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Waterbury Public Library eNews October 3, 2014

posted at 12:01 pm Mon Oct 6th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Waterbury Public Library
October 3, 2014 
In This Issue
Book Sale Next Weekend
"Wonder" Events
News, Notes & Events
New Adult Books - Sept.
Meet Your Commissioners
What Do You Geek? We Want to Know!
Kid's & Teens Corner
Ongoing Programs & Meetings
Pick of the Week
Library Hours
Monday           10-8*

Tuesday           10-8 


Wednesday      10-8


Thursday         10-5 

Friday              10-5


Saturday           9-2   


*Closed on Monday, October 13 for Columbus Day

Quote of the Week
"How marvelous books are, crossing worlds and centuries, defeating ignorance and, finally, cruel time itself."
~ From Julian by Gore Vidal, who was born this day, October 3, in 1925.
Book Sale: October 10 & 11
As we get ready to move into temporary book sale quarters in the Spring, we realized that we still need to purge a bunch of material! Accordingly, we will be having another book sale - smaller than our usual sale - next Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 during our regular library hours. It will take place on one-half of the back ramp. Please be sure to heed the signs, as we are still using the other half of the ramp for our regular collection of fiction authors from T through Z!
Please come and browse, and help us lighten our load again.
Please note, we are NOT accepting any donations for this sale.


October Events Calendar



Community-Wide "Wonder" Events:   October 23  AND  
November 13
Because of the wealth of discussion and activity opportunities surrounding the subject matter in Wonder, we have organized TWO events to bring this all important topic to light. We are honored to host the Sanborn family from Richmond on Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 PM in the CBMS library. The Sanborn's 10 year old daughter, Olivia, was born with a rare craniofacial syndrome called Pfeiffer Syndrome - a similar facial abnormality as the book's main character, Auggie Pullman. They will be sharing a powerpoint presentation about their experiences, challenges and joys of raising her - they are a real live Wonder family!
The second event will be held on Thursday, November 13, again in the CBMS library at 6:30 PM, when we will have a lively discussion of the book and other fun activities related to kindness and acceptance.  Both events are being co-hosted by the Waterbury Public Library, Jen Hill from Crossett Brook Middle School, and Jacki McCarty from Harwood Union Middle School.
is R.J. Palacio's bestselling, inspiring story about the power, and the importance, of kindness - in everyone's life. It's the story of fifth-grader Auggie Pullman who was born with a facial congenital birth defect. Wonder traces Auggie's journey through his first year in middle school, where he experiences the challenges of being shunned - and the satisfactions of belonging n a world where differences can both set us apart and bring us together. In short, it is a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
We hope you can join us in discovering with others and reflecting on the ways we can choose kindness and inclusion in our communities.  Both evenings promise  to be thought provoking AND engaging, with other activities being planned as well.
The Waterbury Public Library has a limited number of copies of "Wonder" at our circulation desk. Please feel free to come and sign-out a copy - you don't need your library card to do so. We want as many people as possible to share this event with us! Light refreshments will also be provided.
By the way, Wonder was the winner of the 2014 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award! 
News, Notes and Events of Interest
Archer Mayor and Bill Schubart TOGETHER in Montpelier Bill SchubartNext WeekArcher Mayor - Professional 
Join noted local authors Archer Mayor (Proof Positive) and Bill Schubart (Lamoille Stories) as they share their latest work and discuss Vermont as a character in their stories at Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street in Montpelier. Free and open to the public. Event starts at 7 PM. And there will be cake. Why (besides the fact that everyone loves cake)? To celebrate publication of Archer's 25th Joe Gunther book!
New Adult Books - September 2014
The Boy in the Suitcase, Lene Kaaberbal
Mr. Campion's Farewell, Margery Allingham 
The Eye of Heaven, Clive Cussler 
The Black Hour, Lori Rader-Day 
A Better World, Marcus Sakey
The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, Teddy Wayne
Mrs. Hemingway, Naomi Wood
Large Print
Mean Streak, Sandra Brown
Sleeping Murder, Agatha Christie
Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, Agatha Christie
Driving with the Top Down, Elizabeth Harbison
A Perfect Life, Danielle Steel
All Fall Down
, Jennifer Weiner 
Meet Your Library Commissioners
Have you ever wondered who is behind the governance of our library? 
The Library is governed by a five-member Library Commission, and administered by the Library Director, Mary Kasamatsu. The Commissioners establish the policies by which the Library operates. Commissioners are elected at Town Meeting to serve staggered five-year terms. The current Commissioners are Harriet Grenier (Chair), Margaret Luce (Vice-Chair), Alice Durkin (Treasurer), and Freya Chaffee (Secretary), and Dan DeSanto.
In this column, we are highlighting each of our commissioners who work extremely hard on their own time to make our Library tick.

