May 2022

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Tuesday, May 310:30—11:15 AMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 3 and under 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. This will be a live storytime.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 34:00—5:00 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Meditation Class

Meditation ClassMeditation has been proven by modern medicine to help with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Christine Connolly will lead this series of varied mindfulness meditation practices aimed at those who are new to meditation and for those with experience alike.…Learn More
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Wednesday, May 45:30—6:30 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information
Ground Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

HYBRID MEETING: Library Board of Trustees

HYBRID MEETING: Library Board of TrusteesNOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Organization: Pollard Memorial Library Board of Trustees Date: May 4, 2022 Time: 5:30 p. m. Location: Pollard Memorial Library 401 Merrimack St.  Ground Floor Meeting Room and via Zoom Lowell, MA 01852Pursuant to Governor Baker’s updated guidance of June 16, 2021 on holding public meetings, Library Board of Trustee meetings may be held using remote participation, in person, or hybrid as described below.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 46:00—7:00 PMMemorial Hall - 2nd Floor Reference RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Tech Night in the Library

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.

Wednesday, May 47:00—8:00 PMMemorial Hall - 2nd Floor Reference RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Tech Night in the Library

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.
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Thursday, May 51:00—2:00 PMComputer ClassroomSenior Center Branch276 Broadway St. , Floor 2, Lowell, MA, 01850

Tech Day at the Senior Center 2021 [for Seniors 60+ Only]

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.

Thursday, May 52:00—3:00 PMComputer ClassroomSenior Center Branch276 Broadway St. , Floor 2, Lowell, MA, 01850

Tech Day at the Senior Center 2021 [for Seniors 60+ Only]

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.

Thursday, May 54:00—5:00 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information

Interactive Fiction

 Interactive FictionOpen to 7th grade and up . Join our expert Brendan Desilets to learn about the computer game Interactive Fiction, a game in which, you are always the main character in the story. As the main character your mission is to solve puzzles, navigate mazes, defeat villains, and win.…Learn More

Thursday, May 56:30—7:30 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information

VIRTUAL Non-Fiction Book Club - Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Foundin

VIRTUAL Non-Fiction Book Club -  Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the FoundinMay 2022 Selection:   Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR by Lisa NapoliThe Pollard Library Non-Fiction book club meets at 6:30PM on the first Thursday of every month. The meetings are free and open to the public.…Learn More
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Friday, May 63:30—4:30 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information
Ground Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & DragonsIf you have ever been interested in the role playing game Dungeons and Dragons, this is the place to give it a try. Each week, we will do a short adventure with lots of story and a beginner version of Dungeons and Dragons. You can attend in person or via Zoom.…Learn More
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Saturday, May 79:30—10:15 AMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Lego Club

Lego ClubGrades K – 4 Calling all Lego fans! Lego Club is back and in person at the library for children in grades K – 4. Children will be provided with Lego building supplies to create a Lego masterpiece. Sign up is required and space is limited.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 1010:30—11:15 AMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 3 and under 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. This will be a live storytime.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 104:00—5:00 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Meditation Class

Meditation ClassMeditation has been proven by modern medicine to help with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Christine Connolly will lead this series of varied mindfulness meditation practices aimed at those who are new to meditation and for those with experience alike.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 106:00—8:00 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Chess Club

Chess ClubWant to learn how to play chess or are you an expert who's looking for others who enjoying playing?Join Lowell Chess enthusiasts on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the Pollard Memorial Library Meeting RoomAll levels welcome. Bring a chess set if you have one, but come anyhow, we have some spare sets.…Learn More
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Wednesday, May 116:00—7:00 PMMemorial Hall - 2nd Floor Reference RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Tech Night in the Library

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.

Wednesday, May 117:00—8:00 PMMemorial Hall - 2nd Floor Reference RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Tech Night in the Library

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.
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Thursday, May 1210:00—11:00 AMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information

VIRTUAL - Baby Yoga

VIRTUAL - Baby YogaFor ages 3 weeks to pre-crawlers and their grownups (approximate age range is 0-8/9 months) Baby Yoga is a class-focused on gentle movement and developmentally-safe yoga poses for the babies! The parent assists the baby into easy folds and simple stretches timed with sweet songs and rhymes.…Learn More

Thursday, May 121:00—2:00 PMComputer ClassroomSenior Center Branch276 Broadway St. , Floor 2, Lowell, MA, 01850

Tech Day at the Senior Center 2021 [for Seniors 60+ Only]

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.

