Watertown Library Moves Programs & Classes Online

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The historic facade of the Watertown Free Public Library.

The historic facade of the Watertown Free Public Library.

Even though the Watertown Free Public Library building is closed, the staff continues to provide services to residents online, including classes and programs.

The activities will be presented in a variety of virtual formats, including using Facebook Live and Zoom meetings.

The library sent out the following information about its programs:

Yoga is back. Knitting group is back. Cook the Books is back. All of your favorite Library programs have moved online! 

In the coming weeks, the Watertown Free Public Library will offer a full schedule of virtual events for children, teens, and adults, all offered for free via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Keep scrolling to see what’s happening this week…coming soon to a living room near you!


Knitting in the Round with Emily (Online Class)

Monday 4/13 | 4 PM

Emily will show slightly more experienced knitters the basic technique of knitting in the round. Register: bit.ly/KnittingRoundApr13

Little Women Reading and Discussion Group (Online)

Tuesdays, beginning 4/14 | 2 PM

The group will be reading Little Women in small chunks, and discussing it, as well as watching the Orchard House documentary on Hoopla. Your library card gives your free, instant access to the Little Women eBook through Hoopla.This group will run over 4 consecutive weeks. Register: bit.ly/LitWomenApr14 

Mystery Readers Group (Online)

Tuesday, 4/14 | 7-9 PM

Mystery lovers! Let’s come together to discuss the mystery books we’ve read recently, bookshops we love, readings we’ve attended, etc. There is no assigned reading for this group. Register via Zoom: bit.ly/MysteryGroupApr14

Community Yoga (Online Class)

Wednesdays, beginning 4/15 | 9:15 AM 

Our popular Community Yoga returns online! Join our community instructors from Groundworks Studios, as they offer a weekly 1 hour yoga class just for Watertown Library patrons! No registration required. To join the class: bit.ly/YogaWFPL

Learn to Knit with Emily (Online Class)

Thursdays | 11 AM 

Join our beginner class, held weekly. Participants should have knitting needles and yarn. Register for 4/16: bit.ly/LearnKnitApr16

Online Privacy Basics (Online Class)

Thursday, 4/16 | 2 PM

With so many people shopping and living life online, Jaccavrie will teach you how to stay safe in a digital world. Register: bit.ly/PrivacyApr16

Cook the Books (Online)

Friday 4/17 | 10 AM

Join Aimee as she moves our popular Cook the Books program to her kitchen for a very special “Pantry Edition” every other Friday. Register for 4/17: bit.ly/CookTheBooksApr17


Story Time…via Facebook Live!

Mondays at 10 am, Tuesdays at 10:30 am, Thursdays at 11 am

Missing story time at the Library? Our Children’s Department will be sharing stories and songs via Facebook Live! For families with children of all ages. Head to facebook.com/watertownfpl

Book Club for Grades 3-5 (via Zoom)

Wednesday, 4/15 | 7 pm | We’re reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! This book is available with no waitlist as an eBook or audiobook via Overdrive. On April 15, we’ll meet and discuss the book via Zoom. Learn more and register for the Zoom meeting here: bit.ly/3-5ClubApril

Children’s Baking with Emily (via Zoom)

Wednesday, 4/22 |12 PM

Join Children’s Librarian Emily to bake chewy chocolate chip cookies. By now, you’ve probably made the recipe for cookies on the back of the bag of chocolate chips. Let’s try something new! We’ll be following the instructions from the Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs by America’s Test Kitchen. This title is available without waiting from Hoopla. Register: bit.ly/BakingApr22

Lunch Bunch Book Group via Facebook Live!

Monday and Thursday beginning 4/23 | 12 PM

Children’s Librarians will read aloud from The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo. Listen while you eat some lunch, or read along! This title is available without waiting from Hoopla. Tune in at facebook.com/watertownfpl


Collaborative Web Comic (Online via Flickr)

Beginning Wednesday, 4/15 

Let’s create a web comic together! Your job is to illustrate the story that we provide. Every weekday, we’ll share a new story prompt and post submitted illustrations to our Flickr page. Learn more: watertownlib.org/comic

Audiobook Discussion Groups (via Zoom)

Wednesdays 4/22 and 4/29 | 3:30 PM

Need an escape? Let’s get lost in a great story! This month, we’ll be listening to Cinder by Marissa Meyer and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomikas Adeyemi. Both audiobooks are available for free, instant listening via the Hoopla app. Learn more and register via Zoom: watertownlib.org/teenbookgroups


Home DIY: Mending (Online Demo)

Wednesday, 4/15 | 11 AM

Join us as we mend clothes together! We’ll cover hems, repairs, cover-ups, and iron-ons. We’ll use a sewing machine and sew by hand. Register: bit.ly/HomeDIYApr15

Book Repair (Online Demo)

Friday, 4/17 | 2 PM

Learn how to repair a book with damaged cover joints! We will be focusing on functional repair, not restoration. Register: bit.ly/BookRepairApr17

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