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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 Workshops:  Classes are typically held on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

LiveWires Presents: Typically held on the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at 7:00 p.m.,  programs presents authors and speakers to entertain and inform.


LiveWires Events

Winter Program Guides are Here!

Join us, won't you? We're offering a wide array of FREE educational and entertaining programs this winter. Browse our interactive Winter Program Guide PDF.
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Holiday Closing: Thanksgiving

The Library will close at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22 and remain closed through Thanksgiving Day, November 23. Regular hours will resume on Friday, November 24, 2017.
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LiveWires Presents: Holiday Concert with Merrimack Valley Chorus

Tuesday, November 28 @ 7:00 pm ​It's the most wonderful time of year and the Merrimack Valley A Capella Chorus wants to share beloved carols, hymns, romantic songs, and rockin' party classics with you!
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We Love Our Friends!

October 15-21 is National Friends of Libraries Week, an opportunity for the Reading Public Library to thank our Friends and encourage others to join their efforts. They do so much to help make our library a vibrant community hub. If you love the library and love making new friends, jo
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LiveWires Presents: Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience”

Tuesday, October 24 @ 7:00 p.m. In celebration of the Bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, Tom Hersey, Professor of English at UMass Lowell, will lecture on Thoreau’s essay Civil Disobedience, which has become a manual for social protest with relevance to this day.
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Basics of Tonalism Workshop

Tuesday, October 17 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm Location: Innovation Studio Learn the basics of Tonalism, using transparent oils, paper towels,  a few brushes, and your fingertip. The mystery of early dawn and sunset  will illuminate on your canvas! Tonalism is an artistic style of painting,
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LiveWires Presents: An Accidental Big Year with Neil Hayward

Tue, 9/26 @ 7:00 pm Boston birder Neil Hayward will discuss his new book “Lost Among the Birds: Accidentally Finding Myself in One Very Big Year.
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LiveWires Workshop: Get Organized!

Wednesday, September 13 @ 10:00-11:30 am. A workshop designed to help you simplify and get organized! This class will offer strategies to reduce clutter and increase the functionality of your space.
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Learn to Sew @The Studio

Wednesdays, September 13,  27, October 11, 25 @ 7:00-9:00 pm Location: Innovation Studio Learn to sew in this four week session with local sewing instructors Anna Demeter and Mary Ellen Downey. Each week participants will learn something new, building on what they have learned in the
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