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  • LiveWires

Lifelong Learning in the Library

LiveWires is a program series designed for persons 55 and better to introduce them to different ways of thinking about midlife and retirement. Join us for a stimulating lifelong learning experience!

LiveWires Coffee & More series: Held on the second Wednesday of each month, this morning program offers speakers, films and discussions on a variety of topics, preceded by a social time with refreshments.

LiveWires Presents series: Held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, this evening program presents authors and speakers to entertain and inform.

Please see our calendar for upcoming events or download the January-April 2014 LiveWires Brochure.



LiveWires Events

LiveWires: “Haunted New England”

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. (Location: Pleasant St. Center) We’re kicking off this season’s LiveWires: Lifelong Learning at the Library with a spine-tingling presentation melding historical fact with legend to uncover New England’s haunted past.
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Save the Date: LiveWires Presents A Haunted History of New England

Take a spine-tingling tour of New England's spookiest times and places. Please note that during library renovations all LiveWires programs will take place at The Pleasant Street Center at 49 Pleasant Street, Reading.
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LiveWires Presents E.J. Graff on What is Marriage For?

Tuesday, April 29 @ 7:00 p.m. E.J. Graff,  journalist, author, and public speaker, will discuss the social and historical aspects of marriage with her trademark witty, irreverent, informed insight on a social justice issues. Graff is the author of What Is Marriage For? The Strange Soc
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Livewires Coffee & More: My Name: My Identity Memoir Workshop

Wednesday April 9  @ 10:00 a.m. (Coffee & socializing @ 9:30) To celebrate the power of names in The Big Read book The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri we’ve invited popular professor of English and poet Nancy Genevieve Kohl to help explore the history & meaning of your name in
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LiveWires Presents: Herstory: Remarkable New England Women

Tuesday, February 25 @ 7:00 p.m. Brush up on New England history with portraits of the extraordinary women who shaped the institutions, values, and image of our country.  From Lucy Stone to Clara Barton by way of Margaret Fuller, this presentation showcases pioneering humanitarians, s
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LiveWires Coffee & More: Chair Yoga

Wednesday, February 12, @ 10:00 a.m. (refreshments & socializing @ 9:30) Enjoy this popular program for mental and physical fitness. Learn yoga stretches, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques that can be done anywhere. Wear comfortable clothing and come ready to relax.
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