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Seasonal Shifts

posted at 12:31 pm Thu Aug 30th, 2018 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Volume VIII | August 29, 2018
Seasonal Shifts....
* A Mushroom/Herbal Stroll through Cottonbrook
* Creative Writing
* Password Managers Workshop
* An Italian Night at Waterbury Senior Center
with VT Reads Book Discussion
* RPGs for Beginners
* New Fall Programs for the Little Ones and Bigger Kids
* Genealogy Quest and Book Group start up
* Got Garden Bounty? Check our Reads Table on the 2nd Floor.
* We will be closed for Labor Day. See you Tuesday, the 4th.
You may be one of those folks who like to grow their own vegetables and herbs,
and wildcraft. If you want to learn more about mushrooms, this field trip is for you.
Chuck Riffenberg, local herbalist, wildcrafter and educator will lead us through the Cotton Brooks woods identifying local mushrooms and plants. Learn what plants are edible and healthful and what plants NOT to touch! A frequent presenter for the library, Chuck has given talks on mushrooms and healthful tonics, and has led field trips on this topic.
We will meet at the Stowe side of the Waterbury Reservoir (Moscow Road to Cottonbrook) at 9:45, rain or shine.
Bring water, wear sturdy shoes and call 244-7036 to register.
If you’ve struggled with writing, with “getting it right”, or with writer's block, this workshop can help with those writing struggles. Joni will guide participants through writing prompts for a set amount of time. The sharing of the process is what the “Good Naked” is about--exposing your creative process. The workshop is about finding your voice and discovering the creative process within. No writing experience is necessary, in fact, Joni believes there is a writer in anyone who chooses to follow this path, and that “writing and sharing our stories is not only personally meaningful, but one of the most powerful forms of social activism”.
For more information on Joni, what she does and Good Naked reviews, go to
Sick of trying to keep track of all your passwords for different websites?
Many computer security experts suggest that people use applications called “Password Managers” to help them organize and keep track of their passwords.
Some people love them; some people hate them.
Curious? In this introductory workshop we’ll go over the pros and cons of a few different types of password managers and how to use them. We’ll provide the basics of how to get started for the average computer user.
Please call the library at 244-7036 to reserve your space,
or email the instructor, Delia, at to sign up. 
"Italian Night" at the Waterbury Area Senior Center
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th Beginning at 4:30 pm
A Celebration of our Italian-American Community
with delicious food
followed by a book discussion of
Bread and Roses, Too,
our Vermont Humanities Council 2018 Vermont Reads pick.
* Chicken Parmigiana * Pasta * Salad Bar * Homemade Rolls * Apple Crisp
Dinner offered from 4:30-6:30; Book Discussion at 7 o’clock
Cost: Adults, $12, Seniors (60+) $8, children under 12, $5. 
The Senior Center is located at 14 Stowe Street, Waterbury
Call the library at 244-7036 by Friday, September 14th to reserve your spot.
Bread and Roses, Too
by Katherine Paterson
This historical fiction tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy.
Paterson is a world-renowned children’s author, Vermont resident, and frequent Vermont Humanities Council presenter. The novel relates the journey of Rosa, who, along with Jake and other children, are sent temporarily out of harm’s way to foster families in Barre, Vermont, as children actually were during the strike.
Because the book features life in the Italian-American community,
we wanted to feature an Italian Night and so are partnering with
The Waterbury Area Senior Center to celebrate all things Italian!
The library still has copies of Bread and Roses, Too for sign-out. Stop by and pick up your copy.
SAT 9/ 22 & 29- Tiny Dungeon 2nd Edition by Gallant Knight Games
SAT 10/6 & 13– Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
Led by Jordan Streeter, founder of Gamers Against Alzheimer’s, this Saturday series of Tabletop Role Playing Games (RPGs) are cooperative story telling where players take on personas in a variety of worlds (fantasy, sci-fi, western, etc.). Game play is about solving problems, overcoming obstacles, and interacting with other characters in a way that fits the characters the players have created.
Week 1 in each series is Character Creation, and Week 2 is Scenario Run-Through.  
If you’ve ever wondered what RPGs are about this is your chance to try it out!
Children's Programming
STORY TIMES begin again for the season Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15.
Babies & Toddlers Story Time(Newborns through 36 months) Mondays starting 9/17.
Stimulate your baby’s developing intellect with rhymes, songs, stories, and lap games.
Preschool Story Time (3 – 6 year olds) Thursdays starting 9/6.
Keep your busy preschooler entertained with picture books, interactive play, music, and crafts.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS for Baby, Toddler & Preschool Families:
Musical Munchkins with Andrea Soberman
Monday, September 10 at 10:15 am

Musical, social, listening, and focusing skills are taught via the guitar in a warm, playful and nurturing environment.
Ms. Soberman is an early childhood and music educator, preschool specialist, and artist.  
For more information on Musical Munchkins go to
AB2: Books Come to Life with Music & Dance
Join Rachel O’Donald of AB2 (Active Body-Active Brain) for a creative music and movement-based exploration of early literacy skills. The class will focus on a dance concept related to a children’s book using a wide variety of music, props and rhythm instruments.  
3D Coloring Using Quiver App
Wednesday, September 5th, 3-4 pm
Ages 8 to 11
Combining physical coloring from “back in the day” with state-of-the-art augmented-reality technology, children not only can apply their own artistic vision to templates of their favorite characters, items, and places, but also bring their unique coloring creations to life in extraordinary 3D-augmented reality. Quiver takes coloring to a whole other level.
Characters literally leap off the page, entertaining everyone!
Build a Balloon-Powered Lego Car
September 12th, 3-4 pm, Ages 8-11
These Lego challenges are a way to strengthen your STEM muscles (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) along with fueling creativity. After building the vehicle, participants can race their vehicles!
Cardboard Sculpture 
Wednesday, September 19 & 26, 3-4 PM 
Ages 8-11
Children will use pre-cut cardboard forms and other craft supplies to create their sculpture. The next class is a painting one and allows the children to finish their creations.
All Maker Space Workshops require pre-registration. Call 244-7036 to sign up.
Genealogy Quest
Interested in learning how to go about finding your family history?
The Genealogy Quest Group meets in the SAL room on the last Tuesday of the month at 7 o'clock. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Next meeting is Tuesday, September 25th.
The subject will be The Deerfield Massacre of 1704, with Donna Toneatti.
Book Group Begins for the New Season!
Food For Thought Book Group
will hold its first meeting of the new season on
Wednesday, September 19th at 7 o'clock
Regular meetings are usually held on the 3rd Wednesday
of the month at 7:00 pm in the SAL room.
Reading selections alternate between fiction and nonfiction.
This month we will read Giants in the Earth,
a Saga of the Prairie, by O.E. Rolvaag.
The novel follows a Norwegian pioneer family's struggles with the land and the elements of the Dakota Territory as they try to make a new life in America. The book is based partly on Rølvaag's personal experiences as a settler, and on the experiences of his wife’s family who had been immigrant homesteaders. The novel depicts snow storms, locusts, poverty, hunger, loneliness, homesickness, the difficulty of fitting into a new culture, and the estrangement of immigrant children who grow up in a new land.
We have copies of the book to pick up. Stop in to pick up yours.
New members welcome!
Got Garden Bounty?
Can, preserve, and find new ways to cook
your favorite veggies...
...and more. Check out our 2nd Floor Table.
We will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in observance of
See you on the 4th.
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