posted at 4:39 pm Fri Jun 4th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)
"The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history."
~ Carl Rowan
Not Too Awful Bad Author, Leon Thompson, Comes to Bridgeside Books
Monday, June 21 at 7:00 PM
There's a lot more to Vermont than
black-and-white cows and Green Mountains. Take, for example, duct tape, nudist campgrounds, toques and "hipbillies". Leon Thompson tackles these aspects of his home state in "Not Too Awful Bad, A Storyteller's Guide to Vermont." Thompson's version of a "tourist guide" to Vermont includes how to talk like a native; the different types of Vermonters, from redneck natives to transplants; where to go and what to see in Vermont, its rich history and much more. His take on the habits, characteristics, and shall we say, peculiarities of Vermont is, well, as unique as Vermont itself.
Thompson will read from his hilarious new book and sign copies on Monday, June 21 at 7 PM at Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe St., Waterbury.
~ This event is free and open to the public ~
Co-sponsored by the Waterbury Public Library
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Pick of the Week
The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
by David A. Kessler,
Through the evidence of research, personal stories (including candid accounts of his own struggles) and examinations of specific foods produced by giant food corporations and restaurant chains, Kessler explains how the desire to eat-as distinct from eating itself-is stimulated in the brain by an almost infinite variety of diabolical combinations of salt, fat and sugar. Although not everyone succumbs, more people of all ages are being set up for a lifetime of food obsession due to the ever-present availability of foods laden with salt, fat and sugar. A gentle though urgent plea for reform, Kessler's book provides a simple food rehab program to fight back against the industry's relentless quest for profits while an entire country of people gain weight and get sick.
**Meet the author at a free lecture entitled "The End of Overeating: How Does America Take Control?" at UVM's Ira Allen Chapel, this Monday, June 7 at 5:15 PM!
Story Times with Dawn
is taking a break as we get ready for
We will resume summer Story Times
the week of June 21.
Meet Frog and Toad at the Library!
Kick-off summer by having your picture taken with Frog and Toad on Saturday, June 19 and on Tuesday,
June 22 at 10:00 am.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: 244-7036
Have volunteer commitments to fill?
Email Dawn (email@example.com) for a chance to peruse the latest VOYA to recommend books for purchase, or to decorate the children's area, or to assist at special programs.
Quick Link to:
Waterbury Kids Website
for the Waterbury Independence Day Parade
The Library will make a presence in the annual Independence Day parade on Saturday, June 26, and we want YOU to be a part of it. We need sign holders, bubble blowers and general enthusiasm! This year we have a limited number of cool t-shirts for marchers, so sign up early! Call the library to register - first come, first clothed!
WPL Summer Events for Kids, Teens
~ Saturday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. Come meet Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad, and have your picture taken with them! For pre-K and Kindergartners. Registration required.
~ Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m.: Special Preschool Story Time: Frog and Toad stories, with an appearance by Frog and Toad.
~ Monday, June 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Toning with Weights for Teens. At One Studio Dance and Yoga, 2 Elm Street. Learn to love the body you have, and make it strong and healthy! For grades 9-12. Registration required.
~ Tuesday, July 6 at 1 p.m.: Water Walk with Mark Ferguson. Rain date is July 8 at 1 p.m. For grades 1 and up (children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Registration required.
~ Friday, July 9 from 10 to 10:45: Special Preschool Dance Story Time, at One Studio Dance and Yoga, 2 Elm Street. For ages 3-6.
~ Wednesday, July 14 from 7 to 8 p.m.: Front Porch Art: Deep River Blues, with Tom Stamp and Rik Palieri. Return to summer entertainment of yore with these renowned storyteller-musicians. For families and adults. At the American Legion, 16 Stowe Street.
~ Tuesday, July 20 from 10 to 11 a.m.: The Little Mermaid, presented by Summer Encore Theater. For ages 4 and up. At Waterbury Congregational Church, North Main Street. Registration required.
~ Thursday, July 22 from 10-10:30: VINS presents Animal Tales: Turtle! For pre-K and Kindergartners. Live turtle! Registration required.
~ Thursday, July 22 from 10:45-11:30 a.m.: VINS presents Cold-Blooded Critters. Live critters! For grades 1 and up. Registration required.
~ Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m.: Special Preschool Puppet Show and stories: Rainbow Fish, presented by the Hamels. For preschoolers.
~ Teen-led Book Group: Call to register and get the details. For grades 7 and up.
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, June 7, at 5:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to join! Click here for more information on the Friends of the Waterbury Library.
Food For Thought
The Library's monthly book group will meet again on Wednesday, June 16 at 7 PM to discuss Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk while supplies last.
This will be the last meeting of this book group until October.
After Noon Knitters:
This group meets every Tuesday afternoon from 1-2 PM. Beginners and all levels of knitters are welcome.
Genealogy Quest will not be meeting in June nor July.
The next scheduled meeting is August 31.
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