Boston Public Library Foundation

Join Us for the Lowell Lecture Series

by Russell Hansen


Please join us for the 2014 Lowell Lecture Series! The 2014 theme is Gateway to Reading,  with events that explore the fundamental importance of childhood literacy and addresses the joys, discoveries, questions, and challenges facing today’s generation of young readers. The series of acclaimed speakers includes beloved authors and illustrators who turn reluctant readers into voracious bookworms, noted scholars in the field of children’s literature, and experts who bring literacy skills and the love of reading and writing to children in new and groundbreaking ways. This year’s schedule is:

  • Thursday February 6, 6:00 p.m. – Nínive Calegari
  • Sunday, March 9, 2:00 p.m. – Marc Brown
  • Wednesday, April 2, 6:00 p.m. – Norton Juster
  • Sunday, April 27, 2:00 p.m. – Jeff Kinney
  • Thursday, May 1, 6:00 p.m. – Maria Tatar
  • Tuesday, May 13, 6:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Different Paths to Reading
  • Thursday, May 22, 6:00 p.m. – Jack Gantos

Learn more about the great speakers and events at

The Lowell Lecture series is generously sponsored by the Lowell Institute, established in 1836 with the specific mission of making great ideas accessible to all people, free of charge.

All Lowell Lectures will take place in Rabb Lecture Hall, which is wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening devices are available. To request a sign language interpreter or for help with other special needs, call 617.859.2295 or 617.536.7055 (TTY) at least two weeks before the program.

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