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Golden Globes 2021 – Check out some winners!

The Golden Globe Awards, honoring movies and television, were held on Sunday night. We have some of the winners, and others are on the way.  You can request items for curbside pickup Monday-Thursday 10-8 and Friday and Saturday 10-4. To reserve a Book or DVD, place a request in the online catalog, fill out a…
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HFPA Golden Globes Awards Sign

Women Pioneers

The Backwoods of Canada by Catharine Parr Strickland Traill was published in 1836, this is Traill’s first-hand account of life in present-day Ontario, Canada. This collection of letters was published as a guide for other women moving to the wilderness of the new world. Traill’s chronicle examines the experience of pioneer women and the domestic…
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Coming Soon to PML by Alison, Reference Librarian

As a librarian, I have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at upcoming books.  Below are some books I enjoyed that are coming soon to PML. Most of them already have holds, so be sure to put your name on the list soon. To reserve a book, place a request in the online catalog,…
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Celebrating the Forgotten Military Heroes

During Black History Month, it is important to capture the stories of the heroes whose contributions to the United States and our various victories around the world have been forgotten or unshared. Check out the following selections for just a few of the untold stories. Forgotten : the untold story of D-Day's Black heroes, at…
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Representing the Past for Black History Month!

If you live in New England, you’re no stranger to living history. From Salem to Boston to Lowell you can always find a historical reenactor in layers of cotton with wool socks baking in the summer heat to tell the stories of the past. In the South, other stories are told in a very similar…
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Lost Shirts?

February is Romance Readers' Month. In honor of that, staff member Falicia pulled some books and realized a very interesting fact that most men seem to lose their shirts on the covers of Romance Books. Here are some of ones that she found... Wicked Cowboy Wolf https://mvlc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/lowell1/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:1156814/one Dangerous Highlander https://mvlc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/lowell1/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:130928/one Destiny's Embrace https://mvlc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/lowell1/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:137999/one Dragon Fall…
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Hail to the Chief!

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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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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated by American citizens whose ancestry is traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Hispanic Heritage Month runs September 15 through October 15 and it starts on the 15th, because it is the independence days of 5 countries - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and…
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month & Read!

Autumn in New England – Get Reading!

There’s nothing like fall in New England--the foliage, the flannel, the apple orchards. Check out these 10 reads, set in New England, that evoke a cozy autumn atmosphere. These stories will have you sipping pumpkin spice lattes and seeing witches around every corner. Practical Magic - Alice Hoffman Book | eBook | Audiobook In a…
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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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June is Audiobook Month!

A few years ago, I started to listen to audiobooks in the car with my children. They were never as quiet as they were when we listened to books—a mother’s dream! Audiobooks aren’t only good for keeping the kids quiet; they are great entertainment for road trips, something to listen to while cleaning or folding…
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June is Audiobook Month (Headphones) Listen to a Great Book!