Friday, January 27, 2012

See What You've Been Missing! Friday, February 10, 2012 9am-3:30pm

The Pollard Memorial Library invites you to See What You’ve Been Missing—during a special open house to celebrate our new low vision resources. With generous support from the Pollard Library Foundation, the Lowell Lions’ Club, and other individuals, the Pollard Library has been able to purchase new equipment to help us better serve visually impaired patrons.

Schedule of Events:

9am-3pm: On Sight Mobile Clinic
The New England Eye Institute’s On Sight Mobile Clinic will be offering comprehensive eye exams for adults. The mobile clinic’s van will be parked in front of the library on Merrimack Street.

12pm-1pm: Demonstration Of Low Vision Resources—Thank You To Donors
Following a demonstration of the new equipment, Pollard Library will publically thank the donors who, through their generous support, have made the library’s Low Vision Workstation possible. We will also highlight other resources for the visually impaired available in the library and in the greater Lowell community.

1:30pm-3:30pm: Film “Going Blind”
This award winning documentary by Joe Lovett profiles individuals from across the country of different ages and many backgrounds who are coping with the experience of vision loss. Lovett himself has lost a large portion of his vision as a result of glaucoma.

If you have questions please contact Beth Brassel, Young Adult Librarian, 978-970-4118. We look forward to welcoming you!

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