Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Elvis Birthday Matinee - Viva Las Vegas

Shake off those winter blues and join us on what would have been Elvis Presley's 76th birthday for a special matinee of one of the King's most popular movies. All are welcome—sideburns encouraged. Ah thank you, ah thank you very much.

Saturday, January 8th @ 1PM 
Ground Floor Meeting Room. 
Brought to you by the Friends of the Pollard Library.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays!

"Central Street" photo by Tony Sampas, 2010

In recognition of the Christmas and New Years holidays
the Pollard Library will close at 12pm on Thursday, December 23rd
and it will be CLOSED entirely on the following dates:

Friday, December 24, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 31, 2010
Saturday, January 1, 2011

We want to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season!
We'll see you in the New Year!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Non-Fiction Book Club - Extra Credit

Watch this video on YouTube
A member of the newly formed Non-Fiction Book Club at the Pollard wanted to share with the rest of the group an article in BU Today about a homeless book club in Boston. This article is especially interesting in light of our book club's January Selection: Another Bulls--t Night In Suck City by Nick Flynn. As many of you are surely realizing, the book details amongst other things, Mr. Flynn's, experience as a worker at one of the largest homeless shelters in Boston. The book club mentioned in the article read Mr. Flynn's book and it inspired a great conversation. Hopefully it will inspire another one at the group's next meeting January 6, 2011 at 6:30PM. See you there.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Busy Week at the Pollard

Good Monday to you! Here's a quick round up of the great events that we have going on this week at the Pollard.

Tuesday - December 7th @ 10:30AM
Annual Holiday Sing-A-Long - Sing some old favorites and learn some new holiday tunes. For all children and their grown ups.

Wednesday - December 8th @ 6PM
Friends of the Pollard Library meeting.  UPDATE: The December Friend's Meeting has been cancelled. Next meeting TBA....  The Friends are looking for new officers. Please consider getting involved!

Thursday - December 9th @ 6:30PM
Independent Film Night! This month's film is Bomber directed by Paul Cotter

Saturday - December 11th @ 1PM
Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life -- Special Holiday Matinee! Whether it's your first time seeing this classic or your hundredth yule love it!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Non-Fiction Book Club! Another Bull---t Night In Suck City by Nick Flynn, Thursday, January 6, 2011 @ 6:30PM

A special thank you to all you nonfiction lovers who came to the first book club meeting last night. Book choices were considered, cookies were consumed, coffee drunk, and votes cast. In the end, the club elected to read for the January meeting Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City: a memoir by Nick Flynn.

So, add this to your holiday wish list, or borrow it from the library, or obtain it by some other means, but please read it and come to talk about it at our next meeting Thursday, January 6th @ 6:30PM.

And, for those planners out there, you should know the club has chosen The Devil In the White City by Erik Larson as the selection for the February meeting -- Thursday, February 3rd @ 6:30PM

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Test the energy efficiency of YOUR home.

Kill-A-Watt Meter
Digital Infrared Thermometer

Just in time for winter, the Pollard has made available "Kil-A-Watt" Meters and Digital Infrared Thermometers. You can borrow and use these handy devices to test the energy efficenty of your home. Now available at the 1st Floor Information Desk. Brought to you by the Lowell Green Building Commisssion.