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Read the Rainbow

June is Pride Month, and we have a display of fiction, memoir, and non-fiction books on the first floor to give you the opportunity to read about a variety LGBTQ+ experiences. This is just a sample of the books that we have. How can you find more? We have added a filter in our online…
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Around the World in 80 Books

We’re at the halfway point of our journey around the world. When you come to the second floor to browse the new fiction, which is now located in the reference room, be sure to take a look at this month’s display in the wooden bookcase near the microfilm machines. You will find books about Albania,…
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May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month.  You can check out some of our materials or take a look at the resources below. Don’t forget about our electronic options on Overdrive or Hoopla, our new service that includes movies, music, ebooks, and audiobooks. The library is currently open for browsing. Masks are optional. If you are not…
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Around the World in 80 Books – May

You can find our third installment of books from around the world on display on the bookshelf near the microfilm machines on the second floor. We have books from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Guinea, Iceland, Iran, Jamaica, Malaysia, and Namibia. How many places will you visit? The library is currently open for browsing. Masks are…
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April is Arab-American Heritage Month

The Arab-American community is quite diverse, encompassing various backgrounds and religions. People who identify as Arab-American may trace their family origins to 22 different countries across the Middle East and North Africa. According to the Arab American Institute, close to 3.7 million Americans have Arab roots, although the census does not always reflect that number.…
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Around the World in 80 Books – April 2022

The calendar has changed, and we are featuring another group of books to transport you to different countries. Enjoy stories from Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Haiti, Liberia, South Korea, and Uganda. How many places will you visit? The library is currently open for browsing. If you are not comfortable entering the library, you can request…
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Around the World in 80 Books

Travel the world through books. Throughout the year, we will feature a rotating selection of books set in 80 different countries. Each month for the next 10 months, we will display 8 books on the second floor near the microfilm machines. This is an opportunity to read about places you may have been, want to…
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Coming Soon to Pollard Library!

I have been lucky to get a sneak peek at some of the books coming out in the next couple of months. Below are my favorites for March and April. The library is currently open for browsing. If you are not comfortable entering the library, you can request items for curbside pickup during our regular…
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February is American Heart Month

According to the 2019 Greater Lowell Community Health Needs Assessment, the leading cause of death in Lowell in 2016 was heart disease. From 2007-2014, rates of hospitalization for cardiovascular disease in Lowell were higher than the state average.[i] With these numbers in mind, it is important for us to raise awareness about heart health. Throughout…
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The Best Books of 2021

Each year, magazines, websites, newspapers, book review journals, awards committees, and libraries share their lists of the best books of the year. Some lists are short, with only 10 titles. Others highlight books from various genres and can be as long as 200 titles once all are combined. These lists demonstrate just how subjective reading…
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Struggling this Holiday Season?

Everyone is happy during the holiday season...except those who aren’t. For people who have experienced loss, trauma, or estrangement from their families, the holidays can be a difficult time of year. Some people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder when the days become shorter.  If you or someone you know is struggling this holiday season, the…
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The 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Today is the 80th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, “a date which will live in infamy. We have both nonfiction and fiction books and the 2001 movie about that fateful day in 1941 that led the United States into World War II. Let us know if you read and enjoy any of the…
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Book Award Season

Are you wondering what you should read next? Take a look at the books below, which have been nominated for The Booker Prize, The National Book Award, or the Carnegie Medal for Excellence. You’ll notice that some of the books appear on more than one list. The Booker Prize and National Book Awards were awarded…
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October is National Cookbook Month!

I enjoy looking through cookbooks even if I don’t expect to cook from them. While we can pinpoint exactly what we want to cook online, I find more pleasure in flipping through a book on the topic of choice. We have books centered around ingredients, types of diets, cuisines, and appliances. We have books that…
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