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Waterbury Public Library eNews October 31, 2014

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Waterbury Public Library
October 31, 2014 
In This Issue
Computer & Internet Help
News, Notes & Events
Another "Wonder" Event
What Do You Geek? We Want to Know!
Kid's & Teens Corner
Ongoing Programs & Meetings
Found on the Web
Pick of the Week
Library Hours
Monday           10-8 

Tuesday          10-8 


Wednesday     10-8


Thursday         10-5

Friday               10-5


Saturday           9-2   



Daylight Saving Time Ends  

This Weekend.

Don't forget to set your clocks

back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.


Quote of the Week
"The Harvest Moon glows round and bold,
In pumpkin shades outlined in gold,
Illuminating eerie forms,
Unnatural as a candied corn.
Beware what dare crawls up your sleeve,
For 'tis the night called Hallows Eve."
~ Richelle E. Goodrich
Computer & Internet Help 
Computer and internet help is available from our Technical Assistance Guides (TAG) and staff to help patrons with:
  • Basic computer Skills
  • Setting up Facebook and email accounts
  • Filling out online applications
  • Creating a resume
  • Job searching
  • Using the library's digital resources

This service is available by appointment only. We currently have openings available on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and Wednesday afternoons. If you, or anyone you know, can benefit from this service, please give us a call, or stop in to make an appointment!




Check out what's going on  

Happy Thanksgiving

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News, Notes and Events of Interest
Events At Bridgeside Books Next Week Bridgeside Books

Check out these local events hosted by Hiata: 

Tuesday, November 4th 5:00pm: A Walk through Waterbury: Small Town Big History. Students at TBPS worked in collaboration with the Waterbury Historical Society to create this book. Join us in celebrating its release. Proceeds from the sale of the book go the Historical Society.
Friday, November 7th, 2014 6:00pm:  Shakespearean Reader's Theater-Twelfth Night. We will perform the classic comedy of errors without rehearsing, without props, no costumes or even a set!  Roles will be assigned upon arrival. Bring your own copy of the play or purchase a copy for $2.00 that evening.  Donations are requested to assist in covering this unique wine & cheese event.


In Memorium: Galway Kinnell
Vermont poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell, died Tuesday at his home in Sheffield, Vermont from leukemia. Born February 1, 1927 in Providence, Rhode Island, Kinnell won the Pulitzer Prize in and the American Book Award for his Selected Poems. From 1989 to 1993 he was Vermont's poet laureate.

                            The Man Splitting Wood in the Daybreak 
                                The man splitting wood in the daybreak   
                                looks strong, as though, if one weakened,   
one could turn to him and he would help.   
Gus Newland was strong. When he split wood   
                                      he struck hard, flashing the bright steel   
 through the air so hard the hard maple   
leapt apart, as it's feared marriages will do   
in countries reluctant to permit divorce,   
and even willow, which, though stacked   
to dry a full year, on being split
actually weeps-totem wood, therefore,   
to the married-until-death-sunders   
with many little lip-wetting gasp-noises.
But Gus is dead. We could turn to our fathers,   
but they help us only by the unperplexed   
looking-back of the numerals cut into headstones.   
Or to our mothers, whose love, so devastated,   
can't, even in spring, break through the hard earth.   
Our spouses weaken at the same rate we do.   
We have to hold our children up to lean on them.   
Everyone who could help goes or hasn't arrived.   
What about the man splitting wood in the daybreak,   
who looked strong? That was years ago. That was me.
A short biography and his bibliography can be found on this page of the Poetry Foundation website

  New Short J.K. Rowling Piece Released Today for Halloween 
Happy Halloween 
Ever wondered how Dolores Umbridge became so evil? A new short story from J.K. Rowling promises to fill fans in, in this new 1500 word story about the infamous Hogwarts professor on   
According the UK newspaper, The Telegraph, the essay will be "filled with many new details, as well as Rowling's revealing first-person thoughts and reflections about the character".   We also get some more information about other pieces of the Wizarding world, including details about Azkaban prison and more about the Thestrals, who can only be seen by those who have seen death.

Pottermore is the most ambitious and most successful on-going website dedicated to a particular franchise. Her large and fervent fanbase has proven to be starving for new Potter material, which Rowling seems willing to provide.  

