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Lifelong Learning in the Library

LiveWires is specially designed for those 55 and better to inspire connection and curiosity. All are welcome to join.

In the Studio :  Workshops, both single classes and series,  offer a hands-on approach to creative learning.

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


LiveWires Events

LiveWires Presents: Rivals unto Death, Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr

Tuesday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm Location: Community Room Author Rick Beyer tells the epic tale of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's illustrious yet eccentric political careers and their deadly 30 year feud. Book sale to follow.
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LiveWires Coffee & More

LiveWires: Immigrant Survival in the Great Depression, Wed. 12/13 @ 10:00 am Have a cup of coffee and hear the family immigration narratives of Peter Carcia and Dan Leclerc.
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LiveWires: The Science of Medical Marijuana

Thursday, December 7 @1:30 - 3:00 pm Harvard Neuroscientist and Cannabis Researcher Dr. Staci Gruber discusses the science of medical marijuana. This program is hosted by Reading Elder and Human Services and Reading Public Library.
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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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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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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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