Fall has arrived and Watertown's Pumpkin Palooza is around the corner and there are great activities, classes and events happening at the Library! Checkout the Library's Online Calendar for a full list of events happening this October.
Garden Tales Farmer's Market
Garden Tales Farmers Market
There's still time to visit the Garden Tales Farmer's Market this fall! The Farmer's Market is held every Thursday, from 3:00-6:00pm in the library parking lot through the end of October.
Come for fresh produce, baked goods, handmade crafts and more!
Here are more of Erin's recipes!
Around the Farm Table
Friday, October 26, 6:00pm
Join Inga Witscher for a cooking demonstration and presentation on her experience farming and filming
Around the Farm Table
for PBS. No registration is required. This program is brought to you by the Friends of the Watertown Public Library.
Coffee with a Cop
Wednesday, October 3, 6:00pm
Come have coffee with a cop! Friends of all ages are invited to come have an informal conversation with an officer from the Watertown Police Department. Learn a bit more about how the department runs, discuss any concerns and even learn what it takes to become a police officer. The library will provide light refreshments.
Author Visit: David Morstad
Tuesday, October 16, 6:00pm
Join us for an evening of learning and fellowship at the library. Local author, David Morstad, will talk about his book,
Whole Community: Introducing Communities of Faith to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Tribeca will provide light refreshments. Copies of David's book are available to purchase in advance at Tribeca or at the event.
Recipe Swap Week
October 7 - October 13
October is National Cookbook Month! Help us celebrate by participating in Recipe Swap Week! Bring a copy of your favorite recipe to the table on the second floor, leave it for another area cook to have and choose a different one to take home with you. You may take as many recipes as you leave. This is a great opportunity to check out a cookbook from our extensive collection as well!
Mondays, 12:00-1:00 pm and Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm
Is a specific technology question stumping you? We can help! Sign up for a 15-minute appointment with a librarian. Registration is required. Call 920-545-2331 to register.
Movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor
October 19 @ 2:00 pm
for a showing of the documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor." This documentary paints a portrait of the life
and work of children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of "Mister Roger's Neighborhood." Free popcorn will be provided. Movie running time is 94 minutes and is rated PG-13.
October 24 @ 11:00 am OR October 25 @ 6:00 pm
Please join us in creating beautiful string art. Attendees will have the opportunity to make their own design using canvas, p
ins and embroidery thread.
The same program is being held Wednesday and Thursday. Please only register for one of the dates.
Climbing Your Family Tree
October 28 @ 1:00 pm
Come explore and venture into your ancestor's lives! Climbing Your Family Tree is a genealogy program to assist those looking for their family roots. Registration is required.
October 23 @ 6:00 pm
Calling aspiring writers of all ages! Would you like helpful writing tips, practice writing from prompts and have a chance to share your results?
Each month learn about a different aspect of the writing process and get a chance to share your results?Join local author Frances Milburn at the library for a Creative Writing Workshop series!
Job Search Assistance
Tuesdays, October 2, 16 and 30 from 9:00am-3:00pm
Watertown Public Library is pleased to welcome Wisconsin Job Service.
A representative will be available in the library to help job seekers with everything from resume writing to the online application process. Job seekers can also take full advantage of free wi-fi, public computers and other materials/resources in the library to help land that dream job.
Please call the Reference Desk at 920-262-4090 ext. 2331 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome but registration is preferred.
Saturday, October 27th from 11:30am-12:30pm
Visit the library for a fun, "spooktacular" time at the BOO Bash! We will have a creepy crafts station, spooky snacks, and terrifying tunes to dance the afternoon away! Costumes are encouraged and there is plenty of time to trick-or-treat downtown afterwards. No registration is necessary. Appropriate for all ages.
Thursdays at 9:15am beginning September 13
Baby Bounce brings caregivers and babies together for 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, books and free-play time. The program's primary focus is the healthy development of infants aged 0-2 years with an emphasis on language enrichment and pre-literacy skills. Siblings are always welcome! Recommended ages 0-2 years.
