Upcoming Events

 

Waterbury WinterFest ArtWalk

Thursday, January 31st

5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

Join us for the Waterbury WinterFest ArtWalk! 

We will be creating a Community Story--add a line, paragraph, or page to our story. Warm up with a cup of hot mulled cider and treat before heading off for your next stop along the ArtWalk!

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Stroll through historic Waterbury while enjoying the best of our local art scene. This self-guided, 1-mile tour will give you the opportunity to visit art venues and meet Waterbury's local artists, see their studios, get a glimpse of how they work and win a piece of artwork (TBD). Music and light snacks in some locations. Multiple participating studios and galleries.

 

Bridgeside Books Book Group

Wednesday, February 6th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Please join Bridgeside Books Book Group the first Wednesday of each month for an open and lively book discussion. All are welcome to join the group. 

Our February book is Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmer .

 

An Evening with Vermont Writers

Thursday, February 7th

6:00pm - 8:00pm

 

Join us for An Evening with Vermont Writers--Meet three talented Vermont writers:

Sarah Ward Aesop Lake
About the author:  Sarah Ward writes young adult fiction, poetry and journal articles in the field of child welfare. Her career spans over a twenty-five-year as a social worker. She won the 2007 Editor's Choice Award for the New England Anthology of Poetry for her poem "Warmer Waters," and she is a member of the League of Vermont Writers since 2008. 

About the Book: One warm May night at the town reservoir, seventeen-year-old Leda Keogh sees her boyfriend do something awful. She wants to forget it ever happened, but David needs her to be his alibi--and is willing to destroy her family if she refuses. Trapped, Leda must choose between the truth, her boyfriend, and her family.

Jonathan Tanner-Eales feels like an outsider. He's gay, and life in rural Vermont hasn't been as idyllic as he hoped it would be. When Jonathan and his boyfriend, Ricky, are attacked during a night swim, Jonathan manages to escape, but must watch, helpless, as Ricky is beaten. Jonathan, plagued by trauma and fear, wrestles with anger and shame in the aftermath of the crime.


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Jackson Ellis Lords of St. Thomas
About the Author: 
Jackson Ellis is a writer and editor from Vermont who has also spent time living in Nevada and Montana. He is the co-publisher of VerbicideMagazine.com, which he founded as a print periodical in 1999. Lords of St. Thomas is his first novel. Winner of the 2017 Howard Frank Mosher First Novel Prize.

About the Book:
In the Mojave Desert, at the southern end of the isolated Moapa Valley, sat the town of St. Thomas, Nevada. A small community that thrived despite scorching temperatures and scarce water, St. Thomas was home to hardy railroad workers, farmers, shopkeepers, teachers, and a lone auto mechanic named Henry Lord. Lords of St. Thomas details the tragedies and conflicts endured by a family fighting an unwinnable battle, and their hectic and terrifying escape from the flood waters that finally surge across the threshold of their front door. 

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Bernie Lambek Uncivil Liberties
About the author: Bernie Lambek grew up in Montreal, the son of Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe. He studied philosophy at Dartmouth College and later attended Yale Law School. Lambek has practiced law for the past 25 years. Uncivil Liberties is his first novel.

About the Book: "Nothing is simple anymore," utters a character at the end of Uncivil Liberties. The declaration serves as a coda to this complex and timely novel set in a Vermont town. There is nothing simple about the mystery that underlies the story--the circumstances that led to the death of a young and promising gay high school student. Neither are the legal and moral principles and convictions that animate and divide the community as it deals with her death and the issues it triggers: hate speech and free speech, cyber-bullying and privacy, religious and sexual freedom. The novel is imbued with a deep respect for the law as well as the passionate and irrational human beings who live within, and sometimes beyond, its constraints.

 

Bridgeside Books Book Group

Wednesday, March 6th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Please join Bridgeside Books Book Group the first Wednesday of each month for an open and lively book discussion. All are welcome to join the group. 

Our March book is The Hounds of Spring by Lucy Andrews Cummin. 

 

extempo Story Telling

Thursday, April 4th

8:00pm - 10:00pm

 

extempo Story Telling is back at Bridgeside Books! Be sure to join us for this fantastic evening of LIVE ORIGINAL STORYTELLING!

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$5.00 at the door