2016 LOWELL READS

book happycity angle

HAPPY CITY: TRANSFORMING OUR LIVES THROUGH URBAN DESIGN
BY CHARLES MONTGOMERY

Charles Montgomery at TEDx Vancouver.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

 READ THE BOOK
Copies of Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery are available to borrow from the Pollard Memorial Library.

DISCUSS THE BOOK
Start a book discussion of your own with your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers. Or come to the Non-Ficiton Book Club discussion on September 1st @ 6:30PM in the Pollard Library ground floor meeting room.

ATTEND AN EVENT

  •  All events are FREE to attend
  • EVENTS are listed below.
  • The books content and events are for readers of all ages! 

QUESTIONS?

Contact the Sean Thibodeau, Coordinator of Community Planning at 978-674-1542 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

2016 LOWELL READS EVENTS


book happycity angle 

Book Discussion
Thursday, September 1, 6:30PM
Pollard Library Meeting Room, 401 Merrimack St.

Join the Non-Ficiton Book Group's discussion of Happy City

 

 lrhc lowellwalks

Lowell Walks: People & Places—Building Community
Panel discussion moderated by Richard Howe, Jr. featuring tour guides from his Lowell Walks series.
Thursday, September 15, 7 PM
Pollard Library Meeting Room, 401 Merrimack St.

For the past two summers, Lowell Walks tours have featured topics from Lowell's past, present and future. The tours are all led by local experts in the given subject areas and have routinely attracted 100+ participants. Conviviality, shared spaces, a sense of place, and equal modes of transportation are things that can make cities happier—Lowell Walks is a cataylyst to increase all of these measures. 

 

 

 
lrhc poetrymusic

PoetryMusic with Chris Lee & Coleen O'Brien
Tuesday, September 20, 7PM
Pollard Library Meeting Room, 401 Merrimack St.

Kick back and enjoy world class chamber jazz duo dedicated to performing poetry that has been set to music. This multi-media performance includes an accompanying slide presentation with each poem projected on the screen.

 lrhc urbanized

Film Night: Urbanized
Monday, September 26, 7PM
Luna Theater, Mill. No. 5, 250 Jackson St.

Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities. (2011) NotRated | 85 min.

 lrhc blockparty Happy City Block Party
Wednesday, September 28, 5-8PM
Details TBA. 

Lowell Reads - Building Community - Book by Book

Lowell Reads is a semi-annual celebration spearheaded by Lowell's public library surrounding the questions, themes and ideas of one particular book. Our goals are to get all of Lowell on the same page, to promote adult literacy, and to build and strengthen the bonds of our community.

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