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Waterbury Public Library e-Newsletter June 11, 2010

 Waterbury Public Library e-Newsletter June 11, 2010 Waterbury Vermont

posted at 5:13 pm Fri Jun 11th, 2010 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Editor' note:
I wanted to quote a whole New York Times article we found from three months ago about a father/daughter pair who read every night together.

They read together from fourth grade through her first day at college, but thought it easier to give you the link instead:

"A Father-Daughter Bond, Page by Page"

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

Summer Reading

What do you like to read in the summer? Do you have a favorite summertime book? Give us your suggestions for your favorite summer reads by emailing them to We will publish your list in a few weeks (don't worry - we won't use your name) and also give you a few of our own ideas. Thanks in advance!

Pick of the Week
An excellent choice for summertime reading!

Romancing Miss Bronte
by Juliet Gael

With a blend of fact and fiction, Juliet Gael skillfully and stylishly captures the passions, hopes, dreams, and sorrows of literature's most famous sisters, where they initially conspire to publish their works under pseudonyms. The publications aren't instant successes, and shortly after Charlotte's Jane Eyre creates a stir in London, a wave of deaths in her family leaves Charlotte as the sole caretaker of her aging father. That responsibility, combined with her average looks, seem certain to fate Charlotte to a life of spinsterhood-until a confession of undying love comes from an unlikely corner. Through letters written by Bronte herself and research on her life and life's work, Gael paints an accurate and intriguing depiction of the author.

Of Interest This Weekend....

In keeping with our water theme for summer, here are a few fun and relevant opportunities to "Water Your Mind" and "Make a Splash" this weekend:

- Otter Creek Basin Bash, Sat., June 12 from10am - 9pm at Falls Park at the Basin (Canal St.) in Vergennes: A free event featuring a bird walk, canoe/kayak paddling, fly fishing and tying demos, rope making, storytelling, exhibits, children's activities, a lighting of the falls and more. Click here for more info.

- Vermont Days at VT State Parks and Historic Sites, Saturday & Sunday, June 12 & 13: Enjoy free park day use entry all weekend, FREE fishing on Saturday, park events, and free entry to Vermont's Historic Sites, all weekend long. Visit the VT State Parks website for more info.

Happy birthday, Jacques Cousteau!
The legendary marine explorer was born June 11, 1910. His legacy continues to make a splash 100 years after his birthday. Explore his website at


Story Times with Dawn
is taking a break as we get ready for
summer programming -
we will resume summer Story Times
the week of June 21.
Come visit us at our table at Kids Fest tomorrow, Saturday, June 12!
Meet Frog and Toad at the Library!
Kick-off sFrog & Toadummer by having your picture taken with Frog and Toad on Saturday, June 19 and on Tuesday,
June 22 at 10:00 am.

Have volunteer commitments to fill?
Email Dawn ( 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 Public Library Website

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Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)

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