Lowell Reads Happy City – Lowell Walks & Lowell Talks Salon – Thursday, September, 15 – 7PM


Join us for a panel discussion / salon type talk about Lowell Walks and how walking, waterways, natural places, and great stories can improve the quality of life for everyone in a city like Lowell. Richard P. Howe, Jr. will moderate a panel of Robert Forrant, Jane Calvin, and Paul Ratha Yem, but the night will be heavy with audience participation so come contribute!

Also note Lowell Walks is continuing into the Fall.

From Dick Howe’s website:  This Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10 a.m, Lowell Walks will visit Mill No 5 which is at 250 Jackson Street. The walk will be led by Franky Descoteaux, former Executive Director of EforAll, Lowell/Lawrence, long time supporter of Lowell’s local economy and former small business owner in downtown Lowell, and by Lianna Kushi, Executive Director of EforAll, Lowell/Lawrence, community activist and long time supporter Lowell’s local economy. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. at the Victorian Lounge on the fourth floor of Mill No. 5, but participants are urged to come early and visit Coffee and Cotton coffee shop, also on the fourth floor. The Walk will feature stories of the entrepreneurs who are remaking Mill No. 5, and then will venture out into the streets of Lowell to hear stories of Lowell Entrepreneurs, old and new.


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Fall Storytimes

Our Fall Storytimes start up again with a Saturday morning Mother Goose on the Loose, this Saturday (9/17/16) at 10 AM.  This drop-in storytime is designed for children 3 years old and younger but big siblings are always welcome.

Join us next week for our regular Mother Goose on the Loose and Preschool Storytimes as well as a Toe Tapping Thursday!  For dates and times, click here.

Happy Fall!

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Polling Location Changed from Library to High School – Happy Voting


If you live in Ward 2 – Precinct 1 and were planning to vote tomorrow in the State primaries, before our Lowell Reads Happy City Discussion leave yourself a little extra time because you will be voting at Lowell High School Murphy Cafeteria and not the Pollard Memorial Library. This will be the case for the Nov. 8 general election as well.  The Election Commission changed the venue to accommodate what is anticipated to be a large crowd. Happy Voting!



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Happy City Book Discussion Thursday, September 8th – 6:30PM

Join our Non-Fiction book club as we discuss the 2016 Lowell Reads selection, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery this Thursday, September 8th at 6:30pm. A full list of 2016 Lowell Reads: Happy City events available here.

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First Thursdays – September 1st – Light Up The Locks!!

First Thursday

From Waterways Vitality Project Facebook Invite:

Join us during Downtown Lowell First Thursdays in September for a lighting up of The Swamp Locks next to Point Park in Lowell.

The Waterways Vitality Project is excited to collaborate with First Thursday’s for an event like no other!

The City of Lowell is providing complimentary parking over at the Canal Street lot near Point Park for all event attendees. So – enjoy free parking, a peaceful stroll with friends and community, and cheer on the momentum in rejuvenating the beautiful Lowell canalways.

Program Lineup Below:

September 1 – 5pm to 9pm
Downtown Lowell First Thursdays Grand Finale: Arts and Culture Expo located at UMass Lowell Innovation Hub – 1st Floor, 110 Canal St.
Come celebrate the vital community of Lowell artists and collaborators, our rich history and most important, our exciting future!
From the Parks to the Canals to the myriad Art Associations, there is a lot to like about Lowell.

• Music, Art and displays of the cultural resources of Lowell on the first floor of the renovated 110 Canal St. factory.
• Views of the Locks Lighting and Veils installation.
• Film interviews by Lowell Technology Corp.
• Live music from the Big Daddy Band.
• Live art by Appleton’s Jeffrey Lipsky.
• Sneak a peek at a vehicle under development for the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race on Sept. 24.
• Experimental films from Walter Wright, and much more.
Made In Lowell brings their food truck night market and craft beer garden to the Swamp Locks from 6 to 9pm.
• The Swamp Locks lighting happens at 7:35 PM.

Strive For Change Lifestyle will perform Dance, HipHop, Parkor and more at Swamp Locks from 6pm to 8 pm.

Downtown Lowell First Thursdays, Greater Merrimack Valley, Made In Lowell and Lowell Waterways Vitality Project invite you to explore downtown and the Swamp Locks for the final First Thursday of the season!


If you’re thinking food – thank Phoenix Rising Pizza, Mediterranean Home Cooking, Vulgar Display of Poutine and Galeria Cafe for providing a delicious array of creative foods and beverages. In addition – Galeria De Los Andes will be attending to showcase their unique product line and beautiful jewelry.

#Lowell #MerrimackValley #FirstThursday #MadeInLowell #VisitDTL#LightUpTheLocks #SwampLocks #LowellCanals

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