Summer Qi Gong & Tai Chi in the Garden

    Join us this summer for two new movement classes! Please note that these are two separate classes and you will need to register for each individually.


    Summer Qi Gong (held in the SAL room inside)

    Wednesdays June 13th – August 1st,  11-11:45 (no class July 4th)

    Qi Gong is designed to promote well-being, energy, strength and balance through gentle movements and breath.

    Kenneth Russell leads a summer 7 week Qi Gong session.

    All levels welcome.  Sign up for each class.  Limited to 12 participants.

    Walk-ins welcome if there is room.

    Call 244-7036 to register.


    Tai Chi in the Garden (held outside)

    Wednesdays June 13th – July 18th,  12 - 1 pm (no class July 4th)

    Tai Chi promotes active relaxation, balance & strength with gentle intentional movement and breath. Outdoor practice draws on the beauty and peacefulness of nature.

    This Level 3 Class, led by Certified Instructor, Meg Baldor builds on previous classes offered at the library, with fall-prevention movements  and mindful walking practice incorporated.

    All levels and walk-ins welcome.  In case of inclement weather, class will be held in the SAL room.





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    Panhandlers Concert - 6/26 (Tues)

    When: Tuesday, June 26th from 6-7 pm in the Library’s Garden*

    Come tap your feet and sway your hips to the sound of calypso, reggae and samba as Vermont’s Largest Steel Pan Band performs a mix of favorite tunes from the islands and beyond.

    *Rain site in the Municipal Building Steele Room

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    Basics of Photo Editing with Photoshop Elements - 6/27 (Wed)

    When: Wed., June 27th at 6:30
    Edit your Digital Photos using Adobe's Photoshop Elements Graphic Software.
    Learn the basics and leave with resources for mastering more advanced techniques.
    We'll provide the software for the class if you do not own Photoshop Elements.
    ***Class is FULL - however, if you are interested in a similar class at a later date, please e-mail or call Delia to be put on a list to be alerted for future classes. ****
    Call to register 244-7036 or email Delia at
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    Solidarity Forever: Songs of Unions and Labor

    When: Monday, July 9th, 7:00pm

    For centuries, working people have used songs to express protest and hope and as an organizing tool. In the U.S., the I.W.W (or Wobblies), which led the 1912 Bread and Roses strike, was especially known for its rousing and satirical songs, including the anthemic “Solidarity Forever.”

    Using live and recorded music, Mark Greenberg surveys American labor songs from the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, through the Wobblies, and into the coal wars of the 1930s.

    Free, accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public. For more information contact Judi Byron at or 802-244-7036.

    A Vermont Humanities Council Event hosted by the Waterbury Public Library.

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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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    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.

    Upcoming books:

    June 20 - The Invention of Nature, by Andrea Wulf


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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)


    Tuesday, May 29th - Get in on the action for the new 2018-2019 season
    and offer up your thoughts on program planning.

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