Check it Out: The New WFPL Website

Last week, we were happy to finally launch our newly redesigned website! Here are some of our favorite parts of the makeover: Our website is now ADA compliant. The library serves everyone, so having our website be accessible by as many people as possible was one of our biggest goals. Our website is now in… Continue reading Check it Out: The New WFPL Website


Fight Like a Girl

Female assassins, hunters, cage fighters, unicorn killers. They climb, thieve, hunt, swing swords and make me want to start learning archery in just a few pages. Compiled here are just a few of the amazing books featuring athletic young women who use their physicality to survive.

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?


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 – 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 – Diane’s Story