The Arsenal Project
The Arsenal Project


Watertown Free Public Library Launches  Watertown's Makerspace  Hosted at the Arsenal Project

This month at HATCH

Attention all makers, tinkerers, hobbyists, hackers, crafters, DIYers, creators, and experimenters: the Watertown Free Public Library has opened Watertown's first makerspace. Makerspaces are places to use shared equipment, tools, and resources; attend classes and lectures; and collaborate with like-minded people to create.
Expect to see a variety of equipment and tools at HATCH as the space develops, but the space now has:

  • A 3D printer
  • A screen printing press
  • A variety of electronics to experiment with
  • Various crafting supplies 

In addition to providing tools, there are classes, lectures, and mentoring for new makers.

All HATCH events and use of space are free, although there may be charges for materials. HATCH is open to the public with some age restrictions depending on the content and skill level of events.

HATCH is an initiative of the Watertown Free Public Library with support from the Arsenal Project, the Watertown Community Foundation, and the Watertown Free Public Library Building Committee.

For more information go to and stay tuned for open houses, programming, lectures, and events. Anyone interested in participating in HATCH should email Janet Buck at

485 Arsenal Street • Watertown, MA 02472-5024 • Office 617.923.9944 • Security 617.293.8351