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Waterbury Public Library eNewsletter November 2, 2012

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Waterbury Public Library
  Waterbury Public Library
             November 2, 2012 
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In This Issue
WPL News & Events
Literary News & Events
New Adult Non-Fiction
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   






Quote of the Week
"Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life."

WPL News &  Events
Daylight Savings Time ends thisFall Back Clock Sunday,  November 4 at 2 AM
Remember to turn your clocks BACK one hour before bedtime on
Saturday night!
Don't Forget to Vote on
Tuesday, November 6! 
For Waterbury residents, voting will take place at the Thatcher Brook Primary School gymnasium from 7 AM - 7 PM. For Duxbury residents, the polling place will be at Crossett Brook Middle School, also from 7 AM - 7 PM.
There will also be a food drive at the Waterbury polls to benefit the Waterbury Food Shelf. Please be sure to bring a non-perishable food item with you to donate to your neighbors in need.
One More Fall Craft with Sue Premore 
On Saturday, November 17, Sue will be conducting another of her now- famous craft workshops here in the Library from 9-11 AM. This holiday-themed workshop is for teens through adults only, and will be one you don't want to miss! Space is limited to 10 people, so call the Library to register today!
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! 

Literary News & Events
Author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock in Montpelier
In her discussion entitled "Patchwork: Piecing Together Family History", author Natalie Kinsey-Warnock discusses the family stories that inspire her books and the importance of saving family stories. She shows her grandmother's quilts that formed the basis for her book, The Canada Geese Quilt. This event, sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council,  will take place on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 PM at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free and open to the public.
Educator Appreciation Nights at Bridgeside Books 
In appreciation of the hardworking teachers, support staff, administrators and daycare providers, Bridgeside Books will be hosting Educator Appreciation Nights on WedBridgeside Booksnesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 8th, 5:00pm-8:00pm.

During this event, two Vermont authors will be signing and discussing their books. Author Henry Homeyer and Illustrator Joshua Yunger will be visiting Wednesday, November 7th, 6:30pm-8pm.  Author and Educator, Nessa Flax, will visit Thursday, November 8th, 6:30pm-8pm. Nessa will be signing/discussing her recent book, "Voices in the Hills".

Did you know that Bridgeside Books is always pleased to extend an educator's discount of 20% on all books purchased for the classroom?Additionally, for these two nights only, Bridgeside Books will offer the regular 20% educator's discount, as well as 10% off regular purchases. Attendees will also receive a complimentary Bridgeside Books book bag and can enter to win a $100.00 Gift Certificate to Bridgeside Books.  

Hope to see you there to honor these important folks in our community!  

New Adult Non-Fiction
Goodbye to Shy: 85 Shy Busters That Work!, Leil Lowndes           
Mortality, Christopher Hitchens
Advice on Dying and Living a Better Life, His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
The Price of Inequality, Joseph E. Stiglitz
Discovering Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburgh 1790-1890, Elise Guyette
Healing the Heart of Democracy:The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit,
Parker Palmer
Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About the Economy is Wrong,
Edward Conrad End This Depression Now!, Paul R. Krugman
Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage: Proven Strategies for Arbitrage and Other Special Investment Situations,
Mary Buffett
Good For Business: The Rise of the Conscious Corporation,
Andrew Benett, etal
American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide,
Roberta Larson Duyff
The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards,
William J. Broad
The Joy of Sex,
Alex Comfort
Complete Guide to Prescription & Non-Prescription Drugs,
H. Winter Griffith
Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy,
Cynthia Kuhn
Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine
Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life,
Gary W. Small
Thinking in Pictures: And other Reports From My Life With Autism,
Temple Grandin
The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's,
Temple Grandin
Winning the Battle Against Prostate Cancer: Get the Treatment That is Right for You,
Gerald W. Chodak
The End of Your Life Book Club,
Will Schwalbe
Planning Parenthood: Strategies for Success in Fertility Assistance, Adoption, and Surrogacy
, Rebecca A. Clark, etal
Thomas Jefferson's Creme Brulee: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America, Thomas J. Craughwell
The Bed Bug Survival Guide: The Only Book You Need to Eliminate or Avoid This Pest Now, Jeff Eisenberg
Cause for Success: 10 Companies That Put Profits Second and Came in First: How Solving the World's Problems Improves Corporate Health, Growth, and Competitive Edge, Christine Arena
What Matters Most: How a Small Group of Pioneers is Teaching Social Responsibility to Big Business, and Why Big Business is Listening, Jeffrey Hollender
The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage, Yosef Sheffi
The New Rules of Retail: Competing in the World's Toughest Marketplace, Robin Lewis
Skiing in the Mad River Valley, John Hilferty
A Matter of Life and Death: Hunting in Contemporary Vermont, Marc Boglioli
The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II, Alex Kershaw
To Keep the British Isles Afloat: FDR's Men in Churchill's London, 1941, Thomas D. Parrish
Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II, Ivan J. Houston
Iran at War, 1500-1988, Kaveh Farrokh
The Finish: The Killing of Osama bin Laden, Mark Bowden
Men of Color, To Arms!: Vermont African-Americans in the Civil War, R. James Fuller
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot, Bill O'Reilly
The Time of Our Lives, Tom Brokaw
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, Timothy Egan
Why I Left the Amish: A Memoir, Saloma Miller Furlong
Joseph Anton: A Memoir, Salman Rushdie*
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Trail, Cheryl Strayed
New Travel Guides:
Spain, Eyewitness Travel                                                 Let's Go Europe: The Student Travel Guide

