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The Space Place

Space Place Partnership

Watertown Library is pleased to announce it's community partnership with NASA's Space Place.

Over 350 museums, planetariums and libraries participate in NASA's Space Place community partner program. Watertown Library patrons can visit monthly displays in the library to keep abreast of NASA's exploration efforts along with a bi-monthly newsletter created exclusively for Community Partners.

the BOOK NOOK

Visit the Book Nook - the library book store

The BOOK NOOK sells a wide assortment of HARDCOVERS and PAPERBACKS, both fiction and non-fiction, all BELOW RETAIL PRICES!

Run and organized by the FRIENDS of the WLA - proceeds benefit the Watertown Library Association.

Don't miss Hardcover Sale Days! The entire months of April, August and December!


What's New @ The Library

Summer Reading Club 2015

Calling all heroes to the SUMMER READING CLUB 2015 - HERO HEADQUARTERS
at the Watertown & Oakville Libraries from the week of July 7, 2015 through the week of August 18, 2015.

Children from 2 to 12 are invited to participate in weekly programs, crafts, and meeting some of our local heroes from the Watertown Fire Department and Guiding Eyes service dogs. There will also be magic, music, stories, science and READING!

Fill out your reading logs to receive chances to win prizes including one of three FireHD 7 Kindles.

*** Kick off program is Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11am at the Watertown Library ***

Watertown Library Schedule:

  • July 8 at 11am - Mr. Magic presents a super hero themed interactive magic show.
  • July 15 at 11am - Visit from the K-9 Unit of the Watertown Police Department.
  • July 22 at 11am - Blue Moon Raptors is coming with some of their rehabilitated birds of prey. We will learn about these magnificent creatures and how we can help to preserve the birds and their environment.
  • July 29 at 11am - ScienceTellers will present a participatory hero themed tale which weaves fantastic science experiments into the telling.
  • August 5 at 11am - the Watertown Fire Department visits.

Oakville Branch Library Schedule:

  • August 4 at 11am - Rocky the Rock Cat comes with treats and to lead some stories.
  • August 13 at 10am - Become your own Hero! Children learn about their inner heros and with the magic of face painting become that unique hero.
  • August 18 at 10am - Guiding Eyes seeing eye dogs come for a visit.

For more information contact the Watertown Library at (860) 945-5360, WtnLib@watertownlibrary.org and the Oakville Branch Library at (860) 945-5368, OakBr@watertownlibrary.org.


Farmers Market

8th ANNUAL FARMERS’ MARKET at the Watertown Library Parking Lot (470 Main Street, Watertown) - 9am to 1pm Saturdays, July 11 through October 10, 2015.

Locally grown produce and grass fed beef, pork, & chicken will be available along with baked goods, flavored vinegars & infused olive oil, relishes, jams, eggs, honey, plants, handcrafted gifts & so much more. The market also features weekly themes as well as visiting artists and musicians.

Don't forget: the Book Nook is also open during market hours. Don't miss Summer Sale Days at the Book Nook. All hard covers half price (unless otherwise marked). The entire month of August.



Friend's Read Together

9th ANNUAL COMMUNITY READ - Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7:00pm at
Walker Hall (50 DeForest Street, Watertown CT).

Announcing the 9th Annual Community Read - Author and Book Signing event - sponsored by the Friend's of the Watertown Library Association.

Featuring: James R. Benn, author of the Billy Boyle World War II Mystery Series

Donantions accepted at the door.


Walk-Ins Are Always Welcome @ The Library

The Watertown Library is pleased to announce an ongoing program that is free and open to the public.

  • Learn how to access and use ICONN - Connecticut's Research Engine
  • Meet our team of professional librarians and get connected!

Information Sessions will be held every Friday between 1pm & 3pm at the main library.

If you know you want to attend:
please call the library at: 860-945-5360 or send an EMAIL to: reference@watertownlibrary.org


Puzzlemania

Adults come join us for PUZZLEMANIA
Tuesdays, 10:00am at the Oakville Branch Library (55 Davis Street, Oakville).
Get together and build jigsaw puzzles. Refreshments and puzzles provided.
Bring a friend or two for some good old fashioned fun!.
Need more more information? Contact the library at (860) 945-5368.


Get In Touch

Watertown Library Association
470 Main Street, Watertown CT 06795
VOICE: 860 945-5360
EMAIL: WtnLib@watertownlibrary.org

Oakville Branch Library
55 Davis Street, Oakville, CT 06779
Voice: (860) 945-5368
EMAIL: OakBr@watertownlibrary.org

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