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June and July Patron Picks

It's always interesting to see what people are reading and enjoying. Below are the patron picks from June and July. If you read a great book while sitting on the beach or flying to a fantastic destination, be sure to put it in the Awesome Box at the ground floor checkout desk or grab a…
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Around the World in 80 Books #5

Our exploration of countries continues. 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. This month we are featuring books about Angola, Belize, Brazil, Croatia, Ethiopia,…
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In Search of the Perfect Summer Read

It’s officially summer, and many people are looking for the perfect book to read on vacation. You can find many lists of books, but we all have different preferences. One person might want a steamy romance, while another is interested in a fast-paced psychological thriller. Here are two tools to help you find the book…
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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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March and April Patron Picks

March and April Patron Picks Have you been wondering which books your neighbors have loved recently? Here are the items placed in the Awesome Box or reviewed in March and April. Don’t forget, you can put any items that you enjoyed in the Awesome Box at the ground floor checkout desk or grab a yellow…
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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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Seed Library is now open!

The seed library is now open on the First Floor at the PML. Come grab a few packets of seeds, sign out what you are taking and then get started. Need more help? Check out some of our gardening books also on display on the First Floor or find more in our catalog by clicking…
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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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