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Perkins Braille & Talking Book Library
175 N Beacon St, Watertown, MA 02472
This library, located on the campus of the Perkins School for the Blind, serves the blind and those with impairedMore vision. The library has a wide range of books in braille, large print books and audio books. Videos with audio description are also available. The library has a studio where audio books can be created. Users of the library must first be approved, and must be visually impaired or unable to turn the pages of a book.
Armenian Library and Museum of America
65 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472
The library and museum, which opened in 1971, has the largest collection of Armenian artifacts in the diaspora and isMore the largest ethnic museum in Massachusetts. The museum displays Armenian art and historical pieces in several galleries, and tours are available in English, Armenian and Russian. Rotating exhibits feature a range of topics from contemporary art to ancient artifacts, and the museum averages 14 exhibits annually. The library collections include books, periodicals and oral histories in English and Armenian. The library is open to researchers and the general public.
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472
The brick library building on Main Street dates back to 1884, and in 2006 the expanded facility opened. Two computerMore rooms, one for adults and one for children, are available free of charge. The library has numerous programs, including story time in both English and Spanish, adult book clubs, computer classes and movies. Patrons can also enjoy coffee and a snack at The Cafe. Meeting rooms at the library can be reserved by residents.