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posted at 3:26 pm Thu May 28th, 2020 by (WherezIt_Staff)

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Volume V | May 28, 2020
 
When is the Library going to re-open?
 
Since many people may be wondering,
"When is the library building going to open?"
we wanted to give you some information around that, such as we have it now.
We anticipate that Governor Scott will be making an announcement on Friday that libraries may begin a gradual re-opening beyond the Curbside Service, if we are able to meet the many requirements for health and safety.
The Town of Waterbury asked the Library back in March, in anticipation of significantly reduced revenues, to reduce our spending. Towards that end we laid off or reduced staff and cut money from numerous other area in our budget. This will impact when we can open the building, and what services we can offer. 
In normal times, libraries are high-touch, high-interaction public spaces. We are required to have detailed plans, adequate supplies, and sufficient staffing in place for alternate operations and service models before we can welcome any members of the public back into the building. The director, staff and library commissioners are currently developing a phased re-opening plan. 
We will have more information to share with you in the coming week and will keep you informed via newsletter, website and social media.
Book Drop Open for Returns
As we continue to offer Curbside Service,
the Book Drop Box is OPEN and we'd love to get your library materials back! If you have things that have been out since March, please make your way down to the Library as you are able and return your items in the Drop Box, or on the cart in the vestibule if you come in for a Curbside Pickup.
Please wear your mask and maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet or more.
If the Drop Box is full, please come back another time rather than stuff things in or leave things on top. It is much appreciated. Thank you!
 
NEW PROGRAM
 
From Stressed to Blessed
with Louise SaintOnge
TUESDAY, JUNE 2ND 6-7:30 pm
via Zoom
Veteran Meridian Tapper Louise SaintOnge
will introduce this tried & true method of relieving stress and anxiety, and promoting clarity and peace of mind. Backed by science, Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT for short, can be a game changer. It can be practiced at any time for anything, and by anyone.
This upbeat, experiential workshop will be streamed live through Zoom.
For more info email Judi at judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com.
 
About our presenter:
Louise SaintOnge, M.P.A. is an Energy Medicine practitioner,counselor, intuitive healer and published author. Her life has been devoted to the exploration and study of consciousness, the mind-body connection, eastern and western spiritual traditions, and alternative healing modalities.
 
Story Time with Paige and Michelle  
Parents with newborns through 5 years, 
join us every THURSDAY at 11:30 am
for a new story time video that will stimulate developing intellect
´╗┐withpicture books,rhymes and songs,
using shakers, rhythm sticks, and scarves.
Follow along with Paige and Michelle with your own instruments or rhythm materials.
These videos will remain on this site while we are unable to provide a regular story time in the library.
THURSDAY, June 25th at 11:30 am
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 concept of dance tied to a children’s book. A wide variety of music, props and rhythm instruments add to the fun and learning!
For the new AB2 program, click on the link that will be on the Waterbury Public Library's website on
Thursday, June 25th:
 
 
Check Wes out as he raps
Dr Seuss over Dr. Dre Beats
 
 
Stay Tuned for SummerReading Program Info
 
ONGOING PROGRAMS
 
Gentle Qi Gong for Mind & Body
extended through June!
 
This version of Qi Gong requires no rehearsal or learning.
You just pick it up as we go. Watch Kenneth, imitate it, repeat it gently
while you relax into it and breathe.
Slow your mind down while energizing your body.
Appropriate for all and can be done seated.
Goal: mental clarity, lower stress hormones, energize your body.
Who: Kenneth Russell, Long-time Waterbury Public Library Tai Chi/Qi Gong Instructor
What: Gentle Qi Gong
When: Fridays at 11 a.m. through June.
Where: Your living room via Zoom:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 842 4413 4488
Password: 707373
 
Wednesdays at 10 am with Yoga Instructor Diana Whitney
Everything you’ve come to expect from Chair Yoga is delivered!
Join Diana as she leads participants in gentle movements with the chair providing support and balance. Chair Yoga is a wonderful way to loosen and stretch your muscles, reduce stress, and improve circulation.
 
Join us virtually for Race Conversations
6:30-7:30 on Tuesday, June 16th
We will be focusing on Chapter 10 of the book
"So You Want to Talk About Race?" by Ijeoma Oluo.
If you are interested in joining, please email the facilitator Life LeGeros at lifelegeros@gmail.com.
He will add you to the email list to share details about joining the virtual meeting.
 
Writers’ Wertfrei
We meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10-noon
Next meeting: SATURDAY, JUNE 20th via ZOOM
Writers, fledgling or published, all are welcome at our monthly gatherings of Writers’Wertfrei at the Waterbury Library. “Wertfrei” comes from the German “Wertfreiheit” meaning non-judgmental or value-free. These gatherings are a place where writers can come, share their work, receive comments and suggestions in a supportive, caring environment.
Come with what you are currently working on or anything else you’d like to share.
We are a supportive, caring community of writers.
Feedback is positive, constructive, and can be life-changing!
For more information contact Judi at judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com
 
Songwriting with the McHughs
Alison & Pat will be hosting on the last Wednesday of the month 
via ZOOM from 6-8 pm 
Next meeting: Wed, June 24th
Info to join here:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 954 2446 0193
Password: 2v5ks9
If you’d like to share a song with the group, send Alison a chord chart for the visual.  For more details email Alison at ali@wearedwelling.com
The series is led by musicians and singer/songwriters Patrick and Alison McHugh. The McHughs have been making music together for two and a half decades and have a passion for inspiring songwriters and aspiring songwriters to bring forth their unique talents and have a safe space to practice and hone their skills. Pat is a drummer, guitarist, producer, and sound technician. Alison is a singer, songwriter, and pianist.
The Wednesday evening gatherings are an informal time for songwriters of all abilities to collaborate in the sharing of their songwriting skills and ideas. Prior experience is not a requirement.
 
Vermont’s 50th Green Up Day is Saturday, May 30th
Volunteers are needed to pitch in to pick up trash along roadsides,
in and near parks and other public places around town.
• Bags will be available outside the entry at the municipal offices
and at Sunflower Market on Rt. 100.
• Two drop-off locations will be open May 30:
the town garage on Guptil Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Rodney’s Fast Trash
near the Ice Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please do not leave bags along roadsides as there is no pickup service.
Greening up is as easy as finding a spot to clean up and getting it done!
There is an online signup to help coordinate efforts at WaterburyGreenUp2020.
The signup is just a guide. If the spot you choose is already cleaned when you arrive, just find another spot! Green Up will have limited volunteers at the drop-off sites who can help unload vehicles while maintaining social distance.
For more information contact: Lisa Scagliotti Waterbury Green Up coordinator lscagliotti@comcast.net / 802-373-5878
 
We look forward to serving you!
Be well and stay safe everyone.
 
Waterbury Public Library | 28 North Main Street, Suite 2| Waterbury| Vermont | 05676|
(802) 244-7036|www.waterburypubliclibrary.com | Curbside Pickup: T, Th 3-6, Sa 9-12 |
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