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Volume III |March 2, 2021
Do something different this spring...
 
  • Get active
  • Learn to play the harmonica
  • Build a Bristle Bot
  • Check out our new PressReader offerings & more...
HARMONICA WORKSHOP
with Clare Innes
Saturday MARCH 13th, 12-1 pm
 
Harmonicas are always in tune, very portable, and fun to play!
  • Learn how to pick out single notes to create familiar melodies and techniques to create fun textures and sounds. 
  • Playing a harmonica regularly can also help improve your lung capacity and function, and is especially good for folks with respiratory issues.
  • We'll focus on learning to play melodies, bending notes, & getting different tones.
Geared for ages 18+.
NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A HARMONICA IN THE KEY OF C.
 
For more info, to register for the class & download a song packet:        
Contact Ukulele Clare at: ukuleleclare@gmail.com. 
The class will be held on Zoom.
Support your local music store! Area shops include Guitar Sam in Montpelier and Randolin in Burlington.
Clare’s pick is the Hohner Big River and the Hohner Special 20.
 
Mindful Spring into Action
with Becky Widschwenter & Elizabeth Mauntler 
 Live Zoom Program March 25th, 6-7 pm
Looking to run your first 5k or simply wanting
to increase your outdoor recreation?
Get Started with Becky & Elizabeth!
Becky will share walking & running basics
and Elizabeth will address pelvic health
& ways to strengthen your inner core.
Healthy Meals & Snack Ideas,
Cardiovascular Health & More!
 
NEW TECH CLASS!
Intro to PressReader
 Thursday, March 18, from 7-8 via ZOOM
 
Learn all about PressReader,
our new digital magazine and newspaper service.
PressReader, will allow Waterbury Public Library patrons access to over 7,000 popular magazines and newspapers from over 120 countries on your mobile device or computer. You can download and read magazines and newspapers offline, sign up to receive notifications of new issues of your favorite magazine, or use the translate feature to read foreign language newspapers.
No checkout limits so you can enjoy as much as you want!
 
To register click on the link below.
After registering you will receive a confirmation email
with information about joining the meeting.
For the Kids...
 
Virtual Pajama Storytime 
Wednesday, March 10 & 24 at 5:30 PM 
 
Maggie and Michelle, our Patron Services Coordinator and Children's Librarian, invite children and their grownups to join us from home for songs, stories, and rhymes to wind down the day. Feel free to wear your favorite cozy pajamas! Parents are asked to participate in the program with their children.
Parents, sign your child up for this program by registering in advance. Click here:
For ages Birth to 7 years.
BUILD A BRISTLE BOT! 
Online video starting on Monday, March 8th through March 31st
Build a robot using a small scrub brush!
 
Bristlebots are simple, tiny robots that buzz around like bugs.
They are easy to build and fun to play with, and you do not need any
previous experience with robotics to make one. Participants can
create their own bristle bot from a kit that will be provided by the
library for this program.
Parents, sign your child up for by emailingmichelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com
You will then be emailed a confirmation of your sign up and
date options of when you can pick up a kit during curbside service. 
For Ages 6-11 yrs. Children may need some parental guidance with this activity.
 
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
March 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, sign your child by registering in advance- click on this link:
Program for Baby, Toddler & Preschool Families.
 
Join Judi Byron in a Live Zoom Concert
Thursday, March 25th, at 11:30 AM 
Harp & SongFest 
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 in advance. Click the link here:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcpduqopzsrGNayN6KDLnarymq6cLzB6uWJ
 Program for Baby, Toddler & Preschool Families.
 
Watershed Explorer Challenge Booklet
 
This is an ongoing program.
 
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. They are partnering with public libraries to provide the following link below to the website and a booklet:
https://www.uvm.edu/seagrant/watershed-explorer-challenge
Parents, if you are interested in receiving a booklet for the 
Watershed Explorer Challenge, please email: michelle@waterburypubliclibrary.com.
 
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! (Ends 3/21.)
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:
3/7- Gwenna Peters reading letters penned for her grandson, a heartfelt journey across the generations. 
3/14- Denise McCarty sharing her incredible story of being found by her biological parents in Korea after 40 years in the US.
3/21- Children's Librarian Michelle Willey shares from some of her favorite children's books on diversity and for fun reads.
 
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
from 7:00-8:00 PM.
Next Meeting: March 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, MARCH 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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