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Lifelong Learning in the Library

LiveWires is specially designed for those 55 and better to inspire connection and curiosity. All are welcome to join.

In the Studio :  Workshops, both single classes and series,  offer a hands-on approach to creative learning.

LiveWires Presents: Typically held on the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at 7:00 p.m.,  programs presents authors, speakers, and performers to entertain and inform.


LiveWires Events

LiveWires: Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail

April 24 @ 7:00 pm. Put your hiking boots on and discover the Bay Circuit Trail, which runs through 37 Massachusetts communities.
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Naturalistic Planting Design @The Studio

Naturalistic garden design is enhanced by combining plant textures, shapes, heights, colors, and soil preferences in a positive way for pleasing results. Landscape Designer, Lauri Johnson will share concepts for creating ecologically sustainable plantings for both sunny and shady con
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Gardening with Native Plants: Why & How

Come to this program on Thursday, April 26 from 7-8:30 pm and learn why native plants are so valuable in your gardens!
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LiveWires: The Art of Coffee Tasting

Saturday, April 14, @ 10:00- 11:30 Location: Community Room Saturday, April 14, @ 10:00- 11:30 Calling all caffeine fiends! Join Rob Fitzgibbon as he teaches the art of coffee cupping; the practice of observing the taste and aroma of brewed coffee. Sample and savor various, freshly
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  • New Books, Movies, and Music

LiveWires Presents: From Spirituals to Hip Hop: The Political & Social History of American Music

Tue 3/27 @ 7:00 pm Using music, video, and still images Kevin Comtois traces the evolution of American music from slave spirituals to the blues and jazz to Rock-n-Roll to pop music & more.
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Sewing Machine Demo @The Studio-Rescheduled

Are you overwhelmed by the different types of sewing machines available today? Come and learn how the simple sewing machine has evolved with local sewing enthusiast Anna Demeter.
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Waking up your Gardens @The Studio

Spring is here and it's time to wake up your gardens to a new growing season. Don't let Mother Nature get ahead of you - come learn about all the garden projects you can accomplish now.
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Friends of the Reading Public Library

Friends Seeking Volunteers for Spring House Tour

The Friends of the Reading Public Library are looking for volunteers to help with their House Tour on Sunday, May 6. Please consider donating your time to this nonprofit group that raises money to help fund many Library programs.
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LiveWires Presents: Rising Seas: The Plum Island Story

Tuesday February 27 @ 7:00 pm Bill Sargent explains the danger and presents stunning drone footage of the damage done to Plum Island due to climate change.
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