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Staff Selections – Maria

Non-Fiction Selection: Available in eBook -¬†Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life. I just finished Carrie Underwood's newest book. She talks about her life growing up on a farm, a life filled with singing and her experience on her rise from American Idol to country music…
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Staff Selections Spring

Anastasia’s Book Review – Marmee and Louisa

I just finished a wonderful book, which I highly recommend.¬† It is¬†Marmee and Louisa¬†by Eve LaPlante, which is a story of the Alcotts, focusing on Louisa May Alcott and her mother Abigail.¬† The book gives credence to the author's belief that it was her mother, much more than her father Bronson, who inspired Louisa's¬† independence,…
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All ages can celebrate Arab American Heritage Month with these e- & audio-book selections by Katelyn

Adult Fiction by Arab American Authors The Prophet, & the Wanderer By Khalil Gibran¬† Audiobook available on¬†OverDrive¬†Listen The Other Americans¬† By¬†Laila¬†Lalami¬† eBook available on Overdrive or¬†Audiobook available on¬†OverDrive¬†Listen The Woman Upstairs¬† By Claire¬†Messud eBook available on Overdrive When the World Was Steady¬† By Claire¬†Messud eBook available on Overdrive A Good Country¬† By¬†Laleh¬†Khadivi eBook available on…
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Beware of Coronavirus Scams!

Our staff member, Alison,keep_calm_infographic_en_508 recently watched a webinar titled ‚ÄúCoronavirus Frauds and Scams: What You Need to Know.‚ÄĚ The presenter works at the Federal Trade Commision (FTC), a federal agency charged with protecting consumers. The speaker shared scams to be aware of and gave tips to avoid falling victim to them. While the webinar addressed…
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Scam Bingo Sheet of COVID-19 Scams

Staff Selections – Meghan

Recommended Read : The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner. It is available to borrow on the Overdrive for digital download under the Boston Public Library Consortium. I just finished reading The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner. As someone who has a love for historical fiction, especially about WWII, this is a must read.…
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Staff Selections Spring

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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôre 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 ‚Äď Katelyn¬†¬† ¬† Katelyn, Library Assistant¬† Currently Reading:¬† How We Fight¬†For¬†Our Lives by Saeed Jones¬† Saeed¬†Jones‚Äô¬†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 ‚Äď The Road Home¬† I very much enjoyed the final story of this trilogy. The adventures…
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