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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:  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 fourth Tuesday evening of each month, this evening program presents authors and speakers to entertain and inform.


LiveWires Events

LiveWires Presents: Child Labor in the Chocolate Industry

Tue, Jan 24, @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm, Community Room Join us for an inter-generational program that looks at child trafficking in the cocoa industry with author Tara Sullivan and a screening of an investigative documentary on the topic.
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LiveWires Miniseries: On Death & Dying

LiveWires Miniseries: On Death & Dying Wednesdays November 2, 9, & 16 @ 7:00 pm A three part series on various aspects of death and dying
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LiveWires Presents: Storyteller’s Showcase

Tue, October 25 @ 7:00 p.m. Reading Public Library Community Room, 64 Middlesex Ave. In the spirit of The Moth Radio Hour and Massmouth; five seasoned storytellers tell tales comic & tragic. A story slam will follow: You are invited to tell a 5 minute story on the theme "brand new
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LiveWires Presents: Brilliant Beacons a History of the American Lighthouse

Tue, 7/26 @ 7:00 PM, 49 Pleasant St. Reading. Eric Jay Dolin, best-selling author of Leviathan, presents a lively history of American lighthouses. Book sale & signing to follow.
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Borrow the Unexpected: Bushnell Binoculars

Do you enjoy bird watching?  Searching for something from a distance?    Interested in trying out a pair of binoculars?   Borrow the Reading Public Library’s binoculars!  The binoculars come with a Birds of Massachusetts field guide and instruction manual.  The Reading Public Li
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LiveWires Presents: Wicked Pissed-New England’s Most Famous Feuds

Tuesday June 28 @ 7:00 PM, 49 Pleasant St. Reading WCVB “Chronicle” reporter Ted Reinstein offers tales of fights, spats and brawls that have shaped New England
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LiveWires Presents: We Are Market Basket

LiveWires Presents: We Are Market Basket Monday, May 23 7:00 - 8:30 pm @ Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant St, Reading Can the 99% take on the 1%? Can Main Street stand up to Wall Street? Can working class heroes unite against corporate greed and win? Yes! Join us as journalis
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LiveWires Miniseries: Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening Miniseries Wednesdays: May 4, 11, 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Police Dept Community Room, 15 Union St. Reading, MA Landscape architect Demetra Tseckares teaches organic techniques to achieve a gorgeous sustainable garden.
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LiveWires Presents: Climate Change- What it Means for New England

Tue. April 26 @ 7:00 p.m. Pleasant Street Center, Reading Quentin Prideaux, of the Climate Reality Project, presents the basic science of climate change, its effect on New England, and which actions need to be taken to protect Massachusetts.
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