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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: 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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LiveWires Presents: Exploring the Charles River

Tuesday June 27 @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm Location: Community Room A & B Author and local river expert, Kathleen Rowe shares a wealth of information on the ins and out of many stops along this scenic river. Discover great adventures and surprising historic landmarks and places of qui
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Holiday Closing: Independence Day

The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. We wish you and your family a safe and fun holiday.
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Summer Reading is Here!

Build a Better World, June 16 to August 12, 2017. Readers and listeners of all ages are invited to join our annual summer reading program. This summer, we will "Build a Better World" through creativity, literature, community and fun.
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LiveWires: Reducing Stress through Meditation

Reducing Stress through Meditation Wed 6/21 @ 10:00 am, RPL. Come to this workshop to learn a simple yet powerful meditation technique that can help enrich your personal, professional and spiritual life.
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Summer Program Guides are Here!

Stop by the library to pick up a copy of our Summer 2017 program guide. We've got loads of great programs for all ages over the next 3 months including book discussions, concerts, performers, hands-on tech and art programs, plus much more.
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LiveWires: A Combat Experience in Vietnam with John Olivere

Tuesday, May 23 @ 7:00 pm Author, veteran, Purple Heart recipient, and musician John Olivere will discuss his book, "We Regret To Inform You: A Combat Experience In Vietnam".
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Civil Civics: First Amendment Freedoms

Wed May 17 @ 7:00 pm Civil Civics: First Amendment Freedoms Join fellow citizens & an ACLU advocate for a lively refresher on the five First Amendment freedoms. Because Democracy is not a spectator sport!
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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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