The Top 7 Reasons You Should be at the WFPL This Thursday Night

Doug Most, Managing Editor of The Boston Globe, reporter, author of The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America’s First Subway, and all-around interesting guy will be here to tell stories and answer questions.

Literary Travel

Travel outside your comfort zone and pick up some books from different countries.

Watertown Free Public Library Children’s Book Award

If you follow children’s books, you’ll know that we’ve just passed through another awards season. There’s one very special award, though, that you may not know about.

Behind the Scenes: This Month's Gallery Exhibition

Learn how the One Book One Watertown gallery exhibition came together through the help of digitized collections.

To read or to sleep …

Books are wonderful things, until you want to go to sleep.

Treasures. Treasures. Treasures.

Another thing librarians have in common is how much fun we have discovering new treasures in the library—things we have had nothing to do with whatsoever.

Get Your Tax Forms at the Library

We have tax forms, instruction booklets, AND tax prep clinics to help you through tax season.

Books at Any Time, Anywhere

The ebook library is the library that's never closed. Whether you're commuting, travelling, or just don't want to carry around a physical book, we've got what you need.

Books (and Movies) for a Long Winter's Nap

I love snow. I found myself feeling deprived all weekend because the blizzard didn't make it to our neck of the woods.

'The Radical King: Martin Luther King, Jr.'

My notice of Dr. King began with his “I Have a Dream” speech that he delivered August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, when I was a high school student.