Be Well

With all of the press around the coronavirus, antibiotic-resistant superbugs and, of course, the debate about health care, you might be concerned about how to get healthy and stay healthy. Here is a list of some of the more recent health and wellness titles: Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens by… Continue reading Be Well

WFPL Children’s Book Awards 2020

Winter is an important season when it comes to literature for kids and teens! The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards are announced annually in the new year (they’re the children’s literature equivalent of the Oscars), including the Newbery and Caldecott awards. Here in the WFPL Children’s Department, we also announce our very own award… Continue reading WFPL Children’s Book Awards 2020

But When Can I Borrow It From the Library?

For movie lovers, there is no more magical season than this. The Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards have hosted their parties and declared their winners, and all eyes turn to the Oscars. On Sunday night, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will host the 92nd Academy Awards, and we'll all… Continue reading But When Can I Borrow It From the Library?

Zapping Information Overload

Emails, news, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, texts, and cat videos—every time you engage with something online, you’re hit with a barrage of information from various sources.  Whether the information is legitimate, an advertisement, or useless filler, the constant increase of information available can be highly distracting.  The internet is constantly increasing in size, with an estimated… Continue reading Zapping Information Overload

Cozy Cats: Feline Reads to Keep you Warm this Winter

Wistfully stuck inside longing for the dog days of summer? Why not pick up a heartwarming book related to your favorite kitten instead! These picks related to cats are all of my favorites right now for winter reading. I like to curl up, drink tea, cuddle, and read with my two cats, Orpheus and Blue.… Continue reading Cozy Cats: Feline Reads to Keep you Warm this Winter

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