Spring Forward

While we always look towards “falling back,” it is now our turn to “spring forward!” Wondering what Daylight Saving Time (DST) is really all about? Here are a few reading recommendations to help you get acquainted with everything daylight saving, from its history, to sleep and time. Happy spring! Seize the Daylight: The Curious and… Continue reading Spring Forward

Cozy Cats: Feline Reads to Keep you Warm this Winter

Wistfully stuck inside longing for the dog days of summer? Why not pick up a heartwarming book related to your favorite kitten instead! These picks related to cats are all of my favorites right now for winter reading. I like to curl up, drink tea, cuddle, and read with my two cats, Orpheus and Blue.… Continue reading Cozy Cats: Feline Reads to Keep you Warm this Winter

Books That Stick

Every so often I read a book that resonates with me for reasons I can’t put my finger on. Maybe it was the writing, maybe the story or maybe the setting. After reading these books it is often difficult to dive into another one right away. A couple months ago I read such a book… Continue reading Books That Stick

Tailored to Your Tastes

Did you know that WFPL librarians can provide you with personalized reading recommendations? It’s a little-known service that we’ve offered for years, and it’s as easy as filling out a form on our website. Our librarians are always happy to suggest books in person, but if you can’t get to the library­ – or if… Continue reading Tailored to Your Tastes

What to do now that Game of Thrones has ended?

I have to admit that I haven’t finished watching Game of Thrones—I’m almost done with season six—so there won’t be any spoilers here. What I have liked about G.O.T.: strong female characters, intrigue, the creation of a new world, and, of course, dragons. I know that I will feel somewhat bereft when I finally get… Continue reading What to do now that Game of Thrones has ended?

Other Big Anniversaries

The Watertown Free Public Library isn’t the only one with a historic anniversary this year! There are lots of historic events to commemorate this year. Some of these anniversaries are for events that are joyous or bittersweet, while others are ones to remember rather than celebrate. Here are a handful of children’s and teen books… Continue reading Other Big Anniversaries