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Waterbury Public Library eNews November 7, 2014


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Waterbury Public Library
eNews
November 7, 2014 
 
 
In This Issue
Computer & Internet Help Availbable
News, Notes & Events
Another "Wonder" Event
Raffle for "A Christmas Carol"
New Adult Books-October
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   

      

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November Events Calendar

 

   

 

 
Quote of the Week
~ Albert Camus, the second-youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (after Rudyard Kipling), was born this day, November 7, in 1913. Died January 4, 1960 in a car accident.
Sign Up for Computer & Internet Help
We have once again lined up a few computer  and internet Technical Assistance Guides (TAG) to help patrons with services such as:
  • 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. Available times include Tuesday evenings, Wednesday afternoons, and Wednesday evenings. If you, or anyone you know, can benefit from this service, please give us a call!

 

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News, Notes and Events of Interest
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Reading @ Bridgeside Books Tonight
Join Bridgeside Books and the Waterbury Parks & Recreation Department  tonigBridgeside Booksht, November 7th at 6:00pm,  for a very special evening of Shakespearean Reader's Theater. Readers will perform Twelfth Night without rehearsing, without props, without costumes or a set!  Roles will be assigned upon arrival, and the parts will be read aloud. 
Participants are welcome to bring their own play copy, or purchase one upon arrival for $2.00.  All are welcome to enjoy the evening - no reading required. 
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New York Times Best Illustrated Books of 2014 

It's November, which means the start of "Best of" lists for the year, the first being Best Illustrated Books from the New York Times.
Every year since 1952, the Book Review has convened an independent panel of judges to select picture books on the basis of artistic merit. The winning books are chosen from among thousands for what is the only annual award of its kind.

The New York Times Book Review's annual selection of the ten best illustrated books of the year was chosen this year by judges Jennifer M. Brown, director of the Center for Children's Literature at the Bank Street College of Education, and author/illustrators Brian Floca and Jerry Pinkney.

 

  

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Vote for YOUR Favorite of 2014 on Goodreads
Goodreads announces the nominees for their 6th Annual Goodreads Choice Award - the only major book awards decided by readers.
In this, the opening round, you can choose from 15 books in each of 20 categories. You have through tomorrow, November 8, to vote in this first round. You can also vote during the Semifinal Round November 10th through the 15th, and then the Final Round, which will be November 17th through the 24th.
If you're not familiar with Goodreads, it's one of the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations - a social media site for book lovers!
Check it out, and vote here: http://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-books-2014

Another Night of "Wonder":  November 13
We hope you'll join us this coming Thursday, November 13, 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.
Wonder
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!    
Win Free Tickets to "A Christmas Carol" at the Flynn
The good folks at the Flynn Center for Performing Arts have provided us with a pair of tickets to the Flynn Center's upcoming performance of A Christmas Carol by Nebraska Theatre Caravan on Friday, December 12 at 7 PM.
Featuring a 24-member cast, a live orchestra, colorful costumes, spirited dancing, and show-stopping special effects, Nebraska Theatre Caravan's beautifully staged musical adaption of this Charles Dickens classic is a perennial Flynn holiday favorite.
We will hold a raffle for the pair of tickets starting this Monday, November 10 and end on November 29. The winner will be drawn on Monday, December 1st.
Entering the raffle is FREE - you can find the entry box at our circulation desk. One entry per family, please.
New Adult Books - October 2014
Fiction
Angelica's Smile, Andrea Camilleri
Personal, Lee Child
The Lost Key, Catherine Coulter
Edge of Eternity, Ken Follett
Gray Mountain, John Grisham
Wicked Ways, Lisa Jackson
The Drowning, Camilla Lackberg
Proof Positive, Archer Mayor
The Children Act, Ian McEwan
One Plus One, Jojo Moyes
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Haruki Murakami
Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult
Fives and Twenty-Fives, Michael Pitre
Station Eleven, Emily Mandel
Pegasus, Danielle Steel
Non-Fiction
The Charles Schwab Guide to Finances After Fifty: Answers to Your Most Important Money Questions, Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz
The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution, Jonathan Eig
The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century, David Reynolds
Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War, Helen Thorpe
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War, Karen Abbott*

*Pick of the Week
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 check out the http://geekthelibrary.org/ 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: 
 
THIS 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. 
 

 

 

Wednesday, November 19, from 3- 4 PM:

"Code for Girls"

Girls can get a leg-up on STEM learning, by making their own interactive stories and animation using code through programs such as Scratch, Hopscotch and Arduino.  

For girls in grades 4 through 6.

Please call the library to register: 244-7036.

 
 
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GMBA Logo
This GMBA logo needs to be redesigned!
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Attention High School Students: Get Your Art On for The Green Mountain Book Award Logo Contest!  
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 GMBAcontest@gmail.com 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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    2014-15 DCF                    2014-15 Red Clover                   2014-15 GMBA  
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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, at 5:30 PM in the library, unless otherwise noted.

The next Friends meeting will be held THIS 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
What's Your Reading Personality?
From Oprah.com
I'll admit it - I'm a sucker for some of those online quizzes! Some are really bad, and some are quite accurate, like this one. The beauty of it is that it also makes some reading recommendations based on your "reading personality". Even if you're not a fan of Oprah, you will still appreciate this quiz! Check it out here. 
By the way, in case you're wondering, I got Lionizer. What did you come up with?
 
Pick of the Week
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War, Karen Abbott
In this gripping book, Abbott (Sin in the Second City) tells the moving and fascinating story of four women who played unconventional roles during the Civil War: Belle Boyd, a boisterous flirt and Confederate spy; Rose Greenhow, a seductive widow also spying for the South; Emma Edmondson, who disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the Union army; and Elizabeth Van Lew, a wealthy spinster in the Confederate capital with Unionist loyalties. Meticulously researched and fluidly written, this book draws the reader in and doesn't let go until the four heroines draw their final breaths. Abbott provides an alternate view of this tumultuous time in history by featuring previously untold stories of the impact women and civilians had on the war effort, and she brings these individuals fully to life, with their passion for their causes (Elizabeth for abolitionism, Rose for the Confederacy), personal flaws (Rose was racist and self-involved, Belle was impulsive and vain), and heartbreak (Emma by two different men, Belle for an opposing spy). For example, in an era when men had trouble even picturing women in pants, Emma Edmondson enlisted as a man in the Union army and saw action in her roles as both spy and nurse. In the end, Abbott tells a remarkable story of passion, strength, and resilience.
~ Publishers Weekly
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