Beginner’s Bridge – Weds

Beginner’s Bridge

Wednesday, February 26th and running until March 11th 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 three week session beginning Wednesday, February 26th and running until March 11th 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

Pasta Sun Catcher Craft

Tuesday, January 7, 3:15-4:15 PM.

Dyed Pasta, recycled lids and glue are used to make these pasta sun catchers. Kids will have an array of different colors to choose from to create many different sun catchers.

Ages 6 – 11 years.

 

Optical Illusion Toy: Decotropes

Tuesday, January 21, 3:15-4:15 PM.

Kids will be making items that are similar to a thuamaotrope which is a classic optical illusion toy consisting of a card with two different pictures on each side; when spun rapidly the pictures appear to combine. Since they are using a pattern rather than a picture, the optical illusion toy will have it’s own name: Decotropes. Trope is the part of the word that means turning around and Deco stands for decorative. Using a template to be colored, kids will put together one or more Decotropes.

Ages 6 to 11 years.

 

 

 

Wednesday Maker Series – Ages 6-11 (Weds)

Wednesday Maker Series – Ages 6-11 (Weds)

Space is limited – please call 244-7036 to register.

Flextangles

Wednesday, December 18, 3-4 PM.

A paper toy, Flextangles, are seriously the coolest paper puzzle ever made. Decorating these and then seeing how the patterns and colors translate once folded is a wonderful exercise in geometric planning.

 

LEGO® Challenge: Animals

Wednesday, January 8, 3:15-4:15 PM * NEW TIME

Strengthen your STEM muscles and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks.

Ages 6 – 11 years.

 

Straw Geodesic Dome

Wednesday, January 15, 3:15-4:15 PM

Geodesic domes are very efficient structures. Triangles are inherently stable shapes, so creating structures out of Interlocking triangles makes very strong, yet incredibly lightweight structures that can be adapted on a small level, like this project, to a massive level as in the Montreal Biosphere constructed for the 1967 World’s Fair. Kids will be making their own Geodesic Dome out of straws and pipe cleaners.

Ages 6 – 11 years.

 

Magnetic Science

Wednesday, January 22, 3:15-4:15 PM.

Explore the invisible force of magnetism, floating rings and electromagnetic fields, with many magnets, a compass, and iron filings.

Ages 6 – 11 years.

 

Creating with littleBits®

Wednesday, January 29, 3:15-4:15 PM.

This littleBits® creations program is designed for youth to both learn about and explore STEAM concepts and 21st century skills. The littleBits® are kits that are composed of electronic building blocks that are color-coded, magnetic, and make complex technology simple and fun. The kits will be set up as stations for kids to explore and create.

Ages 6 – 11 years.

 

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.