Community Socrates Café with Christopher Phillips

    When: Monday, November 13th 6 - 8 pm - Harwood Union High School Library

    Community Socrates Café with Christopher Phillips, author of  Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy:

    “How do we balance freedom and security in our Democracy?”

    A Socrates Café is an opportunity for dialogue about timeless and timely questions that all human beings deal with in their lives. Rather than being a debate or a discussion, a Socrates Café is a dialogue where participants are encouraged to listen to each other and to learn from one another. This form of discourse- and its focus on the search for knowledge- comes from Socrates, who observed that, "Wisdom Begins in Wonder." These gatherings are open to all members of the community, regardless of age, experience or background. Harwood students who are experienced in leading Socratic Dialogues will facilitate the discussions.

    ** This event is being held at the Harwood Union High School Library **
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    Maker Space Series


    *Tuesday, October 3, Coding for kids, Scratch Jr./ Hopscotch. Kids will learn how to make their own interactive stories and animations using code from Scratch Jr. and Hopscotch computer programs. 3-4 PM. Ages 8 to 11.


    Friday, October 6th—Cardboard Challenge Drop in for as little or as long as you’d like from 1:00 – 5:00pm. We’ll provide the cardboard, the glue guns, the extra materials – you provide the imagination! All Ages.


    *Tuesday, October 10, Lego Challenge: Build a Lego Halloween Display. Strengthen your STEM muscles and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. 3-4 PM. Ages 8 to 11.


    *Tuesday, October 17, Vegetable carvings inspired by the children’s books of Saxton Freymann, Dog Food and Food for Thought. Bring in your own interestingly shaped vegetable or use one that we provide. We will provide the carving tools and other items to decorate your vegetable carving. 3-5 PM. Ages 8 to11.


    *Tuesday, October 31, Lego Challenge: Marble Run Maze.  Strengthen your STEM muscles and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. 3-4 PM. Ages 8 to 11.


    Space is limited - please call the library at 244-7036 to reserve a spot.

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    Brown Girl Dreaming Discussion & Reading - 10/18 & 10/26

    2017 marks the 15th year of the Vermont Reads program, in which the Vermont Humanities Council invites citizens across the state to read the same book and participate in a wide variety of community activities related to the book’s themes.

    This year's statewide reading book is: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.

    This beautiful memoir of the author's childhood, written in verse, tells the story of a young person finding her voice and examines the strength of family bonds. Children and adults alike will enjoy the beauty and authenticity of this memoir of growing up.

    In reflecting on this book, Ms Woodson remarked, "Raised in South Carolina and New York, I always felt halfway home in each place. In this book, I share what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 70s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and my growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. It also reflects the joy of finding my voice through writing stories, despite the fact that I struggled with reading as a child. My love of stories inspired and stayed with me, creating the first sparks of the writer that I was to become."

    The library will be offering a:

    • Community Book Discussion on Wednesday, October, 18th at 7 p.m. in the SAL room, and a
    • Community Dramatic Reading the following week, led by poet and Vermont Humanities Council, Geof Hewitt on Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building’s Steele Room.


    Interested? We have copies here at the library for you to borrow.

    For more information check out the Vermont Humanities website.

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    Lego Challenge: Marble Maze 10/31 (Wed)

    When: Tuesday, October 31, 3-4 PM. Ages 8 to 11.

    Strengthen your STEM muscles and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks.

    Space is Limited - please call the library at 244-7036 to register.

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    The Depths of the Deep - 11/1 (Wed)

    When: Wednesday, November 1st, 6:30-8 pm SAL room

    Have you ever wondered what goes on in the deep?  What lives down there?

    ALVIN, the Navy Submarine knows!

    Patrick Hickey, semi-retired pilot, expedition leader and group manager with WHOI (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) will give us a “fish eye” view of life in the deep.  Through slides, movies and explanations, you’ll  travel through time from Alvin’s inception in 1964 to the present, be amazed by underwater life, science and the latest technology.

    If science, technology, nature, sea life, ecology, piloting, programming interests you, come to this presentation.  Suitable for all ages.


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    How to Download Digital Magazines, Audio & E-Books - 11/7 (Tues)

    When: Tuesday, Nov 7th, 11 - Noon 

    Learn how to download free digital magazines, audio and e-books from the Waterbury Public Library.

    We'll show you how to download & use the library specific apps for you laptop, tablet, smartphone, or mp3 player.

    Bring your smartphone or tablet to the class with you. If you want to put audio books on your mp3 player, bring the player and a laptop.

    If you are using a Mac or iPhone or iPad, please make sure you know your Apple ID and password as you'll need it to download the apps.

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    Weekly Story Times

    Mondays at 10 AM is Babies & Toddlers Story Time

    Snuggle with your baby or toddler as we sing, tickle and bounce our way into a lifelong love of language. Get ready for high-energy literacy with songs, active rhymes and stories. Got the wiggles? This is the place to be. Recommended for newborns - 36 months.

    September themes:

    • 11th – Harvest
    • 18th – Apples
    • 25th - No Story Time


    Thursdays at 10 AM is Preschool Story Hour

    Join us as we travel to new places through books, puppets, and felt boards. A craft may be provided.  We'll shake our sillies out with movement-based rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

    Each week we will feature a different themed Story Time, with stories and/or crafts. Join us!

    September  themes:

    •  7th - Harvest
    • 14th - Apples
    • 28th – Autumn Leaves


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