Thursday, May 122:00—3:00 PMComputer ClassroomSenior Center Branch276 Broadway St. , Floor 2, Lowell, MA, 01850

Tech Day at the Senior Center 2021 [for Seniors 60+ Only]

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.

Thursday, May 124:00—5:00 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information

Interactive Fiction

 Interactive FictionOpen to 7th grade and up . Join our expert Brendan Desilets to learn about the computer game Interactive Fiction, a game in which, you are always the main character in the story. As the main character your mission is to solve puzzles, navigate mazes, defeat villains, and win.…Learn More

Thursday, May 124:00—4:45 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Friends of the PML Meeting

Friends of the PML MeetingJoin the Friends and help plan great activities and opportunities for the Library! Information about the coming year and future events will be discussed. If you have any questions, please email volunteer@friendsofpml. org.  

Thursday, May 125:00—6:00 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Friends of the PML Book Sale Preview - Friends Members

Friends of the PML Book Sale Preview - Friends MembersCome and buy used books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for adults and children! Thousands of items for sale! Most items cost only 50¢ to $2! Details: Special Preview Night for Friends members only: Thursday, May 12, 5 pm – 6 pm General public welcome: Thursday, May 12, 6 pm – 7 pm Friday, May 13, 10 am – 3 pm Saturday, May 14, 9 am – 3 pm  Ground-Floor Meeting Room of Pollard Memorial Library 401 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01854 Not a member? Want to join so you can shop on Preview Night? Pick up and drop off a membership form in the library, or get more information or join on our library page at pollardml.…Learn More

Thursday, May 126:00—7:00 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Friends of the PML Book Sale - Open to Public

Friends of the PML Book Sale - Open to PublicCome and buy used books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for adults and children! Thousands of items for sale! Most items cost only 50¢ to $2! Details: Special Preview Night for Friends members only: Thursday, May 12, 5 pm – 6 pm General public welcome:Thursday, May 12, 6 pm – 7 pmFriday, May 13, 10 am – 3 pmSaturday, May 14, 9 am – 3 pmGround-Floor Meeting Room of Pollard Memorial Library 401 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01854 Not a member? Want to join so you can shop on Preview Night? Pick up and drop off a membership form in the library, or get more information or join on our library page at pollardml.…Learn More
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Friday, May 1310:00 AM—3:00 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Friends of the PML Book Sale

Friends of the PML Book SaleCome and buy used books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for adults and children! Thousands of items for sale! Most items cost only 50¢ to $2! Details: Special Preview Night for Friends members only: Thursday, May 12, 5 pm – 6 pm General public welcome: Thursday, May 12, 6 pm – 7 pm Friday, May 13, 10 am – 3 pm Saturday, May 14, 9 am – 3 pm  Ground-Floor Meeting Room of Pollard Memorial Library 401 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01854 Not a member? Want to join so you can shop on Preview Night? Pick up and drop off a membership form in the library, or get more information or join on our library page at pollardml.…Learn More

Friday, May 133:30—4:30 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & DragonsThis week will be virtually only due to the Friends of the Library book sale.  If you have ever been interested in the role playing game Dungeons and Dragons, this is the place to give it a try. Each week, we will do a short adventure with lots of story and a beginner version of Dungeons and Dragons.…Learn More
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Saturday, May 149:00 AM—3:00 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Friends of the PML Book Sale

Friends of the PML Book SaleCome and buy used books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for adults and children! Thousands of items for sale! Most items cost only 50¢ to $2! Details: Special Preview Night for Friends members only: Thursday, May 12, 5 pm – 6 pm General public welcome: Thursday, May 12, 6 pm – 7 pm Friday, May 13, 10 am – 3 pm Saturday, May 14, 9 am – 3 pm  Ground-Floor Meeting Room of Pollard Memorial Library 401 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01854 Not a member? Want to join so you can shop on Preview Night? Pick up and drop off a membership form in the library, or get more information or join on our library page at pollardml.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 1710:00—11:00 AMComputer ClassroomSenior Center Branch276 Broadway St. , Floor 2, Lowell, MA, 01850

Cell Phones - Computer Technology Workshop at Senior Center

Cell Phones - Computer Technology Workshop at Senior CenterLearn to use your smartphone or flip phone to send and receive texts and email; take photos, and attach and download digital photos.

