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World Book Night

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

On April 23 - Shakespeare's birthday - 25,000 volunteers from Kodiak to Key West will give away half a million free books in more than 6,000 towns and cities across America. World Book Night U.S.(WBN) is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to light or non-readers to help promote reading. The chosen WBN books to be given away are by a wide array of award winning and bestselling adult and YA authors, as well as classics, books in Spanish, and books in Large Print. The assortment of 39 WBN titles is based on diversity in subject matter, age level, gender, ethnicity and geography. The books were chosen in a vote by bookseller's, librarians, givers.

The Waterbury Public Library is very proud to be a World Book Night giver. On April 23, starting at 6 PM, we will be handing out 20 copies of "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple to light or non-readers only.

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!



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.



Teen Advisory Group

Are you a student age 12 to 17 who would like to help the library choose new young adult books and plan programs and activities for teens? Come to the next Teen Advisory Group meeting and brainstorm some new ideas to make the library more teen friendly. Participation in the group can count towards required community service, or “Change the World” projects, and it will look great on a college resume. For more information, contact Michelle at 244-7036, or email:

Next Meeting: TBA

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