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June, 2017 

Summer is just around the corner, which means it is time for the Library's annual Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Library! Check out our programming guides and don't forget to register starting Tuesday, May 30!
2017 Summer Reading Program
"Build a Better World" Reading Program

"Build a Better World" is the theme for the 2017 Summer Reading Program. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Watertown Public Library, encourages recreational reading and library use by Watertown area children during the summer. The Library offers two kids program levels: a Read-to-Me section for non-readers and those beginning to read and an Independent Reading Program for those able to read on their own through grade 5.

Sign-up begins Tuesday, May 30 online and in the Library!

How does it work?

Read-to-Me Readers track books read.
Independent Readers track minutes read.

Receive Reading Raffle tickets for every 5 books read (Read-to-Me) or 60 minutes (Independent) spent reading.

Children may select which raffle prize to use their raffle tickets toward. Prize drawings will be held on Fridays throughout the summer.
Winners will be notified by telephone.

Receive Superdraw Raffle tickets to be drawn at the Summer Reading Wrap Up Party on Saturday, August 5 for every 30 books read (Read-to-Me) or every 5 hours (Independent) spent reading.
Participants need not be present to win.

For full summer schedule please visit us to pick up a brochure, give us a call, or go online!
Teen Summer Reading Program
Build a Better World...

Teen Sign-up for the Build a Better World Summer Reading Program online or in person starting on Tuesday, May 30!

Receive a record to keep track of reading throughout the summer until Friday, August 4.

Receive a prize for every 200 pages read up to 1000 pages and a Superdraw Raffle ticket for every 400 pages read.

Teens may select which raffle prize to use their tickets toward. Prize drawings will be held on Fridays throughout the summer. Winners will be notified by phone.

Receive Superdraw Raffle tickets to be drawn at the Summer Reading Wrap Up Party* on Saturday, August 5 for every programming event attended. * Participants need not be present to win.
Adult Summer Reading Program

Adults are not left out during the Summer Reading Program! 
Pick up a reading log starting May 30th and start reading!  For every five hours read, you will receive a ticket for a chance to win one of four Grand Prize Baskets.   Attend Adult programs and events listed in your reading log for bonus tickets.
Complete summer puzzles to be entered into mini prize drawings throughout the summer. 
Brewed Beverages Series
Brewed Beverages at the Library
Whether it is coffee, tea or beer, many people enjoy a brewed beverage.  Visit the library this summer to learn about the brewing process of these beverages and try some samples!
Coffee Brewing with Berres Brothers
Sunday, June 18, 1:00pm 
Wisconsin Beer History with Robin Shepard*
Tuesday, July 11, 6:00pm 
Ages 21 and up. Registration Required. 
Beer & Brewing with Tyranena Brewing Company*
Monday, July 17, 6:00pm
Ages 21 and up, registration required.
Tea Time: A Grownup Tea Party 
Tuesday, July 25, 6:00pm

Tea Tasting 
with Tribeca
Tuesday, August 1, 6:00pm 
*These programs will be serving samples of alcohol.  Participants must be 21 or over and bring a current photo ID with birth date  to enter the program.
 Registration is strongly recommended for these FREE programs 
to guarantee enough seating and beverage samples.
Lunchtime How-To Series
Learn During Your Lunch Break!
Bring your lunch and join library staff members for a 
45-minute technology how-to!   
Smartphone Tips & Tricks
Wednesday, June 21, 12:15pm
Wednesday, June 28, 12:15pm
Canva Design Software
Wednesday, July 12, 12:15pm
Streaming Media
Wednesday, July 19, 12:15pm
Google Suite
Wednesday, July 26, 12:15pm
Registration is encouraged, but not required, for these programs.
Coffee, tea and water will be provided.
Kids and Families
"Build a Better World" Special Programming

Beat the heat and join us for a weekly family friendly (PG) film every Friday afternoon at 1:30!
No registration required. Snacks and a drink will be provided.

June 16 - Minions
June 23 - Moana
June 30 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
July 7 - Zootopia
July 14 - LEGO Batman Movie
July 21 - Sing
July 28 - Beauty and the Beast

SUMMER PERFORMERS - at Senior Center 

Tuesday, June 20 at 4:00pm at the Senior Center (Terrace Room)

Join us for 45 minutes of mind-blowing magic and comedy! Fun for the whole family! You may be picked to float in mid-air!
No registration required. For all ages.

Tuesday, July 11 at 4:00pm at the Senior Center (Conley Hall)

Future Tense: Two travelers from the future need you to help them build the better future that they are from so they can return the future. Confused? You will be after you've seen this hilarious, highly interactive show by Kidsplay!
No registration necessary. For all ages.


