Watertown Library’s Pride Month Reading Picks & This Week’s Virtual Events

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The Watertown Library provided the following announcement:

If you didn’t make it to the Summer Reading Drive-Thru last week, don’t worry. It’s easy to participate in the Library’s Summer Reading programs from home. Head to watertownlib.org/summerreading to learn more about our programs and prizes for children, teens, and grown-ups.

To commemorate Pride Month and the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, we asked WFPL staff to choose books that helped shape their views on queer politics/culture, assisted them in their process of coming out, or affected them in another way. We hope you enjoy these Staff Picks for Pride: watertownlib.org/pride

Want to stay up-to-date with everything that the Library has to offer during the COVID-19 pandemic? Sign up for WFPL’s eNewsletter here: watertownlib.org/eNews

A full list of virtual programs is included below.
Children’s Summer Reading
June 16 – September 9 | As the school year winds down, we know there’s a lot on your mind. That’s why WFPL is here to help keep your student on track with our annual Summer Reading Program: watertownlib.org/childrensummer

Story Time (via Facebook Live)
Monday at 10 AM | Tuesday at 10:30 AM | Thursday at 11 AM | facebook.com/watertownfpl/live

Monday Moments (via Facebook Live)
Mondays | 11 AM | facebook.com/watertownfpl/live

Grade 3/4/5 Book Club: Poppy by Avi (via Zoom)
Wednesday, 6/24 | 6:30pm | Read Poppy on Hoopla and join us for a fun discussion! Register: bit.ly/3-5ClubJun24

First Chapter Fridays for Grades 5-7 (via Facebook Live)
Fridays | 12 PM  |watertownlib.org/firstchapter


Teen Summer Reading Challenge
June 15 – August 21 | This year, the Teen Summer Reading Challenge goes online. For every book you log, you earn a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Learn more: watertownlib.org/teensummer

Animal Crossing
Visit our Animal Crossing island! Learn more: watertownlib.org/animalcrossing

Teen Book Groups (via Zoom)
Let’s get lost in a great story! Your library card gives you free, instant access to some amazing audiobooks and ebooks in the Hoopla app. Listen to one of the books on our list, then join us via Zoom. Learn more: watertownlib.org/teenbookgroups

Summer Reading for Grown-Ups: Book Bingo
Let WFPL inspire your summer with librarian-curated reading recommendations and social distancing activities. Download the bingo board and share your adventures with us on social media! watertownlib.org/summerreading

Monday Morning Meditation (via Zoom)
Mondays, 6/1-6/29 | 9:15 AM | Register: bit.ly/WFPLMeditationJun

Coronavirus Diaries Writing Program (Zoom Class)
Mondays | Alternating 11 AM and 7 PM | Learn more: watertownlib.org/diaries

Mad About the Movies: Midnight Cowboy (via Zoom)
Tuesday, 6/23 | 7 PM | Join Kevin Carson, a Watertown resident with an MFA in Filmmaking, for a discussion of award-winning classic, Midnight Cowboy. Watch the movie at home via Hoopla, then join Kevin for a guided conversation about the film. Register: bit.ly/CowboyJun23

Community Yoga (via Zoom)
Wednesdays | 9:15 AM | To join the class, head to: bit.ly/YogaWFPL

Memoir Roundup (via Zoom)
Thursday, 6/25 | 4 PM | Join Reference Librarian Pauli as she presents several memoirs of interest – all of which are available as eBooks and/or audiobooks from the library! Register: bit.ly/MemoirsJun25

Cook the Books: Falafel (via Zoom)
Friday, 6/26 | 10 AM | This week, we’re making falafel! Check out the ingredients list and register: bit.ly/CookTheBooksJun26


Hatch Maker Questions with Liz and YiBin
Tuesday, 6/23 | 4 – 5 PM | Join the Hatch Coordinator, Liz, and the Hatch Assistant, Yi Bin, to ask all your maker questions. Registration is not required. Join us via Zoom: bit.ly/MakerQsHATCH

Home DIY: Customize Your Mailbox
Wednesday, 6/24 | 2 PM | Follow along as we use the vinyl cutter to create custom mailbox decals! Create your own designs at home and we’ll print them for you at Hatch. Register: bit.ly/HomeDIYJun24

Book Arts: Single Tray Box (Part 2 of 2)
Friday, 6/26 | 2 PM | Learn how to make an elegant, single-tray box out of cardboard, prefect for protecting a thin book. Register: bit.ly/TrayBox2Jun26

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