February Maker Series - Wednesdays

    Maker series events are for children ages 8-11. Space is limited - please call to register: 244-7036


    Toy Hacking

    Wednesday, Feb 6th & 13th at 3-4 PM.

    Toy Hacking is a fun and playful way to learn how circuits work. Starting with used electronic toys, hackers carefully examine, then safely take the toys apart to learn how they work.  Kids will enjoy this two part hands-on program; learning, experimenting, and creatively hacking toys!



    Wednesday, Feb 20th at 3-4 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. Together they’re interchangeable in millions of different ways to empower youth to invent anything.



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    January Maker Series - Wednesdays

    All programs are for kids ages 8-11. Space is limited - please call 244-7036 to sign up. 

    Tissue Paper Winter Trees 

    Wednesday, January 2 from 3-4 PM

    Make bright and cheerful tree pictures to display throughout the winter.  Use water colors, tissue paper squares and cardstock paper to make geometrical triangle trees.  Kids will be able to add different craft items to their pictures .


    Lego Challenge: Tallest Tower

    Wednesday, January 9 from 3-4 PM

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


    Create Your Own Craft

    Wednesday,  January 16 from 3-4 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.


    Board Games

    Wednesday, January 23 from 3-4 PM

    Pick from a variety of different board games to play today.


    Coding for kids, Scratch Jr./ Hopscotch.

    Wednesday, January 30 from 3-4 PM

    Kids will learn how to make their own interactive stories and animations using code from Scratch Jr. and Hopscotch computer programs.


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    Starry Starry Night - 1/28 (Mon)

    The Waterbury Public Library in cooperation with Waterbury Winterfest, the Waterbury Rec Department and Vermont Astronomical Society bring you:

    Starry Starry Night

    Night Sky Viewing at the Dac Rowe Field

    Monday, January 28th 6:30-8:30 pm *


    The Waterbury Library is the proud owner of a new Orion StarBlast Astro Reflector Telescope, which will be available for loan for patrons.

    To kick off our loaner program, the VAS will have a number of telescopes available for exploration of the wonders of deep space! They will also lead participants through the simple how-to’s of using the telescopes.

    Park in the library’s parking lot and walk down to the field. Bring a flashlight or headlamp as the lights will be off for optimal viewing.

    *If the night is cloudy or snowy, we will hold the event on Tuesday, January 29th at the same time.  In the event of both nights being inclement, the VAS will hold a presentation in the SAL room on Tuesday, the 29th at 6:30.



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    Inside Out Movie - 2/16 (Feb)

    Saturday Matinee - Movie & Snacks in the Sal Room!

     Saturday, February 16 from 12:00—1:45 PM


    Inside Out
    (Disney/Pixar, rated PG, 102 minutes)
    Please note:  this is a drop-by, no registration event.


    All Ages.

    (As per Library policies, parent/guardian supervision is required for children under 8.)


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    February Break Kids & Family Activities

    Drop-in Family Craft Time

    Tuesday, February 26, from 1:30-3:30 PM

    Drop in and check out our Family Craft Time. Four tables will be set up in our program room with craft items and directions to create an item you can take home. You can follow the directions or use the items to create your own masterpiece. (Please note:  this is a drop-by, no registration event. Parent-guardian supervision required for children under 8.)

    Ages 5 and up.


    Starry Night Stories

    Wednesday,  February 27 at 5:30 PM

    Looking for a family outing during school vacation week? Join us for an evening story time filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination, where pajamas are encouraged but not required. 

    Ages preschool up to 7 years.


    A Family Lego/Strawbees Free Build

    Thursday, February 28  from 1:30-3:30 PM

    Drop in, strengthen your STEM muscles and spark your imagination with an abundance of Lego bricks or try out Strawbees. Explore how to build shapes from an idea card using straws and connectors. You may come up with fun ideas to build with both and use them together. At the end of building your item, we can display it in the library. (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.


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    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 10:15 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!



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