Learning Graphic Design at the Library

We value education here at the library, and we acknowledge that people learn in different ways. Traditional education is not for everyone - nor is it affordable for everyone. If you are interested in pursuing a career in graphic design, but are looking for a different way to learn new software or augment your current… Continue reading Learning Graphic Design at the Library

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Books or eBooks? Yes.

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.

Net Neutrality: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

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?

The WFPL MBA

There are more than 1,000 accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs around the world.[1] No, the Watertown Free Public Library isn’t one of them…but we do have plenty of business resources for employees, entrepreneurs, and executives to use throughout the arc of their careers. An aspiring MBA student—let’s call her Jasmin—might use her Watertown library… Continue reading The WFPL MBA

Learning Web Development with Lynda.com – Diane’s Story

In the years 2006 to 2008, I had been considering a career change. I’d been working as a graphic designer in a local university for nearly 20 years, and had taken a course in web design (at a continuing education class at Watertown High School, back in 2002!). Around 2006, it started to turn over… Continue reading Learning Web Development with Lynda.com – Diane’s Story