Have You Signed Up for Summer Reading?

Summer Reading 2017

It’s not too late!  Register for the children’s and young adult summer reading programs at the Children’s Reference Desk.  If you register for the children’s program, you can color a construction hat that will go up with our Build a Better World summer reading bulletin board along with all of your favorite Lego friends.  We hope everyone has a nice 4th of July holiday!

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Family Friendly Flicks start this Thursday!

The Pollard Memorial Library will be offering a collection of family friendly films on select Thursday nights throughout the summer. A variety of 1980s childhood favorites are being offered with recent children’s movie hits to allow great family time together.

Families are encouraged to attend and enjoy free popcorn during the screenings. All Family Movie Night films will start promptly at 6:00 pm and the movies being presented are rated PG (Parental Guidance suggested).

Families interested in obtaining a listing of the movies being offered can visit the Pollard Memorial Library or call 978-674-4120.

June 22 – This 1984 movie follows a young boy who explores a world of fantasy when given a magical book that shares the story of a young warrior who is tasked with stopping a dark storm from taking over the inhabitants. Movie is 1 hour and 42 minutes long.

June 29 – Released in 2017, this movie follows a certain superhero who enjoys black and charcoal gray as he faces numerous villains and their plans to take over his city while adjusting to life with a newly adopted orphan, his lifelong butler, and the new police commissioner.  Movie lasts 1 hour and 44 minutes.

Additional movie nights will be held July 13, July 20, July 27, August 10, August 17, and August 24.

Want to learn more? Check out Family Flicks Thursdays 2017 flyer!

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Summer Fun at the Library

Sign up has begun for two upcoming kids’ summer events – our Summer Reading Kick Off and the Start U Reading event featuring Elmo.  The Summer Reading Kick Off is June 27 at 7 PM with special guest Jungle Encounters who will be bringing some local wild cats to help us learn about how some of these cats are predators, some of them are prey and some are both!  Start U Reading with Elmo is on June 30 at 10:30 AM.  Both programs require sign up.  Call 978-674-1529 to reserve your spots.

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Non-Fiction Book Club to discuss – The Riddle of the Labyrinth by Margalit Fox, Thursday, July 6th @ 6:30 PM


The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code by Margalit Fox. Ecco: New York, 2013.

From Book Jacket:

“The Riddle of the Labyrinth is the true story of the quest to solve one of the most mesmerizing riddles in history—Linear B—and of the three brilliant, obsessed, and ultimately domed investigators whose combined work would eventually crack the code.”

About the Author


Margalit Fox, an award-winning journalist trained as a linguist, is a senior writer for the New York Times. 


Pollard Library Non-Fiction book club meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30PM in the ground floor meeting room. Upcoming discussions include: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau – AUGUST 3, 2017. Our group 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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Friends Book Sale May 18-20, 2017


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