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Share your bicycle-riding habits (or even if you don’t) with Mass DOT!

MassDOT is conducting a survey to learn more about the biking behavior of Massachusetts residents. It’s helpful for them to hear from everyone, including those who rarely or never ride a bike. The responses will help them learn more about when and why people bike, and how they can support people’s transportation needs as we…
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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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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Over six million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. It destroys people's memory, thinking skills, and ability to complete everyday tasks. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia take a toll not only on the patient, but also on caregivers and…
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Lowell Reads Summer 2021 is here!

Summer Reading… Not Just for Kids! Why should kids have all the fun this summer? The Pollard Memorial Library is happy to announce that we will be offering a special adult only summer reading challenge for patrons entitled “Lowell Reads – Summer Edition.” We have two options for adult patrons to complete opportunities to participate…
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Take the Statewide Library Users and Non-Users Survey

Take a few minutes if you can to participate in this online survey for all Massachusetts Residents (Library Users and Non-Users) organized by the The Mass Board of Library Commissioners.  The materials and survey are available in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Portuguese, and English. On the survey, by clicking on “English” in the upper right corner, a dropdown will…
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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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Earth Day Thursday, April 22

Earth Day is an annual event where communities work together to help protect the Earth and show their support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is recognized by more than 193 countries and now includes events that are coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.  Overview of the History of Earth Day…
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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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