Works of Watertown Quilters on Display at Library, Hear from Speakers on Nov. 16

Quilters’ Connection presents “Connected Threads” at the Watertown Library, featuring traditional quilting to modern mayhem. Join three members of Quilters’ Connection as they share the diversity of modern quiltingand invite you to become part of the fun. The speakers will be RoseMary Bilezikian GabonlyianKoch on traditional quilting, Susan V. Polansky on pictorial collage quilts, and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer on playful surface design. Watertown Free Public LibraryWatertown Savings Bank Meeting Room123 Main Street, WatertownTuesday November 16, 20217:00 pm – 8:45 pm

The lecture is free but registration is required. Visit this website for more information:https://reservations.watertownlib.org/connected-threads-traditional-quilting-modern-mayhemFunded by a grant from the Watertown Community Foundation to Quilters’ Connection(www.quiltersconnection.org) and in collaboration with the Watertown Free Library.

Watertown Library Hosting Brighter Futures Career Job Fair

The following information was provided by the Watertown Library:

If you would like to get into the job market quickly, you may want to consider a technical or specialty program. These training programs vary widely in majors, length of programs, cost, and other characteristics, but they have one thing in common: an emphasis on hands-on training for a specific career. On Sunday, Nov. 14, the Watertown Free Public Library is hosting the Brighter Futures Career Fair — an opportunity for teens and adults to learn about technical and vocational opportunities in a wide array disciplines, all in one place. This is event is perfect for anyone interested in a specialty profession such as nursing, culinary arts, cosmetics, engineering, accounting, or auto mechanics.

Candidate Q&As: Library Trustees

Watertown Free Public LibraryThe Watertown Free Public Library. Watertown voters will be selecting the Trustees for the Watertown Free Public Library on Nov. 2. There are three spots available in the 2021 election. The Board of Library Trustees oversees the budget for the Watertown Library and works with the Library staff on how to spend the budget, as well as working on special projects and initiatives at the library.

October at the Library: Chinese Acrobats, Music, Car Maintenance and More

See Chinese acrobatics at the Watertown Library in October. The following information was provided by the Watertown Free Public Library:

Welcome to fall! We have a full calendar of children’s programs coming up including Chinese Acrobatics, Music with Matt Heaton, and Baby Story Time. Front Lawn Story Time will continue outside on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 AM. 

Also this month, Chaya Milchtein of Mechanic Shop Femme is back by popular demand to offer A Deeper Dive Into Car Ownership. Teens will get a chance to learn Special Effects Makeup and Gore just in time for Halloween. For Children

Music with Matt HeatonSaturday, 10/16 | 10 AM | In the Library | Matt Heaton plays kid-friendly, original folk and surf-inspired songs with a few re-worked hits. Come early and sing along! Registration required.   

WFPL Presents Chinese AcrobaticsSaturday, 10/30 | 11 AM | In the Library | Li Liu performs hand balancing, plate spinning, foot juggling, and more!

Watertown Free Public Library Embraces the Power of Zines

Watertown LibraryThe Watertown Library will host Zine Fest on Oct. 2 — a day-long celebration of zine culture and DIY publishing. The following piece was provided by the Watertown Free Public Library:

On Saturday, October 2, The Watertown Free Public Library will host WFPL Zine Fest — a day-long celebration of zine culture and DIY publishing. Whether you are a die-hard zinester, or just want to learn what zines are and why they matter, the Library invites you to browse the marketplace, attend talks, and check out the brand-new circulating zine collection. If you’re asking “what’s a zine?” that’s ok.

Classes at Hatch Include Intro to Sewing, Beginner Programming and Find Out About Laser Cutting

Watertown’s Hatch Makerspace has a variety of workshops in September. See more information in the information provided by the Watertown Library below:

September Hours:Tuesday – Friday from 1-9 pmSaturday-Sunday 1-7 pm

Masks are required. Hatch will continue to follow all library closures. Curbside pickup is still available for 3D prints. Intro to the Sewing Machine with CherylMonday, September 13, 6 pmLearn how to use a sewing machine.

Watertown Library Will Start Requiring Masks for In-Person Visits

Watertown LibraryThe Watertown Free Public Library. The Watertown Library sent out the following information:

Beginning Monday, August 9, face masks will be required for all people ages two and older inside the Library. Current Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9 AM – 9 PMFriday: 9 AM – 7 PMSaturday: 9 AM – 5 PMSunday: 1 PM – 5 PM

You are required to:

Wear a mask while using the children’s room, regardless of vaccination status. Follow CDC and Massachusetts mask and social distancing guidance for unvaccinated people.Beginning Monday, 8/9/21, masks will be required for all people ages two and older in the Library. 

Available Services

Library services have resumed. Library programming will be offered via Zoom and in-person outdoors through the summer. Meeting and study rooms are available for public use.

August at the Library: Patio Concert, Summer Reading, Community Yoga

Watertown Free Public LibraryThe Watertown Free Public Library. The Watertown Library has a wide variety of events going on this month, here is a selection provided by the library. Look at the calendar links for a full listing. LIBRARY REMINDERS

COVID-19 Reopening | WFPL has resumed full hours of operation, with some COVID precautions still in place. Face masks are required for all people 2 years and older in the Children’s Room. Learn more: watertownlib.org/reopening

Public computers are available for walk-ins and by appointment.