Stand Up Comedy Workshop / SAT OCT 14 / 10AM-Noon

Stand up Comedy Workshop with Denise McCarty

Saturday, October 14 @ 10-Noon in the SAL ROOM.

For Ages 18+


  • Learn the Elements of Comedy
  • Writing Exercises
  • Perform your work in a safe space

Learn the elements of comedy from stand-up comedienne Denise McCarty. You’ll have a chance to write your own material and perform in a safe and comfortable space.

Please call to register 802.244.7036 or email

Red Scare in the Green Mountains / Oct 30 / 6:30PM

Vermont Reads 2023

Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era

With author Rick Winston.

Monday, October 30th at 6:30 PM in the Library’s SAL Room.

A collaboration with Vermont Reads and the Vermont Humanities Council.

What happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the “Red Scare” swept the country? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Rick Winston, author of the book “Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era,” explores some forgotten history as we see how a small, rural “rock-ribbed Republican” state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time.

There were several fascinating stories in the Green Mountains, including a high-profile academic firing, a conservative senator who helped take down Joseph McCarthy, controversies involving left-leaning summer residents, and some veteran newspaper editors who spoke out against McCarthy’s tactics.

Rick Winston was the co-owner of Montpelier’s Savoy Theater for 29 years, and was Programming Director for the Green Mountain Film Festival for 14 years. He has taught film history at Burlington College, Community College of Vermont, Goddard College, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and has made presentations throughout Vermont on film history.

Watercolor Painting / Mondays / 10:30AM-12:30PM

Discover your Creative Self through Watercolor Painting with Pauline Nolte. 

Class extended through December by popular demand!

Mondays at 10:30-12:30 in the Steele Room


October 2, 23; November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11.

No class on October 9 due to the holiday closure.

This series is a wonderful way to see if watercolor painting is for you without investing in the supplies.  Whether you have never painted before, painted in past or are painting now, join fellow artists and create art together.

Instructor and Watercolorist Pauline Nolte considers herself an amateur dabber, yet she has published a collaborative project, illustrating a friend’s poems called “Sea Shells: Soulful Journeys, 2nd Edition,” which she calls “a most fun and fulfilling endeavor.”

The classes provide instruction and demonstration by Pauline, followed by your turn at creation.  All supplies (paint, paper, and brushes) will be provided by the library.  If you have a favorite brush, paint or even paper, feel free to bring that as well.

For more information contact

Qi Gong- The 8 Brocades / Tuesdays / 10AM

 Qi Gong – The 8 Brocades

The series runs through October 3rd.
Meet in the library’s garden at 10 AM.

Register with

Judi Byron leads another Qi Gong series through Tuesday, October 3rd.

The 8 Brocades, also referred to as Ba Duan Jin is one of the most popular Qi Gong practices dating back nearly 1000 years.  Qi Gong combines mindful movement with meditation and breath to strengthen the body, quiet the mind, and balance the emotions.

The 8 Brocades is also known as the Eight Brocades of Silk because of the silken quality of movements practiced during this form. Ancient texts reveal that the Eight Brocades was also a form of Qigong designed to eliminate fatigue.

Chair Yoga / Wednesdays / 10:30AM / Zoom

Chair Yoga with Instructor Diana Whitney.

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.

No experience needed. All levels welcome to this low-stress, energetic class.
The chair provides stability and balance, and allows movement without fear.
All are welcome, experienced practitioners and newbies alike!


In the meantime click here to see all the videos Diana has recorded over the last year and 1/2. Enjoy! Read more

duplicate bridge / Thursdays / 12:30 – 4:30PM

Duplicate Bridge

Thursdays 12:30 – 4:30 PM in the SAL Room.


The Waterbury Bridge Group is always looking for new members.

You are welcome even if you haven’t played Duplicate Bridge.

Want to learn more? Call Grace Sweet at 802.244.7223.

What exactly is Duplicate Bridge? It is so called because each hand is played at least twice, although by different players, under the same conditions, with the same cards in each hand and the same dealer and vulnerability.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program / Fridays / 10:30AM

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Consecutive Fridays through December 15th.

No class Friday November 10th and 24th.  The Library is closed for the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day Holidays.

From 10:30-11:30 AM in the Library’s SAL Room.

This low impact and evidenced-based program can help with:

  • Joint flexibility
  • Muscle strength
  • Increasing energy
  • Improving sleep
  • Decreasing pain
  • Overall well-being

For more information contact Anne Greshin at (802) 241-4840.
Register onsite or preregister at

Board Game Night / 2nd Wednesdays / 6-8PM

Board Game Night with Host Robert Bradford!

2nd Wednesday of the month starting October 11th from 6-8 PM in the SAL Room.


Games are Euro-styled board games (aka designer games) where there is a mix of chance and skill in the game. Games take 10-15 minutes to explain, play time is between 20-45 minutes, and rule discussion have a 5 minute limit.

No registration needed.  Just show up!

Fiber Arts Friday / 2nd Fridays / 12-2PM

Fiber Arts Friday: Open Fiber Social

From 12-2 PM in the Sal Room.

2nd Friday of each month.

Fiber Crafters are welcome to bring their projects and a snack or lunch.  All fiber arts are welcome whether you knit, crochet, weave, needle felt or practice another type of fiber craft.  This supportive, non-competitive gathering is for fiber crafters of all kinds.

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