64 Middlesex Ave. | Reading, MA 01867 | 781-944-0840

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

Museum Passes

Museum Passes Available

Our wide array of museum and other area attraction passes are now available to book.
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LiveWires Presents: Storyteller’s Showcase

Tue, October 25 @ 7:00 p.m. Reading Public Library Community Room, 64 Middlesex Ave. In the spirit of The Moth Radio Hour and Massmouth; five seasoned storytellers tell tales comic & tragic. A story slam will follow: You are invited to tell a 5 minute story on the theme "brand new
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Calendar

Fall Calendar of Events

We've got plenty of great things in store for you this fall! There will be author visits, discussion groups, meet ups, storytimes and more!
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We’re Almost There!

We can't wait to see you all soon at 64 Middlesex Avenue, and hope you can join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1pm on Sunday, October 2, followed by our normal open hours from 2-5 that day. Until then, here are some sneak peek photos!
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Looking for Great Programs While We’re Closed?

The Commonwealth Calendar, hosted by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, is a new way to find out about programs happening at libraries throughout Massachusetts.
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Download MORE with a BPL eCard!

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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