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posted at 10:50 am Fri Jun 12th, 2020 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Volume VI | June 8, 2020
June 22nd to August 14th
Our Summer Reading Program looks a bit different this year
due to Covid-19 restrictions. We appreciate your understanding.
If Summer Reading occurs during curbside pickup:
  • Participants can sign up by phone or online.
  • Summer reading bags with instructions, logs, and sign-up prizes can be picked up curbside. (If the weather is nice, an outside table will be set up for this purpose.)
  • Families can place orders for library materials online through our website at 
or by phone: 802-244-7036.
  • The summer reading bags will include a grade-level appropriate paper log for all 8 weeks.
  • Those with a phone but no internet can call in their logs for staff to record.
  • Postcards will be in the summer reading bag for use by those who are unable to call-in and have no access to the internet.
  • Kids can write the number of books or stickers from their logs onto the postcard. Postcards can be dropped off in the book drop. 
If Summer Reading occurs during the library's re-opening phase: 
  • In addition to calling the library or registering online, participants can sign up at the help desk.
  • Pick up Summer Reading bags with instructions and logs at the help desk. Families are encouraged to place book orders online or by phone. (We are happy to help you chose titles or topics.) You'll also be able to come into the building and pick out your own books andpick up holds.
  • Postcards can be dropped off at the help desk or in the book drop.
  • Pick out a free book and receive a reading certificate when you finish your reading logs!
  • Weekly guessing jar! (See instructions on our Facebook page: 
  • Look for this jar:
  • Weekly craft bags (instructions and some supplies provided by the Collaborative Summer Library Program included) available in the vestibule during Curbside Pickup hours.
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.
for Baby/Toddler & Preschool up to 6
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:
Musical Munchkins
Join Miss Andrea of Musical Munchkins
Monday, June 22nd at 10:30 am via Zoom
with the Waterbury Public library. This interactive live music concert on Zoom includes singing, dancing, puppets, an animated musical folk tale, and playing with your home instruments & props. Bring your instruments or your kitchen instruments - shakers - (rice or popcorn in a container or even a box of macaroni & cheese), rhythm sticks- (two wooden spoons), a scarf, and a teddy bear or your favorite stuffed animal.  We look forward to a wonderful family time from all of our homes together!
(Link will be forthcoming on our web page, FB page and FPF.)
Jubal Harp & SingSong
with Judi Byron
MONDAY, JULY 6th at 10:30 am
Judi and her harps will entertain and engage your little ones in singsongs and the beautiful strains of harp music. Judi will be playing a Celtic, a Clarsach (Scottish Gaelic for "small harp") and a wee harp.
Check the library's website on July 6th at 10:30 when the program will be available for viewing.
in the Children's Garden
beginning June 22nd
Dorothy's List Book Club and more programs to come in July and August.
Stay tuned!
For more information and to register for programs,
From Stressed to Blessed
with Louise SaintOnge
has been rescheduled to
from 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. Join:
For more info email Judi at
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.
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:
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
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
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.
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!
We look forward to serving you. Happy Summer!
Waterbury Public Library | 28 North Main Street, Suite 2| Waterbury| Vermont | 05676|
(802) 244-7036| | Curbside Pickup: T, Th 3-6, Sa 9-12 |

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