At the Library in May: Learn to Brew, Nature Walks, Stress Reduction

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The Watertown Free Public Library is always filled with activities, and here are a few of the offerings in May.

Some events require registration, so be sure to check with the Library if there is space available by calling 617-972-6436 or going to

Learn to Brew!
Saturday 5/6 | 3-4:30 p.m.
Learn how to make your own beer and participate in National Homebrew Day! Randy Baril, author of Hosting Cask Ale Events, will go over necessary ingredients as well as provide a step-by-step walk-through of brewing your own beer. *Registration is required at the Reference Desk, 617.972.6436 or

The Birds and Bees: How We Love Them, Why We Need Them
Wednesday 5/3 | 7 p.m.
Come join us for a colorful and informative multimedia presentation illustrating the beauty and wonder of our winged creatures, their interdependence with other living things, and how we can help to protect them from population decline. Hosted by Watertown wildlife photographer Carole Smith Berney.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Guided River Birds Walk*
Saturday 5/13 | 10:30 a.m.-noon
Rain date: Saturday May 20
Watertown photographer Carole Smith Berney will guide us along the Charles River path. We may see cormorants, great blue herons, black-crowned night herons, and herring gulls too.
*Registration is required at the Reference Desk, 617.972.6436 or

Urban Foraging*
Saturday 5/27 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.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 your ramble, you will learn how to identify, harvest, and use the wild greens and other edible plants that grow freely all around you. *Registration is required at the Reference Desk, 617.972.6436 or

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction Practices*
Monday 5/22 | noon-1 p.m.
This class will teach you a variety of simple Mindfulness and stress reduction practices that reduce stress, improve focus, and help you manage emotions. Mindfulness is having awareness of your present moment experience — noticing sensations, thoughts, emotions, and the external environment, without judgement. Mind-body practices can improve overall health and well-being, build your resilience to stress, and help you develop empathy and compassion – for self and others.
*Registration is required at the Reference Desk, 617.972.6436 or

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