Author Jane Brox at Spalding House, March 10

Jane Brox will read from her new book “Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light” on Thursday, March 10, at 7 pm, at the Spalding House on 383 Pawtucket Street. This is a Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust event. If you plan to attend, please respond by calling 978-934-0030. “Brilliant” was named by TIME as one of the best books of 2010. An added attraction of the program is the extraordinary collection of lamps and lighting systems in the Spalding House, which dates from the 18th century, a rare example of housing of that era in Lowell, formerly East Chelmsford. Admission is free, but space is limited. Jane will sign books also.