Booked For Breakfast - 4/24 & 5/22

    WhenMeets Mondays, March 27, April 24, and May 22 from 9-10.  SAL room.

    A different kind of book club.  Bring what you are currently reading and join us for muffins and coffee as we share our ideas, insights and musings.

    Enter through the library's program room entrance.

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    Money Smart Week - April 24th-28th

    Waterbury Public Library and Merchant’s Bank are teaming up to present  their Financial Educations Series in Conjunction with Smart Money Week.


    Have you wondered if you are “ready” for the unexpected? Sometimes life’s unexpected, and even expected challenges can throw you off course. Come learn how to get your financial house in order.


    If you are currently experiencing a tough financial time, or want information just in case, this course will help develop strategies in evaluating your current financial situation, develop and implement a financial recovery plan and track your progress!


    In our digital world, deceptive and fraudulent financial practices are a growing industry and increasing concern. Learn how to recognize and reduce your risk of financial exploitation, and protect against identity theft. Common scams will be discussed, along with strategies to avoid becoming a victim. If you have been a victim of a scam, learn the steps you can take to recover.

    Please call the library to register - 244-7036. Attend one or all!

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    Friends of the Library Annual Tea - 4/30 (Sun)

    When: Sunday, April 30th, 2pm

    Nancy Marie Brown presents: The Far Traveler - Voyages of a Viking Woman

    According to the medieval Icelanding sagas, a Viking woman came to the New World 500 years before Columbus. Gudrid the Far-Traveler, sister-in-law of the explorer Leif Eiriksson, tried to set up a colony on the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence around the year 1000. While this story was long thought to be a myth, author Nancy Marie Brown tells how more and more of Gudrid's story is being proven true by recent archaeological digs in Newfoundland, Greenland, and Iceland.

    Tea and Refreshments will be served.


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    Introduction to Trout Fishing - 5/6 (Sat)

    When: Saturday May 6th, 9:30-1:30

    The Vermont Fish and Wildlife and “Let’s Go Fishing” certified program instructors will take your angling to the next level with this FREE Intro to Trout Fishing with Spinning Equipment. Learn to target trout with spinning equipment and review your knowledge of ecology, knot tying, casting and lure making. We’ll begin in the SAL room of the library and then take a walk to the Winooski to practice our skills. Loaner equipment is available upon request. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring a bag lunch. Teens through adults.

    Preregistration required by emailing:
    or calling 802-505-5562 to reserve your spot.

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    Community Socrates Café - 5/10 (Wed)


    “Does Privacy Matter in our Country Today?”

    All members of the community, young and old, are invited to attend this discussion on this important topic. Bring your ideas, your questions, your concerns, your openness to this first Socrates Café hosted by the Waterbury Public Library.  Harwood students experienced in leading Socratic dialogues will facilitate the discussions.

    Wednesday, May 10th 6:30—8 p.m.

    For more information: contact Katherine Cadwell at HUHS, katherinewcadwell or Judi Byron at the Waterbury Library 244-7036,


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    Local Mushrooms & Herbal Tonics - 5/13 (Sat)

    When: Saturday, May 13th 10-11 am in the SAL Room

    Join local herbalist and wildcrafter Chuck Riffenburg for a discussion on local mushrooms and herbal tonics.  Learn how you can identify safe mushrooms and wildcraft herbs and create a healthy lifestyle.  After the presentation and Q & A, you’ll have a chance to sample medicinal mushroom tea and extracts!

    Please call the library at 802-244-7036 to register.


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    Book Group - 5/17

    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 next meeting will be May 17th.  We will be discussing The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

    Copies of the book are available to sign out at the Circulation Desk while supplies last.


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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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