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Reading History: What Does It Takes To Paint A Train Depot?

Back in 1963 the depot was in dire need of painting, grime had built up and the red paint was barely visible. According to articles in The Chronicle in the autumn of '63, the selectmen could not decide what color to paint it, so their wives were consulted. They decided the building should be elephant gray and the trim oyster white.
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Annual event not to be missed! BoSwaMoCo

It's almost here! Our annual BoSwaMoCo for teens is December 5! Mark your calendar for this fun filled event featuring a book swap, movie & cocoa!
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RPL Values: Community

The staff at the Reading Public Library is guided daily by our Core Values, which inform our Vision and Mission. One of our 7 Core Values is: COMMUNITY. We take pride in being Reading's community center, and strive to create an environment that is welcoming to all.
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November Book Buffet

Share a pizza slice and book advice with other teen readers! Meet once a month for a pizza buffet and share your latest favorite reads!
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Media Monday: Blues

I got the blues. How about you? These folks can help you through it.
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Teennovation: Rube Goldberg Machine Workshop

Design and build a Rube Goldberg machine in this workshop presented by educator Jay Mankita. Goofy fun and real engineering with tools & hardware, all with a bit of Rube Goldberg history thrown into the mix!
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KidLit Staff Pick: The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

Mary picks this quirky, current MCBA book for upper elementary readers.
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BookFind Friday: Book Group Picks

If you're the one choosing titles for your book group this are 3 proven winners.
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