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Laugh-a-Lot Film Festival

Laughter is the best medicine! Join us every Wednesday afternoon from January 2 to February 13 to kick-back and burst out laughing to a funny family film.
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Play Chess or Backgammon @The Studio

Join us monthly to learn and play chess in the studio. The next few dates are December 22, January 26 and February 23.
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Best Books 2018: Teen Edition

Looking for a holiday gift idea or maybe figuring out your next read? These teen titles (grades 6-12) are repeatedly featured on many "best of the year" lists from respected review sources like School Library Journal, New York Times, and Kirkus Reviews.
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2019 Photographer in Residence Selected

The Reading Public Library is proud to announce that RMHS student Mason Haynes has been selected to be the library’s first Photographer in Residence. This new program commences in 2019 in celebration of the library’s 150 years of service and also in recognition of the Town of Readings 375th anniversary.
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January 2019 RPL Book Group Title: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Join RPL Book Group on Jan. 8 to discuss this epic family saga, an odyssey through rural Mississippi’s past and present.
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Jan. 2019 Pints+Pages: Reader’s Choice

Thursday, January 3 @ 7-9pm. Meet up at Panera in Wilmington for a night of Reader's Choice! You share your latest favorite reads, watches & listens! Plus get great recommendations from others. Bring along at least two (books, movies, series, podcasts, etc.) to share!
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Staff Picks: What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha

Susanne was a little reluctant to pick this nonfiction title up but was very glad she did.
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Great Decisions Series

Dr. Craig Brandt returns for another 8-week, 8-part Great Decisions Series focusing on important U.S. and international current topics. Adults of all levels of knowledge and background are welcome. REGISTRATION BEGINS JANUARY 2. Space is limited.
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Teen Winter Vacation Movie

Wednesday, December 26 @ 1pm. Meet up with friends for an INCREDIBLE movie and some serious snacks. This animated sequel is filled with fun, action and lots of laughs.
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