This Month at the Library: Zines, Virtual Author Talk, Pet Parade

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The Watertown Free Public Library.

The Watertown Free Public Library.

The following information was provide by the Watertown Library:

The Watertown Free Public Library has a full February in store! This month, we’re offering free zine making kits for all ages, hosting a Zoom talk with bestselling author Barbara Delinksy, and collecting photos for a social media pet parade. A full list of virtual programs is included below.

FOR CHILDREN

Zine Month
February 1–28 | Zines are DIY publications that can foster personal expression, storytelling, and activism. Through the month, we’re offering Zine kits for all ages, a virtual roundtable with local zine makers, and more.

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.

FOR TEENS

New:Take and Make Bags for Teens
Teen take and make bags are back! This month, we’re making zines and tissue paper stained glass. Follow the link to reserve your bag of free project materials.

Zine Month
February 1–28 |Zines are DIY publications that can foster personal expression, storytelling, and activism. Through the month, we’re offering zine kitsfor all ages, a virtualroundtable with local zine makers, and more.

FOR ADULTS

Reserve Your Zine-Making Kit
February 1- 28 |Quantities are limited.Complete oursign-up formto reserve yours!

Community Yoga
Wednesdays |9:15AM| via Zoom |Registration is now required for this program. Follow the link to register.

Don QuixoteRead and Watch Along
Tuesdays, 2/2–3/23 | 2 PM | via Zoom |First, we’ll listen to podcasts and videos to putDon Quixotein context, then we’ll read Cervantes’ classic and discuss weekly.

Wednesday Book Group:If Beale Street Could Talk
Wednesday, 2/3 | 7 PM| via Zoom |This month, we’ll be talking aboutIf Beale Street Could Talkby James Baldwin. Next month, we’re discussingThe Humansby Matt Haig.

Mad About the Movies:Leave No Trace
Monday, 2/8 | 7 PM| via Zoom |Watch the critcally-acclaimed filmLeave No TraceonKanopyorDVD, then join our discussion group on Zoom.

Take and Make for Adults: Light-Up Greeting Cards
Tuesday, 2/9 | 6 PM | via Zoom |Light up someone’s dayandlearn about simple circuits!Pick up your “take and make” kit at the Library, then join us on Zoom.

Mystery Lovers Group
Tuesday, 2/9 | 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.

Eat Well Watertown: Citrus Fruits
Thursday, 2/11 | 6:30 PM| via Zoom |Join community chef Elizabeth Kaplan and Ilana Hardesty as they explore healthy eating and cooking with citrus fruits!

Health Talk and Q+A with Doc Mirsky: Gratitude

Friday, 2/12 | 1:30 PM | via Zoom |Join Dr. Jacob Mirsky, Watertown Walk with a Doc Leader, for a discussion about gratitude!

Author Talk:New England Love with Barbara Delinsky
Thursday, 2/18 | 7 PM | via Zoom |Seven libraries present a free, virtual author talk with New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky! We’ll discuss Barbara’s life, works, and New England.

We’ve Been There: Conversations About Stress, Fatigue, Depression, Coping, and Everything in Between
Thursday, 2/25 | 6:30 PM | via Zoom |After a trying year, please join us as we discuss anything and everything that makes people feel isolated, sad, or anxious. You’ll learn what help is available locally to work through those experiences. Sponsored by theWatertown Police Department,Wayside Youth & Family Support Network,Advocates Inc.,Watertown Community Foundation, andWFPL.

HATCH MAKERSPACE

Zine Roundtable
Monday, 2/8 | 7 PM | via Zoom | Materials Provided | Get inspired and learn from local zine makers! Visit our Zine Month webpage to reserve your free zine-making kit.

Custom Leather Wallets with Yi Bin
Friday, 2/5 | 6 PM | via Zoom | Learn how to create a custom design with free software, we’ll etch it on to your wallet using the Hatch laser cutter.

Tissue Dye Silk Scarves with Cheryl
Friday, 2/12 | 6 PM | via Zoom | Materials Provided | Create a beautiful design on a silk scarf Spectra Art Tissue. This makes a great gift! Email ehelfer@watertown-ma.gov to reserve your free silk scarf kit.

Blackout Poetry with Liz 
Tuesday, 2/16 | 6 PM | via Zoom | Materials Provided | Create meaningful poems by redacting words from a used book. With blackout poetry, there is no fear of a blank page! Email ehelfer@watertown-ma.gov to reserve your free blackout poetry kit.

Intro to Arduino with David
Monday, 2/22 | 7 PM | via Zoom | Materials Provided | Get started with programming and using Arduino hardware and software. Email ehelfer@watertown-ma.gov to reserve your free Arduino kit.

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