The Watertown Public Library is open Mondays to Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library is operating under its “Grab and Go” model. Staff encourages patrons to complete their library business in a timely manner. Children who are in the library unsupervised are asked to be selecting material or working on school work. Masks are required and complimentary masks are available.
Curbside service is still available. Patrons can place holds, then call the library when they arrive to pick up the items. Staff will bring materials to the vehicle.
September is Library Card Sign Up month. Everyone who signs up for a new library card will receive a free gift. All existing library patrons who check items out this month can enter their name to win a Watertown Chamber of Commerce gift certificate.
The Garden Tales Farmer’s Market is held in the North First Street parking lot from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays. WICC coupons are accepted by some of the vendors. For more information, contact Erin M. O’Neill at 920-261-0601.
A Mayor Meet-Up will be held at 10 a.m Saturday at the library. Mayor Emily McFarland will be at the Watertown Public Library to meet with citizens and talk about topics of interest. The Mayor Meet-up is a monthly event at different locations throughout the city.
Virtual Trivia for Teens and Adults will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The friendly game of trivia is held on Zoom. Questions will be a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Everyone who participates will be entered to win a Watertown Chamber of Commerce gift card. The link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed out a few days before the event. Registration is required by the end of today.
Bad Joke Wednesday continues with a new joke posted on YouTube Channel at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. A new video will be posted each week to the YouTube Channel.
Ask the Experts: Homeschool Q&A will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday. For those homeschooling for the first time, there will be homeschool experts available for questions and answers. A virtual panel of homeschool parents from across the Lake Country area will address questions and concerns, and provide tips, tricks, and insights into educating kids at home. This event is meant for new homeschooling families, but all are welcome to attend. This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom Webinar by the Oconomowoc, Watertown, Johnson Creek and Lake Mills Libraries. Registration is required with one registration per household. Visit the library website to register.
Virtual Book Club for adults is reading “The Engineer’s Wife” by Tracy Enerson Wood. In order to participate, request to join the Virtual Book Club group on Facebook. Written discussions are held throughout the month, and meet via Zoom the last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. to discuss the book.