August at the Library: Crafts, Small Business Tips, Computer Classes and (of Course) Reading

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Charlie Breitrose

A view of what the current Watertown Free Public Library.

Charlie Breitrose

Watertown Free Public Library.

August is filled with activities at the Watertown Library, with activities for kids and adults, cooking demonstrations, classes and more.

Watertown Free Public Library provided the following information about events at this month:

C.R.A.F.T.: Collage Coasters*

Sunday 8/26 | 3 p.m.
Lucia Mastrangelo Room
CRAFT is a series of free DIY workshops for adults. We will provide supplies and instruction for you to Create Random Amazing Free Things. Bring your friends for an afternoon of inspiration, fun, and creativity.

This month we’ll be making collage coasters! The photo is just an example.

*Registration is required and begins 3 weeks prior to the class. Register at the Reference Desk, 617-972-6436 or

VIBRANT: Assistive Technology Training for the Visually Impaired*
Monday 8/20 | 1-5 p.m.
Lucia Mastrangelo Room
One-hour private sessions will be available July 23 and August 20 at the library.

*Registration is required and begins 3 weeks prior to the class. Register at the Reference Desk, 617-972-6436 or

Movie Mondays

Mondays | 6:30 p.m.
Watertown Savings Bank Room
8/6: Ready Player One [PG-13]
8/13: Chappaquiddick [PG-13]
8/20: Isle of Dogs [PG-13]
8/27: Tully [R]

Great American Read – Watertown Edition

Inspired by the PBS series, we want to determine Watertown’s favorite novel! Vote in our Great American Read – Watertown Edition poll here! Or, starting July 2, come in to the library and vote using our paper ballots.

Share with us why you loved this book, a memory from when you first read it, a special person who gave it to you or anything else that comes to mind! We will publish the results of our own Watertown version of the Great American Read at the end of the summer, and will also be displaying some of your comments at the library- stay tuned!

Small Business, Big Impact

Rachel O’Neil, from PeopleNova Human Capital, has over 15 years of experience helping many industries (pre-IPO, biotech, software, tech, manufacturing, non-profit) build people strategies and organizational cultures that boost employee engagement, brand loyalty, and build interactions that exceed customers’ expectations.

Hires, Temps & Interns – Oh my!
August 21st, 2018 7:00 PM

Leadership Choices & Voices (4-part series)
September 06th, 2018 7:00 PM

Upcoming Computer Classes

Introduction to Computers for Absolute Beginners
September 08th, 2018 1:00 PM

Intro to the Internet
September 11th, 2018 6:30 PM

Intro to Social Media
September 12th, 2018 6:30 PM

Mystery Lovers Group

Tuesday 8/14 | 7 p.m.

Wednesday Book Group:

8/1: The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
9/5: Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

Cook the Books: Greek cusine
Wednesday 8/1 | 7 p.m.

Immigration Clinic

Wednesday 8/15 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Study Room 3
The Watertown Free Public Library & Kandilian Law Offices welcome you to attend our monthly walk-in immigration clinic offering free legal advice to our immigrant community. For questions, please contact Project Literacy.

Watertown Social Services Resource Sessions*

Curious about what social service resources might be available to you or your family? Come meet with one of the Watertown Social Services Resource Specialists. We can help Watertown residents get connected to services such as fuel, food, housing, addiction services, and counseling resources. We now offer private, half hour consultations at the library.

*Registration is required at the Reference Desk, 617-972-6436 or at the links below. You may sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session.

There are many more events at the Watertown Library this month. See the complete list on the library’s calendar

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