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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:  We are experimenting with a new format for our morning series. 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 third Tuesday evening of each month, this evening program presents authors and speakers to entertain and inform.


LiveWires Events

LIVEWIRES PRESENTS: A Mississippi Delta Blues Concert

Celebrate summer as ‘Poor Howard” Stith and Mike ‘Bullfrog” Rogers bring alive the Mississippi Delta blues tradition.
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LiveWires Presents: Lessons Learned on the Pacific Crest Trail

Tuesday July 21 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant Street, Reading Hikers and adventurers! Wendy Johnston will present stunning photographs and lessons-learned in her hike of the Pacific Crest Trail
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LIVEWIRES PRESENTS: Troubadours & Troublemakers

This presentation will examine three of the greatest protest singers of the twentieth century: Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan.
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LiveWires Miniseries: Chair Yoga

Join LiveWires favorite yogi Katherine Bicer for this three-part chair yoga and mindfulness series which is gentle and suitable for most abilities
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LiveWires Presents: Hank Phillippi Ryan

LiveWires Presents: An Evening with Hank Phillipi Ryan Tuesday May 12, 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant St, Reading
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LiveWires Presents: April in Paris Garden Tour

After a long hard New England winter Chris Redford of the Crystal Garden Club invites you to step into the lush gardens of Paris; venture into the formal gardens of Versailles, a simple park at Montmartre, the Eiffel Tower and Luxembourg Gardens, then into the countryside of Giverny
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LiveWires Miniseries: Birdwatching Basics

Join expert birder Dave Williams, a life-long resident of Reading who has been birding for 35 years, in this hands-on class. Topics covered: bird identification, essential equipment, & best places for birdwatching in Eastern Massachusetts. Though there is no registration or requir
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LiveWires Presents: The Family Business; Boston P.I.

Tuesday March 17, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant Street. John DiNatale will discuss his memoir, "The Family Business" which tells the story of one of the oldest privately owned multi-generational detective agencies in Massachusetts.
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Cancelled: LiveWires Presents Author Ellen Cooney

Due to travel conditions in Ms. Cooney's native Maine, the February 24th LiveWires Presents has been cancelled.
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