Watertown Library Has Take-and-Make Crafts, Storytime & Movies on Zoom

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The Watertown Free Public Library.

The Watertown Free Public Library.

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Library:

As the weather turns cold, tune in to your favorite Library programs and classes from the comfort of your living room. This month on Zoom, step up your job search, prove your Parks and Rec TV knowledge, or design a custom, laser-etched coaster.

Do you you know someone who does not have computer or internet access? Send them to the Library! WFPL is now providing laptops and internet hot spots for patrons to take home for two weeks at a time. Learn more here: watertownlib.org/laptops

A full list of virtual offerings is included below.


New: Free Access to Scholastic Teachables
Parents, teachers, and caregivers: if you are looking for ways to support your student’s learning this year, check out Scholastic Teachables. Printable lesson plans, learning games, and skills sheets (through grade 8) are now free with library card! 

Take and Make
Do you have a creative kid at home? Pick up a take and make bag in the Children’s Room! Through the month, we’ll continue adding more crafts, games, and DIY fun.

Story Time (via Facebook Live)
Monday at 12 PM | Tuesday at 10:30 AM | Thursday at 11 AM | For families with Children of all ages.

Book a Children’s Librarian
Need some book recs for your child? Send us a request! We can meet via Zoom, Google Meet, email, and phone. To start the process, email Emily (emiranda@watertown-ma.gov) or click the link to fill out our online form.


New: “Let’s Talk” Conversation Cans 
Trying to fill the silence at the dinner table? Tired of asking how was your day? and getting a one-word answer? WFPL’s Teen Room has a possible solution: the conversation starter can. Each can includes conversation prompts to encourage meaningful discussion and foster new connections between family members. Pick up yours at the Teen Desk, limit one per family.

Take and Make Bags for Teens
September 28 – December 21 | This fall, we’re offering free “take and make” project materials for students in grades 6-12, available for pickup at WFPL. We’re releasing new projects every other Monday. Click the link to sign up for a bag.


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

Wednesday Book Group: The Line Becomes a River
Wednesday, 11/4 | 7 PM | via Zoom | This month, we’ll be talking about The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu. Join us!

Job Searching During Covid: Don’t Stop Believin’
Monday, 11/9 | 5 PM | via Zoom | Learn realistic strategies for managing your search, networking effectively, and staying motivated. and staying motivated. 

Introduction to Programming Using Python
Tuesdays 11/10 – 12/22 | 6 PM | via Zoom | This is a 7-week course for those who have basic computer skills but little or no experience in computer programming. 

Take and Make for Adults: Leaf-Printed Towels
Tuesday, 11/10 | 6 PM | via Zoom | Bring the beauty of autumn into your kitchen! Pick up your “take and make” kit at the Library, then join us on Zoom. 

Mystery Lovers Group
Tuesday, 11/10 | 7 PM | via Zoom | We’ll discuss recent books, favorite authors, and anything related to the mystery genre. Make yourself a cup of tea and hop on with us.

Mad About the Movies: Moonlight
Monday, 11/16 | 7 PM | via Zoom | Watch the Oscar and Golden Globe-winning film Moonlight on HooplaKanopy, or DVD, then join our discussion group on Zoom.

Superfan Saturday Trivia: Parks and Recreation
Saturday, 11/21 | 7 PM | via Zoom | Are you a Parks and Recreation superfan? We’ll thoroughly test your knowledge of the Pawnee crew. Play solo or as a team. 

Creating a Stand-Out Resume
Monday, 11/23 | 5 PM | via Zoom | Elizabeth Gross of Job Search Divas will cover current resume best practices, including what to include, formatting, and more. Bring your questions.


New: Book the Soldering or Workbench Stations! 
Hatch Makerspace is open for prescheduled appointments. Book time on our sewing machine, vinyl cutter, laser cutter, soldering station, or multipurpose workbench.

Halloween by Hatch: Virtual Costume Showcase 
Friday, 10/30 | 6 PM | via Zoom | Show off your homemade (or Hatch-made) costume for the chance to win youth, adult, and people’s choice winners!

Customized Burlap Table Runner with HTV
Monday, 11/2 | 5 PM | Zoom Demo | Materials Provided | Learn how to use Silhouette Studio to create a customized design for heat transfer vinyl (HTV). 

Custom Coasters 
Monday, 11/9 | 6 PM | Zoom Demo | Materials Provided | Design a set of four coasters that will be made using the laser cutter! No prior experience is needed. 

How to Set Up a Virtual Game Night
Friday, 11/13 | 5 PM | Zoom Demo | Materials Provided | In honor of International Games Week, we’ll introduce you to several platforms that enable you to play games with your friends and family online. “Make a Game” kits provided! 

Felt Turkey Centerpiece
Monday, 11/16 | 5 PM | Zoom Demo | Materials Provided |  Follow along with the demonstration to hand sew your very own felt turkey. Perfect all ages activity.

Knit Triangle Scarf
Friday, 11/20 | 6 PM | Zoom Demo | Materials Provided | In this class, we will be working in garter stitch. Stockinette stitch and other stitch patterns are also possible.

Intro to Arduino 
Monday, 11/23 | 7 PM | Zoom Demo | Arduino 101 is an introductory workshop for true beginners with no programming experience. 

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