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Staff Selections – Sean

What I do at the Library: Coordinator of Community Planning. Adult programming, marketing and communications, some reference.  Favorite Genre: Yes. I’m a biblio-omnivore—I usually have at least a few books going in a few genres. If it’s good, I’m good. Currently Reading: Non-Fiction Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush This is a book…
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Staff Selections – Doug

Doug   What I do at the library: I work at the children’s desk and the circulation desk. I catalog library books. I am even seen on the reference desk from time to time.  Current Bookmark: A length of non-stick backing.   Favorite genre: History and historical fiction. My favorite time period is the 20th century.   Currently reading:  …
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Holiday Scavenger Hunt is done!

Congratulations to our winners of the library's scavenger hunt raffle! Thank you to everyone who came out and participated. We've had requests for a listing of the answers and questions, so here they are: Holiday Library Scavenger Hunt Answers Which reindeer is misbehaving in the stable? Rudolph or the red-nosed one are acceptable answers. Where is…
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Staff Selections – Linette

Linette, Library Assistant What I like about our library: I like to help people, and I like the contrast between the energy of the patrons and the restful space of the library. My favorite genres: I read a ton of science fiction and fantasy prose over the years, but recently I’ve become more interested in…
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Staff Selections – Victoria

Victoria W. – Library Director What I like about our Library:  I meet different people every day from all walks of life and different countries.  It makes me happy that we can help fulfill their needs. Favorite Book Genres:  Historical fiction, nonfiction (especially history and biographies). Current Bookmark:  Don’t need one if you read e-books.…
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Staff Selections – Pam

Pam Colt Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian What I like: fiction and non-fiction on a variety of topics. Just read: The Travelers by Regina Porter This new novel, both deeply moving and at times quite funny, follows a cast of characters – two extended families of different races and backgrounds - as they move through…
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UML Writers On Campus Series – featuring Maureen Stanton & Diannely Antigua – Nov. 12th @ O’Leary Library

Readings by Professor Maureen Stanton and UML Alum Diannely Antigua. Tuesday, November 12th at 5:30PM  UML O'Leary Library - 61 Wilder St. Free and Open to the Public. This event is sponsored by the UML English Department. For more information, please contact Maggie Dietz, maggie_dietz@uml.edu. Maureen Stanton is the author of Body Leaping Backward: Memoir…
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Staff Selections – Alison

Alison —Reference Librarian What I enjoy—Historical Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Cookbooks, books with multiple narrators and books with multiple time periods Just Finished—Memoir--I’m Telling the Truth But I’m Lying by Bassey Ikpi This is a memoir in essays. I selected it because Ikpi was scheduled as the lunch speaker at a conference I attended last week.…
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New Item – Dog Safety Kit – for Lending!

Special thanks to our friends at the Lowell Humane Society for donating this new dog safety kit.   Perfect for teaching little ones about being safe around dogs of all different breeds, the kit includes the Doggone Crazy board game, posters, activity sheets, cards, and photos of dogs. Circulates for 1 week and can be…
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Dog Safety Kit


Staff Selections – Liz

Liz – Head of Circulation What I like about our library – Our Graphic Novel collection. My last job was in a comics store and it’s great that I get to feed that love by ordering books for the section here. Favorite genres of books (and audios): Horror, Sci-fi, Fantasy, True Crime, Gardening Favorite Star…
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Staff Selections – Molly

Molly, Coordinator of Youth Services I am primarily a nonfiction junkie.  Not a surprise because I am a history major. Just Finished: Bad Blood : Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. One problem with nonfiction can be the writing.  There is a danger of it being too dry.  An unfortunate…
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Staff Selections – Bridget

Starting this month, we'll be adding staff selections to our blogs about what staff members are reading, listening to, watching and more! We encourage you to visit the blog to read a bit more about the staff and encourage you to reach out if you'd like to access the materials that we suggest or have…
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Time Flies!

It seems like only yesterday we were kicking off our Children's and Young Adult Summer Reading programs.  Summer sure flies by!  We are currently in the last week for both programs.  This Friday, August 9, is the last day for middle and high schoolers to turn in their Summer Reading bookmarks for prizes and it's…
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