AM-9 PM. We have a staff training the first Thursday of every month.


Elinor Lipman—On Turpentine Lane
Tuesday, February 28 – 7 PM
Acclaimed author Elinor Lipman returns to her hometown of Lowell to give a reading and signing for her eleventh novel On Turpentine Lane. Her previous work includes The View from Penthouse B, The Inn at Lake Devine, and Then She Found Me (which was made into a 2008 film of the same name starring Helen Hunt). Lipman has also written two books of non-fiction, Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus and I Can’t Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays. The reading and signing is free and open to the public.


Non-Fiction Book Club—Libraries in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson
Thursday, March 2 – 6:30 PM
The Pollard Library Non-Fiction book club happens on the first Thursday of every month. The discussions are free and open to the public. Copies of books to be discussed are available to borrow on a first come first serve basis at the Information Desk on the 1st Floor of the Library. Or you can reserve your copy by calling 978-674-4121. Please have your library card ready.

Coffee with Director (1st Floor)
Friday, March 3 – 10 AM-11 AM
Do you have questions about the library or suggestions for us? Join our Library Director Victoria Woodley at 10AM on the first Friday of every month for an informal chat over coffee and pastries. Normally held in the ground floor meeting room, this month the coffee with the Director is happening on the 1st floor. 


Local Author Round Up at Pulp & Press IV
Mill 5., High Hat Stage, 250 Jackson St., 4th Floor
Saturday, March 4 – 12 PM- 1 PM

Join us for a local author round up featuring local poets, fiction and non-fiction writers. Support local book-culture. Give a listen, buy a book. Featured participants: Stephan Antsey, Michael Hartigan, Laura Fedolfi, Robert Forrant, Richard Howe Jr., Stephen O’Connor, Jack Dacey, Jean Trounstine, David Moloney, Jacquelyn Malone, Sarah Masse, Masada Jones, Kate Hanson Foster, Alfred Bouchard, Michael Casey, Loom Press, Bootstrap Press, SIPA, Pollard Library Foundation.

Kids Events


Mother Goose On The Loose
Tuesday, February 28 – 10:30 AM
Saturday, March 4 – 10 AM
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!


Teen Events


Teen Writers Group
Wednesday, March 1 – 3 PM – 4 PM
Open to 7th – 12th grade. No sign up is needed. Are you working on a novel, a short story, poetry or fan fiction? Join the PML Teen Writers Group. Questions? contact Beth Brassel


Teen Anime Club
Friday, March 3
Free open to young people ages 13 +. No sign up needed, just stop by. Questions? Contact Beth Brassel | 978-674-1543


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Kids Week Winter Drop-In Craft

Come make a winter souvenir at the library!  Stop by the children’s desk on Thursday, February 23rd between 10 A.M. and 12 P.M. to make a fun winter craft.  For ages 3 and up and no sign up is required.  While supplies last.

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