Resilience and Celebration

I started working in public libraries twenty years ago as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, Vermont. Among other things, my responsibilities included writing grants for children’s programs, setting up small lending libraries in affordable housing communities, and riding my bike around town to run story times. I stayed at… Continue reading Resilience and Celebration

Getting a Technological Edge

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, I’m sure you know that the library offers so much more than books (not that the books are anything to sneeze at, you understand). For many years, we have tried to open access to the online world by teaching basic classes in computer use, social media, email,… Continue reading Getting a Technological Edge

One Book, One Watertown 2019: The Library Book

The Watertown Free Public Library is thrilled to announce that The Library Book will be our One Book, One Watertown community read for 2019. Part true crime, part love letter to libraries (and the people who inhabit them), all expertly woven together into a captivating read by renowned author and journalist Susan Orlean. The Library… Continue reading One Book, One Watertown 2019: The Library Book

Bullet Journaling Basics: Interview with Brandie Burrows

On Wednesday, July 25, the library is hosting a workshop called Bullet Journaling Basics. Bullet journaling is a system of organization that combines list-making, scheduling, and task management with inspiration and mindfulness. Created in 2013 by designer Ryder Carroll, the concept has since taken off, spawning multiple social media hashtags (#BulletJournal is just the beginning!),… Continue reading Bullet Journaling Basics: Interview with Brandie Burrows

Register to Vote at the Library

Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world. - Sharon Salzberg There is no shortage on strong opinions around politics, politicians and governing parties these days. What I find interesting is that more people don’t practice their right to vote. According to the Census Bureau in the… Continue reading Register to Vote at the Library