Meet Thoreau, Coding and Yoga at the Watertown Library in July

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Charlie Breitrose

A view of what the current Watertown Free Public Library.

Charlie Breitrose

Watertown Free Public Library.

The Watertown Free Public Library will be closed on July 4, but there are plenty of activities the rest of the month.

The Library sent out the following information:


Summer Reading is for all ages! This week, the Children’s Room kicked off our Summer Reading program with a fun and interactive performance by the Yo-Yo People! We have a ton of fantastic programs and performances for children this summer. Teens can challenge themselves this summer by tracking their reading, leveling up to win prizes along the way. Adults, you don’t have to feel left out! We’ve created six different booklists exploring ways to build a better world.


Henry David Thoreau

Thursday 7/20 | 1 p.m.
Watertown Savings Bank Room

Mr. Thoreau will visit the library to discuss his life, work, and views on the role of man, nature, and governments. He will honor us with a reading of portions of Civil Disobedience. Please stop by to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Thoreau! (We understand he enjoys cake, too, so we’ll provide one.)

Historian Richard Smith has been portraying Thoreau for over 18 years. Photo: Liz West.

Movie Mondays

Mondays | 6:30 p.m.
Watertown Savings Bank Room

7/3: Jurassic Park [PG-13]

7/10: The Sense of an Ending [PG-13]

7/17: Beauty and the Beast [PG]

7/24: The Zookeeper’s Wife [PG-13]

7/31: Growing Up Smith [PG-13]

Summer Study Group: HTML with

July 10th, 2017 7:00 PM

Hoping to use the long summer days to get started with coding? Follow the “HTML Essential Training” online course from on your own time, and use this series of study sessions at the library to reinforce your learning. Coding instructor Tayo Banjo will be on hand to answer questions about course content, provide additional support, and suggest next steps.

Watertown Social Services Resource Sessions*

We can help Watertown residents get connected to services such as fuel, food, housing, and counseling resources. We now offer private, 30-minute consultations at the library.

*Register at the Reference desk, 617.972.6436 or

Community Yoga

Wednesdays | 9:15-10:30am
Watertown Savings Bank Room

Drop-in yoga sessions practiced in a variety of 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!

Yoga will not meet on 7/19.

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