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What do you want Summer Reading to be?

While we are still in the final week of our Adult Summer Reading program – and still have some great programs for you this week – we wanted to take a moment to ask you, our patrons, what you would most like a Summer Reading program for adults to look like. We’re already planning for next year (can you believe it?) and your feedback will help determine what kind of program we create!

Step into Their Shoes

For week #6 (July 28 – August 3), we invite you to Step Into Their Shoes”.  This challenge deals with reading about people from the past as well as the present, to learn about their background

Passport to Summer Fun

Books are the plane, and the train and the road.
They are the destination and the journey.  They are home.

Scientific Notation: Embrace Your Inner Scientist!

Our Adult Summer Reading program is off to a great start, and we're pleased to see people joining the fun!  

Spin-offs Aren't Just for T.V.

I have enjoyed all of the Jane Austen novels that I’ve read, and as I started ordering books and learning the collection here at the library, it amused and surprised me that so many other authors f

Thank you 5K race participants!

On Saturday, June 21, 2014 almost 200 runners of all ages gathered at the Watertown Free Public Library with their friends and families to participate in the first ever WFPL 5k.  We at the lib

Explore Massachusetts: One Step at a Time!

When I relocated to Massachusetts eleven years ago for graduate school I started reading books, fiction and nonfiction, and watching movies that took place here.

Read It Again Week: Summer Reading Challenge #1

Our Adult Summer Reading, “Read It Again” week will take place June 23rd - June 28th.

Summer Reading: It’s Not Just for Kids, Anymore!

The Adult Department is thrilled to announce a Summer Reading program for the grown-ups of Watertown. If you’ve got kids participating in the programs down in the Children’s or Teen Departments, why not challenge them to try to keep up with YOU this summer? No kids? No problem! Come read with us big kids upstairs!

Amazon VS. the Dinosaur

Can anyone compete with Amazon? That’s the question that’s been flying around the publishing world; especially now that Amazon’s contract negotiations with Hachette Book Group have reportedly turned nasty.

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