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June 29, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Watertown Free Public Library
We have bags of project materials for teens (those entering grades 6-12 in the fall) throughout the summer! New bags are available for pickup at the Library beginning every Monday. Follow the link below to sign up for a bag.
June 29, 2020, 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM @ Online via Zoom
Start your week off right!
This 5-week meditation course invites participants to engage in a loving community where they’ll cultivate a sense of inner peace and
calmness. With the current pandemic leading to more isolation and stress, it is natural to feel distant from the world, and even from ourselves. Meditation enables us to safely go within to find solace - quieting the noise of the outside world, while fostering an inner dialog. Students of all levels are welcome - no previous experience is necessary.
Kate Campbell is an Integrated Somatic Healing Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer who supports others in their journey of understanding and developing self-awareness through mindful movement. Kate was born with
Cystic Fibrosis, which has served as one of her most influential teachers and mentors in shaping how she approaches her work and her life.
June 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Facebook.com/watertownfpl
Missing story time at the Library? Our Children's Department will be sharing stories and songs via Facebook Live! For families with children of all ages. Head to facebook.com/watertownfpl to tune in.
June 29, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Join us for a series of writing workshops to help you record your experiences of this time in diary or journal form. Workshops will provide a safe space for participants to start a journal, or workshop material already in progress. No writing experience necessary! If you're willing, the library will collect these accounts and maintain them as part of our Local History Collection, to document this important chapter in our shared history.
June 29, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Facebook.com/watertownfpl
Join the Children's Department for a moment! We'll show you a quick craft, an easy at-home activity, or try to inspire your day another way. These brief demonstrations are on Facebook live, so be sure to follow us!
June 29, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Online
Are you playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and want to visit a new island? The library's island is open to visitors! Come explore our island and find all kinds of fun games, freebies, gardens, shops, and FRUIT! The island will be changing everyday, so be sure to come back (we're still growing). And, who knows, you may run into some new friends?
June 29, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Let's learn how to build websites with HTML and CSS! Have you ever wondered how you can create your own online resume or create a website for your favorite project? Then it's time to get into HTML and CSS! Working with HTML and CSS, you'll learn to build a website from scratch and implement a layout with modern mechanisms such as Flexbox and Grid for mobile and desktop computers. Each session will last 90 minutes. Please have an up to date web browser and Zoom installed on your computer.
June 30, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Facebook.com/watertownfpl
June 30, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Join us each Tuesday as we watch and read along with Willa Cather's classic novel My Antonia. We will watch a documentary on Willa Cather's life and how that influenced her writing. Then we will read the book in chunks and discuss weekly. My Antonia is Always Available on Overdrive and Libby as an EBook, so everyone can read along!
READING AND WATCH SCHEDULE
Tuesday, June 30th - Watch "Willa Cather: The Road is All" American Masters Episode from PBS prior to the first meeting (90 minutes, link to be sent out upon registration)
Tuesday, July 7th - Read My Antonia, beginning through The Shimerdas, Chapter XI
Tuesday, July 14th - Read My Antonia, The Shimerdas Chapter XII to The Hired Girls Chapter VI
Tuesday, July 21st - Read My Antonia, The Hired Girls Chapter VII to Lena Lingard Chapter III
Tuesday, July 28th - Read My Antonia, Lena Lingard Chapter IV through the end of book
June 30, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Join the Hatch Coordinator, Liz, and the Hatch Assistant, Yi Bin, to ask all your maker questions. They will field anything from fine art to finding tools. If they don't know the answer, they know someone that does! This is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with the Hatch Makerspace community and tap the expertise of the hive mind to work on your projects.
June 30, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Online
June 30, 2020, 6:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Missing pub trivia nights? Come to the WFPL's! You can play alone or with household members, or groups can sign up individually and then discuss their answers in Zoom's private chat. We will be doing three rounds of ten questions. Come join the fun! (recommended for adults)
July 1, 2020, 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM @ Online via Zoom
The instructors from Groundworks Yoga are taking our weekly Community Yoga sessions online so you can continue your practice from home! Follow the link to "Join via Zoom" at 9:15 AM.
July 1, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Organize your closet with these thrifty hanger hacks. Bring your organizational projects and questions!
July 1, 2020, 3:30 PM @ Online via Zoom
Come join us to talk about some amazing ebooks and audiobooks! Sign up for hoopla, download the audiobook or ebook, and come meet with us to talk all about it. This program is recommended for those in grades 6-12. If you need more information or get stuck along the way please contact email@example.com.
July 1, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Erik Edstrom will present a book talk on his debut book Un-American: A Soldier's Reckoning of Our Longest War. A hybrid memoir and social commentary, Un-American is an unflinching narrative that addresses America's approach to the military, military spending, and patriotism. As a graduate of West Point who served in Afghanistan, Edstrom tried to justify the war while struggling with depression, facing wartime atrocity, and burying friends - eventually facing his truth that the War on Terror is not just a tragedy, but a crime. Q&A follows.
Erik Edstrom graduated from West Point in 2007. He was deployed to Afghanistan, where he served as infantry platoon leader. Erik is a graduate of U.S. Army Ranger school, was selected for the U.S. Special Forces (SFAS), was awarded the Bronze Star, and served as the Presidential Escort Platoon Leader during the Obama administration. Erik holds an MBA and Master of Science from Oxford University. He lives in Boston.
July 2, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Facebook.com/watertownfpl
July 2, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
This is a 7-week course for those who have basic computer skills but little or no experience in computer programming. You will gain insight into programming ideas and goals using the powerful Python programming language. You should plan to attend all 7 class sessions.
July 3, 2020, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM @ Online via Facebook Live
Trying to find a great book to read this summer? We will be reading the first chapter of some great books recommended for 5th to 7th graders. We hope you get hooked and want to read the rest! These books are available on hoopla and/or Overdrive. Even though WFPL is closed, your library card gives you instant access to the whole book, online.
July 3, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Learn how to make a sturdy, tightly closing box out of cardboard! Perfect for keeping a book safe on the shelf, or holding a group of loose objects like a sewing kit. In the first of two classes, we will be learning how to make two inner trays that fit a book perfectly. If you would like to follow along at home, the material list is below:
- glue brush
- craft knife
- metal ruler