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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 – Doug

While we are all social distancing, Doug Cooper was happy to share some things that he's enjoyed that patrons might find as a way to appreciate the chance to slow down a bit.  Recommended Blogs British Soldiers, American Revolution: This blog’s author, Don N. Hagist, does not update frequently. But, when he does, the stories…
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During Public Building Closure, Your Library Card Can Still Provide You Entertainment & Learning!

The Pollard Memorial Library will continue to communicate with you any impacts to services as a result of coronavirus. It is our hope to provide more services in the very near future as we adapt to the continuing situation. As always, you can reach out Circulation Department at 978-674-4120 or talk to our Reference Department…
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Staff Selections – Katelyn

Staff Selections – Katelyn     Katelyn, Library Assistant  Currently Reading:  How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones  Saeed Jones’ memoir is the moving and frank story of his growing up as a gay, black kid in Texas. Jones grapples with the realities of racism, sexual awakening, and grief from a young age. As the narrative progresses, he discusses his shifting relationships with his family including the loss of his mother. Even writing about the most…
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Staff Selections – Maria

Maria Kelly, Library Page I like romance and thrillers books. My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, James Patterson and Richard Paul Evans. Anything that I read has to have a great story line for me to enjoy it. Just Finished Richard Paul Evans – The Road Home  I very much enjoyed the final story of this trilogy. The adventures…
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Staff Selections – Sean

What I do at the Library: Coordinator of Community Planning. Adult programming, marketing and communications, some reference.  Favorite Genre: Yes. I’m a biblio-omnivore—I usually have at least a few books going in a few genres. If it’s good, I’m good. Currently Reading: Non-Fiction Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush This is a book…
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Staff Selections – Doug

Doug   What I do at the library: I work at the children’s desk and the circulation desk. I catalog library books. I am even seen on the reference desk from time to time.  Current Bookmark: A length of non-stick backing.   Favorite genre: History and historical fiction. My favorite time period is the 20th century.   Currently reading:  …
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Staff Selections – Linette

Linette, Library Assistant What I like about our library: I like to help people, and I like the contrast between the energy of the patrons and the restful space of the library. My favorite genres: I read a ton of science fiction and fantasy prose over the years, but recently I’ve become more interested in…
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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 – 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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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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Suitcase Stories in the Neighborhood – THIS Sunday, September 23rd @ 2:00 in the Visitor’s Center Auditorium of Lowell National Historical Park (246 Market St)

Everyone has an immigration story. Listen to three inspiring stories from U.S. and foreign-born residents with local Lowell ties. Program includes a talk-back with the storytellers about his or her perspective on immigrant integration. Sponsored by the Pollard Memorial Library Foundation in partnership with the International Institute. This event is free and open to the public.  REGISTER HERE
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Thursday Night: Lessons from Lewiston, Maine: A Refugee Story w/Cheryl Hamilton (Parker Lecture Series & Lowell Reads)

As part of Lowell Reads 2018, the Pollard Memorial Library presents Lessons from Lewiston, Maine: A Refugee Story with Cheryl Hamilton. In 2002, Lewiston, Maine garnered national attention when more than 2,500 Somali migrants chose to make the city their home. The unexpected migration changed the city forever, and the lives of many local residents,…
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Happy City Indeed

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years Lowell Reads Happy City program. Whether you read the book, participated in the discussion, or took in the documentary Urbanized, or the Lowell Walks panel discussion, or the jazz concert, or danced laughed and smiled at our block party—we were truly happy to see so many people…
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