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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Month

Each year, thousands of families in the United States experience the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Of people who know they are pregnant, 10%-15% have a miscarriage within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, with the majority of them occurring during the first trimester.[1] Many people who suffer a miscarriage treat it as a…
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15-October 15, we celebrate the contributions of people of Hispanic descent. To better understand and appreciate the Hispanic experience, we have a display of memoirs, biographies, fiction, and cookbooks in the reference room on the second floor, including a brand-new cookbook on Colombian cuisine and a memoir by Sonia Manzano, who played Maria…
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September is National Recovery Month

What is Recovery Month? Now in its 32nd year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery…
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Celebrate National Honey Bee Day on August 21!

We're happy to be celebrating National Honey Bee Day on August 21! National Honey Bee Day is celebrated annually to recognize the important contribution honey bees make to human lives and bring awareness to the effort to protect this critical species. It also acknowledges the work done by beekeepers to maintain healthy bee populations. The…
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August is Romance Awareness Month

Has this past year taken the romance out of your life? A book can inspire you to rekindle your relationship. Romance books come in a wide variety of subgenres, from Paranormal Romance to Romantic Comedies to Historical Romance (think Bridgerton), so there is something for everyone. The titles below can get you started. The library…
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Eat the Rainbow!

I never thought I would say this when I was a child, but sometimes I crave a salad or a fresh fruit or vegetable. This a wonderful time of year for produce. The variety of local fruits, vegetables, and herbs increases and Farmers’ Markets pop up across the area. You can explore the bounty of…
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Celebrate Pride Month with a new read!

The Lambda Literary Society recently announced the winners of the Lammy Awards, which are judged on literary merit and content relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. Celebrate Pride Month by checking out or reserving some of the winning books from this year and years past. Click on the links for a complete list of this year’s…
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May is Mental Health Month.

While we often focus on our physical health, it is equally important to take care of our mental health. It has been a particularly difficult year, with COVID affecting many people’s mental health. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, or another mental illness, information is available. You can check out some…
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America’s Test Kitchen Cookbooks Available Now To Enhance Your Menu Planning!

America’s Test Kitchen, located here in MA, produces television shows, podcasts, and online content. They publish Cook’s Illustrated magazine, Cook’s Country magazine, and many cookbooks. Their publications offer more than just recipes. They explain why recipes work, and, in some cases, explain the process of finalizing the recipe. They offer product reviews as well. You…
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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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