Beginner’s Bridge – Weds

Beginner’s Bridge

Wednesday, February 26th and running until March 18th from 6-8 pm in the SAL room.

Perhaps you missed the fall session of Beginner’s Bridge at the Waterbury Library, or maybe you were a regular, but want more instruction.  No worries—Grace Sweet, Bridge Instructor Extraordinaire is back for another four week session beginning Wednesday, February 26th and running until March 18th from 6-8 pm in the SAL room.

Grace has been playing bridge all her life, knows the fundamentals of the game and is well qualified to teach the principles and strategies of the game.  This series will build on the beginner series last fall and review the rudimentary plays, so new folks are welcome.  Step-by-step, Grace gives guidance as players play random hands of bridge.

If you’ve been wanting to play bridge, look no further.  You’ll gain confidence, a skill set, and the option to join a regular weekly bridge group.

For more info and to register, call 244-7036.

Beginner Dungeons and Dragons – 1st Sat of the Month

Beginner Dungeons and Dragons

Do you like Dungeons? How about Dragons? Why not both?

The 1st Saturday of each month in the SAL Room from 10 am to 2 pm

  • Feb 1
  • March 7
  • April 4

…maybe beyond!

If you have ever wanted to learn to play Dungeons and Dragons or are a veteran looking for a group to play with,  join us on the 1st Saturday of the month  through April, for a beginner-friendly campaign led by Dungeon Master Vinni Yasi.

We will go through character creation, the rules, and then jump right into it!

All supplies provided, just bring your imagination! (Feel free to bring your own things, if you have them!)

The campaign will follow the starter-friendly module The Lost Mine of Phandelver        and branch out from there.

Ages Teen to Adult (or very mature children who can sit, listen, and have fun)

 

 

 

Qi Gong Flow & Tai Chi – Fridays

Qi Gong Flow & Tai Chi

 

8 Week Series

Fridays: Jan 3rd – Feb 28th

 

Health & Balance through Qi Gong Flow: 10:15-10:45.     

Sign-up or drop in.

 

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Dr. Paul Lam (Level 1 & 2) 11—noon.

Class size limited to 15.  8 week commitment, with the first day being a demo day.  The class is especially suited for older adults and can be done seated or standing.

 

Chair Yoga – Weds.

Wednesdays from 10:15-11:15 in the SAL Room

No experience needed. All levels welcome to this low-stress, high energy class.
The chair provides stability and balance, and allows movement without fear.

Drop-ins welcome!

Local Waterbury resident, Diana Whitney has been practicing yoga for 20 years.

Weekly Story Times


Mondays at 10:15 AM is Babies & Toddlers Story Time

Snuggle with your baby or toddler as we sing, tickle and bounce our way into a lifelong love of language. Get ready for high-energy literacy with songs, active rhymes and stories. Got the wiggles? This is the place to be. Recommended for newborns – 36 months.

Thursdays at 11:30 AM is Preschool Story Hour*

Join us as we travel to new places through books, puppets, and felt boards. A craft may be provided.  We’ll shake our sillies out with movement-based rhymes.  Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

Each week we will feature a different themed Story Time, with stories and/or crafts. Join us!

*We have changed the time of the Preschool Story Hour

 

Crafty Tuesdays – Ages 6-11

Kids ages 6-11 can join us for a variety of after-school craft activities on several Tuesdays. Space is limited – please call the library at 244-7036 to register.

March 5, 3:15-4:15 PM – Origami Star Boxes

Make different sizes of Origami star boxes which are good for storing all sorts of little things. Kids can use regular origami paper or design their own.

 

March 24, 3:15-4:15 PM – Tissue Paper Bowl

Make a bowl using a balloon, tissue paper, and glue. Once the tissue paper dries, kids will be able to pop the balloon to see the craft they have created.

Wednesday Maker Series – Ages 6-11

Maker series events are for children ages 6-11. Space is limited – please call to register: 244-7036

 

March 11, 3:15-4:15 PM- Paper Tops 

The paper tops are sturdy and easy to spin. They are made using a bead and a wooden skewer. Once they are formed, they can be decorated with sharpies. Once you’re done decorating, spin that puppy! Watch as the pentagon shape disappears and your designs blend into circles when the top spins.

 

March 18, 3:15-4:15 PM- 3D Coloring Using Quiver App

The Quiver App combines physical coloring from “back in the day” with state of the art augmented-reality technology. Coloring pages have never been so much fun! Coloring books will always be popular because they allow children to apply their own artistic vision to templates of their favorite characters, items, and places. Now with Quiver, children can bring their unique coloring creations to life in extraordinary 3D-augmented reality. Characters literally leap off the page, entertaining everyone.

 

March 25, 3:15-4:15 PM Breakout EDU: HASPY & LOCKIT: CODE BUDDIES

Join us & unlock something!

Breakout EDU is the immersive learning-games platform that brings the  challenges of an Escape Room to the Library. Work with others to solve puzzles and challenges provided by Breakout EDU.

Race Conversations – 3rd Tues

Future dates are Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 17 and April 21.

We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 in the SAL room.

Race Conversations, a group of dedicated members of the community have been meeting on a monthly basis since the spring of last year.  All members of the community are invited to join in the conversation of race. What is the meaning of race?  What is the impact of racism on our community?  Eventually and hopefully, the question will arise: what can we do about it?

Facilitated by Educator, Life LeGeros, the group is currently reading Ijeoma Oluo’s book, “So you want to talk about race?”  The book is available through the library’s interlibrary loan and at Bridgeside Books at a 15% discount.  Call 244-7036 for more info and to sign up.

 

 

Writers’ Wertfrei – 3rd Sat.

Writers, fledgling or published, all are welcome at our monthly gatherings of Writers’Wertfrei at the Waterbury Library.  “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.

The group meets monthly the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Waterbury Library from 10-noon. Bring 3-5 pages of writing that you are either currently working on or something that you have completed.  Newcomers welcome.  For more information contact Judi at judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com or call 244-7036 to sign up.

Saturdays:

Dates for the winter/spring are:

  • January 11th,
  • February 15th,
  • March 21st, and
  • April 18th.

Board & Tabletop Games – 4th Sat.

Meets the 4th Saturday of the month in the SAL room from 10 am to 2 pm.

  • Dec 28
  • Jan 25th
  • Feb. 22nd
  • March 28th
  • April 25th

Ages teens-adults.

Drop in for any or all of the time.

If you are a gamer and want to meet with like-minded folks, come join Vinni Yasi, host of our monthly gatherings.

Games will include Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Splendor, Scythe, Forbidden Island, Betrayal at the House on the Hill, and MORE!

You are also welcome to bring your own game to the group.