Craft Night – 1/27 (Mon)

When: Mondays – Jan. 27th, Feb. 24th, March 30th. 6-8pm

Come meet with like-minded crafters on your project.  Need some inspiration?  Want to get back into working with fiber? Need some company on a long winter night?  Come to the SAL room with your project and work in a friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere.  No registration needed.  Just drop in!


Songwriting with the McHughs – 1/29 (Wed)

What: Songwriting with the McHughs

When: Wednesday, Jan. 29th, 6-8:00pm

The songwriting workshop with the McHughs continues throughout the winter and spring. Dates are:

  • Wednesday, January 29th,
  • Monday, February 17th (in the Steele room), and
  • Wednesdays, March 25th and April 29th.

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.

The series is led by musicians and singer/songwriters Patrick and Alison McHugh.  The McHughs have been making music together for two and a half decades and have a passion for inspiring songwriters and aspiring songwriters to bring forth their unique talents and have a safe space to practice and hone their skills.  Pat is a drummer, guitarist, producer, and sound technician.  Alison is a singer, songwriter, and pianist.

The Monday and Wednesday evening gatherings 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.

Call 244-7036 to register for any and all of the workshops.


Starry Night: Night Sky Viewing – 1/30 (Thurs)

When: Thursday, January 30th from 5-7:30 pm

Stargazers will delight at “Starry Night,” a nighttime viewing experience of the night sky courtesy of the Waterbury Public Library with the Vermont Astronomical Society (VAS).

The VAS will be setting up telescopes in the library’s parking lot for exploration of the numerous, wonderful deep-space objects, and leading participants through the how-to’s of using telescopes.

There will be a crescent moon and a very low planet Mercury to view.

If the night is cloudy or snowy, the event will be rescheduled to Friday, January 31 from 5-7:30 pm.

If the weather precludes viewing on both nights, the VAS will hold a presentation inside the library’s SAL room on Friday, the 31st at 5 pm.

Parking is available at the library, but please park in front of the Municipal Center and bring a flashlight or headlamp as the lights will be off in the parking lot for optimal viewing.

For more information call 244-7036 or email

The Waterbury Library’s SAL room will be open for warming and snacks.

Katherine’s Silly Spectacular – 2/9 (Sun)

Katherine’s Silly Spectacular

Sunday, February 9th from 2-3 pm in the Municipal Community Steele Room

Take an adventure into the circus, acrobatics and whimsy with Katherine Marino’s one-woman variety show, “Katherine’s Silly Spectacular.”  Juggling, comedy, mime, clowning, sleight of hand, dance and acrobatics make up this fun, interactive performance.  Presented by Moxie Productions and the Waterbury Library on Sunday, February 9th from 2-3 pm in the Municipal Community Steele Room, this show is for the whole family and for all ages.

Refreshments served. Free and handicapped accessible.


About Katherine: Katherine Marino’s extensive performance career includes 10 years performing as a dancer, followed by three years with Rochester, NY-favorite PUSH Physical Theatre. In 2018 she began working primarily as an independent artist, and since then she has performed her original material in China, Canada, and cities across the USA. Since beginning her freelance journey, Katherine has written multiple new acts, taken up management of The Molok Puppet Company, performed in her first film, and produced and directed several new productions, including the Extraordinary Muffin Theatre Spectacular, The 24 Hour Dances Project, and most recently A Show with Cookies, which is her first full-length solo production and is the fulfillment of her long-standing desire to give her inner clown a show of her own.

Travel & Culture – 2/11 (Tues)

Travel & Culture

Tuesday, February 11th from 6-8 pm

Love to Travel?  Want to further your education?

Looking for a cultural experience?

Interested in volunteering or teaching in another country?

You may be looking for adventure, you may love to travel but want to further your experiences, or you might be looking for something completely different.  Perhaps you are planning on working or volunteering in another country and have some concerns.  Whatever your motivation, do you know how to travel well?  Are you comfortable getting out of your comfort zone?  What about the language barrier, cultural rules (which you may not even have a clue about!), and yes, cultural shock.

Seasoned traveler Barbara Reynolds is a semi-retired educator of 17 years teaching internationally, with six years in the Vermont public school system.  Some of the places she has worked and lived include Vietnam, Qatar, East Timor, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Romania, Sri Lanka, Columbia and Greece.  She has also traveled to over 52 countries.  Barb has developed programs, pioneered an international school, trained international teachers in English and collaborated with the US Embassy to name just a few.  To say she is qualified to teach on travel and culture is an understatement.

Local folks also know Barb as a Master Gardener and former owner of a plant and landscape business in Waterbury.

Come to a fascinating talk full of adventure and unusual experiences, as Barb shares her journey.  Come with your questions if you too are thinking about planning an adventure, or working and/or volunteering internationally.






Soft Pastel Workshop – 2/25 (Tues)

Soft Pastel Workshop with Belle McDougall

Tuesday, February 25th, 6-8 pm

Learn from a master pastel artist who loves this medium! After a short demo, Belle will lead the class together in a step-by-step landscape.  After the group exercise, participants will venture out on their own. Bring a photo you’d like to paint and discover your own style.

$10.00 supply fee and take home what you don’t use up.

Class Size Limited to 10 Participants.

Call 244-7036 to Sign Up.




Feb Break Family Activities

LEGO® Family Free Build – Tuesday, February 25 from 12:30-4:30 PM.

Strengthen your STEM muscles and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks. Parents bring your kids in during the school break and build. We will put the finished items on our display shelf!

(Please note: this is a drop-by, no registration event. As per Library policies, parent/guardian supervision required for children under 8.)

Ages 5 and up.


Create your own craft—family drop in – Wed,  Feb 26th from 12:30-4:30 PM.

Create your own craft with markers, cardstock, scissors, scrapbooking papers, self-adhesive foam stickers, buttons,  duct tape, different shaped hole punches and a whole lot more.

(Please note: this is a drop-by, no registration event. As per Library policies, parent/guardian supervision required for children under 8.) 

Ages 5 and up.


KĒVA® Family Free Build – Thursday, February 27 from 12:30-4:30 PM.

Build with KĒVA® Planks in an engaging, interactive learning space. Try out quiet guided construction or activities that bring stories, STEM and art to life.

(Please note:  this is a drop-by, no registration event. As per Library policies, parent/guardian supervision required for children under 8.)

Ages 5 and up.