Chair Harriet Grenier is an eleventh generation Vermonter who grew up on a dairy farm in the Northeast Kingdom. After earning a Bachelor of Music Education at Muskingum College in Ohio she returned to Vermont to teach. She taught for twenty-two years. After receiving a Masters degree from UVM, she moved from teaching music into the full time classroom, teaching a variety of elementary grades.

She married Charles Grenier and they raised two sons in Waterbury. John and Adam are married and living in Waterbury and Barrington, RI respectively.

Interspersed with raising a family and teaching, she was also choir director at the Waterbury Congregational Church for twenty-five years. Harriet is now retired and volunteers as Library Commissioner and Vermont Symphony Trustee and Governing Board member. She enjoys, Alpine skiing, golf, quilting, travel and being a new grandmother.

For information when the Library Commissioners meet, go to the
 "Events" tab on our website, and click on Library Meetings.

All meetings are open to the public.

Geek the Library
What Do You Geek?
We want to know! Our photo booth is set-up upstairs, so you can come in anytime time to tell us what you geek. Feel free to bring props and ham it up!
We also want to know what you would like to see in the new library -- is it something you geek?

Please join this campaign in helping us spread awareness about the immense value public libraries have for individuals and communities, because whatever you geek, the library supports you!
Need inspiration? Check out some great photos here on our Flickr photostream
of folks in our community who have already told us what they geek - recognize anybody you know? New photos have just been added! 
Also check out the website for more information, ideas and other fun stuff, and get your geek on! 
"Geek the Library" is a national awareness campaign that introduces the word 'geek' as
a verb, and illustrates the fact that everyone is passionate about something - -
everyone 'geeks' something, right?
Kid's and Teen's Corner 
Story Times with Michelle and Paige  


Mondays: Baby & Toddler Story Time at 10 AM

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 ages 0 - 36 months.


Fridays: Preschool Story Time at 10 AM

Join us as we travel to new places through books, puppets, and felt boards.

We'll shake our sillies out with movement-based rhymes. A craft may be provided.

Recommended for ages 3-6 years.

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Upcoming Special Events:

Saturday, October 11 at 10 AM 

"Kids Creating Music" with Bob Brookens

Children love to sing, dance and play instruments with Bob during this lively story hour! For ages 18 months - 4 years old.   

Friday, October 17 at 10 AM
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A Hamel Family Puppet Show
Stories come to life with puppets! Join the Hamel family for tales that teach us a lesson, and is fun and engaging. A different educational Story Time for 3 - 6 year olds.



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Saturday, October 18 at Noon 

DCF Book Club Meeting

See details below



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The Waterbury Public Library DCF Book Club
The Waterbury Public Library's new DCF Book Club will meet on Saturday, October 18 at noon when we discuss The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon by S.S. Taylor.  
Sign-out a copy of the book and register your child for the Club at our circulation desk. Pizza and refreshments provided! Suitable for grades 4 - 7. 
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Ongoing Adult Programs/Meetings

The Friends of the Waterbury Library

The Friends meet regularly on the first Monday of the month, or Wednesdays in case of a conflict, at 5:30 PM in the library.

The next Friends meeting will be held THIS Monday, October 6 at 5:30 PM here in the Library.   

Believing that many hands really do make light work, the Friends always welcome new members.   


Food For Thought Book Group  

Our Food for Thought book group will hold its first book discussion of the 2014-2015 reading season at Bridgeside Books on Wednesday,  October 15 to discuss We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler. A limited number of copies are available to sign out at the Circulation Desk (please note that all discussions will take place at Bridgeside Books this year). 


Regular meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, and reading selections alternate between fiction and nonfiction. New members are welcome.  

Genealogy Quest 

Genealogy Quest will hold it's next meeting on Tuesday, October 28upstairs in the Library. This month's
program welcomes John & Susie Roberts with "Solving the Mysteries of Photos".  
Free and open to the public.
Pick of the Week
Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry's, Brad Edmondson
Ben & Jerry's has always been committed to an insanely ambitious three-part mission: making the world's best ice cream, supporting progressive causes, and sharing the company's success with all stakeholders: employees, suppliers, distributors, customers, cows, everybody. But it hasn't been easy.This is the first book to tell the full, inside story of the inspiring rise, tragic mistakes, devastating fall, determined recovery, and ongoing renewal of one of the most iconic mission-driven companies in the world. No previous book has focused so intently on the challenges presented by staying true to that mission. No other book has explained how the company came to be sold to corporate giant Unilever or how that relationship evolved to allow Ben & Jerry's to pursue its mission on a much larger stage.Journalist Brad Edmondson tells the story with an eye for details, dramatic moments, and memorable characters. He interviewed dozens of key figures, particularly Jeff Furman, who helped Ben and Jerry write their first business plan in 1978 and became chairman of the board in 2010. It's a funny, sad, surprising, and ultimately hopeful story.
~From the Publisher
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