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Local History Question – August 2023

The reference department answers questions from people who live mainly in New England, but at times, all over the world. Each month, we’ll highlight a question that was answered by the reference staff. Today’s question is “What was the location of the post office for the city in 1849?” Like many local history questions, there…
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Summer Beach Reads – 2023 Adult Fiction

Adult Fiction Summer Reads 2023 Ah summer! Are you a 'warm sun, long nights, fresh fruits and veggies, beaches, swimming, vacation or staycation'… and maybe some time to read! Or are you a ‘looking for something to do while hiding from the heat, bugs and humidity’? Here is a list of Adult Fiction – mostly…
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National Friendship Day

Our friendships range from social acquaintances to chosen family. Some may come and go, while others are constants in our lives. People sometimes have rifts or grow apart, but friends often star in our fondest memories and support us during difficult times. National Friendship Day, observed on the first Sunday of August, is the perfect…
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This could be your Lucky Day!

Check out the latest feature we’ve added to our OverDrive/Libby collection: Lucky Day titles are copies of popular ebooks and eaudiobooks that are available, right now, without waiting in a hold queue. The titles can be found on the MVLC OverDrive website, or in your Libby app, and are marked with a green shamrock icon. These…
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Adult Summer Reading is almost here!

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. Pick up your game card starting on Tuesday, June 20th and opportunities to participate will be offered through September 1. Complete 1 challenge or…
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June is Great Outdoors Month 

The weather is getting warmer, and summer vacation is about to begin. It is the perfect time to slather on some sunscreen and explore the outdoors.    Great Outdoors Month began in 1998 as Great Outdoors Week. It is now a month-long celebration of America’s public lands and waters at the national, state and local levels.…
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness   1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year  1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year  1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year  50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75%…
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Seed Library Opening!

The Pollard Seed library has reopened in its new permanent home on the first floor. It is now located in a card catalog painted with cheery flowers and insects to make it stand out! Everyone is welcome to visit the library and pick up seeds free-of-charge. Here at PML, we have a variety of vegetable,…
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April is Move More Month 

Every April, the American Heart Association promotes Move More Month. With the weather (hopefully) warming up and the days getting longer, it is the perfect time to think about ways we can move more and promote a healthy lifestyle. Lowell offers numerous opportunities to move more. The Greater Lowell YMCA has a lap pool, gym,…
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