Healthy Ladies' Night Series - 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 (TUES)

    Tuesday, January 8th - 7-8pm: 

    Secrets to a Restful Night's Sleep

    Tips to optimize your sleep time, set yourself up well for a day of feeling happier, and increase your productivity.

    Tuesday, January 15th - 7-8pm: 

    Mindful Movement for Stress Reduction

    This demo class will melt away your stress and tension as you enjoy an assortment of seated and standing movements, rooted in the systems of yoga, Pilates, core strengthening, and breathing techniques.

    Tuesday, January 22nd - 7-8pm: 

    Everyday Cleansing Techniques for Immunity Strengthening   

    Detoxing and cleansing doesn't have to be difficult. Let go of the holiday heaviness and discover how detoxification is a normal part of your body's process.  Pick up simple tips for feeling lighter and brighter in your body and learn to trust your own instincts.

    CALL 244-7036 TO REGISTER. Join us for one, or all three!







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    Needle Felted Animals - 1/21 (Mon)

    Woolful Whiles”

    Needle Felting with Mary K.

    Brighten your winter with a whimsical wooly friend or beautiful design, and discover how much fun it is to make something with wool! 

    January Class: Needle Felted Animals   

    Monday, January 21st  from 6-8 pm

    Use carded wool and a special barbed needle to make a three-dimensional mouse, rabbit or bird.

    February Class:  Create Your Own Design

    Tuesday, February 19th

    We'll provide the colorful wool, special needles and everything you’ll need to create a beautiful design. Mouse pad?  Mug mat?  Mini– tapestry? Let your imagination run free!


    Call 244-7036 to Register as Space is Limited.  $5.00 Materials fee to cover supplies. 

    Ages 12+


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    Good Naked Writers Workshop - 1/26 (Sat)

    When: Saturday, January 26th from 10am - Noon

    Acclaimed author Joni B. Cole is back for another “Good Naked”  writing workshop!

    If you’ve struggled…

    • with writing...
    • with “getting it right”...
    • with writer's block...

    this workshop is for you!

    This workshop invites you to write from a prompt to "expose" your creative process in all its glory.  Along the way, Joni will offers tips on craft and how to enjoy a more productive and positive writing life. All levels welcome.

    Come in and leave your self doubts at the door.

    Call 244-7036 to register.

    For more info on Joni, go to her website:



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    Starry Starry Night - 1/28 (Mon)

    The Waterbury Public Library in cooperation with Waterbury Winterfest, the Waterbury Rec Department and Vermont Astronomical Society bring you:

    Starry Starry Night

    Night Sky Viewing at the Dac Rowe Field

    Monday, January 28th 6:30-8:30 pm *


    The Waterbury Library is the proud owner of a new Orion StarBlast Astro Reflector Telescope, which will be available for loan for patrons.

    To kick off our loaner program, the VAS will have a number of telescopes available for exploration of the wonders of deep space! They will also lead participants through the simple how-to’s of using the telescopes.

    Park in the library’s parking lot and walk down to the field. Bring a flashlight or headlamp as the lights will be off for optimal viewing.

    *If the night is cloudy or snowy, we will hold the event on Tuesday, January 29th at the same time.  In the event of both nights being inclement, the VAS will hold a presentation in the SAL room on Tuesday, the 29th at 6:30.



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    Depictions of a Dream - 2/3 (Sun)

    Depictions of a Dream

    Sunday, Feb 3rd, 3pm ***** New Date - Rescheduled due to snowstorm ****

    Flynn Center For The Performing Arts - Burlington, VT

    Tickets can be purchased ($17.00 Adults, $12.00 Students) by going to THE FLYNN CENTER REGIONAL BOX OFFICE – in person,  at 153 Main Street, Burlington, by calling 802-86-FLYNN, or by going to:

    **We will be carpooling from the Waterbury Library.  Meet in the back parking lot at 1:45 pm.      

    Register for the event by calling 244-7036.

    From the Vermont Youth Orchestra's webpage:

    In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday, Depictions of a Dream offers a musical tribute to MLK’s life and legacy. Guest artist Counterpoint vocal ensemble presents a suite of songs associated with the Civil Rights movement. “We are so delighted to have the opportunity to sing these gems of the American choral literature and to collaborate with the young musicians of the Vermont Youth Orchestra,” says Counterpoint Artistic Director Dr. Nathaniel Lew.

    The Vermont Youth Orchestra performs Duke Ellington’s Les Trois Rois Noirs (Three Black Kings) alongside the expressive second movement from Antonín Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony From the New World, the basis for the spiritual “Goin’ Home.” Rounding out the program is Lou de Lise’s Fantasy on “Amazing Grace” for percussion ensemble and VYO senior soloist Sebastiaan West performing the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

    This concert serves as the official launch of the Vermont Humanities Council’s 2019 Vermont Reads program. Images and text from this year’s book selection March: Book One by John Lewis, with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, will be woven throughout the performance. The March trilogy tells the story of Representative John Lewis and the Civil Rights movement in graphic novel form.

    VYOA Music Director Dr. Benjamin Klemme explains, “It will be a privilege to join Counterpoint vocal ensemble to present a musical celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, and to partner with the Vermont Humanities Council to honor his legacy with powerful imagery and text from March: Book One, their inspired choice for Vermont Reads 2019. This integration of music, art, and literature promises to make Depictions of a Dream a unique and memorable commemoration.”

