Watertown Library Has Take-and-Make Crafts, Storytime & Movies on Zoom

The Watertown Free Public Library. The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Library:

As the weather turns cold, tune in to your favorite Library programs and classes from the comfort of your living room. This month on Zoom, step up your job search, prove your Parks and Rec TV knowledge, or design a custom, laser-etched coaster. Do you you know someone who does not have computer or internet access? Send them to the Library!

Photo Exhibit at Watertown Library Extended, Captures Images of New England Coast

One of the photos that will be in Joseph Weiler’s exhibit at the Watertown Library, “Bluenose II.” The “New England Coast: Islands, Schooners & Ocean” photo exhibit at the Watertown Public Library has been extended for two weeks. The Exhibit will close on Nov. 14. The exhibit features the work of Watertown photographer Joseph Weiler and had originally be scheduled to run in the month of October.

Watertown Library Lending Out Laptops, Internet Hotspots

Laptops and internet hotspots are available to be borrowed from the Watertown Free Public Library. The following information was provided by the Watertown Library:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a home internet connection has become more important than ever. That’s why the Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL) is now providing laptops and wifi hot spots for patrons to take home for two weeks at a time. Do you know someone that does not have access to the internet, or could benefit from borrowing a computer? Send them to the Library!

October is Graphic Novel Month at the Watertown Library

The following information was provided by the Watertown Library:

This October, The Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL) is hosting Graphic Novel Month: a teen-centric celebration with virtual programs for grades 4–12. Why all the fuss? The Library believes that graphic novels and comics are not only fun; they are works of art, often great literature, and a significant part of pop culture. For the first time ever, WFPL is joining forces with The Comic Stop in Watertown to present this October’s festivities. Thanks to support from The Comic Stop, all Graphic Novel Month participants will receive free gift bags with comic books.

Watertown Library Bids Farewell to Employee After 56-Year Career

Pat Farrell is retiring from the Watertown Library after a 56-year career. The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Library:

When Pat Farrell was first hired as a library page, she made $1.15 per hour, minimum wage at the time. She was 14 years old. On Friday, Sept. 18, Pat will retire after working for 56 years at the Watertown Free Public Library.

Moving Plays to be Presented by New Rep, Library & Historical Society

The following information came from New Rep Theatre:

Watertown Historical Moving Plays: The Charles W. Lenox Experience — an immersive and educational theatrical experience. Script by Ken Green, directed by Michael Ofori. Sept. 26 to Nov. 8, 2020

Outdoors in Watertown, 60 minutes

New Rep Theatre has partnered with the Watertown Free Public Library and the Historical Society of Watertown to bring to you Watertown Historical Moving Plays, an immersive and educational theatrical experience that leads participants on a stroll through historical sites in Watertown.

Library, Historical Society Mark Women’s Suffrage Centennial with Free Virtual Events

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Library:

On August 18, 1920, the United States ratified the 19th Amendment, making women’s right to vote a part of our nation’s Constitution. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of that historic moment and the suffrage movement that made it possible, the Watertown Free Public Library and the Watertown Historical Society invite you to join in two free, virtual events. With a national election on the horizon, there is no better time to reflect on the history and future of voting rights. Here’s what the Library and the Historical Society are planning:

History At PlayTM, LLC Performance: ­­I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone

Virtual Play | Thursday, 9/17 | 7 PM

In this fiery, one-woman performance by History At PlayTM, LLC, Judith Kalaora becomes Lucy Stone: A fierce abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and the first woman

from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. Challenging discrimination is not easy, but Lucy Stone is never one to ­take the easy road.

Virtual Library: Author Talk, One-Woman History Performance and More

The following information was provided by the Watertown Library:

Although we are a long way from normal, there are still so many ways to enjoy and access the Library right now. If you prefer scouring the shelves, the Library is open for browsing and checkouts. If you’d rather use curbside service, you can now schedule your pickup time online. Of course, our eLibrary is open 24/7. And we hope to see you on Zoom!