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World Literature Book Club to discuss Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov – Tuesday, November 20th 6:30-7:30PM

The Pollard Library World Literature book club meets at 6:30PM on the third Tuesday of every month. The meetings are free and open to the public. November Selection: Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov - discussion Tuesday, November 20th 6:30-7:30PM. For more information about this group please contact Pam Colt at 978-674-1524 or pcolt@LowellLibrary.org.
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Non-Fiction Book Club to discuss – The Forest Unseen by David George Haskell, Thursday, February 2nd @ 6:30 PM

Pollard Library Non-Fiction book club meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30PM in the ground floor meeting room. Our group is free and open to the public. Copies of books up for discussion are available for patrons to borrow on a first come first serve basis at the 1st Floor Information Desk.…
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ALA Announces Coretta Scott King Book Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually by the American Library Association to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.  The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors…
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Here’s the 2015 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

          Author (nationality)                  Title (imprint) Marlon James (Jamaica)       A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications) Tom McCarthy (UK)               Satin Island (Jonathan Cape) Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria)     The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press) Sunjeev Sahota (UK)               The Year of the Runaways   (Picador) Anne Tyler (US)…
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First Time Novelist Awards Short List Announced

The 2015 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize short list is here. After the Parade by Ostlund "An ESL teacher seeks closure from a rejection-marked childhood and his own questionable choices by exploring his relationships with fellow misfits in his youth. A first novel by the award-winning author of The Bigness of the World." Against…
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Map Charts American Literature Road Trips, from ‘On the Road’ to ‘Wild’

"I’ve always wanted to take a road trip across America. Due to a long history of getting pulled over for dumb stuff and a general fear of driving, it’s never happened. So I’ve lived vicariously through books, hitching a ride with Jack Kerouac or piggy backing along with Cheryl Strayed on toe-nail-murdering hiking trails." Click here for more.
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