At the library – Wicked Local


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Watertown Free Public Library

Watertown Free Public Library programs are free and open to all. The library is open for browsing and checkouts, with curbside pickup available. Virtual programs are offered via Facebook Live and Zoom. For information, visit

Summer reading

Summer reading begins June 21! This year, our Children's Summer Reading Program includes outdoor events, take-home crafts, reading challenges and more. Teens will get a chance to "Read It! Write It! Make It!" with a little help from Hatch Makerspace. And, of course, booklists for adults will be available at the Reference Desk. Head to to learn more and sign up.

For adults

AUTHOR TALK: NYT Bestseller Pam Jenoff: 7 p.m. June 21, online via Crowdcast. WFPL will join several area libraries and Haley Booksellers to host Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of "The Orphan Train." We’ll hear about her latest novel, The Woman with the Blue Star, a spellbinding tale about women who choose to survive on their own terms. Register:

COMMUNITY YOGA: 9: 15 a.m. Wednesdays via Zoom. Registration is required:

Hatch Makerspace

FAUX SHIBORI DYE: 6 p.m. June 18 via Zoom. Make a blue, shibori-inspired masterpiece! Kits include dye, rubber bands, string and gloves. Register:

BEGINNER ARDUINO FOR PROGRAMMERS: 7 p.m. June 21 via Zoom. Learn how to get started using Arduino hardware and software. Explore the practical applications of Arduino and build several different projects! Kits include 1 Arduino, 1 breadboard, 1 switch, 10 resistors, 2 photo-resistors, 8 jumper wires, and LED diodes. Register:

HATCH IS OPEN FOR APPOINTMENTS:  Hatch Makerspace is open for appointments. Book time on our sewing machine, vinyl cutter, laser cutter, soldering station, or multipurpose workbench. Sign up at

For children

SUMMER READING: Starts June 21. As the school year winds down, there’s a lot to look forward to!  The Watertown Free Public Library is here to help keep your student’s reading on track. This year, we’re offering reading challenges, take-home crafts, and outdoor fun. Learn more at

For teens

SUMMER IN THE TEEN ROOM: Read it! Write it! Make it!: June 20-Aug. 21. Welcome to summer! Each week, we’ll introduce a new theme with activities you can complete at home. When you accomplish an activity, you get a free book from the book vault and a collectible pin. Register:

MAKE IT! WITH HATCH: Create a Mini Memoir: 4 p.m. June 23 via Zoom. Who are you? What are you thinking about? What is important to you? Join Hatch staff as we create a Mini Journal. We will give you the supplies you need to personalize your journal and make it reflect who you are. Register:

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