Post-Book Blues: My Love/Hate Relationship with a Good Book

Hopefully we all know what it feels like to be completely drawn into a book. The Author has created a world of characters/atmosphere/language that absorbs every moment you spend reading. Unfortunately, that also means that we probably know what it feels like when that book is over and you are kicked out of that world… Continue reading Post-Book Blues: My Love/Hate Relationship with a Good Book

Feeling C.R.A.F.T.y?

Whether you are a confirmed crafter or simply want to try your hand at crafting, you are welcome at our monthly C.R.A.F.T. (Create Random Awesome Free Things) program. That’s right—FREE! One Sunday afternoon per month, Aimee and I offer a different craft for adults. We supply the materials and basic instructions, then participants use their… Continue reading Feeling C.R.A.F.T.y?

Children’s Books for Spooky Season

Spooky season is upon us! With that crisp, chill, overcast weather and Halloween decorations abounding, what better time to curl up with a spine-chilling read? The Children’s Department has a robust collection of Halloween-themed picture books, and of course we have creepy classics like The Wolves in the Walls, Coraline, and Scary Stories to Tell… Continue reading Children’s Books for Spooky Season

Take Note and Listen Up! Sheet Music at the Watertown Free Public Library

Are you an admirer of Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms? Do you like to jam out with friends to the latest pop hits? Would you like to get started playing piano or guitar, or serenade that special someone with your magical music skills? Well, you are in luck! The Watertown Free Public Library has a collection… Continue reading Take Note and Listen Up! Sheet Music at the Watertown Free Public Library

Tailored to Your Tastes

Did you know that WFPL librarians can provide you with personalized reading recommendations? It’s a little-known service that we’ve offered for years, and it’s as easy as filling out a form on our website. Our librarians are always happy to suggest books in person, but if you can’t get to the library­ – or if… Continue reading Tailored to Your Tastes

Latinas Writing for Young Adults—Adults Too!

Recently, while covering in the teen department, a young woman asked for books written by women from Latin America. The timing was perfect, I had been working on creating a display of Latinx authors for the adult department so I already had some titles in mind. What became apparent pretty quickly while searching the catalog… Continue reading Latinas Writing for Young Adults—Adults Too!

Even Bigger and Better Than Before

It’s almost time for the Harry Potter Escape Room! Last year we had to get our heads around what a library escape room would look like and how we could execute it. During our journey we enlisted the help of Hatch Makerspace to make our centerpiece fireplace for the Gryffindor Common Room. It was awesome.… Continue reading Even Bigger and Better Than Before