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

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Watertown Free Public Library

The Watertown Free Public Library.

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

Public computersare available for walk-ins andby appointment.

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


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 infoin the Children’s Room and on social media soon! Stay tuned.

Story Time, Online and Outside
Outside on the Library front lawn: Mondays at12 PM & Thursdays at11 AM
Online viaFacebook 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)! Emaillibraryteendepartment@watertown-ma.govto 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 aboutA Tale for the Time Beingby 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. 8/12andWed. 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 Craftreturns Saturday, 9/11 at 11 AM.Intro to Web Applications with Javascriptreturns on Monday evenings this fall, beginning 9/13. Registration info is coming soon, so stay tuned!

View the Events Calendar

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