Little University Storytimes:
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am beginning September 11
Little University Storytimes are for children ages 2-5 years old. This program's focus is to incorporate stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, music and movement to promote early literacy skills, fine and gross motor skills, and foster a love of reading at an early age. There will be two Little University Storytimes per week, join us for whichever works best for your and your busy schedule! Ages 2-5 years.
1-2-3 Sing With Me:
Fridays at 10am on October 12, November 9 and December 7
1-2-3 Sing With Me is a musical storytime for young children to explore the world through books and song! All ages welcome. No registration required.
Read, Rhyme, Rhythm:
Fridays at 10am on October 5, November 2 & 30
Get ready to dance with fall sessions of Read, Rhyme, Rhythm with Beth Mueller, educator and dance instructor. All activities promote the five early literacy skills of talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. No registration necessary. Ages 3-5 years.
School Age Programs
Mondays at 3:30pm on October 22, November 19, and December 17
S.T.E.A.M. Team is an exciting new program for elementary age kids to come experience the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Each month will feature a new challenge or activity focused on these five areas. Snack will be provided and no registration is necessary. Ages 5 and up.
American Girl Book Club:
Tuesdays at 3:30pm on October 2, November 6 and December 4
Join us for American Girl Book Club at the Library! We will be discussing a different American Girl Book each month, along with a fun activity and a snack. Books are available for check out at the Children's Room Desk. No registration necessary. Ages 6 and up.
Survivor Series Book Club:
Tuesdays at 3:30pm on October 9, November 13, and December 11
Join us for a BRAND NEW book club at the Library! We will be reading and discussing a different Survivor Series book each month, along with a fun activity and a snack. Books are available for check out at the Children's Room Desk. No registration necessary. Ages 6 and up.
Tuesdays at 3:30pm on October 16, November 20, and December 18
Each month Club LEGO offers a new building challenge for participants to complete. LEGO creations are displayed in the Children's Room until our next Club LEGO! No registration is required. Ages 5 and up.
Reading with Rover:
Thursdays at 6:30pm on October 18, and November 15
Children can improve their reading skills and make a new furry, four-legged friend by reading aloud to a licensed therapy dog! No registration needed, just drop in for some one-on-one time with a canine friend! Appropriate for all ages.
Frankenstein's Monster Paper Craft
October 1 - 14
In honor of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, come to the Teen area and make your own monster! Make your monster at the library or take it to make it at home.
What Do You Think?
October 1 - November 4
Come to the Teen area and answer or "Butcher Paper Questions". Share your thoughts, opinions, and ideas with others.
The month of October's question: What is your favorite scary story or movie?
Teen Read Week - Golden Ticket
October 8 - 14
Have you found a GOLDEN TICKET? Teens checking out YA Books at the Children's Desk just might! Check out a book during Teen Read Week and see if you have won a Golden Ticket! A Golden Ticket = a surprise! One ticket per teen during October 8-14.
A Different Country
Monday, October 8 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Join us as we open our very own Yum-Yum box and try snacks from a different country. Which country? It's a surprise until we open the box! Registration is required for this event.
Fantastic Beasts Art Contest
October 15 - November 4
In honor of the new movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the Watertown Public Library is giving teens a chance to compete in an art contest. Visit the Children's Desk for more details. All art projects need to be turned in to the Children's Desk by November 4 at 4:00 p.m. Voting will take place November 5 - 18!
Fall Bookmark Coloring
October 22 - 31
Come to the Teen area and color a Fall Bookmark during Fall Bookmark Coloring. Ask for coloring materials at the Children's Desk or take the bookmark home to color later.
Pumpkin Palooza - Teen Pumpkin Carving
Friday, October 26 at 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Teens are invited to carve pumpkins to display on the library's stairs as part of Pumpkin Palooza!
The Library provides the pumpkins, you supply the creativity!
Registration is required.
Grades 6-12 please.
Library Online Event Calendar
There is a lot happening at the library this month!
Friends of the WPL
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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!
The October 2018
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, a novel by Gail Honeyman.
Wed., Oct. 17, 6:00pm