Non-Fiction Book Club to Discuss The Vertical Farm by Dr. Dickson Despommier – Thursday, December 4th @ 6:30PM


Up next for you Non-Fiction book lovers is a little book that proclaims itself to be an instant classic. Sting is very impressed with the agricultural theories of this Columbia Professor. He says so on in his blurb on the hardcover edition: “The Vertical Farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. This visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the world’s food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today.” So read along with us and tell us what you think. Is Sting correct? Has Dr. Despommier solved the worlds food, water and energy crises? In any case, it’s sure to be good food for thought to go along with all the food for our bellies as we celebrate eating, er, Thanksgiving next week.

The Pollard Library Non Fiction Book Club meets at 6:30pm on the first Thursday of every month and is free an open to the public. Copies of the books to be discussed are available for patrons to borrow at the 1st floor check out. We will be discussing The Vertical Farm on December 4th at 6:30pm. The next book (to be discussed January 8, 2015 will be Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo). If you have any questions or want more information about this club please contact Sean Thibodeau, Coordinator of Community Planning at 978-674-1542 or


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Thanksgiving Statistics According to the Census Bureau


6,500 Wampanoags and 4 Turkeys…

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PJ Storytime: Monsters!

We had a frightfully good time at Pajama Storytime this week!  We read books and sang songs about monsters, met Twickety the monster puppet, and made our own monster masks.  You can sign up for the next PJ Storytime at the Children’s Reference Desk or you can call: (978) 674-1529.  The next PJ Storytime will be on Monday, December 15th at 6:45 P.M. and it is for children ages 3-7.  Children will be able to sign up upcoming PJ storytimes beginning in January on December 15th as well!

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Children’s Shopping Day / City of Lights Parade Next Saturday!!! Don’t Forget to Donate!!!



The Friends of the Library are looking for donations of unwrapped gift items that a child might buy for their loved ones this Holiday season for their 3rd Annual Children’s Shopping Day (Saturday, November 29) when kids aged 4-14, can shop for holiday gifts on their own or with the help of a library volunteer. The kids will also get help wrapping and tagging each gift. Proceeds to help support library programs.

The Friends are looking for donations of:

  • Knickknacks / memorabilia / gadgets / stationary
  • Unopened puzzles / games / craft gifts
  • Gifts for men or boys / tools / ties / scarves / gloves / hats
  • Gifts for women or girls / scarves / costume jewelry
  • Legos / toys
  • Children’s Books / DVDs / CDs
  • Gift bags / tags / tissue paper/ tape

You may drop off your items at the ground floor of the library between 10am-2pm on Saturday, Nov. 22, Monday, Nov. 24, Tuesday, Nov. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 26th. Donations are tax deductible so don’t forget to ask for a Donated Goods receipt.


Enjoy one stop shopping at the Pollard Library. Select from hundreds of items costing between $1 and $5 each.

10AM-1PM: Kids only (ages 4-14)

1PM-2PM: Kids (ages 4-14) and Friends of the Library members

2PM-4PM: Everyone welcome.

Of course, Children’s Shopping Day occurs on the same day as the annual City of Lights Parade so come on down and make a day of it. Click here for a full schedule of events for Parade Day. 


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Today’s Fun Family Friday Story time has been cancelled

We’re sorry to say we’ve had to cancel today’s fun family Friday story time. We hope you have a great Friday, nonetheless and we’re sorry if this causes any inconveniences.

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