From Stressed to Blessed – 10/21 (Mon)

What: From Stressed to Blessed

When: Monday, October 21st, 6:00-7:30 PM

“From stressed to blessed”- it’s easier than you think.  If you’ve ever found yourself overwhelmed, stuck, anxious or afraid, Louise SaintOnge is offering a workshop at the Waterbury Public Library that may help.  On Monday evening, October 21st from 6-7:30, SaintOnge will be teaching a clinically proven, very simple technique used to reduce your stress and anxiety, gain clarity, peace of mind, and awaken the body’s natural healing ability to restore health.  Known as Meridian Tapping (or EFT, “Emotional Freedom Technique), SaintOnge will introduce a useful self-help tool that can be used by anyone, for anything, at any time.

Louise SaintOnge, M.P.A. is an Energy Medicine practitioner, counselor, intuitive healer and published author. Her life has been devoted to the exploration and study of consciousness, the mind-body connection, eastern and western spiritual traditions, and alternative healing modalities.

Call the library at 244-7036 to register for this workshop.

Intro To Excel – 10/22 (Tues)

Intro to Excel – Tues, Oct. 22nd, 6:30pm

Learn the basics of Excel – how to set up a spreadsheet, how to enter info, how to use simple formulas, and where to go to learn more! Space is limited, so registration is required.

Call the library at 244-7036 or email

Songwriting with the McHughs – 10/28 (Mon)

What: Songwriting with the McHughs

When: Monday, Oct. 28th, 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 – Weds (Sept. & Oct.)

When: Beginning on Wednesday, September 4th and running through October 30th from 6-8 pm

If you’ve always wanted to play bridge but felt intimidated, come to the Waterbury Library for a 9 week 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.