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Life’s a Beach – Suggested Readings by Alison

It’s summer—time to head to the beach! If you can’t make it there this year, grab one of these books with beachy titles. Whether you like cookbooks, historical fiction, horror, humor, memoir, mystery, romance, the paranormal, thrillers, or urban fiction, there’s something here for you. The Beach by Alex Garland The Beach, as Richard has…
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June is Audiobook Month!

A few years ago, I started to listen to audiobooks in the car with my children. They were never as quiet as they were when we listened to books—a mother’s dream! Audiobooks aren’t only good for keeping the kids quiet; they are great entertainment for road trips, something to listen to while cleaning or folding…
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June is Audiobook Month (Headphones) Listen to a Great Book!

Celebrate Men’s Health Month!

June is Men’s Health Month, and the week of June 15-21, 2020, is Men’s Health Week.  It was established to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. During this month health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals take the opportunity…
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Pride Month Reading Suggestions – Focus on Fantasy

Happy Pride Month! In celebration Falicia and Katelyn are highlighting fantasy novels with LGBTQ+ leads. Falicia’s Suggestions: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles is the story of the Trojan War from the perspective of Patroclus, Achilles’ lover and brother in arms. Patroclus bears nothing like Achilles godly gifts of beauty…
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Black Voices & Anti-Racist Material Selections at the Pollard

As we approach Juneteenth, it's important to recognize that Lowell  has always been a diverse community and the Pollard Memorial Library remains an open and inclusive environment for all our citizens regardless of race, gender, or identity. This guide represents some materials on black voices and the issues of racism in our country from its roots…
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Celebrate Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month with some e-selections!

May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month. In observance, here is a sampling of fiction and non-fiction books, all downloadable through Overdrive, compiled by our reference librarian Pam.  The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap by Gish Jen. A provocative non-fiction book by one of my favorite novelists. ebook: https://mvlc.overdrive.com/media/2939584…
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Exceeding their limits – Athletes who inspire us.

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month People play and watch sports for different reasons—the adrenaline that comes with competition, the camaraderie among teammates and groups of fans, and the escape from everyday life. But sport is more than what happens on a field, a track, or a trail. The stories of athletes—the people…
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Let Pages Take You Places!

During this time of social distancing, books, ebooks, and audiobooks are able to inspire us in many ways, distract us from being safe at home, and engage our brains in ways expanding beyond the walls of our homes. If you have your library card, please visit our Electronic Resources page to gain access to Libby/Overdrive…
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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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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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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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