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Women Pioneers

The Backwoods of Canada by Catharine Parr Strickland Traill was published in 1836, this is Traill’s first-hand account of life in present-day Ontario, Canada. This collection of letters was published as a guide for other women moving to the wilderness of the new world. Traill’s chronicle examines the experience of pioneer women and the domestic…
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Coming Soon to PML by Alison, Reference Librarian

As a librarian, I have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at upcoming books.  Below are some books I enjoyed that are coming soon to PML. Most of them already have holds, so be sure to put your name on the list soon. To reserve a book, place a request in the online catalog,…
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Celebrating the Forgotten Military Heroes

During Black History Month, it is important to capture the stories of the heroes whose contributions to the United States and our various victories around the world have been forgotten or unshared. Check out the following selections for just a few of the untold stories. Forgotten : the untold story of D-Day's Black heroes, at…
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Hail to the Chief!

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February is Black History Month

Here are a few reading recommendations for Black History month from our library intern, Lauren Ordway an English Major at UML.  Black History Month is a month-long celebration in February surrounding the accomplishments and achievements of African Americans within the history of the United States. Starting as just a week, it soon evolved into a…
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Nobel Prize Winning Reading

On Thursday, October 8, American poet Louise GlĂĽck was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature. The committee cited "her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal." GlĂĽck published her first collection, Firstborn, in 1968, and through the years has received many accolades. She was named U.S. poet laureate in 2003.…
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated by American citizens whose ancestry is traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Hispanic Heritage Month runs September 15 through October 15 and it starts on the 15th, because it is the independence days of 5 countries - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and…
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month & Read!

Autumn in New England – Get Reading!

There’s nothing like fall in New England--the foliage, the flannel, the apple orchards. Check out these 10 reads, set in New England, that evoke a cozy autumn atmosphere. These stories will have you sipping pumpkin spice lattes and seeing witches around every corner. Practical Magic - Alice Hoffman Book | eBook | Audiobook In a…
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Resources at the Library

On Friday night, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at the age of 87. In 1972, she became the first tenured female faculty member in Columbia Law School's history. As a lawyer, she fought against gender discrimination, arguing six cases in front of the Supreme Court and winning five. Jimmy Carter appointed her…
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Celebrate National Sandwich Month!

August is National Sandwich Month. The sandwich is a lunchtime staple, but every now and then you might get bored with the same old ham and cheese or peanut butter and jelly. In honor of National Sandwich Month, take a look at some of these cookbooks and get creative with your sandwich. 300 Sandwiches: A…
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Looking for Something New? Join the Big Library Read selection – The Darwin Affair – August 3-17

Pollard Memorial Library cardholders can join millions of other readers around the globe in enjoying a historical fiction thriller eBook and audiobook during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From August 3-17, borrow and read Tim Mason’s “intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting” The Darwin Affair without waitlists or holds by visiting the MVLC OverDrive collection or…
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The Big Library Read - The Darwin Affair

Books You May Have Missed!

Are you unsure of what to read next? Have you missed coming to the library to see what’s new? LibraryReads is a great resource for finding your next book. Each month, LibraryReads creates a list of the top ten books voted on by library staff across the country and a Hall of Fame featuring authors…
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