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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: 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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LiveWires Miniseries: North Shore History in a Nutshell

Announcing our first miniseries: North Shore History in a Nutshell. Join Jim McAllister - historian, photographer, author, teacher, and tour guide - for a fresh look at North Shore history.
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LiveWires Presents: Grand Alaskan Birding Adventure

Tuesday, January 20 @ 7:00 p.m. (location: Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant St. Reading) Join Reading resident and longtime birder Dave Williams on a grand Alaskan adventure.
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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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