Support the Library Bookfair – this Saturday, February 17th!

Visit Barnes & Noble this Saturday to support the Pollard Memorial Library. You can shop in store or online with a percentage of your purchases going to help the library purchase items for our collection! Hope to see you there. Print the image below or show this image to help support Lowell’s Library!



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Limited Services Available at Senior Center Branch Starting Tuesday, January 16th

Senior Center Services Jan 2018

Starting Tuesday, January 16th the library will be offering limited services at our Senior Center Branch – 276 Broadway Street, 2nd floor.

Branch hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Patrons may pick up holds and museum passes, check out items from our branch collection and enjoy limited computer access.


  • Patrons can use their Pollard Library cards any MVLC library. See locations at http://mvlc.org
  • Patrons can pay fines online at http://lowell.mvlc.org. No money will be collected at the Senior Center  Branch
  • Librarians are available at the main branch 978-674-4120 to answer questions, fulfill hold requests, help with your account, change item hold locations, and more!
  • Our digital branch is always open. Ebooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and music are just a click away at www.LowellLibrary.org

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to recover from this unfortunate incident. Updates will be posted to the home page of our website.

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Special Exhibit – The Acadian Exile in Massachusetts, 1755-1766

We have a special exhibit on the second floor, courtesy of The Secretary of the Commonwealth. It documents a terrible chapter in Canadian and New England history: the deportation of thousands of French speakers from eighteenth century Nova Scotia to Massachusetts and other English colonies, and later to France.

The English and French had been fighting over North American territory for nearly three centuries and these unlucky inhabitants were victims of an English victory. After a few difficult years in Massachusetts (Catholics were unwelcome) many of the deportees were finally able to leave this area and move to Quebec, Louisiana and other places. The plight of the Acadians was immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his 1847 poem, Evangeline, the story of two lovers separated in the great upheaval.

Books on French Canadian history and genealogy are available in the Reference Room along with the display.

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City of Lowell Announces Warming Center

Please note that the City of Lowell has opened a warming center 7 pm to 7 am for the next few nights due to the extreme cold. Any residents who need a place to stay warm are encouraged to protect themselves from the frigid temperatures by taking advantage of this opportunity.

Warming Center

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December Vacation Activities

Come spend some of your holiday break with us!  On Wednesday, December 27 at 10:30 AM, all children and their grownups are invited to a family storytime.  Lego builders can come to Lego Club on Thursday, December 28 at 10:30 AM.  We’re showing a family movie on Saturday, December 30 at 2 PM.

Call the Children’s Department at 978-674-1529 with questions.

Happy Holidays!

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