Reading Public Library » Library News

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

What’s happening at your local library? Check back here, bookmark this page or subscribe to our weekly newsletter to see information about upcoming events, new books and services, and helpful recommendations, tutorials and tips from our librarians.

Subscribe to Library News



Reconstructing History & Genealogy with Mom’s WWII Letters

Tue, May 28 @ 7:00pm When Corinne Smith found her mother's stash of more than 100 WWII letters from over a dozen servicemen she began to trace the soldiers' family trees with one goal in mind: to return the letters in person to their children. Learn about the research methods of this on-going project and hear the stories of the soldiers and their f
Continue Reading →

Lunch book discussions for kids

Join us for one of our two lunch book discussions for kids! The next Ravenous Readers for kids in grades K through 3 is on Saturday, May 11 and the next Literary Lunch for kids in grades 3 through 5 is on Saturday, May 18. Please register ahead of time so we can make sure to order enough pizza!
Continue Reading →

Vietnamese children’s books at RPL

Know someone looking for kids' books written in Vietnamese? Send them to us! For the next few months, the Reading Public Library is hosting a deposit of kids' books in Vietnamese from the Boston Public Library.
Continue Reading →
Teen Advisory Group

May TAG

Tuesday, May 7 @ 3:30-4:30pm. Our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meets once a month and is made up of teens in grades 6-12. Join TAG and share your opinions about what you’d like to see and do at the library!
Continue Reading →

Finding a College That’s the Right Fit for You

Thursday, May 16 @ 7pm. With so many colleges to choose from, how can high school students know exactly what they’re looking for in a college? This seminar will teach you how to be a savvy college shopper. Leave with knowledge of how to evaluate schools, insights from current students, and how to approach college visits. Seminar open to parents and
Continue Reading →

May 2019 RPL Book Group Title: White Houses by Amy Bloom

The May book for the RPL Book Group is a novel of historical fiction that presents a smooth blend of fact and imagination.
Continue Reading →

Book Group Gold

Your book group will find there is something valuable, life changing, and even beautiful, in the time spent with Sang Ly in this book that takes us to a dump in Cambodia.
Continue Reading →

YUM! Cookbook Club

Cook + Eat + Discuss = YUM! Cookbook Club. Register now for the next meeting on Wednesday, May 1 from 12:00-1:00 pm.
Continue Reading →

    Aging in Place: An Exploration of the Village Movement

    Wednesday May 8, 1-3:00 pm Peter Carcia and Tom Mottl of Reading Neighbors Network, a grass-roots network of seniors dedicated to helping other seniors live independently, provide an overview of the Village Movement. Leave this session with facts, figures, and resources which may help you and your loved ones age in place.
    Continue Reading →