Summer Solstice / Full Moon Celebration / Thur June 20 / 4:30PM / Garden

Summer Solstice / Full Moon Celebration

Thursday, June 20th at 4:30 PM in the Waterbury Public Library garden. In case of rain, the event will take place on Friday, June 21st, at 4:30 PM. 

Summer Solstice is being ushered in by the full strawberry moon this month. Join River Buffum and harpist Judi Byron for an enchanting afternoon of guided meditation accompanied by beautiful harp music set against the backdrop of the fragrant and colorful library garden.

Bring your lawn chair or a blanket to sit on, then make your way down to the Farmer’s Market in town afterwards.

This event is free to the public and no registration is required.

Come celebrate this celestial event symbolic of strength, growth and abundance.


Silent Reading Party / June 22 / 10:30AM

Silent Reading Party

Enjoy some quiet reading outside, in nature, away from distractions, and in the company of other bibliophiles!


Saturday, June 22 @ 10:30AM at the CCC Camp Charles Smith trailhead (weather permitting)

Tuesday, July 23 @ 5:30PM at the Hope Davey Park pavilion

The Waterbury Public Library and Bridgeside Books are collaborating on monthly Silent Reading Parties.

The Silent Reading Parties are approximately 1½ hours in length and you have the opportunity to share what your book is about in just two words!

The concept is that it’s a time set aside to enjoy quiet reading time outside of your house, away from your obligations, and in the company of other people doing the exact same thing.

We will be at a different location at varying times and days so as many people can have the opportunity to join us as possible.

ANTARCTICA – PENGUINS / Tues June 25 / 6:30PM / Steele

Join Meteorologist Roger Hill

and presenters Pauline Nolte and Judi Byron

Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 PM in the STEELE Room.

As they share their most recent trips to the bottom of the world!

Roger Hill will address climate change, the shrinking ice shelf, declining penguin population and much more.

Pauline and Judi will share stunning photos of glaciers, icebergs, whales, seals and of course, penguins!

Don’t miss Judi’s Polar Plunge!

Qi Gong for Vitality & Peace / Tuesdays / 10am /

Qi Gong for Vitality & Peace

Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Through July 30th

In the Library garden. In case of rain, we will meet in the SAL Room.

Wake up your qi (your circulating life force in Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM) with this 9 week summer series with Judi Byron in the Library’s Garden.

Based on a form learned from Robert Peng, Judi will lead participants through various movements designed to move the body in both powerful and restorative ways.

Activate your energy centers and enhance qi flow with this lovely series.  Register with

Mindful Movement Yoga on the lawn / Wednesdays / Noon

Mindful Movement Yoga on the lawn

Wednesdays at Noon: June 26th, July 17th & 31st, August 14th

Balance out energetic summer activities with gentle stretching, guided mindfulness, and restorative rest. Soothe neck, wrists, and shoulder gardening muscles, release low-back & hips, and cultivate a strong bridge between body and mind. 

Register at:

All levels welcome, bring a mat and any props that may add comfort to your practice.

Shade is limited – sunscreen & a water bottle suggested.

In case of rain, class will not be held.

Chair Yoga / Wednesdays / 10:30AM / Zoom

Chair Yoga with Instructor Diana Whitney.

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM.

No class on July 17th.

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

Pop-Up Book Sale / Thur July 13 / 4-7pm / waterbury farmers market

Friends of the Waterbury Public Library Pop-Up Book Sales

Thursday, July 18th and August 15th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm weather permitting.

Waterbury Farmers Market @ Rusty Parker Park!

The Friends of the Waterbury Public Library will be selling books and puzzles at the Waterbury Farmers Market to raise funds for our library, as long as the weather cooperates. Stop by to browse and say hello!

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

Fiber Arts Friday: Open Fiber Social

2nd Friday of each month. 

From Noon – 2:00 PM in the Sal room.

June 14th

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.

Hand Stitching Group / 3rd Mondays / 6-8PM

Hand Stitching Group

We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:00 -8:00 PM in the SAL Room.

June 17th

For more information contact North Waringa at

This supportive working group meets monthly for stitching, learning, and creative discussions.

Open to anyone with interest in hand stitching– including embroidery, cross-stitch, and any other needlework.

Bring your own supplies and any pieces or ideas you’re working on, or ones that you’ve completed and want to share.

Dungeons and Dragons / 1st and 3rd Sat / 12:30-4:30

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 12:30 – 4:30 PM in person in the SAL room and online via Discord.

Dungeon Master, Evan Hoffman leads a 5th edition D&D campaign accessible to new players while still offering depth to veterans!

Branching out to other systems:

Call of Cthulhu, Pathfinder 2e, Exalted, and Planet Mercenary.

Feel free to log into the server at any time, where we can provide answers to questions and develop a welcoming community! It’s the best place to stay up-to-date on our upcoming games, and we occasionally hold sessions online in bad weather.

Rated PG-13, for fantasy violence.

Moderate computer skills handy.

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