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!

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

My Beloved World

There is no experience that can’t avail something useful, be it only the discipline to manage adversity.

OneRepublic goes Native

OneRepublic Native

OneRepublic’s latest album Native is filled with enthusiastic anthems, melancholic melodies and singable choruses.  The album starts out with a bang with the radio ready Counting Star

The library is a place of mystery...

Physics on the Fringe

The library is a place of mystery…It all started about a year ago.   While walking through the stacks in the non-fiction room, I noticed a stack of three books lying flat at the end of a