Books That Stick

Every so often I read a book that resonates with me for reasons I can’t put my finger on. Maybe it was the writing, maybe the story or maybe the setting. After reading these books it is often difficult to dive into another one right away. A couple months ago I read such a book… Continue reading Books That Stick

2019 by the Numbers

Another year has gone by and I’m sure you did a lot of things in 2019. Apparently, one thing you, our Watertown patrons, did a lot was read. You read our Community Read pick, you read memoirs of famous people and not-so famous people, you improved your English skills, and you settled in for some… Continue reading 2019 by the Numbers

What will you cook in 2020?

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to do more cooking at home? Whether you are vegetarian, flexitarian or eat anything, following are some of the most anticipated cookbooks coming out this year to help you keep your resolution. Milk Street Fast and Slow: Instant Pot Cooking at the Speed You Need by Christopher Kimball… Continue reading What will you cook in 2020?

Best Children’s Books of 2019

One of my favorite things about a year wrapping up is browsing through the myriad of Best Books lists for children! It’s always fascinating to see which titles make more than one list, which titles I haven’t seen yet, and to gain inspiration for our library’s collection, gifts for friends and family, and, of course,… Continue reading Best Children’s Books of 2019

One Book, One Watertown 2020: The Secrets We Kept

We are pleased to announce Lara Prescott’s debut novel, The Secrets They Kept as our selection for One Book, One Watertown 2020. “A gorgeous and romantic feast of a novel anchored by a cast of indelible secretaries.” - The New York Times “Enthralling… This is the rare page-turner with prose that’s as wily as its… Continue reading One Book, One Watertown 2020: The Secrets We Kept

A Look Back at the Library’s Big Birthday Bash

String lights hanging in the lobby of the Watertown Free Public Library

As the Watertown Free Public Library’s 150th Anniversary year comes to a close, I find myself reminiscing back to our big birthday bash (er…Gala) on April 6, 2019 …what an incredible night! Planning for the Gala took many months of preparation coordinated by Katie, WFPL’s Circulation Department Supervisor. With a team effort from our staff,… Continue reading A Look Back at the Library’s Big Birthday Bash

Read Between the Wines: Book Recommendations to Spread Liquid Joy this Holiday Season

As a librarian who used to bar tend in Boston’s fine dining bar scene, I always am on the hunt for the next interesting read on all things wine. Here are a few of my favorite wine related reads on all matters red, white, and bubbly – and everything in between! Make sure to join… Continue reading Read Between the Wines: Book Recommendations to Spread Liquid Joy this Holiday Season