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Waterbury Public Library e-Newsletter March 5, 2010

 Waterbury Public Library e-Newsletter March 5, 2010   Waterbury Vermont

posted at 4:34 pm Fri Mar 5th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)

"Life in Washington County" Screening

Please join us this coming Thursday for a screening of "Life in Washington County":

WHEN: Thursday, March 11
7:00 PM
WHERE: Waterbury Senior Center

"Life in Washington County" is the sixth documentary produced as a collaboration between Bill Doyle's Vermont Government and History class at JSC and Vince Franke of Peregrine Productions of Waterbury. In developing the documentary, Franke and the JSC students interviewed 19 Washington County residents. This film blends interviews and images of local people in the first half of the 20th century. More than 200 historical photographs provide a visual record of life in the region.
Free and open to the public.

"Be a little careful about your library. Do you foresee what you will do with it? Very little to be sure. But the real question is, What it will do with you? You will come here and get books that will open your eyes, and your ears, and your curiosity, and turn you inside out or outside in."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Day of the Pelican Discussion
and Other Stories of Immigration

The Waterbury Public Library is participating once again in the VT Humanities Council "Vermont Reads" program. This year's selection, The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson, recounts the journey of a Muslim family fleeing ethnic cleansing in the Balkans and landing in Vermont. Katherine Paterson, author of the popular Newbery Medal Award winner, Bridge to Terabithia, is a local writer who lives in Barre. She was recently named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress and has won numerous literary awards and recognitions for her body of work over the years.
On Wednesday, March 31 at 7 PM in the Crossett Brook Middle School Library, the Library will host an intergenerational discussion of The Day of the Pelican (appropriate for young adults on up). We would like to include personal stories from some of our local immigrants, and we want to hear from YOU too! We encourage all community members to come with stories of immigration, either from your own experience or someone you know, to share at this discussion (NOT a requirement for participation). The Library has limited copies of this book, so come on into the library and sign out your copy of this wonderful and insightful book today!

A Website for Identifying Books Set in Distinct Locales

If you like to read books set in different locations around the world, then you must check out this website! It is a free online resource for identifying stories that are set in distinct locales.The books are
categorized by setting, the descriptions are accurate, up-to-date and easy-to-search with
comment area for each entry. There is also a feature to allow you to add a book which you have read and may not be included in their database (you have to create a free account first to do so).
Go to and have a happy journey!

Pick of the Week

Her Fearful Symmetry

By Audrey Niffenegger

Six years after the phenomenal success of The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger has returned with a spectacularly compelling and haunting second novel set in and around Highgate Cemetery in London. Like its predecessor, Her Fearful Symmetry has a plot both vividly original and yet evocative of time-etched genres; in this case, the neo-gothic. The story involves Julia and Valentina, seemingly typical American teens who have inherited their aunt's London flat. The apartment, as it happens, sits beside Highgate Cemetery, a shadowy burial place that possesses a presence of its own. To this strange mix, Niffenegger adds a medley of neighbors with whole battalions of obsessions and other disorders. The plot is engulfing, the characters unforgettable.

Story Times with Dawn

Toddlers and Twos: Mondays
Baby Lap Time: Wednesdays
Preschool Story Time: Fridays
All story times start at 10 a.m.

Other Special Story Times:

Celtic Dance Story Time
Thursday, March 18 at 10 a.m.
(held at One Studio Dance and Yoga)
For ages 4 and up.
Princess Story Time
Saturday, March 27 at 10 a.m.
Shine your tiara and prepare to be entertained with princess stories, princess face painting and a craft fit for the most royal of preschoolers! For ages 3-6 REGISTRATION REQUIRED


And The Winners Are.....

Laurie and Zinn, who won the raffle
for two tickets to see
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar"
and Other Eric Carle Favorites
performed by the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia on Sunday, March 7 at 3 PM at the Flynn Theater.
Congratulations,Laurie and Zinn!

Older Kids

Are you a middle school or high school student with volunteer commitments to fill? Students should email Dawn for a chance to recommend books, or to assist at our special Princess Story Time in March:
Mango Languages Is Here!

Have you ever wanted to learn another language? The Waterbury Public Library is very pleased to offer Mango Languages - an on-line learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. And, you can do this from the comfort of your home - all you need is a computer and your library card number! You can can access this from our catalog home page and just click on the logo.
Mango also offers ESL language courses for many different languages. All courses come with a Basic version to quickly learn some basic words and phrases, and some have a Complete version which is aimed at students who want to move beyond basic language skills.
We are very excited to be able to offer this new service to our patrons.
Mark Your Calendars....

Upcoming spring events sponsored by the Waterbury Public Library:

For Adults
~March 11: A showing of
Life in Washington County
by Senator Bill Doyle (see above)
~March 29: Art of Action kick-off event with Paul Costello (VT Council on Rural Development) and Alex Aldrich (VT Arts Council).
~March 31:The Day of the Pelican discussion
and other stories of immigration
~April 1-15: Various Art of Action events
~April 25: Annual Tea at the Stagecoach Inn with Sally Matson as Susan B. Anthony

For Kids & Young Adults
~March 18: Celtic Dance Story Time (held at One Studio Dance and Yoga). ages 4 and up
Registration required
~March 24, 12:30-1:15: Raptor Encounter with VINS
Registration required
~March 24,1:30-3p.m.: Go with the Flow with VINS
Registration required
~March 27: Princess Story Time, ages 3-6
Registration required
~April 2: Poetry Slam!
~April 14: Tom Stamp, Storyteller (this event will be for adults too)

More details on these events to follow in upcoming issues of The WPL eNews!
Ongoing Adult Programs

Friends of the Waterbury Public Library

The next Friends meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 5th, at 5:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to join! Click here for more information on the Friends of the Waterbury Library.

Food For Thought
Book Group

The Library's monthly book group will meet again on Wednesday, March 17 at 7 PM to discuss The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing us Apart by Bill Bishop. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk while supplies last. Please check our website for the complete list of scheduled discussion dates and titles. New members are welcome to join at any time!
Afternoon Knitters

Please not that this group is taking a break until spring. Until then, keep on knitting!

Genealogy Quest

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 30 at 7:00 PM upstairs in the Library.
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Waterbury Public Library Online Catalog

Waterbury Public Library Website

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