2018 LOWELL READS
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
READ THE BOOK
DISCUSS THE BOOKStart a book discussion of your own with your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers. Or come to the Non-Fiction Book Club discussion on October 4 @ 6:30PM in the Pollard Library ground floor meeting room.
ATTEND AN EVENT
- All events are FREE to attend
- EVENTS run from September 13th until October 4th.
- The book’s content and events are for readers of all ages!
QUESTIONS?Contact the Sean Thibodeau, Coordinator of Community Planning at 978-674-1542 or sthibodeau@LowellLibrary.org
Lowell Reads EventsAll events are in the Pollard Memorial Library Community Room unless otherwise noted.
Lessons from Lewiston, Maine: A Refugee Story with Cheryl Hamilton Thursday, September 13th—7:00 pm
In 2002, Lewiston, Maine garnered national attention when more than 2,500 Somali migrants chose to make the city their home. The unexpected migration changed the city forever, and the lives of many local residents, including Cheryl Hamilton.
As the manager of the resettlement program at the time, Hamilton offers a unique perspective of her hometown in the months following 9/11. During this lively discussion, discover how the Lewiston community responded and the lessons Hamilton learned about fostering community and responding to bias and prejudice. Since 2002, Hamilton has devoted her career to advancing refugee protection and community integration, including most recently as a director at the International Institute of New England – Lowell.This event is free and open to the public. REGISTER HERE