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Waterbury Public Library eNewsletter September 19, 2012

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Waterbury Public Library
  Waterbury Public Library
           September 19, 2012 
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In This Issue
WPL News & Events
New Adult Non-Fiction
Literary News & Events
Ongoing Adult Programs
Kid's Column
Pick of the Week
Found on the Web
Library Hours

Monday         10-8  


Tuesday        10-8


Wednesday  10-8 


Thursday      10-5


Friday            10-5


Saturday        9-2  *  




* The Autumnal Equinox  

is this Saturday,

September 22 at 10:49 AM.   

Red Leaves

Welcome Fall!    





The photos you see here each week are courtesy of Book Riot.  

WPL News &  Events

Don't Miss Howard Frank Mosher

at  the Waterbury Area Senior Center at 7 PM
Howard will be discussing his recent book,
The Great Northern Express - a wildly funny and deeply personal account of his three-month, 20,000-mile sojourn in his 20-year-old Chevy Celebrity, via a slide show in his witty, inimitable style. His book will be for sale at the event, and available for
signing, courtesy of Bridgeside Books.  
As always, this event is FREE and light refreshments will be provided.
Many thanks to the Friends of the Waterbury Library for their help and support of this event!
Fall Craft Workshop This Saturday, 9/22
There are a few spaces left for Sue Premore's craft workshop this Saturday morning from 9-11 AM upstairs in the Library.
She plans on showing us how to make centerpieces and arrangements to adorn your fall table
as shown above.   
Registration is limited to 10 people, and is for teens through adults only. As always, the workshops are free, and all materials are provided. Please call the Library to register at 244-7036. 
Future Saturday Crafting Workshops this fall will be held on October 20 and November 17.   

Win Free Tickets to The Flynn  
Once again, the good folks at The Flynn Center for Performing Arts has donated a pair of tickets (1 adult and 1 child)  to our Library for a matinee performance of A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar, and a Moon: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle, performed by Mermaid Theatre Company on Sunday October 21 at 3 PM. Raffle entries are available on Michelle's desk in the children's area of the library. This show is suitable for ages 3-7. The drawing for the winner will be held on Tuesday, October 9.
Book Sale Extended Through Columbus Weekend - Still Only $1/Bag book sale  
and we're STILL weeding out our stacks, and they're going in our book sale for your benefit! Come in and check out the many "new" books we have for sale for only $1/bag!  
Your purchases will help fund the many free programs and services the Library offers.
Library Stories

Check out some of the Library Stories submitted by our some of our loyal patrons here (PDF format).  

We still want to collect more stories too!  

You can email us here, use the  Contact Us tab on our website, or come in and fill out a form at our circulation desk. Thanks for all your great support! 

New Adult Non-Fiction
The Comeback, Gary Shapiro                                 
The Social Conquest of Earth, Edward O. Wilson
Early American Crafts and Trades, Peter Stockham  
Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life
, Brian Brett
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline          
Making Supper Safe: One Man's Quest to Learn the Truth About Food Safety, Ben Hewitt
A is for Admission: The Insider's Guide to Getting into the Ivy League and Other Top Colleges, Michele A. Hernandez
A Sand County Almanac: With Essays on Conservation from Round River,  Aldo Leopold
Dreamland: Adventures inthe Strange Science of Sleep,
David K. Randall
The Gardner's A-Z Guide to Growing Organic Food, Tanya  L.K. Denckla
The MBA Reality Check: Make The School You Want, Want You, Evan Forster
Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean, Karen Berman
Strategy Activation: How To Turn Your Vision Into Marketplace Success, Scott Glatstein
* The Nature Conservancy: Places to Walk, Paddle and Explore in Vermont, Glenn Scherer
* Our Pick of the Week                                        
Literary News & Events
2012 Burlington Book Festival   Burlington Book Fest Logo
The 8th annual Burlington Book Festival will take place in a variety of downtown Burlington venues throughout this weekend: September 21 through 23. The Queen City's 8th annual celebration of the written word will offer readings, signings, panels, workshops, demos, family activities, and special events featuring literary luminaries from around the world-and just around the corner. All events will be free of charge and open to the public.
For more information and a schedule of events, go to their blog at

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
           "Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card"


A Waterbury Public library card is FREE to Waterbury and Duxbury residents, and all kids aged 18 and under. A $10 annual non-resident fee applies otherwise.    


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 Wednesday, October 3.  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. The next scheduled discussion date will be tonight, Wednesday, September 19 at 6:30 PM to discuss The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCulloug, with a pot luck dessert, taking place at the Waterbury Senior Center. All are welcome to join.   