HARRY POTTER - Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter!

Mystery Lunch in the Great Hall
Monday, June 26 at 12:30-2:00pm & Monday, July 17 at 12:30-2:00pm

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with a dining experience in Hogwart's Great Hall! Taste wizarding delicacies with your fellow witches and wizards! Costumes encouraged! Please sign-up for one Mystery Lunch so as many kids as possible can have fun! Registration required. Ages 7+

Harry Potter Craft Afternoon
Thursday, June 29 at 2:00-3:30pm

Celebrate all things Harry Potter with fun wizarding world themed crafts and activities at the Library! Costumes encouraged!
No registration necessary. For all ages.
Early Literacy Storytimes

Calling all children ages 3-5  to join us for a storytime exp erience filled with fun storie s, songs, and crafts.
No registration required.
Tuesday mornings, 10:00-10:30.

Weekly June 13-August 1!


Babies (0-17 mo.) and  caregivers will enjoy short  stories and songs, Freeplay  to follow.
No registration required.
Thursday mornings,  9:15-9:45.

Weekly  June 15-August 3!


A storytime geared just for  toddlers (18-35 mo.)! Little  minds will learn, play, and  explore with stories and  songs. Freeplay to follow.
No registration required.
Thursday mornings, 10:00-10: 30.

Weekly  June 15-August 3!


Get ready to dance with  summer sessions of Read,  Rhythm, Rhyme storytimes with  Beth Mueller, educator and  dance instructor!

Parents are encouraged to  join in, giving them an  opportunity to interact with  their children in  constructive ways. Ages 3-5.
No registration necessary.
Friday mornings,  10:00-10:45.

Weekly June 23-July 28!

Teen Events

Teen Gardening Club
Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in gardening? Do you like to try new foods? Come to our Teen Gardening Club. This club will meet four times this summer. 

  • June 15, 2:00-3:00 p.m. - At the first meeting, we will plant a garden for the Watertown Public Library and then make and try Yellow Caprese Bites.       Registration is required. 
  • June 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m. - At the second meeting, we will help take care of the Watertown Public Library's garden and then make and try a Fruity Ice Cream Sandwich Bar.    Registration is required. 
  • July 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m.- At the third meeting, we will help take care of the Watertown Public Library's garden and then make and try Watermelon Salad.   Registration is required. 
  • July 27, 2:00-3:00 pm. - At the final meeting, we will help take care of the Watertown Public Library's garden and then make and try Garden Pizza.   Registration is required. 

Teen Events for the Summer Reading Program
  • Teen Craft : Perler Art - June 14, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Teen Book Chat and Ice Cream - June 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Registration is required.
  • Battle of the Books - Planning Meetings  June 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. or June 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Bring your library card.
  • Harry Potter Craft Afternoon - June 29, 2:00-3:30 p.m. 
  • Mini-Golf at the Library - June 30, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Registration is required.
  • Movie at Towne Cinema: Spider-man:Homecoming - July 10 at 11:00 a.m. Registration is required. Bring your library card.
  • Program:Computer Insides Tour - June 15, 10:00-11:30 a.m.  Registration is required.
  • Teen Challenge:Cupcake Wars  - July 19, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Registration is required
  • Teen Activity: Battle of the Books - Final Competition -July 27 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • After Hours Teen Craft Night - July 28 6:30-8:00 p.m. Registration is required.
  • Summer Wrap Up Party - August 5, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

More Events and Classes
Library Online Event Calendar 
There is a lot happening at the library this month!
For a complete look at activities and classes visit the online Calendar of Events or Facebook page
Friends of the Library
Friends of the WPL

Special thanks to the Friends of the Watertown Public Library for sponsoring the Summer Reading Program!

Did you know that you can support the Watertown Public Library by joining the Friends of the Library for as little as $10/year?

Learn more about the Friends by visiting their website or Facebook page!

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Adult Book Club
110th Anniversary Book Club

June is the 110th Anniversay of the Carnegie bulding!  To celebrate we will be holding a special book club featuring the Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie.  Copies of the book are available at the 2nd Floor Reference Desk.

Registration is encouraged.  Visit the online calendar to register.

Discussion Time: 
Mon., June 12th, 6:00pm

Bookies Book Club

Every month, join the Bookies Book Club for light snacks and a great book discussion.
Throughout the year we will read fiction, mysteries, nonfiction and more!

Registration is encouraged.  Visit the online calendar to register.

The June 2017 
selection is
Old World Murder,
a mystery novel by Kathleen Ernst
Discussion Time: 
Wed., July 12, 6:00pm

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