Library Collecting Stories & Images of Watertown Since 1950, Hosting Author Talk & Concert & More in December

Watertown LibraryThe Watertown Library is collecting images and stories about the city’s recent history. WFPL is embarking on a mission to collect stories and images from Watertown’s recent history, from 1950 to the present day, and we need your help! Want to volunteer for the Library and help preserve the story of Watertown’s diverse community? Join our corps of Digitization Day volunteers in 2022. Sign up now on our volunteer page. Coming up this month, learn about the language of cults with Amanda Montell, join the Zinesters’ Club (open to teens and adults), or attend a Coffeehouse Concert at WFPL with free refreshments from O’Some Café! 

For Children

Baby Story TimeMondays and Wednesdays | 11 AM | In the Library | A Librarian will read stories and lead activities. For babies who are not walking. Registration required.

Comedy, Watertown Children’s Theatre & at CHearFUL at the Mosesian Center in December

Comedian Ophira Eisenberg performs at the Mosesian Center for the Arts on Dec. 11. The following announcement was provided by Mosesian Center for the Arts:

The recently-reopened Mosesian Center for the Arts continues to bring the best in performing, visual, and literary arts to the Arsenal on the Charles campus. On Saturday, December 11, at 7:00 p.m., The Ivy League of Comedy presents Ophira Eisenberg. Eisenberg is a standup comic and was most recently host of NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy and trivia show Ask Me Another where she interviewed and played silly games with guests such as Sir Patrick Stewart, Taye Diggs, Awkwafina, George Takei, Julia Stiles, Uzo Aduba, Michael C. Hall, and more.

COMICS: See This Week’s Small Saves & Here’s Trouble Cartoons

James DeMarco grew up in Watertown and became a goaltender at age 5. It’s his life’s passion to stand between the pipes and keep the puck out of the net. Combining this with the love of cartooning Small Saves emerged in 1991 and took on a life of his own. “To play goal–then come home and draw Small Saves — is my ideal definition of a good day.”

DeMarco recently added “Here’s Trouble” to his cartooning lineup, inspired by drawings he did in the 1980s when he was in high school.

A Variety of Winter Fun This Month at Arsenal Yards — Photos with Santa, Meet Frozen Characters, Crafts & More

Arsenal YardsArsenal Yards will host Winter Wond-AY-Land in December. The following announcement was provided by Arsenal Yards:

Watertown’s Arsenal Yards invites guests, residents and visitors to experience a Winter Wond-AY-Land all month long, with festive decorations, special events and yuletide photo ops! Holiday merriment abounds at Arsenal Yards this holiday season, along with plentiful opportunities to give back to the local Watertown community. Visitors can head to Bond Square, the newly unveiled community courtyard space at Arsenal Yards, to immerse themselves in a forest of dozens of evergreen “Giving Trees”. The trees make the perfect backdrop for family photos, and will be donated to families in the Watertown community later in December through the Watertown Boys and Girls Club and other local community organizations.

Watertown Studio Holding Holiday Pottery Sale

Indigo Fire will host a Holiday Pottery Sale at its studio in Watertown. The sale will be Dec. 10 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Dec. 11 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Indigo Fire recently expanded to the location at 79R Grove St. this past summer, and would love to open up our doors for Watertown residents to take a peek at this new space, to celebrate our studio artists, and maybe to find a gift or two for a loved one!

Mosesian Center Hosting Holiday Classic — Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

Dick Terhune stars in “A Christmas Carol” at the Mosesian Center for the Arts. The following information was provided by Mosesian Center for the Arts:

The first theatrical production of A Christmas Carol took place in London just six weeks after the story’s publication in 1843. In 1853, Dickens began to perform the story himself, playing each character without individual props or costumes for each role. In a performance at Mosesian Arts this week, actor Dick Terhune returns to the origins of this holiday tale with a solo turn inspired by Charles Dickens himself. Terhune’s solo performance has been called “mesmerizing … breathtaking … brilliant … unforgettable … a wonder to behold.