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Staff Pick: The Tumbling Turner Sisters

Heartwarming and surprising, The Tumbling Turner Sisters is a story of awakening—to unexpected possibilities, to love and heartbreak, and to the dawn of a new American era.
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Staff Pick: A Window Opens

A heartfelt and painfully funny debut about what happens when a wife and mother of three leaps at the chance to fulfill her professional destiny, only to learn that every opportunity comes at a price.
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Staff Pick: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

Lorraine picks … My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Lucy Barton is recovering slowly from what should have been a simple operation. Her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken for many years, comes to see her and a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all–the one between mother and daughter H
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Staff Pick: Eileen

A lonely young woman working in a boys’ prison outside Boston in the early 60s is pulled into a very strange crime, in a mordant, harrowing story of obsession and suspense, by one of the brightest new voices in fiction.
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LiveWires Presents: We Are Market Basket

LiveWires Presents: We Are Market Basket Monday, May 23 7:00 - 8:30 pm @ Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant St, Reading Can the 99% take on the 1%? Can Main Street stand up to Wall Street? Can working class heroes unite against corporate greed and win? Yes! Join us as journalist Grant Welker presents all the twists and turns in the dramatic
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LiveWires Miniseries: Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening Miniseries Wednesdays: May 4, 11, 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Police Dept Community Room, 15 Union St. Reading, MA Landscape architect Demetra Tseckares teaches organic techniques to achieve a gorgeous sustainable garden.
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LiveWires Presents: Climate Change- What it Means for New England

Tue. April 26 @ 7:00 p.m. Pleasant Street Center, Reading Quentin Prideaux, of the Climate Reality Project, presents the basic science of climate change, its effect on New England, and which actions need to be taken to protect Massachusetts.
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LiveWires Mini: Poet Tea with Wendy Mnookin

Wednesday April 13, 10 -11:00 a.m. @ Tin Bucket 12 Woburn Street Reading It's April: celebrate the power of words! Poet Wendy Mnookin reads from her new collection Dinner with Emerson. Enjoy treats + book sale + signing at Tin Bucket-Reading's new art spot.
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A Community Conversation with Racial Justice Educator Debby Irving

Community Conversation with Racial Justice Educator Debby Irving Tuesday 3/29 @ 7:00 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 239 Woburn St. Reading
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