Another Night of "Wonder":  November 13
We hope you'll join us on Thursday, November 13, again in the CBMS library at 6:30 PM, when we will have a thought provoking, engaging and lively discussion of the book and other fun activities related to kindness and acceptance.
is an 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.
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!    
Geek the Library
What Do You Geek?
We geek reading
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?  
Also c
heck 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: 
Wednesday, November 5 at 1 PM

(An Early Release Day):  e-Origami

This program is currently FULL! If you want to be put on the waiting list, feel free to give us a call.



Monday November 10 at 10 AM 
Musical Story Time with Lesley Grant  
Singing, dancing, and playing are a great way to learn with Lesley! For ages 18 months to 4 years old.

Saturday, November 15 at Noon 

DCF Book Club  

Discussion of Better Nate Than Ever by Tim FederleSign-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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Attention High School Students! 
The Green Mountain Book Award Logo Contest Has Begun!  
This GMBA logo needs to be redesigned!

The folks at Green Mountain Book Award (GMBA) - Vermont's teen-choice book award - is holding a logo contest for their 10th anniversary. They are asking students in grades 9 -12 to redesign their logo (shown at right - boring, isn't it?). The winning artist will receive an iPad Mini, courtesy of the VT Department of Libraries.
The guidelines for the contest are
  1. Create a new logo for the GMBA that captures the feel of Vermont, and what reading means to you.
  2. Email your piece as an attachment to by February 28, 2015, OR mail a hard copy to GMBA Logo Contest, c/o Poultney Public Library, 205 Main St., Poultney, VT 05764.
  3. Please list your name and school and/or hometown to be considered for the prize, which will be chosen in March, 2015.
  4. Pat yourself on the back. Art is fun. Sharing your work is courageous. 

Good luck!


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       DCF Logo                     GMBA Logo
    2014-15 DCF                    2014-15 Red Clover                   2014-15 GMBA  
            Master List                            Master List                                 Master List  
Ongoing Adult Programs/Meetings

The Friends of the Waterbury Library

The Friends meet regularly on the first Monday of the month, at 5:30 PM in the library, unless otherwise noted.

The next Friends meeting will be held Monday, November 10 for our annual STUFFING PARTY at 6:00 PM here in the Library.  We will need as many hands as possible to help us stuff envelopes for our annual fundraising appeal. Refreshments provided!  

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


Food For Thought Book Group  

The next Food for Thought book group will meet at Bridgeside Books on Wednesday,  November 19 to discuss Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914? by David Fromkin.  

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, November 25 upstairs in the Library. 
Free and open to the public.
Found on the Web
Happy Halloween Halloween Costumes of Famous Authors: Electric Lit
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Virginia Woolf in drag! Check out the costumes on some of these famous authors from over the years, gathered in this infographic on Electric Lit - one of my favorite newly discovered websites.
Here is what they say about themselves: "Electric Literature is a non-profit dedicated to amplifying the power of storytelling through digital innovation.Our mission is to ensure that literature remains a vibrant presence in popular culture by fostering digital innovation, supporting writers, building community, and broadening the audience for literary fiction.We believe the transformative experience of reading literature fosters empathy and explores the human condition like no other art form."
Browse around Electric Lit, and see all the great stuff they have to offer at

Pick of the Week
Happy Halloween
A frighteningly good read for Halloween!
The Orphan Choir, Sophie Hannah
Louise Beeston is teetering on the edge of sanity. She has virtually lost her only child, seven-year-old Joseph, who is required to be a boarder at Savior College School as a member of its 16-boy choir. Then her sleep is badly disrupted by loud music played late atnight by next-door neighbor Justin Clay, until she retaliates in kind, with advice from a city-council environmental-health officer. When Louise begins hearing the type of choral music Joseph sings, she attributes this to Clay playing mind games with her. Her only respite is buying a country home in the beautiful and peaceful community of Swallowfield-until the choral music follows her there. Wanting her son back home and convinced that she and her husband, Stuart, must pull Joseph out of Savior for their own safety, Louise misinterprets warnings she has been receiving for months. This stand-alone novel, a break from Hannah's series of psychological police procedurals featuring Charlie Zailer and Simon Waterhouse, is a riveting story in which suspense snowballs to a climax that is all the more dire for its everyday contemporary English setting. Absolutely haunting, in every sense of the word.
~ Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews
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