Watertown Church Hosting Justice & Faith Film Series

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The following announcement was provided by the series organizers:

A free, public film series on “Justice & Faith” will be offered this fall at the Watertown Free Public Library. The series is sponsored by the Church of the Good Shepherd, Watertown’s Episcopal parish. The three films will focus on Dorothy Day, the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, and the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Each film will be followed by an interactive discussion on justice and faith in the lives of the subjects, facilitated by the Rev. Andrew Goldhor. The following films will be shown on Sundays at 2 p.m.: 

October 2: “Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story” traces Day’s journey from a young journalist, to a Catholic convert, to the co-founder of The Catholic Worker newspaper and the first “houses of hospitality,” which sheltered New York City’s homeless during the Great Depression.

Photographer’s Images from Afghanistan in 1976 to be Displayed at Watertown Library

“Father & Daughter, Afghanistan, 1976.” by Joseph Flack Weiler, is one of the images that will be on display at the Watertown Library. “Faces of Afghanistan, 1976,” which showcases the photography of Watertown resident Joseph Flack Weiler, will be on show at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., from Oct. 2 to 30, 2022. Weiler sent out the following information about the exhibit:

I used 35mm Nikon-F cameras with Kodak Tri-X film.

“Meet” John Adams at Event Hosted by the Historical Society

George Adams will recreate President John Adams during an event hosted by the Historical Society of Watertown. The following announcement was provided by the Historical Society of Watertown:

The Historical Society of Watertown and The Watertown Free Public Library present “Meet John Adams — A Lively and Revolutionary Conversation with the Second President” on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 at 2 p.m.

The event will be at the Watertown Free Public Library’s Watertown Savings Bank Room, 123 Main St., Watertown. Join the Historical Society of Watertown & the Watertown Free Public Library for a live presentation by George Baker portraying John Adams, dressed as the Second President of the United States 1797-1801. John Adams talks about his life and times in a humorous and inspiring performance and discusses many incidents in his life.

Library in Sept.: Hispanic Heritage Month, Music for Kids, Local History Volunteers Wanted

Watertown LibraryThe Watertown Free Public Library. See what’s going on in at the Watertown Free Public Library in September. The Library provided the following information:

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with WFPL! On Tuesday evening, 9/13, you’re invited to a virtual Latinx Heritage Author Panel with Isabel Cañas, Romina Garber, Priscilla Oliveras, and Caridad Piñeiro. Our bestselling panelists will discuss how their diverse Latinx backgrounds have influenced their writing, characters, publishing journey, and fan base.

Bookmobile Ready to Make Its Debut, Bring Watertown Library to the Public

Watertown LibraryCommunity Outreach Librarian Marissa Monteiro hands out a book from Watertown Libary’s new bookmobile. A new, mobile branch of the library will officially hit the streets of Watertown on Aug. 13, but the bookmobile has already proven to be a hit during test runs. Community Outreach Librarian Marissa Monteiro has been working out the kinks, and making test runs in the brightly colored Mercedes Sprinter van — the Watertown Free Public Library’s new bookmobile. The official debut of the bookmobile, which has been named the “Speed Reader,” will be at the Watertown Arts Market on Saturday, Aug.