Origami For Adults - 6/22 (Thurs)

    “Build a Better World, and Begin with Origami!”

    - taught by Origami Artist Gail Martin


    When: Thursday, June 22nd, 1:30 - 3:00pm

    For Teens / Adults

    Paper is an ideal building material, and we will create a number of beautiful models! During this program, we may make a heart, fox, skeletal octahedron, star box, and penguin. We will start with simple "confidence building" models to more complex models, keeping in mind that the goals of the class are to have fun and learn basic folds that can extend past this session (the internet and books are great teachers too!).

    Please call the library at 244-7036 to register.


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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.


    The book group is on hiatus until the fall. Happy Summer!

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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 laptop or stationary computer for instruction (Library computers run on either the Windows 7 or 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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    Genealogy Quest

    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.

    Upcoming Meetings:

    Tuesday, August 29 – Speaker: Ed McGuire – Irish Genealogy

    Tuesday, September 26 - Our yearly trip to Wally Wallace’s House on Blush Hill with
    Wally leading the program: "The Journals of Enoch Hayes Place", maybe a bit on DNA, and
    probably more on the ever-mysterious Moultons of New Salem and Danvers, Mass.”
    Before Wally’s program we will take a few minutes to discuss our special project that
    Debbie Fiske has suggested.

    Project: Over the summer consider what Genealogy goal you wish to reach in the coming months – this can be anything from researching one person, finding new ways to add information to your genealogies, making something for family members, making contact with “long lost” relatives or anything that you want to accomplish -- you decide what is important. As always, we will all have tips on how you can achieve this target. And if your objective shows signs of a brick wall, it can always be reset or you can report on all the theories that were tried. We will do an update in November to see how it is going for everyone. You have until the April 2018 meeting to work on your goal. We will all share our results at that meeting.

    Tuesday, October 24 - Linda Kaiser – Explaining the different types of Census that are

    Tuesday, November 28 - Open Discussion and also, updates on how the special projects are progressing.

    No meeting in December

    Tuesday, January 30 - Anita Krauth – medical instruments of past & present

    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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