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Upcoming Special Programs




Tuesday, October 21 at 3 PM Pumpkin Carving

Family Pumpkin Carving and Spooky Tales

We'll provide the pumpkins (or feel free to bring your own); you supply supervision of little fingers and your own carving tools. The carving begins at 3pm then listen to Halloween tales at 4 pm. Please call the library to register:  244-7036.



Two Nights of "Wonder"

Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 PM and

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.

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-in a world  where differences can both set us apart and bring us together.


Because of the wealth of discussion and activity opportunities surrounding the subject matter in Wonder, we have organized TWO events to bring this all important topic to light.

-We are honored to host the Sanborn family from Richmond on Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 PM in the CBMS library. The Sanborn's 10 year old daughter, Olivia, was born with a rare craniofacial syndrome called Pfeiffer Syndrome - a similar facial abnormality as the book's main character, Auggie Pullman. They will be sharing a powerpoint presentation about their experiences, challenges and joys of raising her - they are a real live Wonder family!

-The second event will be held on Thursday, November 13, again in the CBMS library at 6:30 PM, when we will have a lively discussion of the book and other fun activities related to kindness and acceptance. 

Both events are being co-hosted by the Waterbury Public Library, Jen Hill from Crossett Brook Middle School, and Jacki McCarty from Harwood Union Middle School.


We hope you can join us in discovering with others the power of reading, and reflecting on the ways we can choose kindness and inclusion in our communities. Both evenings promise to be thought provokingand engaging, with other activities being planned.

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


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 4through 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"

See details above.

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) 


Check out the new 2014

Children's Fall Programs brochure

for all the programs!



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