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As part of its mission the Pollard Library endeavors to offer appealing programming year round to the citizens of Lowell. This programming is often made possible by the support of our Friends of the Library. Please visit their page to find out how you can help support the library’s programming. For the most current listing of events please visit our library calendar page.

Programming for Adults

The best way to find out what’s going on at the library is to visit our library calendar. We do however have a few ongoing and annual programs that are worth mentioning here.

Non-Fiction Book Club - 1st Thursday of Every Month 6:30-7:30pm

Join us as we discuss gems from the truthier side of the aisle. Our little book club is a great way to meet your neighbors and engage in convivial conversation over the best and brightest biographies, memoir, history, and journalistic monographs the library has to offer. No registration is required.  Check our library calendar for the list of upcoming titles.

World Literature Book Club- 3rd Tuesday of Every Month 6:30-7:30pm

Interested in what the rest of the world is reading? So are we. All genres are welcome. The only stipulation is that the story happen outside the United States. Please join us as we expand our horizons. No registration is required.  Check our library calendar for the list of upcoming titles.

Independent Film Night - 2nd Thursday of Every Month @ 6:30pm

We have partnered with Film Movement, Inc. to bring you some of the newest and best independent cinema from around the world. Check our library calendar for the list of upcoming films.


The Pollard supports writers including hosting events during National Novel Writing Month. Get that novel out of your head and onto paper!

Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale - Spring

The Friends of the Library host an Annual Book Sale every year as a fundraiser and community building enterprise. For details on the current dates and how you might get involved please visit their page.

Pollard Library Foundation Annual Author Night - Spring

The Pollard Library Foundation hosts an annual author night fundraiser in the Spring. For full details of past events and upcoming authors please visit their page.

Lowell Reads - Annual Community Reads Program - September

The aim of Lowell Reads is to get everyone on the same page. Please visit our Lowell Reads page for more information.

Programming for Children and Teens

The Youth Services Department has an ever changing array of engaging educational and entertaining programming for children and teens. Please visit their respective pages for information about past, upcoming, and ongoing children and teen events. You’ll want to check out the library calendar to see a full listing of current events.

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