Tuesday, May 1710:30—11:15 AMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 3 and under 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. This will be a live storytime.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 174:00—5:00 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Meditation Class

Meditation ClassMeditation has been proven by modern medicine to help with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Christine Connolly will lead this series of varied mindfulness meditation practices aimed at those who are new to meditation and for those with experience alike.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 176:30—7:30 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information

International Book Club

International Book ClubThe Pollard Library World Literature book club meets at 6:30PM on the third Tuesday of every month. The meetings are free and open to the public. Check out our events page for a list of upcoming books and past discussions. Copies of books up for discussion are available for patrons to borrow on a first come first serve basis at the Ground Floor Check Out Desk.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 177:00—8:15 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Talking Jack Presentation and Discussion: The Americas of Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck

Talking Jack Presentation and Discussion: The Americas of Jack Kerouac and John SteinbeckPresentation and discussion led by Steve Edington. Jack Kerouac and John Steinbeck were born 20 years apart on opposite ends of the country, but much of their writings were of similar kinds of Americans living under similar kinds of circumstances. They were people struggling with their lives, often under trying conditions, and who were largely overlooked by mainstream American culture.…Learn More
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Wednesday, May 186:00—8:00 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information
Memorial Hall - 2nd Floor Reference RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

HYBRID EVENT: Foundation Annual Meet the Author Night: Jamie Ford

HYBRID EVENT: Foundation Annual Meet the Author Night: Jamie FordPlease join the Pollard Memorial Library Foundation for Meet the Author - A Hybrid Event featuring Jamie Ford, bestselling author of the novels Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Love and Other Consolation Prizes, and Songs of Willow Frost.  Join us either in-person or virtually and hear Jamie talk about his recent books and new novel, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, to be released in June.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 186:00—7:00 PMFirst FloorMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Tech Night in the Library

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.

Wednesday, May 187:00—8:00 PMFirst FloorMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Tech Night in the Library

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.
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Thursday, May 191:00—2:00 PMComputer ClassroomSenior Center Branch276 Broadway St. , Floor 2, Lowell, MA, 01850

Tech Day at the Senior Center 2021 [for Seniors 60+ Only]

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.

Thursday, May 192:00—3:00 PMComputer ClassroomSenior Center Branch276 Broadway St. , Floor 2, Lowell, MA, 01850

Tech Day at the Senior Center 2021 [for Seniors 60+ Only]

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.

Thursday, May 194:00—5:00 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information

Interactive Fiction

 Interactive FictionOpen to 7th grade and up . Join our expert Brendan Desilets to learn about the computer game Interactive Fiction, a game in which, you are always the main character in the story. As the main character your mission is to solve puzzles, navigate mazes, defeat villains, and win.…Learn More
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Friday, May 203:30—4:30 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information
Ground Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & DragonsIf you have ever been interested in the role playing game Dungeons and Dragons, this is the place to give it a try. Each week, we will do a short adventure with lots of story and a beginner version of Dungeons and Dragons. You can attend in person or via Zoom.…Learn More
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Saturday, May 212:00—3:30 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information
Ground Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Lowell Historical Society Annual Meeting and Beyond Ladd & Whitney Presentation by Walter Hickey

Lowell Historical Society Annual Meeting and Beyond Ladd & Whitney Presentation by Walter HickeyThe Lowell Historical Society will hold a brief annual meeting before a special presentation by Walter Hickey, entitled Beyond Ladd & Whitney: The Lowell Casualties of 19 April 1861.  In addition to the three killed, another 14 were wounded, some seriously.…Learn More
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Monday, May 234:30—5:30 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Children's Book to Art Club

Children's Book to Art ClubDo you love books AND art? Children in grades 1 - 4 are invited to join our book club to read and discuss a picture book and make a hands-on art project.   This program takes place in the library.   Please note: face masks are no longer required in the library.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 2410:30—11:15 AMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Mother Goose on the Loose

