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posted at 3:54 pm Wed Jan 27th, 2021 by (WherezIt_Staff)



Volume I |January 27, 2021
What to do during
the winter while
enduring a pandemic?
Learn to play the ukulele...
Practice Qi Gong...
Take a tech class...
Be a reader to the community...
THE LIBRARY HAS PROGRAMMING
TO SUIT A VARIETY OF INTERESTS!
 
If you’ve always wanted to play the ukulele, here is your opportunity!
 
Clare Innes, aka "Ukulele Clare," will be giving a Level I Ukulele Course
* How to hold it * How to strum it * How to form chords
Saturdays in February from noon to 1 pm live online via Zoom
(Feb 6, 13, 20, & 27. March 6th is a make-up day if any power outages occur.)
Appropriate for beginner and new uke players,
the course is geared for adults 18 and up.
No experience is necessary. Just come as you are to this fun and light-hearted course.
After each class, Clare will email a class recap.
(NOTE: Baritone chords are not covered in this class.)
THE LIBRARY HAS UKULELES FOR LOAN. CALL 244-7036 TO INQUIRE.
For purchase, check out Guitar Sam (Montpelier), Randolin (Burlington), or mimsukes.com
For more info on the class, to register, and to download song packet:
Contact Ukulele Clare at: ukuleleclare@gmail.com.
For the class, have a ukulele and a tuner on hand (phone apps or clip-on tuners are fine).
 
HOW TO STAY SAFE ONLINE
A New Tech Class with Kyle Creason
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18th 7-8 pm
via Zoom
 
How do you handle digital security and privacy?
How do you wade through all the information that is out there?
In this class we will work through the Consumer Reports
Digital Security Planner to look at some of the most important topics
related to digital security and privacy.
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
 
The Waterbury Winterfest has morphed
into the Wanderlust Challenge,
being creative in the midst of a pandemic.
The challenge begins Friday January 29th
and continues through February 26th
with lots of fabulous prizes to be awarded!
The library is involved with Craft Bags
and Snowshoe Rentals.
Pick up a craft bag in the vestibule during curbside pick-up.
Create an item and take a picture (worth 15 points.)
or call the library during curbside hours244-7036.
Snowshoe Dac Rowe and earn 15 points.
Curbside Hours: M 10-5, Tues, 3-6, W 10-8, Thu 3-6, Sat 9-1
See the Waterbury Winterfest website for details https://waterburywinterfest.com/wanderlust/
For the Kids...
 
  • Breakout EDU Programs
  • Family Programs with Michelle & Paige and Jubal Harp & Song
  • Watershed Explorers
  • Beanstack Challenge
 
 
PROGRAMS
 
For Ages 6-11
 
Breakout EDU is the immersive learning-games platform
that brings the challenges of an Escape Room to the Library.
Work with others to solve puzzles and challenges provided by Breakout EDU.
 
TECHNOLOGY THROUGH TIME
 
Monday, February 8th, 4-5 PM
 
People use technology every day.
Have you ever stopped to think what people did
without technology years ago?
Travel back through time with me to learn more! 
Join us & unlock something via live zoom!
Email michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com to sign up your child.
You will receive a confirmation of your sign-up along with a zoom link for the the program. 
A PERFECT HABITAT
Monday, February 22nd, 4-5 PM
 
You use things from the Earth every day.
Our planet needs your help to make it healthy!
Join us & unlock something via live zoom!
 
Email michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com to sign up your child.
You will receive a confirmation of your sign-up along with a zoom link for the the program. 
 
SPECIAL FAMILY PROGRAMS
for Baby/Toddler & Preschool up to 6
 
Story Time with Paige & Michelle
Parents with newborns through 6 years, 
JOIN US THURSDAYS at 11:30 AM
February 4, 11 & 18
Stimulate developing intellect with picture books, rhymes and songs,
using shakers, rhythm sticks, and scarves.
Follow along with Paige and Michelle with your own instruments or rhythm materials.
Shakers can be boxes filled with pasta, for rhythm sticks try wooden spoons,
and for scarves, use pieces of cloth. Have fun! 
Parents, register your child by emailing: michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com 
You will then be emailed a confirmation of your sign-up along with a zoom link
for the date of the program.
Program for Baby, Toddler & Preschool Families.
 
