Writers’ Wertfrei / 10AM / 3rd Saturday

Writers’ Wertfrei Meeting

We meet the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10-noon in the SAL room and on Zoom.

Please register with judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com and let her know your preference.

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“Wertfrei” comes from the German “Wertfreiheit” meaning non-judgmental or value-free. These gatherings are a place where writers can come, share their work, receive comments and suggestions in a supportive, caring environment. Come with what you are currently working on. 

For more information contact Judi at judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com

Archived streaming videos.

WPL Collection of recent archived streaming videos.

Waterbury Public Library YouTube Channel

A Virtual Tour of the Waterbury Reservoir 

Through informative photos, videos, & narrative, learn about the history of the reservoir, the geology of the area, the varied wildlife found in and around the water, the different recreational opportunities available, and the challenges faced by the reservoir. Q & A follows.


Vermont Civilian Conservation Camps

Waterbury had two CCC Camps: the first, established in 1933, was just off North Main Street where the athletic field and swimming pool are today.  The second, the “Charles M. Smith” was established in 1935 and was originally composed of WWI vets who constructed the earthen dam built on Little River to help prevent flooding of the Winooski River.


Beekeeping and Bees

The VERMONT BEE LAB leads a discussion on bees, beekeeping, and current projects! The Vermont Bee Lab, at the University of Vermont, is a laboratory dedicated to the protection of pollinators through research, education, and outreach. 

Blues and Jews

The secret relationship between Jews and Blacks between 1930-1960 had a profound effect on American popular music. Both ethnic groups borrowed from one another in search of common themes such as redemption, hope, prejudice, faith, and the desire to be accepted as American. The collaboration of Black and Jewish composers and performers created a rich body of popular swing and jazz music that made them feel American. This presentation includes images and recordings of black artists that sang Jewish songs and Jewish artists performing in a jazz style.



Adult Back-to-School Tech Class / Resources and Links

Adult Back-to-School Tech Class

Free online courses and other educational opportunities for traditional students and life-long learners all at your fingertips.

Check them out!

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