Staff picks

A Birds-eye View of Culture via a Novel and a Memoir

China Dolls

Reading fiction and non-fiction by authors who have knowledge or experience of another time or culture can be rewarding.

One Book, One Watertown: It's Time to Read!

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the staff of the Watertown Free Public Library invites the entire community to join us in reading Chris Bohjalian’s novel, The Sandcastle Girls.

New Fiction Authors to Check Out!

If you are a reader that likes to stick with specific authors, ones that you have read before and know you can count on, it might be time to incorporate a few new authors in your reading rotation.

One of the best written cookbooks I have seen!

You know that excitement when you find a new culinary treasure or rediscover an old one?

Read It Again Week: Summer Reading Challenge #1

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

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

Historical Biography – The Peabody Sisters…by Megan Marshall

It is rewarding to read historical biography because it details the life of a person and how he or she was perceived by others.

What would you do?

The Returned

What would you do if your loved ones came back from the dead?

A “novel” way to choose a book

Have you ever been accused of having a fear of commitment? Are you feeling the temptation to spill the beans or suffering from hay fever? Read a book!