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Waterbury Reads "Wonder"

Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 PM

in the Crossett Brook Middle School Library

More than 100 Vermont communities are taking part in the Vermont Humanities sponsored, statewide, one-book community reading of " Wonder", R.J. Palacio's bestselling, inspiring story about the power, and the importance, of kindness - in everyone's life.

We had a WONDERful evening on October 23 at CBMS meeting the Sanborn family, whose vivacious and outspoken 11 year old daughter, Olivia, was born with a craniofacial abnormality, similar to Wonder's Auggie Pullman. It was amazing to hear how their personal story echoed that in RJ Palacio's book.
We hope you'll join us on Thursday, November 13, again in the CBMS library at 6:30 PM, when we will have a thought provoking, engaging and lively discussion of the book and other fun activities related to kindness and acceptance.
Wonder is an inspiring story about the power, and the importance, of kindness - in everyone's life. It's the story of fifth-grader Auggie Pullman who was born with a facial congenital birth defect. Wonder traces Auggie's journey through his first year in middle school, where he experiences the challenges of being shunned - and the satisfactions of belonging n a world where differences can both set us apart and bring us together. In short, it is a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

The Waterbury Public Library has a limited number of copies of "Wonder" at our circulation desk. Please feel free to come and sign-out a copy - you don't need your library card to do so. We want as many people as possible to share this event with us! Light refreshments will also be provided.

By the way, Wonder was the winner of the 2014 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award!


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Ongoing Programs

Genealogy Quest:

Genealogy Quest meets the last Tuesday of every month (except during Summer months) at 7 PM upstairs in the Library (unless otherwise noted). All meetings are free and open to the public.

The next meeting is on October 28 upstairs in the Library. This month's program welcomes John & Susie Roberts with "Solving the Mysteries of Photos".  
Free and open to the public.


Food For Thought Book Discussion Group: 

Click here for Food for Thought group book discussion information


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