Remembering the Presidents

The acclaimed film, “Lincoln” directed by Steven Spielberg, based partly on Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and the upcoming President’s Day holiday may whet your appetite for learning more

The Aviator's Wife

Anne Lindbergh, daughter of Charles and Anne Morrow, was my English teacher for four years.

We just want to be your everything.

There are so many people who visit the Children's Room at the library, but never come upstairs to the Adult Department.   We have patrons who come in every day to use the computers, but n

An apple red as blood...

A poisoned apple, the needle of a spinning wheel, a trail of bread crumbs …

It (sort of) Happened Here

A year or so ago, we had a display of non-fiction books that were about Massachusetts titled: “It happened here.” This display was a great success, so we decided to do a play on that theme this mon

Nostalgic for Watertown?

Patrons sometimes visit the Watertown Public Library to look up a local article or fondly-remembered sports event that was published years ago in a local Watertown newspaper.  Although newspap

New Year's Resolutions

I’m not a believer in New Year’s resolutions, admittedly because I’ve never accomplished one in my life.

Crème Brulee Anyone?

Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brulee:  How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine to America by Thomas J.

We need our libraries and bookstores!

Do you know that there are large publishing companies that refuse to sell any of their e-Books to libraries?  It’s true!   They believe that allowing libraries to loan these items ou

Popular Scandinavian Authors

Ever since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by the unfortunately late Steig Larsson hit the U.S., Scandinavian authors have been HOT.