Cardio Chi - 3/8-4/26 (Fri)

    Fridays, 11 am to noon

    March 8th—April 26th


    with Kenneth Russell

    11:00am - Light Cardio workout to music (sit or stand, no weights)

    11:30am - Qi Gong Variations– explore new mind-body flow routines



    Come to one — Come to both.

    Please register for each class and each week by calling 244-7036.

    If you have signed up and can’t make it, please let us know.

    Class Size Limited to 12




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    Needle Felted Animals - 3/18 (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! 

    March Class: Needle Felted Animals   

    Monday, March 18th  from 6-8 pm

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

    Class is FULL.  $5.00 Materials fee to cover supplies. 

    Ages 12+


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    Writers’ Wertfrei - 3/23 (Sat)

    Writers, fledgling or published, all are welcome at our monthly gatherings of Writers’Wertfrei at the Waterbury Library.  “Wertfrei” comes from the German “Wertfreiheit” meaning non-judgmental or value free.  These gatherings are a place where writers can come, share their work, received comments and suggestions in a supportive, caring environment.

    The group meets monthly on Saturdays at the Waterbury Library from 10-noon.  The next gatherings are Saturday, March 23rd and April 20th.  Bring 3-5 pages of writing that you are either currently working on or something that you have completed.  Newcomers welcome.  For more information contact Judi at or call 244-7036 to sign up.

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    Stories Told Behind the Barn - 3/27 (Wed)

    Stories Told Behind the Barn with Bill Torrey

    Rescheduled: Wednesday, March 27th - 7pm (Rescheduled from Feb)

    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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    Community Socrates Cafe - 3/28 (Thurs)

    Co-sponsored by the Harwood Library and the Waterbury Public Library

    ** This event will be held at the Harwood High School Library **

    A Socrates Café is an opportunity for dialogue about timeless and timely questions that all human beings deal with in their lives. 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.

    Thursday, March 28th from 6-8 pm


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    Invasive Plants - 4/3 (Wed)

    When: Wednesday, April 3rd, 6:30-8 pm

    Elizabeth Spinney from the Vermont Dept. of Forest, Parks & Recreation presents on invasive plants and their effect on our native flora and fauna.

    Participants practice identification of common invasive plant species in Vermont, such as barberry, buckthorns, honeysuckles, multiflora rose, and bittersweet.

    Call 244-7036 to register as space is limited

    or email with questions on invasive species for the presenter.

    Co-sponsored by the ARRTI (A River Runs Through It) Garden Club and the Waterbury Public Library




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    Beginner's Guide to Instagram - 4/9 (Tues)

    An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Instagram

    Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30-7:30pm


    What exactly IS Instagram? Instagram is a photo based social media app that allows users to edit and post their own photos, share those photos with others, and view other people's photos and videos.

    Why is everyone using it, and is it right for me? Join us for a relaxed workshop as we explain how Instagram works, how to set up your own account, how to use filters and post photos, and how to follow/view other people's pictures.

    Even if you decide not to use Instagram, at least you'll understand what the kids are talking about these days!

    Space is limited - please register by emailing Delia: or calling the library at 244-7046. 

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    How to Tell a Good Story with Bill Torrey - 4/10 (Wed)

    When: Wednesday, April 10th, 7-8pm

    Falling on the heels of Bill Torrey’s Stories (Stories Told Behind the Barn), the Waterbury Library will present a “How to Tell a Good Story with Bill Torrey” on Wednesday, April 10th at 7 o’clock.  If storytelling appeals to you and you want to try your hand at it, how do you begin?  Bill will unravel all the aspects of good stories.  Yes, you need a beginning, middle and an end, but you also need to know why you are telling the story and how to go about connecting with your audience.  Bill will discuss how to structure a story, make it meaningful to the audience, share his insights of good storytelling, and talk about how to create that connection between storyteller and listener, which is where the true magic begins.

    Space is Limited - register by calling the library at 244-7036.

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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.


    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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