West African Kora / June 13 / 6:30PM

West African Kora with Sean Gaskell.

Tuesday, June 13th @ 6:30 PM in the Library’s SAL Room.

This program is suitable for all ages.

The kora is an instrument that combines features of both the harp and the lute, is constructed from a gourd and has a long hardwood neck.  It originates from West Africa.  Sean Gaskell has been playing this instrument ever since he heard it in 2006.

Though harp-like in that it has no frets, the sound is percussive and plucked with thumb and index finger.  The tradition dates back to the 13th Century Mali Empire which stretched across much of West Africa.  Traditionally, the lineage was passed from father to son, but now women are playing the instrument.  Sean will share the oral history of the instrument, the society from which it comes, the songs of war, hardship, love and loss and even the language.

About Sean Gaskell: After hearing his first kora by Kane Mathis, who would become his first teacher, he immersed himself in the music of the kora and has travelled to West Africa many times to study.  He has presented adult, youth, and family programs to over 350 libraries, as well as schools, universities and assisted living facilities all over the states and Canada.

Celebrate Summer! Outdoor Yoga / June 20 / 10:30AM

Celebrate Summer!

Outdoor Yoga in the Library’s Garden*.

June 20th at 10:30 AM.

Register with judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com

All levels welcome! Designed for beginners!

Mindful Movement’s approach to teaching yoga is non judgmental, relatable, and uses non-yogic terminology. Poses are taught with an emphasis on listening to your body, choosing supportive postures, and practicing stillness–potent skills that can be taken off your mat, and into your life.

In case of inclement weather, we will meet in the SAL Room.

Bring a mat, water bottle, and props you enjoy.

Adult Summer Reading Bingo!

Adult Summer Reading Bingo

Challenge yourself to read differently this summer!

Pick up a card at the Help Desk or download:

NORMALMODE Summer Reading Bingo card for casual readers who want a challenge.


HARDMODE Summer Reading Bingo card for those who find the normal card too easy.

Once you get a bingo, drop off your completed card at the Library Help Desk by August 4th to be entered into a drawing for local prizes! To keep things simple, we’ll accept one of each card per person.

Qi Gong for Vitality & Peace / Tuesdays / 10-11AM

Qi Gong for Vitality & Peace with Judi Byron.

Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.

Through June 13th.

Wake up your qi (pronounced “chee”) in this 6-week spring series with Judi Byron.  This ancient 4000 year old Chinese practice has been gaining popularity in the west.  Gentle movements combined with breath (qi) and intention can be a powerful reservoir for change.

To reserve your space email judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

We will meet in the garden by the picnic table.  Bring a cushion or a blanket if you like; wear comfortable clothing.  If the weather is inclement we will meet in the SAL Room.

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.

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.

Comic crafters / 2nd Saturdays / 10:00-Noon

Comic crafters

2nd Saturday of the month from 10:00AM – 12:00PM.

Next meeting June 10th.

Building on the Stand-up Comedy Workshop, comics & writers are welcome in this safe space to share their material and get honest, constructive feedback!

Register by calling the Library (802)244-7036 or emailing judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

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

Hand Stitching Group

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

Summer dates:

June 19th, July 17th and August 21st

For more information contact North Waringa at northwaringa@gmail.com.

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

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



June 3rd & 17th

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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