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World Book Night

Wednesday, April 23 at 6 PM at the Waterbury Public Library

The Waterbury Public Library is proud to be a World Book Night "giver": on April 23, starting at 6 PM, we will be giving out 20 copies of "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple to light or non-readers. Click here to read a synopsis and several reviews of the book. Books will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.
In an ambitious campaign to help promote reading, a half million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America will be giving away free books to light or non-readers, or to those without means or access to a printed book. The books to be given were chosen in a vote by bookseller's, librarians, givers, and represent a wide array of award-winning and bestselling adult and YA authors. 

So, if you know someone who doesn't read much, or doesn't have access to free, printed books, please send them our way for a free paperback edition of "Where'd You Go Bernadette"on April 23rd - guaranteed for a good laugh, AND a good story!

Do you know someone who doesn't read much, but could use a good story and a good laugh? Then please send them our way on April 23rd!




The Friends of the Waterbury Public Library's Annual Spring Tea Event!

Meet Eleanor Roosevelt: Wife, Mother and First Lady

Sunday, May 4, 2:00 PM, at the Waterbury American Legion

Yes, you read that correctly! Our generous Friends of the Waterbury Public Library are having their annual Spring Tea event on Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 PM at the American Legion Post 59, and have hired Eleanor Roosevelt to come talk about her life from 1905 to 1945 as wife, mother and First Lady.

Actress Elena Dodd brings life to Eleanor Roosevelt in this one-woman drama and historical interpretation of the four decades of her marriage to FDR, including her adventures as a controversial First Lady in the 1930's and 1940's. With a frank, often humorous look at some of her struggles, she recalls her years as a timid young wife and mother, and her growing involvement in politics and social issues. A dialogue with audience will follow the presentation.

This is a FREE Vermont Humanities Council event, open to the public, and,     as always, the Friends will provide an array of delicious refreshments.


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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.

Next program:

The next scheduled date for Genealogy Quest is April 28, 2014.

"Make it @ The Library": Noontime Knitters

Anyone of varying ability is welcome to drop in the Library every Tuesday afternoon, from noon – 1PM.  We can even teach you the basics.

If you crochet, needlepoint, or tat - come and make it at the library! 


Food For Thought Book Discussion Group:

Click here for Food for Thought group book discussion information


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