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MyHeritage New Genealogy Resource

New resource available! MyHeritage Library Edition™ is one of the largest, internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, and other resources that span the past five centuries.
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Holiday Closing: Columbus Day

The Library will be closed Monday, October 9 in observance of Columbus Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.
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Artist-in-Residence Hands-On Workshops for All Ages

This fall, artist-in-residence Giles Laroche will lead our community in the creation of a Town of Reading collage. Join him in a hands-on workshop where you will help create items out of paper that will later be used in the collage. Have a favorite tree, home, or town building you'd like to portray? Bring your ideas and enthusiasm; Mr. Laroche will
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Entrepreneur Series – Bringing it to the Bank

Reading Public Library’s entrepreneur series, Krosslink @ Reading Public Library, promises to welcome, engage, and nurture new businesses through networking, presentations, and mentoring. At the October 2 meetup, discover what you need to have in place before applying for a bank loan.
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Book Buffet Picks: Sept. 2017

Every month teens share their latest favorite reads at Book Buffet. If you’re looking for a great recommendation from other teen readers, try one of these!
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Vote Now for Teens’ Top Ten

Voting for the Teens' Top Ten is officially open! The Teens' Top Ten is a teens' choice award for books. Titles are nominated from teens from across the country. Catch up on the nominees and vote now through October 14 for your favorite titles!
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Cultural Council Grants Available

Each year, the Reading Cultural Council (RCC) awards a number of grants to individuals and organizations offering cultural programs that serve our community. Applications for this year's grants are due October 16, 2017.
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Teen Advisory Group

October TAG Meeting

Our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meets once a month and is made up of teens in grades 6-12. Join TAG and share your opinions about what you’d like to see and do at the library!
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October 2017 RPL Book Group Title: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

RPL Book Group takes on a fantasy novel about grief and letting go.
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