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
Summer vacation is finally here. While the library offers plenty of fun summer programming for every generation, we also provide you with plenty of museum passes to local museums and parks. With your library card (and some planning), you can visit some of Massachusetts' best attractions for half-price or even free admission—check out our suggestions: For the intrepid outdoor… Continue reading Staycation? Check Out a Museum Pass!
In his 1889 essay, Oscar Wilde penned, “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life,” and I’m a firm believer that bookshelves imitate both. From nonfiction to inform us, fiction to inspire us, and everything else to entertain us, we always find ourselves coming back to books when we need an answer. Between a particularly… Continue reading All the News That’s Fit to Circulate
A descendent of one of Watertown’s early settlers, Solon Whitney was born in Harvard, MA. After spending his youth elsewhere (Seneca Falls, NY; Fall River, MA; Providence, RI), he returned to his ancestral hometown as principal of Watertown High School in 1866. Whitney stayed in that role for only six years before taking up a teaching position… Continue reading Treasures of the WFPL: A Note from Longfellow
This summer, people all over Watertown will be reading one of the most influential and beloved books of the 20th century: To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee’s poignant coming of age story won the Pulitzer Prize in 1960, and the film version won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1962. More than 50 years after… Continue reading One Book, One Watertown 2012: To Kill a Mockingbird