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.

Discover a new mystery

Have you felt that your favorite authors don’t write fast enough to keep you in books?

Where Was Your Great-Grandmother Born?

Many of our great-grandmothers came to this country from other lands.   Some may have lived right here in Watertown.    Maybe you have a famous person in your family’s past

The Joys of Re-Reading

Are you a fan of visiting with friends or family, or spending vacation time in the same place every year?  Then, if you haven’t tried it, you might like to reread a favorite book.  If you

Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books by Wendy Lesser

Readers who appreciate literature, or who would like to increase their knowledge of it would do well to read, Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books by Wendy Lesser.  It is a compa

This is going to sound like a joke, but it’s not.

Two months ago I purchased the book Overwhelmed: Work Love and Play When No One Has the Time for the library.