Intro to WordPress – 11/12 (Tues)

What: Intro to WordPress

When: Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 6:00 -7:30pm

Learn how to create your own blog or basic website with WordPress.com. We’ll explore how to navigate WordPress, make pages and posts, add photos and customize the appearance of your website.

You’ll leave with a better understanding of how WordPress works and be given a list of resources to help you continue your education.

Space is limited – please register by e-mailing delia@waterburypubliclibrary.com or calling the library at 244-7036. 

SEED: The Untold Story (Movie) – 11/13 (Wed)

WINNER OF 18 FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY

Playing at the Waterbury Library on Wed, Nov. 13th, 6-8 pm

94% of our seed diversity has disappeared! Come to this provocative film* and question our “progress.”

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds — worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. A cadre of 10 agrichemical companies, including Syngenta, Bayer, and Monsanto, controls over two-thirds of the global seed market, reaping unprecedented profits. Farmers and others battle to defend the future of our food.

Movie followed by discussion, snacks.

*This is the first in our New Issues X-Change Series.

Songwriting with the McHughs – 11/18 (Mon)

What: Songwriting with the McHughs

When: Monday, Nov. 18th, 6-8:00pm

Space is limited – please register by calling the library at 244-7036

The Songwriters’ monthly meetings in Waterbury are an informal time for songwriters of all abilities to collaborate in the sharing of their songwriting skills and ideas.  Prior experience is not a requirement.  Basic elements of songwriting will be covered, along with fun, practical group exercises that will benefit everyone’s skillset.  Topics may include but are not limited to idea development, song structure, lyrical prosody, memorable melodies, basics of co-writing, how to give feedback and more. If you have a song to share, please bring a recording or feel free to bring your instrument or voice or both!  A keyboard and microphone will be available if needed.

Patrick and Alison McHugh, workshop leaders, are lifelong musicians from central Vermont, having played music together since the 7th grade. They are currently facilitating a bi-monthly Songwriting Collaborative that meets in downtown Burlington.  Pat is a gifted drummer, guitarist, producer, and sound technician.  You will find him building houses and helping to equip bands for various events, as well as outfitting churches and venues with the right gear for the space.  Alison has been singing, playing the piano and writing songs for 25 years and works in alumni relations for a wilderness program. In 2014, the McHughs worked with the late Cindy Wilt-Colville, a songwriter development coach from Nashville, TN and have since been passionate about working to inspire songwriters in Vermont and making a safe place for creative people to share their work and hone their skills.

 

Beginner’s Bridge – Wed & Mon

When: Extended due to popular demand!

Mondays November 11th and 25th and Wednesdays, December 4th and 11th.

The times are the same 6-8 pm.

If you’ve always wanted to play bridge but felt intimidated, come to the Waterbury Library for a Beginners’ Bridge tutorial.

You may have played growing up or watched your parents back-in-the-day and wondered what it was all about.  Perhaps you play currently but want to go deeper into the strategies.  How do you bid?  What is the order?  What about your partner? How do you agree?  What is the language? What does trump mean and how does it function?

And then there is the play.  How do you play the hands?  How do you score? What does a rubber mean?  So many questions.

Grace Sweet has been playing bridge all of her adult life and began learning when she was just twelve. A retired elementary school teacher, Grace knows how to take a complicated subject and break it down into the basics.  She will go over the rudimentary plays and guide participants step-by-step.

Learn why bridge players are sharp in their old age.  Learn why bridge is “the game for a lifetime.”  Come away from the series more confident and skilled and have the option to join in a weekly bridge group right here in Waterbury.

Call 244-7036 to register.  12 people or 3 tables is the player limit, however others are welcome to sit in, observe and learn.