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Review of Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks by Anastasia

Review of Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks by Anastasia Sakellaris I had to read this  book. It is set in England in 1666 during the bubonic plague.  Being in the midst of a present Covid 19 pandemic, I became curious about plagues during history, comparing the ones in the past and how people dealt…
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Staff Picks from Doug

Faster by Neal Bascomb Bascomb tells the story of how a Jewish racing driver (Rene Dreyfus) a wealthy woman who competed in races (Lucy Schell), and an engineer from the Delahaye car company (Charles Weiffenbach) beat the Third-Reich sponsored team in a Grand Prix auto race. I like reading about twentieth century history. I like…
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Celebrate Men’s Health Month!

June is Men’s Health Month, and the week of June 15-21, 2020, is Men’s Health Week.  It was established to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. During this month health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals take the opportunity…
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Rainy Day Suggestion – Digital Escape Rooms

We all know that rainy days at home can be complicated, and even more so with social distancing. For those of you who have enjoyed escape rooms in the past, this is a digital twist. For those of you totally unfamiliar with escape rooms, they are typically physical rooms that require you to finish a…
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Be Curious! February’s Topic is Identity Theft!

Be Curious and Never Stop Learning. Want to learn about something new or share your experiences with others who want to learn from you? Each month, a new topic will be selected by the group who attends. We'll be exploring technology, life experiences, online resources, community assets, and more while having a combination of presentation…
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Special Bow Wow for Books Storytime to Kick Off Kids’ Week!

For children, ages 4-8  Join us for a special winter storytime featuring our therapy dog Prince and his handler Joyce! We will be reading winter and dog themed stories, singing songs, playing instruments, and making a craft. Make sure to stay after storytime for a special meet and greet with Prince! *Prince and Joyce are…
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Spring Citizenship Class is now enrolling!

Join others on the path to citizenship by participating in the Pollard Memorial Library's citizenship class program Enroll in our 10 week class, running Wednesdays, starting March 6th through May 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in our meeting room. For more information on our Citizenship program and other opportunities, please visit our Citizenship Corner…
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Special Needs Play Group

Special Needs children of all abilities and their families are invited to this Saturday's Special Needs Play Group.  Join us for music, movement, and more!  The fun starts at 10 AM.
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Library is Celebrating the Lowell Quarter Launch!

In honor of next week's quarter launch, the Pollard Memorial Library has created a collection of books for check out focused on the history of money, some of the greatest coins (and errors) in history, as well as the state and now National parks quarters. We encourage you to visit our display on the First…
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City of Lowell Warming Center Announced

Lowell City Manager Eileen Donoghue has directed Lowell Emergency Management to active the Local Warming Center, which will be held at the Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway Street, Lowell from Wednesday, January 30th at 8:00 pm and will remain open until Friday, February 1st at 8:00 am. The Local Warming Shelter will be managed by…
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Resolution of Working Out – We Can Help!

Are you looking to stick with your New Year's resolution of being healthier and working out more? Then the library can help! Besides having a collection of workout books and videos in the library, our OverDrive service as access to 25 workout videos from Gaiam, Inc. These videos teach fitness skills such as yoga, pilates, and…
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