Friendly Fiber Meet-ups

    When: 4th Monday of each month - 6-8pm

    Fiber Folk come gather in a friendly atmosphere with like minded crafters on the 4th Monday evening of the month in the library’s SAL room.

    Are you stuck on a project, need help or perhaps some inspiration? Maybe you just don’t like to knit or crochet by yourself, or maybe you just haven’t done a stitchery craft in years and want to get reacquainted.

    Whatever your fiber craft, come join us in a friendly, non-judgmental gathering. All levels and all fiber crafters are welcome. No registration needed - just drop in!

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    Fiber Crafternoons for Adults - Wednesdays

    When: Wednesdays from 1:30-3 pm - ongoing

    Whether you knit, crochet, spin, needle-felt, quilt or practice another stitchery craft, come join us in the SAL room for our weekly gatherings. Need some help on a project, inspiration or just to be with like-minded folk? It is all about connection and creativity. All levels are welcome, as are fiber crafters of all types. No registration needed. Just show up with your project in hand!

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    Qi Gong/Tai Chi - Fridays

    When: Fridays February 23rd - April 27th

    Qi Gong 11– 11:30
    Tai Chi 11:30-12:15

    Kenneth Russell is back! Along with Weeze Hayes and Meg Baldor, the instructors will lead another 10 week session of Qi Gong and Tai Chi.

    The Tai-Chi portion of the class follows Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis program and is suitable for both standing and seated practice.

    Beginners are welcome, as are those who are continuing in their practice.

    Participants, please register for each class and each week separately.

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    One-on-One Technology Help Sessions

    WHEN: By appointment - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

    Need help using your new tablet or laptop? Want to get started online but don’t know how? Waterbury Public Library is offering computer and other personal electronic device assistance in the form of free 30 minute one-on-one help sessions.
    Help topics we cover include:

    • Computer basics (Windows 7, 8, 10, Macs & Ipads)
    • Downloading library eBooks, audiobooks and magazines to your eReader, tablet or other device
    • Using an iPad, Kindle, Android device or smartphone
    • Setting-up an email, Facebook, Skype or other account
    • Organizing files, photos and music
    • Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • USB Flash Drives to save personal files
    • Google Drive, Cloud Computing
    • Addressing other specific questions

    Schedule a Help Session
    Currently we are scheduling 30-60 minute appointments with our Technology Librarian by appointment, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. To schedule an appointment, call 802-244-7036. Please let us know when you call what topic you would like help with.

    When scheduling a one-on-one technology help appointment, please remember:

    • Staff members are unable to troubleshoot or repair devices. The library is not liable for any damage to customer equipment that may occur during a help session.
    • Bring any device you need help with (including necessary power cords), or let the instructor know that you wish to use a library computer for instruction (Library computers run on the Windows 10 operating system).
    • Staff may not be able to provide assistance for all device types, programs, and problems. Appointments are available based on library staff availability; customers can only book sessions one at a time.
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    Book Group

    Food For Thought Book Group

    Regular meetings are usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Library, and reading selections alternate between fiction and nonfiction. New members are always welcome.

    Upcoming books:


    May 16 - Rock Island Line, by David Rhodes

    June 20 - The Invention of Nature, by Andrea Wulf


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    Genealogy Quest Group

    Are you interested in learning how to go about finding your family history?

    Join the Genealogy Quest Group, which meets here in the Library on the last Tuesday of each month (except during summer months). Meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings begin at 7:00pm and are located in the SAL room.

    Upcoming Meetings:

    (Meetings begin at 7:00pm)


    Tuesday, February 27 - Open Discussion

    Tuesday, March 27 – Rebecca Cornell presents a DNA program

    Tuesday, April 24 - Did you meet your Genealogy Goal for the past 7 months?
    Discussion of how your September goal was realized, needs more work, or hit a brick wall.

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    Car Care Workshop - 4/21 (Sat)

    Albert Caron of Waterbury Service Center is back for another Car Care Aware workshop.

    Al has a knack for breaking down complex information into easy, understandable take-aways.  In this workshop, Al will go over:

    • Maintenance - its importance & impact
    • Brake & Suspension Service - is it necessary?
    • Oil Change Intervals - why do the manufacturers differ so?
    • Fuel Economy & the Environment - why maintaining mileage is important.

    Call to register  244-7036

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    Community Socrates Cafe & Gallery Walk - 4/26 (Thurs) (Harwood Union Library)

    “What is Gained & What is Lost When We Move?”


    Thursday, April 26th from 5 - 7:15 pm in the Harwood Union High School Library

    A Celebration of Harwood’s Links to the Global Community: Gallery Walk and Socrates Café.

    These gatherings are open to all members of the community, regardless of age, experience or background. Refreshments from Vermont and around the globe will be served.

    Listen, Learn, Question...


    5 pm - Gallery Walk: Featuring Interactive Exhibits  

    Harwood’s links to the International Community, Harwood’s International Students, and presentations by students engaged in international service, relief work, and refugee resettlement efforts.

    6 pm - Community Socrates Café:

    Focusing on the question,  What is Gained & What is Lost When We Move?” facilitated by Harwood Students.



    Sponsored by Harwood Union HS, the Joslin Memorial Library and the Waterbury Public Library



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    Backyard Composting - 4/28 (Sat)

    When: Saturday, April 28th, 10-11 am

    Have some banana peels and apple cores? Don’t throw them away! Compost!

    The Mad River Resource Management Alliance (MRRMA) is back for another workshop on composting.

    • How to Compost
    • Where to Compost
    • Why We Compost
    • And How Much Fun it is to be a composter!

    Come to the workshop and you are eligible to purchase a Soil Saver Compost Bin for only $26.00. Interested in processing meat or bones at home?  Inquire about our Green Cones. Special price for participants.

    For more information and to register: contact John Malter at by April 26th

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    Frauds, Scams & Con Artists - 4/30 (Mon)

    FRAUDS, SCAMS & CON-ARTISTS - Coming to a computer near you!

    When: Monday, April 30th from 6-7:30 pm
    New frauds and scams pop up daily -- identity theft, investment fraud, Medicare fraud, and imposter scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money. Elliott Greenblott, Coordinator of AARP's Vermont Fraud Watch Network will present an overview of crimes committed on the internet and personal protection steps you can take.
    Please call the library at 244-7036 to register.
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