The Welcoming House: The Art of Living Graciously

The Welcoming House

This new book by Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith caught my eye, as with the holidays approaching, we tend to think of the home and entertaining family and guests.  Each s

A Combination of My Two Favorite Things


If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you will know that I love mysteries. What you might not know is that I’m also an animal lover.

Building a Community of Readers (Calling all book groups)

Adults Reading

Are you a member of a book group?   We know there are a number of book groups in and around Watertown, and we want to connect with those dedicated readers.    At the WFPL,

Sara Bareilles’ Blessed Unrest

Known best for her Top 40 songs “Love Song”, “King of Anything” and “Uncharted”; songwriter/songstress Sara Bareilles has released Blessed Unrest her first major album release since 2010’s Kaleidoscope Heart.

See the World (or just read about it)

I recently traveled to Barcelona, Spain. I am lucky enough to have a brother who lives there and also runs a study abroad organization, so he is well-versed in all things touristy. He is a terrific travel guide, so I did not need to do much research before I left. Being a librarian, however, I did sneak a peek at some travel guides.

Traveling by Armchair

“ ... You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!”--Oh, the Places You’ll Go! By Dr. Seuss.

A patron was delighted recently to see that we had available, World's Best Travel Experiences : 400 Extraordinary Places/ foreword by Andrew McCarthy, published by National Geographic (2012). This impressive volume is contributed by well-known authors and offers dazzling, oversized, full-color photographs in a wide variety of location categories.

Alphabet Soup

At the Reference Desk, we are often asked for exam preparation books. GED, ASVAB, MTEL, CMA, TOEFL—we hear it all!