A Birds-eye View of Culture via a Novel and a Memoir

China Dolls

Reading fiction and non-fiction by authors who have knowledge or experience of another time or culture can be rewarding.

One Book, One Watertown: It's Time to Read!

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the staff of the Watertown Free Public Library invites the entire community to join us in reading Chris Bohjalian’s novel, The Sandcastle Girls.

New Fiction Authors to Check Out!

If you are a reader that likes to stick with specific authors, ones that you have read before and know you can count on, it might be time to incorporate a few new authors in your reading rotation.

Why Word?! Why?!!

Microsoft Word is a very useful tool, but it also has a lot of quirks that drives us nuts.  Here are a few of my favorite tricks to get around Word’s many annoyances:

The Secrets of Life and Death

The Secrets of Life and Death

I have been on a Fantasy/witch/vampire kick in my reading for several months now.

One Hundred and four Horses: A Memoir of Farm and Family, Africa and Exile

One Hundred and Four Horses

In 1992, Mandy and Pat Retzlaff  began  living on River Ranch and  the farmhouse, Crofton, their  farm in Zimbabwe.

What's on your holiday table?

How to Cook a Turkey

This year, for the first time, I have committed myself to only preparing Thanksgiving dishes that have come from library cookbooks.

Music Highlights

Tove Lo makes use of interesting rhythms in her music. In fact the vibe of her single Habits could easily get her pegged as a Lorde wannabe. But don’t be fooled.

Calling All Film Buffs! Be on the Lookout for Criterion Collection Movies!

Are you a film hound, always looking for an undiscovered gem? One way to ensure cinematic excellence is simply to search for the Criterion Collection.