See What’s Going on at the Watertown Library in December

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Live music, Democracy Talks, Dungeons & Dragons and the improved Library of Things. See this and other things going on at the Watertown Free Public Library in December.

The Watertown Library provided the following information:

Holiday Closures
Christmas    Closed Saturday, December 24, 2022    Closed Sunday, December 25, 2022    Open Monday, December 26, 2022 from 1 – 7 PMNew Year    Closing at 5 PM Saturday, December 31, 2022
    Closed all day on Sunday, January 1, 2023

Gently-Used DVD Sale, 5 for $1
Browse DVD and Blu-Ray films in the Library café. Proceeds benefit WFPL.

A New and Improved Library of Things!
We’ve added new items, and made it even easier to discover and take home things from the Library. You can now borrow a tortilla pressa record playera slumberpod, and more with your library card. If the thing you want is checked out, Watertown residents can now place a hold for the item, just like a book.


Dungeons & Dragons
Monday, 12/12 | 6 PM | Join us in the Children’s Room for a Dungeons & Dragons adventure. No experience needed! Grades 3 – 5. Registration required.

Sensory Snow Bottles
Sunday, 12/18 | 2 – 3 PM | Create your own wintry sensory bottle, while supplies last! Grades K – 5. 

Rainbow Book Club
Wednesday, 12/28 | 4 PM | Join a Children’s Librarian for a book discussion about The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O’Neill. Copies of the book can be picked up in the Children’s Room or requested through the catalog. For grades 3 – 5. 

View the Children’s Calendar


Every Thursday | 3 – 5 PM | Drop-in crafts. Grades 6 – 12.

Bored? Games! 
Every Tuesday | 3 – 5 PM | Play board games and card games! Grades 6 – 12

Magic the Gathering 
Monday, 12/19 | 6 PM | Hey Magic (the Gathering) players! Ready to play? Bring your MtG decks and battle other players to win booster pack prizes. Arrive early if you’d like to trade cards. Grades 6 – 12.

View the Teen Calendar



Live at the Library: Songs & Stories with Matt York
Sunday, 12/4 | 2:30 PM | York will sing songs that highlight the music and careers of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings. 

Sock Snowmen 
Tuesday, 12/13 | 7 PM | Using socks, rice, and a few odds & ends, we’ll create an adorable wintery decoration! Supplies provided. Registration required.


DEMOCRACY TALKS   Russia’s Invasion, Ukraine’s
Resistance, & Prospects for Peace

Tuesday, 12/6 | 7 PM | via Zoom | Professor Oxana Shevel will discuss Putin’s motivations, Ukraine’s resistance, and prospects for peace. Registration required.

DEMOCRACY TALKS The Digital Traces of Pregnancy:
Privacy & Reproductive Rights

Thursday, 12/8 | 7 PM |via Zoom | Claire Lobdell of the Library Freedom Project will explain how our digital activity—on apps, phones, and websites—can expose information about our reproductive choices. Participants will learn how to map out their own personal risk profile and will leave with strategies to protect themselves and those around them. Registration required.


Drop-In Tech Help
Wednesdays 12/14, 12/28 | 11 AM – 12 PM
Wednesdays 12/7, 12/21 | 7 PM – 9 PM


¡Noche de Dominó!
Thursday, 12/1 | 6 – 8 PM | Learn dominos in Spanish or English and enjoy the fun, festive environment. All skill levels welcome! Ages 8+.

Watertown Stitch Lounge
Monday, 12/12 | 7 – 8:30 PM | Join in the friendly company of fellow crafters! Bring your knitting, crochet, embroidery, or handheld sewing project to work on. 

VIBRANT: Assistive Technology Training
for the Visually Impaired

Monday, 12/12 | 1 – 5 PM | Free, one-hour sessions! Registration required.

LGBTQ+ Book Group for Adults
Wednesday, 12/14 | 7 PM | via Zoom | Read and discuss LGBTQ+ books across fiction and non-fiction genres and make new friends! Registration required.

More Book Discussion Groups at WFPL
Join the Senior Center, the Mystery Lovers, or the Wednesday Book Group, monthly! All groups welcome new members.

Social Services Resource Sessions
Wednesday, 12/14 | 6 – 7 PM |Social Services Resource Specialists can help you find free services to support yourself and your family. Registration required.

Library Insiders
Friday, 12/16 | 10 AM | A program designed for adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities. Email to learn more.

Movie Mondays
Every Monday | 6:30 PM | Watch movies for free on the Library big screen! (Closed captioning will be turned on.)

  12/5Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. [R]
12/12Top Gun: Maverick [PG-13]
12/19Downton Abbey: A New Era [PG]
12/26  (No movie. Library closes at 7 PM.)

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