Youth

    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

     

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    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.

     

     

     

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    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.

     

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    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 judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

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

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    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.

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    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.

     

     

     

     

     

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