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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 ‚ÄėOn the Road‚Äô to ‚ÄėWild‚Äô

"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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Join Overdrive’s Global eBook (& Audio Book) Book Club

Until June 23 the Big Library Read title is available for checkout. ¬†It‚Äôs free, and there‚Äôs never a waiting list during the program. All you need is a library card ¬†to join the global eBook club. This year's selection is: Eyes on You A Novel of Suspense by¬†Kate White "After a painful divorce and losing…
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O’Connor and Merrimack Press Have a Great Local Summer Read For You

The Pollard was happy to welcome Stephen O'Connor to the library last week to promote his new novel The Witch at Rivermouth¬†published by¬†Merrimack Press¬†-- a new publishing arm of the nice folks that regularly bring you the awesomeness that is¬†Merrimack Valley Magazine. The novel is actually a mystery so¬†O'Connor couldn't talk too much about the…
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