Traditionalists crow when they see the headlines: eBook sales plummeted by 10% in 2017! Real books are back! Is it true that ebooks are on the decline? After years of dire warnings about the death of print, is the pendulum swinging back? The story behind the headlines is more complex. Data on ebook sales tends… Continue reading Books or eBooks? Yes.
I’m no expert at gardening. I mean that honestly, I’m a bumbling novice at best. I grew up with parents who grew large vegetable gardens which were harvested in jars and freezer bags so we could eat “real vegetables” all year long. Sadly, their skills were not passed down to me. I struggle with my… Continue reading Library Garden
Like everyone who works at the library, I like to read. I’ve even been accused of reading cereal boxes if there’s nothing around (very true). I do read widely across the spectrum, but if I were forced to choose one genre above all to read it would be science fiction. Saying that conjures visions of… Continue reading Science Fiction: The Bellwether of Society
Last week, we were happy to finally launch our newly redesigned website! Here are some of our favorite parts of the makeover: Our website is now ADA compliant. The library serves everyone, so having our website be accessible by as many people as possible was one of our biggest goals. Our website is now in… Continue reading Check it Out: The New WFPL Website
We are pleased to announce that our selection for our 2018 One Book, One Watertown is Refuge by Dina Nayeri. Refuge tells the story of Niloo and her family after she flees Iran as a child with her mother and her brother, while her father remains. Niloo, now an adult living in Amsterdam, has only seen her father… Continue reading One Book, One Watertown 2018: Refuge
Update 11/21/17: This blog post was originally posted on May 15, 2017. Given that the FCC chairman has officially revealed plans to end net neutrality, and the Federal Communications Commission’s impending planned vote on December 14, we thought it was worth reposting this article to help our patrons understand why net neutrality matters to us… Continue reading Net Neutrality: What Is It and Why Should You Care?