Ireland, Eyewitness Travel                                                France, Eyewitness Travel

Paris, DK Publishing                                                        Italy, Eyewitness Travel 

Sweden, Eyewitness Travel                                              The Netherlands, Eyewitness Travel

Belgium and Luxembourg, Eyewitness Travel                     Greece: Athens & The Mainland, Eyewitness Trvl.

Discover China, Harper Damian, etal                                 Japan, Eyewitness Travel

Fodor's Israel, Fodor's                                                     The Bahamas, Emily Matchar

Frommer's Vermont, New Hampshire & Main, Paul Karr        

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island, Celeste Brash 

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States

Vermont: Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places, Robert F. Wilson 


* Pick of the Week                       

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. The next Friends meeting will be this Monday, November 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. Because the 3rd Wednesday is Thanksgiving Eve this month, the next scheduled discussion date will be Wednesday, November 28 at 7 PM to discuss The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Stephen Greenblatt. Limited copies of this book are available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to join!  Check out a synopsis of this book in our "Pick of the Week" below. 

The entire book discussion schedule is now on our website here.


Genealogy Quest 
Genealogy Quest usually meets on the the last Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, with a discussion of "Charting Your Medical Genealogy". Free and open to the public. 
Kid's Column
Fall Story Times With Michelle & Paige
No Story Times the Week of 11/19-11/23  

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"  

      Congratulations to Mary M. who won all thejackolantern

candy in our Halloween Guessing Jar!
She correctly guessed that there were 56 pieces of

Bob Brookens


"Kids Creating Music" with Bob Brookens is back this Monday, November 5 at 10 AM. Kids aged 18 months to 4 years love singing, dancing, and playing all sorts of instruments during this lively hour!    


Another Saturday Family Movie Matinee will take place on Saturday, November 17, from noon - 1:30 PM. This 2011 release is a PG-rated, heart-warming drama about the friendship between a boy and a dolphin. Please give us a call to register and find out what the movie is!


The next Teen Advisory Group Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13 

from 3:30 - 5 PM.  If you are a student age 12 to 17 who would like to help the library choose new young adult books and plan programs and activities for teens, then come to the next Teen Advisory Group meeting and brainstorm some new ideas to make the library more teen friendly. Participation in the group can count towards required community service, or "Change the World" projects, and it will look great on a college resume!

The new Children's Winter Programs Brochure will be available next week! 

Teen Video Contest!
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and the Department of Libraries are launching the "2013 Teen Video Challenge":

Vermont teens, ages 13-18, are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their own interpretation of the 2013 teen slogan "Beneath the Surface" in combination with reading and libraries. The idea is to involve teens in summer reading, before and during the summer months, by being part of the process. This is an opportunity for teens to showcase their creativity and have their ideas heard before a national audience. Videos may be created by an individual or by a group

Deadline for submission is Thursday, February 28, 2013.The winning video will be selected by Vermont librarians in an online poll. That video will then be named one of the CSLP 2013 Teen Videos to promote summer reading nationwide. The winning Vermont teen will receive $275 and their associated public library will receive an award.

For full details about the Vermont/ CSLP "2013 Teen Video Challenge" and to find out how to enter the competition, click here.  


Ongoing: 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  

Joseph Anton: A Memoir, by Salman Rushdie   

Placed under a fatwa by the Ayatollah Khomeini in February 1989, distinguished author Rushdie was forced underground to save his life. He needed an alias for use by the armed police assigned to protect him and so chose Joseph Anton, which blended the first names of two writers he loved, Conrad and Chekhov. Here he recounts over nine years of moving from safe house to safe house, mastering despair, fighting back, bonding with his protectors, and enlisting the support of governments, journalists, and fellow writers worldwide. His memoir matters not simply because of startling personal detail but because his experience presaged a global battle over freedom of speech that continues today.  

Found on the Web
November 6 is Election Day- Know Your Candidates!

Know My is "a powerful, non-partisan tool that allows you to learn about presidential candidates and compare them side-by-side. Bios, policy information, and multimedia files about each candidate have been compiled directly from candidate statements and websites in an effort to provide a resource for you to get accurate information and make an informed decision." 

Another good site to compare candidates is: 

2012 Candidate 
Even though it's a bit easier to use, this site is paid for by advertising, so be careful. But, for 5 years running, "Presidential-Candidates.Org and its subdomains have developed an unblemished reputation for impartiality, factualness and reliability; and in the process, become among the most cited and visited sites on the web for all matters relating to the presidential election."
 "An informed citizenry is the only true repository of the public will."

-Thomas Jefferson

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