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  • LiveWires

Lifelong Learning in the Library

LiveWires is a program series 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: 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 fourth Tuesday of each month, this evening program presents authors and speakers to entertain and inform.

Please see our calendar for upcoming events or download the January-April 2014 LiveWires Brochure.

LiveWires Events

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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LiveWires Presents: New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories

Tuesday, January 28th @ 7:00 p.m. WCVB’s Chronicle Reporter and Massachusetts native Ted Reinstein will read from, sell, and sign copies of his book New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories. This is a collection of colorful facts, stories and anecdotes, plus un
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LiveWires Coffee & More: Qigong for Health & Relaxation

Wednesday January 8th @ 10:00 a.m. (refreshments & socializing at 9:30) Certified yoga instructor Allison Sloan of Finding Inner Peace will teach this traditional Chinese practice which integrates simple physical postures, breathing technique, and focused intention. This gentle pr
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LiveWires Coffee & More: Zentangle

Wednesday, December 11th @ 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Zen what? Susan Smith teaches this easy, relaxing, fun technique which creates beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. No need for art experience or inclination. Space is limited, please register. All materials provided. (Co
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LiveWires Presents: The Kennedy Assassination 50 Years Later

Tuesday, November 26 @ 7:00 p.m. Where were you on November 22, 1963? The date  president John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas lives on in our collective memory. Even fifty years after that tragic day there are questions and controversies surrounding the death of one of Ma
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LiveWires Coffee & More: Give Local Holiday Bazaar & Cookie Bake-Off

Wednesday, Nov 13th Refreshments @ 9:30 a.m. Presentations @ 10:00 Are you puzzling over the perfect gift for Aunt Sue, the postman, your godson, that nice neighbor who helps shovel your sidewalk? The Reading Public Library and the Buy Local Task Force can help!  Reading is home to a
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