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Chef Memoirs, Biographies, and More!

I am obsessed with cooking shows: Chopped, Master Chef and Iron Chef America are some of my current favorites, but now that I think about it, I used to watch the Frugal Gourmet and some Julia Child

The Browne House and Early Watertown

Ever wonder what life was like and what issues faced the residents of early Watertown in the mid to late 1600s in the relatively young colony of Massachusetts?

Thought Provoking Summer Reading

In the summer I, like many people, tend to focus on light reading. And, I’m usually pretty good at it.

Why Read To Kill a Mockingbird?

This year, the Watertown Free Public Library, in collaboration with The New Repertory Theatre, has selected Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird as our community read for One Book, One Water

One Book, One Watertown

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

Review: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

This was an engrossing read, but it was not what I expected.  With her debut novel Walker has depicted a world uncomfortably familiar to our own.  The book is centered on a young girl and

Review: A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennett Conant

This is a fascinating book, but I felt it was less about Julia and Paul Child than about their friend and OSS (Office of Strategic Services) colleague, Jane Foster.

Hot Summer Days

     A recent evening radio talk show had as its theme, “What would you watch, listen to, or read if you could stay home during these hot summer days?”  Callers suggested c

Cookbooks Galore!

Purchasing cookbooks for the library is the most challenging part of my job. I’ve come to terms with it by acknowledging we all have some responsibilities that we struggle with more than others.

One Book, One Watertown

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.

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