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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

Solar Eclipse 2017

On August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station – each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event.

If you are watching the eclipse live - Be Smart - Protect Your Eyes



Young Adult Game Time

Young Adult Game Time ( ages 10 and up) at the Watertown Library (map).

Come join others your age for an afternoon of board games. Bring a friend and play an array of games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, Sorry, Trouble, Parchessi, Backgammon, Yahtzee, Uno, and more.

Two Sessions Scheduled:

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 3pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 3pm to 4pm

Contact the Watertown Library at (860) 945-5360 for more information.



Summer Book Sale

Summer Half Price Sale @ the Book Nook.
The entire month of August - all hard covers - 1/2 price (unless otherwise marked)
Stop by the BOOK NOOK - 470 Main Street, Watertown CT 06795
Gift certificates also available.



Holiday Closings

The Watertown Library Association will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017 for Labor Day.



Book Talk & Signing w/ Charles Monagan

Join us on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 7:00pm at the Watertown Library (map) for a book talk and signing with Mr. Charles Monagan, former editor of Connecticut Magazine and Middlebury resident. Mr. Monagan's new edition of "Connecticut Icons" will be published on August 1, 2017.

The talk will include a PowerPoint presentation on the icons and a Connecticut quiz.

Books will be available for sale on the night

For more information contact the Watertown Library at (860) 945-5360.



Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club - Fall 2017 / Spring 2018 - Watertown Library (map) - WEDNESDAYS at 7pm

  • September 20, 2017: Michael Dibbin, Back To Bologna*
  • October 18, 2017: Marcia Muller, Wolf In The Shadows*
  • November 15, 2017: Amanda Cross, Death In A Tenured Position*
  • December 20, 2017: Nicolas Freeling, A Dwarf Kingdom*
  • January 24, 2018: Georges Simenon, any Maigret novel AND Maigret's Memoirs
  • February 21, 2018: Tana French, Faithful Place
  • March 21, 2018: Anne Perry, A Sudden, Fearful Death
  • April 18, 2018: Charles Cumming, A Foreign Country
  • May 16, 2018: Ed McBain, The Frumious Bandersnatch
  • June 20, 2018: Alan Bradley, The Sweetness At The Botton Of The Pie

*copies available



FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB

FRIENDS TUESDAY BOOK CLUB 2017 - 2018 - Watertown Library (map) - TUESDAYS at 2PM (Hosted by Robin Osborn)

  • September 5, 2017: George Orwell, 1984
  • October 3, 2017: Elizabeth Fernea, Guests of the Sheik*
  • November 7, 2017: Chitra Divakaruni, Mistress of Spices*
  • December 5, 2017: Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries*
  • January 9, 2018: Patience Bloom, Romance Is My Day Job
  • February 6, 2018: Bharati Mukherjee, Jasmine*
  • March 6, 2018: David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars*
  • April 3, 2018: Diana Vreeland, Luncheon of the Boating Party(*)
  • May 1, 2018: George Orwell, Downand Out in Paris and London*
  • June 5, 2018: Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

*copies available  /  (*)some copies available



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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