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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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In this space, we'll be spreading the word about happenings both in the library and in the world of books at large, and sharing books and movies that thrill us, excite us, anger us, or move us!

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