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    Stories Told Behind the Barn - 2/6 (WED)

    Stories Told Behind the Barn with Bill Torrey

    Wednesday, February 6th - 7pm (Rescheduled from Jan)

    Join sixth generation Vermonter, woodsman, author and storyteller Bill Torrey for an  entertaining evening as he shares true stories of his life growing up during the ‘60’s and his 40-year career working in the hills of Vermont.

    Bill has won four Moth Story Slams in Burlington, three Extempo Competitions in Central Vermont, and New York’s North Country Public Radio’s Black Fly Story Slam. His first book, The Ta Ta Weenie Club, was released in the fall of 2016.   His second book, Working Out of It, will be coming out in 2019.

    Bill Torrey is a storyteller too pure to be real and too funny to be believed.  Spend a little time with him, though, and you realize he’s that one in a million person who has lived his life fully—felt it, loved it, and knows how to talk about it.  Great storytellers and great stories don’t always find each other.  With Bill Torrey, it’s a head-on collision.”

    -Tom Bodett, author, humorist, radio guy

    Visit his website at




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    Online Privacy Workshop - 2/12 (Tues)

    When: Tues, February 12th, 6:30-7:30pm

    Back by popular demand! In this one hour workshop we’ll cover the basics of online privacy – which privacy settings to use on your computers & laptops, how to configure your internet browser so you can browse safely and privately, and tips and tricks to ensure that your privacy is safeguarded when using your smartphone.

    Space is limited - please call the library to register: 244-7036 or email

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    One-on-One Technology Help Sessions

    WHEN: By appointment - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

    Need help using your new tablet or laptop? Want to get started online but don’t know how? Waterbury Public Library is offering computer and other personal electronic device assistance in the form of free 30 minute one-on-one help sessions.
    Help topics we cover include:

    • Computer basics (Windows 7, 8, 10, Macs & Ipads)
    • Downloading library eBooks, audiobooks and magazines to your eReader, tablet or other device
    • Using an iPad, Kindle, Android device or smartphone
    • Setting-up an email, Facebook, Skype or other account
    • Organizing files, photos and music
    • Microsoft Office Basics (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
    • USB Flash Drives to save personal files
    • Google Drive, Cloud Computing
    • Addressing other specific questions

    Schedule a Help Session
    Currently we are scheduling 30-60 minute appointments with our Technology Librarian by appointment, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. To schedule an appointment, call 802-244-7036. Please let us know when you call what topic you would like help with.

    When scheduling a one-on-one technology help appointment, please remember:

    • Staff members are unable to troubleshoot or repair devices. The library is not liable for any damage to customer equipment that may occur during a help session.
    • Bring any device you need help with (including necessary power cords), or let the instructor know that you wish to use a library computer for instruction (Library computers run on the Windows 10 operating system).
    • Staff may not be able to provide assistance for all device types, programs, and problems. Appointments are available based on library staff availability; customers can only book sessions one at a time.
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    Food For Thought Book Group

    Food For Thought Book Group

    Regular meetings are usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Library, and reading selections alternate between fiction and nonfiction. New members are always welcome. Stop by the Help Desk to pick up your copy of the next book.


    A Fan’s Notes by Frederick Exley - Monday, Nov. 19th (special date)

    This fictional memoir, the first of an autobiographical trilogy, traces a self-professed failure's nightmarish decent into the underside of American life and his resurrection to the wisdom that emerges from despair.


    Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks - Wednesday, Dec. 19th

    Bethia Mayfield is a restless and curious young woman growing up in Martha's Vineyard in the 1660s amid a small band of pioneering English Puritans. At age twelve, she meets Caleb, the young son of a chieftain, and the two forge a secret bond that draws each into the alien world of the other. Inspired by a true story.


    Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olin Butler - Wed. January 16th

    Butler's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its impact on the Vietnamese. Includes two subsequently published stories that complete the collection's narrative journey, returning to the jungles of Vietnam.


    Lab Girl by Hope Jahren - Wed. Feb. 20th

    Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life--but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist... And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable.


    Burning Marguerite by Elizabeth Inness-Brown - Wed. March 20th

    One winter morning James Jack Wright finds ninety-four-year-old Marguerite Deo—the woman he has always known as “Tante”—lying dead in the woods outside his cabin, clad only in a flowered nightgown. With this arresting scene, Elizabeth Inness-Brown ushers readers into her mysterious and lyrical narrative, the story of two closely braided lives that forces a reconsideration of our notions of maternity, loyalty, love, and perhaps death itself.


    Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver - Wed. April 17th

    Kingsolver's riveting story concerns a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain, and how her discovery energizes various competing factions--religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists, politicians--trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world.


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    Genealogy Quest Group

    Are you interested in learning how to go about finding your family history?

    Join the Genealogy Quest Group, which meets here in the Library on the last Tuesday of each month (except during summer months). Meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings begin at 7:00pm and are located in the SAL room.

    Upcoming Meetings:

    (Meetings begin at 7:00pm)

    • Wednesday, January 30th – “Vermont in the Civil War” with Doug Bordeaux
    • Tuesday, February 26 – “Happy 25h Anniversary” of Genealogy Quest: Pot Luck and Open Discussion.
    • Tuesday, March 26 – Organizing Your Genealogy: Rebecca Cornell discuss digital organization and Debbie Fiske will discuss hard copy organization
    • Tuesday, April 30 – “Early Settlers of Waterbury & Duxbury” with Skip Flanders
    • Tuesday, May 28 - Program planning for 2019-2020; followed by Open Discussion
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