The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Free Public Library:
In January, the Watertown Free Public Library announced Braiding Sweetgrass, as it’s pick for One Book, One Watertown 2022. Now, the Library is drawing on author Robin Wall Kimmerer’s themes of environmental stewardship and Indigenous wisdom to deliver a full month of workshops, artwork, and music — all designed to complement the book and bring the community together. You are invited!
And don’t worry, you don’t have to read Braiding Sweetgrass to participate. (Though it is highly encouraged!) Whether you want to want to radically rethink your relationship to the land, green your energy footprint, or share Indigenous history with your kids – there are so many ways to participate in One Book, One Watertown this year.
Here’s what the Library has planned for March:
Landscaping and Gardening for Wildlife with Mass Audubon
Thursday, 3/3 | 7 PM | via Zoom | Registration Required
Movie Screening: Gather
Monday, 3/7 | 6:30 PM | at WFPL
Gallery Reception: “The Art of Living Together” by Zhonghe (Elena) Li
Wednesday, 3/9 | 6 PM | at WFPL
Community Book Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass
Thursday, 3/10 | 11 AM | via Zoom | Registration Required
Tuesday, 3/15 | 7 PM | at WFPL
Twined Basketry and Eastern Woodland Art with Julia Marden
Saturday, 3/12 | 2:30 | at WFPL
Author Talk: “All the Real Indians Died Off”: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans with Dina Gilio-Whitaker
Monday, 3/14 | 7 PM | via Zoom | Registration Required
First Light Fun — Traditional Stories and Crafts with Annawon Weeden
Saturday, 3/19 | 2:30 PM | at WFPL | Great for children! Ages 8+
Coffeehouse Concert: Ben Cosgrove
Sunday, 3/20 | 2 PM | at WFPL | Registration Required
Greening Your Energy Footprint with Nathan Phillips
Wednesday, 3/23 | 7 PM | via Zoom | Registration Required
Chinese Papercutting Workshop with Elena Li
Saturday, 3/26 | 2:30 PM | at WFPL | Great for children! Ages 8+ | This program is supported in part by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
Feeling inspired? Reserve your copy of Braiding Sweetgrass and browse the full listing of One Book, One Watertown programs online at watertownlib.org/onebook.
About One Book, One Watertown
Each year, the Watertown Free Public Library chooses a book, encourages everyone in the community to read it along with us, and hosts a variety of programs related to the book. This community reading program is known as One Book, One Watertown.
The Watertown Free Public Library provides access to a wide variety of popular materials, resources, services, and programs that fulfill the informational, cultural, and recreational needs of Watertown and surrounding communities. Our Library works to create an environment that attracts and welcomes users of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit watertownlib.org.