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Lifelong Learning in the Library

LiveWires is designed for those 55 and better to inspire connection and new ways of thinking about midlife and retirement. Join us for a stimulating lifelong learning experience!

LiveWires Miniseries:  We are experimenting with a new format for our morning series. These three-four part classes aim to delve more deeply into various topics; providing a hands-on learning experience as well as time to socialize. Classes are held on Wednesday mornings.

LiveWires Presents: Typically held on the third Tuesday evening of each month, this evening program presents authors and speakers to entertain and inform.


LiveWires Events

LiveWires Miniseries: Memoir Writing Workshop

Wednesdays, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30 10:00-11:00 a.m. Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant St, Reading, MA Join author Nancy Parsons to write your story in this four part series. Space is limited please call or stop by the library to register. 781-942-6703. Get the most out of this worksh
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LIVEWIRES PRESENTS: A Mississippi Delta Blues Concert

Celebrate summer as ‘Poor Howard” Stith and Mike ‘Bullfrog” Rogers bring alive the Mississippi Delta blues tradition.
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LiveWires Presents: Lessons Learned on the Pacific Crest Trail

Tuesday July 21 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant Street, Reading Hikers and adventurers! Wendy Johnston will present stunning photographs and lessons-learned in her hike of the Pacific Crest Trail
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LIVEWIRES PRESENTS: Troubadours & Troublemakers

This presentation will examine three of the greatest protest singers of the twentieth century: Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan.
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    Chair yoga

LiveWires Miniseries: Chair Yoga

Join LiveWires favorite yogi Katherine Bicer for this three-part chair yoga and mindfulness series which is gentle and suitable for most abilities
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LiveWires Presents: Hank Phillippi Ryan

LiveWires Presents: An Evening with Hank Phillipi Ryan Tuesday May 12, 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant St, Reading
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LiveWires Presents: April in Paris Garden Tour

After a long hard New England winter Chris Redford of the Crystal Garden Club invites you to step into the lush gardens of Paris; venture into the formal gardens of Versailles, a simple park at Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower and Luxembourg Gardens, then into the countryside of Giverny
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LiveWires Miniseries: Birdwatching Basics

Join expert birder Dave Williams, a life-long resident of Reading who has been birding for 35 years, in this hands-on class. Topics covered: bird identification, essential equipment, & best places for birdwatching in Eastern Massachusetts. Though there is no registration or requir
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LiveWires Presents: The Family Business; Boston P.I.

Tuesday March 17, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant Street. John DiNatale will discuss his memoir, "The Family Business" which tells the story of one of the oldest privately owned multi-generational detective agencies in Massachusetts.
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