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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.

 



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A Boston Public Library eCard is a virtual library card that gives you free access to all of BPL's online databases and downloadable media. All Massachusetts residents aged 13 and older may register online for an eCard. If you have reached your limit of eBooks with your Reading libr
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Library Closed for Move to 64 Middlesex Ave.

The Library and bookdrop at 80 General Way are closed pending our move back to the newly renovated and expanded library building at 64 Middlesex Avenue. Be sure to check out our online resources and other area libraries for materials and services.
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One Week Left! Library Closing Soon

The temporary library and book drop at 80 General Way will close at 5pm on Friday, August 19. We will be closed for at least 4 weeks while we move back to 64 Middlesex Ave.
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Stay Informed: Sign Up for Library News Alerts

With the upcoming move to 64 Middlesex Ave, you'll want to make sure you stay informed about all the exciting changes at the Reading Public Library. Did you know you can receive weekly emails with the latest news from the Library?
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It’s Almost Time! Temporary Library Closing Soon

The Library's Big Move Back is coming! It is almost time for the the temporary Library at 80 General Way to close. Our last day open will be Friday, August 19.
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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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