Mother Goose on the Loose Ages 3 and under 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. This will be a live storytime.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 244:00—5:00 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Meditation Class

Meditation ClassMeditation has been proven by modern medicine to help with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Christine Connolly will lead this series of varied mindfulness meditation practices aimed at those who are new to meditation and for those with experience alike.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 246:00—8:00 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Chess Club

Chess ClubWant to learn how to play chess or are you an expert who's looking for others who enjoying playing?Join Lowell Chess enthusiasts on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in the Pollard Memorial Library Meeting RoomAll levels welcome. Bring a chess set if you have one, but come anyhow, we have some spare sets.…Learn More
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Wednesday, May 256:00—7:00 PMMemorial Hall - 2nd Floor Reference RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Tech Night in the Library

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.

Wednesday, May 257:00—8:00 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information
Ground Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Short Story Book Club

Short Story Book ClubWant to join a book club, but can't commit to a lengthy novel? We'll be selecting short stories that are typically less than 50 pages for a small group discussion. May 25 at 7:00 pm  Here are this month’s readings with the theme of flowers: The…Learn More

Wednesday, May 257:00—8:00 PMMemorial Hall - 2nd Floor Reference RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Tech Night in the Library

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.
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Thursday, May 2610:00—11:00 AMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information

VIRTUAL - Baby Yoga

VIRTUAL - Baby YogaFor ages 3 weeks to pre-crawlers and their grownups (approximate age range is 0-8/9 months) Baby Yoga is a class-focused on gentle movement and developmentally-safe yoga poses for the babies! The parent assists the baby into easy folds and simple stretches timed with sweet songs and rhymes.…Learn More

Thursday, May 261:00—2:00 PMComputer ClassroomSenior Center Branch276 Broadway St. , Floor 2, Lowell, MA, 01850

Tech Day at the Senior Center 2021 [for Seniors 60+ Only]

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.

Thursday, May 262:00—3:00 PMComputer ClassroomSenior Center Branch276 Broadway St. , Floor 2, Lowell, MA, 01850

Tech Day at the Senior Center 2021 [for Seniors 60+ Only]

The library's IT Specialist will answer your technology questions; troubleshoot your phone or device; and provide instruction ad assistance. You must sign up in advance for a one-hour slot.

Thursday, May 264:00—5:00 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information

Interactive Fiction

 Interactive FictionOpen to 7th grade and up . Join our expert Brendan Desilets to learn about the computer game Interactive Fiction, a game in which, you are always the main character in the story. As the main character your mission is to solve puzzles, navigate mazes, defeat villains, and win.…Learn More

Thursday, May 267:00—8:00 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information

VIRTUAL EVENT: A Conversation with Author and Poet Ocean Vuong and UML Professor Sandra Lim

VIRTUAL EVENT: A Conversation with Author and Poet Ocean Vuong and UML Professor Sandra LimPLEASE REGISTER BELOW FOR THE ZOOM LINK - THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT BE RECORDED.  Join us for a very special event with prize-winning poet, novelist and educator Ocean Vuong, author of the One Book Chelmsford 2022 selection, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, in conversation with Professor Sandra Lim, Ph.…Learn More
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Friday, May 273:30—4:30 PMVirtual Programming - Register to receive participation information
Ground Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & DragonsIf you have ever been interested in the role playing game Dungeons and Dragons, this is the place to give it a try. Each week, we will do a short adventure with lots of story and a beginner version of Dungeons and Dragons. You can attend in person or via Zoom.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 317:00—8:15 PMGround Floor Community / Meeting RoomMain Branch401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA, 01852

Talking Jack Presentation and Discussion: Big Sur: Jack Kerouac’s Last Train to the Coast.

Talking Jack Presentation and Discussion: Big Sur: Jack Kerouac’s Last Train to the Coast. Presentation and Discussion led by Steve Edington Steve will read portions of a chapter by the same name as this title from his forthcoming book The Gospel According to Jack: Tracking Kerouac in My Life. He’ll offer his take on Jack Kerouac’s experiences in the summer of 1960 at Bixby Canyon, in California’s Big Sur country, as described by Jack in his novel Big Sur.…Learn More