Urban Foraging, Yoga, Art and More a tthe Watertown Library in September

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The Watertown Free Public Library is not all about books. In September the library has a number of activities that may catch your interest.

There’s Still Time to Register for the 5K!

The Book it and Run! 5K is the library’s annual fundraiser. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. for a family friendly community event! Together we’ll run through Watertown’s beautiful neighborhoods.

Register online and get a fun tshirt for participating!

Urban Foraging Tour of Watertown – Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m.

Take a walk on the wild (food) side! Join Dr. David Craft, Harvard Medical School researcher and local urban foraging expert on a walk around Watertown. Tasty wild plants grow abundantly throughout the area, and on our ramble you will learn how to identify, harvest, and use the wild greens and other edible plants that grow freely all around you.

Register at the Reference Desk, 617-972-6436 or wfpl.eventbrite.com

Online Dating Profile Workshop – Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

Dating has changed. Join us for a workshop to help you navigate the often confusing world of online dating. Communications expert Sandra St. Fleur will get you started by helping you craft your dating profile.

Register at the Reference Desk, 617-972-6436 or wfpl.eventbrite.com. Registration begins Sept. 7.

Remembering 9/11 – Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.

Local author and poet Kaveh Afrasiabi will hold a reading of his poems dedicated to the victims of 9/11. Please join us for this moving event.

Is it Stress or Anxiety? – Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

Parents of teens can talk with a local adolescent therapist to learn more about stress and anxiety in the adolescent years. This event is free and no registration is required.

Presented by the WFPL Teen Department and Strong Roots Counseling.

Community Yoga – Wednesdays 9:15-10:30 a.m. starting Sept. 7

During this 12-week series, you’ll enjoy practicing with a group of certified yoga instructors who will introduce you to a variety of yoga styles.

Open to ages 12 & up. Please bring your own yoga mat and small blanket. Limited each week to the first 30 people, so come early!

Mindfulness 101 – Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9:15 a.m.

This class will teach you how to build your resilience to stress and ability to focus, through a variety of mind/body practices. Suitable for beginners.

The sessions will be led by Stephanie Venizelos, Coordinator of Live Well Watertown.

Register at the Reference Desk, 617-972-6436 or wfpl.eventbrite.com

Girls Who Code – Info meeting: Thursday Sept. 15 from 7-8:30 p.m.

The WFPL is hosting a free Girls Who Code Club starting Oct. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This club serves girls in grades 6-12 and aims to inspire, educate, and equip them with computing skills for the 21st century. We’ll meet for 2 hours each Thursday, following a curriculum published by the national Girls Who Code organization.

Project Literacy Tutor Training

Help an Adult Learn English Project Literacy will be offering its fall tutor training beginning Wednesday evening, September 28, and continuing once a week through the end of October.

If you think you might enjoy helping an adult immigrant to communicate better in English, contact Jacky at 617-924-9797 or jvanleeuwen@watertown-ma.gov. You can also fill out an application at watertownlib.org/PLvolunteer

Harriet Hosmer: Watertown Sculptor – Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

Father Joseph Curran will present a lecture on Watertown sculptor Harriet Hosmer’s colorful life and her many works of art. Following the presentation, Father Curran will take participants on a tour of Ms. Hosmer’s works, which are on display in the library. The WFPL is proud to be the owner of the largest collection of Harriet Hosmer’s works anywhere.

Harriet Hosmer, (1830-1908) is considered the most distinguished female sculptor in America in the 19th century. Her work can be seen in museums throughout the country, including the St. Louis Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford.

In the Gallery

John Cocke Paintings and Drawings
Interested in showing your work? Learn more here.

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