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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: Black Holes, Spacetime, & Gravitational Waves Oh My!

Tue, Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm, RPL Community Room Vladimir Liberman explains the extraordinary ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves
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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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