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  1. Calendar Overlay Library Events (11)
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Library Events

  1. Babytime: Storytime for Babies 0-18 months

    January 27, 2023, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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    Children's Program Room

    Join your children's librarians for stories, songs, play, and Very Important Fun with other babies and caregivers. This storytime is designed for babies ages birth through 18 months. No registration is necessary, but space is strictly limited so please pick up tickets from a Children's Librarian before the program begins. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Reading Public Library. Thank you, Friends!

  2. Babytime: Storytime for Babies 0-18 months

    January 27, 2023, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    @
    Children's Program Room

    Join your children's librarians for stories, songs, play, and Very Important Fun with other babies and caregivers. This storytime is designed for babies ages birth through 18 months. No registration is necessary, but space is strictly limited so please pick up tickets from a Children's Librarian before the program begins. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Reading Public Library. Thank you, Friends!

  3. Kids Tea Party: Around the World Edition

    January 27, 2023, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
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    Children's Program Room

    Kids in grades 1-4 can join us in the children's room for a posh international tea party! Put on your fanciest hat and enjoy tea from around the world, learn about different tea customs, and have fun with some tea-rrific crafts and activies. Fancy hats not required, but feel free to dress as fancy or as not fancy as you like! If your child has any food allergies, please let us know! This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Reading Public Library.

  4. Genealogy One-on-One: Private Research Appointment

    January 27, 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    @
    History Room (Food and Drink & Arts and Crafts Not Allowed)

    Just starting your research into your family history and need some help? Looking to learn more about your house or starting the process of applying for a historic house marker? Book an appointment with our Local History and Genealogy Reference Librarian today! Together, we will sort through your research and make a plan for next steps and how the local history room can help. These meetings will be held in the Local History Room on the 2nd floor of the library. Jocelyn Gould recently joined the RPL staff after spending the last 16 years as an Interpretive Ranger at the National Parks of Boston where she gave tours of the Freedom Trail and Black Heritage Trail and presented talks at various historic sites throughout the city. Her genealogy areas of research include: Acadians in Nova Scotia and New England, North End Italians, veterans of the American Revolution, and the Black community of 19th century Massachusetts.

  5. Beads and Stories: Indigenous Jewelry Making Workshop with Thomas Green

    January 28, 2023, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    @
    Community Room A, Community Room B

    Join indigenous artist and Massachusett Tribe Educator/Historian, Thomas Green in an introduction to seed beading for ages 10 and up. In this hands on workshop Green will teach the basics of beading while sharing Massachusett traditions. All materials provided. This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Reading Library. This series is the start of a collaboration between the OESJ, and RPL called Crafting Connections: Indegenous Art, Stories and Heritage. Face coverings are not required and are welcomed while indoors at the Reading Public Library. Please follow the updated COVID-19 guidelines if you’ve tested positive, been in close contact, or are experiencing new symptoms.

  6. Mystic Valley Elder Services Series: Protective Services (Avoiding Scams!)

    January 30, 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    @
    Community Room A, Community Room B

    Krissy McKeeman is back! And this time She's bringing some friends. During each session in this three part series, an expert from Mystic Valley Elder Services will come with Krissy to teach about a different topic each week, and the resources that MVES provides to support older adults and caretakers in these areas. This week: Protective Services (Avoiding Scams)! The session dates for this series are: 1/9/2023, 1/23/2023 & 1/30/2023 You will automatically be registered for all of the sessions. You do not need to attend all of the session! Email Melissa at mseldon@noblenet.org if you need to make any cancellations. Assistive listening systems will be available in this library program. Receivers are available with headphones or induction loops for use with telecoil-enabled hearing aids. Please ask library staff members for more information.

  7. Friends of the Reading Public Library Meeting

    January 30, 2023, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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    Conference Room

    The Friends of the Reading Library is a non-profit charitable organization that enhances the library’s programs and services. The Friends’ mission is to hold annual fundraisers in order to sponsor events and programs not funded by the town. Our monthly meetings are held at the library, the 4th Monday of the month from 7-9. We meet from September through May with the exception of December. Please join us if you are interested in supporting our wonderful library and meeting new people.

  8. KidLit Fan Club! A Book Group for Adults

    January 30, 2023, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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    Children's Program Room

    Adult fans of children's and young adult books sign up for a book discussion about all things KidLit! This month, we are reading Ain't Burned All the Bright by Jason Reynolds and Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson. Copies of the titles will be put on hold for registrants.

  9. Toddler Time

    January 31, 2023, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    @
    Community Room A, Community Room B

    Join us for a fun half hour of stories, songs and other learning activities! This weekly class is designed to jump-start early literacy skills for walkers and "wobblers." No registration is necessary, but space is strictly limited so please pick up tickets from a Children's Librarian up to 30 minutes before the program begins. This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Reading Public Library.

  10. Word of Mouth Book Discussion

    January 31, 2023, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Conference Room

    Have you read any good books lately? Stop by and share! Join us for an informal monthly discussion of what people are currently reading. It's a great way to learn about new books and authors. Our motto is the Andre Maurois quote- "In literature, as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others."

  11. Terrific Tuesdays

    January 31, 2023, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
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    Community Room B

    Early childhood specialists from the North Suburban Family Resource Network lead this playgroup for children ages 18 months and older. Registration with the Family Resource Network is required. You can sign up for any of their programs including this one exclusively through their newsletter, which you can sign up here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Main Page Community Events - Calendar

  1. Senior Center/Community Center Public Forum

    January 31, 2023, 7:00 PM
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    Pleasant Street Center

    Public Forum

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Main Page Meetings Calendar - Home Page

  1. Select Board

    January 28, 2023, 8:30 AM

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  2. Council on Aging

    January 31, 2023, 7:00 PM

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  3. Legal Notice - Zoning Board of Appeals

    January 31, 2023, 7:00 PM

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  4. Reading Center for Active Living Committee

    January 31, 2023, 7:00 PM

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  5. Select Board

    January 31, 2023, 7:00 PM

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  6. Zoning Board of Appeals

    January 31, 2023, 7:00 PM

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