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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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Lowell Reads Summer Edition 2019 is available now!

Summer Reading… Not Just for Kids! Why should kids have all the fun this summer? The Pollard Memorial Library is happy to announce that we will be offering a special adult only summer reading challenge again this year for patrons entitled “Lowell Reads – Summer Edition.” Pick up your game card starting today and opportunities…
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Non-Ficiton Book Club to Discuss Winter World in April

Our library’s long running non-fiction book club will meet Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6:30-7:30PM to discuss  Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival by Bernd Heinrich. Description from dust jacket: From flying hot-blooded squirrels and diminutive kinglets to sleeping black bears and torpid turtles to frozen insects and frogs, the animal kingdom relies on…
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Non-Fiction Book Club to Discuss Revolutionary Mothers in March

Our library’s long running non-fiction book club will meet Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 6:30-7:30PM to discuss Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence by Carol Berkin. Description from dust jacket: The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American, and Carol Berkin…
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Do you miss one of the most popular reads in 2018?

Our consortium compiled a listing of the 100 most popular books that circulated at our libraries in 2018. If you would like to request one of these books, feel free to contact us through our Ask a Librarian form or by calling 978-674-4121. Make sure that you have your library card ready. We'd be happy…
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Non-Fiction Book Club to Discuss H is for Hawk in February

Our library’s long running non-fiction book club will meet Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 6:30-7:30PM to discuss H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. Description from dust jacket: When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood—she'd never before been tempted…
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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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