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

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

Giving Books for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, the dreaded time when I realize I have to buy a gift for someone but I have no idea what to get them because they already have everything. Maybe it’s because I am a librarian, maybe it’s because I like books, but whatever the reason, I tend to go the… Continue reading Giving Books for the Holidays

Post-Book Blues: My Love/Hate Relationship with a Good Book

Hopefully we all know what it feels like to be completely drawn into a book. The Author has created a world of characters/atmosphere/language that absorbs every moment you spend reading. Unfortunately, that also means that we probably know what it feels like when that book is over and you are kicked out of that world… Continue reading Post-Book Blues: My Love/Hate Relationship with a Good Book

Children’s Books for Spooky Season

Spooky season is upon us! With that crisp, chill, overcast weather and Halloween decorations abounding, what better time to curl up with a spine-chilling read? The Children’s Department has a robust collection of Halloween-themed picture books, and of course we have creepy classics like The Wolves in the Walls, Coraline, and Scary Stories to Tell… Continue reading Children’s Books for Spooky Season

Take Note and Listen Up! Sheet Music at the Watertown Free Public Library

Are you an admirer of Beethoven, Bach, and Brahms? Do you like to jam out with friends to the latest pop hits? Would you like to get started playing piano or guitar, or serenade that special someone with your magical music skills? Well, you are in luck! The Watertown Free Public Library has a collection… Continue reading Take Note and Listen Up! Sheet Music at the Watertown Free Public Library

Latinas Writing for Young Adults—Adults Too!

Recently, while covering in the teen department, a young woman asked for books written by women from Latin America. The timing was perfect, I had been working on creating a display of Latinx authors for the adult department so I already had some titles in mind. What became apparent pretty quickly while searching the catalog… Continue reading Latinas Writing for Young Adults—Adults Too!