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April is National Poetry Month – Friday Poem from W. B. Yeats

We're kicking off our National Poetry Month observance with a Friday poem by Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). This poem—one of Yeats' early poems (published 1893)—was inspired by the ideas of American Transcendentalism, especially Henry David Thoreau's book Walden. The Lake Isle of Innisfree I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,…
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Jack Kerouac’s Secret, Obsessive Fantasy Baseball Hobby

"Bear in mind, fantasy baseball fans, that with the season about to start up again, you shouldn’t feel like you have to take any grief for enjoying the game. It counts among its enthusiasts no less a luminary than Jack Kerouac, author of On The Road and The Dharma Bums, and he didn’t just enjoy it, he arguably invented it. The New…
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New Arabic Books

Did you know that the Children's Department has a collection of foreign language books for children?  Our latest addition is a small collection of books in Arabic.
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Hardy Boys Book Donation

[caption id="attachment_2388" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Hardy Boys Display Case 2015[/caption]   The Pollard Memorial Library Children's Department received a donation of a brand new set of Hardy Boys series books by Franklin. W. Dixon!  Please ask at the Children's Reference desk for the collection's location in the library.  There is also display next the ground floor…
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What Books Could Be Used to Rebuild Civilization? Lists by Brian Eno, Stewart Brand and Others #Lowell #library

"One particularly distressing hallmark of late modernity can be characterized as a cultural loss of the future. Where we once delighted in imagining the turns civilization would take hundreds and even thousands of years ahead—projecting radical designs, innovative solutions, great explorations, and peculiar evolutionary developments—we now find the mode of forecasting has grown apocalyptic, as…
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Check out Comedian Jim Gaffigan’s New Book: Food

How can you not love a guy who shares a 2 bedroom Manhattan apartment with 5 children and somehow has made a living off of it. Click here to see the book in the catalog. Click here if you want to checkout one of his videos on Youtube.    
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Fall into a Good Book

Visit us in the Children's Department and help us complete our fall bulletin board display in the Picture Book Room.  Ask at the Children's Reference Desk for a book coloring page and crayons and we will put your drawing on our tree!  Make sure to ask about our fall books at the Children's Reference desk…
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