July at the Watertown Library: Author Talks, Yoga, Dominos and More

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The following information was provided by the Watertown Free Public Library:

Summer is the perfect season to learn something new or get lost in a great story. This year, WFPL has summer reading programs, prizes, and more for children, teens, and adults! Get started at watertownlib.org/summer.

Coming up in July, practice Yoga for Stress Relief, join ¡Noche deDominó en la Biblioteca! (in English and Spanish), or sew a Bluebird of Happiness.

CHILDREN

Children’s Summer Reading is Here! 

We were just BLOWN AWAY by how many summer readers came to the Library on June 27 to get their books signed by Tui T. Sutherland! We still have free books and plenty of summer reading calendars in the Children’s Room. Our Children’s Summer Program includes reading challenges, free craft kits, and live music every Saturday. Get up to speed at watertownlib.org/childrensummer

Baby Story Time

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 11 AM | For babies who are not walking yet.

Patio Story Time

Wednesdays | 11 AM | Library Patio | Story Time will be canceled when there is precipitation. Check watertownlib.org/events for up-to-date info. All ages. 

Cuentos en Español

VIERNES 7/8 | 11hs | Niños de todas edades son invitados a un evento especial de cuentos y canciones en español. No es necesario registrarse.

Author Reading: Adria Karlsson

Friday, 7/22 | 11 AM | Karlsson will read My Sister, Daisy and answer questions! 

FOR TEENS

Welcome to Summer in the Teen Room!

Pick up your free challenge card in the Teen Room and join us for Book Club, Crafternoons, Tabletop RPGs, and “Wild Wednesdays” all summer long.

The Bridge Home

The Teen Room has extra copies of the Watertown Middle School’s One Book, One School summer reading pick, The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman.

FOR ADULTS

Adult Summer Reading: Read Off the Beaten Path!

June 27 –  August 21 | Summer Reading Bingo for Adults challenges readers to explore beyond their typical reading and viewing. Pick up your bingo board at the Reference Desk to join in the fun and earn prizes! 

¡Noche de Dominó en la Biblioteca!

Jueves 7/7 | 18hs a 20hs | Aprende a jugar al dominó o simplemente acércate si quieres disfrutar de un ambiente entretenido y no competitivo. María Mayobre nacida en Venezuela y residente de Watertown, estará a cargo de las clases para principiantes en Inglés y Español. ¡Desde 8 años en Adelante, todos los niveles de juego son bienvenidos! Se ruega inscribirse con antelación.

Domino Night at the Library!

Thursday, 7/7 | 6 – 8 PM | Venezuelan-born María Mayobre used to play dominoes every week in Caracas and will teach newcomers in Spanish and English. Ages 8+ and all levels welcome! Registration required.

Yoga for Stress Relief

4 Thursdays, 7/7 – 7/28 | 11 AM | Take some time out of your busy life for this nourishing yoga practice. Modifications are offered for all levels and beginners are welcome. Join us for all four sessions! Registration required.

My Summers with a Serial Killer with Liza Rodman

Wednesday, 7/13 | 7 PM | via Zoom | As a child on Cape Cod, Liza Rodman was babysat by infamous serial killer Tony Costa. Join Rodman and co-author Jennifer Jordan as they discuss their latest book! Registration required.

An Evening with Bestselling Author B.A. Shapiro

Wednesday, 7/27 | 7 PM | via Zoom | In B.A. Shapiro’s latest book, Metropolis, six people (each with a secret) meet through their shared connection to the Metropolis Storage Warehouse in Cambridge, MA. Registration required

Computer Basics

Saturday, 7/23 | 2 – 4 PM | Your computer quick-start course! Learn software and internet basics. Registration required.

Drop-In Tech Help

Wednesdays | 7/13 & 7/27 from 11 AM – 12 PM | 7/6 & 7/20 from 7 – 8:45 PM

Social Services Resource Sessions

Wednesday, 7/13 | 5 – 7 PM |Social Services Resource Specialists can help you find free services to support yourself and your family. Registration required.

VIBRANT: Assistive Technology Training for the Visually Impaired

Monday, 7/11 | 1 – 5 PM | Free, one-hour sessions! Registration required.

Library Insiders

Friday, 7/8| 10 AM | A Library program designed for adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Email pstern@watertown-ma.gov to learn more.

Book and Movie Discussion Groups at WFPL

Join the Senior Center, the Mystery Lovers, the Wednesday Book Group, or the Mad About the Movies Group once a month! All groups are happy to welcome new members, anytime.

Coming Soon: LGBTQ+ Book Group for Adults

Wednesday, 8/10 | 7 PM | via Zoom | Read and discuss LGBTQ+ books across fiction and non-fiction genres and make new friends! For August, we’re reading The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi. Physical copies are available to request, and digital copies are available via Overdrive’s Libby app. (P.S. Didn’t read the book? Join us regardless! We want your input on what you’d like to see from an LGBTQ+ discussion group.) Registration required.

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