Winter Felting - 1/29 (Mon)

    When: Monday, January 29th 6:30-8 pm

    Spend a fun and creative evening making a needle felted winter landscape.

    Needle felting is a craft that uses sheep’s wool and very special, very sharp needles to make a flat or three-dimensional object.  No prior experience is needed.  The wool, special needles and a protective work  surface will be provided.  All you will need to bring is your imagination.  If you wish, you may also bring a picture or photo of a winter scene or landscape for inspiration.  Because the needles are very sharp, this event is for adults and teens only.

    Please register to be sure adequate supplies are available, 244-7036.


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    All the Film’s A Stage - 2/7 (Wed)

    When: Feb. 7th, 6:00pm

    Grueling rehearsals, opening-night jitters, outsize personalities: films about the world of theater have long been a staple. Join Rick Winston in an exploration of how cinema has portrayed what goes into a theater production, from audition to rehearsal to performance.

    Clips from several films both American and foreign will be featured, including such classics as All About EveChildren of Paradise, and Topsy-Turvy.


    About the presenter
    Rick Winston - Rick has taught film history at Burlington College, Community College of Vermont, Goddard College, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
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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:

    January 17 - A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles

    February 21 - The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson

    March 21 - Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders

    April 18 - The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, by Joshua Hammer

    May 16 - Rock Island Line, by David Rhodes

    June 20 - The Invention of Nature, by Andrea Wulf


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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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    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. Meetings begin at 7:00pm and are located in the SAL room.

    Upcoming Meetings:

    (Meetings begin at 7:00pm)


    Tuesday, January 30 - Open Discussion

    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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