Genealogy Quest 
Genealogy Quest usually meets on the the last Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. The next meeting is scheduled for September 25 at the Wallace Farm, where Wally discuss Ahnentafel Charts and Revolutionary War information. All are invited to join. 
Kid's Column
Fall Story Times With Michelle & Paige  
No Story Times on Friday, 9/21 nor Monday, 9/24

Mondays: TNT (Toddlers-n-Twos): Join us for high energy literacy with songs, active rhymes and stories. Got the wiggles? This is the place to be! Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Wednesdays: Baby Lap Time: Snuggle with your baby as we sing, tickle and bounce our way into a lifelong love of language. You'll come away with rhymes and songs to fit every part of your baby's day. Recommended for ages 0-18 months.

Fridays: Preschool Story Time: During this classic story time, we'll hear and see stories through books, puppets, and felt boards, and we'll shake our sillies out with  movement-based rhymes. Recommended for ages 3-6 years. 


Upcoming Kids'/Teens Special Fall Events 

More details about these, and additional events, can  be found on our website under  "Kids/Teens>>Special Programs" 


THIS Saturday, September 22: Family Movie Matinee, 12 - 1:30 PM   

Do you like pirates? Then you'll love this PG-rated, animated movie we are showing at this special matinee - you'll be guaranteed to "laugh your booty off"! Please call the Library to register and find out what the movie is.


Monday, October 1: Bob Brookens returns with Kids Creating Music at 10 AM  

Kids aged 18 months to 4 years love singing, dancing, and playing all sorts of instruments during this lively hour. Always a fun time!


Win Free Tickets to See Eric Carle's "A Brown Bear, A Caterpillar, and a Moon" at  The Flynn Theater ! The internationally beloved Mermaid Theatre Company returns with the magic of black light puppetry in their much anticipated new show. See the Very Hungry Caterpillar transform into a butterfly; colors and animals galore come to life in Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; and Monica's father teach her about love, devotion, and the moon cycles in Papa Please Get the Moon for Me. These whimsical tales are presented with superb puppet artistry set to an enchanting musical score. There is one adult and one child ticket up for grabs for this show on on Sunday, October 21 at 3 PM. The drawing for the winner will take place on Tuesday, October 9. 



The Young Writers Project (YWP) 

If you like to write and would like to submit your work for the Young Writers Project, there is now a new easy way to do so - click here and read "New Directions for Submitting to Newspaper Series" to get the instructions, and also read some recent submissions for inspiration.  

Check out their 2012-2013 Weekly Writing Prompts (PDF format). If you need help with your work, or have any other questions, you can find lots of information  on their website at  

  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~       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 Nature Conservancy:
Places to Walk, Paddle, and Explore in Vermont

by Glenn Scherer

Fall is here, and I believe this is the best time of year for walking, hiking, paddling, and just being outdoors enjoying nature's beauty. We are very lucky living in Vermont where the Nature Conservancy's efforts has helped keep our state a very special place. You will find that this guidebook will lead you to all of the Conservancy's visitable Vermont preserves, as well as to state parks, federal lands and wildlife management areas the Conservancy has helped to protect. Every site listed includes it's location, acreage, a natural history narrative, and more. With the chapters arranged by region, you will find over 100 of Vermont's natural places to explore this season.
Found on the Web  
Edelweiss - "Your New Favorite Book Discovery Tool" 
In library jargon, "Edelweiss"is an online interactive digital frontlist catalog platform. In other words,  it is a place where you can find upcoming books, so essentially, you can think of Edelweiss as a book discovery tool. Publishers post their frontlist catalogs here (frontlist is just industry slang for "upcoming"). This happens pretty far in advance of when the books actually come out. For example, it's currently the end of Summer 2012 and catalogs for Spring 2013 have been out for your perusal for a few weeks now. Currently Edelweiss is used by booksellers, librarians, wholesalers, bloggers, reviewers, and the media.
When you first get to Edelweiss, you'll see some tabs, a Recently Added Catalogs column and, on the left, a listing of the publishers who currently post their catalogs on Edelweiss-an ever-expanding list. You can go to the Browse by Titles tab and tremendously narrow your search down to titles of personal interest. That being said, it's kind of fun to click in to a publisher's seasonal catalogs and just browse around. There are plenty of other ways to browse around too.
You don't have to register, but you'll get a lot more functionality from the program if you do register and log in, so check it out here now to find and track new and forthcoming book releases to keep you up-to-date and ready for the next big thing! 
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