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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: An Exploration of Wealth Inequality with Author & Activist Chuck Collins

Tuesday, April 25 @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm RPL Community Room As the author of Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good  Chuck Collins explores solutions that will bridge the ever growing wealth g
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Library Closing: Staff Development Day

The Library will be closed on Friday, April 28, 2017 for a staff development day. Regular hours will resume on Saturday, April 29.
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LiveWires Presents: Folk Rock Duo Knock on Wood

Tue, Mar 28 @ 7:00pm, RPL Community Room. Enjoy a musical mix covering The Beatles Steely Dan, The Dropkick Murphys & original songs with excellent musicianship, tight harmonies and loads of fun.
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Writer in Residence @ RPL with Poet and English Professor Nancy Genevieve Kohl

Writer in Residence @ RPL with Poet & English Professor Nancy Genevieve Kohl: Reminiscing with Recipes Tue, 3/21, 10-12, Flash Fiction & Poetry Workshop Thu, 3/23, 7-8:30pm, Poetry Open Mic Prep Thu, 3/30, 7- 8:30pm, Poetry Open Mic Fri, 4/7, 7-8:30pm
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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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