Waterbury Public Library Community Meeting / Wed. Sept. 28 / 6PM

Waterbury Public Library Community Meeting.

Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 pm

Waterbury Municipal Building Steele Room

28 North Main Street

Make your voice heard!

How can the Waterbury Public Library best serve our community in the years to come?

What do you want to see from the library’s collections, programs, youth services, outreach, and digital resources?

Share your ideas and help us develop the library’s next five-year strategic plan!

If you are unable to attend this meeting in person, please feel free to contact Rachel with your thoughts and ideas: rachel@waterburypubliclibrary.com or 802-244-7036.


Waterbury Historical Walking Tour / Thurs., Sept. 22 / 5:30PM

Waterbury Historical Walking Tour with Skip Flanders, Waterbury Historical Society

Thursday, September 22nd from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.

We will be gathering Rain or Shine.

This walking tour describing historic buildings along the streets of Waterbury, begins at the home of Army Civil War surgeon Dr. Henry Janes, who was on the platform at Gettysburg when President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg address. Walking south along the former Winooski Turnpike, now Main Street, the tour includes the story of historic buildings along the way that contributed to the development of Waterbury. Some of the buildings include a former Stage Coach Inn, an historic business district rebuild after a massive fire in 1879, an original fire house and jail, the 1875 Railroad station and public park. The tour takes about an hour, covers about a mile along Waterbury streets, and concludes on Stowe Street.

Register by calling 802.244-7036 or emailing: judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com

We will meet in the library’s parking lot BEFORE 5:30.


The Honeybee Steelband / Sat., Oct. 8 / Noon

The Honeybee Steelband

Saturday, October 8th Noon – 2 PM.

Community Steele Room

A Steelband performance with a mission to protect all pollinators. Fun, infectious, lively tunes with a bee-related theme. Come join the swarm!

Q & A and refreshments follow the performance.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Waterbury Library

Embodied Poetry / Sept. 27 / 6pm / SAL

Embodied Poetry Community Workshop

A Felt Sense of Words.

September 27th from 6-7 pm in the Library’s Sal Room.

Join poet Mary Rose Dougherty and Mindful Movement practitioner Becky Widschwenter as they guide participants in exploring breath awareness through spoken poems, writing, and movement.

Before we have the words to say it, we must experience what we feel in our body. Expressive creativity when merged with a felt sense, has the power to shift heaviness to a lightness of being, nourish the body, ignite the imagination, and center the soul.

No prior writing, nor movement/meditation experience necessary. All are welcome.

Please register by calling 802.244.7036 or emailing judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com.


Board Game Night! / 2nd Wednesdays / 6-8 PM

Robert & Z Have come out of retirement to host…

Board Game Night!

6-8 PM

2nd Wednesday of the month beginning October 12th with the exception of November (Nov. 30th)

in the Library’s Sal Room.


Games are euro-style board games (aka designer games) where there is a mix of chance and skill in the games. Games take 10-15 minute to explain, play time is usually between 20-45 minutes long, and rule discussions have a 5 minute limit.

If you ever wanted to play but felt intimidated this is the perfect group for you!

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program / Wednesdays / 10:30AM

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Central Vermont Council on Aging.

Every Wednesday from 10:30am – 11:45am through Nov 16.



This low impact and evidence-based program is great for ANYONE looking for an easy-on-the-joints workout experience.

Join this free class to help keep your joints flexible, strengthen your muscles, improve your balance and your energy level.

Vaccinations and masks required!


Bridge for beginners / Tuesdays / 6-8PM

Bridge for beginners

with Instructors Grace Sweet & Tex Bruns

Tuesdays from 6-8 PM in the SAL Room

October 4th- November 8th

Learn the basics- how to count your cards, how to bid, how to take tricks,

and most of all an opportunity to have a social time with friends!

3 Tables- 12 people limit.

Call 802.244.7036 or email judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com to register

Dungeons and Dragons / 1st and 3rd Sat. / 12-4

1st and 3rd Saturdays from 12-4 pm via Discord.



October 1st, 15th

November 5th, 19th

December 3rd, 17th

January 14th, 28th

February 11th, 25th

March 11th, 25th

April 8th, 22nd

May 6th, 20th

June 3rd, 17th

If you have ever wanted to learn to play Dungeons and Dragons or are a veteran looking for a group to play with, this 5th Edition campaign, led by Dungeon Master Evan Hoffman, will allow for both a fun learning experience and open-ended gameplay.

Feel free to log into the server at any time, where we can provide answers to questions and develop a welcoming community!

Dungeons and Dragons is a communal storytelling game. All you need to play is an internet capable computer (or similar device) and a microphone. A set of polyhedral dice, and paper and pencil can be a plus!

Chair Yoga / Wednesdays / 10:30AM / Zoom

Chair Yoga with Instructor Diana Whitney.

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.

No experience needed. All levels welcome to this low-stress, energetic class.
The chair provides stability and balance, and allows movement without fear.
all are welcome, experienced practitioners and newbies alike!



In the meantime click here to see all the videos Diana has recorded over the last year and 1/2. Enjoy! Read more

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