2016 LOWELL READS
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-Fiction Book Club discussion on September 8th @ 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!
2016 LOWELL READS EVENTS
Thursday, September 8, 6:30PM
Pollard Library Meeting Room, 401 Merrimack St.Join the Non-Ficiton Book Group’s discussion of Happy City
|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 strong sense of place, and equal modes of transportation are things that have the potential to make city dwellers happier—Lowell Walks is both a symbol of and a catalyst for marked increase of all these measures.
|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.
|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.
|Happy City Block Party
Wednesday, September 28, 5-8PM
Decatur Street / Decatur Way / LHA Mercier Center
Join us for a good old fashioned block party featuring food, folks and fun. Activities for kids, plus an outdoor family friendly movie at sundown.
Thank you to our Partners and Sponsors:
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.