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Waterbury Public Library eNewsletter August 17, 2012

posted at 4:54 pm Fri Aug 17th, 2012 by (WherezIt_Staff)

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In This Issue
WPL News & Events
Spotlight on Services
Literary News & Events
Ongoing Adult Programs
Kid's Column
Pick of the Week
Found on the Web
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Quote of the Week 

"There is no problem a library card can't solve."

~ Eleanor Brown, author
WPL News &  Events
Book Sale Prices Have Dropped!   book sale 
Nothing is over $1 now, and we still have some hardcovers that look like new! This book sale will run through Labor Day during regular Library hours on our back ramp. Come on in and check out what we have!
Your purchases will help fund the many free programs and services the Library offers.

Many thanks to the Friends of the Waterbury Library for their help and support of this event!

Still Need Help Downloading eBooks and/or Help Button Audio Books? 
Although our "Digital Download Demo Days" are over, we are still here to help you with any download issues, eBooks, audiobooks, or eReader device questions you may have. Please call us at 244-7036 to schedule an appointment anytime!
Lost & Found 
Are you looking for an item that you may have left at the Library? It could possibly be in our Lost & Found box - we have hats, glasses, and other miscellany items. Check it out next time you're here.
Library Stories
All the wonderful library stories and poetry we received to date can be read  here (in PDF format). Even though the contest is over, we would still love to here your story! You can email us here, or use the  Contact Us tab on our website. Thanks for all your great support! 
Spotlight on Services: The ECHO Pass
Did you know that the Library has a family pass that will give you reduced admission to ECHO  Lake Aquarium and Science Center? The pass will allow up to 2 adults and 3 children for a greatly reduced price of only $4 per person. Similar to our State Parks Pass, the check-out period is only 3 days, and you can call the Library in advance to reserve the pass if you want to go on a specific day. Please note that failure to return passes on time may result in a $5.00 per day late fee, and borrowers who lose or fail to return passes will be charged for the full replacement cost of the pass.
Also note that the current exhibit "Our Body: The Universe Within" (on display until September 3), requires an additional fee for admission. This exhibit is a fascinating, artful and educational exhibit consisting of actual human bodies and organs. Appropriate for all ages (with parental guidance), this exhibit literally goes "under the skin", revealing the mysteries of the human anatomy and allows you the insight to the inside; giving you a true look at the inner workings of the extraordinary human body.
For more information and a calendar of events at ECHO, click here.                                            
Literary News & Events
Bread Loaf Writers Conference
Now in it's 87th year, the workshops, lectures, and classes held at the beautiful and historic Bread Loaf campus in Ripton, has "introduced generations of participants to rigorous practical and theoretical approaches to the craft of writing, and given America itself proven models of literary instruction." This year, they welcome more than two hundred talented writers, along with distinguished faculty, and many agents and editors from major publishing houses and literary firms, to the conference which commenced this past Wednesday and will run through Friday, August 24. Many of the lectures and events are free and open to the public. This Sunday, a reading by the new U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey, will take place at 4:15 PM. Check out their full Schedule of Events that are open to the public here. For more information, you can also go to their website at

"Good Night Irene" Book Tour Comes to Waterbury
The authors of "Good Night Irene", a new book with stories and photos, will be touring the "Irene Zone" talking about their book and presenting a slide show on Thursday, August 23 at  7:00 PM  in St. Leo's Hall behind St. Andrews Church on South Main Street. The book contains stories and photos about the tropical storm that devastated Vermont, the Catskills and the Berkshires. The event is free and open to the public.

Ongoing Adult Programs
Friends of the Waterbury Public Library   

The Friends meet regularly on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 PM in the library. Because of a scheduling conflict, the next Friends meeting will be on Wednesday, September 5. Click  here for more information on the Friends of the Waterbury Library.


AfterNoon Knitters 

This group of varying abilities meets every Tuesday afternoon from 12-1 PM. Beginners to experts are welcome. We can even teach you the basics. C'mon in and join the fun! 


Food For Thought Book Group

This group usually meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 PM at the Library, but takes the summer off. They will meet again in September (TBD) to decide on a reading list for the 2012-2013 season. 


Genealogy Quest 
Genealogy Quest usually meets on the the last Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28. All are invited to join. 
Kid's Column
Paige Summer Story Times With Michelle & Paige
are on a hiatus as they
prepare for  Fall programming.
 Story Times will
resume after Labor Day
on Wednesday, September 5.
End of Summer Raffle!             

Kids ages 12 through 18 can win a gift certificate to Bridgeside Books or Jimmz Pizza just for walking through the door! Raffle box is located in the Young Adult room - drawing will take place on Tuesday, August 28.  

One entry per visit, so visit often!

GuessingJar Our final winner for the Guessing Jar  
 was Nina H., who was the closest with her guess of 55 - the actual number of candy in the jar was 56. By the way, adults who guessed were disqualified -
 the Guessing Jar is for kids only! 

Summer Reading Logs 

Time is running out! Have you completed your Summer Reading Logs  

and "Read to Me" charts and stickers (for preschoolers) yet?

Complete and return for your pick of great prizes -  

deadline is September 1st!         


Do you have volunteer commitments to fulfill, a "Change the World"  project, or other community service project? Email Michelle at: 
Pick of the Week  
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, by Stephen L. Carter
What if Abraham Lincoln had not been killed by John Wilkes Booth? What if he survived the assassination attempt and lived on to face the vociferous criticism of Republican Radicals and others in the aftermath of the Civil War? What if the criticism reached the level of a call for impeachment, charging Lincoln with planning to impose martial law on the nation's capital? Into such tumult steps Abigail Canner, a young, educated black woman challenging the conventions of the period, who goes to work as a clerk for the law firm defending Lincoln against impeachment. Among her compatriots are a taciturn partner unsure he wants to be involved in the impeachment, a rising young attorney engaged to marry into a prominent political family, and a peg-legged investigator who has been been acquitted of murdering his wife's lover. Their defense hinges on the mysterious disappearance of a list of conspirators against Lincoln. This novel has all the juicy stew of post-Civil War Washington, with the complexities of race, class, and sex mixed in. Carter draws on historical documents and a vivid imagination to render a fascinating mix of murder mystery, political thriller, and courtroom drama.

~ From Booklist, Copyright © American Library Association
Found on the Web  
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