Join Judi Byron in a Live Zoom Concert
Thursday, February 25th, at 11:30 AM 
Harp & Song Fest 
The harp, guitar and even the ukulele will be featured
along with some action songs.
Bring your rhythm instruments and we'll shake, rattle & roll...
THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
Parents, register your child by emailing: michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com 
You will then be emailed a confirmation of your sign-up along with a zoom link for the date of the program.
Program for Baby, Toddler & Preschool Families.
NEW! From the UVM Extension, Lake Champlain Sea Grant Education Team:
WATERSHED EXPLORER
CHALLENGE!
Rooted in Next Generation Science Standards, the Watershed Explorer Challenge booklet has 11 activities designed for young people to learn about watershed science and the Lake Champlain Basin.
This learning experience allows students and families to engage at their own pace. Students that complete all the activities in the booklet will be awarded the title ofWatershed Explorer and receive a certificate.
The challenge is designed for middle-school-aged youth but is also appropriate for younger and older students.
Parents, if you are interested in receiving a booklet and a link to the Watershed Explorer Challenge site, please email: michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com.
 
The VT Department of Libraries
presents another Beanstack Challenge.
The current challenges are for Red Clover Book Award, Vermont Golden Dome Book Award and Green Mountain Book Award.
You can find all of the award books here at the library and in digital
format through Libby/Overdrive.
Sign up for any of the challenges:
 
 
 
ONGOING ADULT VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING
 
Join Kenneth Russell for a 10-week
Qi Gong Flow “Into Spring.”
Mondays from 2-3 PM
January 18th to March 22nd on Zoom
Why Qi Gong?
  • Awakens us to our own wisdom for the day.
  • Makes space for the self before we tackle the world.
  • Strengthens us as we navigate medical, social, work, psychological & spiritual challenges.
  • Activates our innate inner-life resources: courage, self-compassion, immune system, decision making, creativity, peacefulness, gratitude, sense of belonging, and the ability to relax and be strong!
Email Kenneth to register:  krussell@downstreet.org
Cozy up to a Read...
WHO: You, our community
WHAT: A “Weekly Read” from someone –
a poem, short story, memoir ...
WHEN: Sunday evenings from 7:30-8 pm
Sundays until spring!
WHERE: Your home via Zoom.
WHY: We are all spending more time at home; let’s spend it with our community!
REGISTER HERE:
You only need register once for any and all "READS."
 
NEXT UP: The Library's own Maggie Cleary
on Sunday, January 31st.
Maggie works in Patron Services at the Waterbury Public Library, and spends most of her evenings curled up on the couch with a book. Most of her read-aloud experience comes from nightly reading to her husband and eight-year-old daughter, or to groups of toddlers. (Forgiving audiences, all.) Maggie loves poetry, nature writing, a good novel, and will read excerpts from some of her favorites from her home reading collection.
Interested in being a reader?
All are Welcome to Read!
 
Wednesdays at 10 am with Yoga Instructor Diana Whitney
Everything you’ve come to expect from Chair Yoga is delivered!
Join Diana as she leads participants in gentle movements with the chair providing support
and balance. Chair Yoga is a wonderful way to loosen and stretch your muscles,
reduce stress, and improve circulation.
NOTE NEW REGISTRATION LINK FOR 2021!
 
We meet the 2ND* Thursday of the month (*note new date)
from 7:00-8:00 PM.
Next Meeting: FEBRUARY 11th
Come as you are, bring what you’re reading,
and let’s talk books!
Maggie will also have a collection of books to share with the group.
Let's stay connected, share our reading passions,
and get some new reading ideas!
ALL ARE WELCOME
For more information, email maggie@waterburypubliclibrary.com,
call 244-7036, or inquire at the library help desk.
 
Writers’ Wertfrei
Meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10-noon
Next meeting: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20th via ZOOM
NOTE NEW REGISTRATION LINK FOR 2021:
Writers, fledgling or published,
all are welcome at our monthly gatherings, now online.
 “Wertfrei” comes from the German “Wertfreiheit” meaning non-judgmental or value-free. 
These gatherings are a place where writers can come, share their work, receive
comments and suggestions in a supportive, caring environment. Come with what
you are currently working on or anything else you’d like to share.
Feedback is positive, constructive, and can be life-changing!
For more information, contact Judi at judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com
 
Miss any of our programming?
 
Waterbury Public Library | 28 North Main Street, Suite 2| Waterbury| Vermont | 05676|
(802) 244-7036|www.waterburypubliclibrary.com |
Curbside Hours ONLY: M 10-5, Tues, 3-6, W 10-8, Thu 3-6, Sat 9-1
Book Drop open 24/7
STAY CONNECTED
 

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