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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

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 l
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Basics of Tonalism Workshop

Tuesday, October 17 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm Location: Innovation Studio Learn the basics of Tonalism, using transparent oils, paper towels,  a few brushes, and your fingertip. The mystery of early dawn and sunset  will illuminate on your canvas! Tonalism is an artistic style of painting,
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LiveWires Presents: An Accidental Big Year with Neil Hayward

Tue, 9/26 @ 7:00 pm Boston birder Neil Hayward will discuss his new book “Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year.
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LiveWires Workshop: Get Organized!

Wednesday, September 13 @ 10:00-11:30 am. A workshop designed to help you simplify and get organized! This class will offer strategies to reduce clutter and increase the functionality of your space.
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Fall Program Calendars are Here!

Next time you're at the library, pick up a copy of our September through November program guide. You won't want to miss the fabulous educational and entertaining events we have lined up!
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Learn to Sew @The Studio

Wednesdays, September 13,  27, October 11, 25 @ 7:00-9:00 pm Location: Innovation Studio Learn to sew in this four week session with local sewing instructors Anna Demeter and Mary Ellen Downey. Each week participants will learn something new, building on what they have learned in the
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LiveWires Presents: “Poor Howard” Stith & Mike “Bullfrog” Rogers Play the Blues

Tuesday August 22 @ 7:00 pm Back by popular demand! Poor Howard Stith and Mike Bullfrog Rogers perform authentic blues of the 20’s and 30’s with all the passion and flair of two old troubadours.
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Techniques for Better Drawing

Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19, October 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: Innovation Studio Local artist Brian Kimerer will lead this four part hands-on program.   Learn and and discuss techniques that will help you draw better. Prior drawing experience is not necessary. Recommen
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LiveWires: To Bee or Not To Bee: Hive Survival & Honey Tasting

Tuesday July 25 @ 7:00 pm Travel inside a beehive to learn about this fascinating, hardworking, social insect & its vital role in humanity’s survival on Earth. After the presentation bee whisperer Kenneth Warchol offers a variety of fine local honey to sample.
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