AAPI Heritage Month Booklist

In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Lowell librarians Christine McDaniels and Melissa Hill selected a list of books available in Lowell's libraries written by and about Asian Pacific Islander Desi American...

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Talking to Children About Hate Crimes

As we honor Asian/Pacific American Heritage month, May marks a poignant time of reflection and action for members of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community grappling with March's deadly spa shootings in Atlanta and...

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Derek Chauvin Verdict

The following message was sent several hours prior to the announcement of the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. As our nation now reflects upon and responds to the verdict, we must remember the impact such emotionally...
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5 Tips to Help Navigate Mid-Year Admissions

If you find yourself looking for schools and you’ve missed the standard admissions deadline, you’re not alone! Mid-year or late admissions are not only a viable option but a situation that many families (even the most well-prepared)...

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Navigating the Coronavirus with Kids: Grandparents Can Help

Working, playing, and learning from home—it’s a lot to manage, and the end isn’t really in sight yet. Time to bring in the reinforcements! Involving grandparents or grandfriends in your family’s weekly (or daily) life is a great way...

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100 Things To Do With Your Child During a Pandemic: Week Ten

What week is it? Where are we? Are we done yet? Where are the kids? Have I finished any work today?

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100 Activities To Do With Your Child During a Pandemic: Week Nine

We can see the end in sight—at least the school year’s end. We have no idea what the summer (or fall) will look like, but mandatory homeschooling is almost done. And, we want to finish strong! Think about all of the resiliency we are...

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100 Activities To Do With Your Child During a Pandemic: Week Eight

We know. You’re starting to lose it. The weeks are piling on top of each other. They are passing by so slowly, and then it’s Friday again. How is time so slow and fast all at the same time? It’s Groundhog Day every day.

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What To Do If Your Child Resists Online Learning

If your child is resisting remote learning, you are not alone. It’s similar to learning an instrument for the first time: In the beginning, it’s exciting. Then, when harder pieces that require more determination and practice come...

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100 Activities to Do With Your Child During a Pandemic: Week Seven

Having school at home is hard—you now have a calendar for yourself and for all your children’s Zoom meetings and homework assignments. You’ve figured out new routines for your family, and it’s working, mostly. There are good days and...

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