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Alison’s book review – Kinship of Secrets

I recently read and enjoyed The Kinship of Secrets by Eugenia Kim. The book tells the story of Miran and Inja, sisters who were raised on opposite sides of the globe. When Calvin and Najin Cho move to America for Calvin’s job, they bring their older daughter, Miran, with them and leave their younger daughter,…
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Something to Read and Listen to – suggested by Falicia

Album: Clockwork Angels by Rush Book: Clockwork Angels by Kevin J Anderson based on story by Neil Peart In light of the recent death of Neil Peart, I thought it might be a good idea to revisit my favorite piece in Rush’s discography: Clockwork Angels. Clockwork Angels is a matched book and album set, grand…
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Be Counted – Happy Census Day!

The first-ever Federal census took place in 1790. With 10 states and 3 commonwealths to survey, but without the modern transportation and technological methods of today, it was a very different operation. Though the form and application of the Census has definitely changed over time, every 10 years since that long-ago first August, census-counters (or…
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Let Pages Take You Places!

During this time of social distancing, books, ebooks, and audiobooks are able to inspire us in many ways, distract us from being safe at home, and engage our brains in ways expanding beyond the walls of our homes. If you have your library card, please visit our Electronic Resources page to gain access to Libby/Overdrive…
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Staff Selections – Doug

While we are all social distancing, Doug Cooper was happy to share some things that he's enjoyed that patrons might find as a way to appreciate the chance to slow down a bit.  Recommended Blogs British Soldiers, American Revolution: This blog’s author, Don N. Hagist, does not update frequently. But, when he does, the stories…
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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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Become an Indoor Tourist!

During this downtime museums, zoos, and aquariums have been providing content for free online for those stuck inside. Here are a few of my personal favorites that are definitely worth checking out. Even though they’re closed, zoos and aquariums are still being run by their fantastic staff and caretakers. Many of which are using #closedbutstillcaring…
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During Public Building Closure, Your Library Card Can Still Provide You Entertainment & Learning!

The Pollard Memorial Library will continue to communicate with you any impacts to services as a result of coronavirus. It is our hope to provide more services in the very near future as we adapt to the continuing situation. As always, you can reach out Circulation Department at 978-674-4120 or talk to our Reference Department…
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Staff Selections – Katelyn

Staff Selections – Katelyn     Katelyn, Library Assistant  Currently Reading:  How We Fight For Our Lives by Saeed Jones  Saeed Jones’ memoir is the moving and frank story of his growing up as a gay, black kid in Texas. Jones grapples with the realities of racism, sexual awakening, and grief from a young age. As the narrative progresses, he discusses his shifting relationships with his family including the loss of his mother. Even writing about the most…
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Staff Selections – Maria

Maria Kelly, Library Page I like romance and thrillers books. My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, James Patterson and Richard Paul Evans. Anything that I read has to have a great story line for me to enjoy it. Just Finished Richard Paul Evans – The Road Home  I very much enjoyed the final story of this trilogy. The adventures…
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Staff Selections – Falicia

Falicia - Library Assistant Favorite genres of books: Fiction (anything with magic or fantasy elements), Arts and Crafts, Graphic Novels Just Finished: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson Set in the last emirate of Muslim Spain The Bird King follows Fatima, the sultan’s favorite concubine, and her beloved friend Hassan, the place mapmaker. The…
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Staff Selections – Sean

What I do at the Library: Coordinator of Community Planning. Adult programming, marketing and communications, some reference.  Favorite Genre: Yes. I’m a biblio-omnivore—I usually have at least a few books going in a few genres. If it’s good, I’m good. Currently Reading: Non-Fiction Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush This is a book…
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Staff Selections – Doug

Doug   What I do at the library: I work at the children’s desk and the circulation desk. I catalog library books. I am even seen on the reference desk from time to time.  Current Bookmark: A length of non-stick backing.   Favorite genre: History and historical fiction. My favorite time period is the 20th century.   Currently reading:  …
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Holiday Scavenger Hunt is done!

Congratulations to our winners of the library's scavenger hunt raffle! Thank you to everyone who came out and participated. We've had requests for a listing of the answers and questions, so here they are: Holiday Library Scavenger Hunt Answers Which reindeer is misbehaving in the stable? Rudolph or the red-nosed one are acceptable answers. Where is…
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Staff Selections – Linette

Linette, Library Assistant What I like about our library: I like to help people, and I like the contrast between the energy of the patrons and the restful space of the library. My favorite genres: I read a ton of science fiction and fantasy prose over the years, but recently I’ve become more interested in…
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