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  • LiveWires

Lifelong Learning in the Library

LiveWires is 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:  Temporarily on hold during renovations. Stay tuned for details. 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 third Tuesday evening of each month, this evening program presents authors and speakers to entertain and inform.


LiveWires Events

Holiday Crafts for Grownups

Tuesday, December 16 @ 7:00 p.m. Location: Pleasant St. Center Join us for a fun night of good old fashioned holiday arts & crafts.   Led by our creative and enthusiastic staff, this year’s event will feature 8 simple “make-and-take” crafts that include decorations and gifts. Be s
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LiveWires Presents: Holiday Help

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. (location: Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant St. Reading) Whether host or guest, get ideas on decorating, wine and cheese pairings, hostess gifts, and setting the perfect table. Join local business owners for a festive evening with flower arran
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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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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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