Hatch Maker Space Reopening, Watertown Library Featured in Globe

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Library:

Big news for makers: Hatch Makerspace is reopening for appointments next week. Beginning on Monday, August 17, you will have the option to use our sewing machine, vinyl cutter, or laser cutter. Workstations will be cleaned between each use. Review our new safety policies and schedule your appointment here: watertownlib.org/hatchbooking (See more info below)

Since we can’t host gatherings at the Library right now, virtual programs continue. We hope to see you online! This week via Zoom, watch and discuss the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, learn how to assemble wire armature for sculpting, and explore 3D modeling with Fusion 360. A full list of virtual programs for this week is included below.


Children’s Summer Reading
June 16 – September 9 | WFPL is here to help keep your student on track with our annual Summer Reading Program.

Story Time (via Facebook Live)
Monday at 12 PM | Tuesday at 10:30 AM | Thursday at 11 AM


Teen Summer Reading Challenge
June 15 – August 21 | Log books and earn chances to win an Amazon gift card! 


Summer Reading for Grown-Ups: Book Bingo
Let WFPL inspire your summer with librarian-curated reading recommendations and social distancing activities. Don’t forget to share your reading list with us!

Community Yoga (via Zoom)
Wednesdays | 9:15 AM | Follow the link to join the class on Wednesday mornings.

Mad About the Movies: Ex Machina (via Zoom)
Wednesday, 8/12 | 7 PM | We can’t hold Movie Mondays right now, but we can still enjoy films together! Stream this Academy Award-nominated thriller at home via Hoopla or Kanopy, then join Kevin Carson for a guided conversation on Zoom.

Hatch Makerspace

Sculpting on an Armature (via Zoom)
Monday, 8/10 | 5 PM | Learn how to assemble a basic wire armature for sculpting. We will cover tools, techniques, and materials. 

Intro to Fusion 360 with Betsy (via Zoom)
Tuesday, 8/11 | 7 PM | This class is an introduction to the Fusion 360 3D modeling environment. We will deep dive into CAD best practices for creating design files, with tips and tricks for robust sketches, feature trees, and assemblies.

ICYMI: Watertown Library in the Globe

The Watertown Library was one of the libraries featured in a recent piece in the Boston Globe. Click here to see the story.

Hatch Reopening Info

We’re Reopening!

Starting on Monday, August 17, we are excited to welcome you back to Hatch to work on your projects. Things are going to look a little different. Visitation will be by appointment only. There are also a few new rules in place.

Book Your Appointment here or call 781-795-2309.
Someone will be available to answer the phone on Monday-Friday from 9 am-5 pm.

Take a Virtual TourThursday, August 13, 7pmOver the past 4 months, Hatch Makerspace has been reorganized, cleaned, and rearranged to better serve you, our makers! As we prepare to reopen, we would like to share the changes we’ve made. Tune in to get the full tour and see what reopening will look like!

Hatch Makerspace is located at 20 Summer Street in Watertown, MA. An extension of the Watertown Free Public Library, it is a public workshop with space, equipment, and materials available for your use. For more information contact Liz Helfer, Hatch Coordinator: ehelfer@watertown-ma.gov

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