Historical walk, exercise classes, poetry and more — Waterbury Roundabout

Sept. 2, 2022  |  Submitted by Waterbury Public Library

The library has several upcoming programs for adults in September.

Historical walk

Monday, September 12, 5:30 p.m. Local historian Skip Flanders leads a free walking tour of Waterbury’s ‘Memory Lane’. Participants are asked to meet outside the library to begin at 5:30 p.m. sharp. The tour will begin at the home of US Army Civil War surgeon Henry Janes, now home to the Waterbury History Center. Walking south along the old Winooski Turnpike – now Main Street – the tour will cover stories of historic buildings that helped Waterbury’s development, such as the Stagecoach Inn, a fire station and original jail , the railway station of 1875.

The tour should take about an hour and cover about a mile along Waterbury Streets, ending on Stowe Street. Register in advance by calling 802-244-7036 or emailing the Library’s Adult Program Coordinator, Judi Byron, at [email protected]

Exercise for those with arthritis

Wednesdays Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 10:30-11:45 a.m. The library hosts a free exercise class designed for people with arthritis through the Central Vermont Council on Aging. The course will be held at the library for nine weeks in the community hall. This low-impact, evidence-based exercise program helps participants maintain joint flexibility and muscle strength, increase energy, improve well-being and sleep, and reduce arthritis pain. .

Vaccinations and COVID-19 masks are mandatory. Register online at tiny.cc/cvcoawellness.

For more information contact Anne Greshin at 802-241-4840 or email [email protected].

Adult Back to School Technology

Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 p.m. Fall usually means back to school for kids, but it’s also the perfect time for adults to engage in learning. There is a world of free online courses and educational opportunities, not only for traditional students, but also for lifelong learners. What will you learn next?

Join tech librarian Kyle Creason via Zoom to experience the endless, wild world of online learning in his adult back-to-school course. The link to join online will be live on the day of the event at waterburypubliclibrary.com/adult-back-to-school/.

Embodied Poetry Community Workshop

Sept. 27, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Join poet Mary Rose Dougherty and conscious movement practitioner Becky Widschwenter as they explore breath awareness through spoken poetry, writing, and movement. Before we have the words to say it, we have to experience what we feel in our body. Expressive creativity, when fused with felt meaning, has the power to transform heaviness into lightness of being, to nourish the body, ignite the imagination and center the soul.

No prior writing or movement/meditation experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome. To register, call 802-244-7036 or email [email protected]

Community meeting for library plan

Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. The library wants to hear from the public: how can Waterbury Public Library best serve the community in the years to come? What would you like to see from the library’s collections, programs, youth services, outreach, and digital resources? Come share ideas – your feedback will help the library develop its next five-year strategic plan!

More information about library events and programs is online at waterburypubliclibrary.com.

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