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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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Superheroes & National Library Week

Happy National Library Week! Friday & Saturday, we're highlighting superheroes of all kinds. Head over to Beanstack and answer our Daily Quick Question and get a chance to win a gift card to a local Lowell eatery! Participate in our survey about which superhero universe is the best at https://tinyurl.com/j2u6nmxf and share who you like best.…
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Fairy Tales & More during National Library Week

Happy National Library Week! Today, we're highlighting fairy tales and all that comes with them - the magic, the good vs. evil, the happy ending and so much more! Head over to Beanstack and answer our Daily Quick Question and get a chance to win a gift card to a local Lowell eatery! Participate in our…
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National Library Week – Pajama Day!

Happy National Library Week! Today, we’re enjoying Pajama Day! Head over to Beanstack to be able to participate in our Daily Quick Question and get a chance to win a gift card to a local Lowell eatery! Head over to our social media to participate in our patron poll for today’s question “Is it okay…
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In Memory of Larry McMurty

Click on any of the books above to go directly to their catalog page.  Larry McMurtry died on Thursday at the age of 84. The prolific author wrote fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays.  Even if you have not read his books, you may be familiar with his work. His novels Terms of Endearment and The Last…
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Check Out a Grammy-Winning Album!

The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on Sunday, March 14. Check out some of the winning albums that we have here at the library. For a full list of winners and nominees, click here. You can request items for curbside pickup Monday-Thursday 10-8 and Friday and Saturday 10-4. To reserve a CD, place a…
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COVID-19 Vaccines, Scams and More!

We are still wearing masks and keeping our distance due to COVID-19, but the population is creeping toward herd immunity with the help of vaccines.  As of March 4, 1,868,847 vaccine doses had been administered in Massachusetts. Currently, people in Phase 1, individuals age 75 and older, individuals age 65-74, individuals with 2 or more…
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Monday March 8th is International Women’s Day!

Post brought to you by library intern, Lauren Ordway an English Major at UML.  International Women’s Day, celebrated March 8th, is exactly as it sounds; a day recognized worldwide in which women’s fight for equality is recognized and awareness of our biased society is confronted. A big focus of IWD is celebrating the many social,…
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