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Upcoming Special Programs




Wednesday, October 29, from 3- 4 PM:

"Code for Girls"

Girls learn how to make their own interactive stories and animation using code through programs such as Scratch, Hopscotch and Arduino.

This monthly program will also take place on November 19 at the same time. For girls in grades 4 through 6.

Please call the library to register: 244-7036.


Wednesday, November 5 at 1 PM

(An Early Release Day):  


Learn how to make an origami shrimp puppet with light-upeyes! Construction will consist of paper, LED lights, copper tape and a button battery. For grades 4-7.

Please call the library to register: 244-7036


Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 PM at the Crossett Brook

Middle School

Discussion of R.J. Palacio's "Wonder"

We had a WONDERful evening 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!

Monday, October 27 at 10 AM

Musical Story Time with Lesley Grant

Singing, dancing, and playing  provide a great way to learn with Lesley. For ages 18 months to 4 years old



Saturday, November 15 at Noon

DCF Book Club


On Saturday, November 15 at noon we'll discuss Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle.

You can sign-out a copy of the book and register your child for the Club at our circulation desk. Pizza and refreshments provided!
(Suitable for grades 4 - 7) 




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