Movement Classes for Seniors - 10/19-12/14 (FRI)

    When: 10/19-12/14 (Fridays) * No class 11/23

    Classes are simple, no moves to follow, nothing to remember – just follow along with the instructor and enjoy!

    Movement Classes for Seniors - Fridays 11am –11:30 

    For seniors and those with limited mobility, movement can bring joy and happiness to your life!  Join Kenneth Russell of SASH for a fun, movement-based, light cardio workout with strength and balance activities included.  No counting, no reps– just simple moves to Country & Western, Big Band, lounge music and old favorites.

    Qi Gong - Fridays 11:30-Noon

    A continuation of simple meditative, relaxing movement patterns based on ancient Chinese concepts of health and well-being.  Done to a video by Lee Holden and led by Kenneth Russell.

    Call 244-7036 to sign up for either class or both.  Limited to 12.

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    How to Use a Free Online Graphic Design Program - 11/20 (Tues)

    When: Tuesday, November 20th from 6:30-7:30pm

    Would you like to make a poster for your upcoming event? Create invitations for your holiday party? Design an ad for your business? In this workshop you'll learn how to use  the free online graphic design program Canva. The creators of Canva have designed a "drag and drop" interface that will help you quickly design a professional looking project.

    Space is limited - please call to register 244-7036 or e-mail

    Please bring a laptop with you to class if you have one - if you don't, let us know and we have a limited number of computers that we can set up to use in class.

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    All About Podcasts - 12/4 (Tues)

    The Waterbury Public Library will be giving a workshop on “All About Podcasts”, Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30.   Bring your phone or tablet and discover how to download podcasts, where to find podcasts that you are interested in, and which apps are used to play podcasts.

    Simply put, a podcast is basically an audio program posted on the internet. It can be in story form, educational or informative, or an interview, just to name a few formats.  There is an endless variety available to choose from.

    Space is limited. To learn more and to register, call the Waterbury Public Library at 244-7036 or email Delia at

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    Beat the Cold & Flu Season Naturally - 12/5 (Wed)

    When: Wednesday, December 5th 6:30-7:30

    Allison Jacob, owner of Earth Sea Acupuncture, will teach natural methods to insure health and vitality, especially during the winter season.  Sharing from the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine, participants will leave the workshop with at least 5 Tips to put into action.

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    The Art of Paper Curling - 12/10 (Mon)

    Monday, December 10th, from 6:30-8 pm

    Steve Caswell hosts this Quilling Workshop, known as the “Art of Paper Curling.” 

    With the holiday season around the corner, a decorative snowflake or candle wreath makes a handsome decoration for your home or to give as a gift.  Learn how to use basic quilled shapes to create beautiful designs.

    Call 244-7036 to register.  Class is limited to 10 participants.  $1.00 materials fee.



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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.

    **** Monday, Nov. 19th. 7:00pm   (Please note new date for November)

    A Fan’s Notes by Frederick Exley

    "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."

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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, October 30Brick Wall Solving: everyone is to bring the important information on a Brick Wall that they would like the group to help them solve. Give information that you have found, what records you have searched, where relatives of this person lived, etc. Over the next month, each person can try to help solve one or more of the Brick Walls.
    • Tuesday, November 27 – Return of the Brick Wall Solving: If you have worked on someone else’s Brick Wall, tell what and where you have searched and if you found anything of value. Remember that even the smallest item could be a help.
    • December – No Meeting
    • Tuesday, January 29 – “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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