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Waterbury Public Library e-Newsletter April 2, 2010

 Waterbury Public Library e-Newsletter April 2, 2010   Waterbury Vermont

posted at 12:56 pm Mon Apr 5th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Calling All Poets!
April is National Poetry Month

"There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away,
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry -
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll -
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears a Human soul."

~ Emily Dickenson

April is National Poetry Month, and the Library is seeking original poetry from everyone and anyone in the community. Your poems will be featured in our weekly eNewsletters, on the website and be posted around the library. So, if you are a frustrated poet who has never been published, now is your chance! Don't be daunted if you have never written a poem before - there are many different styles and techniques to suit every individual. Click on the "Online Poetry Resources" box above to get started.
Please send your submissions to:, or simply drop them off here at the Library.


Here is our first submission from Anne Imhoff:


Perched on the top of a tree
One lone crow begins to caw,
"Come to me!"
Calling his family for a game of tag.

Soon three, five, nine, a dozen crows
Circle from tree to tree above the town.
Black shapes creating airborne rows
And a racket of calls, "Catch me if you can!"

After several minutes the silly clowns
Settle down in smaller groups
On various neighboring tree crowns
Exhausted from their activity.

Then the conversations begin.
Not a cawing, more like a chortling,
A softer, deeper hymn
As one or another adds a chuckle,

A congratulatory nod to the winner.
They discuss who won,
Where the best place is for dinner,
What to play next or where else to go.


Visit for more information and a schedule of all Art of Action events.

Storyteller Tom Stamp.....For Parents!

On Wednesday, April 14 from 6-7 PM in the Thatcher Brook Primary School library,
professional storyteller and teacher Tom Stamp will entertain parents and teach them the joys of incorporating storytelling into their families' entertainment repertoire. Free childcare will be provided in The Children's Room, and children will be invited to hear Tom tell a story at the end.
Space in the children's room is limited, so please call to reserve a space for your child today: 244-5605.
Funded by a grant from Central Vermont Building Bright Futures.

It's Time for the Annual Spring Tea at the Old Stagecoach Inn, featuring Living History Performer Sally Matson as

Susan B. Anthony --
The Invincible!

WHEN: Sunday, April 25 @ 2:00 PM
WHERE: The Old Stagecoach Inn
18 North Main St., Waterbury

2010 is the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. Celebrate with us as Susan B. Anthony comes to life - circulating petitions, getting arrested, and challenging legislators, presidents, and newsmen - in Sally Matson's spirited performance. Although Anthony received a marriage proposal from a wealthy Vermont widower, she turned down all proposals and spent her life on the road, campaigning for abolition, women's rights and woman suffrage.
Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and The Friends of the Waterbury Public Library. Afternoon tea and accompanying refreshments provided.

Free and open to the public.

Pick of the Week

Hewitt's Guide to Slam Poetry and Poetry Slam
By Geof Hewitty

The "new American artform," slam poetry and poetry slams are lushly written about by veteran poet, Geof Hewitt. Vermont's 2004 state champion, Hewitt is a master of the game but reminds us that "the point is not the points, the point is the poetry." The book is easy to read, includes detailed instructions for slam exercises and holding a slam, and even has a great DVD to accompany the written material.


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:

Tuesday, April 6 @ 10 a.m: Preschool Story Time at the Children's Room (in TBPS)
Join Dawn for her monthly visit to the Children's Room at TBPS . We'll hear stories, sing,and dance our sillies out!


April Game Day

This Wednesday, April 7 from 12:30-3:30
(Early dismissal from school that day)
Lots of board games, chess, checkers, etc.
Recommended for grades 1 and up.
Please note: As always, the Library cannot provide childcare - only modest space and activities for your enjoyment! As per Library policies, parent/guardian supervision is required for children under 8.

Quick Link to:
Waterbury Kids Website

Quick Link to:
Waterbury Public Library Online Catalog

Waterbury Public Library Website

WPL on Facebook

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ALA/Woman's Day Magazine Contest: "Why the Library is Important to My Community"

The American Library Association (ALA) and Woman's Day Magazine are looking for stories that showcase the importance and value of libraries within the communities they serve.
Women ages 18 and up are invited to send in their stories in 700 words or less by May 9 to Up to four stories will be profiled in the March
2011 issue of the magazine.
We would like to encourage all the ladies of our community to take part, and if the spirit moves you, send a copy to your local newspaper while you're at it: Waterbury Record

For the official contest rules and information, please click below:

Woman's Day Mag. Contest

Local Authors To Be at Bridgeside Books

Join Ben Hewitt, author of The Town That Food Saved - How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food
for a book signing and Discussion on Thursday, April 8th at 6:00 pm.

Then, on Saturday, April 10th from 11 am -12:30 pm, join Betty Ann Lockhart, author of
Maple Sugarin' in Vermont - A Sweet History for another book signing & a sweet taste of syrup!

Both events will take place at Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe Street, Waterbury.

Another Raffle

..for a free pair of tickets to see Shakespeare's
Romeo and Juliet
at the Flynn Theater
Friday, April 16
at 8 pm.
Please only enter the raffle if you can attend. One of the winners must be 18 years or older.
Raffle entries are available at the circulation desk - the drawing will be held
this Monday, April 5
@ Noon

Save The Dates....

~ Sat., May 8:
Batter up! Drop by to celebrate the start of the local baseball season,
9 AM - 2 PM.

~Thurs., May 13:
Howard Frank Mosher will appear at Crosset Brook Middle School at 7 PM.

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

Ongoing Adult Programs

Friends of the Waterbury Public Library

The Friends are now meeting regularly on the first Monday of every month at 5:30 pm. The next scheduled meeting is this 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 Wednesday, April 21 at 7 PM to discuss The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch.
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!
After Noon Knitters:

Please note that this group has moved to TUESDAYS from 1-2 PM. Beginners and all levels of knitters are welcome.

Genealogy Quest

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 PM upstairs in the Library.

Relevant Address(es):
Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)

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