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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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Remember Lowell Native Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis June 20, 1931-May 1, 2021 Oscar-winning actress and Lowell native Olympia Dukakis passed away on Saturday. She worked as a physical therapist before returning to school for a Master of Fine Arts degree. She worked in theater and founded The Whole Theatre Company in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband. Dukakis appeared in…
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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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April is Stress Awareness Month!

April is Stress Awareness Month. Most people will agree that it has been a stressful year with economic and health concerns and the uncertainty that COVID has brought to our daily lives. Now is as good a time as any to examine how you are feeling and what you can do to alleviate or manage…
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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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Check Out a Grammy-Winning Album!

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, March 14. Check out some of the winning albums that we have here at the library. For a full list of winners and nominees, click here. You can request items for curbside pickup Monday-Thursday 10-8 and Friday and Saturday 10-4. To reserve a CD, place a…
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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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