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Summer Reading Continues

posted at 12:34 pm Wed Jul 29th, 2020 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Volume VII| July 29, 2020
Summer Programming Continues
StoryWalk®, part of the library's summerreading program
is located in the garden along the path to the community gardens. The story boards are 12 feet apart. New StoryWalks® come on the scene every three to four weeks throughout the summer, so be sure to check back! Please maintain your social distance of at least 6 ft apart and enjoy!
 For all ages. 

“The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 
Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.”
for Baby/Toddler & Preschool up to 6
Join Miss Andrea
of Musical Munchkins
for live music at the Dac Row Field Pavilion, on MONDAY, AUGUST 3rd at 10:30 AM
Bring your blankets or chairs & join us for a fun concert of singing, dancing,
puppets and musical instruments.
Although we will be outside, we appreciate your consideration in social distancing of at least 6 feet. If you or your child is feeling ill, stay home for everyone's sake.
Thank you.
  • Registration required by calling 244-7036 or emailing
Join Rachel O’Donald of
AB2 (Active Body-Active Brain)
on THURSDAY, August 13th at 11:30 am
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, August 13th:
Dorothy’s List Book Club
Wednesday, August 19, 5:30-6:30 PM
For Grades 4-7
Parents, sign up your child by emailing
You'll receive a confirmation of your registration
along with a zoom link for the program.
An informational packet with discussion questions and fun activities will be included along with the book.
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 physical story time.
Vermont Summer Reading Challenge 2020
Hosted by the Vermont Department of Libraries
July 20 - September 9, 2020

Let’s get reading, Vermont!
Sign up to use the online platform Beanstack to log your reading, earn badges, and have fun competitions with your family! You can sign up as an individual, or use the “family account” function to register more than one person on the same account.
The Waterbury Public Library Summer Reading Program remains the same;
This is another fun reading challenge to try out!
Sponsored by: Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Vermont Department of Libraries.
From Stressed to Blessed
with Louise SaintOnge
is now being offered once a month through November
Next class:
from 6-7:30 pm via Zoom
Now more than ever we need the tools to help us feel grounded, safe and calm. Interest in the art and science of tapping, or Emotional Freedom Technique, has prompted EFT practitioner Louise SaintOnge to offer a monthly class via Zoom.
Dates: Aug 5, Sept 2, Oct. 7, Nov 4
In this popular workshop, Louise introduces the simple, proven and powerful, technique in relieving stress and anxiety, and promoting clarity and peace of mind. Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT for short, can be practiced at any time for anything, and by anyone.
This upbeat, experiential workshop will be streamed live through Zoom.
Note: You are welcome to join any or all the workshops, but each class has its own registration.
For more information contact 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.
Backyard Composting
with John Malter of MRRMA
Mad River Resource Management Alliance
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th 10-11:30 AM
in the Municipal Community Steele Room
  Don’t throw those banana peels or apple cores away--
Composting can be fun and it's great for the garden,
not to mention the environment!
By coming to the workshop you are eligible to purchase a Soil Saver Compost Bin for only $35.00. Interested in processing meat or bones at home? Inquire about our Green Cones. Special price for participants.  
Also, info on the Single Use Products Law that went into effect July 1st. 
  • COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: Participants limited to 20. Sign-up is on a
first come-- first serve basis. Social distancing of 6 feet and masks required.
ORCA Media will be live-streaming the event!
Click here Saturday, August 15th at 10 am:
The film will also be available after the event for public viewing.
For more information and to preregister : contact John Malter at by August 3rd.
A Composting Booklet is available for online viewers by contacting John Malter.
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, August 18th
We are reading two chapters of Ijeoma Oluo's book,
"So You Want to Talk About Race?" 
for each meeting. We are currently on Chapters 12 & 13.

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.
If this subject interests you, please join whether or not you've read the chapters or even the book! We welcome you into the conversation.
Writers’ Wertfrei
We meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10-noon
Next meeting: SATURDAY, AUGUST 15TH via ZOOM
Writers, fledgling or published, all are welcome at our monthly gatherings of Writers’Wertfrei, now online. “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.
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, August 26th
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.
Writers, Poets, Artists...
We want to hear from you!
  • What are you thinking about?
  • What are your reflections during this time of change?
The Library is seeking submissions for our new
Poetry and Reflections Walk
behind the library's gardens.
Prose, Poetry, Art, Comic-
open theme, no genre.
Submissions limited to one page and under 200 words. Call 244-7036 or email Maggie at for more info. Submissions can be dropped off at the library during our open hours (Monday 12-5, Wednesday 12-6, and Saturday 9-1), mailed to 28 S. Main Street, Waterbury VT 05676 or emailed to
Waterbury Public Library | 28 North Main Street, Suite 2| Waterbury| Vermont | 05676|
(802) 244-7036| |
Walk-in hours: M 12-5, W 12-6, Sa 9-1
(1st hr on M&W reserved for self-identified high risk groups)
Curbside Pickup: T, Th 3-6, Sa 9-12 | Book Drop open 24/7

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