Holiday Entertainment

Every year, starting somewhere around Thanksgiving, we notice that many of our holiday-themed movies and music have already been checked out. If the material you are looking for is not in the library, never fear—our digital collections have you covered! If you log into Hoopla, and search “Christmas”, there are over 7,000 results, including movies,… Continue reading Holiday Entertainment

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A Brief History of Voting Rights

Do you know what percentage of Americans were eligible to vote for our first president? What year women were granted suffrage? When Asian immigrants were offered a path to citizenship and voting rights? Click here to explore our interactive timeline of American voting rights and restrictions, from colonial times to the present day. And don't… Continue reading A Brief History of Voting Rights

More Digital Magazines for Your Reading Pleasure

We are pleased to announce that the Watertown Free Public Library now offers digital magazines from two sources, RBdigital and OverDrive/Libby. Checkouts are unlimited (they do not count toward your monthly limit). The selection is better than ever, so pick the platform you prefer, or use both! RBDigital: The free RBDigital app is available for… Continue reading More Digital Magazines for Your Reading Pleasure

Indigenous People’s Day

This past Monday, October 8th, the Watertown Free Public Library was closed for a holiday. Millions of people across America call this holiday Columbus Day, in recognition of Christopher Columbus. But there is a growing movement to change both the name of the holiday and its focus to Indigenous People’s Day. Columbus Day, fixed originally… Continue reading Indigenous People’s Day

Emmy Winners to Binge on…

Close cropped photograph of an Emmy award trophy.

Watching great television has become considerably more complex in today’s world of streaming services, and online-only productions. If you don’t subscribe to Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime, you may wonder whether you’ll ever be able to see all of the shows that won awards at Sunday night’s Prime Time Emmy Awards. In many cases,… Continue reading Emmy Winners to Binge on…