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September 13, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Join our Watertown Community for a conversation with local medical experts and community members to hear powerful stories of hope and recovery. Brought to you by the Town of Watertown, W.A.T.E.R.town Task Force for Substance Use Disorders, and the Watertown Free Public Library with support from the Watertown Community Foundation, Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
September 14, 2020, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM @ 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.
September 14, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Design your own contactless door opener aka "germkey"! This workshop will take you through the basics of creating a file for the Hatch laser cutter using Inkscape. We'll talk through basic design tools and how to customize your door opener. Once complete, each design will be cut out of 1/8" plywood and be available for pickup at Hatch.
September 15, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Facebook.com/watertownfpl
September 15, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Join us each Tuesday as we watch and read along with Mark Twain's classic novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. We will read the book in chunks and discuss weekly. After reading the book, we will watch the 1989 movie streaming on Hoopla. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is Always Available on Overdrive and Libby as an eBook, so everyone can read along!
Every Tuesday, Starting 8/18 through 9/22
READING AND WATCH SCHEDULE
Week of 8/18: Beginning through Chapter 7, Merlin's Tower
Week of 8/25: Chapter 8, The Boss through Chapter 17, A Royal Banquet
Week of 9/1: Chapter 18, In The Queen's Dungeons through Chapter 26, The First Newspaper
Week of 9/8: Chapter 27,The Yankee and the King Travel Incognito through Chapter 34, The Yankee and the King sold as Slaves
Week of 9/15: Chapter 35, A Heartrending Incident through the end of the book
Week of 9/22: A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court movie, streaming through Hoopla
September 16, 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.
September 16, 2020, 12:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
This week is a TWO recipe bake: we're making ice cream sandwiches! First we'll make a no-churn vanilla ice cream. Then, we'll make chocolate sugar cookies. Later, when your ice cream has frozen, you will assemble your sandwiches! Click on the cookie recipe title at the bottom of this event page to download the PDF. Follow this link to access the recipe for the ice cream: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2018/07/no-churn-vanilla-ice-cream.html
September 17, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Facebook.com/watertownfpl
September 17, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Thursdays 9/10-10/22 | 6-8 PM
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.
September 17, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Online via Zoom
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, with this presentation of I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone. History At PlayTM, LLC Founder and Artistic Director Judith Kalaora is Lucy Stone: The first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree, a fierce abolitionist, and women’s rights activist. Challenging discrimination is not easy, but Lucy Stone is never one to take the easy road. Even Susan B. Anthony credited Lucy Stone for her involvement in the tumultuous women’s rights movement. The fight for suffrage is ferocious, so come along for the ride!
History At PlayTM,LLC (HAP, LLC) has garnered nationwide applause for their one-woman living history performances, chronicling the lives of legendary women who changed society.
The event is being held in partnership with the Historical Society of Watertown, and is made possible thanks to a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.