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Protect Yourself from Scams

While social distancing at home, Doug watched a webinar from the Federal Trade Commission, better known as the FTC. The webinar educated librarians about the latest fraud scams and gave us pointers and resources that we can pass on to our patrons. One great piece of advice is to “follow the money.”  It is common…
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Benefits.gov is available to help with finding the benefits that you need!

These are trying times for many people in our community. The coronavirus has led to business closures and layoffs, and people are struggling. If you need help but don’t know where to start, take a look at Benefits.gov. It is the official benefits site for the US Government, with information on over 1,000 federal and…
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Beware of Coronavirus Scams!

Our staff member, Alison,keep_calm_infographic_en_508 recently watched a webinar titled “Coronavirus Frauds and Scams: What You Need to Know.” The presenter works at the Federal Trade Commision (FTC), a federal agency charged with protecting consumers. The speaker shared scams to be aware of and gave tips to avoid falling victim to them. While the webinar addressed…
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Join Us as We Offer a Collection of programs to Celebrate Kerouac’s Birthday Weekend – March 5 – 10, 2019.

Thank you to all of the local partners who are helping us to celebrate Jack's 97th birthday from March 5 - 9  including some excellent group discussions, our marathon reading of On the Road, and much more! Please join us for one or more of these amazing events. Kerouac Birthday Week Schedule of Events TUESDAY, MARCH…
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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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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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WOW! Raytheon to give $50 mill to UMass Lowell for Campus in Kuwait

This is to fulfill a contractual agreement with Kuwait - they buy weapons from Raytheon and Raytheon helps build their educational infrastructure. Read this Boston Globe article for more info. https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2014/12/08/raytheon-fund-umass-lowell-campus-kuwait/kDhReEvNtCEOfufV6yYTPO/story.html
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Remember to Vote Today

The library is a voting location this year for Ward 2, Precinct 1. (This image comes from a great Smithsonian flashback to voting technology of yesteryear. Click here to see more.)
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Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The New York Times reported this morning that French novelist Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature. This international prize is given to a writer for his/her entire body of work. The last American to win the prize was Toni Morrison in 1993.
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