August at the Library: Patio Concert, Summer Reading, Community Yoga

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The Watertown Library has a wide variety of events going on this month, here is a selection provided by the library. Look at the calendar links for a full listing.


COVID-19 Reopening | WFPL has resumed full hours of operation, with some COVID precautions still in place. Face masks are required for all people 2 years and older in the Children’s Room. Learn more:

Public computers are available for walk-ins and by appointment.

Virtual Program Videos | We’ve recorded some of our most popular virtual classes and guest programs. Head to:


Summer Reading for Children
Beginning Monday, 6/21 | It’s not too late to join The Watertown Free Public Library’s Summer Reading Program! This year, we’re offering:

  • A reading program with nine weekly challenges
  • New craft bags every Friday
  • Story Time: virtually on Facebook Live and outside near the Library!
  • Outdoor programs on Wednesday afternoons
  • A sweet surprise for Friday, 8/20. We’ll share more info in the Children’s Room and on social media soon! Stay tuned.

Story Time, Online and Outside
Outside on the Library front lawn: Mondays at 12 PM & Thursdays at 11 AM
Online via Facebook Live: Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Story time is for children of all ages and lasts about half an hour. Families are welcome to bring a picnic sandwich to eat while they listen to story time outside!

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.

View the Children’s Calendar


Summer in the Teen Room: Read it! Write it! Make it!
June 20 – August 21 | Complete weekly challenges to earn free books and collectible pins! (Pssst, it’s not too late to start.) Register online or at the Teen Desk.

Teen Advisory Board
Thursday, 8/26 | 4 PM | via Zoom | Do you have ideas that could make the Teen Room a better place? All teens in grades 6–12 are welcome to join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB)! Email to learn more.

View the Teen Calendar


Summer Reading for Adults
All summer long! | Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a summer reading booklist.

Community Yoga
Wednesdays | 9:15 PM | via Zoom | Registration is required.

Wednesday Book Group: A Tale for the Time Being
Wednesday, 8/4 | 7 PM | Lucia Mastrangelo Room | This month, we’ll be talking about A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. Discussions are fun and informal, not based on academic analysis. All are welcome!

Mystery Lovers Group
Tuesday, 8/10 | 7 PM | via Zoom | We’ll discuss recent books, favorite authors, and anything related to the mystery genre. Registration is required.

Outdoor Drop-In Tech Help
Thursday, 8/12 | 10–11 AM | Outside on the Library Patio| Need help with your device or want to learn how to download an eBook?  Join us on the patio for an outdoor edition of Drop-In Tech Help.

Social Services Resource Sessions
Thur. 8/12 and Wed. 8/25 | 5–7 PM | Study Room 3 | Do you need food, fuel, housing, or counseling? Sign up for a free, 30-minute private session. Registration required. Click the dates above or visit the WFPL Reference Desk to register.

Pop-Up Patio Concerts at WFPL: Lainey Dionne
Friday 8/27 | 5 PM | Outside on the Library Patio | Rhode Island indie pop singer/songwriter Lainey Dionne is not afraid to speak her mind through her songs. Her award-winning singles “Hey London” and “Skin” are streaming now. Lainey is currently working with a team in Nashville on her first full length album which is expected August 2021. Drop by and listen! Registration not required.

Mark Your Calendar!
Urban Foraging with David Craft returns Saturday, 9/11 at 11 AM. Intro to Web Applications with Javascript returns on Monday evenings this fall, beginning 9/13. Registration info is coming soon, so stay tuned!

View the Events Calendar

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