It’s a “Boz” double feature at Pollard Memorial Library on Thursday, June 28 at 6:30PM, and as always, admission is FREE, courtesy of the Friends of the Pollard!
In 1842, a 30-year old Charles Dickens came to America and actually made the Mill City one of his stops on a whirlwind tour of the country. The great Boz continues to be celebrated in Lowell in commemoration of the current exhibit Dickens and Massachusetts: A Tale of Power and Transformation, now on view at the Boott Gallery within Lowell’s impressive Tsongas Industrial History Center, right next to the Boott Cotton Mills Museum. As part of the slew of events centered on the famed writer, which includes Pollard Memorial Library’s city-wide Lowell Reads “Great Expectations,” our good friends at the Pollard will be screening a portion of the 10-part BBC documentary Dickens in America, which follows Dickens’s trip through Boston and up to Lowell. This segment is made even more magical as it is guided by the elegant, award-winning British actress Miriam Margolyes, an ardent fan of Charles Dickens, who gained recent notoriety as Professor Pomona Sprout in the Harry Potter film franchise. Following Dickens in America, the library will show an episode of A&E’s Biography of Charles Dickens.
Stay on top of all the news at the Pollard Library — including their fabulous Independent Film Night every 2nd Thursday of the month — by visiting PollardML.org, Pollard Library blog, or their Facebook page. We give sincere thanks to the library and our friend and supporter, Community Planning Librarian Sean Thibodeau, for continuing to bring stellar film events to Lowell!