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Waterbury Public Library eNews June 13, 2014

posted at 4:31 pm Fri Jun 13th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

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Waterbury Public Library
June 13, 2014 
In This Issue
Notable News & Events
Information for Graduates
Ongoing Programs & Meetings
Computer & Internet Help
Kid's & Teens Corner
Pick of the Week
Library Hours
Monday           10-8

Tuesday            10-8 


Wednesday      10-8


Thursday         10-5 

Friday              10-5


Saturday          9-Noon

Quote of the Week
~ Charles F. Kettering

Read with your kids today, every day, and all summer long! Enroll them in our Summer Reading Program for prizes to be awarded at the end or the summer when you turn in a completed Reading Log.
See details in the article below in our
 "Kid's and Teen's Corner"

Summer events and programming will
be announced soon. In the meantime,
 check out our

Notable News & Events
Free Admission to Vermont State Parks This Weekend
The 2014 Vermont Days weekend is filled with fun, family-friendly activities! Enjoy free day-use entry at all Vermont State Parks all weekend long, free fishing on Saturday, June 14, free entry to Vermont state historic sites, and free admission at the Vermont History Museum.
Also, enjoy the music of the Green Mountain Brass Band on Sunday, June 15 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM at Waterbury Center State Park! 
For more information, go to

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Waterbury NQUID Parade
We are seeking volunteers to march with us and show your support for the Library in the NQUID parade - of course, excitement is high this year!
 Won't you come help us celebrate?
Saturday, June 28 starting at 11 AM, starting at Demerit Place, across from Subway, and Waterbury Pharmacy.
This years parade theme is
"Waterbury in a Word".
If you are interested in joining us, please come by the start of the parade
route by 10:15-10:30 and tell the organizers you're with the Library! 
Graduation Time!
Congratulations to Harwood Union High School class of 2014 -
commencement is tomorrow, June 14 at 10 AM at HUHS. 


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela  


So, now what? The Library has many resources you can utilize to help graduates move forward .... going into business? We have books and a great database for that. Going to college? There are books and many magazine and journal articles you can find through the "General Reference" databases on how to survive that as well! Traveling to another country? Learn a language with Mango. Career planning, resume writing -- the Library has all the resources you need.

If you would like to continue your education, you can access over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses with Universal Class. It is accessible online through any computer - all you need is your library card number. And it's FREE!

If you are heading to college, our databases have a plethora of study materials in the "Academic One" and "Expanded Academic ASAP" databases to use for research and homework that you can utilize during your time away. They are accessible 24/7 through our website, as long as you have your library card number (you can always call us if you can't find it).

To show our pride for our graduates, The Waterbury Public Library has a graduation gift for the first four recent graduates who come in to the Library and say "I graduated from Harwood this year!" First come, first served.

Whatever you do, please don't forget that the Library - any library -
can be your MOST valuable resource

Ongoing Adult Programs/Meetings

The Friends of the Waterbury Library 

The Friends meet regularly on the first Monday of the month, or Wednesdays in case of a conflict, at 5:30 PM in the library.

The next Friends meeting is scheduled for  Monday, July 7 at 5:30 PM upstairs in the Library.   

Believing that many hands really do make light work, the Friends always welcome new members.   


Food For Thought Book Group 

The Food for Thought Book Group is on a summer hiatus.Check back with us in early Fall to get the list and schedule of next year's Food for Thought Book Group.

Genealogy Quest 

Genealogy Quest is also on a summer hiatus. Their next meeting will be sometime in August. We will let you know the exact date soon. 
Computer and Internet Help
Amber's internship ends on July 25th - sign-up now!

FREE one-on-one computer and internet help is available on Tuesdays and Fridays, between the hours of 10 AM and 1 PM here in the Library.  Amber Bothfield, from the Community College of Vermont to help you navigate through any online tasks you need, such as 
  • setting up Facebook and email accounts
  • filling out online applications
  • resume writing
  • general computer literacy
  • job search help, and more!·
Please give us a call at 244-7036 to sign up for increments of
30 minutes to one hour of time, or just stop by and say hello to Amber on either of those days!  There is also a sign-up sheet at our circulation desk for your convenience.
Please note that you do NOT need to be a Waterbury Library card holder
 to take advantage of this invaluable service!
Kid's and Teen's Corner 
Story Times with Michelle and Paige
are taking a short hiatus as we prepare
for summer programming.
They will return on Monday, June 23
with a special Musical Story Time
with Lesley Grant at 10 AM.
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Don't Let Your Kids Fall in to the Summer Slump! 
Keeping your kids reading during the summer months can sometimes be a  challenge, but there are ways to keep your kids motivated to read. The good folks at Reading is Fundamental, one of  the largest children's literacy nonprofits in the United States, has some great tips you can read here on keeping your kids off that "summer slide".

Additionally, we found some more tips for encouraging kids to rea
d in
this article from Reading Rockets, and this great website, Avoid the Summer Slide.  

And don't forget about The Waterbury Public Library's Summer Reading Program, which kicks off on June 23!  This year's nationwide library summer reading program is "Fizz, Boom, Read!", which celebrates fun and learning with science. We'll have Reading Logs available to pick up that day, which, when completed, can be turned in at the end of the summer for prizes! And, Lesley Grant will also be here on June 23 at 10 AM to start it all off in style! 
We have other fun programs planned using this theme throughout the summer, so keep your eyes peeled for these events to be announced soon!   
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Upcoming June Events:

Musical Story Time with Lesley Grant
Monday, June 23 at 10 AM
Sing-a-long and play with local songstress, Lesley Grant. For ages 18 months - 4 years old.

"Spanish Musical Kids" with Constancia Gomez 
Friday, June 27 at 10 AM

Preschool kids aged 3 - 6 years will learn and sing easy, basic Spanish songs. Fantastico!


"Kids Creating Music" with Bob Brookens Bob Brookens drumming

Monday, June 30 at 10 AM 

Children aged 18 months through 4 years old love learning to sing and play musical instruments with Bob - always a rollicking good time!

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Pick of the Week
Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives-- And Our Lives Change Our Genes, by Sharon Moalem, MD, Phd
Geneticist and bestselling author Moalem (How Sex Works) aims to promote awareness about genes and how they function in this enjoyable read. Writing primarily in a casual tone, Moalem demonstrates an unerring instinct for picking eye-catching discoveries in gene research to write about-this instinct is both a blessing and a curse. The excitement of his prose is palpable: "From striking a ball with a tennis racket, to pinching the cheeks of a loved one, to the bouncing here, there, and everywhere joy of gummy bears, that elastic 'snap back into shape' action you're feeling is all thanks to collagen." But while the writing is never over-burdened with scientific jargon, it often lacks cautionary notes and vital information that helps to put new research in its proper context. For example, he discusses a study that found striking epigenetic changes in a bullied twin that were not apparent in the twin sibling who wasn't bullied. Moalem overstates the significance of this finding, claiming "in no uncertain terms" what the rather small study itself says merely "supports a hypothesis," which may mislead readers. Otherwise, however, Moalem's book is a page-turner and will surely inspire people to get better educated about genes and genetics.

~ Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

~This book is also endorsed by Warren N.!~
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