Password Managers - What are they? - 9/18 (Tues)

    When: Tuesday, Sept. 18th, 6:30 - 7:30pm

    Sick of trying to keep track of all your passwords for different websites? Many computer security experts suggest that people use applications called "Password Managers" to help them organize and keep track of their passwords. Some people love them; some people hate them.

    Curious? In this introductory workshop we'll go over the pros and cons of a few different types of password managers and how to use them. We'll provide the basics of how to get started for the average computer user.

    Space is limited - please call the library at 244-7036 to reserve your space, or email the instructor Delia at to sign up. 

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    Italian Night - 9/20 (Thurs)

    Italian Night at the Waterbury Area Senior Center

    When: Thursday, September 20th

    A Celebration of our Italian-American Community


    Delicious food followed by a book discussion of Bread and Roses, Too, our Vermont Humanities Council 2018 Vermont Reads pick.


    Dinner offered from 4:30-6:30

    Cost: Adults, $12, Seniors (60+) $8, children under 12, $5

    Chicken Parmigiana * Pasta * Salad Bar * Homemade Rolls * Apple Crisp


    Book Discussion at 7 o’clock


    The Senior Center is located at 14 Stowe Street, Waterbury


    Call the library at 244-7036 by Friday, September 14th to reserve your spot.

    The library still has copies of Bread and Roses, Too for sign-out.  Stop by and pick up your copy.





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    Role Playing Games for Beginners - 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13 (Sats)

    When: Saturdays, 10am - Noon -  September 22nd through October 13th

    Who: All Ages

    Sign Up: Call the library at 244-7036 to sign up 

    If you are new to tabletop role playing games, the Waterbury Public Library is the place to go.  Led by Jordan Streeter, the course will consist of two Saturday sessions of Tiny Dungeon 2nd Edition by Gallant Knight Games followed by two Saturday sessions of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. By the end of this course, participants will have a grasp of character creation and basic play.

    Tabletop role playing games (RPGs) are cooperative story telling where players take on personas in a variety of worlds (fantasy, sci-fi, western, etc.). Game play is mostly solving problems, overcoming obstacles, and interacting with other characters in a way that fits the characters the players have created.  With two or more people, and one player acting as the primary storyteller (typically referred to as a dungeon or game master), these games can build teamwork, nurture creativity, and help develop social skills for players of all ages.

    Jordan Streeter is a passionate and dedicated gamer and founded “Gamers Against Alzheimer’s” after his father passed on two years ago.  Streeter decided to use his hobby for good, and along with running “Gamers Against Alzheimer’s”, he fundraises for the local Vermont chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  His goal is to find the first Alzheimer’s survivor.

    Jordan began gaming as a child to improve his eye hand coordination and has been gaming ever since.  Since moving to Waterbury from New York four years ago, he began tabletop gaming.

    This series at the Waterbury Library is to introduce new folks to the joy, fun and creativity of gaming. The class is open to all ages and all abilities.  For children with autism, the lesson of learning consequences for their actions, is an added benefit claims Streeter. If you can’t make all four of the classes of the series, you are still welcome to come to either the Tiny Dungeon 2 (for the first 2 weeks), or Dungeons and Dragons 5 (the final two weeks.)  However, the classes do build on the previous.  The first week being character creation and the second week, the run-through scenarios. Tiny Dungeon is the more basic system of character creation and scenarios; the rules are easy to pick up, and inexperienced players can feel at ease quickly.  Dungeons and Dragons builds on this with a more complex set of rules.


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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.


    Sept. 19,  Giants in the Earth:  A Saga of the Prairie by Ole Edvart Rolvaag

    "The classic story of a Norwegian pioneer family's struggles with the land and the elements of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America."

    Oct. 17,  Founding Mothers: The Women who Raised our Nation by Cokie Roberts

    "From #1 New York Times bestselling author Cokie Roberts comes New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers, an intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families–and their country–proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it." -


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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, August 28Open Discussion with Show & Tell or you can tell how your summer genealogy searches advanced. For Show & Tell bring a photo, object, newspaper article or anything to do with your genealogy and share with the group.


    • Tuesday, September 25 - The Deerfield Massacre of 1704 with Donna Toneatti


    • 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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