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Lowell Reads Summer 2021 is here!

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 for patrons entitled “Lowell Reads – Summer Edition.” We have two options for adult patrons to complete opportunities to participate…
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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month celebrates the contributions that Asian and Pacific Islanders have made to American history, society, and culture. With a rise in violence against Asian Americans, it is important to learn about and support our Asian American neighbors. According to 2019 census estimates, around 20% of people in Lowell…
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Celebrate Arab-American Heritage Month!

Selections by: Katelyn Baker  April is Arab-American Heritage Month! Learn more about the Arab-American experience through books, films and music available at the Pollard Memorial Library and the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium.   Looking for more suggestions? Check out the Arab-American Heritage Month suggestions from 2020: https://lowelllibrary.org/blog/all-ages-can-celebrate-arab-american-heritage-month-with-these-selections-by-katelyn/ 
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Superheroes & National Library Week

Happy National Library Week! Friday & Saturday, we're highlighting superheroes of all kinds. Head over to Beanstack and answer our Daily Quick Question and get a chance to win a gift card to a local Lowell eatery! Participate in our survey about which superhero universe is the best at https://tinyurl.com/j2u6nmxf and share who you like best.…
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Fairy Tales & More during National Library Week

Happy National Library Week! Today, we're highlighting fairy tales and all that comes with them - the magic, the good vs. evil, the happy ending and so much more! Head over to Beanstack and answer our Daily Quick Question and get a chance to win a gift card to a local Lowell eatery! Participate in our…
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We’re Wild About Animals this National Library Week!

Happy National Library Week! Today, we’re celebrating animals, big and small! Head over to Beanstack and answer our Daily Quick Question and get a chance to win a gift card to a local Lowell eatery! Head over to our social media to participate in our patron poll for today’s question “What's your favorite animal?” We…
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National Library Week – Pajama Day!

Happy National Library Week! Today, we’re enjoying Pajama Day! Head over to Beanstack to be able to participate in our Daily Quick Question and get a chance to win a gift card to a local Lowell eatery! Head over to our social media to participate in our patron poll for today’s question “Is it okay…
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Best Books of 2020

Every year, magazines, websites, newspapers, book review journals, awards committees, and libraries share their lists of the best books of the year. Some lists only include the very top, with 10 titles. Others include books form various genres and can be as long as 200 books once all are combined. Looking at these lists is…
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Staff Picks 2020

During quarantine, the Pollard Library staff had plenty of time to read. Here are some of our favorite books published this year. Although the library building is closed to visitors, you can still request items to be picked up curbside. Simply place a hold or fill out our request form. We’ll let you know when…
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Looking for Something New? Join the Big Library Read selection – The Darwin Affair – August 3-17

Pollard Memorial Library cardholders can join millions of other readers around the globe in enjoying a historical fiction thriller eBook and audiobook during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From August 3-17, borrow and read Tim Mason’s “intellectually stimulating and viscerally exciting” The Darwin Affair without waitlists or holds by visiting the MVLC OverDrive collection or…
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The Big Library Read - The Darwin Affair

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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Lowell Reads Summer 2020 is here!

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 for patrons entitled “Lowell Reads – Summer Edition.” We have two options for adult patrons to complete opportunities to participate…
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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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